The South Asian Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) participated in the third session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-3), a crucial initiative aimed at developing an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, with a specific focus on its impact on marine environments. The event, opened by H.E. Dr. William Samoei Ruto, C.G.H., President of the Republic of Kenya, took place on Monday, 13 November 2023.
As an organization committed to fostering regional cooperation for the protection and enhancement of the environment in South Asia, SACEP's involvement in INC-3 underscores its dedication to addressing global environmental challenges. The opening remarks by Ms. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, set the stage for meaningful discussions and collaborative efforts to combat the pressing issue of plastic pollution.