Events - Monday, 18 February 2013

High-Level Leadership Meeting on Addressing Inequalities

As part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Global Thematic Consultations, this High-Level Leadership Meeting will review the final report and findings of the Global Consultation on Inequalities with the aim of developing a statement and recommendations. The first day of the Meeting will be a Public Dialogue and will address: why inequalities matter and the impacts of inequalities on both societies and individuals; the different dimensions of inequality, synergies between them and the common factors that drive and sustain them; and effective ways forward to address inequalities, and the factors that drive them, as part of a new development agenda, as well as how to assess and measure progress on reducing inequalities. The event will be live-streamed via the consultation's website on 18 February 2013, from 9 am-3 pm Central European Time (CEE). The event will be interactive, and online participants are invited to submit questions to the panel in advance using the Twitter hashtag #inequalities2015. Questions may also be submitted by email to inequalities@worldwewant2015.org, before the deadline of Friday, 15 February 2013. Organizers highly encourage participants to submit questions early. The programme of the event is available at: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/293653 . The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and UN Women co-lead the global thematic consultation on inequalities, with support from the Governments of Denmark and Ghana. Inequalities is one of 11 themes being addressed on a global level by the UN Development Group's (UNDG) consultations on the post-2015 development agenda.  

dates: 18-19 February 2013   location: Copenhagen, Denmark  

Zambezi River Basin Flood Forecasting and Early Warning Strategy Workshop

The Hydrology and Water Resources Programme (HWRP) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is holding a "Zambezi River Basin Flood Forecasting and Early Warning Strategy" workshop, from 18-20 February 2013, in Gaborone, Botswana.  

dates: 18-20 February 2013   location: Gaborone, Botswana  

27th Session of UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum

The first universal session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 18-22 February 2013. The Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF) of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) constitutes the ministerial-level global environmental forum in which participants gather to review important and emerging policy issues in the field of the environment. Among other matters, this first-ever universal session of the UNEP GC/GMEF is expected to discuss: the new Minamata Convention on Mercury and the Executive Director's report on financing options for chemicals and wastes; enhancing cooperation and coordination within the chemicals and wastes cluster; sustainable consumption and production; and justice, governance and law for environmental sustainability.  

dates: 18-22 February 2013   location: Nairobi, Kenya