Event calendar

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February 2015

May 2015

July 2015

August 2015

September 2015

16/09/15 - 30ème session du Conseil des Droits de l'Homme: Post 2015 et Droits de l’Homme - Les défis et les opportunités de la mise en oeuvre

November 2015

January 2014

28/01/14 - International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust – Official Ceremony organised at the UN with the support of the EU Delegation

29/01/14 - International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust - Encounter of school children with the Holocaust survivor organised at the UN

February 2014

July 2014

August 2014

January 2013

February 2013

17/02/13 - International Day against Female Genital Mutilation

On the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance against Female Genital Mutilation (6 February 2013) the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission Catherine Ashton, Vice-President Viviane Reding, the EU's Justice Commissioner, Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, responsible for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, responsible for Home Affairs, and Commissioner Tonio Borg, responsible for Health Policy made the following statement.

14/02/13 - EU Delegation hosted discussion with the Global Fund's new Executive Director

The EU Delegation hosted a meeting between Dr Mark Dybul, the new Executive Director of the Gobal Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Heads of EU Member States Missions in Geneva.

25/02/13 - EU donates its first artwork to the UN

The Head of the EU Delegation, Mariangela Zappia, handed over the first artwork ever donated from the EU to the UN Office in Geneva, an artwork by Italian artist Clara Garesio entiteld "In Women's Hands".

26/03/13 - The Power of Empowered Women

'The Power of Empowered Women' was organized on 26 February during the High Level Segment of the 22nd Human Rights Council by a core group of women Ambassadors from the Permanent Missions of Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Qatar, Romania, the European Union, United Kingdom and United States. Dedicated to advancing the cause of gender equality and women’s empowerment, the event aimed at highlighting the transformative impact of women in societies around the world.

28/03/13 - Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention - Side event launching the EU Council decision in support of the Cartagena Action Plan

At the occasion of the anniversary of the entry into force of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, the EU together with the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit organised a side-event at the UN in Geneva promoting further action and awareness.

March 2013

06/03/13 - Freedom of Religion or Belief for All?

The EU Delegation invited on 6 March 2013 to a side event in the margins of the current session of the Human Rights Council to discuss the question "Freedom of Religion or Belief for All?". Speakers of the event included the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, the Human Rights Council President Remigiusz Henczel, as well as the two NGO Representative Diane Alai of Baha'I International and the Executive Director of Minority Rights Group, Mark Lattimer. The Independent Expert on Minority Issues, Rita Izsák, delivered a video message.

07/03/13 - Discussion on rights of the child

The EU together with the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) organized the annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child on Thursday 7 March 2013, with a particular focus on the right of the child to the highest attainable standard of health. The full-day meeting provided a significant opportunity to discuss the challenges in achieving the full realization of the universal right to health, as recognized by the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

08/03/13 - Commemorating International Women's Day

On International Women's Day 2013, the Head of the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva, Mariangela Zappia, spoke on behalf of the women Ambassadors in Geneva at the Human Rights Council.

April 2013

22/04/13 - 2nd Preparatory Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

The Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) will hold its second session from 22 April to 3 May 2013 at the United Nations Office in Geneva. This meeting is the second of three sessions that will be held prior to the 2015 Review Conference.

EU will hold a side-event on EURATOM safeguards system as a model of regional safeguards mechanism (1st May)

26/04/13 - Speech by the EU Ambassador Mariangela Zappia at the EU - 36 Roundtable discussion, University of Geneva, 14:30

Mariangela Zappia, Head of the EU Delegation in Geneva, will participate on 26th April in a workshop on the EU Enlargement taking place at the occasion of the two days conference (on 25-26 April 2013): EU – 36 Geneva Meeting, organised by the European Cultural Centre, The European Institute, The Centre for European Legal Studies, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and promoted by  Prof. Péter Balázs, Director of the Center for European Enlargement Studies in Budapest.

May 2013

07/05/13 - Conférence de l'Ambassadrice Mme Mariangela Zappia aux "Midis de l'Europe" - 12:15 - 13:45

L'Ambassadrice Mme Mariangela Zappia, Cheffe de la Délégation de l’Union européenne auprès des organisations internationales à Genève, participe aux "Midis de l'Europe" sur le thème "L'Europe dans le monde: comment concilier droits humains et justice sociale", (12:15 - 13:45). Les Midis de l'Europe sont organisés par l'Institut européen de l'Université de Genève.

09/05/13 - Celebration of Europe Day

June 2013

27/05/13 - 23rd session of Human Rights Council taking place in Geneva from 27 May - 14 June 2013

05/06/13 - 102nd Session of the International Labour Conference taking place in Geneva from 5 - 20 June 2013

August 2013

19/08/13 - World Humanitarian Day