In line with the continued health and safety measures being applied in most countries in response to COVID-19, the 61st Council meeting of the GEF and the 31st LDCF/SCCF Council meetings was held virtually with a full agenda.
The Council, the GEF's main governing body, comprises 32 members appointed by constituencies of GEF member countries (14 from developed countries, 16 from developing countries, and two from economies in transition). Council members rotate at different intervals determined by each constituency. The Council, which meets twice annually, develops, adopts and evaluates the operational policies and programs for GEF-financed activities. It also reviews and approves the work program (projects submitted for approval), making decisions by consensus.
30 Years of the GEF
The GEF’s 30th Anniversary is an opportune moment to both celebrate past achievements as well as highlight the challenges ahead.
Follow our digital campaign #ForThePlanet which is taking a deep-dive into the past, present and the future of the GEF, and the issues we work on.
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|GEF/C.61/JointSummary||Joint Summary of the GEF Council Co-Chairs|
|GEF/C.61/02||Annotated Provisional Agenda|
|GEF/C.61/03||The GEF Monitoring Report 2021|
|GEF/C.61/04||UNDP Third Party Review of Compliance with GEF Minimum Fiduciary Standards|
|GEF/C.61/05||The Share of GEF Financing in Agencies' Portfolios|
|GEF/C.61/06||Work Program for GEF Trust Fund|
|GEF/C.61/07||Relations with the Conventions and Other International Institutions|
|GEF/C.61/08||Assessment of the Pilot on Adjusted Co-chairing Arrangements|
|GEF/C.61/09||Note on the Organization of the 7th GEF Assembly|
|GEF/C.61/10||Management Response to Final Report of OPS7: Working Toward a Greener Global Recovery|
|GEF/E/C.61/01||Working Toward a Greener Global Recovery - Executive Summary of the Final Report of OPS7|
|GEF/E/C.61/Inf.01||Working Toward a Greener Global Recovery - Final Report of OPS7|
|GEF/E/C.61/Inf.02||Annual Performance Report 2021|
|GEF/STAP/C.61/Inf.01||Report of the Chair of the STAP to the 61st GEF Council|
|GEF/STAP/C.61/Inf.02||How to Design Circular Economy Projects: A STAP Advisory Document|
|GEF/STAP/C.61/Inf.03||Enabling Elements to Achieve Durable Benefits: A Synthesis of STAP Guidance for GEF Project Investment|
|GEF/STAP/C.61/Inf.04||Understanding South-South Cooperation for Knowledge Exchange|