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The Sixth GEF Assembly and Associated Meetings took place at the Furama International Conference Center in Da Nang, Viet Nam, from June 23-29, 2018.

The GEF Assembly is the governing body of the GEF and is composed of all 183 member countries. It meets every four years at the ministerial level to: review general policies; review and evaluate the GEF’s operation based on reports submitted to Council; review the membership of the Facility; and consider, for approval by consensus, amendments to the Instrument for the Establishment of the Restructured Global Environment Facility on the basis of recommendations by the Council. Read More

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Nguyen Xuan Phuc

Prime Minister, Vietnam
Plenary Assembly

Hilda Heine

President, Marshall Islands
Plenary Assembly

David Arthur Granger

President, Guyana

Michelle Bachelet

Former President, Chile
Plenary Assembly

H.E. José María Figueres

Former President, Costa Rica

Paul Polman

CEO, Unilever
Plenary Assembly

Sunny Verghese

Co-Founder & Group CEO, Olam International
Plenary Assembly

Gonzalo Muñoz Abogabir

CEO, TriCiclos

Rosina Bierbaum

Chair, GEF Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP)
Plenary Assembly

Suma Chakrabarti

President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Plenary Assembly

Avecita Chicchón

Program Director, Andes-Amazon, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma

Special Envoy of the President of Burkina Faso, Resource Mobilisation for SDG's and Climate Change, Burkina Faso

Anna-Karin Jatfors

Regional Director, UN Women- Asia & Pacific

LI Yong

Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Takehiko Nakao

President, Asian Development Bank
Plenary Assembly

Raymond Ndomba Ngoye

Executive Secretary, COMIFAC

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Co-Chair, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate
Plenary Assembly

Cristiana Paşca Palmer

Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Plenary Assembly

Jan Piotrowski

Environment correspondent, The Economist

Johan Rockström

Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre
Plenary Assembly

Maimunah Mohd Sharif

Executive Director, UN Habitat

Erik Solheim

Executive Director, UN Environment
Plenary Assembly

Andrew Steer

President and CEO, World Resources Institute (WRI)
Plenary Assembly

Achim Steiner

Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Plenary Assembly

Lida Tan

Vice President, Global Business Development, ESD China Ltd.

Peter Thomson

Special Envoy for the Ocean, United Nations

Axel van Trotsenburg

Vice President, Development Finance, World Bank

Dominic Waughray

Director of Partnerships, World Economic Forum

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About Viet Nam

Discover Viet Nam

Viet Nam is blessed with a pleasant climate, stunning landscapes ranging from mountains to river basins, dense forests, vast tracts of emerald green rice fields and an unbroken coastline stretching 3000 kilometers. When preparing for your trip, here is what you need to know.



Assembly Venue

Furama Resort, Da Nang – Ariyana Conference Center Address: 105 Võ Nguyên Giáp, Khuê Mỹ, Ngũ Hành Sơn, Đà Nẵng

84-236-3847 333/888




GEF in Viet Nam

Viet Nam has been a participant country since 1994. Since then the GEF has been involved in 103 projects providing $ 480.55 million dollars in GEF grants and up to $ 4.87 billion dollars in additional co-financing. Among the 103 projects, 56 are national and 47 regional and/or global. Viet Nam is a member of a constituency comprised of Cambodia, Korea DPR, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam.

Over the next four years, the GEF will focus its operations to help tackle the underlying drivers of environmental degradation and catalyze systems change.

To enable the GEF partnership to deliver on these strategic goals, the GEF has been modernizing its systems, updating its policies, streamlining approaches to monitor progress and measure impact, enhancing knowledge sharing and learning activities.

In a series of side events at the Sixth GEF Assembly, the Secretariat will present some of the GEF’s new features that will help deliver the GEF-7 programming strategy, enhance transparency and openness, and achieve greater results. The events will also help the audience understand how to successfully implement some of the new GEF-7 policies and methodologies.

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