Assembly and Associated Meetings

June 23, 2018

Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP)  Meeting

Everyone is welcome to attend the STAP Meeting. The event provides an opportunity to learn more and discuss some of the STAP papers for the Assembly, which include:

  • The science of integrated approaches
  • Environmental security
  • Circular economy and sustainable food
  • Circular economy and plastics
  • Novel entities
  • Innovation


Constituency Meetings

The meetings provide an opportunity to share information, views and obtain feedback from members of the constituency on issues related to the Council’s agenda and beyond. The meeting also aims to review country and constituency coordination issues, to enhance communication and outreach efforts, to decide upon constituency governance issues, such as the order in which countries will assume Council Member and Alternate seats (rotation agreements), participation in replenishment process and discuss implementation of the GEF projects and share lessons learned. Click here for the list of constituency meetings.

June 24-25, 2018

54th GEF Council Meeting

The 54th GEF Council Meeting will be held from Sunday, June 24 to Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Click here for additional information.

June 26, 2018

24th LDCF/SCCF Council Meeting

The 24th LDCF/SCCF Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Click here for additional information.

CSOs Forum

This year the Forum's overarching theme is "Partnerships for Transformative Change: Civil Society’s Contribution to Transforming Systems to Safeguard the Future of Our Planet." The Civil Society Forum is a unique opportunity to highlight the crucial role that civil society plays in positively influencing the future of the global environment and contributing to the implementation of the Programming and Policy Directions of GEF-7. In addition to the Forum, there will be a range of activities during the Assembly where civil society and Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLC) will be actively engaged, including exhibitions, side events and visits to GEF projects in Vietnam. Click here for more information.


June 27-28, 2018

Sixth GEF Assembly

Held every four years, the Assembly is the GEF’s highest governing body and gathers representatives of all its 183-member countries, implementing agencies, conventions, civil society organizations and indigenous peoples, academia, and business leaders to celebrate past achievements and the launch of its seventh replenishment cycle (GEF-7). The event is a rare chance to share knowledge, ideas and solutions to some of the world’s most  pressing environmental issues. Click here for more information.


Media Contacts

Mr.Robert Bisset
Head of Communication
+1 202 458 5191
Ms. Patrizia Cocca
Communications Officer
+1 202 458 0234

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