10 February - 16 February 2020
This year is a very important year for the future of sound management of chemicals, with the 5th session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) – a multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder forum - taking place in Bonn, from 5-9 October 2020.
The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) is a voluntary international policy framework which fosters the sound management of chemicals worldwide and, specifically, to support multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder efforts toward the goal agreed to at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development that, by the year 2020, chemicals are produced and used in ways that minimize significant adverse impacts on the environment and human health. Implementation of SAICM is overseen by ICCM. #Beyond2020
Monday 10 February, an event co-organized by UNEP, ILO and WHO will highlight linkages and demonstrate the importance of engaging the health, environment and labour sectors for achieving the sound management of chemicals and waste Beyond 2020.
The docuseries "Our Planet" narrated by Sir David Attenborough, showcasing the world's natural wonders, is being screened at the International Environment House on Thursdays, at lunch time. Joint us for the screening of the 3rd episode, "Jungles", this Thursday at 12:30, with our invited exert, Anita STUDLER, Conservationist and Founder of Nordesta. #OurPlanet
Check the list below to see the list of events targeting environmental-related topics this week. Please note that the list of events and vacancies provided in our weekly newsletter is non-exhaustive.
Videos and documents of past GEN events are available online.
The events taking place this week
The IUCN Council is the principal governing body of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, in between sessions of the World Conservation Congress.
Under Resolution A/RES/73/251, UNGA designated 10 February as World Pulses Day to reaffirm the contribution of pulses for sustainable agriculture and achieving the 2030 Agenda.
Organized by ILO, UNEP, WHO and SAICM Secretariat. An opportunity for exchange of views on the critical role and contribution of the various sectors in the sound management of chemicals and waste.
WHO (Av. Appia 20)
Create a platform to exchange on priorities of the 2020 Human Rights Council annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child on "Realizing the rights of the child through a healthy environment".
Palais des Nations
Our Planet is a Netflix original documentary series and collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films, showcasing the world's natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles.
International Environment House I Room I
The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association headquartered in the International Environment House, Geneva is pleased to invite you to this workshop.
Environment House II