What's Up in #GENeva this week?

1 October - 7 October 2018

This week trade experts and negotiators are attending the World Trade Forum 2018, centered on “Trade 2030”. The High Level Leadership Dialogue: Making trade work for the environment, prosperity and resilience, organized within the context of the Forum, will take place on Tuesday 2 October. This event, co-organized by UN Environment and WTO, will launch their joint publication "Making Trade Work for the Environment, Prosperity and Resilience".

As we celebrate World Habitat Day on Monday 1st October, don't miss the activities proposed by UNECE during their Urban Week. Check also the other events and job opportunities in the Geneva 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 network for additional updates.

Agenda /

The events taking place this week

Urban Week


1 October- 5 October

UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management has prepared various activities during the Urban Week

Palais des Nations

Task Force on a set of core Climate Change-related Statistics and Indicators

1 October- 2 October


Palais des Nations,
Room S4

Trade for
Sustainable Development
Forum 2018

1 October- 3 October

Discussing SDG 12 “Responsible Consumption and Production" & its relationship with sustainable trade in global value chains.


Public Forum 2018
“Trade 2030”

2 October- 4 October

Various sessions
with special focus
on environment, green trade or climate.


Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings

3 October

Workshop on results of mapping technologies to enhance energy efficiency in buildings

Palais des Nations,

Pierre du Bois Annual Conference

3 October- 4 October

Environmental History
as if the Future Mattered:
Writing the History
and the Future
of the Anthropocene

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix

L'Économie de demain est circulaire

4 October

Qu'est-ce que l'économie circulaire? Comment les entreprises innovent-elles vers l'économie circulaire? Quel est le rôle des villes dans la transition?

Impact Hub Geneva


Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Online Course in French Consultant

Deadline 1 October

UN Environment Finance Initiative

Finance and Budget Assistant,

Deadline 4 October

Basel, Rotterdam & Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Energy - Policy

Deadline 9 October

International Institute for Sustainable Development


Deadline 10 October

World Meteorological Organization


Deadline 11 October

UN Environment Finance Initiative

Positive Impact
Programme Support

Deadline 11 October

UN Environment Finance Initiative

Finance Specialist

Deadline 11 October

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (through UNOPS)

Communications Coordinator & Campaign Manager - Banking Team

Deadline 14 October

UN Environment Finance Initiative

Director –
Global Marine and
Polar Programme

Deadline 14 October

International Union for Conservation of Nature

Media and Communications Officer

Deadline 22 October

International Institute for Sustainable Development

GEO Work Programme Coordinator

Deadline 23 October

Group on Earth Observations Secretariat