Twelfth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
The 12th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) will take place from 20-31 May 2012. The provisional agenda is now online.
dates: 20-31 May 2013 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York, United States of America www: http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples.aspx
International Conference for International Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Land and Sea Managers Network
This conference will explore land and sea management themes such as the blue economy, sustainable livelihoods, women engaged in sustainable development and traditional ecological knowledge.
dates: 27-31 May 2013 location: Darwin, Australia contact: Australian Government Land and Coasts phone: +1-800-552-008 fax: +61-02-6272-4526 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.nrm.gov.au/about/key-investments/indigenous-netwo...
Vienna Energy Forum 2013
The third Vienna Energy Forum (VEF 2013) will focus on the energy dimension of the Rio+20 outcome document. This high level meeting will provider leaders, policy makers and energy practitioners an opportunity to engage in interactive dialogue on key sustainable energy issues, including policies, markets, finance and technologies. The Forum is also aimed at enhancing understanding of how sustainable energy fits into the broader post-2015 development framework. The event, organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), will bring together over 1000 participants, including heads of State, ministers, energy experts, representatives of international and non-governmental organizations, academia, civil society and the private sector.
dates: 28-30 May 2013 venue: Hofburg Imperial Palace location: Vienna, Austria contact: UNIDO e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.unido.org/media-centre/upcoming-events/vienna-ene...
Briefing on Final Report of High-level Panel
A briefing on the report from the UN High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP) will be given by the President of Indonesia and Panel Co-chair, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. This briefing was announced on 22 April 2013, by UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Vuk Jeremic during the HLP's briefing on its fourth meeting (HLP 4). The briefing will address the UNGA. The final report of the Panel is expected to be submitted to the Secretary-General at the end of May 2013, per the Panel's terms of reference.
date: 30 May 2013 location: New York, United States of America www: http://www.post2015hlp.org/outreach/
The Fifth Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD V) is being convened under the theme "Hand in Hand for a More Dynamic Africa". Discussions are expected to be focused around four main topics: economic growth; achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); consolidation of peace/ good governance; and climate change. TICAD V is organized by Government of Japan, the UN Office of the Special Advisor to Africa, the World Bank, and the African Union (AU).
dates: 1-3 June 2013 location: Yokohama, Japan contact: Shigeki Komatsubara phone: +1 212 906 5926 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.ticad.net/ticadv/index.html
High-Level Symposium on “A Renewed Global Partnership for Development for a Post-2015 Era"
This High-Level Symposium is the first major preparatory event for the 2014 Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The multi-stakeholder dialogue will include traditional donors, Southern development cooperation providers and representatives of private philanthropic organizations, local governments, parliaments and civil society, to explore the purposes of a renewed global partnership, its guiding principles, and key features of a post-2015 monitoring and accountability framework. The Symposium is expected to contribute to the post-2015 development agenda.
dates: 6-7 June 2013 venue: Economic Commission for Africa, Menelik II Ave, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia contact: Doris Schmitz-Meiners, Thomas Boehler phone: +1-212-963-4946 or +1-917-367-9452 fax: +251-11-551 4416 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/newfunct/dcfethiopia.shtml
International Expert and Stakeholder Workshop on the Contribution of Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems to IPBES
The International Expert and Stakeholder Workshop on the Contribution of Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems to IPBES: Building Synergies with Science will be convened by the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Multidisciplinary Expert Panel and hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Japan. It is being co-organised by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the UN University (UNU). The objectives of the workshop are to examine and identify procedures and approaches for working with indigenous and local knowledge systems in the framework of IPBES; and to review and assess possible conceptual frameworks for the work of IPBES that are based on or accommodate indigenous and local knowledge systems and worldviews. The workshop is part of the on-going intersessional process leading up to the second session of the Platform's Plenary (IPBES-2), where the outcomes of this workshop will be presented for further consideration.
dates: 9-11 June 2013 location: Tokyo, Japan contact: Makiko Yashiro e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.ipbes.net/news-centre11/341-expert-workshop-on-in...
Fourth Meeting of the Open Working Group on SDGs
The fourth session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG 4) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is scheduled to take place from 17-19 June 2013. The session is expected to discuss issues of health and population dynamics for 1.5 days, and employment and decent work for all, social protection, youth, and education for the other 1.5 days.
dates: 17-19 June 2013 location: New York, United States of America additional: UN Headquarters e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1549
Asia-Pacific Regional Online Real-time Conferences on Socio-economic Considerations Arising from Impacts of LMOs [tentative]
Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this online conference aims to continue the exchange of views and synthesis of information and experiences regarding socio-economic considerations arising from the impact of living modified organisms (LMOs) on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, especially with regard to the value of biological diversity to indigenous and local communities. Building on a series of previous online discussions, the conference is open to representatives from Parties, other Governments, relevant organizations and indigenous and local communities from the Asia-Pacific Region.
date: 17 June 2013 location: virtual contact: CBD Secretariat phone: +1 514 288 2220 fax: +1 514 288 6588 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://bch.cbd.int/protocol/e-doc/?notification=2037
Berlin High-level Dialogue on Implementing Rio+20 Decisions on Sustainable Cities and Urban Transport
This dialogue, which coincides with the first anniversary of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), aims to: (a) highlight proven sustainable urban planning and transport policies and measures, (b) identify good and best practices in this regard, and (c) facilitate capacity building through national and international exchanges of information and experiences among relevant practitioners, experts and policy makers, in particular from developing countries. It is also intended to contribute to the UN Secretary-General's plan to “convene aviation, marine, ferry, rail, road and urban public transport providers, along with Governments and investors, to develop and take action on recommendations for more sustainable transport systems that can address rising congestion and pollution worldwide, particularly in urban areas.”
dates: 19-21 June 2013 location: Berlin, Germany contact: Frank Wolter, Senior Project Manager, Coordination BeMobility phone: +49 (0)30 - 23 88 84-0 e-mail: Frank.Wolter@innoz.de www: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&typ...
ICPD Regional Population Conference: UNESCWA-LAS
The ICPD regional meeting for the UNESCWA-LAS region is expected to take place in Cairo, Egypt, from 24-26 June 2013. The conference will identify priorities for the future to prepare for the ICPD beyond 2014 agenda, focusing on ageing, demographic and democratic transitions, migration, family formations, and youth transitions.
dates: 24-26 June 2013 location: Cairo, Egypt contact: ICPD Secretariat, UNFPA Headquarters e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://icpdbeyond2014.org/key-events/view/15-icpd-beyond-201...
Panel Discussion on International Migration and Development
In preparation for the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) 2013 High-Level Dialogue (HLD) on International Migration and Development, the Office of the President of the General Assembly is organizing a panel discussion to: consider progress in the global migration debate since the 2006 High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development; identify concrete recommendations for the 2013 event; and provide fresh perspectives on the future of migration and its relation to development. The event will include panels on emerging migration trends and the relationship between migration and development, and measures to promote safe, orderly and legal migration. It will also address follow-up to the 2013 HLD including by integrating migration into the post-2015 development agenda.
date: 25 June 2013 venue: UN Headquarters, 1st Avenue, between 42nd and 48th St location: New York, United States of America contact: Joao Alberto Dourado Quintaes phone: +1 (212) 963-4767 fax: +1 (212) 963-3301 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/67/letters/pdf/Migration%2...
African Regional Online Real-time Conferences on Socio-economic Considerations Arising from Impacts of LMOs (French) [tentative]
Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this online conference aims to continue the exchange of views and synthesis of information and experiences regarding socio-economic considerations arising from the impact of living modified organisms (LMOs) on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, especially with regard to the value of biological diversity to indigenous and local communities. Building on a series of previous online discussions, the conference is open to representatives from Parties, other Governments, relevant organizations and indigenous and local communities from the African Region.
date: 25 June 2013 location: virtual contact: CBD Secretariat phone: +1 514 288 2220 fax: +1 514 288 6588 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://bch.cbd.int/protocol/e-doc/?notification=2037
Latin American and Caribbean Regional Online Real-time Conferences on Socio-economic Considerations Arising from Impacts of LMOs (Spanish) [tentative]
Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this online conference aims to continue the exchange of views and synthesis of information and experiences regarding socio-economic considerations arising from the impact of living modified organisms (LMOs) on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, especially with regard to the value of biological diversity to indigenous and local communities. Building on a series of previous online discussions, the conference is open to representatives from Parties, other Governments, relevant organizations and indigenous and local communities from the Latin American and Caribbean Region.
date: 27 June 2013 location: virtual contact: CBD Secretariat phone: +1 514 288 2220 fax: +1 514 288 6588 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://bch.cbd.int/protocol/e-doc/?notification=2037
ICPD-2014 - UNECE Regional Conference
This conference is being organized within the framework of the global International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) beyond 2014 review on implementation of the Programme of Action agreed upon at the IPCD in Cairo in 1994 (ICPD PoA). The conference will bring together 200-250 representatives of governmental authorities, including high-level officials, academia and civil society organizations, as well as members of national parliaments and other national and international stakeholders to review the progress that has been made towards achieving the goals and objectives of the ICPD PoA in the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region, identify neglected areas, and pinpoint what must be done to accelerate the implementation of the PoA and address emerging issues. The Conference is also expected to make recommendations on future policy actions, synergies with the post-2015 UN Development agenda and on how to effectively place the rights, gender equality and empowerment of women, as well as of adolescents and youth, at the core of sustainable development. The Regional report on the implementation of the ICPD PoA, based on the results of the global survey conducted in 2012 in UNECE Member States, will be the basis for conference debate, which will conclude with a chairperson's summary. The Conference is organised jointly by UNECE and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).
dates: 1-2 July 2013 location: Geneva, Switzerland contact: UNECE Population Unit e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.unece.org/icpd-2014/unece-regional-conference.htm...
ICPD Review International Conference on Human Rights
Co-hosted by the Government of the Netherlands, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR), from 7-10 July, this review will provide an opportunity to assess the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD PoA) through an examination of the nexus between human rights, equality, equity and population and development, including in the key areas of gender, empowerment, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Using a multi-stakeholder approach, governments, civil society organizations, human rights defenders, human rights experts and UN agencies will discuss human rights developments in the context of the ICPD PoA implementation over the past two decades. The conference will identify successful stories and lessons learned as well as identifying remaining gaps, challenges, emerging issues and priorities for the future to ensure that the ICPD beyond 2014 agenda, as well as the broader development agenda beyond 2015, advance the realization of human rights without discrimination.
dates: 7-10 July 2013 location: The Hague, Netherlands www: http://icpdbeyond2014.org/key-events
UNGA Thematic Debate on Inequality
An interactive thematic debate on inequality will address include income and social inequalities, with the aim of contributing to the ongoing debate on the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
date: 8 July 2013 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York, United States of America www: http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/67/letters/pdf/Thematic%20...
Informal Interactive Hearing: International Migration and Development
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) will hold an informal, interactive hearing of NGOs and private sector representatives in preparation for the October 2013 High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development.
date: 15 July 2013 location: New York, United States of America www: http://www.un.org/esa/population/meetings/HLD2013/hld2013.ht...
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities COP 6
The sixth session of the Conference of States Parties (COP 6) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will convene from 17-19 July 2013, and will be organized on the theme 'Ensuring adequate standard of living: empowerment and participation of persons with disabilities within the framework of the CRPD'. Three sub-themes will be addressed: economic empowerment through inclusive social protection and poverty reduction strategies; disability-inclusive development in national, regional and international processes; and community-based rehabilitation. A Civil Society Forum will take place on 16 July 2013.
dates: 16-19 July 2013 venue: UN Headquarters, 1st Avenue, between 42nd and 48th St location: New York, United States of America fax: +1-917-367-5102 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1606
ICPD Regional Population Conference - UNECLAC
The ICPD regional meeting for the UNECLAC region is expected to take place in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 12-14 August 2013. The conference will identify priorities for the future to prepare for the ICPD beyond 2014 agenda, focusing on ageing and international migration.
dates: 12-14 August 2013 location: Montevideo, Uruguay contact: ICPD Secretariat, UNFPA Headquarters e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://icpdbeyond2014.org/key-events/view/15-icpd-beyond-201...
ICPD Regional Population Conference - UNECA/AU
The ICPD regional meeting for the UNECA/AU region is expected to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 2-6 September 2013. The conference will identify priorities for the future to prepare for the ICPD beyond 2014 agenda, and will be a preparatory conference for regional youth and civil society.
dates: 2-6 September 2013 location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia contact: ICPD Secretariat, UNFPA Headquarters e-mail: email@example.com www: http://icpdbeyond2014.org/key-events/view/15-icpd-beyond-201...
International Conference on Flood Resilience (ICFR)
Organized by the University of Exeter, UK, this conference convenes on the theme “Experiences in Asia and Europe”. Sessions will address issues including: urban development and flood risk – coupling of climate change with economic growth and urban growth scenarios; weather radar technology in flood forecasting and analysis – real-time urban flood information systems and flash floods; data collection and model calibration – advances in urban flood modeling; flood hazard mapping – strategies to enhance community preparedness and communication of uncertainties in flood risk management; flood impacts on human health and assessment of tangible and intangible losses in integrated risk analysis; resilient cities – evaluation of resilience measures and adaptive flood risk management plans; flood risk perception – minimizing social impacts of urban floods; and shared lessons from Asia and Europe – problems of coastal cities and mega-cities.
dates: 5-7 September 2013 venue: University of Exeter, North Park Rd, Exeter, EX4 4QF location: Exeter, United Kingdom contact: ICFR 2013 Conference Secretariat phone: (+44) 1392 724075 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://icfr2013.ex.ac.uk/
2013 G20 Leaders Summit
The Russian Federation has set as the objective of its 2013 Presidency of the Group of 20 (G20): developing a set of measures aimed at boosting sustainable, inclusive and balanced growth and jobs creation around the world. The G20 will look at eight areas in particular in 2013: framework for strong, sustainable and balanced growth; jobs and employment; international financial architecture reform; strengthening financial regulation; energy sustainability; development for all; enhancing multilateral trade; and fighting corruption. The G20 brings together finance ministers and central bank governors from 19 countries - Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK and the US - plus the EU. The G20 Leaders Summit in September 2013 is preceded by a series of outreach events organized in five streams: think tanks; business; labour; civil society and youth.
dates: 5-6 September 2013 venue: Constantine Palace, Strelna, St Petersburg location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.g20.org/docs/summit/summit_2013.html
35th IAHR World Congress
This Congress is co-hosted by the Ministry of Water Resources of P. R. China (MWR) and the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). Themes to be addressed include: water engineering and civilization; hydro-environment; fluvial hydraulics and river management; maritime hydraulics and coastal engineering; water resources and hydroinformatics; and climate change and hazard mitigation. Issues addressed in sub-themes, include: irrigation, navigation and urbanization; industrial hydraulics and renewable energy; urban water environment engineering; water storage; natural hazards and extreme events; and floods and flood management.
dates: 8-13 September 2013 venue: InterContinental Century City Chengdu, 88 Century City Boulevard location: Chengdu, China contact: Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research phone: +86-10-6878-1672 fax: +86-10-6841-2316 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.iahr2013.org/index.htm
13th Regional Sustainable Buildings Conference (SB13)
SB13's aim is to promote greater sustainability through cost effective solutions in design, construction and operation of buildings, including a focus on energy efficiency. The theme of the conference is "Realizing tropical sustainability in a holistic approach." The event will consist of plenary sessions and paper and poster presentations. The conference is organized by Singapore's Building and Construction Authority Center for Sustainable Buildings (BCA CSB) at the same time as the International Green Building Conference (IGBC), as part of the annual Green Building Week in Singapore. The conference is part of the Sustainable Buildings (SB) conference series, which is co-organized by the International Council for Building (CIB), the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE), the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), and the UN Environment Programme's Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI), and is linked to the global SB conference in Barcelona in October 2014.
dates: 9-10 September 2013 venue: BCA Academy location: Singapore, Singapore phone: +65-6248-9999 fax: +65-6258-0558 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.csb.sg/staging/events/upcoming/
ICPD Regional Population Conference - UNESCAP
The ICPD regional meeting for UNESCAP region is expected to take place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 16-20 September 2013. The conference will identify priorities for the future to prepare for the ICPD beyond 2014 agenda, focusing on sexual reproductive health, population dynamics and sustainable development, and demographic change.
dates: 16-20 September 2013 location: Bangkok, Thailand contact: ICPD Secretariat, UNFPA Headquarters e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://icpdbeyond2014.org/key-events/view/15-icpd-beyond-201...
High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) agreed in resolution A/RES/67/140, of December 2012, to hold a High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) with the overarching theme, “The way forward: a disability inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond,” on 23 September 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. The High Level Meeting on the Realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other internationally agreed development goals for persons with disabilities, to be organized at Heads of State or Government level, is expected to produce an action-oriented outcome document on disability inclusion. The one-day event will comprise a plenary meeting and two consecutive informal round tables, with participation by Member States, observers, UN entities, civil society and the private sector, including persons with disabilities.
date: 23 September 2013 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York, United States of America contact: Akiko Ito fax: +1-917-367-5102 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1590
UNGA Special Event to Follow up Efforts Made Towards Achieving the MDGs
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) will hold a one-day Special Event to Follow up Efforts Made Towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), during the 68th session of the UNGA in September. This will represent the occasion for leaders to identify actions to complete the MDG process and to provide guidance on priorities to focus on. The date of the meeting has been agreed through consultations and was announced on 14 March 2013 by the UNGA President, during the first meeting on the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.
date: 25 September 2013 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York, United States of America www: http://www.un.org/en/ga/info/meetings/67schedule.shtml
International Symposium on Sustainable Cities: Empowering Local Governments through Capacity Building
The UN Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) will host this international symposium to strengthen dissemination and sharing of good practices and lessons learned on fostering sustainable cities, in recognition of the role of cities in protecting the environment, improving disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience and reducing poverty. The symposium aims to identify strategies to strengthen local government institutional and technical capacity to address poverty reduction and slum upgrading, urban development, urban economic growth, urban transport and water and sanitation. The symposium also aims to identify areas for further capacity building and knowledge sharing and to identify innovative financing models to support urban infrastructure. The event will bring together representatives of governments, including and local government and planning officials, UN agencies, multilateral and regional development banks, the private sector and civil society in plenary sessions, working group sessions and panel discussions. The symposium is planned to overlap with the ‘Incheon Sister and Friendly Cities Conference,' which will be held in Incheon on 28 September 2013, and include mayors from cities around the world. The two events will have a joint closing session that will discuss advancing and implementing the sustainable urbanization agenda.
dates: 26-28 September 2013 venue: Convention Center, SongdoDong location: Incheon, Republic of Korea www: http://www.unosd.org/index.php?page=view&type=13&nr=17&menu=...
4th World Congress of United Cities and Local Governments
The 4th World Congress of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is organized on the theme: “Imagine Society, Build Democracy”. It is expected to bring together local and regional leaders, international organizations, the public and private sectors, financial institutions and civil society from over 100 countries. The 2013 World Summit will focus on: local and regional authorities' contribution to the wellbeing of communities and their role in the post-2015 development agenda; and new challenges and useful models to answer the demands of an increasingly urban population, in preparation for Habitat III in 2016. The World Congress will take place concurrently with the 2nd Local and Regional Leaders World Summit, in which leaders will address challenges facing cities and territories, including quality of life, diversity, human investment in men and women, solidarity between territories and the urban future.
dates: 1-4 October 2013 location: Rabat, Morocco contact: World Secretariat of UCLG phone: Tel + 34 933 428 750 fax: Fax + 34 933 428 760 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://issuu.com/uclgcglu/docs/eng_announcementrabat2013?mod...
High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) will hold this High-Level Dialogue (A/67/219) to identify concrete measures to strengthen coherence and cooperation at all levels, with a view to enhancing the benefits of international migration both for migrants and countries, and its important link to development, while reducing negative implications. The two-day Dialogue will address: the effects of international migration on sustainable development, and relevant priorities for the post-2015 development framework; human rights, trafficking, and safe migration; partnerships and cooperation; and labor mobility and development.
dates: 3-4 October 2013 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York, United States of America contact: Joao Dourado Quintaes phone: +1 (212) 963-4767 fax: 1 (212) 963-3301 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.un.org/esa/population/migration/hlmimd2013/highle...
Eighth Meeting of the CBD Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions
The Working Group on Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is expected to continue consideration of tasks 7 (equitable benefit-sharing), 10 (development of standards and guidelines for the reporting and prevention of unlawful appropriation of traditional knowledge), 12 (exchange and dissemination of information) and 15 (repatriation of traditional knowledge) of the work programme on Article 8(j); and consider a draft plan of action on customary sustainable use, as well as the matter of terminology related to "indigenous peoples and local communities." An in-depth dialogue will be held on "connecting traditional knowledge systems and science, such as under the IPBES, including gender dimensions".
dates: 7-11 October 2013 location: Montreal, Canada contact: CBD Secretariat phone: +1-514-288-2220 fax: +1-514-288-6588 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.cbd.int/doc/?meeting=WG8J-08
XII Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean is a subsidiary body of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) which is convened on a regular basis, at least every three years, to identify women's needs at the regional and subregional levels, present recommendations, undertake periodic assessments of the activities carried out in fulfillment of regional and international plans and agreements on the subject, and serve as a forum for debates on relevant issues. The theme of the twelfth conference will be "women's empowerment, gender equality and information and communications technologies".
dates: 14-18 October 2013 location: Dominican Republic contact: Gender Affairs Division, ECLAC phone: +562-210-2565 fax: +562-210-2129 www: http://www.eclac.cl/cgi-bin/getprod.asp?xml=/mujer/noticias/...
Third International Marine Protected Area Congress
The third International Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Congress aims to define actions to promote cooperation through different initiatives, and to inspire a new way of thinking to face global challenges, such as climate change, poverty reduction, and resource sharing.
dates: 21-25 October 2013 location: Marseille (Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur), France contact: IUCN www: http://cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/impac3_pageflyer_dl1.pdf
The third meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing (ABS) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is expected to address, among others, issues related to compliance, a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism, the ABS clearing-house, and monitoring and reporting, and will exchange views on the state of implementation of the Protocol, and on sectoral and cross-sectoral model contractual clauses, codes of conduct and guidelines.
dates: 3-7 February 2014 [tentative] location: Montreal, Canada [tentative] contact: CBD Secretariat phone: +1 514 288 2220 fax: +1 514 288 6588 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.cbd.int/meetings/
5th Biennial C40 Mayors Summit
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is hosting this three-day summit to convene mayors from the world's largest cities with hundreds of urban and climate change leaders for a series of roundtable discussions and working sessions focused on greenhouse gas (GHG) measurements and climate adaptation. New York City Mayor and C40 Chair Michael Bloomberg and Johannesburg Mayor Mpho Parks Tau are leading the event. Started in 2005, C40 is a network of cities around the world looking to take concrete actions local actions for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
dates: 4-6 February 2014 location: Johannesburg, South Africa www: http://www.c40.org/c40events/johannesburg-to-host-2014-mayor...
2014 World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
The UN General Assembly approved a resolution to organize a high-level plenary meeting in 2014 (the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in 2014) to share perspectives and best practices on the realization of indigenous peoples' rights, including to pursue the objectives of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The World Conference on Indigenous Peoples 2014 will be organized as a high-level plenary meeting of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly and supported by the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, to share perspectives and best practices on the realization of the rights of indigenous peoples and to pursue the objectives of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
dates: 22-23 September 2014 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York, United States of America contact: Nilla Bernardi phone: +1 212-963-8379 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples.aspx
Special Session to Follow Up Programme of Action from ICPD
An 8-hour Special Session to Follow Up on the Programme of Action from the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) is being organized to coincide with the high-level segment of the general debate at the UN General Assembly. The General Assembly has urged all Member and observer States and observers to be represented at the highest political level, including Heads of State or Government. Member States will have opportunity to recommit themselves to the ICPD Programme of Action. Civil society is expected to be involved in this meeting, based on equitable geographic representation.
date: 22 September 2014 venue: UN Headquarters, 1st Avenue between 45th & 46th St, New York location: New York, United States of America contact: Mandy Kibel phone: +1-212-297-5293 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2013/ga11342.doc.htm