Events / Événements

Upcoming events in the region

Find here information on environment-related events taking place in the region. Recommend your event using our online form.

ÉvÉnements À venir

Retrouvez ici les événements en lien avec l'environnment qui auront lieu dans la région. Recommandez votre événement en utilisant notre formulaire en ligne.

will we go?


1 October - 18 October

Vivid visual coverage
of the effects of climate change by Kadir van Lohuizen, who captured the global consequences of rising sea levels, affecting places where people live.

Palais des Nations
Bar Serpent

Week of Peoples Mobilisation #BindingTreaty

13 October-20 October

Coincides with
the 4th Session of the OEWG mandated to develop a UN Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and other business enterprises with respect to Human Rights.

Various venues around Geneva

OEWG on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

15 October - 19 October

Will discuss the zero draft “legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises”.

Palais des Nations
Room XX

Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) 2018 Annual General Meeting

15 October - 19 October

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

Palais des Nations

Les HÉrauts
du climat


17 October

Un spectacle 2000W
+ un repas bas carbone
= un élan pour le climat !


International lead poisoning prevention week of action

21 October - 27 October

Paint containing lead additives poses risks to health from poisoning and environmental contamination.


Nature’s contribution to the 2030 Agenda

22 October

IUCN 70th Anniversary

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix

Espoo Convention


22 October - 23 October

The Convention sets out the obligations of Parties to assess the environmental impact of certain activities at an early stage of planning.

Palais des Nations

UN EMG Nexus Dialogue - Greening with Jobs: A Just Transition to Sustainability

23 October

Foster support by both public and private stakeholders for social justice in the fight for environmental sustainability.


Social Good Summit Geneva

23 October

Bringing together high-level decision makers to forge partnerships for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Credit Suisse Forum Genève

Accelerate 2030
SDG Factory

24 October

“Unlikely allies for the SDGs” - Bringing together key players and innovators to explore how we can successfully scale entrepreneurial solutions for a sustainable future.

Impact Hub Geneva

When Art meets Science
Pollution Pods
by Michael Pinsky

29 October - 2 November

air pollution of
five global cities in the world.

Place des Nations

Adaptation Committee: Fostering engagement of the agri-food sector in resilience to climate change
by Michael Pinsky

29 October - 31 October

The agri-food sector and its global supply chains stand at the forefront of climate change.


Innovating for the Future of Energy

29 October

WIPO and CIES present The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018, and welcome you to a panel discussion on the future of energy innovation.

Maison de la paix
Auditorium Ivan Pictet

WHO’s First Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health

30 October - 1 November

Improving air quality,
combatting climate change
– saving lives.

WHO Headquarters

Cities Day

31 October

Building Sustainable
and Resilient Cities.


BreatheLife Concert for a Healthy People – Healthy Planet

31 October
20:30 - 22:00

Free public concert featuring Grammy® Winner & United Nations Humanitarian Artist Ricky Kej.

Palais des Nations
Assembly Hall

New dynamics for climate action

1 November

Talk with Professor Matthew Hoffmann proposition a way to reorient thinking on the global response to climate change, focusing specifically on decarbonization goals.

Maison de la paix
Auditorium Ivan Pictet

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

Geneva Peace Week

5 November - 9 November

Emphasizes the urgency of finding peaceful solutions for the growing risks of violent conflict, building on the lessons from history and the needs for future peacebuilding practice.

Various places around Geneva

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

6 November

There can be no durable peace if the natural resources that sustain livelihoods and ecosystems are destroyed.


Swiss Nobel laureate Jacques Dubochet : Reversing global warming

13 November
17:30 - 18:45

Talk, followed by presentations and discussion about solutions and actions we can all take not just to slow down global warming, but to reverse it.

Ecole Internationale de Geneve,
La Châtaigneraiee - Founex

Forum International de la Mobilité Durable

15 November - 16 November

Repenser la mobilité de demain.

Annemasse -

World toilet day

19 November

World Toilet Day 2018 is about toilets and nature.


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

19 November - 23 November

Meeting documents will be published below as they become available.

International Conference Centre in Geneva

40 years of transboundary governance of the Geneva Aquifer "nappe du Genevois"

29 November

Seminar on the various stakes related to the transboundary governance of a natural resource.

SSIG - Forum Louis Ducor
chemin du Château-Bloch 2


5 December

Be the Solution to Soil Pollution campaign.


4th Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance

7 December

Providing a platform to explore “Emerging Trends in Sustainable Finance.

International Conference Centre in Geneva

Mountain Day

11 December

”#MountainsMatter” is the theme chosen for this year’s celebration.


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

2019 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region

21 March - 22 March

Giving fresh impetus to sustainable transformation.


International Conference Centre Geneva

Past GEN Events /

The past GEN events

Briefing on CITES 70th meeting of the Standing Committee

21 September


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

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