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November 2020
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At the Palais des Nations
12 October -
6 November 2020
Human Rights Committee, 130th Session
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
OHCHR
19 October -
6 November 2020
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 77th Session
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
OHCHR
2 November -
13 November 2020
Open-ended intergovernmental Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review mechanism, 36th session
Location: Room XX
OHCHR
2 November -
13 November 2020
Open-ended intergovernmental Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review mechanism, 37th session
Location: Room XX
OHCHR
3 November 2020United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Annual Accounting Workshop
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
3 November 2020United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Annual Accounting Workshop
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
4 November -
6 November 2020
Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting, 37th Session
Location: Room XIX
UNCTAD
9 November 2020Conference 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, 14th Conference of the High Contracting Parties
Location: Room XIX
CCW
9 November -
13 November 2020
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - Pre-session Working Group, 79th session
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
CEDAW
9 November -
13 November 2020
Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment of the Committee against Torture, 42nd session
Location: Palais Wilson ground floor
OHCHR
9 November -
13 November 2020
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
9 November -
4 December 2020
Committee against Torture, 70th Session
Location: Palais Wilson 1st floor
OHCHR
9 November -
4 December 2020
Committee against Torture, 71st session
Location: Palais Wilson 1st floor
OHCHR
10 November 2020Annual 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, 22nd Annual Conference
Location: Room XIX
CCW
11 November -
13 November 2020
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 , 2020 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the CCW
Location: Room XIX
CCW
16 November -
18 November 2020
Forum on Business and Human Rights, 9th Session
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
WG on Business and Human Rights
16 November -
20 November 2020
States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction, 18th Meeting of the States Parties
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
ODA
16 November -
20 November 2020
Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, 89th session
Location: Room XXVII
OHCHR
16 November -
4 December 2020
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 102nd session
Location: Palais Wilson ground floor
OHCHR
16 November -
4 December 2020
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 103rd Session
Location: Palais Wilson ground floor
OHCHR
19 November -
20 November 2020
Forum on Minority Issues, 13th session
Location: Room XX
OHCHR
19 November -
20 November 2020
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Working Group Measuring E-commerce and the Digital Economy
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
23 November -
27 November 2020
States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, 2nd Review Conference
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
ODA
23 November -
27 November 2020
Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, 25th session
Location: Ariana 2
OHCHR
23 November -
27 November 2020
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, 41st session
Location: Ariana 3
OHCHR
25 November -
27 November 2020
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development, fourth session
Location: Room XXVI
UNCTAD
26 November -
27 November 2020
Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, 3rd session
Location: Room XVII
Human Rights Council
30 November -
4 December 2020
Expert mechanism on the rights of indigenous peoples, 13th session
Location: Room XX
OHCHR
30 November -
4 December 2020
Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, 27th session
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
OHCHR
30 November -
8 December 2020
Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, 57th Session
Location: Please check daily view for conference rooms
ECOSOC
30 November -
8 December 2020
Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, 58th Session
Location: Ariana 3
ECOSOC
UN System meetings at other locations in Geneva *
25 February 2018 -
26 February 2028
Sub-Regional Meeting on the Marrakesh Treaty
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WIPO
28 October -
5 November 2020
(ITU-R WP 4A) Efficient Orbit/Spectrum Utilization for FSS and BSS
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
2 November 2020Update on Recent and Future Developments in the PCT System
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
2 November -
3 November 2020
Working Group on the Development of the Lisbon System
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
2 November -
5 November 2020
WIPO-KIPO Online Training Course on Trademark Law and Examination
Location: Daejeon Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea
WIPO
3 November 2020Webinar: Spectrum of Distinctiveness of Marks, Lack of Distinctiveness
Location: Naypyidaw, Myanmar
WIPO
4 November 2020Online Roving Seminar on WIPO Services and Initiatives
Location: Seoul, Republic of Korea
WIPO
4 November 2020Webinar: Introduction to the Madrid Application Assistant (in French)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
4 November 2020WIPO Conversation on Intellectual Property (IP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI): Third Session
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
5 November 2020Filing an International Application through the Hague System
Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
WIPO
6 November 2020(ITU-R SG 4) Satellite Services
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
6 November 2020Webinar: Roving Webinar on WIPO Services and Initiatives (in Italian)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
9 November -
11 November 2020
WIPO-KIPO Training Course on Design Law and Examination
Location: Daejeon Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea
WIPO
9 November -
13 November 2020
Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
10 November 2020PCT System. Restoration of Priority Right and Restoration of Time Limits for Entering National Phase
Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
WIPO
10 November 2020Webinar: Descriptive Marks
Location: Naypyidaw, Myanmar
WIPO
10 November 2020Webinar: Features or by the Nature of the Goods and Intrinsic Value) & Combination of Color Marks
Location: Naypyidaw, Myanmar
WIPO
10 November 2020Webinar: PATENTSCOPE for Expert Users
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
10 November -
12 November 2020
Conference on Technology Scouting and Deployment for Sustainable Development
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
11 November 2020Webinar: Deep Dive – the Madrid System online services
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
11 November 2020Webinar: General Overview of WIPO and its Activities
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
12 November 2020Webinar: Best Practices for Youth Engagement in Green Innovation
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
12 November 2020Webinar: PATENTSCOPE for Expert Users
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
16 November 2020Introduction to WIPO INSPIRE
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
16 November -
18 November 2020
Online WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
16 November -
20 November 2020
Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
16 November -
20 November 2020
WIPO-KIPO Training Course for Patent Examiners
Location: Daejeon Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea
WIPO
17 November 2020Webinar: Acquired Distinctiveness
Location: Naypyidaw, Myanmar
WIPO
17 November 2020Webinar: Adapting your International Registration to your Business Needs: Presenting and Recording Changes (in Russian)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
17 November 2020Webinar: National Webinar Series: Virtual Meeting on Copyright and Related Rights - Bangladesh
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
18 November 2020Introduction to WIPO INSPIRE
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
18 November 2020Online Seminar on IP, Innovation and Gender Equality
Location: Santiago, Chile
WIPO
18 November 2020Virtual Regional Seminar on Distinctive Signs for Origin-Based Products: Geographical Indications, Collective and Certification Marks
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
18 November 2020Webinar: How to Make the Most of Madrid Portfolio Manager (in French)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
18 November 2020[WIPO's new service] Introducing WIPO PROOF, a time stamp service to safeguard your intangible assets (Japanese)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
18 November -
20 November 2020
2020 WIPO Intellectual Property Judges Forum
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
18 November -
20 November 2020
2020 WIPO Intellectual Property Judges Forum
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
18 November -
20 November 2020
2020 WIPO Intellectual Property Judges Forum
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
19 November 2020Online PCT seminar with China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)
Location: Beijing, China
WIPO
19 November 2020Webinar: Global Brand Database : practical cases
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
19 November 2020Webinar: Tips for Avoiding Irregularities and Refusals (in Japanese)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
19 November 2020WIPO Domain Name Dispute Resolution Services for the .SE ccTLD
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
19 November 2020WIPO domännamns tvistlösningstjänster för .SE landsdomänen (Swedish) WIPO Domain Name Dispute Resolution Services for the .SE ccTLD
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
19 November 2020WIPO PROOF – El nuevo servicio de la OMPI para los activos intangibles. (in Spanish)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
19 November -
20 November 2020
Regional online Meeting to present the developments and future actions of the Regional Program on IP, Innovation and Gender Equality
Location: Santiago, Chile
WIPO
20 November 2020Webinar sobre Propiedad Intelectual y Comercio Electrónico para Emprendedores de Pueblos Indígenas y Comunidades Locales
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 November -
26 November 2020
Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 November -
26 November 2020
WIPO Online Training Workshop for National Offices on Operations of the Madrid System
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
23 November -
3 December 2020
Virtual National Patent Drafting Workshop in Algeria
Location: Algiers, Algeria
WIPO
24 November 2020Information Session on Geographical Indications
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
24 November 2020Webinar: Roving Webinar on WIPO Services and Initiatives (in Russian)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
24 November 2020Webinar: Understanding Examination and Refusal Procedures in the IP Office of the United States of America
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
24 November 2020WIPO Webinar on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) for staff of the IP Office of Samoa
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
24 November -
25 November 2020
WIPO-Oman Webinar on Building Respect for Intellectual Property (IP) for Law Enforcement Officials
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
24 November -
2 December 2020
(ITU-R WP 1A ) Spectrum Engineering Techniques
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
24 November -
2 December 2020
(ITU-R WP 1B ) Spectrum Management Methodologies and Economic Strategies
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
24 November -
2 December 2020
(ITU-R WP 1C ) Spectrum Monitoring
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
25 November 2020Webinar for Hague Members in Asia-Pacific on Protecting Designs Internationally
Location: Singapore, Singapore
WIPO
26 November 2020Découvrez WIPO PROOF (in French)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
26 November 2020Information Session on Temporary Protection Provided to Industrial Designs under Article 11 of the Paris Convention
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
26 November 2020Live Demonstration of the Functionality of WIPO webpage in regard to PCT System
Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
WIPO
26 November 2020Webinar: Global Design Database : Practical Cases
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
26 November 2020Webinar: How to use the Madrid Goods & Services Manager to Prepare your List of Goods and Services (in Chinese)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
26 November 2020Webinar: How WIPO mediation and arbitration can help you to resolve your licensing disputes (in Chinese) 通过WIPO调解和仲裁解决知识产权许可争议
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
30 November -
4 December 2020
(ITU-R WRS-20) World Radiocommunication Seminar 2020
Location: ITU Headquarters
ITU
30 November -
4 December 2020
NEW! - Committee on WIPO Standards (CWS)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
WIPO
30 November -
4 December 2020
NEW! - Virtual National Patent Drafting Workshop in Panama
Location: Panama City, Panama
WIPO
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.