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Journalists and videographers muster on the Palais des Nations plaza.

Calendar of activities of interest to the Press

22 November to 6 December 2021

DATE

ORG

ACTIVITY

CITY

CONTACT

22 Nov

WTO

General Council

Geneva

Keith Rockwell

+41 (0)22 739 5015

22 Nov

UN Women

A discussion on ‘Fighting Gender-Based Violence’. Speakers will include Lili Ben-Ami, who founded the Michal Sela Forum after her sister, Michal Sela, was brutally murdered by her husband in 2019.

Registration is available at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/n85jeds3

Hybrid

Akseli Lamminmaki

+41 (0) 22 917 8640

Akseli.lamminmaki@unwomen.org

22 Nov

UNECE/

FAO

Urban and Peri-urban Forest Ecosystems for Green Recovery – Linking National Policies and Local Action (Foresta2021 Side Event)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/361546

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

22 Nov

UNECE

Achievements – challenges – aspirations for forest landscape restoration in the Caucasus and Central Asia. With COFFI and FAO.

https://unece.org/info/events/event/361914

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

22-23 Nov

UNECE

(WP.5/GE.4) Group of Experts on Benchmarking Transport Infrastructure Construction Costs (12th session)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/359584

Geneva

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

22-23 Nov

UNECE

Fourteenth Meeting of the Standing Working Group on Ageing

https://unece.org/info/events/event/349039 

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

22-25 Nov

UNECE/

FAO

Foresta2021 - the Joint Session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the FAO European Forestry Commission

https://unece.org/info/events/event/357375

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

22-25 Nov

UNODA

Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of States Parties

Geneva

Daniel Feakes
Daniel.feakes@un.org

23 Nov

UNECE

Sixth meeting of the START-Ed Initiative

https://unece.org/info/events/event/359489

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

23 Nov

UNECE

Future-proofing Supply of Critical Minerals for Net-Zero: Cross-sectoral Perspectives

https://unece.org/info/events/event/361933

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

23 Nov

UNECE

Transboundary Sessions at Africa Water and Sanitation Week 2021

https://unece.org/info/events/event/362265

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

23 Nov

UNCTAD

Press conference: Presentation of a new UNCTAD report: “Economic costs of the Israeli occupation for the Palestinian people: poverty in the West Bank between 2000 and 2019”

Embargo 24, November at 6 p.m. CET

Speakers:  Richard Kozul-Wright, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD; Mahmoud Elkhafif, Coordinator of the Assistance to the Palestinian People, UNCTAD; Rami  Alazzeh, Economist, Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People, UNCTAD

Hybrid

Catherine Huissoud

+41 (0)79 502 4311 

catherine.huissoud@un.org

23 Nov

WTO

General Council

Geneva

Keith Rockwell

+41 (0)22 739 5015

24 Nov

WTO

Informal Working Group on Trade and Gender

Geneva

Jessica Hermosa

+41 (0)22 739 6213

24 Nov

WTO

Structured Discussions on Investment Facilitation for Development (JI)

Geneva

Fernando Puchol 

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

catherine.huissoud@unctad.org - Tel:fernando.puchol@wto.org

24 Nov

WTO

Trade Policy Review Body - Bahrain

Geneva

Fernando Puchol 

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

fernando.puchol@wto.org

24 Nov

 

UN Women

Coordinated by UN Women, the Delegation of the European Union and UNOG, a number of Ambassadors and Heads of Organisations representing Permanent Missions, International Organizations and NGOs in Geneva will convene at the grounds of the Palais des Nations on the 24th of November to form a giant and powerful human NO and take a group photo from above. The photo will be shared widely on their social media channels as part of a Geneva-wide campaign to say NO! to violence against women.

Geneva

Lowri Rees

+41 (0) 22 917 4832

Lowri.rees@unwomen.org

24 Nov

UNECE

Ageing in the Digital Era

https://unece.org/info/events/event/349038 

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

24 Nov

UNECE

Annual Meeting of the Gender Responsive Standards Initiative

https://unece.org/info/events/event/352541

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

24 Nov

UNECE

EFDRR Focused thematic discussion - Preventing another Sandoz, Baia Mare or Beirut accident: Perspectives on risk management in the context of the Sendai Framework

https://unece.org/info/events/event/353910

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

24 Nov

UNECE

Meeting of the Team of Specialists on Sustainable Forest Products

https://unece.org/info/events/event/361920

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

24-25 Nov

UNECE

Workshop: Support to Decarbonization of Transport in Kazakhstan

https://unece.org/info/events/event/361942

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

24-26 Nov

UNECE

Thirty-first Session of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6)

https://unece.org/info/events/event/352542

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

24-26Nov

UN Women

In 2020 UN Women partnered with the EU Delegation in Geneva to decorate the city buses and trams with artwork on violence against women and girls and campaign slogans. This year, a similar initiative will see publicity bikes circulate the city with similar artwork and slogans. Five bikes will take different routes around the city during 3 full days, stopping at iconic monuments and public spaces to hand out specially designed badges with the slogan “No means No!”.

Lowri Rees

+41 (0) 22 917 4832

Lowri.rees@unwomen.org

25 Nov

UN

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 Nov

UNITAR

UNOSAT: 20 years of operations leading to the United Nations Satellite Centre. With:

Nikhil Seth, Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Director, UNITAR Einar Bjørgo, Director, UN Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) – UNITAR, Alain Retière Co-founder, Managing Director, Chief Technical Officer, LDN Advisory

Francesco Pisano, Director, UN Library & Archives Geneva Anne-Sofie Gerhard, Chief Technical Adviser & Project Manager, Vanuatu Electoral Environment Project (VEEP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

UNHCR Mapping Group representative

Virtual

Camille Chambinaud camille.chambinaud@unitar.org

25 Nov-

11 Dec

ILO

The second segment of the 109th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) The conference will be held virtually.

Virtual

Rosalind Yarde

+41 79 646 0480

yarde@ilo.org

26 Nov

UNECE

Second UNRMS Workshop

https://unece.org/info/events/event/361977

 

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

26 Nov

WTO

Trade Policy Review Body - Bahrain

Geneva

Fernando Puchol 

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

fernando.puchol@wto.org

26 Nov

UNODA

Biological Weapons Convention Preparatory Committee for the Ninth Review Conference

Geneva

Daniel Feakes
Daniel.feakes@un.org

29 Nov

UN

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

29 Nov

WTO

Dispute Settlement Body

Geneva

Daniel Pruzin

+41 (0)22 739 6395

29-30 Nov

UNECE

Fifth session of the Working Party on Public-Private Partnerships

https://unece.org/info/events/event/357963 

Geneva

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

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

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

30 Nov

UN

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

30 Nov

WTO

Heads of Delegations at Ministerial Level

Geneva

Keith Rockwell

+41 (0)22 739 5015

30 Nov

WTO

Twelfth Ministerial Conference – Opening session

Geneva

Keith Rockwell

+41 (0)22 739 5015

30 Nov

ILO

Ahead of World Aids Day, embargoed virtual press conference on ILO Gallup report on HIV/AIDs stigma and discrimination in the workplace.

Virtual

Rosalind Yarde

+41 79 646 0480

yarde@ilo.org

30 Nov

2 Dec

UNECE

  1. Meetings of the UNECE Group of Experts on Measuring Poverty and Inequality 2021

https://unece.org/info/events/event/358456

Virtual

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

1 Dec

UNAIDS

World AIDS Day - the theme this year is End Inequalities, End AIDS, End Pandemics

Global

Sophie Barton-Knott

+41 (0)79 514 6896

bartonknotts@unaids.org

1 Dec

WTO

Twelfth Ministerial Conference – Plenary session

Geneva

Keith Rockwell

+41 (0)22 739 5015

1 Dec

WTO

Thematic Ministerial Heads of Delegations meetings

Geneva

Keith Rockwell

+41 (0)22 739 5015

1-2 Dec

UNECE

  1. International Seminar on Trade Facilitation in the Kyrgyz Republic

https://unece.org/info/events/event/362164

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

1-3 Dec

UNECE

Working Group on EIA and SEA (Espoo Convention), 10th meeting

https://unece.org/info/events/event/350793

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

1-3 Dec

UNECE

Expert Meeting on Statistical Data Confidentiality

https://unece.org/info/events/event/355683

Hybrid

Jean Rodriguez

+41 (0)22 917 2727

jean.rodriguez@un.org

2 Dec

UNRISD

Webinar – A New Global Norm on Violence Against Women (15:00-16:30 CET)

With International Gender Champions

Virtual

Jenifer Freedman

jenifer.freedman@un.org

2 Dec

OCHA

Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2022

Geneva

Jens Laerke

laerke@un.org

2 Dec

WTO

Twelfth Ministerial Conference – Plenary session

Geneva

Keith Rockwell

+41 (0)22 739 5015

2 Dec

WTO

Thematic Ministerial Heads of Delegations meetings

Geneva

Keith Rockwell

+41 (0)22 739 5015

2-8 Dec

UNODA

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

Geneva

Heegyun Jung

Jung6@un.org

3 Dec

WTO

Twelfth Ministerial Conference – Plenary session (as necessary)

Geneva

Keith Rockwell

+41 (0)22 739 5015

3 Dec

WTO

Final Heads of Delegations meeting

Geneva

Keith Rockwell

+41 (0)22 739 5015

3 Dec

WTO

Twelfth Ministerial Conference – Closing session

Geneva

Keith Rockwell

+41 (0)22 739 5015

6 Dec

WTO

Trade Policy Review of Tajikistan

Geneva

Fernando Puchol 

+41 (0)22 739 6175 

fernando.puchol@wto.org

6 Dec

HRC

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

Geneva

Rolando Gomez

rolando.gomez@un.org

Matthew Brown

matthew.brown@un.org

Pascal Sim

simp@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 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

6-10 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