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Calendar of activities of interest to the Press

5 to 19 December 2022

DATE

ORG

ACTIVITY

CITY

CONTACT

5 Dec

UN

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

World Soil Day

5 Dec 

WTO 

Trade Policy Review of Seychelles 

Geneva  

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

5 Dec 

WTO 

Committee on Specific Commitments 

Geneva 

Melissa Begag

+41 (0)22 739 5562   

5 Dec 

WTO 

Trade Finance in West Africa: Presentation of a Joint Report by IFC and WTO 

Geneva 

Ivy Zhang

+41 (0)22 739 5220   

5-6 Dec

UNECE

39th UN/CEFACT Forum

Virtual

Jean-Isaias Rodriguez

+41 79 444 5081

jean.rodriguez@un.org

5-7 Dec 

WTO 

World Trade Congress on Gender 

Geneva 

Jessica Hermosa

+41 (0)22 739 6213 

5-7 Dec

UNCTAD

International Debt Management Conference

Geneva

Catherine Huissoud

+41 (0)79 502 4311

Catherine.huissoud@un.org

5-9  Dec

 

UNECE

  1. Party on Passive Safety (72nd session)

Hybrid

Jean-Isaias Rodriguez

+41 79 444 50 81

jean.rodriguez@un.org

5-9 Dec

WMO

International workshop on tropical cyclones

Hybrid

Clare Nullis

+41 (0)79 709 1397

cnulis@wmo.int

6 Dec 

WTO 

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

Geneva 

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

6 Dec 

WTO 

Trade Policy Review Body meeting on Monitoring 

Geneva 

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

7 Dec

UN

International Civil Aviation Day

7 Dec 

WTO 

Seminar on LDC priorities in global trade 

Geneva 

Melissa Begag

+41 (0)22 739 5562   

7 Dec 

WTO 

Committee on Trade in Financial Services 

Geneva 

Melissa Begag

+41 (0)22 739 5562   

7 Dec 

WTO  

Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade - Plenary Meeting 

Geneva 

Ivy Zhang

+41 (0)22 739 5220   

7 Dec 

WTO 

Trade Policy Review of Seychelles 

Geneva 

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

7 Dec 

WTO  

Committee on Agriculture Working Group - Work Programme on Food Security 

Geneva 

Ivy Zhang,

+41 (0)22 739 5220   

7-8 Dec

UNESCO

UN-Water Summit on Groundwater 2022

Hybrid

Raquel Paramo Alfaro

+33145681175

r.paramo-alfaro@unesco.org

8 Dec 

WTO 

Agri-Food Business Day 

Geneva 

Ivy Zhang

+41 (0)22 739 5220   

8 Dec 

WTO 

Council for Trade in Services 

Geneva 

Melissa Begag

+41 (0)22 739 5562   

8 Dec 

WTO 

Working Group on Trade, Debt and Finance 

Geneva 

Ivy Zhang

+41 (0)22 739 5220   

9 Dec 

WTO 

Informal Trade Policy Review Body - 7th Appraisal of the TPRM 

Geneva 

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

9 Dec

OHCHR

Press conference. Human Rights Day with Volker Türk

Speaker:  

  • Volker Türk, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Hybrid

Renato Rosario de Souza

renato.rosariodesouza@un.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

International Anti-Corruption Day

10 Dec

UN

Human Rights Day

11 Dec

UN

International Mountain Day

12 Dec

UN

International Day of Neutrality

International Universal Health Coverage Day

12 Dec

UNCTAD

  1. of Statistics 2022

Geneva

Catherine Huissoud

+41 (0)79 502 4311

Catherine.huissoud@un.org

12 Dec

UNECE

  1. of Experts on drafting a new legal instrument on the use of automated vehicles in traffic (5th session)

Hybrid

Jean-Isaias Rodriguez

+41 79 444 5081

jean.rodriguez@un.org

12 Dec

FAO/

UNECE

Policy dialogue “Are all urban trees created equal? Benchmarking for evidence-based urban forest policy and planning” (side event of the UN Biodiversity Conference COP15)

Virtual

Jean-Isaias Rodriguez

+41 79 444 5081

 jean.rodriguez@un.org

12 Dec 

WTO 

Informal Working Group on Trade and Gender 

Geneva 

Jessica Hermosa

+41 (0)22 739 6213 

12 – 13 Dec

UNECE

  1. meeting of the Task Force on the Water-Food Energy Ecosystems Nexus

Hybrid

Jean-Isaias Rodriguez

+41 79 444 5081

jean.rodriguez@un.org

13 Dec

UNESCO

High-level launch event of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages

 (IDIL2022-2032)

Hybrid

Irmgarda Kasinskaite

+33145681645

I.Kasinskaite@unesco.org

14 Dec 

WTO 

Trade Policy Review Body - United States of America 

Geneva 

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

15 Dec 

WTO 

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

Geneva 

Fernando Puchol

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

15-16 Dec

UNESCO

17th Meeting of the Committee for protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict

Hybrid

Anna Sidorenko

+33145682096

A.Sidorenko@unesco.org

13-16 Dec

UNECE

  1. th meeting of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee

Geneva

Jean-Isaias Rodriguez

+41 79 444 50 81

jean.rodriguez@un.org

14-16 Dec

UNECE/

UNEP/

UNESCO

  1. Workshop on Source-to-sea Management

Geneva

Jean-Isaias Rodriguez

+41 79 444 50 81

 jean.rodriguez@un.org

15 Dec

UNECE with ECA, ESCAP, ECLAC/ ESCWA

  1. event of the UN Regional Commissions at CBD COP-15

Hybrid

Jean-Isaias Rodriguez

+41 79 444 50 81

jean.rodriguez@un.org

18 Dec

UN

International Migrants Day

Arabic Language Day