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March 2013
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At the Palais des Nations
16 September -
4 October 2013
Committee on the Rights of the Child, 64th Session
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
OHCHR
30 September -
4 October 2013
Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, 38th Session
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
OHCHR
30 September -
4 October 2013
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Executive Committee, 64th Session
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
Other meetings
30 September -
18 October 2013
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 56th session
Location: Room XVI
OHCHR
1 October 2013AFTERNOON CANCELLED States Parties to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 14th session
Location: Room XX
OHCHR
1 October -
4 October 2013
Inland Transport Committee, Working Party on Customs Questions affecting Transport
Location: Room V
UNECE
2 October -
4 October 2013
Library, 12th International Conference of editors of Diplomatic Documents
Location: Room XII
UNOG
3 October 2013Inland Transport Committee, TIR Administrative Committee
Location: Room V
UNECE
4 October 2013United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, South Centre event on Trade Facilitation
Location: Room XXI
UNCTAD
4 October 2013United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, South Centre event on Trade Facilitation
Location: Room XXI
UNCTAD
7 October 2013AFTERNOON CANCELLED African Group, Meeting on UNCTAD
Location: Room XXVII
UN
7 October -
11 October 2013
Pre-sessional Working Group of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, 66th Session
Location: Palais Wilson ground floor
OHCHR
7 October -
18 October 2013
Intergovernmental Working Group on Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, 11th Session
Location: Room XXI
OHCHR
8 October -
11 October 2013
Human Rights Committee, pre-sessional working group on communications, 109th session
Location: Palais Wilson 1st floor
OHCHR
8 October -
11 October 2013
Inland Transport Committee, Working Party on General Safety Provisions
Location: Room VII
UNECE
8 October -
11 October 2013
Inland Transport Committee, Working Party on the Transport of Perishable Foodstuffs
Location: Room V
UNECE
9 October 2013African Group, Meeting on UNCTAD
Location: Room XXV
UN
9 October 2013African Group, Meeting on UNCTAD
Location: Room XXV
UN
10 October -
11 October 2013
Committee on Economic Cooperation and Integration, TOS-ICP
Location: Room XI
UNECE
11 October 2013United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Short courses for Geneva-based diplomats
Location: Room XXV
UNCTAD
14 October -
16 October 2013
African Union, 50th Anniversary of the OAU - AU
Location: Room XVIII
Other meetings
14 October -
1 November 2013
Human Rights Committee, 109th Session
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
OHCHR
16 October -
18 October 2013
Inland Transport Committee, Working Party on Inland Water Transport
Location: Room V
UNECE
17 October 2013International Organization for Migration, 18th Working Group on Budget Reform
Location: Room XI
IOM
17 October 2013International Organization for Migration, 18th Working Group on Budget Reform
Location: Room XI
IOM
18 October 2013United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Briefing on UNCTAD 50th Anniversary
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
21 October 2013International Organization for Migration, International Dialogue on Migration
Location: Room XII
IOM
21 October -
22 October 2013
Inland Transport Committee, Working Party on Intermodal Transport and Logistics
Location: Room V
UNECE
21 October -
23 October 2013
Inland Transport Committee, Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling
Location: Room VII
UNECE
21 October -
1 November 2013
Open-ended intergovernmental Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review mechanism, 17th session
Location: Room XX
OHCHR
22 October -
24 October 2013
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Multi-year expert meeting on Transport, Trade Logistics and Trade Facilitation
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
22 October -
25 October 2013
Committee on Environmental Policy, SEIS in practice and the way forward
Location: Room XII
UNECE
23 October -
25 October 2013
Inland Transport Committee, Working Party on Rail Transport
Location: Room V
UNECE
28 October -
22 November 2013
Committee against Torture, 51st session
Location: Palais Wilson 1st floor
OHCHR
29 October 2013United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Briefing with diplomatic missions on the UN Guidelines on Consumer Protection
Location: Room XXIII
UNCTAD
29 October -
30 October 2013
International Organization for Migration, 13th Standing Committee on Programmes and Finance
Location: Room XVI
IOM
29 October -
31 October 2013
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Annual Forum on Mining
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
UN System meetings at other locations in Geneva *
23 September -
2 October 2013
Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
Berne Union - Assembly
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
Berne Union - Executive Committee
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
Budapest Union - Assembly
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
Hague Union - Assembly
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
IPC Union - Assembly
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
Lisbon Union - Assembly
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
Locarno Union - Assembly
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
Madrid Union - Assembly
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
Nice Union - Assembly
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
Paris Union - Assembly
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
Paris Union - Executive Committee
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
Patent Law Treaty (PLT) - Assembly
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
PCT Union - Assembly
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
PCT Union - PCT Committee for Technical Cooperation
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (STLT) - Assembly
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
Vienna Union - Assembly
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
WCT - Assembly
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
WIPO Conference
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
WIPO Coordination Committee
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
WIPO General Assembly
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 September -
2 October 2013
WPPT - Assembly
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
25 September -
1 October 2013
(ITU-R WP 4C) Efficient Orbit/Spectrum Utilization for MSS and RDSS
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
30 September -
4 October 2013
(ITU-R WP 4B) Systems, air interfaces, performance and availability objectives for FSS, BSS and MSS, including IP-based applications and satellite news gathering
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
1 October 2013WTO Public Forum
Location: CR
WTO
2 October 2013Informal Open-ended Committee on Trade and Development - Special Session
Location: S1
WTO
2 October 2013WTO Public Forum
Location: CR
WTO
2 October -
3 October 2013
Regional Industrial Design Conference
Location: Budapest, Hungary
WIPO
2 October -
10 October 2013
(ITU-R WP 4A) Efficient Orbit/Spectrum Utilization for FSS and BSS
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
3 October 2013WTO Public Forum
Location: CR
WTO
4 October 2013Committee on Import Licensing
Location: CRI
WTO
4 October 2013Committee on Trade-Related Investment Measures
Location: CRII
WTO
4 October 2013Informal Committee on Import Licensing
Location: S1
WTO
4 October 2013[Informal Open-ended Committee on Trade and Development - Special Session]
Location: D
WTO
7 October 2013Informal Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
Location: CRI
WTO
7 October 2013Working Party on State Trading Enterprises
Location: D
WTO
7 October -
8 October 2013
(ITU-SG WSIS+10-MPP) WSIS+10 Multistakeholder Preparatory Platform (MPP)
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
7 October -
9 October 2013
WIPO Training of Trainers Program on Effective Intellectual Property Asset Management by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
WIPO
8 October 2013GENERAL COUNCIL
Location: CR
WTO
8 October 2013Informal Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
Location: CRI
WTO
8 October 2013Working Group on Trade, Debt and Finance
Location: S1
WTO
9 October 2013(ITU-SG CWG-COP) Council Working Group on Child Online Protection
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
9 October 2013National Seminar on Copyright and Exceptions and Limitations for Visually Impaired Persons (VIP)
Location: Tirana, Albania
WIPO
9 October 2013Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
Location: CRI
WTO
9 October 2013GENERAL COUNCIL
Location: CR
WTO
9 October 2013Informal Committee on Government Procurement
Location: D
WTO
9 October -
16 October 2013
(ITU-R WP 5D) IMT Systems
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
10 October 2013National Workshop on Mediation in IP Disputes
Location: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
WIPO
10 October 2013Committee on Budget, Finance and Administration
Location: E
WTO
10 October 2013Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
Location: CRI
WTO
10 October 2013Sub-Committee on Least-Developed Countries
Location: S1
WTO
10 October 2013Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
Location: CRI
WTO
10 October -
11 October 2013
Advanced Seminar on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
10 October -
11 October 2013
WIPO Arbitration Workshop
Location: Seoul, Republic of Korea
WIPO
11 October 2013(ITU-R SG 4) Satellite Services
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
11 October 2013Working Party on the Accession of Kazakhstan
Location: S1
WTO
11 October 2013[Informal Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures]
Location: CRI
WTO
11 October 2013[Informal Open-ended Committee on Trade and Development - Special Session]
Location: D
WTO
11 October 2013Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
Location: CRI
WTO
14 October -
16 October 2013
International Conference on Innovation and Constultations concerning the WIPO Pilot Project "Integration of Intellectual Property into Innovation Policy"
Location: Novi Sad, Serbia
WIPO
15 October 2013Informal Trade Policy Review Body
Location: D
WTO
15 October 2013Negotiating Group on Trade Facilitation
Location: S1
WTO
15 October -
16 October 2013
International Conference on Traditional Knowledge Legal Protection
Location: Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan
WIPO
16 October 2013Seminar on WIPO Services and Initiatives
Location: Oslo, Norway
WIPO
16 October 2013Committee on Trade and Environment
Location: W
WTO
16 October 2013Negotiating Group on Trade Facilitation
Location: S3
WTO
16 October 2013Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
Location: CR
WTO
16 October -
17 October 2013
Regional Conference on Building Respect for IP
Location: San José, Costa Rica
WIPO
16 October -
18 October 2013
Seminar for Certain Caucasian, Central Asian and Eastern European Countries and Central European, Baltic and Mediterranean Countries on the Implementation and Use of Several Patent-Related Flexibilities
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
WIPO
17 October 2013Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
Location: CR
WTO
17 October -
25 October 2013
(ITU-R JTG 4-5-6-7) Joint Task Group 4-5-6-7
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
18 October 2013Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
Location: CR
WTO
18 October 2013Council for Trade in Goods
Location: D
WTO
18 October 2013[Informal Open-ended Committee on Trade and Development - Special Session]
Location: S1
WTO
18 October 2013Committee on Budget, Finance and Administration
Location: E
WTO
21 October 2013Committee on Regional Trade Agreements
Location: W
WTO
21 October 2013Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures - Special Meeting followed by Regular Committee
Location: CRI
WTO
21 October 2013Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures
Location: CRI
WTO
22 October 2013The Impacts of TRIPS on Patenting in Latin America: the Different Performance of Residents and Non Residents
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
22 October 2013Committee on Regional Trade Agreements
Location: W
WTO
22 October 2013Committee on Safeguards
Location: CRI
WTO
22 October 2013Dispute Settlement Body
Location: CRII
WTO
22 October -
25 October 2013
(ITU-T IPR) TSB Director's Ad Hoc Group on IPR
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
23 October 2013Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices - Informal Group on Anti-Circumvention followed by the Working Group on Implementation
Location: CRI
WTO
23 October 2013Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices
Location: CRI
WTO
23 October 2013Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices - Working Group on Implementation followed by the Regular Committee
Location: CRI
WTO
23 October -
24 October 2013
Seminario sobre el Tratado de Cooperación en materia de Patentes (PCT)
Location: Panama City, Panama
WIPO
24 October 2013(ITU-T FG Accessibility) Focus Group on Audiovisual Media Accessibility
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
24 October 2013Negotiating Group on Rules (Technical Group)
Location: E
WTO
24 October -
25 October 2013
(ITU-T Workshop) ITU Workshop on Making Media Accessible to all: the options and the economics
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
24 October -
25 October 2013
The Third WIPO Regional Consultation Meeting on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer: 'Common Challenges ' Building Solutions'
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
WIPO
25 October 2013Negotiating Group on Rules (Technical Group)
Location: E
WTO
25 October 2013Committee on Budget, Finance and Administration
Location: S2
WTO
25 October 2013[Informal Open-ended Committee on Trade and Development - Special Session]
Location: S1
WTO
28 October 2013Committee on Trade in Financial Services
Location: CRII
WTO
28 October 2013Working Party on Domestic Regulation
Location: CRII
WTO
28 October -
30 October 2013
Working Group on the Legal Development of the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
28 October -
31 October 2013
(ITU-T Interop Event) Joint ITU/Continua Health Alliance Interoperability testing and showcasing event on e-health
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
28 October -
1 November 2013
(ITU-T IPTV-GSI ) Internet Protocol Television Global Standards Initiative
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
28 October -
8 November 2013
(ITU-T SG/WP 16) Multimedia
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
28 October -
6 December 2013
(ITU-T SG15 rapporteur group meeting) G.fast and G.int
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
29 October 2013Madrid Working Group
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
29 October 2013Informal Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade
Location: W
WTO
29 October 2013Working Party on GATS Rules
Location: CRII
WTO
29 October 2013Committee on Specific Commitments
Location: CRII
WTO
29 October 2013Council for Trade in Services
Location: CRII
WTO
29 October -
30 October 2013
WIPO Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution: Update on Precedent and Practice
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
30 October 2013(ITU-T JCA-IoT) Joint Coordination Activity on internet of things
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
30 October 201320th Round of the Director General's Consultative Framework Mechanism on Cotton - Cotton Development Assistance
Location: D
WTO
30 October 2013Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade
Location: W
WTO
30 October 2013Services Scheduling Workshop
Location: S2
WTO
30 October -
31 October 2013
Regional Workshop on Building Respect for IP
Location: Windhoek, Namibia
WIPO
30 October -
1 November 2013
Working Group on the Legal Development of the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
31 October 2013Seminar on the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
31 October 2013Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade
Location: W
WTO
The Calendar

* This information on meetings held in Geneva by organizations of the United Nations system is provided by the United Nations Office at Geneva as a service. It is based on material either provided by the organizations concerned, or gathered from information publicly available on their websites, and may be subject to change. Those interested are encouraged to check with the respective organizations and to direct any queries to them regarding the meetings listed.