Environment:
What's Up in #GENeva this week?


27 May - 2 June 2019
 
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72nd annual World Health Assembly

The World Health Assembly continues this week in Geneva.

Last week, Member States agreed a new global strategy on health, environment and climate change: the transformation needed to improve lives and well-being sustainably through healthy environments. The strategy provides a vision and way forward on how the world and its health community need to respond to environmental health risks and challenges until 2030.

The assembly also agreed a plan of action on climate change and health in small island developing States. The plan has four strategic lines of action: empowerment (supporting health leadership in small island developing States); evidence (building the business case for investment); implementation (preparedness for climate risks, adaptation and health-promoting mitigation policies); resources (facilitating access to climate and health finance). 

#WHA72

 

Greening with Sustainable Procurement

Monday 27 May we will be discussing Sustainable Procurement as a tool to accelerate the shift to greener economies, within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network, with UN Environment, Sustainable United Nations and UNECE.

#SustainableProcurement #GENeva

 

Videos and documents of past GEN events are available online.

 

Join World Environment Day Celebration in Geneva

Various events will take place from 1 to 7 June in Geneva to celebrate World Environment Day:

#BeatAirPollution #WorldEnvironmentDay #GENeva

 

More on the agenda

Check the list below to see what is on the agenda this week and the job opportunities in the region. 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 networks, or visit regularly our website for additional updates.

Agenda /

The events taking place this week

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
 

AI for Good Global Summit 2019
 
 
 

27 May
12:30-14:00

Collogquium with Alexander Thompson, Associate Professor of Political Science and a Faculty Associate of the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at Ohio State University.

Maison de la Paix
Room S3

Accelerating the shift to greener economies through sustainable procurement
 

27 May
14:00-15:30

Public procurement wields enormous purchasing power, accounting for 12% of GDP in OECD countries, 30% in developing. Leveraging it can help drive markets in direction of sustainability.

International Environment House I
Room 2

AI for Good Global Summit 2019
 
 
 

28 May - 31 May
 

The AI for Good Global Summit is THE leading UN platform for global and inclusive dialogue on AI, hosted each year in Geneva by ITU in partnership with UN Sister agencies, XPRIZE Foundation and ACM.

International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG)

Screening of The Overview Effect & A Beautiful Planet on the occasion of the Space Security Conference

28 May
19:30

In these two short films, narrators explain how seeing the Earth from space has transformed their perception of our planet, deepen our responsibility for the environment’s fate.

Cinema Cinérama Empire
Rue de Carouge 72-74

European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW)
 
 
 

30 May - 5 June
 

European-wide initiative, supported by the European Sustainable Development Network, aiming at stimulating and making visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development.

Europe
 

ecotrail
Genève

 
 
 

1 June
 

The concept of the EcoTrail® was born from the desire to create real eco-responsible nature race courses accessible to all in major emblematic cities and their suburbs.
 

Geneva
 

 

Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

Communications S.
Global Plastics Action Partnership

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Engagement Lead
Global Plastics Action Partnership

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Programme Lead
Climate, Energy and Innovation

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Nature
Action Agenda
Specialist

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Project and
Community Lead
Nature Action Agenda

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Director
of the Global
Battery Alliance

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Water and Environmental Resilience
Specialist

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Expert in environmentally sound mgmt of plastic waste

Deadline 27 May

Basel, Rotterdam
and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Expert in transboundary movement of plastic waste

Deadline 27 May

Basel, Rotterdam
and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Expert in legal framework for plastic waste management

Deadline 27 May

Basel, Rotterdam
and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Expert in outreach of plastic waste issues
 

Deadline 27 May

Basel, Rotterdam
and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Expert in source of plastic waste
 

Deadline 27 May

Basel, Rotterdam
and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Monitoring and Evaluation
Specialist

Deadline 31 May

UN Environment
Land Use Finance Unit
 

Graphic
Designer

 

Deadline 2 June

UN Environment
Crisis Management Branch
 

Communications
Intern

 

Deadline 3 June

UN Environment
Crisis Management Branch
 

Climate and Water Department
Internship

Deadline 3 June

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Communication
Internship

 

Deadline 5 June

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Programme Management
Officer
P4

Deadline 6 June

Minamata Convention
on Mercury
 

Environment Affairs
Inter

 

Deadline 7 June

UN Environment
Resources & Markets Branch
 

Administrative
Assistant
G5

Deadline 8 June

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Environmental Affairs
Officer P3
 

Deadline 8 June

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Communications
Consultant

 

Deadline 10 June

UN Environment
Resources & Markets Branch
 

Environmental Affairs
Intern
 

Deadline 14 June

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Environmental Affairs
Intern
 

Deadline 14 June

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Programme Officer
CREWS Secretariat
P3

Deadline 20 June

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Head
CREWS Secretariat
P5

Deadline 20 June

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Programme Management Officer
P3

Deadline 20 June

Basel, Rotterdam
and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Programme Management
Officer
P3

Deadline 3 July

UN Environment
Finance Initiative