Events - Tuesday, 1 October 2013

68th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 68)

The 68th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 68) will open on Tuesday, 17 September 2013. The General Debate will take place from 24 September-2 October on the theme 'Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage'.  

dates: 17 September - 2 October 2013   venue: UN Headquarters   location: New York City, US  

19th Session of the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission

Created in 1959, the African Forestry Wildlife Commission (AFWC) is one of six Regional Forestry Commissions established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) to provide a policy and technical forum for countries to discuss and address forest issues on a regional basis. It meets every two years. FAO encourages wide participation of government officials from forestry and other sectors as well as representatives of international, regional and sub-regional organizations that deal with forest-related issues in the region, including NGOs, and the private sector.  

dates: 30 September - 4 October 2013   location: Windhoek, Namibia  

Ad Hoc Technical EGM on Socio-Economic Considerations of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

The Expert Group Meeting (EGM) organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will examine: existing institutional frameworks, legislation and policies with provisions on socioeconomic considerations; capacity-building activities related to biosafety and socioeconomic considerations; existing expertise and experience; and other policy initiatives concerning social and economic impact assessments. The event was scheduled for 28 October-1 November, but it is no longer taking place.  

date: 1 October 2013 [tentative]   location: Bolivia  

Governor's Climate and Forests Task Force 2013 Annual Meeting

The GCF Annual Meeting is an opportunity for information exchange and for member countries (Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Spain and the US) and partners to provide updates on their REDD+ activities and achievements. The meeting will also convene a high level policy dialogue on REDD+ issues.  

dates: 1-4 October 2013   venue: Puerto Maldonado   location: Peru   additional: Madre de Dios