Events - Monday, 4 March 2013

E-discussion on Sustainability and Growth

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are convening an e-discussion on Sustainability and Growth, from 31 January-15 March 2013. This e-discussion, taking place on the World We Want 2015 website, is one of a series of four on growth and employment, as part of the Global Consultation on Growth and Employment for the post-2015 development agenda.  

dates: 31 January - 15 March 2013   location: virtual  

E-discussion on Energy and Means of Implementation

An e-discussion on Energy and Means of Implementation of energy goals is taking place on the World We Want 2015 platform, from 25 February to 8 March 2012. Its objective is to examine how to drive innovation, financing and scaled up solutions in the energy sector, with the participation of guest commentators. Viewers are invited to comment, discuss and debate key questions on this topic through the online platform. This e-discussion is one of four online consultations that are part of the Global Thematic Consultation on Energy, which aims to build consensus on a set of global objectives and priorities for energy within the post-2015 development agenda. This consultation is co-led by UN-Energy and the UN Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy For All Initiative (SE4ALL), and supported by the Governments of Mexico and Norway.  

dates: 25 February - 8 March 2013   location: virtual  


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  

Inter-Agency Workshop on Employment and Social Inclusion in a Green Economy

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  

CSW 57

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. At its annual sessions, the CSW systematically reviews progress in the implementation of areas of concern identified in the Beijing Platform for Action, and adopts recommendations to facilitate increased implementation. The priority theme for the 57th session of the CSW (CSW 57), which will convene in March 2013, will be the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.  

dates: 4-15 March 2013   venue: UN Headquarters   location: New York, US