Sixth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Mercury (INC 6)
As mandated in the resolution on arrangements in the interim period adopted by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC) on mercury established pursuant to Governing Council decision 25/5 will meet during the period between the date on which the Convention is opened for signature and the date of the opening of the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention as may be necessary to facilitate the rapid entry into force of the Convention and its effective implementation upon its entry into force.
dates: 3-7 November 2014
location: Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand
contact: Sheila Logan
73rd Executive Committee Meeting for the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol
This meeting will conven back-to-back with the 26th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 26).
dates: 9-13 November 2014
location: Paris, Ile-De-France, France
Third Global Chemical Leasing Award Ceremony
Organized by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), this award intends to further enhance the global visibility of Chemical Leasing, acknowledge best practices, and inspire companies and individuals around the globe to apply the Chemical Leasing business concept by reducing inefficient use and over-consumption of chemicals, as well as by developing strong business partnerships and innovation along the entire supply chain. Chemical Leasing is part of UNIDO's Green Industry strategy.
dates: 11-13 November 2014 location: Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland contact: Petra Schwager e-mail: P.Schwager@unido.org www: http://www.unido.org/news/press/third-announced.html#pp1[g1]...
Joint 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention and the 26th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol
MOP 26 is scheduled to consider a several issues, including nominations for critical- and essential-use exemptions and other draft decisions forwarded from the OEWG.
dates: 17-21 November 2014
location: Paris, Ile-De-France, France
INTERPOL Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Committee Meetings
INTERPOL will host the Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Committee, together with the Wildlife Crime, Fisheries Crime and Pollution Crime Working Groups. These meetings will bring together inter-governmental organizations, law enforcement and government officials nominated by the National Central Bureaus from across INTERPOL's 190 member countries. The Green Customs Initiative, comprised of the Secretariats of the major multilateral environmental agreements and inter-governmental organizations, will also take this opportunity to hold their annual meeting, marking the partnership's 10th anniversary. The meetings will be dedicated to developing practical law enforcement responses and to coordinating projects focused on such areas as capacity building and intelligence gathering across the environmental crime spectrum.
dates: 24-28 November 2014
location: Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France
contact: INTERPOL Secretariat - Environmental Crime Unit
CBD Expert Workshop to Prepare Practical Guidance on Preventing and Mitigating the Significant Adverse Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity and Habitats
This workshop is being organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) with the support from the European Commission. It will bring together nominated experts to discuss the impacts of marine debris on marine and coastal biodiversity and habitats.
dates: 2-4 December 2014 location: Baltimore, MD, US contact: CBD Secretariat e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2014/ntf-2014-059-marin...
Second Meeting of the SAICM OEWG
The Second Meeting of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG2) is expected to: review and prioritize proposals for emerging policy issues in preparation for the fourth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4); consider proposals for the inclusion of new activities in the Global Plan of Action; consider the outcomes of regional meetings; and identify priority issues for consideration at ICCM4.
dates: 15-17 December 2014
location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
contact: SAICM Secretariat
Dresden Nexus Conference 2015
The Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) 2015 will convene under the theme 'Global Change, Sustainable Development Goals and the Nexus Approach,' and include participants from UN organizations, UN University (UNU) institutes, governments, international organizations, as well as individual researchers and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Focusing on the contributions of a nexus approach to the management of water, soil and waste, the DNC 2015 will address the following issues: maintaining and enhancing environmental resources under global change; facilitating efficient and sustainable use of limited natural resources; engaging international development partners in the promotion of the nexus approach; and facilitating a transition to a green economy, especially with regard to agriculture. The DNC 2015 is organized by the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) as a follow-up to its workshop 'Advancing a Nexus Approach to the Sustainable Management of Water, Soil and Waste,' held from 11-12 November 2013 in Dresden, Germany.
dates: 25-27 March 2015
venue: Hörsaalzentrum, Technische Universität Dresden, Bergstraße 64
location: Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
Basel COP 12, Rotterdam COP 7 and Stockholm COP 7
The 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Basel Convention, seventh meeting of the COP to the Rotterdam Convention, and seventh meeting of the COP to the Stockholm Convention are expected to convene back-to-back in May 2015.
dates: 3-14 May 2015 location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland contact: Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Secretariats www: http://synergies.pops.int/Home/tabid/813/mctl/ViewDetails/Ev...
48th Meeting of the GEF Council
The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Council meets twice per year to approve new projects with global environmental benefits in the GEF's focal areas, and to provide guidance to the GEF Secretariat and Agencies.
dates: 2-4 June 2015 location: Washington D.C., US contact: Secretariat www: http://www.thegef.org/gef/node/10108
12th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant
The 12th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) will take place in Jeju, Republic of Korea, in June 2015.
dates: 14-19 June 2015 location: Jeju City, Jeju (Cheju-Do), Republic of Korea contact: Conference Secretariat phone: +82-64-735-1036 fax: +82-64-735-1098 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://mercury2015.com/
70th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70)
The 70th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) is scheduled to open at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 15 September 2015. The General Debate is scheduled to open on Tuesday, 22 September 2015.
dates: 15-28 September 2015
venue: UN Headquarters
location: New York City, US
71st Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 71)
The 71st Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 71) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 13 September 2016. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 20 September 2016.
dates: 13-26 September 2016 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York, US www: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/INF/67/1
72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72)
The 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 19 September 2017.
dates: 12-25 September 2017 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York, US www: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/INF/67/1