Events - Sunday, 28 April 2013

Consultation on Gender Equality in LAC: Discussion on Priorities and Strategies to Influence the Agenda

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 last discussion will focus on priorities and strategies to influence the agenda. It will follow and build on elements discussed during the first blocks of the consultation on: progress and challenges for achieving gender equality in the region; structural roots of inequality, discrimination and violence; capacities to make choices; and participation, impact and power.  

dates: 25-30 April 2013   location: virtual  

Coordinated Ordinary and Extraordinary Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

The ordinary and extraordinary meetings of the Conferences of the Parties (COPs) to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions will convene back-to-back from 28 April-10 May 2013, in Geneva, Switzerland. Regional consultations are scheduled for 27 April. A high-level segment (HLS) attended by ministers and deputy ministers is scheduled from 9-10 May on the theme of synergies and national implementation of the three conventions. Ministerial round tables will take place on the afternoon of 9 May, followed by a ministerial dinner that evening, and a presentation of conclusions of the ministerial panels to plenary on the morning of 10 May.  

dates: 28 April - 10 May 2013   location: Geneva, Switzerland