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On Monday the 4th of April we will host a consultation for Women, Youth and People with Disabilities in Mutare. The event will also be livestreamed and can be viewed on this page! 


Stockholm +50

National Consultations in Zimbabwe
Women, Youth and People with disabilities


What is Stockholm+50?
On the 2nd and 3rd June 2022, a crucial international environmental meeting will be held in Stockholm, Sweden. Anchored in the Decade of Action, under the theme “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity,” this meeting will follow months of consultations and discussions with individuals, communities, organisations and governments around the world.

Stockholm+50 will commemorate the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Environment and celebrate 50 years of global environmental action. By recognizing the importance of working together in tackling the Earth’s triple crisis – climate, nature, and pollution – the event aims to accelerate the implementation of the UN Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, including the 2030 Agenda, Paris Agreement on climate change, the post-2020 global Biodiversity Framework, and encourage the adoption of environmentally friendly post-COVID-19 recovery plans.

What is the role of national consultations?

The national consultations in Zimbabwe were launched on the 14th of March in Harare. The objective of the Zimbabwe national consultations is to stimulate an inclusive whole-of-society and whole-of-government dialogue on the main themes of Stockhom+50 as they relate to the national context. These consultations provide a platform for ideas, insights, and innovation. We want all who can to join our hybrid consultations, the online discussions and take part in our youth showcase. 

There are three main themes that will be discussed in all of the national consultations;
Accelerating the implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable 

Achieving a sustainable and inclusive recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

Reflecting on the urgent need for actions to achieve a healthy planet and prosperity of all

The importance of women, youth and Persons with Disabilities
This specific consultation is the first of three. It will physically take place in Mutare and it focuses on Women, Youth and People with Disabilities. The focus of the consultations has been chosen to ensure that national and global debates consider the views of all stakeholders. The Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities consultation will act as a platform to amplify the voices of these groups, that are often still marginalised and underrepresented in dialogue and discussion.

In addition, we also want to use this consultation as an opportunity to highlight our children’s consultation. We have launched a competition where Zimbabwean children under the age of 18 have been invited to share their views and thoughts through essays and art on chosen topics adjacent to the theme of the conference.
 

 


Should you have any questions, feel free to reach out to emelie.isaksen@undp.org 

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