Events - Monday, 22 April 2013

Consultation on Gender Equality in LAC: Discussion on Structural Roots of Inequality, Capacities and Participation

To respond to the issue of gender inequality, including discrimination of women and violence against women, The World We Want 2015 Website features a consultation process on gender equality in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The consultation aims to initiate an exchange of views on how the post-2015 development agenda “must include gender equality as a priority”. The consultation is divided into different discussion blocks. The second discussion comprises three sections that will be addressed simultaneously: structural roots of inequality, discrimination and violence; capacities to make choices; and participation, impact and power. It will follow a first discussion on progress and challenges for achieving gender equality in the region, and will precede another discussion on priorities and strategies to influence the agenda.  

dates: 11-24 April 2013   location: virtual  

High-Level Meeting of ECOSOC with Bretton Woods Institutions, WTO and UNCTAD

A special high-level meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will take place on 22 April 2013. The overall theme of the meeting is “Coherence, coordination and cooperation in the context of financing for development and the post-2015 development agenda”. The event will include: a high-level interactive panel discussion with Ministers of Finance and Development Cooperation, Governors of Central Banks and inter-governmental representatives at the ministerial level on “World economic situation and prospects in the wake of the world financial and economic crisis;" a thematic debate on “Financing for sustainable development, including leveraging of private capital, in the context of the follow-up to the outcome of the Rio+20 Conference;" and a thematic debate on “Global partnership for development in the context of the post-2015 development agenda".  

date: 22 April 2013   venue: UN Headquarters   location: New York, US  

22nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

The agenda for the 22nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice includes a thematic discussion on the challenge posed by emerging forms of crime that have a significant impact on the environment and ways to deal with it effectively, including possible responses, programmes and initiatives to deal effectively with forms of crime that have a significant impact on the environment.  

dates: 22-26 April 2013   location: Vienna, Austria  


Following renewal of its mandate by the General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the 24th session of the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) will continue negotiations on an international instrument/instruments, focusing on traditional knowledge and particularly the subject matter of protection, beneficiaries, scope of protection, and limitation and exceptions.  

dates: 22-26 April 2013   location: Geneva, Switzerland