22 December 2010

Coming soon

10-11 January, New York, United States of America, FIRST INTERSESSIONAL MEETING FOR UNCSD. As called for at the first PrepCom of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, also called Rio+20), the first of three intersessional meetings will be 10-11 January 2011. For further information, please refer to

11-12 January, Basel, Switzerland, FIRST SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING SUMMIT. The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is partnering with Global Energy Basel to convene this event. The event focuses on the challenge of financing investment in low-carbon, resilient infrastructure necessary to both mitigate and adapt to climate change. It will feature investment forums, high-level roundtable discussions and specialized panels related to challenges and opportunities for sustainable infrastructure investment.   For further information, please refer to

13-14 January, London, United Kingdom, 6TH INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED AND UNREGULATED FISHING. The 6th in a series of international forums on Illegal, Unreported and unregulated (IUU) Fishing will bring together leading policymakers, researchers, industry representatives and civil society groups from across the world to discuss the latest initiatives, regulations and research in the area of fisheries governance and trade in illegal fish products. For further information, please refer to

WTO events

An updated list of forthcoming WTO meetings is posted at: Please bear in mind that dates and times of WTO meetings are often changed, and that the WTO does not always announce the important informal meetings of the different bodies. Unless otherwise indicated, all WTO meetings are held at the WTO, Centre William Rappard, rue de Lausanne 154, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland, and are open to WTO Members and accredited observers only.

10 January: Rules, trade facilitation, trade and environment, intellectual property rights, and development negotiations begin.

17 January: Agriculture, non-agricultural market access, services and dispute settlement negotiations begin.

Other upcoming events

24 January, Paris, France, ECONOMIC FORUM ON LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN. The forum is organised by the OECD Development Centre, the Inter-American Development Bank and the French ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment. For further information, please refer to,3343,en_21571361_44315115_32618737_1_1_1_1,00.html

24 January - 4 February, New York, United States of America, NINTH SESSION OF THE UN FORUM ON FORESTS (UNFF 9). The theme for UNFF 9 is forests for people, livelihoods and poverty eradication. UNFF 9 is also expected to complete consideration of the means of implementation for sustainable forest management. For further information, please refer to

25-28 January, London, United Kingdom, UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL CONFERENCE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL. This conference aims to measure the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development. For further information, please refer to,3343,en_21571361_44315115_32618737_1_1_1_1,00.html

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22 December 2010
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