The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) communicated on October 28, 2022 to the Chairman of “vzw Groothertogdom Flandrensis”, that,
After careful evaluation and consideration of the documents and information provided by you, I am pleased to inform you that Flandrensis has received accreditation as an observer to the governing body of the United Nations Environment Programme, renamed the United Nations Environment Assembly, pursuant to General Assembly Resolution 67/251 of 13 March 2013. Your organization will immediately receive an invitation as an observer to all meetings and public sessions of the United Nations Environment Assembly and its subsidiary bodies […]UNEP accreditation
UNEP, established in 1972, is the primary agency which coordinates environmental activities within the United Nations. This accreditation is the main entry point for Major Groups and Stakeholders into the policy dialogue at UNEP. In the process leading up to the UNEP United Nations Environment Assembly sessions, accredited organizations have the opportunity to:
- Participate in the Regional Consultation Meeting to be held in their region in preparation for the Assembly.
- Contribute to the preparation of the Regional Civil Society Statements to UNEP and the Assembly.
- Receive the unpublished working documents of the United Nations Environment Assembly at the same time as the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR).
- Submit written contributions to these unedited working papers to the UN Environment Secretariat for distribution to governments through the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC).
- Participate in public meetings of the PRC, the Assembly and the Global Forum of Major Groups and Stakeholders, a meeting associated with the UN Environment Assembly (including by teleconference or videoconference).
- As an accredited organization, we are expected to submit a report of our activities to UNEP every 4 years from the date of accreditation.
This accreditation is the fruit of almost 10 years of efforts and invites us to increase our activities and efforts for the protection of Antarctica and the environment in the countries where Flandrensians are present. Furthermore, it is an invitation to initiate or continue ecological actions and to join forces with local governments and NGOs to promote the care of our fragile world.
Likewise, this accreditation is a call to encourage people to participate in Flandrensis and the micronational movement to promote the importance of the white continent and protection of mother earth.