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Upcoming events in the region

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Executive Body for the Convention on Long - range Transboundary Air Pollution

10 December - 14 December

To improve air quality, UNECE member States have been working successfully to reduce air pollution in the region through the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution.

Palais des Nations
Room XI

Group of Experts on Climate Change impacts and adaptation for transport networks and nodes (15th session)

18 December - 19 December

The members of the Group will discuss initiatives at national and international levels on climate change impacts and adaptation for transport networks and nodes.

Palais des Nations
Room V

UNECE Inland
Transport Committee
Working Party on
Pollution and Energy

8 January - 11 January

Subsidiary body of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) that prepares regulatory proposals on pollution and energy efficiency to WP.29.

Palais des Nations

Twenty-fourth session
of the UNECE Committee
on Environmental Policy


29 January - 31 January

UNECE work on environmental matters dates back to 1971, with the group of Senior Advisors on environmental issues, leading to the establishment of UNECE Committee on Environmental Policy in 1994.

Palais des Nations
Room XI

1st World Summit
on Leaving No One


7 February - 8 February

Human Rights Based Solutions for Access to Water and Sanitation.

Conference Centre

2019 Regional Forum
on Sustainable Development
for the UNECE Region

21 March - 22 March

Giving fresh impetus to sustainable transformation.

International Conference Centre Geneva

Meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

29 April - 10 May

14th meeting of the COP to the Basel Convention, 9th meeting of the COP to the Rotterdam Convention and 9th meeting of the COP to the Stockholm Convention will convene back-to-back.

International Conference Centre Geneva

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019

13 May - 17 May

The 2019 meeting of the biennial Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) will discuss the 2019 edition of the Global Assessment Report on DRR.


Walk the Talk:
The Health for All
Challenge 2019


19 May

WHO and partners are looking forward to engage the local and international communities in Geneva, and participants at the 72nd World Health Assembly to participate in the event.


15th Annual General Meeting of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals

7 October - 11 October

Best practices in environmental and social impact assessments and permitting for large-scale mining, and strategic environmental assessments for artisanal and small-scale mining among the topics covered.


Third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury

25 November - 29 November

At its second meeting, the Conference of the Parties called for intersessional work to be carried out, and invited submissions from Parties and interested stakeholders on a number of issues to be considered further at COP3.

International Conference
Centre in Geneva

Past GEN Events /

The past GEN events


in the Mountains
Mountain Day)

11 December

This will provide a platform to discuss how the international and local communities are addressing the problem of plastic pollution, with a particular focus on mountain areas.

International Environment House
Room 3

Investing in forests:
the man who stopped the desert and the forest maker


27 November

Discussion with
Yacouba Sawadogo and
Tony Rinaudo,
Right Livelihood
Award Laureates 2018.

International Environment House I
Room 3

Human Rights
& Climate Change
Briefing on


26 November

Delivering on the Paris Agreement Promises: Toward the Adoption of Clear Guidelines. COP 24 will deal with crucial issues affecting the practical implementation of the Paris Agreement.

International Environment House I
Room 3

An evidenced-based approach to resilient, sustainable infrastructure: tools and experiences

15 November

A lecture talk by Steven Crosskey (UNOPS) & Scott Thacker (UNOPS).

International Environment
House II

and Waste

5 November

Ahead of Second Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

Environment House II

Briefing on CITES 70th meeting of the Standing Committee

21 September

On issues that will be addressed by the 183 Parties to CITES at the 70th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee (SC70).

International Environment
House II

Infrastructure Innovations as Solutions to Environmental Challenges

5 September

A lecture talk by Professor Spiro Pollalis Director of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure, Harvard University.

International Environment
House I

Policy Paper
Digital Dangers


19 July

The Global Initiative’s new project on cyber wildlife crime “Digital Dangers”* aims to address the rising use of digital platforms to advertise, purchase and create new markets for illegal wildlife products.

International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)

30th Anniversary


29 June

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018.

World Meteorological

and Waste


12 June

Ahead of the meetings of the main subsidiary bodies under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.

International Environment
House II

World Environment
Quiz 2018


7 June

6th edition
as part of the World Environment Day celebrations in Geneva.

Pickwick's Pub
Rue de Lausanne 80

High-level discussion on the Global Pact for the Environment

9 March

The adoption of a Global Pact for the environment will require open and inclusive dialogue with all States and interested stakeholders. As the highest authority on environment in UN system, UNEP will have an important role to play.

International Environment
House II

Celebrating 25 years of CBD and its aim to tackle the increasing global biodiversity crisis

2 March

High-level discussion on the occasion of World Wildlife Day.

International Environment
House II

  and Waste


26 February

Ahead of Second meeting of the Intersessional Process for considering SAICM and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020.

Environment House II


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