22 October - 28 October 2018
From 21 to 27 October 2018, the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) will provide an opportunity for organizations and institutions around the world to focus attention on lead. ILPPW takes place every year. The theme of this year's ILPPW is the need for individuals, civil society organizations, industry and governments to work together to ban lead paint.
Lead poisoning is preventable, yet lead exposure accounted for 540 000 deaths and 13.9 million years lost to disability and death due to long-term effects on health, with the highest burden in developing regions (2016 data).
IUCN is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018 and, with growing momentum to meet ambitious global goals, the wind toward sustainable development is finally at our backs. But there is no time to lose. Species are going extinct at alarming rates. Climate change is threatening communities, economies and the ecosystems on which they depend.
Don't miss Monday evening the conversation marking the Swiss celebration of the 70th Anniversary of IUCN, which will examine the need for bold leadership to secure a healthy 2020-2030 decade. If we get biodiversity right, we can get 2030 right.
Check the list below to see the other events taking place this week in Geneva as well as the job opportunities in the region.
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The events taking place this week
IUCN 70th Anniversary
event examining the need for bold leadership to secure a healthy 2020-2030 decade.
If we get biodiversity right,
we can get 2030 right.
Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix
The Convention sets out the obligations of Parties to assess the environmental impact of certain activities at an early stage of planning.
Palais des Nations
Foster support by both public and private stakeholders for social justice in the fight for environmental sustainability.
“Unlikely allies for the SDGs” - Bringing together key players and innovators to explore how we can successfully scale entrepreneurial solutions for a sustainable future.
Impact Hub Geneva
Assists the countries of Eastern and South
Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia with their environmental data.
Palais de Nations