UN observance | CR-11, United Nations Headquarters, New York | 1:15–2:30 p.m. EST
UN-Habitat and UNEP observe Zero Waste Day alongside the Office of the President of the General Assembly and the Republic of Türkiye. The observance includes a moderated session featuring remarks from UN leaders and a keynote session from the Republic of Türkiye.
UNGA high-level meeting | General Assembly Hall, United Nations Headquarters, New York | 10 a.m. to 3 pm EST
The President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) convenes a high-level meeting to provide Member States and stakeholders a platform to exchange experiences and success stories in solid waste management, including zero-waste initiatives.
- First letter from the President of the General Assembly
- Second letter from the President of the General Assembly
UNEP/UN-Habitat observance | UN Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EAT
UNEP and UN-Habitat jointly host a moderated session to discuss the importance of Zero Waste Day and the benefits of zero waste. The observance is convened by the Governments of Kenya and Türkiye. Observance includes participation from government representatives, UN experts and representatives from various stakeholder groups.
UNEP/UN-Habitat Asia Pacific observance | UN Conference Center, Urban Engagement Space, Bangkok, Thailand | 9:45–11:30 a.m. ICT
UNEP, UN-Habitat and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) host a fireside chat during the 10th Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development. Sessions cover food waste, greening the blue, the informal sector and waste management. A field visit to Chula Zero Waste Initiative at Chulalongkorn University follows the closing session.
Geneva Environment Network conference | Online | 1–2:30 p.m. CEST
The UNEP-coordinated Geneva Environment Network hosts an online conference, in collaboration with UN-Habitat, featuring 10 speakers from across the UN system, environmental organizations, academia and governments. It celebrates the steps taken by actors in Geneva and beyond to move forward the zero-waste agenda.