2022 International Events Calendar

DateEventLocationIUCN US member engagementIUCN engagement9-11 FebruaryOne Ocean SummitBrest, FrancePew, Conservation International, and NOAA have speaking rolesIUCN Director General will present video remarks and the head marine and program will participate in person and speak, joined by one of her staff14-16 FebruaryUN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) Expert Discussions on Crimes that Affect the EnvironmentHybrid; Vienna, AustriaIUCN US Member WCS has a speaking roleIUCN NL is a speaker28 February—2 March Fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2)Nairobi, Kenya DG speaking. Marine and Polar program involved on plastics28 February—1 April49th UN Human Rights Council – agenda includes reports on a right to a health environment and the anti-corruption work of environmental defendersGeneva, Switzerland 1—4 MarchEconomist World Ocean Summit virtual week -Achieving 2030 targetsVirtualWRI participating 3 MarchWorld Wildlife DayUN Virtual Global Event; locations worldwide Jackson Wild & IFAW are partners 7—11 March74th Meeting of the CITES Standing CommitteeMetropolis of Lyon, FranceWCS, SCIF 7—18 March4th Session of the International Conference on Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ)New York City, NY, US Marine and polar program involved13—29 March24th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24); 3rd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 3) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); 3rd Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020-3)Geneva, SwitzerlandWCS 28 MarchPreparatory Meeting for Stockholm +5-New York City, NY, USELI 13—14 AprilOur Ocean ConferencePalauWCS 20-24 AprilEarthX Day, 4 days conference, 3 days ExpoDallas, TXWILD Foundation 22 AprilEarthToday Earth Day EveningAmsterdamWILD Foundation 22—24 April2022 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary FundWashington, DC 2—6 MayXV World Forestry CongressCoex, Seoul, Republic of Korea 9—21 May 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat DesertificationAbidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Sonia Pena, IUCN’s policy head will head the delegation during the first week of COP working closely with Aliou Faye and the IUCN Central/West Africa (PACO) team; Aliou will act as head of delegation for the second week. The IUCN delegation comprises staff from PACO, East Europe/Central Asia, East and Southern Africa & South Africa Country Office, the Human Rights in Conservation team, and the Forest and Grasslands team. Maybe condense this to heads of del Sonia and Alou and other regional office, forest/grasslands and human right/conservation staff23 May—2 June44th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting Berlin, GermanyASOC WCPA 24—27 MayWorld Aquaculture SeminarMerida, MexicoEDF 24—29 May2nd Asia Parks CongressSabah. Malaysia WCPA 2—3 JuneUN Stockholm +50Stockholm, SwedenWRI, ELI, Earthday.org IUCN DG, partnerships, CEESP,CEM, WCEL 6—10 June9th Summit of the AmericasLos Angeles, CA, USNWC, Earth League International, InterEnvironment Institute invited None 5 JuneWorld Environment DayGlobal 8 June World Ocean DayNew York City, NY, US (UN); Virtual 12—15 June12th WTO Ministerial ConferenceGeneva, SwitzerlandPew Not present but tracked 20—24 June62nd Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council MeetingWashington, DC, USEarthday.org IUCN head fop center for economy and finance 21—26 June4th meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity FrameworkNairobi, KenyaWCS Policy Unit, WCPA, etc 26—28 JuneG7 Leaders SummitSchloss Elmau, Germany 27 June—1 JulyUN Ocean ConferenceLisbon, PortugalWCS, Mission Blue, ASOC, Rare, TNC, MCI, ELI, EDF, NG, WWF US, MAP IUCN DG, Marine team 3—9 July9th session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)Bonn, GermanyCenter for Large Landscape ConservationCEM Chair Angela Andrade, Tom Brooks, SSC Steering Committee Member Gabriela Lichtenstein and Laure Denos IUCN position IPBES-9 | IUCN.5—15 JulyUN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable DevelopmentNew York City, NY, USThinking Animals United, Inc. DG, Policy Unit 18—23 JulyAfrica Protected Areas CongressKigali, RwandaWILD Foundation, National Geographic Society, IFAW, Center for Large Landscape Conservation, Jackson WildWCPA, CEM, ESARO RD15-16 AugustUN BBNJ International Conference on Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond national Jurisdiction https://www.un.org/bbnj/ New York, NY ASOC, MCI, PEW, WWFMinna Epps13—27 September77th Session of the UN General AssemblyNew York CityWCS, TAU, Paso PacificoSonia Pena, Tracy Farrell, Stewart Maginnis17—21 October11th Conference of the Parties of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized CrimeVienna, Austria 24 October—4 November41st Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living ResourcesHobart, TasmaniaASOC, Mission Blue to support with PR 25—28 October4th World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress (4WSFC)Merida, MexicoEDF 5-13 November14th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP14) to RamsarGeneva, Switzerland IUCN contact: James Dalton (Water & Land Management Team) / Isabel Wallnoefer (Ramsar Secretariat)6 NovemberInternational Day for Preventing Exploitation of the Environment During War and Armed Conflict ELI 6-18 November27th UNFCCC COP https://unfccc.int/cop27 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt IUCN contact: Sandeep Sengupta & David Goodman (International Policy Centre) / Ali Raza Rizvi (Climate Change Team)14—25 November19th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITESPanama City, PanamaWCS, SCIF, WRIIUCN contact: Richard Jenkins & Oliver Tallowin (Biodiversity Assessment and Knowledge Team)15-16 November17th G20 Heads of State and Government SummitBali, Indonesia 28 November – 2 DecemberPlastic Pollution INC-1 https://www.unep.org/events/conference/inter-governmental-negotiating-committee-meeting-inc-1 Punta del Este, Uruguay (hybrid) IUCN contact: Karine Siegwart (International Policy Centre) / Janaka de Silva & Lynn Sorrentino (Ocean Team)3-5 DecemberCBD OEWG-5 on the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework continued https://www.cbd.int/conferences/post2020 Montreal, Canada IUCN contact: Victoria Romero & Céline Preitner (International Policy Centre); please use the following contact: cbd.contact@iucn.org 5—9 December63rd Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council MeetingWashington, DC 5-17 December UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP 15) (Part 2)Montreal, Canada IUCN contact: Victoria Romero & Céline Preitner (International Policy Centre); please use the following contact: cbd.contact@iucn.org 6-10 DecemberInternational Anti-corruption Conference https://iaccseries.org/ Washington, DC TBD December (likely 2023)2nd Summit for DemocracyTBD TBD (postponed indefinitely) 45th Session of the World Heritage CommitteeKazan, Russian Federation 22-24 March 2023UN 2023 Water Conference https://sdgs.un.org/conferences/water2023 New York, NY USA James Dalton(Water & Land Management Team)Postponed to February 3-9.20235th International Marine Protected Areas CongressVancouver, CanadaWCS, Mission Blue to attend
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