20 May - 26 May 2019
World Bee Day, observed on 20 May, draws attention to the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people and the planet healthy. It provides an opportunity for governments, organizations, civil society and concerned citizens everywhere to promote actions that will protect and enhance pollinators and their habitats, improve their abundance and diversity, and support the sustainable development of beekeeping.
UN Geneva is celebrating the Day with activities proposed around the Ariana Park apiary. See details below.
Have a look at the new SAICM publication on Pollinators and Pesticides - Keeping our bees safe, released today by UN Environment Chemicals & Health Branch.
Earlier this month, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released its Global Assessment, warning that nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely.
To celebrate biodiversity, local authorities and local associations are proposing various event this week. See details below.
#IDB2019 #BiodiversityDay #BiodiversityIsFood #BiodiversityIsHealth
During the last Fridays for Future global climate strike on 15 March 2019, more than 1,6 million young people in 2,069 cites of 125 countries across world went on strike to draw attention to the climate crisis we're facing. A global strike is again taking place this Friday around the globe, including in Geneva. See details below.
#FridaysForFuture #FFF #climatestrike
The World Health Assembly is convening in Geneva from 20 to 28 May. The Assembly will take on a wide range of topics in a short time, including environment and health. The WHO draft global strategy on health, environment, and climate change, A72/15, and a draft action plan, A72/16, for small island developing states particularly vulnerable to climate change, are on the agenda. #WHA72
Check the list below to see what is on the agenda this week and the job opportunities in the region.
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Various events will take the first week of June to celebrate World Environment Day in Geneva, among these:
You can start registering your team for the 7th edition of the World Environment Day Quiz. IUCN & France will bring back the prestigious trophy!
Videos and documents of past GEN events are available online.
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The events taking place this week
The Group works on the ICT related environmental aspects of electromagnetic phenomena, ewaste and climate change, human exposure to electromagnetic fields, and energy efficiency.
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
Bees are one of the major pollinators, ensuring food security, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity, contributing to the mitigation of climate change and environmental conservation.
Pascal Crétard, Société genevoise d’apiculture president, in charge of the Ariana Park apiary, will explain the profession, how a beehive works, and the important role bees play in the ecosystems equilibrium.
Palais des Nations
A platform to present the work carried out by ITU-T Study Group 5 on Environment, Climate Change and Circular Economy on standards to address soft errors measures affecting communication devices.
The World Forum, hosted at UNECE, incorporates into its regulatory framework the technological innovations of vehicles to make them safer and more environmentally sound.
Palais des Nations
The Working Group on Strategies and Review is the principal negotiating body for the Convention. It assists the Executive Body in policy-oriented matters.
Palais des Nations
The Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection is an advisory body, advising the UN system on the scientific aspects of marine environmental protection.
Informal dialogue designed to provide negotiators with an opportunity to discuss, in a non-negotiating setting and with the input of experts, the options for a fisheries subsidies agreement.
Rue de Varembé 13
A film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries & farms, and more.
Rue de la vallée 3
This year’s Day for Biological Diversity focuses on biodiversity as the foundation for our food and health and as a key catalyst to transforming food systems and improving human well-being.
WMO Secretary-General briefing session for representatives of Permanent Missions at the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva.
S'inscrit dans la continuité de « Plantes et Spiritualités ». Elle abordera les rapports fascinants et cachés qu'entretient l'homme avec les symboles et les sentiments liés au monde végétal.
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques
L'association des Professionnelles En Environnement ffu-pee fête ses 30 ans, et a décidé de se concentrer sur son thème central - les femmes dans l'environnement - lors de son débat-conférence annuel.
Née en France en 2007 à l'initiative du magazine Terre Sauvage et de l'UICN. En 2011, La Salamandre exporte le concept en Suisse. Fin 2013, l'Association de la Fête de la Nature a repris la main.
Mobilisation d'ampleur nationale et auto-organisée. Partie des élèves de secondaire, des gymnases et des quelques universités, appelle maintenant l'intégralité de la population suisse à se mobiliser.
Lynda Collins, Professor at the University of Ottawa (Common Law section) will deliver a guest lecture on the past, present and future of environmental rights.
Auditorium Jacques Freymond