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Calendar of activities of interest to the Press

18 January to 1 February 2021

DATE

ORG

ACTIVITY

CITY

CONTACT

18-29 Jan

HRC

HRC Universal Periodic Review Working Group 37th session Human rights reviews of following States (in order):  Micronesia, Lebanon, Mauritania, St Kitts & Nevis, Australia, St Lucia, Nepal, Oman, Austria, Myanmar, Rwanda, Georgia, Nauru and Sao Tome and Principe.

Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall and:

http://webtv.un.org/

Hybrid

 

Rolando Gómez

+41 (0)22 917 9711

+ 41 (0)79 477 4411

rgomez@ohchr.org

 

Matthew Brown mbrown@ohchr.org

 

18 Jan-

26 March

UNODA

Conference on Disarmament, First Part

Geneva

Erika Kawahara
erika.kawahara@un.org

20-21 Jan

UNECE

(WP.30/GE.1) Group of Experts on Conceptual and Technical Aspects of Computerization of the TIR Procedure (1st session)

Palais des Nations,Tempus 2 and :

https://unece.org/transport/events/wp30ge1-group-experts-conceptual-and-technical-aspects-computerization-tir

 

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

 

22 Jan

UNECE

(WP.30/GE.1) Informal preparatory meeting for the second session

https://unece.org/transport/events/wp30ge1-informal-preparatory-meeting-second-session

 

Online

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

 

22 Jan

 

ILO

Launch of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour – Virtual event: https://2021internationalyearfortheeliminationofchildlabour.org/2020/08/18/join-the-first-event-of-the-international-year/

Geneva

Rosalind Yarde

+41 (0)79 646 0480

yarde@ilo.org

24 Jan

UN

International Day of Education (A/RES/73/25)

 

 

 

25 Jan

ILO

Launch of ‘ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the World Work, 7th edition’

Embargoed virtual press briefing with ILO DG, Guy Ryder

Geneva

Rosalind Yarde

+41 (0)79 646 0480

yarde@ilo.org

25 Jan

WTO

Dispute Settlement Body

Geneva

Dan Pruzin

+41 (0)22 739 6395

Daniel.pruzin@wto.org

25 Jan

WTO

Structured Discussions on Investment Facilitation for Development (JSI)

Geneva

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175

fernando.puchol@wto.org

25 Jan

WMO

Climate Adaptation summit

WMO hosts event on Investing in early warning and early action. With ministers, executive heads, and speakers from countries at the front line of climate change.

Geneva/Virtual

Clare Nullis

+41 (0)79 709 1397

cnullis@wmo.int

25-29 Jan

UNECE

Sixty-ninth meeting of the Compliance Committee to the Aarhus Convention

https://unece.org/environmental-policy/events/sixty-ninth-meeting-compliance-committee-aarhus-convention

Online

 

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

 

25-29 Jan

 

UNECE

(WP.15/AC.2) Joint Meeting of Experts on the Regulations annexed to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (37th session)

https://unece.org/transport/events/wp15ac2-joint-meeting-experts-regulations-annexed-european-agreement-concerning-3

Geneva

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

 

25-29 Jan

OSE Syria

Fifth Session of the Small Body of the Syrian Constitutional Committee

 

Geneva

Jenifer Fenton

+41 (0)76 691 1160

Jenifer.fenton@un.org

25-31 Jan

Various

International Holocaust Remembrance. Facing the Aftermath: Recovery and Reconstitution after the Holocaust"Keeping the Memory Alive - Dimensions in Testimony" This video project keeps the memory of Holocaust survivors alive by featuring their interactive biographies on the exterior walls of the Beth Yaacov Great Synagogue of Geneva. Organized jointly by the European Union Delegation and the Permanent Mission of Israel in Geneva, together with the United Nations in Geneva, the Communauté Israélite de Genève, and the World Jewish Congress, in cooperation with the USC Shoah Foundation. The general public will be able to view the interactive biographies daily from 5 to 10 p.m.

Geneva

 

26 Jan

UN

Ciné ONU  Vienna, Brussels and Geneva,
with the support of the Permanent Missions of Israel and Albania to the United Nations (Vienna) Invite you to the online screening of “The Albanian Code”
(by Yael Katzir, 2020, 55 min) Followed by a panel discussion. If you need further information, please write to unis.vienna@un.org

 

unis.vienna@un.org

26 Jan

WTO

Committee on Trade Facilitation

Geneva

Jessica Hermosa

+41 (0)22 739 6175

jessica.hermosa@wto.org

26-29 Jan

 

UNECE

(WP.29/GRBP) Working Party on Noise and Tyres (73rd session)

https://unece.org/transport/events/wp29grbp-working-party-noise-and-tyres-73rd-session

 

Geneva

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

 

27 Jan

UN

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (A/RES/60/7)

Official ceremony in Geneva will pay tribute to those who perished in Nazi death camps. Holocaust survivor Fanny Ben-Amy will tell of her family experience of loss and survival. The ceremony will feature remarks by:Tatiana Valovaya, UN Geneva Director-General, Meirav Eilon Shahar, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations in Geneva, Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations in Geneva. Germany chairs the International Holocaust-Remembrance Alliance in 2020/2021.

It will also include several musical interludes by the renowned Israeli pianist Amit Weiner. 
English and French interpretation will be provided.

https://www.un.org/en/holocaustremembrance/index.shtml

Virtual

UNIS Geneva

press_geneva@un.org

 

27 Jan

WTO

Committee on Trade Facilitation

Geneva

Jessica Hermosa

+41 (0)22 739 6175

jessica.hermosa@wto.org

27 Jan

WTO

Trade Policy Review of Nicaragua

Geneva

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175

fernando.puchol@wto.org

28 Jan

WTO

Informal Committee on Market Access

Geneva

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175

fernando.puchol@wto.org

28 Jan

 

UNECE

Fifth Meeting of the Working Group on Code of Good Practice

https://unece.org/trade/events/fifth-meeting-working-group-code-good-practice

Online

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

 

29 Jan

WTO

Trade Policy Review Body of Nicaragua

Geneva

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175

fernando.puchol@wto.org

29 Jan

UNECE

(ADN) Administrative Committee of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (25th session)

https://unece.org/transport/events/adn-administrative-committee-european-agreement-concerning-international-2

 

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

 

1-5 Feb

UNECE

(WP.29/GRVA) Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (9th session)

https://unece.org/transport/events/wp29grva-working-party-automatedautonomous-and-connected-vehicles-9th-session

 

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@unece.org