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4 January 2013

UNEP launches online survey with Major Groups and other Stakeholders – Deadline extended to 9 January 2013

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is currently undertaking an online survey with Major Groups and other Stakeholders (MGS) in order to collect feedback on UNEP’s current engagement system and inputs on new models of participation that can respond to the needs of all stakeholders.

The objectives of the survey are to:
i) Map out the gaps in UNEP’s current engagement systems;
ii) Document cases of best/good practices within other multilateral organizations;
iii) Identify potential avenues for engagement and new models of participation.

The outcomes of the survey will inform UNEP’s response to the implementation of the Rio+20 Outcome Document and the related General Assembly decision.

The survey provides a number of multiple choice and open-ended questions related to stakeholder engagement. The survey takes approximately 25 minutes to fill out. Please note that it is required to indicate whether you are contributing on behalf of an organization or in your individual capacity.

The deadline of the survey has been extended to 9 January 2013. Interested organizations and networks, including those who do not yet engage with UNEP, are invited to participate in the consultation here:

The survey is also available into French and Spanish on the following links:


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