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POPRC-1212th Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-12) of the Stockholm Convention on POPs
POPRC-12 is being held from 19 to 23 September 2016 at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy. .. More »
18th CCAC Working Group18th Working Group of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC)
The 18th CCAC Working Group met in Paris, France, from 20 to 21 September 2016. .. More »
Friends of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of NCDsSide Event on the Friends of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs): Supporting Member States to Achieve the NCD-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Targets
This side took place on Thursday, 22 September 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York. .. More »
CITES CoP1717th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
CoP17 opens in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday, 24 September 2016 and will continue through Wednesday, 5 October 2016. .. More »
Recent Coverage
EATx UNGA 2016EATx UNGA 2016: High-level Side Event: Urban Food Systems: The Nutrition Challenge
This High-level side event took place on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York. Hosted by the EAT Foundation in collaboration with Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the event will convene on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly. .. More »
Leaving No One Behind: Energy for Humanitarian Response and Sustainable DevelopmentHigh-Level Event on “Leaving No One Behind: Energy for Humanitarian Response and Sustainable Development”
This event took place on Sunday, 18 September 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York. .. More »
CRC1212th Meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC12) to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade
CRC12 was held from 14 to 16 September 2016 at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. .. More »
Is the Paris Agreement Good News for the Ocean?Workshop: Is the Paris Agreement Good News for the Ocean?
This workshop took place today 14 September 2016 in Washingtonc, DC, US. .. More »
IUCN Congress 20162016 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress - Planet at the Crossroads
The IUCN Congress 2016 was hosted by the US government in Honolulu, Hawai’i, from 1 to 10 September 2016. .. More »
BBNJ PrepCom 22nd Session of the Preparatory Committee Established by the UN General Assembly Resolution 69/292 “Development of an International Legally Binding Instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction”
This session took place from 26 August to 9 September 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York. .. More »
Resumed OEWG 37, OEWG 38, ExMOP 3Resumed Session of the 37th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 37) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, OEWG 38, and 3rd Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (ExMOP 3)
These events took place from 15 to 23 July 2016 in Vienna, Austria. .. More »
HLPF 20162016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2016) - Ensuring that No One is Left Behind
HLPF 2016 took place from 11 to 20 July 2016 at UN Headquarters, New York. The HLPF is the central UN platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015. .. More »
High-Level Event on “Thematic Reviews for an Integrated Follow-Up & Review of the 2030 Agenda”High-Level Event on “Thematic Reviews for an Integrated Follow-Up & Review of the 2030 Agenda”
This event was held from 7 to 8 July 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan Hotel in New York, US.. .. More »
4th Meeting of the OEWG on SDGs of CFS4th Meeting of the Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
This meeting was held on 22 June 2016, at the headquarters of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in Rome, Italy. .. More »
ICP-1717th Meeting of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (ICP-17) - Marine Debris, Plastics and Micro-plastics
ICP-17 has taken place from 13 to 17 June 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York. .. More »
8th EfE Ministerial Conference8th Environment for Europe (EfE) Ministerial Conference - Greener, Cleaner, Smarter!
This conference took place in Batumi, Georgia, from 8 to 10 June 2016. The Environment for Europe process and its Ministerial Conferences provide a high-level platform for stakeholders to discuss, agree and partner in addressing environmental priorities across the 56 countries of the UN Economic Commission for Europe region. .. More »
50th GEF Council MeetingGlobal Environment Facility (GEF) Council Consultation Meeting with Civil Society Organization (CSOs), 50th GEF Council Meeting and 20th Meeting of the Least Developed Countries Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund (LDCF/SCCF) Council
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council is the GEF’s main decision-making body. .. More »
OEWG Meetings on NutritionOpen Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Connecting Smallholders to Markets of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
This meeting convened from 8 to 9 June 2016, at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), in Rome, Italy. .. More »
Inaugural MI MinisterialInaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial
The inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial (MIM) reconvened on Thursday afternoon, 2 June 2016, for Open Press Public Announcements. MI Ministers made announcements on government funding for clean energy innovation, took organizational decisions, and considered new collaborative research and analysis discussed during a panel session with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President, European Union, Tord Lien, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Norway, Harsh Vardhan, Cabinet Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, India, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Secretary of Energy, Mexico, and James Gordon Carr, Minister, Natural Resources Canada. .. More »
STI Forum 11st annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum)
The STI Forum is a component of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM) outlined in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The TFM also includes an Inter-Agency Task Team on STI for SDGs (IATT), a 10-Member Group, and an online platform. .. More »
Habitat III Informal Hearings with StakeholdersHabitat III Informal Hearings with Stakeholders
This event brought together stakeholders from the Global Assembly of Partners for Habitat III (GAP), the UN Major Groups, and others to exchange views with member states on the recently submitted zero draft of the Habitat III outcome. .. More »
The Inaugural AgoraThe Inaugural Agora - Transforming the World Through Sustainable Energy for All: Leaving No One Behind
This event took place in the afternoon of 6 June 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York. The meeting included two interactive high-level panels composed of representatives from UN Member States, the UN, the private sector, academia, scientists, entrepreneurs and local communities. .. More »
CEM77th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7)
CEM7 convened on 2 June 2016 for its Open Press Public Private Action Summit in San Francisco, US. In the morning, delegates heard welcoming remarks from Ernest Moniz, US Secretary of Energy, who underscored the complementarity of the Mission Innovation and CEM objectives. .. More »
8th Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity8th Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity
This meeting took place from 31 May to 3 June 2016 in Trondheim, Norway. The meeting focused on the interlinkages between biodiversity and agriculture to develop food systems for a sustainable future, an essential discussion towards reaching the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). .. More »
OEWG.1010th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG10)
OEWG10 took place from 30 May to 2 June 2016 at the Headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya. .. More »
LCTPi 55th Global Event of the Low Carbon Technology Partnership initiative (LCTPi)
LCTPi 5 was held on Wednesday, 1 June 2016, in San Francisco, US, and focused on the power of private sector engagement to implement ambitious climate action. Taking place back to back with the seventh meeting of the Clean Energy Ministerial, around 250 participants engaged in a discussion on how to accelerate a transition to a low carbon economy. .. More »
UNEA-216th Global Major Groups and Stakeholder Forum (GMGSF) and 2nd Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Delivering on the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
GMGSF 2016 convened from 21 to 22 May 2016. UNEA-2 took place from 23 to 27 May 2016 at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. .. More »
UNEA-2Video Coverage at UNEA-2 - Delivering on the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
IISD Reporting Services produced daily videos at UNEA-2 from 23 to 27 May 2016 from Nairobi, Kenya. .. More »
UN Fish Stocks Agreement Review ConferenceReview Conference on the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 Relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks
This meeting was held from 23 to 27 May 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York. .. More »
Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016
This conference convened from 16 to 26 May 2016 at the World Conference Center Bonn, in Bonn, Germany. The meeting comprised the 44th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 44) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 44), as well as the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1). .. More »
Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016Video Coverage of Selected Side Events at the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016
IISD Reporting Services is producing video coverage at side events from the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016. .. More »
2nd AEEP Stakeholder Forum2nd Stakeholder Forum of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) - Business and Science: Leading the Way to Sustainable Energy
Held every three years as a high-level event, the Stakeholder Forum is one of the key strategic dialogue events organized by the AEEP. The Forum is co-organized by the AEEP, the Italian Government, the African Union Commission and the European Commission. .. More »
Habitat III Informal Hearings with Local AuthoritiesHabitat III Informal Hearings with Local Authorities Associations
This event took take place from 16 to 17 May 2016 as part of the preparatory process for the Habitat III Conference taking place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17-20 October 2016. .. More »
Upcoming Coverage
Resumed OEWG 38 and MOP 28Resumed 38th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 38) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 28)
The Resumed OEWG 38 and MOP 28 will be held on 8 October and from 10 to 14 October 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. .. More »
5th UCLG CongressWorld Summit of Local and Regional Leaders - Local Voices for a Better World and 5th United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) World Congress
This event is taking place from 12 to 15 October 2016 in Bogotá, Colombia. .. More »
3rd Session of the 2nd World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments2nd World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments
This session will take place on 16 October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador. .. More »
OEWG Meetings on Nutrition43rd Committee on Food Security (CFS 43) and Related Meetings
CFS 43 is expected to address a series of items arising from its Multi-year Programme of Work, also considered by intersessional open-ended working groups and events, including on: nutrition; engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); connecting smallholder farmers to markets; urbanization, rural transformation and implications for food security and nutrition; and monitoring. .. More »
IPCC-4444th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-44)
IPCC-44 convenes in Bangkok, Thailand, from 17-20 October 2016. .. More »
51st GEF Council MeetingGlobal Environment Facility (GEF) Council Consultation Meeting with Civil Society Organization (CSOs), 51st GEF Council Meeting and 21st Meeting of the Least Developed Countries Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund (LDCF/SCCF) Council
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council is the GEF’s main decision-making body. .. More »
IGF Annual General Meeting2016 Annual General Meeting of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Mining
This meeting will be held at the Palais de Nations from 24 to 28 October 2016. .. More »
6th AFRP and 5th High-Level Meeting on DDR6th Session of the Africa Regional Platform and 5th High-Level Meeting of Disaster Risk Reduction
Organized by the African Union (AU) Commission, with support from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), this meeting will be jointly hosted by the Government Mauritius with support from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat. .. More »
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