The UN Environment Program (UNEP) is the United Nations authority dedicated to protecting the environment through policy cooperation and issue advocacy. UNEP serves as an proponent for the global environment and promotes the implementation of policies that improve the quality of life for nations and peoples without compromising that of future generations.  In this committee, we will be discussing topics such as food waste in landfills, microplastic pollution, and the illicit trade of endangered species. We hope that delegates from MUNCH XIX will gain a deeper understanding of the complexity of these issues and seek to create policy that encourages partnership in caring for the environment. We look forward to meeting you all in February!