Mise à jour: 11 Sep 2023

With the environment high on the agenda of International Geneva and beyond, different international processes, negotiations, and fora regularly call for inputs in preparation for future reports and guidelines. Find here calls for submissions related to the environment.

Find information on environmental negotiations taking place from 2023 to 2024 on the dedicated update: International Environmental Negotiations Agenda.

OEWG 2 | Science-Policy Panel to Contribute Further to the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste and to Prevent Pollution

At the resumed first session of the Open-ended Working Group on a science-policy panel on chemicals, waste and prevention of pollution (OEWG 1.2), Member States requested the OEWG Secretariat to solicit input from Member States and relevant stakeholders regarding the needs and questions the panel may handle in order to inform negotiations through the OEWG process (OEWG2 and OEWG3).

Member States and non-government stakeholders are invited to submit inputs on the needs and questions that the Panel may handle via a submission form available here. Please submit the completed submission form to SPP-CWP@un.org by 22 September 2023. 

Member States are invited to provide submissions through their respective national focal pointsNon-government stakeholders are invited to provide submissions on behalf of their organization or group.

All submissions will be uploaded online and will inform the development of an information document by the secretariat to inform the work undertaken at OEWG 2 and OEWG 3.

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Trade + Sustainability Hub @ WTO MC13

Alongside the Thirteenth WTO Ministerial Conference (MC13), IISD will be running a Trade + Sustainability Hub, bringing together thought leaders from both within and outside governments for a series of conversations on the challenges of building cooperative trade policy that delivers for sustainable development.

The Trade + Sustainability Hub provides a space for civil society and those with a stake in trade policy to convene these conversations, bringing their distinct perspectives, priorities, and approaches to the key question of finding a way back to cooperation on trade policy. The Trade + Sustainability Hub will begin on the afternoon of Monday, February 26, and conclude on Wednesday, February 28. The Hub will be held in person at the Pearl Rotana Capital Centre Hotel, a 5-minute walk from the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Conference Centre where MC13 is taking place. It will also include a virtual component: selected Hub sessions will be streamed live to registered participants, and recordings of these sessions will be available on the Hub’s website.

Applications will close on 2 October 2023.

UNEA-6 Side Events

Official side events will be convened in-person and virtually over the five days of the sixth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-6), during lunch breaks and in the evenings. A total of 16 slots have been allocated for in-person side events and another 16 slots for virtual side events.

Each of these 75-minute side events is intended to enrich and complement the UNEA-6 session by providing a great opportunity to discuss the theme, share experiences, find solutions and inspire partnerships towards tackling climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.

Applications will be received through the online portal (link to be made available on 20 September).

The call for applications will open from 20 September to 24 October 2023. The announcement of selected official side events will be made in December 2023.

Human Rights Mechanisms

The special procedures of the Human Rights Council and other bodies of the council, as well as the Office of the High Commissioner and other human rights bodies also regularly call for inputs for the reports in preparation. Find the calls related to the environment on the relevant page.