Events - Monday, 18 February 2013

High-Level Leadership Meeting on Addressing Inequalities

As part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Global Thematic Consultations, this High-Level Leadership Meeting will review the final report and findings of the Global Consultation on Inequalities with the aim of developing a statement and recommendations. The first day of the Meeting will be a Public Dialogue and will address: why inequalities matter and the impacts of inequalities on both societies and individuals; the different dimensions of inequality, synergies between them and the common factors that drive and sustain them; and effective ways forward to address inequalities, and the factors that drive them, as part of a new development agenda, as well as how to assess and measure progress on reducing inequalities. The event will be live-streamed via the consultation's website on 18 February 2013, from 9 am-3 pm Central European Time (CEE). The event will be interactive, and online participants are invited to submit questions to the panel in advance using the Twitter hashtag #inequalities2015. Questions may also be submitted by email to, before the deadline of Friday, 15 February 2013. Organizers highly encourage participants to submit questions early. The programme of the event is available at: . The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and UN Women co-lead the global thematic consultation on inequalities, with support from the Governments of Denmark and Ghana. Inequalities is one of 11 themes being addressed on a global level by the UN Development Group's (UNDG) consultations on the post-2015 development agenda.  

dates: 18-19 February 2013   location: Copenhagen, Denmark  

27th Session of UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum

The first universal session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 18-22 February 2013. The Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF) of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) constitutes the ministerial-level global environmental forum in which participants gather to review important and emerging policy issues in the field of the environment. Among other matters, this first-ever universal session of the UNEP GC/GMEF is expected to discuss: the new Minamata Convention on Mercury and the Executive Director's report on financing options for chemicals and wastes; enhancing cooperation and coordination within the chemicals and wastes cluster; sustainable consumption and production; and justice, governance and law for environmental sustainability.  

dates: 18-22 February 2013   location: Nairobi, Kenya