Events - Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Global Soil Week: Soils for Life

The First Global Soil Week will provide a platform to initiate follow-up actions on land and soil-related decisions made at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) and will take place in the framework of the FAO's Global Soil Partnership. This event will provide a forum of interactive exchange and dialogue among stakeholders from science, government, business and civil society. The event is organized through a collaboration between the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies' (IASS') Global Soil Forum and the European Commission (EC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA), the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  

dates: 18-22 November 2012   location: Berlin, Germany  

Eighth Session of the UNECA Committee on Food Security and Sustainable Development (CFSSD-8)

The UN Economic Commission for Africa's (UNECA) Food Security and Sustainable Development programme aims to strengthen the capacity of Member States to design and implement policies and programmes to reinforce linkages between food security, population, environment and human settlements so as to achieve sustainable development. This meeting is also scheduled to serve as the Africa Regional Implementation Meeting (RIM) for CSD 20.  

dates: 19-21 November 2012   location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia