The 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will address proposals to amend the Convention appendices and several administrative, strategic and financial issues. CITES was adopted in Washington DC, US, on 3 March 1973, and the 40th anniversary of the Convention will be celebrated at the March 2013 event.
dates: 3-14 March 2013 location: Bangkok, Thailand
This workshop is organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to review country approaches, tools and policies to create jobs and promote social inclusion in the green economy, including case examples from Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey. The workshop is intended for staff of UN and international organizations, researchers, government representatives and development practitioners. Its outcomes will contribute to the work of the new Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), among the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), ILO, the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), following on the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) decision to enhance knowledge sharing in this area.
dates: 4-5 March 2013 venue: International Training Centre of the ILO, Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10 10127 Turin, Italy location: Turin, Italy
Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this capacity-building workshop for Western and Central Africa will focus on the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI) and the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets 9 on invasive alien species and 19 on improving biodiversity-related knowledge.
dates: 4-7 March 2013 [tentative] location: Dakar, Senegal [tentative]