The 22nd Meeting of States Parties to the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 22) is scheduled to consider, inter alia: the election of 21 members of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS); the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of UNCLOS; the report of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) to the Meeting of States Parties for 2011 (SPLOS/241); information reported by the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority; the CLCS, including information reported by the Chair of the Commission; and budgetary matters of ITLOS.
dates: 4-11 June 2012 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York, US
This online discussion group is organized as part of the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) Online Forum on Public Awareness, Education and Participation Concerning the Safe Transfer, Handling and Use of Living Modified Organisms (LMOs). The discussion group aims to enable exchange of views and information regarding facilitating public access to biosafety information in the context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. It will address the following themes: procedures for facilitating public access to biosafety information; format and language; timelines for providing information upon request; charging for providing information upon request; denial of information upon request; confidentiality; appeals; means of active dissemination; and biosafety records management systems. Parties, other governments and relevant organizations are invited to nominate individuals involved in, or responsible for, promoting public awareness, education and participation at the national level to participate in the Forum.
dates: 11-18 June 2012 venue: CBD Biosafety Clearing House Website location: Montreal, Canada (virtual)
The 64th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and the associated meetings of its Scientific Committee and other sub-groups will take place in Panama City, Panama from 11 June – 6 July 2012.
dates: 11 June - 6 July 2012 venue: El Panamá Hotel and Convention Centre location: Panama City, Panama