The Fifth GEF Assembly and Associated Meetings was hosted by the Government of Mexico in Cancun the week of May 25, 2014.
The Assembly is the only governing body of the GEF in which representatives of all 183 member countries meet every three to four years, and is responsible for reviewing and evaluating the GEF’s general policies, the operation of the GEF, and its membership. The Assembly is also responsible for considering and approving proposed amendments to the Instrument.
The Assembly combined plenary and high-level panels, exhibits, side events and GEF project site visits.
Prominent environmentalists, parliamentarians, business leaders, scientists, and NGO leaders discussed global environmental challenges within the context of sustainable development and other international development goals.
The GEF was extremely pleased to be hosting the Assembly in Mexico. This not only enabled the GEF to showcase the progress of global environmental activities in the region, but also provided an opportunity for delegates to visit some of the successful GEF projects in Mexico.