The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) holds short sessions, ad hoc meetings, round tables and panel discussions throughout the year, to prepare for its annual four week substantive session in July. The 2013 meeting will convene from 1-25 July, in Geneva, Switzerland, and will consist of the following segments: High-level Segment, including the Annual Ministerial Review (1-4 July); Coordination Segment (5-9 July); Operational Activities Segment (10-12 July); Humanitarian Affairs Segment (15-17 July); and General Segment (18-25 July).
dates: 1-25 July 2013 location: Geneva, Switzerland
Co-hosted by the Government of the Netherlands, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR), from 7-10 July, this review will provide an opportunity to assess the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD PoA) through an examination of the nexus between human rights, equality, equity and population and development, including in the key areas of gender, empowerment, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Using a multi-stakeholder approach, governments, civil society organizations, human rights defenders, human rights experts and UN agencies will discuss human rights developments in the context of the ICPD PoA implementation over the past two decades. The conference will identify successful stories and lessons learned as well as identifying remaining gaps, challenges, emerging issues and priorities for the future to ensure that the ICPD beyond 2014 agenda, as well as the broader development agenda beyond 2015, advance the realization of human rights without discrimination.
dates: 7-10 July 2013 location: The Hague, Netherlands
The UN Environment Programme's (UNEP's) International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), in collaboration with the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), is leading the development of the Global Waste Management Outlook as a tool to provide an authoritative overview and analysis of policy instruments and resources for waste management, and recommendations for action. An initial consultation meeting will gather experts from governments, intergovernmental organizations, the private sector, academia and public interest groups, to discuss development of the Outlook.
dates: 8-9 July 2013 location: Paris, France
This Forum is co-organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)- Institute for Water Education (IHE) and Rwanda's Environmental Management Authority to discuss current challenges and solutions to wetland management, and pave a way forward, both regionally and beyond.
dates: 8-12 July 2013 location: Kigali, Rwanda