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At the Palais des Nations
14 October -
1 November 2013
Human Rights Committee, 109th Session
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
OHCHR
21 October -
1 November 2013
Open-ended intergovernmental Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review mechanism, 17th session
Location: Room XX
OHCHR
28 October -
22 November 2013
Committee against Torture, 51st session
Location: Palais Wilson 1st floor
OHCHR
4 November 2013United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Short courses for Geneva-based diplomats
Location: Room XXV
UNCTAD
4 November -
8 November 2013
Inland Transport Committee, Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
Location: Room VII
UNECE
4 November -
13 November 2013
Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances, 101st session
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
OHCHR
4 November -
15 November 2013
Committee on Enforced Disappearances, 5th Session
Location: Room XII
OHCHR
4 November -
29 November 2013
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 51st Session
Location: Palais Wilson ground floor
ECOSOC
5 November 2013United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, BRIEFING, Fiftieth anniversary of UNCTAD
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
5 November 2013United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, ISAR Technical Workshop
Location: Room XVIII
UNCTAD
6 November -
8 November 2013
Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting, 30th Session
Location: Room XVIII
UNCTAD
6 November -
8 November 2013
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC)
Location: Room XXIV
UNCTAD
11 November -
13 November 2013
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 9th International Debt Management Conference
Location: Room XVIII
UNCTAD
11 November -
15 November 2013
Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment of the Committee against Torture, 21st Session
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
OHCHR
11 November -
15 November 2013
Environment Impact Assessment Convention, Working Group on Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment
Location: Room VII
UNECE
12 November 2013Western European and Other States Group, Meeting on the Biological Weapons Convention
Location: Room XXIII
Other meetings
12 November 2013Non-Aligned Movement, Meeting on the Biological Weapons Convention
Location: Room XXIII
UN
12 November -
13 November 2013
Committee on Sustainable Energy, Steering Committee of the Energy Efficiency 21 Programme
Location: Room V
UNECE
12 November -
15 November 2013
Inland Transport Committee, World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
Location: Room XVI
UNECE
11 November -
12 November 2013
Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Protocol V to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects, 7th Conference
Location: XIX
CCW
13 November 2013Annual Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects, 15th Annual Conference
Location: Room XIX
CCW
13 November 2013Eastern European Group, Meeting on the Biological Weapons Convention
Location: Room S4
UN
13 November -
22 November 2013
Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, 68th session
Location: Room XI
OHCHR
14 November 2013Inland Transport Committee, Extraordinary Session of GRPE
Location: Room XVI
UNECE
14 November -
15 November 2013
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Advisory Group Meeting
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
13 November 2013Annual Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects, 15th Annual Conference
Location: XIX
CCW
14 November -
15 November 2013
Annual Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects , Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the CCW
Location: XIX
CCW
18 November 2013Trade and Development Board, Consultations of the President of the TDB
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
18 November -
20 November 2013
Committee on Trade, Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies
Location: Room V
UNECE
18 November -
22 November 2013
Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, 18th session
Location: Room IX
OHCHR
18 November -
22 November 2013
Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, 13th session
Location: Room XVII
OHCHR
19 November -
20 November 2013
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Ad hoc expert meeting on the international trading system and inclusive development
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
UNCTAD
20 November 2013Group of 77 and China, Meeting on UNCTAD
Location: Room XXIV
Other meetings
20 November 2013MORNING CANCELLED Group of 77 and China, Meeting on UNCTAD
Location: Room XXIV
Other meetings
20 November -
21 November 2013
Aarhus Convention, Working Party of the Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers
Location: Room VII
UNECE
21 November -
22 November 2013
Committee on Sustainable Energy, 22nd Session
Location: Room XII
UNECE
25 November -
26 November 2013
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Ad-hoc meeting on "The contribution of services economy and trade in services to development"
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
25 November -
29 November 2013
Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, 6th Session
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
Human Rights Council
25 November -
4 December 2013
Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, 44th Session
Location: Room XII
ECOSOC
26 November -
27 November 2013
Forum on Minority Issues, 6th session
Location: Room XX
OHCHR
26 November -
29 November 2013
International Organization for Migration, 103rd Council
Location: Room XVII
IOM
27 November -
29 November 2013
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Why trade matters in development strategies
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
27 November -
29 November 2013
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Steering Committee on Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP)
Location: Room V
UNECE
28 November 2013Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction, The current BWC intersessional programme and upcoming Meeting of States Parties: Context, Issues and Reflections
Location: Room XXIII
BWC
28 November 2013Non-Aligned Movement, Meeting on the Biological Weapons Convention
Location: Room XIX
UN
28 November 2013Non-Aligned Movement, Meeting on the Biological Weapons Convention
Location: Room XIX
UN
29 November 2013United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 1st Geneva Dialogue on post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
UN System meetings at other locations in Geneva *
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
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
1 November 2013[Informal Open-ended Committee on Trade and Development - Special Session]
Location: S1
WTO
1 November 2013Committee on Budget, Finance and Administration
Location: E
WTO
4 November -
7 November 2013
ASEAN-AANZFTA-WIPO Training of Trademark Examiners on Madrid Protocol Operations
Location: Singapore, Singapore
WIPO
4 November -
8 November 2013
IPC Union - IPC Revision Working Group
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
4 November -
8 November 2013
Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
5 November 2013GENERAL COUNCIL
Location: CR
WTO
6 November 2013(ITU-T JCA-AHF) Joint Coordination Activity on Accessibility and Human Factors
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
6 November 2013National Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights System and Management of Innovation by SMEs
Location: Riga, Latvia
WIPO
6 November 2013GENERAL COUNCIL
Location: CR
WTO
8 November 2013(ITU-SG CWG-Languages) Council Working Group on the use of the six official languages of the Union
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
10 November -
11 November 2013
International Conference from IP to NP; the Economy of Innovation-or-How to Make IP Work for Business
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
WIPO
11 November -
12 November 2013
(ITU-SG CWG-Internet) Council working Group on international Internet-related Public Policy Issues
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
11 November -
14 November 2013
PCT Roving Seminars
Location: Mexico, Mexico
WIPO
11 November -
15 November 2013
(ITU-R WP 6C) Programme Production and Quality Assessment
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
12 November 2013Geneva Week (Non-resident Members and Observers)
Location: D
WTO
12 November 2013Informal Trade Negotiations Committee
Location: CR
WTO
12 November 2013Informal Open-ended Trade Facilitation
Location: W
WTO
12 November -
20 November 2013
(ITU-R WP 6A) Terrestrial Broadcasting Delivery
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
13 November 2013Geneva Week (Non-resident Members and Observers)
Location: D
WTO
13 November 2013Trade Policy Review Body - Peru
Location: CRII
WTO
13 November 2013Informal Heads of Delegation
Location: W
WTO
13 November -
14 November 2013
(ITU-SG CWG-SP-FP) Council Working Group for the elaboration of the Draft Strategic Plan and the Draft Financial Plan of the Union for 2016-2019
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
14 November 2013Geneva Week (Non-resident Members and Observers)
Location: D
WTO
14 November 2013Informal Heads of Delegation
Location: W
WTO
14 November -
15 November 2013
International Conference on Intellectual Property and Development
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
14 November -
20 November 2013
(ITU-T WP 4/11) Conformance and Interoperability (C&I) testing
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
15 November 2013(ITU-SG COM-150th) Committee for the preparations of the 150th Anniversary celebrations
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
15 November 2013Geneva Week (Non-resident Members and Observers)
Location: D
WTO
15 November 2013Trade Policy Review Body - Peru
Location: CRII
WTO
15 November 2013Working Party on the Accession of Seychelles
Location: CR
WTO
15 November 2013Informal Heads of Delegation
Location: W
WTO
18 November -
21 November 2013
(ITU-R WP 6B) Broadcast Service Assembly and Access
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
18 November -
21 November 2013
Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
18 November -
29 November 2013
(ITU-R WP 5A) Land mobile service above 30 MHz*(excluding IMT); wireless access in the fixed service; amateur and amateur-satellite services
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
18 November -
29 November 2013
(ITU-R WP 5B) Maritime mobile service including Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS); aeronautical mobile service and radiodetermination service
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
18 November -
29 November 2013
(ITU-R WP 5C) Fixed wireless systems; HF and other systems below 30 MHz in the fixed and land mobile services
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
19 November 2013(ITU-T JCA-CIT) Joint Coordination Activity on Conformance and Interoperability Testing
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
19 November 2013Do Return Requirements Increase International Knowledge diffusions? Evidence from the Fulbright Program
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
19 November 2013Informal Group of Developing Countries
Location: D
WTO
19 November 2013Trade Policy Review Body - Kyrgyz Republic
Location: D
WTO
20 November 2013Informal Committee on Government Procurement
Location: W
WTO
20 November 2013Committee on Government Procurement
Location: W
WTO
20 November -
21 November 2013
Implementation of the National Intellectual Property Strategy and Intellectual Property Rights Protection for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
WIPO
20 November -
21 November 2013
International Symposium on the Effective Use of Innovations
Location: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
WIPO
20 November -
22 November 2013
Atelier sous-régional de formation à l'attention des magistrats sur la promotion du respect de la propriété intellectuelle pour les pays membres de l'Organisation africaine de la propriété intellectuelle (OAPI)
Location: Douala, Cameroon
WIPO
21 November 2013Trade Policy Review Body - Kyrgyz Republic
Location: D
WTO
21 November 2013GENERAL COUNCIL
Location: CR
WTO
21 November 2013Informal Open-ended Dispute Settlement Body - Special Session
Location: S1
WTO
21 November 2013Informal Heads of Delegation
Location: W
WTO
21 November -
22 November 2013
WIPO-UN-ESCAP-UNEP Regional Workshop on the Disposal of IP Infringing Goods
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
WIPO
22 November 2013(ITU-R SG 6) Broadcasting Service
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
22 November 2013Second WIPO Annual Conference on South-South Cooperation on Intellectual Property and Development
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
22 November 2013Seminar on WIPO Services and Initiatives
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
WIPO
22 November 2013Informal Group of Developing Countries
Location: D
WTO
22 November 2013Inf. HODs TF
Location: W
WTO
24 November 2013Inf. HODs TF
Location: W
WTO
24 November 2013Inf. HODs
Location: W
WTO
25 November 2013Dispute Settlement Body
Location: CRI
WTO
25 November 2013Informal Group of Developing Countries
Location: D
WTO
25 November -
26 November 2013
Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC) Workshop on Further Development of the TISC Project and Innovation Support throught Access to Technological Knowledge
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
WIPO
25 November -
26 November 2013
The Fourth WIPO Regional Consultation Meeting on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer: 'Common Challenges - Building Solutions'
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
25 November -
27 November 2013
Atelier sous-régional de formation à l'attention des magistrats sur la promotion du respect de la propriété intellectuelle pour les pays membres de l'Organisation africaine de la propriété intellectuelle (OAPI)
Location: Dakar, Senegal
WIPO
26 November 2013Council for Trade in Goods
Location: W
WTO
26 November 2013GENERAL COUNCIL
Location: CR
WTO
26 November -
27 November 2013
National Workshop on Copyright for Film Industry Professionals
Location: Hanoi, Viet Nam
WIPO
26 November -
27 November 2013
WIPO Workshop on Building Respect for IP
Location: Doha, Qatar
WIPO
26 November -
29 November 2013
WIPO Independent Advisory Oversight Committee - Thirty-First Meeting
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
27 November 2013Presentación del estudio La situación jurídica de los videojuegos, análisis comparative de los planteamientos nacionales
Location: Madrid, Spain
WIPO
27 November 2013Trade Policy Review Body - The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Location: CRI
WTO
27 November 2013Council for Trade in Goods
Location: W
WTO
27 November -
3 December 2013
(ITU-R RRB-13-3) Radio Regulations Board (RRB)
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
28 November 2013WIPO GREEN Launch
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
28 November 2013WIPO Seminar on Intellectual Property for Universities and Research and Development Institutions
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
WIPO
28 November 2013Informal Committee on Market Access
Location: D
WTO
28 November 2013Informal Group of Developing Countries
Location: S3
WTO
28 November -
29 November 2013
Seminar on the Madrid System of International Registration of Marks
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
29 November 2013Trade Policy Review Body - The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Location: CRI
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.