What's Up in #GENeva this week?

18 February - 24 February 2019


#BeatPlasticPollution in Geneva

"The International Geneva has a significant role to play in in fostering environmental sustainability" insisted the UNOG Director General, the Basel Convention Executive Secretary and the UN Environment Europe Office acting Director, in a letter sent to all heads of United Nations entities and partner organizations in Geneva, inviting them in working on reducing plastic wastes and in promoting plastic-free meetings throughout Geneva.

The UN is calling on people everywhere to take concrete steps to #BeatPlasticPollution in their own lives. Various UN organizations in Geneva have already started to change their consumption patterns and to decrease the consumption of single-use plastics in their premises.

Find additional resources on the Greening the Blue Website.


Check Links below to see what is on the agenda this week

Check also the job opportunities in the region.


GEN Events

Past Events

  • Combating Marine Litter and Microplastics, 14 February 2019. See the video, documents and key points on the page of the event.
  • Briefing on the 4th Session of the UN Environment Assembly, 4 February 2019. See the video, documents and key points on the page of the event.
  • World Wetlands Day Celebration in Geneva, 31 January 2019, World Meteorological Organization. See the video, documents and key points on the page of the event.
  • Debriefing on the Katowice Climate Change Conference, 23 January 2019. See the video, documents and key points on the page of the event.

Upcoming Events

  • Chemicals and Waste Briefing, 26 February 2019, International Environment House II.
  • Geneva Celebration of World Wildlife Day 2019, 1 March 2019, Palais des Nations, Room XIV (Cinema Room).



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Agenda /

The events taking place this week

UNECE Inland Transport Committee
(81st session)


19 February - 22 February

The Committee is expected to decide on the adoption of its strategy until 2030. Environment & climate change on the agenda.

Palais des Nations

How Does Civil Society Impact Climate Governance?

20 Feburuary

Hosted by a group of young professionals from the Carlo-Schmid Program of the German Academic Exchange Service, who are currently interning at international organizations in Geneva.

European Union at the UN
Rue du Grand-Pré 64

Book Presentation & Discussion: Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (N. 169) Past, Present and Future

22 Feburuary

First of a series of activities around the 30th anniversary of Convention No. 169, celebrating 30 years this year.



Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

Disaster Risk Reduction Intern

Deadline 20 February

UN Environment
Crisis Management Branch


Deadline 21 February

UN Environment
Europe Office


Deadline 21 February

UN Environment
Resources & Markets Branch


Deadline 21 February

UN Environment
Resources & Markets Branch

Membership Engagement Officer

Deadline 22 February

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (through UNOPS)

Consultant for Database/ Web Management

Deadline 25 February

UN Environment
Finance Initiative

Communications Plastics & Circular Economy

Deadline 25 February

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Senior Secretary G5

Deadline 26 February

Group on Earth Observations

Project Officer

Deadline 26 February

World Trade

Adjoint-te scientifique à 50%

Deadline 27 February

Etat de Genève (Service de l'air, du bruit et des rayonnements non ionisants)


Deadline 28 February

Minamata Convention
on Mercury

Antimicrobial Resistance
Technical Analyst

Deadline 3 March

UN Environment
Chemicals & Health Branch
(through UNOPS)

Regional Coordinator
Environmental Law and Governance P4

Deadline 3 March

UN Environment
Europe Office


Deadline 10 March

International Union for Conservation of Nature

Consultant for the Latin American Region

Deadline 10 March

UN Environment
Finance Initiative

Media and Communications Officer (Energy)

Deadline 13 March

International Institute for Sustainable Development


Deadline 29 March

Minamata Convention
on Mercury