Environment:
What's Up in #GENeva this week?


15 April - 22 April 2019

 

Chemicals & Waste: Last Briefing before Basel, Rotterdam & Stockholm Conventions 2019 COPs

A Briefing focusing on the preparations for the 2019 meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, scheduled to take place in Geneva from 29 April to 10 May 2019, will be held on Tuesday 16 April, at 10 am, at the International Environment House. The briefing will also provide an update on the activities of the Chemicals and Health Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme, as well as on the Mercury Convention intersessional work.

On this occasion, the new director of the UN Environment Europe Office, Bruno POZZI, will be introduced to the International Community in Geneva.

To attend this event, kindly register online.

 

Past Events

Videos of past GEN events, as well as documents and links presented are available online.

Newsletters Archive: 8 Apr - 1 Apr - 25 Mar - 18 Mar - 11 Mar - 4 Mar - 25 Feb - 18 Feb - 11 Feb - 4 Feb - 28 Jan - 21 Jan - 14 Jan -7 Jan - 2018

 

Celebrating Mother Earth Day

The General Assembly, in order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social, and environmental needs of present and future generations, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth, and noting that Earth Day is observed each year in many countries, decided to designate 22 April as International Mother Earth Day through resolution A/RES/63/278, adopted in 2009.

In Geneva, the Permanent Mission of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, invites you to a discussion on the human right to water and the 2030 agenda, good practices and renewed efforts in commemoration of the International Day of Mother Earth, on Wednesday 17 April.

 

More on the Agenda

Check the list below to see what is on the agenda this week and the job opportunities in the region.

Please note that the list of events and vacancies provided in our weekly newsletter is non-exhaustive. Stay tuned and follow us also on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks, or visit regularly our website for additional updates.

Agenda /

The events taking place this week

Third Expert Meeting on Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals
 
 

15 April - 16 April
 

Provides a platform to share experience in implementation of the CES Road Map on Statistics for Sustainable Developmnent Goals. (coordination of data flows, effective communication, etc.)

Palais des Nations
Room XI

Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on Climate Change Adaptation for International Transport: Preparing for the Future

16 April - 17 April
 

The group aims to identify effective ways to support adaptation action, resilience and capacity building, and develop policy recommendations to help inform the UN Climate Summit in September 2019.

Palais des Nations
Room XXIV & XXVII

Chemicals
and Waste
Briefing

 
 

16 April
10:00-12:00

Ahead of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions.
 
 

International Environment
House II

Workshop on Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals (E Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia & SE Europe)

17 April - 18 April
 

UNECE supports national statistical systems to meet the data needs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, by bringing together experts from across the statistical community.

Palais des Nations
Room XI

International Mother Earth Day
The human right to water and agenda 2030

 

17 April
14:00-15:00

The event will contribute to share good practices in the field of the human right to water, and provide an informal space of discussion about opportunities to in the context of Agenda 2030.

Palais des Nations
Room IX

International
Mother Earth Day
2019
 
 

22 April
 

This Day recognizes a collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations.

Worldwide
 

 

Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

Water and Environmental Resilience
Specialist

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Communications
Officer
P3

Deadline 15 April

Group on Earth Observations Secretariat
 

Consultant for Fiscal Study in Indonesia
 

Deadline 16 April

UN Environment
Resources & Markets Branch
 

Scientific Officer
(Paris Agreement)
P4

Deadline 18 April

Group on Earth Observations Secretariat
 

Green Economy (PAGE)
Consultant

 

Deadline 21 April

UN Environment
Resources & Markets Branch
 

Documents Control Officer (5 posts)
 

Deadline 23 April

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

Specialist
Climate Change
P3

Deadline 24 April

United Nations Institute for Training and Research
 

Environment Affairs
Intern

 

Deadline 24 April

Green Growth
Knowledge Platform
 

Internship (Language, Conference and Publishing Services)

Deadline 25 April

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Internship (Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems)

Deadline 25 April

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Internship
(Procurement and Contract Management)

Deadline 25 April

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Technical Support to WHO work on Lead Paint
 

Deadline 28 April

World Health
Organization
 

Green Growth and Natural Capital Research Consultant

Deadline 30 April

Green Growth
Knowledge Platform
 

Associate Programme Officer – Green Economy and Circular Economy P2

Deadline 30 April

United Nations Institute for Training and Research
 

Head, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit
P4

Deadline 1 May

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Environmental Affairs
Officer P4
(temporary)

Deadline 2 May

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Assistant-e (A2)
(développement durable des régions de montagne)

Deadline 3 May

Institut des Sciences de l'environnement
UNIGE

Consultancy - national wetlands inventories & funding proposal

Deadline 3 May

Ramsar Convention
Secretariat
 

Chief
Human Resources
Officer

Deadline 4 May

International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN)

Intern/Assistant to Senior Regional Adviser for Asia/Oceania Region

Deadline 7 May

Ramsar Convention
Secretariat