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Calendar of activities of interest to the Press

12 to 26 April 2021

DATE

ORG

ACTIVITY

CITY

CONTACT

12 April

UN

International Day of Human Space Flight

12 April

WTO

Informal Open-ended Negotiating Group on Rules (Fisheries Subsidies) - HODs

Geneva

Jessica Hermosa

+41 (0)22 739 6175

jessica.hermosa@wto.org

12 April

WTO

Informal Committee on Agriculture - Special Session - Facilitator-led Meeting on Domestic Support

Geneva

Ivy Zhang

+41 (0)22 739 5220

Ivy.zhang@wto.org

12-16 April

UNECE

(WP.29/GRSG) Working Party on General Safety Provisions (121st session)

(WP.29/GRSG) Working Party on General Safety Provisions (121st session) | UNECE

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

13 April

WTO

Informal Open-ended Negotiating Group on Rules (Fisheries Subsidies) - HODs)

Geneva

Jessica Hermosa

+41 (0)22 739 6175

jessica.hermosa@wto.org

14 April

UN

World Chagas Disease Day

14 April

UNFPA

Hybrid Press Conference. Subject: State of the World Population 2021 – “My body is my own: claiming the right to autonomy and self-determination. Speaker: Monica Ferro, Director, UNFPA Geneva Office

Hybrid

Melanie Gilbert

+41 (0)22 555 8121

mgilbert@unfpa.org  

14 April

WTO

Informal Committee on Agriculture - Special Session - Facilitator-led Meeting on Export Restrictions (ER)

Geneva

Ivy Zhang

+41 (0)22 739 5220

Ivy.zhang@wto.org

14 April

WTO

Informal Open-ended Negotiating Group on Rules (Fisheries Subsidies) - HODs

Geneva

Jessica Hermosa

+41 (0)22 739 6175

jessica.hermosa@wto.org

14 April

WTO

Trade Policy Review of Tonga

Geneva

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175

fernando.puchol@wto.org

14 April

WTO

Open-ended meeting of the Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation

Geneva

Melissa Begag,

+41 (0)22 739 5562

Dana.bajjali@wto.org

14 April

UNECE

Shaping investment pathways to deliver affordable housing

Online workshop. Shaping investment pathways to deliver affordable housing | UNECE

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

14-15 April

UNECE

Twelfth meeting of the Working Group on Water and Health | UNECE

Geneva

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

15 April

UNECE

"COVID-19 and Property Markets: How is the pandemic affecting property markets in the UNECE region?". The  webinar will look at the recent development and most important driving forces underpinning national property markets; examples on how national land registries are coping with challenges and maintaining crucial societal services at a normal level; and how private sector are tackling social restrictions and adopting to the situation.

ONLINE workshop "COVID-19 and Property Markets: How is the pandemic affecting property markets in the UNECE region?" | UNECE

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

15 April

WTO

Informal Open-ended Negotiating Group on Rules (Fisheries Subsidies) - HODs

Geneva

Jessica Hermosa

+41 (0)22 739 6175

jessica.hermosa@wto.org

16 April

WTO

Informal Committee on Agriculture - Special Session - Facilitator-led Meeting on PSH

Geneva

Ivy Zhang

+41 (0)22 739 5220

Ivy.zhang@wto.org

16 April

WTO

Trade Policy Review of Tonga

Geneva

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175

fernando.puchol@wto.org

16 April

WTO

Informal Open-ended Negotiating Group on Rules (Fisheries Subsidies) - HODs

Geneva

Jessica Hermosa

+41 (0)22 739 6175

jessica.hermosa@wto.org

19 April

WTO

Structured Discussions on Investment Facilitation for Development (JI)

Geneva

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175

fernando.puchol@wto.org

19 April

WMO

Launch of State of Global Climate 2020, final report. Virtual press conference with UN Secretary-General and WMO Secretary General at 1730 CET. Materials will be sent under embargo.

Geneva

Clare Nullis

cnullis@wmo.int

 19-20 April

UNECE

27th Session - UN/CEFACT Plenary | UNECE

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

20 April

UN

Chinese Language Day

20 April

WTO

Meeting of the Joint Statement Initiative on Electronic Commerce

Geneva

Dana Bajjali

+41 (0)22 739 6014

20 April

WTO

Informal Committee on Agriculture - Special Session - Facilitator-led Meeting on Domestic Support

Geneva

Ivy Zhang

+41 (0)22 739 5220

Ivy.zhang@wto.org

20-21 April

UNECE

Expert Forum on Measuring Hazardous Events and Disasters, online | UNECE

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

20-21 April

UNECE

Sixty-ninth session of the Commission

The 69th session of the UNECE will gather ministers and deputy ministers from the region and provide countries with an opportunity to:

Exchange experiences on transitioning to a more circular economy and sustainable use of natural resources

Identify gaps and ways to address them

Share their success stories via dedicated webinars and exhibits

Submit voluntary commitments related to the theme of the session to accelerate progress in the region

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

 21 April

UNECE / UNDA

Webinar 4 - Freshwater Management Indicators and Policies | UNECE

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

21 April

UNECE

Making participation meaningful: bringing governments and civil society together (online workshop) | UNECE

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

21 April

UN

World Creativity and Innovation Day

21 April

WTO

Committee on Import Licensing

Geneva

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175

fernando.puchol@wto.org

21 April

WTO

Informal Open-ended Negotiating Group on Rules (Fisheries Subsidies) - HODs

Geneva

Jessica Hermosa

+41 (0)22 739 6175

jessica.hermosa@wto.org

21 April

UNITAR

The Virtual Conference on Digital Finance aims to discuss the future of finance in the context of the latest FinTech innovations, sharing best practices on the digitalization of monetary policy and currencies from the regulatory perspective, and exploring the potential of digital innovations in accelerating sustainable development, on the World Creativity and Innovation Day. www.unitar.org/DF2021

Virtual

Michael Adalla,

pft-elearning@unitar.org  

21-23 April

UNECE

(WP.15/AC.1/HAR) Ad hoc Working Group on the Harmonization of RID/ADR/ADN with the UN Recommendations on the TDG (10th session)

(WP.15/AC.1/HAR) Ad hoc Working Group on the Harmonization of RID/ADR/ADN with the UN Recommendations on the TDG (10th session) | UNECE

Geneva

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

22 April

UNECE

The Implementation Committee of the UNECE Water Convention (online conference)

The Implementation Committee of the UNECE Water Convention (online conference) | UNECE

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

22 April

WTO

Committee on Trade Facilitation

Geneva

Jessica Hermosa

+41 (0)22 739 6175

jessica.hermosa@wto.org

22 April

WTO

Informal Open-ended Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

Geneva

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175

fernando.puchol@wto.org

22 April

UN

International Girls in ICT Day

22 April

UN

International Mother Earth Day

22-23 April

UNECE

(WP.5/GE.3) Group of Experts on Assessment of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Inland Transport (20th session)

(WP.5/GE.3) Group of Experts on Assessment of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Inland Transport (20th session) | UNECE

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

 22-26 April

UNECE

5th UNECE International Public-Private Partnerships Forum

5th UNECE International Public-Private Partnerships Forum | UNECE

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

 22-26 April

UNECE

5th UNECE International Public-Private Partnerships Forum

5th UNECE International Public-Private Partnerships Forum | UNECE

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

23 April

UN

World Book and Copyright Day

23 April

UN

English Language Day

23 April

UN

Spanish Language Day

23 April

WTO

Committee on Trade Facilitation

Geneva

Jessica Hermosa

+41 (0)22 739 6175

jessica.hermosa@wto.org

23 April

WTO

Informal Committee on Agriculture - Special Session

Geneva

Ivy Zhang

+41 (0)22 739 5220

Ivy.zhang@wto.org

23 April

WTO

Structured Discussions on Investment Facilitation for Development (JI)

Geneva

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175

fernando.puchol@wto.org

24 April

UN

International Day of Multilateralism and

24 April

UN

Diplomacy for Peace

25 April

UN

World Malaria Day

25 April

UN

International Delegate’s Day

26 April

UN

International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day

26 April

UN

World Intellectual Property Day

26 April

WTO

Committee on Safeguards

Geneva

Dan Pruzin

+41 (0)22 739 6395

Daniel.pruzin@wto.org

26-28 April

UNECE

Third joint meeting of the Working Group on IWRM and Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment

The main objectives of the 3rd joint meeting of the two working groups are to:

Review implementation of the Water Convention work programme for 2019–2021 and discuss progress in the Convention’s global opening

Discuss the draft programme of work for 2022–2024 under the Water Convention (ENG, FRE, RUS, SPA) to be submitted to the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention for adoption at its 9th session (Tallinn, 29 September–1 October 2021)

Third joint meeting of the Working Group on IWRM and Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment | UNECE

Geneva

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

26-30 April

UNECE

UNECE Resource Management Week 2021 - 12th Session of the Expert Group on Resource Management

The UNECE Resource Management Week 2021 will take place at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland and online from 26–30 April 2021. The Week will showcase outstanding results in the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) worldwide and global commitment to the United Nations Resource Management System (UNRMS). UNFC and UNRMS under development by the Expert Group provide essential tools for applying sustainability principles and hence transforming resource management in a way that leaves everyone (and the planet!) better off.   

UNECE Resource Management Week 2021 - 12th Session of the Expert Group on Resource Management | UNECE

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

26-30 April

UNECE

(WP.29/GRE) Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (84th session)

(WP.29/GRE) Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (84th session) | UNECE

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

26 April –

7 May

UNECE

36th UN/CEFACT Forum

The semi-annual Forums of UN/CEFACT bring together experts from the public and private sectors to work on trade facilitation recommendations and e-business standards on a global scale. It is expected that this year’s Forum will advance, among other topics on:

Trade Information Portals e-business standards; Supply chain track and trace e-business standards; Dangerous goods e-business standards; Electronic certificates; Digital identity for trade facilitation; Sustainable tourism; Application Programming Interfaces (APIs); UN/EDIFACT, UN/CEFACT Core Component Library

36th UN/CEFACT Forum | UNECE

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org