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


14 October - 20 October 2019

 

Les enjeux du changement climatique pour l’Afrique

Les Journées des médias et du journalisme en Afrique, spécial changement climatique, un événement exceptionnel organisé par Africa 21, ont lieu à Genève du 14 au 16 octobre 2019. La Cérémonie d'ouverture et deux tables-rondes/débats à ne pas manquer le lundi 14 octobre:

  • Les enjeux du changement climatique pour le développement de l’Afrique
  • Changement climatique : entre science et scepticisme, interprétations et données. Quelles sont les sources fiables ?

 

ILO Open Doors High Level Panel

To mark its Centenary, the International Labour Office (ILO), the first specialized agency of the United Nations, will open its doors to the public for the first time in 100 years, on Tuesday 15 October. A High-level panel on theme "How to reconcile full employment and decent work with sustainable development?" with ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and Geneva public figures will take place from 6.30pm. #ILO100

 

Forum de l'alimentation durable

Autour de la Journée mondiale de l’alimentation du 16 octobre, la Ville de Genève propose à la population genevoise la première édition d’un forum consacré à l’alimentation durable, du 14 au 18 octobre. #WorldFoodDay

 

International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

The international lead poisoning prevention week of action will take place from 20 to 26 October 2019. In 2017 lead exposure accounted for 1.06 million deaths and 24.4 million years lost to disability and death due to long-term health effects, with the highest burden in developing regions. #BanLeadPaint #ILPPW2019

 

Researchathon

The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment is preparing a report for the Human Rights Council on good practices in implementing the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment. He needs your help to include in the report at least one good practice from each of the 150+ nations where this right enjoys some form of legal recognition at the national level.

 

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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 our website regularly for additional updates.

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Agenda /

The events taking place this week

Researchathon on good practices in implementing the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment

1 October - 31 October
 

Every person who completes a submission will have their name recognized in the UN report and entered in a draw for five great prizes, including autographed books and gift certificates!

Worldwide
 

Forum
de l'alimentation
durable
2019

 

14 October - 18 October
 

Regroupant des personnes du secteur de l'alimentation durable et l'agriculture de proximité, la population et des élu-e-s, ce forum permet de se rencontrer et discuter du contenu de nos assiettes.

Genève
Various

Journées des médias et du journalisme en Afrique, spécial changement climatique
 

14 October - 16 October
 

Journées des médias et du journalisme en Afrique, spécial changement climatique, un événement exceptionnel organisé par Africa 21 à Genève du 14 au 16 octobre 2019.

Palais des Nations
Room XVI & WMO

International
E-Waste
Day

 
 

14 October
 

It is estimated that 50 million tonnes of e-waste will be generated globally in 2019. This day is used to raise the public profile of e-waste recycling & encourage consumers to recycle their e-waste.

Worldwide
 

Resource extraction, climate change and the right to live well
 
 

14 October
18:30-20:00

Keynote lecture aiming to shed light on potentially fruitful responses at the interface of social mobilization & policy innovation within large-scale bureaucracies, without under-estimating constraints to change.

Maison de la Paix
Auditorium Ivan Pictet A1B

ITU Session
on frontier ICTs
for climate action

 
 

15 October
14:30-17:30

The aim of this workshop is to bring together actors from the sectors involved in the development of frontier ICTs such as Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the context of climate action.

ITU Montbrillant
Room K

ILO Open Day High-level panel: How to reconcile full employment & decent work with sustainable development?

15 October
18:30-19:30

To mark its Centenary, the International Labour Office (ILO), the first specialized agency of the United Nations, will open its doors to the public for the first time in 100 years.

Maison de la Paix
Auditorium Ivan Pictet A1B

World
Food
Day

 
 

16 October
 

Everyone can play their part: Countries, decision makers and private businesses can also take action to promote healthy diets and achieve #ZeroHunger.
 

Worldwide
 

96th Meeting
of the IUCN Council

 
 
 

19 October - 22 October
 

The IUCN Council is the principal governing body of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, in between sessions of the World Conservation Congress.

Gland
 

International
lead poisoning
prevention week
of action
2019

20 October - 26 October
 

Lead poisoning is preventable, yet in 2017 lead exposure accounted for 1.06 million deaths & 24.4 million years lost to disability and death due to long-term effects on health, particularly in developing regions.

Worldwide
 

 

Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

Technical Officer
Standards

 

Deadline

Programme
for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

Senior
Forest
Expert

Deadline 14 October

UN Environment
Crisis Management
Branch

Translation
English into French

 

Deadline 15 October

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

Translation
English into Spanish

 

Deadline 15 October

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

Programme Management Officer
P3

Deadline 16 October

UN Environment
Europe Office
 

Deputy
Practice Leader, Finance Practice

Deadline 16 October

World Wildlife Fund
(WWF International)
 

Programme Management Assistant (Sustainable Transport) G5

Deadline 16 October

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Trainer
Post Disaster
Needs Assessment

Deadline 17 October

UN Environment
Crisis Management
Branch

Public Information
AssistanT
G5

Deadline 19 October

Minamata Convention
on Mercury
 

Manager, International Climate Policy (We Mean Business)

Deadline 19 October

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
 

Executive Director
D2

 

Deadline 22 October

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (through UNOPS)

Finance
Intern
(2 posts)

Deadline 22 October

Basel, Rotterdam
and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Green Economy
Research
Consultant

Deadline 23 October

UN Environment
Resources and Markets
Branch

Environmental Affairs
Officer P3
(Water Convention)

Deadline 26 October

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Legal
Officer
P4

Deadline 26 October

UN Environment
Corporate Services
Division

Senior
Coordination Officer
(SAICM) P5

Deadline 31 October

UN Environment
Chemicals & Health
Branch

Senior Expert Consultant to co-edit the 2nd Global Land Outlook

Deadline 1 November

UN Concention
to Combat Desertification
 

Senior
Regional Advisor
for Africa

Deadline 4 November

Ramsar Convention
Secretariat
 

Programme Management AssistanT
G4

Deadline 6 November

Minamata Convention
on Mercury
 

Associate
Administrative Officer
P2

Deadline 8 November

UN Environment
Chemicals & Health
Branch

Administrative
Officer
P4

Deadline 8 November

UN Environment
Europe Office
 

Programme Management Assistant (Sustainable Energy) G6

Deadline 8 November

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Programme Management Officer (EU4Environment) P3

Deadline 14 November

UN Environment
Europe Office
 

Communications
Officer
P3

Deadline 17 November

Minamata Convention
on Mercury
 

Post-doctorant-e (développement territorial)

Deadline 25 November

Institut des Sciences de l'environnement
UNIGE

Economic Affairs
Intern
(Sustainable Energy)

Deadline 30 December

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Project Lead,
New Nature Economy Report

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Tropical Forest
Alliance
Coordinator

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Project Manager
Clean Trucking
Initiative

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

 
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