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Calendar of activities of interest to the Press

26 February to 11 March 2024

Date

Org

Activity

City

Contact

26 Feb

 

WTO

13th WTO Ministerial Conference

 

Ismaila Dieng

+41 (0)22 739 5015

26 Feb

5 Apr

HRC

The Human Rights Council will open next Monday, 26 February its 55th regular session, under the presidency of Ambassador Omar Zniber of Morocco.  Delivering statements at the opening will be the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres; the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Dennis Francis; the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk; as well as the Chief of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, Ignazio Cassis.  The Council will then start its high-level segment, which will last from 26 February to 28 February and during which dignitaries representing more than 110 Member States will address the Council.

Geneva

Pascal Sim

simp@un.org

27 Feb

WMO

WMO Secretary-General Celeste Saulo makes opening speech at United for Zero Emissions: The 2050Today Charter Explained.

Geneva

Clare Nullis

+41 (0)79 709 1397

cnullis@wmo.int

27 Feb

WTO

13th WTO Ministerial Conference

 

Ismaila Dieng

+41 (0)22 739 5015

28 Feb

HRC

Press Conference. Subject: 

Launch of the Group of Human Rights Experts on Nicaragua’s latest report on the human rights situation in Nicaragua. Speakers:  

  • Jan-Michael Simon, Chair of the Group of Experts
  • Ángela Maria Buitrago, Member of the Group of Experts
  • Ariela Peralta Distefano, Member of the Group of Experts

Hybrid

Todd Pitman 

+41 (0)76 691 1761

todd.pitman@un.org

 

 

28 Feb

WTO

13th WTO Ministerial Conference

 

Ismaila Dieng

+41 (0)22 739 5015

28 Feb

ITU

Webinar on Cost Models for Affordable Data - Episode 2: Policy and economic incentives for internet affordibility

Hybrid

pressinfo@itu.int

28 Feb

ITU

AI for Good webinar: Tracking permafrost landscape dynamics in a rapidly warming Arctic

Hybrid

pressinfo@itu.int

29 Feb

WTO

13th WTO Ministerial Conference

 

Ismaila Dieng

+41 (0)22 739 5015

29 Feb

1 Mar

UNIDIR

2024 Cyber Stability Conference: Unpacking Cyber Threats to International Peace and Security

Hybrid  

unidir.comms@un.org

1 Mar

UN

World Seagrass Day

Zero Discrimination Day [UNAIDS]

 

3 Mar

UN

World Wildlife Day

 

4 Mar

 

World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development 

 

 

5 Mar

ITU

Release of the Facts and Figures: Focus on Small Island Developing States report

Geneva

pressinfo@itu.int

5 Mar

UN

International Day for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Awareness

 

 

5 Mar

UNIDIR

Subsea Communications Cables as Critical Infrastructure: What’s in a Designation?

Hybrid

unidir.comms@un.org

6 Mar

ITU

AI for Good webinar: Climate Causality - Connecting data and theory to understand the drivers of regional weather extremes

Hybrid

pressinfo@itu.int

8 Mar

UN

International Women's Day

 

 

8 Mar

UNIDIR

Fostering Gender-Responsive Small Arms Control: Perspectives from the Africa Region on the UN PoA and the ATT

Online

unidir.comms@un.org

10 Mar

UN

International Day of Women Judges

 

 

 

11 Mar

UNITAR

Side Event to the Human Rights Council:

Panel discussion on “Building Bridges for Peace: Lessons from the DDR process in Colombia. An exchange of experiences on DDR processes between Colombia and African contexts.”

Room XXV, Palais des Nations, at 14:00

Geneva

viviana.mojica-aurelio@unitar.org

 

 

11-14 Mar

ITU - UNECE

Future Network Car Symposium​​​ (FNC-2024)​

Hybrid

pressinfo@itu.int