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Annual meeting

GEF Assembly 2014 and Associated Meetings

Date: 28 May 2014 to 29 May 2014

Time: 8:00 AM

Location: Cancun, Mexico

The Fifth Assembly of The Global Environment Facility (GEF) will be held from 28 - 29 May, 2014 at the Moon Palace Hotel in Cancun, Mexico. The Assembly, held once every three to four years, is a strategic opportunity for GEF stakeholders to meet, take stock, and collectively strengthen strategies and actions for protecting the global environment and achieving sustainable development. The Assembly will combine plenary meetings and high-level panels, exhibits, side events and GEF project site visits.

Prominent environmentalists, parliamentarians, business leaders, scientists, and civil society organizations (CSO’s) and community leaders will discuss global environmental challenges within the context of sustainable development and other international development goals. The Government of Mexico is honored to host the Fifth GEF Assembly, which will be held for the second time in Latin America.

For more information on the GEF Assembly 2014, its agenda and participants go to: http://www.gefassembly.org/gef-assembly

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), as one of the 10 GEF Agencies will be participating at the GEF Council and Assembly within its various associated meetings from May 25th until May 29th. More on GEF Agencies at: http://www.thegef.org/gef/gef_agencies

  • Visit IDB's booth from May 24th - 29th
  • Important Events

    • May 25th, 2014: GEF Council Meeting
    • May 28th, 2014: GEF Assembly

    Side Events at the 5th GEF Assembly:

    Side events provide an opportunity to share information and experiences. The event will take place in parallel with the 46th Council Meeting and the CSO Forum (May 25th- 27th). Proposed by the GEF Secretariat, GEF Agencies, GEF Project Agencies, the Scientific Technical Advisory Panel, GEF Small Grants Programme, countries and other partners side events will provide retrospective analysis and lessons learned from the highly diverse portfolio of investments. Detailed information on Side Events at: http://www.gefassembly.org/side-events

    • May 27th, 2014 (Room Contoy; 12:00 - 14:00). IDB's Side Event: "Mainstreaming Ecosystems Services in Infrastructure". See Agenda here:




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