A list of key upcoming meetings and events that have implications for global affairs compiled by the Global Observatory.

MAY 3: World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day, observed on May 3, is an annual celebration of press freedom which is organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It serves as a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to press freedom and is also a day of reflection among media professionals about issues of press freedom and professional ethics. According to Reporters Without Borders, in 73 percent of the 180 countries ranked in their World Press Freedom Index, journalism is partially or completely blocked.

MAY 6–7: 12th Petersberg Climate Dialogue, Virtual

The 12th Petersberg Climate Dialogue session will be held virtually from May 6–7. The dialogue series was launched in 2010 after the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, and has been held annually since. It facilitates open discussions in small groups on key issues in international climate policy. Read more