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At the Palais des Nations
25 January -
1 April 2016
Conference on Disarmament, 1st Part
Location: Council Chamber
CD
29 March -
1 April 2016
Group of 77 and China, Meeting on UNCTAD
Location: Room XXVI
Other meetings
29 March -
1 April 2016
African Group, Meeting on UNCTAD
Location: Room XXVI
UN
29 March -
1 April 2016
Inland Transport Committee, Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1)
Location: Room VIII
UNECE
29 March -
21 April 2016
Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 15th Session
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
OHCHR
4 April -
5 April 2016
Group of 77 and China, Meeting on UNCTAD
Location: Room XXI
Other meetings
4 April -
6 April 2016
World Summit on the Information Society, 1st Open Consultation and Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) Meeting
Location: Other
UN
4 April -
8 April 2016
Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, 43rd session
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
OHCHR
4 April -
8 April 2016
Group of Governmental Experts to review the operation and further development of the Register of Conventional arms, 1st Session
Location: Room V
Other meetings
5 April 2016United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Briefing for civil society on UNCTAD 14
Location: Room XXIV
UNCTAD
5 April 2016United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Briefing for civil society on UNCTAD 14
Location: Room XXIV
UNCTAD
5 April 2016United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, ISAR Consultative Group Meeting
Location: Room XXIII
UNCTAD
5 April 2016United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, ISAR Consultative Group Meeting
Location: Room XXIII
UNCTAD
5 April -
8 April 2016
Inland Transport Committee, Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling
Location: Room VII
UNECE
6 April 2016Department of Peacekeeping Operations, International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
Location: Room XVI
UN
6 April 2016AFTERNOON CANCELLED Department of Peacekeeping Operations, International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
Location: Room XVI
UN
6 April 2016United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Hearing with Civil Society
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
6 April 2016United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Hearing with Civil Society
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
6 April -
8 April 2016
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Preparatory Committee
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
7 April 2016United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, ISAR Consultative Group Meeting
Location: Room XXIII
UNCTAD
7 April -
8 April 2016
Department of Political Affairs/Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force, International Conference on Implementation of SG's PVE PoA
Location: Room XX
Other meetings
8 April 2016Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects, Preparatory Committee for the 5th Review Conference of the High Contracting Parties
Location: Room XVIII
CCW
8 April -
15 April 2016
United Nations Disarmament Fellowship, Training and Advisory Services Programme Member States are reminded that the deadline for submission of nominations to the 2016 Fellowship Programme is Friday, 15 April 2016. Only one nomination per Member State may be submitted and should be addressed to: The Coordinator, United Nations Disarmament Fellowship, Training and Advisory Services Programme, Office for Disarmament Affairs, Geneva Branch, Palais des Nations - Room C-113-1 1211 Geneva 10 -Switzerland
Location: Geneva
UNOG
11 April -
13 April 2016
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Preparatory Committee
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
11 April -
15 April 2016
Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, 18th session
Location: Room XXI
OHCHR
11 April -
15 April 2016
Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, 27th session
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
OHCHR
11 April -
22 April 2016
Ad Hoc Committee of the Human Rights Council on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 8th session
Location: Room XXI
OHCHR
11 April -
22 April 2016
Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, 24th session
Location: Room XII
OHCHR
13 April 2016United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Launch of ASEAN NTM data
Location: Room XXVII
UNCTAD
13 April 2016United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Launch of ASEAN NTM data
Location: Room XXVII
UNCTAD
14 April -
15 April 2016
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Multi-year expert meeting Promoting Economic Integration and Cooperation
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
15 April 2016United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD Briefing: Realizing Trade's Potential to Contribute to Sustainable Development
Location: Room XXIII
UNCTAD
15 April 2016United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD Briefing: Realizing Trade's Potential to Contribute to Sustainable Development
Location: Room XXIII
UNCTAD
18 April -
20 April 2016
Group of 77 and China, Meeting on UNCTAD
Location: Room XXVI
Other meetings
18 April -
21 April 2016
Steering Committee on Trade Capacity and Standards , Specialized Section on Standardization of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Location: Room VIII
UNECE
18 April -
22 April 2016
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, E-Commerce Meeting
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
UNCTAD
18 April -
27 April 2016
Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, 75th session
Location: Room XI
OHCHR
18 April -
13 May 2016
Committee against Torture, 57th Session
Location: Palais Wilson 1st floor
OHCHR
19 April 2016African Group, Meeting on UNCTAD
Location: Room XXVI
UN
19 April 2016African Group, Meeting on UNCTAD
Location: Room XXVI
UN
20 April 2016African Group, UNCTAD Meeting
Location: Room XXVI
UN
20 April 2016African Group, UNCTAD Meeting
Location: Room XXVI
UN
20 April 2016United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Annual International Commodity Bodies
Location: Room I
UNCTAD
20 April 2016AFTERNOON CANCELLED United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Annual International Commodity Bodies
Location: Room I
UNCTAD
21 April 2016Office of the Director-General, Geneva Lecture Series - 9th edition
Location: Room XX
UNOG
21 April 2016Office of the Director-General, Geneva Lecture Series - 9th edition
Location: Room XX
UNOG
21 April -
22 April 2016
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Multi-year Expert Meeting on Commodities and Development
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
21 April -
22 April 2016
Committee on Sustainable Energy, Group of Experts on Gas
Location: Room XVI
UNECE
21 April -
22 April 2016
Steering Committee on Trade Capacity and Standards , UN/CEFACT Plenary
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
UNECE
22 April 2016International Organization for Migration, 12th Working Group on IOM-UN Relations and the IOM Strategy
Location: Room XXIV
IOM
22 April 2016MORNING CANCELLED International Organization for Migration, 12th Working Group on IOM-UN Relations and the IOM Strategy
Location: Room XXIV
IOM
22 April 2016Library, Aviator and Inspirational Speaker Tracey Curtis-Taylor - Film Screening
Location: Room IX
UNOG
22 April 2016Library, Aviator and Inspirational Speaker Tracey Curtis-Taylor - Film Screening
Location: Room IX
UNOG
25 April -
26 April 2016
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Global Commodities Forum
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
25 April -
26 April 2016
Library, UN Research Uptake Conference
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
UNOG
25 April -
29 April 2016
Open-ended Working Group established to monitor and review progress made in the promotion and implementation of the right to development, 17th session
Location: Room XVI
OHCHR
25 April -
13 May 2016
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 89th Session
Location: Palais Wilson ground floor
OHCHR
26 April -
27 April 2016
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction, Preparatory Committee for the 8th Review Conference
Location: Room XVIII
BWC
26 April -
29 April 2016
Committee on Sustainable Energy, UNECE Resource Classification Lecture on Shale Reserves
Location: Room VII
UNECE
26 April -
29 April 2016
Inland Transport Committee, Working Party on General Safety Provisions
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
UNECE
29 April 2016United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Mobilizing finance to invest in the development of rural areas of LDCs
Location: Room XXIII
UNCTAD
29 April 2016MORNING CANCELLED United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Mobilizing finance to invest in the development of rural areas of LDCs
Location: Room XXIII
UNCTAD
29 April 2016Inland Transport Committee, Working Party on General Safety Provisions
Location: Room XXIII
UNECE
UN System meetings at other locations in Geneva *
31 March -
1 April 2016
9th International Conference on Innovation and Creativity for Economy: Industrial Design for Social Innovation
Location: Warsaw, Poland
WIPO
31 March -
1 April 2016
Regional Seminar on Intellectual Property Policies in Universities and Research Institutions
Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
WIPO
31 March -
1 April 2016
Seminario sobre el Tratado de Cooperación en materia de Patentes (PCT) para funcionarios del Registro de Propiedad Intelectual (RPI) de Guatemala
Location: Guatemala, Guatemala
WIPO
1 April 2016(ITU-SG WSIS 2016 preparations) WSIS 2016 third physical meeting
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
4 April 2016(ITU-D SG 01 Rapporteur Groups) Rapporteur Group meeting for Question 7/1
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
4 April 2016(ITU-R SG 7) Science Services
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
4 April -
15 April 2016
(ITU-D SG 01 Rapporteur Groups) ITU-D Study Group 1 Rapporteur Group meetings
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
4 April -
15 April 2016
(ITU-D SG 01 Rapporteur Groups) ITU-D Study Group 1 Rapporteur Group meetings
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
5 April 2016(ITU-D SG 01 Rapporteur Groups) Rapporteur Group meeting for Question 6/1
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
5 April -
6 April 2016
National Seminar on Intellectual Property Policies in Universities and Research Institutions
Location: Yoshkar-Ola, Russian Federation
WIPO
5 April -
7 April 2016
Training of Trainers' Workshop on the Effective Use of Technical and Scientific Information and Evaluation of the National TISC Project
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
WIPO
5 April -
8 April 2016
(ITU-R WP 7A ) Time Signals and Frequency Standard Emissions
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
5 April -
8 April 2016
(ITU-R WP 7B) Space Radiocommunication Applications
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
5 April -
8 April 2016
(ITU-R WP 7C) Remote Sensing Systems
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
5 April -
8 April 2016
(ITU-R WP 7D) Radio Astronomy
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
6 April 2016(ITU-D SG 01 Rapporteur Groups) Rapporteur Group meeting for Question 4/1
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
6 April -
7 April 2016
Facilitating the transfer and diffusion of clean technology: Opportunities from a water and agriculture project in East Africa
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
WIPO
6 April -
12 April 2016
(ITU-R WP 4C) Efficient Orbit/Spectrum Utilization for MSS and RDSS
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
7 April 2016(ITU-D SG 01 Rapporteur Groups) Rapporteur Group meeting for Question 8/1
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
7 April -
8 April 2016
International Conference on Intellectual Property and Development
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
8 April 2016(ITU-D SG 01 Rapporteur Groups) Rapporteur Group meeting for Question 3/1
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
8 April 2016Training Event on IP Issues
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
WIPO
11 April 2016(ITU-D SG 01 Rapporteur Groups) ITU-D/ITU-R Joint Group meeting for Resolution 9
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
11 April 2016Coordination Meeting with IGOs Working in the Area of Building Respect for IP
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
11 April -
12 April 2016
(ITU-D Symposium) RI-EUR(2) - Regional Conference for Europe on Mapping of Broadband Infrastructure
Location: Poland [Warsaw]
ITU
11 April -
15 April 2016
(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
11 April -
15 April 2016
Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
11 April -
15 April 2016
IPC Union - IPC Revision Working Group
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
12 April 2016Global Challenges Seminar on Patents and the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (18th Edition): Clarifying the Debate on IP and Access
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
12 April -
13 April 2016
(ITU-D SG 01 Rapporteur Groups) Rapporteur Group meeting for Question 1/1
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
12 April -
13 April 2016
National Seminar on the Hague System for International Registration of Industrial Designs
Location: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
WIPO
13 April 2016WIPO International Conference on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge
Location: Ankara, Turkey
WIPO
13 April -
14 April 2016
Regional Conference on Intellectual Property and Sports
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
WIPO
13 April -
15 April 2016
Roving Seminar on WIPO Services and Initiatives
Location: Nashville, United States of America
WIPO
13 April -
22 April 2016
(ITU-R WP 4A) Efficient Orbit/Spectrum Utilization for FSS and BSS
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
14 April 2016(ITU-D SG 01 Rapporteur Groups) Rapporteur Group meeting for Question 2/1
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
15 April 2016(ITU-D SG 01 Rapporteur Groups) Rapporteur Group meeting for Question 5/1
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
18 April 2016(ITU-D SG 02 Rapporteur Group) Rapporteur Group meeting for Question 9/2
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
18 April 2016(ITU-D Workshop) Knowledge Exchange on ICT Accessibility: Making ICTs Accessible and Inclusive for All
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
18 April -
19 April 2016
(ITU-D Workshop) ITU cybersecurity workshop
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
18 April -
29 April 2016
(ITU-D SG 02 Rapporteur Group) ITU-D Study Group 2 Rapporteur Group meetings
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
18 April -
29 April 2016
(ITU-D SG 02 Rapporteur Group) ITU-D Study Group 2 Rapporteur Group meetings
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
18 April -
29 April 2016
(ITU-T SG13 rapporteur group meeting) Q1/13 meeting
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
18 April -
29 April 2016
(ITU-T SG13 rapporteur group meeting) Q2/13 meeting
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
18 April -
29 April 2016
(ITU-T SG13 rapporteur group meeting) Q3/13 meeting
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
18 April -
29 April 2016
(ITU-T SG13 rapporteur group meeting) Q5/13 meeting
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
19 April -
21 April 2016
WIPO Training Program on IP Marketing and Valuation
Location: Santiago, Chile
WIPO
20 April 2016(ITU-D SG 02 Rapporteur Group) Rapporteur Group meeting for Question 3/2
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
20 April -
22 April 2016
WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
20 April -
25 April 2016
(ITU-T SG9 rapporteur group meeting) Joint Q1/9 and 7/9 meeting
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
20 April -
25 April 2016
(ITU-T SG9 rapporteur group meeting) Q3/9 Rapporteur group meeting
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
20 April -
25 April 2016
(ITU-T SG9 rapporteur group meeting) Q7/9 Rapporteur group meeting
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
21 April 2016(ITU-D SG 02 Rapporteur Group) Rapporteur Group meeting for Question 1/2
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
21 April 2016(ITU-R NGSO) Workshop on non-geostationary satellite issues
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
21 April -
22 April 2016
Sub-Regional Seminar on Intellectual Property Policies in Universities and Research Institutions
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
WIPO
22 April 2016(ITU-D SG 02 Rapporteur Group) Rapporteur Group meeting for Question 7/2
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
25 April 2016(ITU-D SG 02 Rapporteur Group) Rapporteur Group meeting for Question 6/2
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
25 April 2016(ITU-T JCA-SDN) Joint Coordination Activity for Software-Defined Networking
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
25 April -
27 April 2016
Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
25 April -
27 April 2016
Workshop on Access to Technology for Innovation and on Establishing a Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC)
Location: Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
WIPO
25 April -
28 April 2016
(ITU-D SG 02 Rapporteur Group) Working Party 1/2 meeting: Questions related to climate change, environment and emergency telecommunications
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
25 April -
29 April 2016
(ITU-T SG11 rapporteur group meeting) Interim rapporteur group meetings
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
25 April -
29 April 2016
Nice Union - Committee of Experts
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
25 April -
29 April 2016
United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) 2016 - Evaluation Week
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
26 April 2016(ITU-D SG 02 Rapporteur Group) Rapporteur Group meeting for Question 5/2
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
26 April 2016Regional Seminar on Intellectual Property Strategy and Innovation Development
Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
WIPO
26 April 2016Regional Seminar on the Patent Law Treaty (PLT)
Location: Minsk, Belarus
WIPO
26 April -
27 April 2016
Sub-Regional Workshop on the PCT
Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
WIPO
26 April -
27 April 2016
WIPO National Workshop on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT): The System for Worldwide Filing of Patent Applications
Location: Muscat, Oman
WIPO
27 April 2016(ITU-D SG 02 Rapporteur Group) Rapporteur Group meeting for Question 4/2
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
27 April -
29 April 2016
Regional Seminar on Building Awareness of the Principles and Functions of Copyright in Today's Changing Environment
Location: Singapore, Singapore
WIPO
28 April 2016(ITU-D SG 02 Rapporteur Group) Rapporteur Group meeting for Question 8/2
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
28 April -
29 April 2016
Preparatory Committee of the Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Design Law Treaty (DLT)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
29 April 2016(ITU-D SG 02 Rapporteur Group) Rapporteur Group meeting for Question 2/2
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
29 April 2016(ITU-T SG/WP 13) Future networks including cloud computing, mobile and next-generation networks
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
29 April 2016(ITU-T WP 3/11) Attachment and service networking
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
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.