Events - Monday, 20 May 2013

Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The aim of the Fourth Session is to continue the momentum into a durable and sustained effort from all actors (governments, NGOs and civil society, international agencies and organizations, academic and technical institutions, and the private sector) to take shared responsibility in reducing risks and reinforcing resilience in our communities. Sunday, 19 May, will be reserved for a preparation day. Monday, 20 May, will be a day for innovative dialogue. The official agenda will be from 21-23 May. The Session will include an event focused on small island developing States (SIDS), addressing partnerships toward DRR for SIDS.  

dates: 19-23 May 2013   venue: International Conference Centre Geneva   location: Geneva, Switzerland  

21st African Union Summit

The 21st Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit will convene under the theme “Pan Africanism and African Renaissance”. The Summit will comprise: the 26th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) from 19-20 May 2013; the 23rd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the AU from 22-23 May 2013; and the 21st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the AU from 26-27 May 2013.  

dates: 19-27 May 2013   location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  

Twelfth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The 12th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) will take place from 20-31 May 2012. The provisional agenda is now online.  

dates: 20-31 May 2013   venue: UN Headquarters   location: New York, US