In recent years, environmental migration questions have increasingly featured in global environmental and climate change policy discussions, notably under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in previous United Nations Environmental Assemblies, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. As policy discussions intensify on a topic seen as a key challenge of today and tomorrow’s global governance, this event will give to the participants of the UN Environment Assembly the opportunities to discuss the current evidence on the poverty, natural resources management and migration nexus, global governance of environmental migration and reflections on concrete solutions.
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Organizers and Partners:
Permanent Mission of Morocco
International Organization for Migration
Opening remarks from M. Satya S. Tripathi, Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme.
Moderation of the panel discussion: Dr. Mokhtar GHAMBOU, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to UNEP/UN- Habitat in Kenya
Dr. Nezha El Ouafi, Minister of Environment of the Kingdom of Morocco
Mr. Nazir Soobrattty, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development.
Ms. Mami Mizutori, Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the SecretaryGeneral for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
M. Satya S. Tripathi, Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme.
Dr. Riad Balaghi, Representative of the initiative for the Adaptation of African Agriculture (AAA)
Ms. Alice Kimani, Regional Liaison Policy Officer, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Lisa Lim Ah Ken, IOM MECC Regional Thematic Specialist: firstname.lastname@example.org
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