Events - Monday, 21 January 2013


The first meeting of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-1) will be hosted by the Government of Germany. The meeting will aim to agree on the remaining rules of procedures for the meetings of the platform, consider other rules of procedure for the platform, elect Bureau and Multidisciplinary Expert Panel members, and agree on the next steps by which the IPBES work programme can become operational as soon as possible. IPBES-1 will be a meeting of Members of the Platform's plenary, with observers. Regional and stakeholder consultations will take place one day prior to the meeting, on 20 January 2013.  

dates: 21-26 January 2013   location: Bonn, Germany  

20th African Union Summit

The 20th African Union Summit is being convened under the theme "Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance". The Summit will include the 25th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC), being held from 21-22 January 2013, the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council, from 24-25 January 2013, and the 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, from 27-28 January 2013.  

dates: 21-28 January 2013   location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia