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Calendar of activities of interest to the Press

9 to 23 May 2022

DATE

ORG

ACTIVITY

CITY

CONTACT

9 May

WTO

General Council

Geneva

Keith Rockwell

+41 (0)22 739 5015

9 May

UNESCO

WSIS panel - The digitization of culture and the creative economy: benefits, challenges and roadmaps (15h-16h)

https://events.unesco.org/event?id=22859895&lang=1033

Virtual

Rochelle Roca-Hachem

+33 1 45 68 1438

r.roca-hachem@unesco.org

9 May

WHO

Press conference. Launch of new WHO report on regulating cross-border marketing of alcohol. Speakers: Dag Rekve, Senior Technical Officer, Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours Team, World Health Organization; Vladimir Poznyak, Unit Head, Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Bahaviours, World Health Organization.

Hybrid

Carla Drysdale

+41 (0)79 528 3522

cdrysdale@who.int,

9 May

UNECE

Every tree counts: Past, present and future of forests in the UNECE region and beyond

https://unece.org/info/events/event/366791

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

9-12 May

UNECE

Special Session of the Committee on Environmental Policy

https://unece.org/info/events/event/364855

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

9-13 May

UNECE

(WP.29/GRSP) Working Party on Passive Safety (71st session)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/364979 

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

9-13 May

UNECE

Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (WP.15) (111th session)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/364691

Geneva

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

9-13 May

UNODA

Open Ended Working Group on reducing space threats through norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviors  

Geneva

Peter Kolarov

Peter.kolarov@un.org

10 May

UN

International Day of Argania

10 May

WTO

General Council

Geneva

Keith Rockwell

+41 (0)22 739 5015

10 May

WMO

Release of WMO/UK Met Office temperature update for next five years (2022/2026). Press release.

Geneva

Clare Nullis

+41 79 7091 0397

cnullis@wmo.int

10-13 May

UNECE

Implementation Committee (Espoo Convention), 53rd session

https://unece.org/info/events/event/364355 

Geneva

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

11 May

WTO

37th Round of the DGCFMC - Cotton Development Assistance

Geneva

Ivy Zhang

+41 (0)22 739 5220

11 May

ILO

Launch of report on the impact of the Ukraine crisis on the world of work in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Embargoed press conference. Embargo lifts at 13:00 CEST

Virtual

Rosalind Yarde

+41 79 646 0480

yarde@ilo.org

newsroom@ilo.org

11 May

UNESCO

Information Session: On the Road to Lisbon - 2022 UN Ocean Conference (11h30-13h00)

https://events.unesco.org/event?id=441769247&lang=1033

Virtual

Teresa Salado

dl.portugal@unesco-delegations.org

12 May

UNESCO

First meeting of the Working Group on Open Science Capacity Building (13h-15h)

https://events.unesco.org/event?id=4075814764&lang=1033

Virtual

Ana Persic

+33 1 45 68 1700

a.persic@unesco.org

12 May 2022

HRC

Human Rights Council special session on Ukraine. Room 20

Hybrid

Rolando Gomez

Rolando.gomez@un.org

Matthew Brown matthew.brown@un.org

Pascal Sim

simp@un.org

12 May

UN

International Day of Plant Health

12 May

WTO

Dedicated Discussion of the Relevant Trade-Related Developments on Cotton

Geneva

Ivy Zhang

+41 (0)22 739 5220

12 May

WTO

Working Group on Trade and Transfer of Technology

Geneva

Ivy Zhang

+41 (0)22 739 5220

13 May

WTO

Working Group on Trade and Transfer of Technology

Geneva

Ivy Zhang

+41 (0)22 739 5220

14 May

UN

World Migratory Bird Day

15 May

UN

International Day of Families

15-20

ILO

5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

More than 4,000 delegates will discuss good practices, identify gaps and the urgent measures that are needed to help children in child labour.

Hybrid

Rosalind Yarde

+41 (0)79 646 0480

yarde@ilo.org

newsroom@ilo.org

16 May

WTO

The Fifth South-South Dialogue on LDCs and Development

Geneva

Melissa Begag

+41 (0)22 739 5562

16 May

WTO

Council for Trade in Services

Geneva

Melissa Begag

+41 (0)22 739 5562

16 May

UN

International Day of Living Together in Peace

International Day of Light

Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon

16 May

UNODA

Conference on Disarmament Part II

Geneva

Erika Kawahara

Erika.kawahara@un.org

16 May

UNECE

38th UN/CEFACT Forum: Welcome Session

https://unece.org/info/events/event/366777

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

16 May

UNECE

38th UN/CEFACT Forum: Sustainable Tourism and UNSDG's

https://unece.org/info/events/event/366757

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

16 May

UNECE

38th UN/CEFACT Forum: Mapping of trade facilitation challenges to TPF Domain

https://unece.org/info/events/event/366821

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

16 May

UNECE

38th UN/CEFACT Forum: Transport and Logistics Domain Presentation

https://unece.org/info/events/event/366817

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

16 May

UNECE

Methane Mondays - 5th Meeting

https://unece.org/info/events/event/365802

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

16 May

UNECE

GE.3) Group of Experts on drafting a new legal instrument on the use of automated vehicles in traffic (3rd session)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/365522

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

16-18 May

UNECE

Seventieth session of the Specialized Section on Standardization of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables (GE.1)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/363452

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

17 May

UN

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

17 May

UNECE

38th UN/CEFACT Forum: Accounting and Audit Domain Presentation

https://unece.org/info/events/event/366824

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

17 May

UNECE

38th UN/CEFACT Forum: Easing Cross-Border Trade in Agricultural Goods

https://unece.org/info/events/event/366761

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

17 May

UNECE

38th UN/CEFACT Forum: Single Window Assessment Methodology (SWAM)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/366758

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

17-25 May

UNECE

Group of Experts on National Accounts

https://unece.org/info/events/event/362758 

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

17 May

WTO

Committee on Customs Valuation

Geneva

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175

17 May

ITU

World Telecommunication & Information Society Day

High level panel accessible to Media:

Virtually in this link.

Physically at ITU by sending an email to pressreg@itu.int

Hybrid

Santiago Martorana

pressreg@itu.int

17 – 18 May

ITC

The 13th World Trade Promotion Organizations Conference and Awards (WTPO) will take place at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana. The event is jointly hosted by the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) and the International Trade Centre (ITC).

For registration and more information, please go here.

Hybrid

Natalie Domeisen

Domeisen@intracen.org

18 May

UNIS

Ciné ONU. To mark the International Day of Living Together in Peace: Screening of the documentary film “All of Us” at the Cinema Cinérama Empire. A discussion will follow the screening with: Pierre Pirard, the film’s director, Yassine Nasser, Representative of AISA ONG Internationale and a representative of the United Nations (name to be confirmed). The Chief of the Press and External Relations Section, Rhéal LeBlanc, will moderate the discussion.

Geneva

Catherine Fegli

catherine.fegli@un.org

+41 (0)22 917 2313

18 May

WTO

Trade Policy Review Body - Switzerland/Liechtenstein

Geneva

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175

18 May

WMO

Release of WMO State of Global Climate in 2021 report. Press conference with WMO SG Petteri Taalas.

Geneva

Clare Nullis

+41 (0)79 7091397

cnullis@wmo.int

18 May

UNECE

38th UN/CEFACT Forum: Launch of the Georgian Business Process Analysis

https://unece.org/info/events/event/366834

Online

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

18 May

UNECE

38th UN/CEFACT Forum: Open Banking and Open Finance backing trade worldwide

https://unece.org/info/events/event/366762

Online

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

18-19 May

UN Women

WPS Focal Points Network Fourth Capital-Level Meeting. Event Website: https://wpsfocalpointsnetwork.org/geneva-meeting-public-registration/ Press Registration: https://indico.un.org/event/36986/

Geneva

Harriette Williams Bright

wpsfocalpointsnetwork@unwomen.org

18-20 May

UNESCO

UNESCO World Higher Education Conference

https://events.unesco.org/event?id=1674672224&lang=1033

Hybrid

whec2022@unesco.org

19 May

WTO

7th Working Party on the Accession of the Union of the Comoros

Geneva

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175

19 May

WTO

Informal Working Group on MSMEs

Geneva

Dana Bajjali

+41 (0)22 739 6014

19 May

UNECE

Webinar: Socio-economic benefits of geospatial information

https://unece.org/info/events/event/367024

Online

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

19 May

UNECE

38th UN/CEFACT Forum: Five Futures of Currency

https://unece.org/info/events/event/366882

Online

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

19 May

UNECE

38th UN/CEFACT Forum: Insurance Domain Presentation

https://unece.org/info/events/event/366830

Online

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

19 May

UNECE

38th UN/CEFACT Forum: UN/CEFACT Standards - Making the Supply Chain Management more efficient

https://unece.org/info/events/event/366759

Online

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

19 May

UNECE

38th UN/CEFACT Forum: Cross Border Management Domain Presentation

https://unece.org/info/events/event/366827

Online

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

19-20 May

UNECE

Thirteenth meeting of the Working Group on Water and Health

https://unece.org/info/events/event/360841

Geneva

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

20 May

UN

World Bee Day

20 May

WTO

Committee on Trade and Development - Dedicated Session on Small Economies

Geneva

Melissa Begag

+41 (0)22 739 5562

20 May

WTO

Trade Policy Review Body - Switzerland/Liechtenstein

Geneva

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175

20 May

UNECE

38th UN/CEFACT Forum: Facilitating Trade in the Kyrgyz Republic - Progress and Prospects

https://unece.org/info/events/event/367095

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

20 May

UNECE

38th UN/CEFACT Forum: EDI to API

https://unece.org/info/events/event/366764

Online

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

20 May

UNECE

38th UN/CEFACT Forum: UN/CEFACT Global Semantic Standards

https://unece.org/info/events/event/366760

Online

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

21 May

UN

International Tea Day

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

22 May

UN

International Day for Biological Diversity

23 May

UN

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

23-24 May

UNECE

(WP.5/GE.4) Group of Experts on Benchmarking Transport Infrastructure Construction Costs (14th session)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/365672

Geneva

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

23-25 May

UNECE

(SC.2/HUBS) Group of Experts on International Railway Passenger Hubs (3rd session)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/364650

Geneva

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

23-25 May

UNECE

Joint UNECE/UNEP Regional Training on SDG Indicator 12.c.1 (amount of fossil-fuel subsidies per unit of GDP)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/366686

Online

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

23-27 May

UNECE

(WP.29/GRVA) Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (13th session)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/365690

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org