Events - Tuesday, 10 June 2014

UNFCCC 40th Sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies

The 40th sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies to the UNFCCC are expected to take place in June 2014.  

dates: 4-15 June 2014   location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany  

Informal Informal Consultations of the OWG on SDGs

The Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are convening informal informal consultations on the focus areas in advance of OWG 12. Member States and Observer States of the UN, other observers that have received a standing invitation from the General Assembly or the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and the UN system are invited to attend.  

dates: 9-11 June 2014   venue: UN Headquarters, General Assembly Hall (NLB); ECOSOC Chamber on Wednesday afternoon   location: New York City, US  

24th Meeting of States Parties to UNCLOS

The 24th Meeting of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) will consider: the report of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, its budget report and draft budget proposals for 2015-2016; information reported by the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority; information related to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf; and the report of the Secretary-General on issues of a general nature that have arisen with respect to UNCLOS, among other issues.  

dates: 9-13 June 2014   venue: UN Headquarters, Conference Room 1   location: New York City, US  

31st Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI 31)

This session will be held in June 2014. Based on its terms of reference, COFI: reviews the work programmes of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the field of fisheries, and their implementation; conducts periodic general reviews of international fishery problems and examine possible solutions through national, FAO and intergovernmental programmes; reviews specific matters relating to fisheries referred to the Committee by the Council or the Director-General, or placed by the Committee on its Agenda at the request of Member Nations in accordance with the rules of procedure of the Committee, and to make recommendations as may be appropriate; considers the desirability of preparing and submitting to Member Nations an international convention under Article XIV of the Constitution to ensure effective international cooperation and consultation in fisheries on a world scale; and reports to the Council or tender advice to the Director-General, as appropriate, on matters considered by the Committee.  

dates: 9-13 June 2014   venue: FAO headquarters   location: Rome, Lazio, Italy  

Africa: Advancing Partnerships and Responsible Business Leadership

UN Global Compact Local Networks, UN organizations, private sector representatives, policymakers and other stakeholders will gather at this UN Global Compact in Africa Conference to explore partnership models, build capacity, facilitate private sector participation in the post-2015 process, and promote governance and integrity issues. A week of sessions will begin with the XII Annual Local Network Forum (ALNF) and Annual Meeting of the Human Rights and Labour Working Group (HRLWG). Plenaries will cover: The Role of Business in Africa's Economic Transformation: Innovative Approaches to Job Creation and Inclusive Growth; and Partnerships to Implement the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Working Group Sessions are planned on: Partnerships for Education, Job Creation and Skills Training; South-South Collaboration for Sustainable Growth; Philanthropy, Impact Investing and Partnerships in Support of Effective Social Investment; Localizing Innovative Partnership Platforms; Disaster Preparedness and Resilience; Collaboration with the Private Sector to Address Inequality; Cultivating Stronger Relationships with Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Local-level Subsidiaries; Addressing the Operational Challenges of UN-Business Partnerships; Social Sustainability: The Business Case for Inclusive Growth and People-Centered Development; Environmental Sustainability: Addressing the Resource Triad Challenge; Ethical Dimension of Sustainability: Collective Action to Advance Organizational Change and Tackle Systematic Barriers; and Advancing Supply Chain Sustainability and Responsible Business in Support of Peace. The event will also feature an Ethiopian CEO Roundtable, an Africa Private Sector Dinner on 'Youth Employment and Private Sustainability Finance,' a Great Lakes Private Sector Responsible Investment Roundtable; and a visit to the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union. The UN Global Compact, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are organizing the event.  

dates: 9-13 June 2014   venue: UNECA Headquarters, Menelik II Ave   location: Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia