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


14 January - 20 January 2019

 

Human Rights & Agenda 2030

In March 2018, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution 37/24 on the promotion and protection of human rights and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In the resolution, the Council decided to organize two one-day intersessional meetings for dialogue and cooperation on human rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This first meeting will be taking place on 16 January 2019 and will focus on the theme of the 2019 session of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), "Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality".

 

Students in strike against climate change

All over Switzerland (and around the world), including in Geneva, young people will protest for more climate action on Friday 18 January. #FridaysForFuture

 

MOOC on Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace

Enroll now for a 8-week free course on Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace provides an in-depth introduction to the multiple roles that natural resources and the environment play in the onset, escalation, and resolution of, and recovery from, violent conflicts. Many of the considerations and approaches in this course are also relevant to understanding and addressing social conflicts around natural resources and the environment. The course starts on 11 February.

Check also the job opportunities in the region.

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Newsletters Archive: 7 Jan - 2018

Agenda /

The events taking place this week

Human Rights Council intersessional meeting for dialogue and cooperation on human rights and Agenda 2030

16 January
 

Will focus on the theme of the 2019 session of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) ("Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality").

Palais des Nations
Room XX

Grève du Climat
Genève
 
 
 
 

18 January
 

Grève de l’école pour exiger des actions urgentes en faveur du climat. S’inspirant de la jeune Suédoise Greta Thunberg, qui proteste tous les vendredis devant le Parlement de son pays.

Genève
 

 

Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

Community Curator, Future of Mobility System
 

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Director of the Global Battery Alliance
 

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Fiscal Policy
Consultant

 

Deadline 14 January

UN Environment
Resources & Markets Branch
 

Environment Affairs
Intern

 

Deadline 14 January

UN Economic Commission for Europe
 

Media and Communication Specialist
 

Deadline 15 January

UN Environment
Crisis Management Branch
 

Head, Global Policy and Innovation P5
 

Deadline 15 January

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Counci (through UNOPS)

Sustainable Investment Consultant
 

Deadline 15 January

International Trade Centre
(ITC)
 

Analyst on Voluntary Sustainability Standards
 

Deadline 16 January

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
 

Regional Coordinator (2 posts)
 

Deadline 18 January

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

Communications
Officer

 

Deadline 20 January

International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN)

Communications & Business Engagement Manager

Deadline 20 January

International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN)

Programme Assistant
Conservation Action

 

Deadline 20 January

International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN)

Global Chemicals Outlook and Sustainable Chemistry Specialist

Deadline 20 January

UN Environment
Chemicals & Health Branch
(through UNOPS)

Knowledge Generation Officer P3
 

Deadline 23 January

Green Growth
Knowledge Platform
(through UNOPS)

Associate, Global Agri-business Alliance
 

Deadline 23 January

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
 

Manager, Soft Commodities Forum
 

Deadline 23 January

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
 

Economic Affairs
Intern

 

Deadline 24 January

UN Economic Commission for Europe
 

Communications Coordinator & Campaign Manager - Banking Team

Deadline 27 January

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Programme Management
Officer P4

 

Deadline 1 February

UN Environment
Resources & Markets Branch
 

Environment Affairs
Officer P3

 

Deadline 3 February

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Economic Affairs
Officer P4

 

Deadline 3 February

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Communications
Intern

 

Deadline 10 February

Green Growth
Knowledge Platform