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Calendar of activities of interest to the Press

6 December 2021 to 17 January 2022

DATE

ORG

ACTIVITY

CITY

CONTACT

29 Nov-

8 Dec

UNECE

(AC.10/C.3) ECOSOC Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (59th session)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/354454

Geneva

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

2-8 Dec

UNODA

Group of Governmental Experts on emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) (Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons)

Geneva

Heegyun Jung

Jung6@un.org

6 December

HRC

HRC organizational session to elect its Bureau for 2022, and adopt its programme of work for next year (3 pm)

Hybrid

Rolando Gomez

rolando.gomez@un.org

Matthew Brown

matthew.brown@un.org

Pascal Sim

simp@un.org 

6 Dec

WTO

Trade Policy Review of Tajikistan

Geneva

Fernando Puchol 

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

fernando.puchol@wto.org

6 Dec

UNECE

(GE.3) Group of Experts on drafting a new legal instrument on the use of automated vehicles in traffic (2nd session)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/360553

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

6 Dec

UNECE

Methane Mondays - 3rd Meeting

https://unece.org/info/events/event/361570 

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

6-10 Dec

UNECE

(WP.29/GRSP) Working Party on Passive Safety (70th session)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/359805

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

7 Dec

UN

International Civil Aviation Day

8 Dec

OHCHR

4th Hernan Santa Cruz Dialogue, focus on environmental rights and links to development, sustainability and peace.

https://forms.gle/5VwGszBAQStBjSr98  (to register)

Virtual

Chitralekha Massey: chitralekha.massey@un.org

8 Dec

UNECE

UNECE webinar: How to jumpstart hydrogen production and export potential of CIS countries?

https://unece.org/info/events/event/362060

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

8-10 Dec

UNECE

(AC.10/C.4) ECOSOC Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (41st session)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/354455 

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

8 Dec

WTO

Trade Policy Review of Tajikistan

Geneva

Fernando Puchol 

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

fernando.puchol@wto.org

9 Dec

WTO

Informal Committee on Market Access

Geneva

Fernando Puchol 

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

fernando.puchol@wto.org

9 Dec

WTO

Trade Policy Review Body - Overview of Developments in the International Trading Environment

Geneva

Fernando Puchol 

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

fernando.puchol@wto.org

9 Dec

FAO

Launch of synthesis report of the State of the World’s Land and Water Resources (SOLAW) 2021

Virtual

Adriano Timossi

+41 (0) 77 430 9873

Adriano.timossi@fao.org

9 Dec

UN

International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime

9 Dec

UN

International Anti-Corruption Day

9 Dec

UN

To mark the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign and with the support of the General Representation of Wallonia-Brussels in Geneva, Ciné-ONU will present the documentary “#FatUglySlut” at the cinema Cinérama Empire. 

9 Dec

UNECE

(WP.1) Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety (Special session)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/361055

 

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

9 Dec

 

ITC

 

Women, Fashion, and the SDGs - UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion Talks

Regular talks hosted by the UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion - Register here 

Virtual

 

Chloe Mukai

mukai@intracen.org

9 De

UNODA

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons 15th Annual Conference of High Contracting Parties to Protocol V  

Geneva

Ms. Heegyun Jung

Jung6@un.org

10 Dec

UNODA

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons 23rd Annual Conference of High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol V

Geneva

Ms. Heegyun Jung

Jung6@un.org

10 Dec

UN

Human Rights Day

10 Dec

OHCHR

Human Rights Day – Live Q&A with UN Human Rights Chief, answering questions on human rights and equality.

https://twitter.com/UNHumanRights

https://www.facebook.com/unitednationshumanrights

Virtual

Kaylois Henry

Kaylois.henry@un.org

11 Dec

FAO

Commemorations of the International Mountain Day (UNIS Regular briefing)

Geneva

Adriano Timossi

+41 (0) 77 430 9873

Adriano.timossi@fao.org

11 Dec

ILO

Last day of second segment of 109th International Labour Conference.  Live plenary

virtual

Rosalind Yarde

+41 79 646 0480

11 Dec

UN

International Mountain Day

12 dec

UN

International Day of Neutrality

12 Dec

UN

International Universal Health Coverage Day

13 Dec

UNECE

Natural gas prices and the UN development agenda

https://unece.org/info/events/event/362287 

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

13-15 Dec

UNECE

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

https://unece.org/info/events/event/358966 

Geneva

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

13-16 Dec

UNECE

Seventy-third meeting of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee

https://unece.org/info/events/event/361661 

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

13- 17 Dec

UNODA

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons Sixth Review Conference

Geneva

Ms. Heegyun Jung

Jung6@un.org

14 Dec

UNECE

UN/OECD seminar in follow-up to the 2020 Beirut port explosion: Lessons learned, experiences and good practices in managing risks of ammonium nitrate storage, handling and transport in port areas, preventing accidents and mitigating their consequences

https://unece.org/info/events/event/358445 

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

14 Dec

UNECE

(GE.2) Group of Experts on Road Signs and Signals (Informal meeting)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/361788

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

14 Dec

HRC

HRC meeting: High Commission for Human Rights update on Afghanistan (10 am)

Hybrid

Rolando Gomez

rolando.gomez@un.org

Matthew Brown

matthew.brown@un.org

Pascal Sim

simp@un.org 

14 Dec

HRC

HRC meeting: High Commission for Human Rights update on Nicaragua (3 pm)

Hybrid

Rolando Gomez

rolando.gomez@un.org

Matthew Brown

matthew.brown@un.org

Pascal Sim

simp@un.org 

15 Dec

HRC

HRC meeting: High Commission for Human Rights report presentation on Ukraine (10 am)

Hybrid

Rolando Gomez

rolando.gomez@un.org

Matthew Brown

matthew.brown@un.org

Pascal Sim

simp@un.org 

15 Dec

UNITAR

Prince Talal International Prize Award Ceremony

Geneva

Michael ADALLA

michael.adalla@unitar.org

16 Dec

FAO

Launch of the Global Network against Food Crises report on Funding Flows

Virtual

Adriano Timossi

+41 (0) 77 430 9873

Adriano.timossi@fao.org

18 Dec

UN

International Migrants Day

18 Dec

UN

Arabic Language Day

20 Dec

WTO

Dispute Settlement Body

Geneva

Daniel Pruzin,

+41 (0)22 739 6395

20 Dec

UN

International Human Solidarity Day

20 Dec

UNECE

SITCIN Regional Outreach Event for the South Caucasus and Central Asia Region

https://unece.org/info/events/event/362549

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

21 Dec

UNECE

SITCIN Regional Outreach Event for the South East Europe Region

https://unece.org/info/events/event/362550 

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

20 Dec

UNODA

Biological Weapons Convention - Preparatory Committee for the Ninth Review Conference

Geneva

Daniel Feakes

Daniel.feakes@un.org

27 Dec

UN

International Day of Epidemic Preparedness

4 Jan

UN

World Braille Day

11-14 Jan

UNECE

(WP.29/GRPE) Working Party on Pollution and Energy (85th session)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/361276

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

12 Jan

WTO

Trade Policy Review Body of Georgia

Geneva

Fernando Puchol 

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

fernando.puchol@wto.org

14 Jan

WTO

Trade Policy Review Body of Georgia

Geneva

Fernando Puchol 

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

fernando.puchol@wto.org

17 Jan

ILO

Launch of World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2022 report.  Embargoed virtual press conference with ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder

virtual

Rosalind Yarde

+41 79 646 0480