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Grève du Climat
Genève
 
 
 
 

18 January
 

Grève de l’école pour exiger des actions urgentes en faveur du climat. S’inspirant de la jeune Suédoise Greta Thunberg, qui proteste tous les vendredis devant le Parlement de son pays.

Genève
 

De-Briefing on the Katowice Climate Change Conference
 
 

23 January
10:30-12:30

Delivering on the Paris Agreement Promises: Toward the Adoption of Clear Guidelines. COP 24 dealt with crucial issues affecting the practical implementation of the Paris Agreement.

International Environment
House II 

Nexus Dialogue –
Environment, Peace and Security
Sustainability

 

24 January
13:00-17:00

UN EMG Nexus Dialogues contribute to a common understanding of the integrated goals and targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.
 
 

Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Maison de la Paix - Petal 4

The Unexpected Benefits of Climate Action
 
 
 

25 January
12:30-14:00

We are lagging with climate action proportionate to the challenges at hand. Global peace and security are at stake if we do not limit the global warming to 1.5°C as per the latest IPCC report.

Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Maison de la Paix - Petal 4

Twenty-fourth session
of the UNECE Committee
on Environmental Policy

 
 

29 January - 31 January
 

UNECE work on environmental matters dates back to 1971, with the group of Senior Advisors on environmental issues, leading to the establishment of UNECE Committee on Environmental Policy in 1994.

Palais des Nations
Room XI

Second Session – Team of Specialists on Sustainable Fisheries
 
 

31 January - 1 February
 

This Team promotes, facilitates and supports the implementation of sustainable fisheries standards on a global scale, particularly the Fisheries Language for Universal Exchange.

Palais des Nations
Room IX

Geneva Celebration of the World Wetlands Day
Wetlands: Natural Solution for Reducing Carbon Emissions

31 January
10:00 - 12:00

Highlight the important role of wetlands conservation as a solution for climate action, their significant relevance to global ambition to reduce carbon emissions under the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030.

World Meteorological Organization
 

World Wetlands Day
2019
 
 
 

2 February
 

This Day marks the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar, and aims at raising global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet.

Worldwide
 

Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW)
 
 

4 February - 8 February
 

A free event for professionals working in humanitarian preparedness and response, including governments, donors, UN Agencies, IFRCRC societies, NGOs, academia and the private sector.

International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)

Briefing
on the fourth Session
of the UN Environment Assembly

 

4 February
14:00-17:00

The UN Environment Assembly, the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, is scheduled to take place 11-15 March 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.
 

International Environment
House II

HNPW - Improving humanitarian outcomes by mapping and managing environmental risks
 

6 February
11:00-12:30

Drawing from the experience of field-testing in Zambia, this event will showcase the integration of NEAT+ and MapX and give the opportunity for user consultation and feedback.

International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG) - Room 5

1st World Summit
on Leaving No One
Behind

 
 

7 February - 8 February
 

Human Rights Based Solutions for Access to Water and Sanitation.
 
 
 
 

WIPO
Conference Centre

40th session of the Human Rights Council
 

 
 

25 February - 22 March
 

The Human Rights Council holds three regular sessions a year, for a total of at least ten weeks. They take place in March (four weeks), June (three weeks) and September (three weeks).

Palais des Nations
Room XX

Chemicals
and Waste
Briefing

 
 

26 Feburuary
10:00-12:00

Ahead of the 3rd meeting of the the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management OEWG scheduled to take place on 2-4 April 2019 in Montevideo, Uruguay, and regional preparatory meetings.

International Environment
House II

Geneva Celebration of World Wildlife Day 2019
 
 
 

1 March
9:30-12:30

Focusing on marine species for the first time, the next World Wildlife Day is bound to make a splash.
 
 
 

Palais des Nations
 

World Wildlife Day
2019
 
 
 

3 March
 

Focusing on marine species for the first time, the next World Wildlife Day is bound to make a splash.
 
 
 

Worldwide
 

International Day of Forests 2019
 
 
 

21 March
 

The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. The theme for 2019 is Forests and Education.
 
 

Worldwide
 

2019 Regional Forum
on Sustainable Development
for the UNECE Region
 

21 March - 22 March
 

Giving fresh impetus to sustainable transformation.
 
 
 
 

International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)

World Water Day
2019
 
 
 

22 March
 

This World Water Day, 22nd March, is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.
 
 

Worldwide
 

World Meteorological Day
2019
 
  

23 March
 

Showcases the essential contribution of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to the safety and wellbeing of society and is celebrated with activities around the world.

Worldwide
 

96th Meeting
of the IUCN Council

 
 
 

28 March - 31 March
 

The IUCN Council is the principal governing body of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, in between sessions of the World Conservation Congress.

Gland
 

Chemicals
and Waste
Briefing

 
 

16 April
10:00-12:00

Ahead of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions.
 
 

International Environment
House II

International
Mother Earth Day
2019
 
 

22 April
 

This Day recognizes a collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations.

Worldwide
 

Meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

29 April - 10 May
 

14th meeting of the COP to the Basel Convention, 9th meeting of the COP to the Rotterdam Convention and 9th meeting of the COP to the Stockholm Convention will convene back-to-back.

International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)

World
Tuna Day
2019
 
 

2 May
 

We observe World Tuna Day to highlight the importance of sustainably managed fish stocks in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
 

Worldwide
 

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019
 
 

13 May - 17 May
 

The 2019 meeting of the biennial Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) will discuss the 2019 edition of the Global Assessment Report on DRR.
 

Geneva
 

Walk the Talk:
The Health for All
Challenge 2019

 
 

19 May
 

WHO and partners are looking forward to engage the local and international communities in Geneva, and participants at the 72nd World Health Assembly to participate in the event.

Geneva
 

World
Bee Day
2019
 
 

20 May
 

Bees are one of the major pollinators, ensuring food security, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity, contributing to the mitigation of climate change and environmental conservation. 

Worldwide
 

Seventy-second World Health Assembly
 
 
 

20 May - 28 May
 

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board.

World Health Organization
 

International Day for Biological Diversity
2019
 
 

22 May
 

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
 

Worldwide
 

World
Bicycle Day
2019
 
 

3 June
 

Aknowledging uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, a simple, affordable, clean and environmentally sustainable means of transportation, fostering environment and health.

Worldwide
 

Eighteenth World Meteorological Congress
 
 
 

3 June - 14 June
 

The Eighteenth World Meteorological Congress (Cg-18) will be held from 3 to 14 June 2019 at the International Conference Centre of Geneva, Saturday 15 June 2019 is reserved for any outstanding items.

International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG)

World
Environment Day
2019
 
 

5 June
 

Millions of people have taken part over the years, helping drive change in our consumption habits, as well as in national and international environmental policy.
 

Worldwide
 

57th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
 

24 June - 28 June
 

The Standing Committee of the Ramsar Convention oversees Convention affairs and the activities of the Secretariat. It represents the Conference of the Contracting Parties between its yearly meetings.

Gland
 

Chemicals
and Waste
Briefing

 
 

10 September
10:00-12:00

Ahead of the third meeting of the conferences of the Parties to the Minamata convention on Mercury.
 
 
 

International Environment
House II

15th Annual General Meeting of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals

7 October - 11 October
 

Best practices in environmental and social impact assessments and permitting for large-scale mining, and strategic environmental assessments for artisanal & small- scale mining among topics covered.

Geneva
 

96th Meeting
of the IUCN Council

 
 
 

17 October - 20 October
 

The IUCN Council is the principal governing body of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, in between sessions of the World Conservation Congress.

Gland
 

World Resources Forum 2019
 
 
 

22 October - 24 October
 

Anchoring Sustainable and Efficient Resource Management.
 
 
 
 

International Conference
Centre in Geneva (CICG)

Third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury
 

25 November - 29 November
 

At its 2nd meeting, the COP called for intersessional work to be carried out, and invited submissions from Parties and interested stakeholders on a number of issues to be considered further at COP3.

International Conference
Centre in Geneva
(CICG)

Past GEN Events /

The past GEN events

2018

Plastic
in the Mountains
(International
Mountain Day)
 

11 December

This will provide a platform to discuss how the international and local communities are addressing the problem of plastic pollution, with a particular focus on mountain areas.

International Environment House
Room 3

Investing in forests:
the man who stopped the desert and the forest maker

 

27 November

Discussion with
Yacouba Sawadogo and
Tony Rinaudo,
Right Livelihood
Award Laureates 2018.
 

International Environment House I
Room 3

Human Rights
& Climate Change
Briefing on
UNFCCC COP24

 

26 November

Delivering on the Paris Agreement Promises: Toward the Adoption of Clear Guidelines. COP 24 will deal with crucial issues affecting the practical implementation of the Paris Agreement.

International Environment House I
Room 3

An evidenced-based approach to resilient, sustainable infrastructure: tools and experiences

15 November

A lecture talk by Steven Crosskey (UNOPS) & Scott Thacker (UNOPS).
 
 
 
 

International Environment
House II

Chemicals
and Waste
Briefing
 
 
 

5 November

Ahead of Second Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
 
 
 

International
Environment House II

Briefing on CITES 70th meeting of the Standing Committee
 
 

21 September

On issues that will be addressed by the 183 Parties to CITES at the 70th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee (SC70).
 
 

International Environment
House II

Infrastructure Innovations as Solutions to Environmental Challenges
 

5 September

A lecture talk by Professor Spiro Pollalis Director of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure, Harvard University.
 
 

International Environment
House I

Policy Paper
Launch:
Digital Dangers

 
 

19 July

The Global Initiative’s new project on cyber wildlife crime “Digital Dangers”* aims to address the rising use of digital platforms to advertise, purchase and create new markets for illegal wildlife products.

International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)

IPCC
30th Anniversary
Swiss
Celebration

 

29 June

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018.
 

World Meteorological
Organization

Chemicals
and Waste
Briefing

 
 

12 June

Ahead of the meetings of the main subsidiary bodies under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.
 
 

International Environment
House II

World Environment
Day
Quiz 2018

 
 

7 June

6th edition
as part of the World Environment Day celebrations in Geneva.
 
 
 

Pickwick's Pub
Rue de Lausanne 80

High-level discussion on the Global Pact for the Environment
 
 

9 March

The adoption of a Global Pact for the environment will require open and inclusive dialogue with all States and interested stakeholders. As the highest authority on environment in UN system, UNEP will have an important role to play.

International Environment
House II

Celebrating 25 years of CBD and its aim to tackle the increasing global biodiversity crisis
 

2 March

High-level discussion on the occasion of World Wildlife Day.
 
 
 
 
 

International Environment
House II

Chemicals
  and Waste
Briefing

 
 

26 February

Ahead of Second meeting of the Intersessional Process for considering SAICM and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020.
 
 

International
Environment House II

 

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