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October 2012
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At the Palais des Nations
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At the Palais des Nations
30 April -
4 May 2012
Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, 11th session
Location: Room XXVI
OHCHR
30 April -
4 May 2012
Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, 63rd session
Location: Palais Wilson 1st floor
OHCHR
30 April -
4 May 2012
Conference of European Statisticians, Meeting of the Group of Experts on National Accounts
Location: Room XI
UNECE
30 April -
4 May 2012
Executive Body for the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, Executive Body
Location: Room V
UNECE
1 May 2012United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Division Staff Meeting (DIAE)
Location: Room XXII
UNCTAD
1 May 2012United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Division Staff Meeting (DIAE)
Location: Room XXII
UNCTAD
2 May -
4 May 2012
Committee on Sustainable Energy, Expert Group on Resource Classification
Location: Room VII
UNECE
3 May 2012Human Rights Council, Organizational meeting for the UPR selection of Troikas
Location: Room XX
OHCHR
4 May 2012International Organization for Migration, Pre-SCPF
Location: Room XII
IOM
4 May 2012International Organization for Migration, Pre-SCPF
Location: Room XII
IOM
4 May 2012United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Divisional meeting
Location: Room XXIII
UNCTAD
4 May 2012United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Divisional meeting
Location: Room IX
UNCTAD
4 May 2012United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Short courses for Geneva-based diplomats
Location: Room XXIV
UNCTAD
7 May -
11 May 2012
Open-ended Working Group established to monitor and review progress made in the promotion and implementation of the right to development, 13th session
Location: Room XXVI
OHCHR
7 May -
1 June 2012
International Law Commission, 64th Session - 1st Part
Location: Room XXI
ILC
8 May 2012Committee on Timber, UNECE/FAO Policy Talk on Wood Energy
Location: Room XII
UNECE
8 May -
10 May 2012
Inland Transport Committee, Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
Location: Room VII
UNECE
8 May -
11 May 2012
Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, 2nd Session
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
Human Rights Council
9 May 2012United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, University of Leiden (Netherlands)
Location: Room IV
UNCTAD
9 May 2012AFTERNOON CANCELLED United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, high-level delegation of the governing board of the council of churches of Germany
Location: Room S4
UNCTAD
9 May 2012MORNING CANCELLED United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, CIO: University of Köln, Germany
Location: Room IV
UNCTAD
14 May -
15 May 2012
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, WIR SEMINAR
Location: Room XV
UNCTAD
14 May -
16 May 2012
Inland Transport Committee, Working Party on Transport Statistics
Location: Room V
UNECE
14 May -
18 May 2012
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Virtual Institute Study tour
Location: Room S4
UNCTAD
14 May -
29 June 2012
Conference on Disarmament, 1st Part
Location: Council Chamber
CD
15 May 2012AFTERNOON CANCELLED United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, University of Leiden (Netherlands)
Location: Room IV
UNCTAD
15 May -
16 May 2012
International Organization for Migration, 10th Standing Committee on Programmes and Finance
Location: Room XVI
IOM
16 May 2012United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Law master trip
Location: Room XV
UNCTAD
16 May 2012AFTERNOON CANCELLED Trade and Development Board, Consultations of the President of the TDB
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
18 May 2012Commission on Science and Technology for Development, Enhanced Cooperation on public policy issues pertaining to the internet
Location: Other
CSTD
18 May 2012Commission on Science and Technology for Development, Enhanced Cooperation on public policy issues pertaining to the internet
Location: Other
CSTD
21 May -
25 May 2012
Commission on Science and Technology for Development, 15th Session
Location: Room XIX
CSTD
21 May -
25 May 2012
Inland Transport Committee, Working Party on Passive Safety
Location: Room V
UNECE
22 May 2012Library, Brainstorming Geneva-based Focal Points for World Humanitarian Day (OCHA)
Location: Room S4
UNOG
22 May 2012Library, Brainstorming Geneva-based Focal Points for World Humanitarian Day (OCHA)
Location: Room S4
UNOG
22 May -
23 May 2012
Conference of European Statisticians, UNECE-Eurostat Expert Group Meeting on Censuses Using Registers
Location: Room XI
UNECE
21 May -
25 May 2012
Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly
Location: Please contact WHO for meetings information
UNOG
29 May -
1 June 2012
Committee on Trade, Specialized Section on Standardization of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Location: Room V
UNECE
29 May -
15 June 2012
Committee on the Rights of the Child, 60th Session
Location: Palais Wilson ground floor
OHCHR
30 May -
1 June 2012
Conference of European Statisticians, Meeting of the Group of Experts on Consumer Price Indices
Location: Room XXVI
UNECE
UN System meetings at other locations in Geneva *
27 April -
27 July 2012
National Conference on IP Protection: 20 Years in WIPO
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
WIPO
30 April -
4 May 2012
(ITU-T IPTV-GSI ) Internet Protocol Television Global Standards Initiative
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
30 April -
4 May 2012
(ITU-T SG 9) Television and sound transmission and Integrated broadband cable networks
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
30 April -
4 May 2012
Committee on WIPO Standards (CWS)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
30 April -
11 May 2012
(ITU-T SG/WP 16) Multimedia coding, systems and applications
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
1 May 2012(ITU-R SG 6) Broadcasting Service
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
1 May 2012GENERAL COUNCIL
Location: CR
WTO
2 May 2012GENERAL COUNCIL
Location: CR
WTO
3 May 2012Committee on Market Access
Location: W
WTO
3 May -
9 May 2012
(ITU-T IoT-GSI) Internet of Things – Global Standards Initiative
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
7 May -
11 May 2012
Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
8 May 2012Committee on Market Access
Location: S1
WTO
8 May -
9 May 2012
(ITU-R SG 7) Science Services
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
8 May -
9 May 2012
Intellectual Property Rights Management Conference
Location: Riga, Latvia
WIPO
9 May 2012(ITU-T JCA-AHF) Joint Coordination Activity on Accessibility and Human Factors
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
9 May 2012(ITU-T JCA-IoT ) Joint Coordination Activity on internet of things
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
9 May 2012(ITU-T JCA-SG&HN) Joint Coordination Activity on Smart Grid and Home Networking
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
10 May 2012Customs Valuation
Location: CRI
WTO
10 May -
11 May 2012
Intellectual Property, Innovation and Food Security: Workshop for Sustainable Wheat Production in East Africa, a Case Study on the Role of IP
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
11 May 2012(ITU-T WP 1/15) Transport aspects of Access networks and home networking
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
14 May 2012WTO Information Technology Symposium
Location: CRII
WTO
14 May -
18 May 2012
(ITU-R RRB-12.1) Radio Regulations Board
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
14 May -
18 May 2012
(ITU-SG WSIS Forum 2012) 2012 Forum of the World Summit on the Information Society
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
15 May 2012Committee on Trade and Development - Session on Aid for Trade
Location: CRI
WTO
15 May 2012WTO Information Technology Symposium
Location: CRII
WTO
15 May 2012Committee of Participants on the Expansion of Trade in Information Technology Products
Location: CRII
WTO
15 May 2012Workshop on Aid for Trade and Trade and Finance
Location: CRI
WTO
21 May -
22 May 2012
WIPO Workshop for Mediators in Intellectual Property Disputes
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
21 May -
24 May 2012
(ITU-T WTSA-12) Second Africa Region Preparatory Meeting for the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-12) and Preparatory Meeting for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12)
Location: South Africa [Durban]
ITU
21 May -
25 May 2012
Standing Committee on the Law of Patents
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
22 May -
30 May 2012
(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
22 May -
31 May 2012
(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
22 May -
1 June 2012
(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
23 May 2012(ITU-R WP5A-WP5B-WP5C workshop ) WP5A-WP5B-WP5C workshop on the preparations for WRC-15 (Geneva, 23 May 2012)
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
23 May 2012Global Challenges Seminar Series: A Presentation from Professor Gabriel Blanco, Chair of the UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 May -
29 May 2012
(ITU-R WP 4C) Efficient Orbit/Spectrum Utilization for MSS and RDSS
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
24 May 2012Dispute Settlement Body
Location: CRII
WTO
24 May -
25 May 2012
Committee on Freedom of Association (24 – 25 May)
Location: ILO Headquarters
ILO
28 May -
1 June 2012
(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
29 May 2012The roles of Compulsory Licensing and Price Controls in Ensuring Access to Foreign Patented Goods
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
29 May -
30 May 2012
WIPO Regional Forum on Intellectual Property and Environmentallz Sound Technologies (ESTs)
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
WIPO
29 May -
31 May 2012
Sixth Advanced Intellectual Property Research Seminar: Selected Topics on Cultural and Legal Pluralism in IP Law
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
29 May -
1 June 2012
PCT Union - Patent Cooperation Treaty Working Group
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
29 May -
1 June 2012
WIPO Independent Advisory Oversight Committee - Twenty-Fifth Meeting
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
29 May -
7 June 2012
(ITU-T SG/WP 12) Performance, QoS and QoE
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
30 May 2012Working Group on Trade, Debt and Finance
Location: CRI
WTO
30 May -
6 June 2012
(ITU-R WP 4A) Efficient Orbit/Spectrum Utilization for FSS and BSS
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
30 May -
15 June 2012
101st Session of the International Labour Conference (30 May – 15 June)
Location: ILO Headquarters
ILO
31 May 2012WIPO-SAARC Roundtable on Sub-Regional Cooperation on the Use of IP for Development and Acquisition of EST's
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
WIPO
31 May 2012Informal Trade Policy Review Body
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.