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).
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.
Videos and documents of past GEN events are available online.
Various events will take place from 1 to 7 June in Geneva to celebrate World Environment Day:
#BeatAirPollution #WorldEnvironmentDay #GENeva
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.
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The events taking place this week
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
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
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.
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)
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-wide initiative, supported by the European Sustainable Development Network, aiming at stimulating and making visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development.