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


8 July - 14 July 2019

 

41th Session of the Human Rights Council

The 41st regular session of the Human Rights Council will conclude this week in Geneva.

Tuesday 9 July, the signatories of “The Geneva Pledge on Human Rights in Climate Action” are organizing the Side-Event “Climate change and the rights of Indigenous Peoples” (12:00-13:30 – Room XXIV). The aim of the event is to discuss and analyze how the adverse impacts of climate change disproportionately affect the human rights of indigenous peoples.

A resolution on Human Rights and Climate Change is being presented at this session. (Bangladesh, Philippines, Viet Nam). The first week of the session, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty & Human Rights, Philip Alston, condemned failure to address impact of climate change on poverty in his new report and warned of a possible "climate apartheid".

#HRC41

 

Preparations of the CITES World Wildlife Conference

Wednesday 10 July, you are cordially invited to attend a briefing focusing on the preparations of the upcoming 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP18), to be held in Geneva, from 16 to 28 August 2019.

To attend this event, kindly register online.

#CITES #CoP18

 

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.

 

Geneva International Community in New York for the HLPF Meeting

Various organizations base in Geneva will be attending this month the meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2019, held from 9 to 18 July; including the three-day ministerial meeting, under the theme Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality". Among the set of goals to be reviewed in depth are Goal8 and Goal13, of particular interest for the environmental community, but not only.

#HLPF

 

Past GEN Events

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Agenda /

The events taking place this week

41st session of the Human Rights Council
 
 
 

24 June - 12 July
 

The Human Rights Council holds three regular sessions a year, for a total of at least ten weeks. They take place in March (four weeks), June (three weeks) and September (three weeks).

Palais des Nations
Room XX

Seventy-first Session
of the International
Law Commission

 
 

8 July - 9 August
 

The Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts is on the agenda.
 
 
 

Palais des Nations
Room

HRC41 Side Event -
Climate justice in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

 

8 July
15:30-16:30

Side event organized by Al-Haq, Law in the Service of Man.
 
 
 
 

Palais des Nations
Room XI

HRC41 Side Event -
Climate change and the rights of Indigenous Peoples

 

9 July
12:00-13:30

Side event organized by the Geneva Pledge anc DOCIP to discuss and analyze how the adverse impacts of climate change disproportionately affect the human rights of indigenous peoples.

Palais des Nations
Room XXIV

Briefing on the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES
 

10 July
10:00-12:00

The 71st meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties and the 72nd meeting of the CITES Standing Committee will be held in Geneva.

International
Environment House II

 

Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

Communications
Intern

 

Deadline 8 July

Green Growth
Knowledge Platform
 

Programme Support
Intern

 

Deadline 8 July

Green Growth
Knowledge Platform
 

Research Programme SupportIntern
 

Deadline 8 July

Green Growth
Knowledge Platform
 

Positive Impacts Internship
 

Deadline 8 July

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Economic and Fiscal Policy Unit Internships
 

Deadline 10 July

UN Environment
Resources & Markets Branch
 

Associate on
Programme Management
(Individual Contractor)

Deadline 10 July

Minamata Convention
on Mercury
 

Senior
Campaigner

 

Deadline 10 July

Center for International Environmental Law
 

Accounting and Finance Assistant
 

Deadline 14 July

Ramsar Convention
Secretariat
 

Disaster Risk Reduction Intern
 

Deadline 16 July

UN Environment
Crisis Management Branch
 

Volunteer
to review IUCN Forum proposals

Deadline 17 July

International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN)

Hydrology and Water Resources Branch
Intern

Deadline 17 July

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Junior Professional - Congress Communications

Deadline 18 July

International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN)

Personal Assistant (PA) to the CEO
 

Deadline 19 July

Better Cotton
Initiative
 

Hydrological modelling, Flood mapping (Research Associate)

Deadline 24 July

United Nations Institute for Training and Research
 

Ingénieur-e protection contre les accidents majeurs

Deadline 31 July

Département
du territoire
Etat de Genève

Specialist
Ocean Action
Agenda

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Communications Lead,
Ocean Action
Agenda

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Programme Lead
Climate, Energy and Innovation

Deadline

World Economic Forum