The International Alliance of Waste Pickers is a networking process supported by WIEGO, among thousands of waste picker organizations with groups in more than 32 countries covering mainly Latin America, Asia and Africa.
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UNEA 5. UN Environment Assembly in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya, 28 February – 2 March 2022


Fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) in Kenya.

The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers will be participating in the Fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5).

Read our declaration Call for Recognition of Waste-pickers in International Legally Binding Instrument on Plastics Pollution:

This session of UNEA is an opportunity for Member States and Stakeholders to share best practices for sustainability and create momentum for governments to build back better through green and sustainable recovery plans, following the COVID-19 pandemic. Substantive matters that require in-depth negotiations, including a Ministerial Declaration under the UNEA-5 theme “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”, were deferred to a resumed in-person session of UNEA-5 which will take place on 28 February – 2 March 2022 (UNEA-5.2).

For the past three years, the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers has been undertaking an extensive process to collectively develop recommendations for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) that integrates waste pickers.

What are we doing at UNEA?

Our delegation

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