Nov 29, 2021

This Week at the United Nations

27 November – 3 December 2021    

(This document is for planning purposes only and is subject to change) 

To find out which events will be webcast, see:   

You can also consult the  UN Journal  and the website of the  UN Security Council  to find the latest information.     


Monday, 29 November

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold Consultations on the 1701 report and the 1718 Committee.

At 10:00 a.m., the Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver remarks at the Second Session of the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction.

In Geneva, WHO’s World Health Assembly will hold a special session today and tomorrow to discuss pandemic preparedness.

The World AIDS Day report will today be launched in Geneva

Also in Geneva, the 72nd Session of the UN Committee Against Torture continues until 3 December. The 105 Session of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination also continues until 3 December. The second segment of the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) continues until 11 December.

In Madrid, the 143rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) continues until 30 November.

Tuesday, 30 November

Today is the Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare.

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations on the Middle East.

At 3:00 p.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the General Assembly will hold an Informal meeting of the plenary to mark World AIDS Day.

In Madrid, the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) begins its General Assembly, which will continue until Friday.

Wednesday, 1 December

Today is World AIDS Day.

The United Nations\African Union Conference is scheduled to take place today at UN Headquarters in New York.

At 2:00 p.m., there will be a hybrid Press Conference with Ambassador Abdou Abarry, Permanent Representative of Niger to the UN and President of the Security Council in December 2021. He will brief reporters on the Security Council programme of work for the month.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will today launch its Migration Report 2022.

Thursday, 2 December

Today is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. 

At noon, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General will hold a press briefing, broadcast live on UN Web TV.   This will be followed by a briefing by the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly.

At noon, there will be a Virtual panel discussion entitled “Ethics, Justice and the Holocaust”, organized by the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, Outreach Division, Department of Global Communications (DGC).

Today, in Geneva, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) will launch its annual Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) – an assessment of global humanitarian needs in 2022, how we plan to respond to them, and what it will cost. The launch, which will be webcast on UN web TV, will be hosted by Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths. After the main launch in Geneva, there will be sequential presentations of the Global Humanitarian Overview in Berlin, Brussels, London, Stockholm and Washington, D.C.

The GHO will be posted on the OCHA website at 06.00 CET on 2 December 2021.

Friday, 3 December

At 8:00 a.m., there will be an event to commemorate the 2021 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), co-organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).