Events - Tuesday, 19 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, before the deadline of Friday, 15 February 2013. Organizers highly encourage participants to submit questions early. The programme of the event is available at: . 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  

Africa Energy Indaba 2013

The Africa Energy Indaba 2013 offers a forum for discussing Africa's energy challenges and focuses on African power suppliers, alternative and renewable energies, oil and gas, the legal and regulatory framework, and investment opportunities in African energy projects, among other topics.  

dates: 19-21 February 2013   venue: Sandton Convention Centre   location: Johannesburg, South Africa  

CBD Sub-regional Workshop on Valuation and Incentive Measures for Sub-Saharan West Africa

This workshop is one of a series of regional sub-regional capacity-building workshops organized with a view to support countries in making use of the findings of the study on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), in integrating the values of biodiversity into relevant national and local policies, programmes and planning processes, and in promoting the exchange among practitioners on practical experiences on incentive measures.  

dates: 19-22 February 2013   location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso