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Calendar of activities of interest to the Press

27 September to 12 October 2021

DATE

ORG

ACTIVITY

CITY

CONTACT

1 Sep-

30 Nov

UNECE

11th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development. Organized jointly by the United Nations Regional Commissions in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme, and other international organizations.

https://unece.org/info/events/event/18677

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez 

+41 (0)22 917 2727 

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

13 Sep –

8 Oct

HRC

Human Rights Council 48th regular session

Geneva

Rolando Gomez

rolando.gomez@un.org

Matthew Brown matthew.brown@un.org

Pascal Sim

simp@un.org 

21 Sept-

1 Oct.

UNECE

(WP.15/AC.1) Joint Meeting of the RID Committee of Experts and the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

https://unece.org/info/events/event/354456 

Geneva

Jean Rodriguez 

+41 (0)22 917 2727 

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

27 Sep

UN

World Tourism Day

27 Sep

WTO

Dispute Settlement Body

Geneva

Dan Pruzin 

+41 (0)22 739 6395 

Daniel.pruzin@wto.org

27 Sep

UNHCR

Press conference. Announcement and introduction of the winner of UNHCR's 2021 Nansen Refugee Award

Embargoed until Wednesday 29 September, 07:00 GMT (09:00 CEST)

Speaker:  Laureate of the 2021 Nansen Refugee Award

Virtual

Aikaterini Kitidi

+41 (0)79 580 8334

kitidi@unhcr.org -

27 Sep

UNCTAD

Press conference. UNCTAD report on its assistance to the Palestinian people

(Embargoed until Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 5:00 GMT)

Speakers:  Richard Kozul-Wright, Director of UNCTAD’s Globalization and Development Strategies Division; Mahmoud A.T. Elkhafif, Coordinator of UNCTAD's assistance to the Palestinian people

Hybrid

Arlette Verploegh - arlette.verploegh@unctad.org 

27 Sep –

1 Oct

UNECE

(WP.29/GRVA) Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (11th session)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/356938  

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez 

+41 (0)22 917 2727 

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

27-28 Sep

ITC

Trade for Sustainable Development Forum

The 2021 edition of this annual ITC flagship event features a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the launch of Standards Map, the world’s largest database for sustainability standards.

Virtual

Vittorio Cammarota

vcammarota@intracen.org

27-29 Sep

UNECE

32nd Meeting of the Expert Group on Environmental Performance Reviews

(Zoom and in "Salle Genève" in CICG)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/359851 

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez 

+41 (0)22 917 2727 

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

27-30 Sep

UNECE

Expert meeting on Statistical Data Collection, online

The objective of this expert meeting is to identify innovative ways and best practices in statistical data collection, and to provide a platform for practitioners to exchange experiences and foster collaboration in this area. In addition to the more traditional presentations, the agenda will include target-driven small group discussions and activities to identify best practices and new opportunities. Delegates will be asked to contribute to the development of internationally-coordinated work in the field of statistical data collection.

https://unece.org/info/events/event/355287

Online

Jean Rodriguez 

+41 (0)22 917 2727 

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

28 Sep

UN

International Day for Universal Access to Information

28 Sep

WTO

WTO Public Forum

Geneva

Dan Pruzin 

+41 (0)22 739 6395 

Daniel.pruzin@wto.org

28 Sep

UNITAR

Interactive session on “Reinforcing the SDGs through Open Innovation” within the 2021 University Global Coalition Annual Conference “Building Connections and Action for the SDGs”.

UNITAR and the University of Geneva chair the University Global Coalition Working Group on Open Innovation for the SDGs.

Virtual

Afroditi Anastasaki
+33 (0)78 578 0432

afroditi.anastasaki@unitar.org

28-29 Sept

UNECE

Online Meeting of the UNECE Group of Experts on Gender Statistics 2021

https://unece.org/info/events/event/358454

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez 

+41 (0)22 917 2727 

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

28 Sep–

1 Oct

ITC

ITC at the WTO Public Forum 2021

The World Trade Organization brings the International Trade Centre and partners together to present green and inclusive solutions for building resilience, centred around small businesses.

 For WTO Public Forum sessions led by ITC and partners please click here

 

Hybrid

Vittorio Cammarota

vcammarota@intracen.org

29 Sep

UN

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

29 Sep

WTO

WTO Public Forum

Geneva

Dan Pruzin 

+41 (0)22 739 6395 

Daniel.pruzin@wto.org

30 Sep

UN

World Maritime Day

30 Sep

UN

International Translation Day

30 Sep

WTO

WTO Public Forum

Geneva

Dan Pruzin 

+41 (0)22 739 6395 

Daniel.pruzin@wto.org

30 Sep

WTO

Informal TNC and Heads of Delegation Meeting

Geneva

Keith Rockwell

+41 (0)22 739 5015

29-30 Sept

UNECE

Informal meeting on Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (2nd session)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/359589

Geneva

Jean Rodriguez 

+41 (0)22 917 2727 

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

29 Sept

1 Oct

UNECE

Ninth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention

This meeting will be a milestone for reviewing and accelerating progress towards achieving SDG target 6.5, discussing challenges and good practices related to transboundary water cooperation and the role of the Convention.

https://unece.org/info/events/event/356707

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez 

+41 (0)22 917 2727 

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

30 Sep

UNITAR

Webinar on the topic of “Green Transition: Dynamics of Climate Push and Pull Policy”.

Link to register:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1616323218898/WN_n79mDVgkSb-2nJazXMLw_w

Virtual

Julia Genth

Julia.genth@unitar.org

1 Oct

WTO

WTO Public Forum

Geneva

Dan Pruzin 

+41 (0)22 739 6395 

Daniel.pruzin@wto.org

1 Oct

UN

International Day of Older Persons

2 Oct

UN

World Statistics Day

3 Oct

UN

International Day of Non-Violence

4 Oct

UN

World Habitat Day

4 Oct

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

4 Oct

WTO

Structured Discussions on Investment Facilitation for Development (JI)

Geneva

Fernando Puchol 

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

fernando.puchol@wto.org

4 Oct

WTO

Working Group on Trade and Transfer of Technology

Geneva

Ivy Zhang 

+41 (0)22 739 5220 

Ivy.zhang@wto.org  

4 Oct.

UNECE

Advancing the sustainable management of urban trees and forests

By providing a peer-to-peer learning opportunity for mayors, local stakeholders and experts, the webinar aims to discuss how urban forestry and green infrastructure can be integrated into urban planning, understand how trees can be sustainably grown in cities, and share experiences on innovative approaches to finance sustainable urban forestry.

https://unece.org/info/events/event/359438

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez 

+41 (0)22 917 2727 

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

4-7 Oct.

UNECE

Implementation Committee (Espoo Convention), 51st session

https://unece.org/info/events/event/350796 

Geneva

Jean Rodriguez 

+41 (0)22 917 2727 

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

4-15 Oct

UNECE

37th 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. As a virtual event, we look forward to enhancing the participation from those experts who may not normally be able to travel as well as welcome new experts.

https://unece.org/info/events/event/357299 

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez 

+41 (0)22 917 2727 

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

5 Oct

UN

World Teachers’ Day

5 Oct

WTO

Structured Discussions on Investment Facilitation for Development (JI)

Geneva

Fernando Puchol 

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

fernando.puchol@wto.org

5 Oct

WTO

Working Party on State Trading Enterprises

Geneva

Ivy Zhang 

+41 (0)22 739 5220 

Ivy.zhang@wto.org  

5 Oct

WMO

Release of State of Climate Services for Water report

Press release.

Press conference planned with WMO SG Petteri Taalas

Geneva

Clare Nullis

41 (0)79 709 1397

cnullis@wmo.int-

5-6 Oct

UNECE

8th session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy

https://unece.org/info/events/event/358486

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez 

+41 (0)22 917 2727 

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

6 Oct

UNECE

In Focus: SDG 11 “Housing and sustainable urban development in a world marked by Covid-19 and climate change”

The theme of the event is Affordable housing & sustainable urban development in a world marked by Covid-19 and climate change. The theme corresponds to the theme of the 2021 UNECE Ministerial Meeting on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management “Affordable, adequate, and resilient housing in liveable cities, including cities which face extreme weather conditions”.

https://unece.org/info/events/event/358326

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez 

+41 (0)22 917 2727 

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

6-8 Oct

UNECE

UNECE Ministerial Meeting on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management and the 82nd session of the Committee on Housing, Urban Development and Land Management

The Ministerial Meeting is expected to launch a report of the study “#Housing2030:  Improving Housing Affordability in the UNECE Region” which is being developed by UNECE in cooperation with Housing Europe and UN-Habitat; and to endorse a regional action plan for the UNECE region “Place and Life in the ECE - A Regional Action Plan 2030: Tackling challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, climate and housing emergencies in region, city, neighbourhood and homes”.

https://unece.org/info/events/event/351392

Geneva

Jean Rodriguez 

+41 (0)22 917 2727 

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

6-8 Oct

UNECE

17th session of the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems

https://unece.org/info/events/event/358487

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez 

+41 (0)22 917 2727 

jean.rodriguez@unece.org

7 Oct

WTO

General Council

Geneva

Keith Rockwell

+41 (0)22 739 5015

7 Oct

ITC/WTO

World Cotton Day - Event to celebrate the 2021 World Cotton Day. The annual international day recognizes the contribution to job creation and to maintaining economic stability along the cotton value chain

Virtual

Vittorio Cammarota

vcammarota@intracen.org

7-8 Oct

ITC

Celebrate e-commerce with ecomConnect Days We will be leading conversations on how marketplaces can become more inclusive by fostering global connections, particularly in developing and least developed countries, through workshops, panel discussions, live interviews and more!

The event is organized by the ecomConnect Programme, which is the e-commerce initiative at the International Trade Centre - the joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation https://ecomconnect.org/events/63096

Virtual

Vittorio Cammarota

vcammarota@intracen.org

8 Oct

WTO

General Council

Geneva

Keith Rockwell

+41 (0)22 739 5015

8 Oct

WTO

Committee on Import Licensing

Geneva

Fernando Puchol 

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

fernando.puchol@wto.org

8 Oct

WTO

Committee on Trade and Development - Session on Aid for Trade

Geneva

Melissa Begag,  

+41 (0)22 739 5562 

Dana.bajjali@wto.org

9 Oct

UN

World Migratory Bird Day

9 Oct

UN

World Post Day

10 Oct

UN

World Mental Health Day

11 Oct

UN

International Day of the Girl Child

 

11 Oct

WTO

Committee on Market Access

Geneva

Fernando Puchol 

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

fernando.puchol@wto.org

11-14 Oct

UNECE

UNECE Expert Meeting on Dissemination and Communication of Statistics. The focus of the workshop will be on cutting edge ideas, new trends, experiments, and approaches in the areas of statistical data dissemination and communication. The programme of the meeting will aim to cover the following topics: Reaching potential audiences: broadening audiences; Employee engagement and involvement; Communication on the fast track: Measuring the effectiveness of communications

https://unece.org/info/events/event/355291  

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez 

+41 (0)22 917 2727 

jean.rodriguez@unece.org