07 March 2022, Ramallah, State of Palestine - The Environment Quality Authority in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP/PAPP) and the Center of Development Studies at Birzeit University announced the launch of the Palestinian national consultations  on 17 March 2022 ahead of the upcoming Stockholm+50 Conference to be held in Sweden on 02 and 03 of June 2022.

The Stockholm +50 conference, themed “a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity”, will mark five decades since the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment.

Several consultation workshops will be organized by the Environment Quality Authority throughout the West Bank and Gaza, bringing together the government, private sector, civil society, NGOs, technical experts, youth, women, persons with disabilities and other key stakeholders, to reflect on the urgent need for actions to protect Palestinian natural resources. These consultations will be organized in partnership with UNDP and the General Consulate of Sweden as well as other international stakeholders.

The national consultations will be in line with the global theme and will address the environmental dimension of sustainable development to accelerate the implementation of commitments in the context of the Decade of Action and delivery of sustainable development, including a sustainable and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The outcomes of these consultation efforts will be consolidated in a national consultation report that will be presented at the Stockholm+50 Conference in Sweden on the second and third of June 2022.

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