Events - Monday, 23 September 2013


UNCCD COP 11 will take place from 16-27 September 2013 in Windhoek, Namibia, under the theme “A stronger UNCCD for a Land-Degradation Neutral World”. Convened at the halfway point of the 10-Year Strategy of the UNCCD (2008-2018) the meeting will review progress made in the implementation of the Strategy. Delegates will also consider the outcome of the second and preparations for the third UNCCD Scientific Conferences and reports of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST) and the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC). Other agenda items include, inter alia: follow-up to the outcomes of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) outcome on land degradation, desertification and drought; improving mechanisms to facilitate regional coordination of the implementation of the Convention; programme and budget for the biennium 2014-2015; progress in the implementation of the comprehensive communication Strategy; revised procedures for the accreditation of civil society organizations and private sector representatives in meetings and processes of the UNCCD; and maintenance of the roster of experts. Under institutional arrangements, delegates will discuss, among other issues, new housing arrangements for the Global Mechanism, including a revision of the Memorandum of Understanding with the International Fund for Agricultural Development, and collaboration with the Global Environment Facility.  

dates: 16-27 September 2013   location: Windhoek, Namibia  

68th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 68)

The 68th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 68) will open on Tuesday, 17 September 2013. The General Debate will take place from 24 September-2 October on the theme 'Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage'.  

dates: 17 September - 2 October 2013   venue: UN Headquarters   location: New York City, US  

A Regional Perspective on the Post-2015 United Nations Development Agenda

Hosted by the Regional Commissions, this side event is related to the 2013 Special Event to Follow-Up Efforts Made Towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  

date: 23 September 2013   location: New York City, US  

Special Event on Sustainable Cities

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs' (DESA) Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), along with the Local Authorities Major Group, is organizing a special event on Sustainable Cities. The outcome will be reported to the inaugural meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) on 24 September.  

date: 23 September 2013   venue: UN Headquarters   location: New York City, US  

12th Session of WG I and IPCC 36

The 12th session of WG I for endorsement of AR5 will be held in September 2013. Subsequently, the 36th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 36) will convene to consider the WGI contribution to AR5.  

dates: 23-26 September 2013   location: Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden