Sixth Meeting of the Open Working Group on SDGs (OWG 6)
The sixth session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will take place from 9-13 December 2013, in New York, US. OWG 6 is expected to discuss: Means of implementation (science and technology, knowledge-sharing and capacity building), Global partnership for achieving sustainable development (2 days); Needs of countries in special situations, African countries, LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS as well as specific challenges facing the middle-income countries (2 days); and Human rights, the right to development, global governance (1 day).
dates: 9-13 December 2013 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York City, US contact: Secretariat e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1549
High-Level Symposium on Sustainable Cities and Sustainable Urbanisation
The UN Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), in collaboration with the Municipal Government of Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, is organizing this symposium as a follow-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), which recognized the importance of sustainable cities. The three-day symposium will discuss: global challenges; slum upgrading; challenges of providing drinking water, sanitation and waste management; green infrastructure, including transport; the role of science, education, technology, history and culture in driving dynamic cities; and urban-rural dynamics in building seamless rural and urban economies. The meeting report will feed into the work of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) and the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
dates: 16-18 December 2013 location: Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China fax: + 1 212 963 4260 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&nr=...
People's Voices Series: Anti-Corruption, Poverty, and Post-2015
The World We Want Policy and Strategy Group will host the sixth interactive session of the People's Voices Series, on the topic of 'Anti-Corruption, Poverty, and Post-2015,' on 17 December 2013. The session will include video testimonies, a discussion on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda, and a question-and-answer session. The event will feature and respond to people's voices on ideas for global development, corruption, and ending poverty.
date: 17 December 2013 location: New York City, US www: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/368744
OWG Informal Meeting on Measuring Progress
The UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will hold an informal meeting on 'Measuring progress' on 17 December 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. In the context of framing goals and targets, the aim is to share with the members of the OWG and other Member States, the relevant expertise and experience of the statistical community. The meeting will discuss experiences gained from monitoring and implementation the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in the context of the post-2015 development agenda. The meeting will also consider the implications for the monitoring and measurement of proposals on SDG goals and targets.
date: 17 December 2013 venue: UN Headquarters, Trusteeship Council location: New York City, US www: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&typ...
Seventh Meeting of the Open Working Group on SDGs (OWG 7)
The seventh session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will take place from 6-10 January 2014, in New York, US. OWG 7 is expected to discuss: Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport (2 days); Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) (1.5 days); and Climate change and disaster risk reduction (1.5 days).
dates: 6-10 January 2014 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York City, US contact: Secretariat e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1549
Expert Group Meeting on Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights of Indigenous People
The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) will hold a three-day Expert Group Meeting on Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights of Indigenous People in January 2014. The PFII was established by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in July 2000 to advise the UN system on indigenous people's issues.
dates: 13-15 January 2014 [tentative] venue: UN Headquarters, 42nd-48th St and 1st Avenue, New York location: New York, US contact: Nilla Bernardi phone: +1 (212) 963-8379 fax: +1 (917) 367-5102 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples.aspx
Eighth Meeting of the Open Working Group on SDGs (OWG 8)
The eighth session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will take place from 3-7 February 2014, in New York, US. OWG 8 is expected to discuss: Oceans and seas, forests, biodiversity (2 days); Promoting equality, including social equity, gender equality and women's empowerment (1.5 days); and Conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding and the promotion of durable peace, rule of law and governance (1.5 days).
dates: 3-7 February 2014 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York City, US contact: Secretariat e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1549
WIPO IGC 26
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) will address genetic resources and is expected to be preceded by an Ambassadorial/Senior Capital-Based Officials meeting to share views on key policy issues relating to the negotiations to further inform and guide the process.
dates: 3-7 February 2014 location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland contact: WIPO Secretariat phone: +41-22-338-9111 fax: +41-22-733-5428 www: http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/tk/en/igc/pdf/igc_manda...
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...
Workshop on Climate-Neutral Social Housing
The UN Ecnomic Commission for Europe (UNECE), in cooperation with the municipality of Trento, Italy, will hold a workshop exploring the issue of making social housing climate-neutral. The event will develop different concepts of social housing and identify the main challenges that ECE countries need to address. Participants will discuss how to: provide and finance social housing; improve social cohesion and living conditions; reduce energy poverty; and ensure stable revenue streams for member States.
dates: 4-5 February 2014 venue: Palais des Nations location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland contact: Lucrecia Bertelli, UNECE Housing and Land Management Unit e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.unece.org/index.php?id=33997
14th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit: Attaining Energy, Water and Food Security for All
Organized annually by the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) since 2001, the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) serves as a platform exchange global knowledge on sustainable development. In 2014 the conference theme will be "Attaining Energy, Water and Food Security for All" and will hold thematic tracks on these specific areas of energy, water and food security. These topics were chosen due to their centrality and interrelation in alleviating poverty and to creating a climate resilient and robust green economy, and the current threat to water and food security stemming from the current and growing overconsumption of water and other natural resources. DSDS 2014 will also award the Sustainable Development Leadership Award.
dates: 5-8 February 2014 venue: Taj Palace location: New Delhi, Delhi, India contact: DSDS Secretariat phone: +91 11 24682100, 4150 4900 fax: +91 11 24682144, 2468 2145 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://dsds.teriin.org/2014/index.php
Gender, Water and Development Conference 2014
This conference will consider how to address gender, poverty and water challenges across Africa under the theme of 'Gender, Water and Development: The Untapped Connection'. The conference is hosted by the Water Research Commission of South Africa, in partnership with the Department of Water Affairs of South Africa, the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW), the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Women for Water Partnership. AMCOW developed the Policy and Strategy for Mainstreaming Gender in the Water Sector in Africa, which identifies seven strategic objectives for member States and water authorities. These sub-themes are: formulating and implementing gender in water policy; mobilizing human and financial resources; implementing projects through economic empowerment and gendered approaches; conducting, sharing and implementing research and operational knowledge; mainstreaming gender in human and institutional capacity development; promoting cooperation and coordination to mainstream gender in the water sector; and supporting gender equality in the water sector through monitoring and evaluation (M&E).
dates: 19-21 February 2014 venue: International Convention Centre location: East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa contact: Glaudin Kruger phone: 028 316 2905 fax: 072 320 7015 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://global-water-conference.com/
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: 24-28 February 2014 location: Pyeongchang, Gangwon (Kangwon-do), Republic of Korea contact: CBD Secretariat phone: +1 514 288 2220 fax: +1 514 288 6588 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.cbd.int/meetings/
Africa Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Africa Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (AfricaPVSEC) is a new initiative partnering the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) and the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNEC) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference and Exhibition to promote and exchange ideas on photovoltaic solar energy in Africa. AfricaPVSEC will bring together researchers, public authorities, international organizations, donors, NGOs to discuss, among others: increased potential for exploitation and use of solar in Africa; transfer of appropriate technologies to the African context; promotion of investment; development of trade and business linkages between African professionals and their counterparts in the world; establishing business partnership agreements; and technical, financial or commercial extension programs.
dates: 27-29 March 2014 venue: Durban International Convention Centre location: Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa phone: +39-055/500 21 74 ext. 204 or +49-(0)89/720 12 735 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.africapvsec.info
WIPO IGC 27
At its twenty-seventh meeting, the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is expected to hold a 10-day text-based negotiating session focusing on traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions. It is expected to be held in April 2014, exact dates to be confirmed.
date: 1 April 2014 [tentative] location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland contact: WIPO Secretariat phone: +41 22 338 9111 fax: +41 22 733 5428 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/tk/en/igc/pdf/igc_manda...
47th Session of the Commission on Population and Development
The theme of the 47th session will be "Assessment of the status of implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development". There will be a general debate on national experiences, discussion on the annual ministerial review to take place in 2014, and the future programme of work.
dates: 7-11 April 2014 venue: UN Headquarters, 42nd-48th St and 1st Avenue, New York location: New York, US contact: Office of the Director, Population Division, UN DESA phone: + 1-212-963-3179 fax: + 1-212-963-2147 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/commission/...
13th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII 13)
The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will hold its 13th session in May 2014. The PFII was established by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in July 2000 to advise the UN system on indigenous people's issues. The PFII session will address the theme of "Principles of good governance consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: articles 3 to 6 and 46 (3)."
dates: 12-23 May 2014 venue: UN Headquarters, 42nd-48th St and 1st Avenue, New York location: New York City, US contact: Nilla Bernardi phone: +1 (212) 963-8379 fax: +1 (917) 367-5102 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples.aspx
Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 2020 Conference, which will convene from 15-17 May 2014, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will bring together policymakers, practitioners and scholars to discuss how resilience can be strengthened for food and nutrition security. The conference will: articulate an intellectual framework for resilience; identify key emerging shocks that pose the biggest threats to food and nutrition security, where resilience needs to be significantly strengthened; assess experiences through case studies and draw out lessons from programs, policies, institutions, and investments around the world; identify key approaches and tools to build resilience to shocks; set priorities for action by different actors and in different regions; and identify knowledge and action gaps in research, policy and programming that need to be met or scaled up in order to successfully build resilience to food and nutrition insecurity. Participation in the conference is by invitation only.
dates: 15-17 May 2014 location: Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia www: http://www.ifpri.org/event/building-resilience-food-and-nutr...
46th GEF Council Meeting and GEF Assembly
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly will be held back-to-back with the 46th GEF Council meeting in Mexico. A report on the host city, Cancún, was considered at the 45th Council meeting in November 2013. The CSO Consultation, GEF Council and LDCF/SCCF Council Meetings will convene from 25-27 May, with the Council meeting beginning on 25 May and overlapping for half a day, on 27 May, with the CSO Consultation. The Assembly will convene from 28-30 May. All 183 member nations, including South Sudan – the GEF's newest member – will gather for the Assembly. The GEF Council meets twice a year, while the Assembly meets every four years to take major decisions, including endorsement of the next four-year GEF replenishment package.
dates: 25-30 May 2014 location: Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico contact: GEF Secretariat phone: +(202) 473-0508 fax: +(202) 522-3240/3245 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.thegef.org/gef/calendar-date/2014-05
Resilient Cities 2014: Fifth Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation
Also known as 'Resilient Cities 2014,' this Forum is organized by ICLEI– Local Governments for Sustainability and the World Mayors Council on Climate Change, and co-sponsored by UN-HABITAT, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The event will focus on: risk data and analysis; adaptation planning and policy; comprehensive adaptation approaches; collaborative and community-based adaptation; resilient infrastructure and city-region support systems; and governance and capacity building.
dates: 29-31 May 2014 location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany contact: Alice Balbo, ICLEI World Secretariat phone: +49 (0)228-976-299-28 fax: +49 (0)228-976-299-0 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://resilient-cities.iclei.org/bonn2013/about/
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 City, US contact: Nilla Bernardi phone: +1 212-963-8379 e-mail: email@example.com 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 City, US contact: Mandy Kibel phone: +1-212-297-5293 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2013/ga11342.doc.htm