UNGA Agrees Membership of SCP Board

United Nations16 September 2013: The 67th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has agreed on the membership of the Board of the 10-year framework on programmes (10YFP) on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns. The decision lists the regional nominations for ten board members. Decision A/67/L.81, adopted on 16 September, stipulates that members will serve for two years.

The membership of the Board, as nominated by the five regional groups of the UN, is comprised of: Tanzania; South Africa; Japan/Republic of Korea; Bangladesh/Indonesia; Romania; the Russian Federation; Chile; Mexico; Finland/Germany; and Switzerland.

In a letter circulating the draft decision to Member States on 12 September, UNGA President Vuk Jeremic notes that the agreement is the result of intensive consultations with regional groups.

The decision requests that the board convene its first meeting no later than October 2013. [Draft Decision A/67/L.81] [Letter of UNGA President Circulating Draft Decision]