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External event

PSI at the Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

Date: 
24 October, 2016 to 28 October, 2016

From 24 to 28 October 2016, Public Services International, together with Governments, regional and political groups, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, NGOs and many other relevant stakeholders, will be participating in the 2nd public meetings of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (OEIWG), which could lead to the adoption of an international legally binding instrument on transnational corporations (TNCs or MNEs).

PSI calls for an inclusive new urban agenda at HIII

Date: 
17 October, 2016 to 20 October, 2016

An international delegation of PSI affiliates and staff will participate in Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016. The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development is an exceptional event that occurs every 20 years. Habitat II took place in Istanbul in 1996 and delivered at the time the Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements. Habitat III is expected to deliver a new document, the New Urban Agenda.

First meeting of the Guideline Development Group for the WHO

Date: 
11 October, 2016 to 12 October, 2016

PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli has been invited to participate as an expert in the Guideline Development Group (GDG) for the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines on health policy and systems support for community health worker programmes. The GDG will meet in Geneva for the first time on October 10-11 2016.

Civil society strategy meeting: “The big push for Public-Private Partnerships: challenges and perspectives”

Date: 
4 October, 2016

This strategy meeting aims to bring together Northern and Southern CSOs working on various topics (for example: human rights, debt, climate change, infrastructure finance, transparency & accountability) to discuss the different vulnerabilities behind PPP projects and exchange perspectives on potential joint advocacy activities. The meeting will focus on PPPs in different sectors and some of the cross-cutting implications, including for fiscal sustainability, human rights, and climate change commitments.

Civil Society Policy Forum (IMF/World Bank 2016 Annual Meetings)

Date: 
4 October, 2016 to 7 October, 2016

The Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) has become an integral part of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Spring and Annual Meetings, providing an open space for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to dialogue and exchange views with World Bank Group and IMF staff, their peers, government delegations, and other stakeholders on a wide range of topics.

International Conference: Free trade and the right to (not) migrate (Brussels)

Date: 
29 September, 2016 to 1 October, 2016

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung is organising a Conference on Free Trade and the Right to (Not) Migrate on 29 September – 1 October in Brussels. PSI Migration Programme Coordinator, Genevieve Gencianos, is speaking in a panel on “Lessons for the future: 21st Trade Agenda, TTIP and Migration” on 30 September between 16h30 and 19h.

UN General Assembly High Level Summit on Large Flows of Migrants and Refugees (New York)

Date: 
19 September, 2016

The summit, to be held on 19 September at the UN in New York, will call for a Global Compact on responsibility-sharing for refugees, which includes a comprehensive response plan on refugees and the strengthening of the global governance of migration.

ILO Tripartite Technical Meeting on Recruitment

Date: 
5 September, 2016 to 7 September, 2016

The Tripartite Meeting of Experts to Develop Guidance on Fair Recruitment is being held at the ILO in Geneva on 5-7 September. The objective is to adopt ILO guidelines on fair recruitment, encompassing both cross-border and national recruitment. PSI Migration Programme Coordinator, Genevieve Gencianos, delivered a speech on 5 September at the opening session of the meeting.

PSI at the Stockholm World Water Week

Date: 
28 August, 2016 to 2 September, 2016

PSI Deputy General Secretary David Boys is invited to speak on two panels at the 2016 Stockholm Water Week.

UCLG World summit of local and regional leaders (Bogotá)

Date: 
12 October, 2016 to 15 October, 2016

The United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the united voice and world advocate of local and regional governments, is organizing the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders and its fifth Congress in Bogotá, Colombia, back-to-back with the Habitat III Conference.