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The Secretariat of Governing Bodies (SGB) is responsible for supporting the governing bodies of UNEP, which consists of the United Nations Environment Assembly (formerly the Governing Council) and its subsidiary inter-sessional body, the open-ended Committee of Permanent Representatives. SGB organizes and services all meetings of the governing bodies.

SGB also provides the main channel of communication with Governments and works closely with other UNEP divisions and regional offices to provide timely information on the programme and activities of UNEP in support of Governments. SGB coordinates UNEP’s relations with the Permanent Missions to UNEP, Ministries of Environment and other relevant authorities.

For additional information, please contact:

  • Mr. Jiri Hlavacek, Secretary of Governing Bodies <>
  • Ms. Toshiko Ohga, Liaison Officer <>
  • Ms. Hyun Sung, Programme Officer <>

Secretariat of Governing Bodies