The 64th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and the associated meetings of its Scientific Committee and other sub-groups will take place in Panama City, Panama from 11 June – 6 July 2012.
dates: 11 June - 6 July 2012 venue: El Panamá Hotel and Convention Centre location: Panama City, Panama
The second meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Equitable Benefit-sharing Arising from their Utilization (ABS), organized by the CBD Secretariat, was orginally scheduled to take place from 9-13 April 2012. It was rescheduled to take place from 2-6 July 2012.
dates: 2-6 July 2012 location: Delhi, India
The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) called for the creation of an Intersessional Working Group (IWG) on the mid-term evaluation of the ten year Strategy for the Convention. The IWG is expected to consist of 14 members: the President of the Conference of the Parties (COP); the chairpersons of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC) and of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST); two members from each of five regional groups; and one CSO representative.
dates: 2-6 July 2012 location: Bonn, Germany
The 33rd meeting of the Conference of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government will focus on, among other things, the results of the June 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), and a draft five-year strategic plan for reform of the CARICOM Secretariat.
dates: 4-6 July 2012 location: Saint Lucia
The biennial ordinary meeting of the principal body overseeing UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) work on the population-development nexus will be held under the theme "Population, Territory and Development". The meeting will discuss, inter alia: population, territory and sustainable development in the Caribbean; reproductive health, adolescent fertility and territory; indigenous peoples, territory and sustainable development; and territory and public policy. The meeting also will define the regional process regarding the review and assessment of the 20 years since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo ("Cairo+20"). In addition, during a special session, Ecuador will make a presentation on alternative indicators for measuring "good living" (buen vivir).
dates: 4-6 July 2012 location: Quito, Ecuador