What's Up in #GENeva this week?

15 October - 21 October 2018


Check the list below to see the events taking place this week in Geneva as well as the job opportunities in the region.

If you missed the launch, last week, of the IPCC Special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, visit the IPCC website to download the report and watch the video of the first-ever climate science and humanitarian dialogue that took place on Friday 12 October at the Palais des Nations.


Please note that the list of events and vacancies provided in our weekly newsletter is non-exhaustive. Stay tuned and follow us also on twitter, Facebook and other social network for additional updates.

Agenda /

The events taking place this week

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

Interactive Discussion on ‘Reducing Economic Losses Caused by Disasters

15 October

Raise awareness of the need to substantially reduce the economic losses caused by disasters. Spotlight efforts to integrate disaster and climate risks into development, trade and financial systems.

Palais des Nations
Room IX

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

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

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 the topics covered.

Palais des Nations

Food Day

16 October

Conflict, extreme weather events linked to climate change, economic slowdown and rapidly increasingoverweight and obesity levels are reversing progress made in the fight against hunger and malnutrition.


Progress and constraints in ending hunger and malnutrition in Small States

16 October

On the occasion of the 38th Observance of World Food Day.

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.



Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region



International Trade Center

Global Plastics Action Partnership


World Economic

Monitoring and Data Analyst

Deadline 15 October

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (through UNOPS)

Green Jobs Research and Policy Analysis

Deadline 16 October

International Labour Organization

Corporate Social

Deadline 16 October

International Labour Organization


Deadline 16 October

Capacity for Disaster
Reduction Initiative

and Communications

Deadline 22 October

International Institute for Sustainable Development

Work Programme Coordinator

Deadline 23 October

Group on Earth Observations Secretariat

Technical Officer
(Climate Change and Health) P4

Deadline 24 October

World Health Organization

de Projet

Deadline 30 October

Ville de Genève