The Week Ahead at the United Nations (4 June – 10 June 2022)

The Week Ahead at the United Nations

4 June – 10 June 2022   

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

The Week Ahead is available online here: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/the-week-ahead-the-united-nations     

To find out which events will be webcast, see:  https://media.un.org/en/webtv/schedule  

You can also consult the Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit (MALU) Media Alert, the  UN Journal, the websites of the UN Security Council  and the  General Assembly  to find the latest information.                  

 

Saturday, 4 June

Today is the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.


Sunday, 5 June

Today is World Environment Day.

It is also the International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing.

The Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, will be travelling to Central Asia from 5-12 June to represent the Secretary-General at the Second International High-Level Conference on the International Decade for Action, which is entitled “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028. The conference will take place in Tajikistan on the 7th and 8th of June.  Following invitations from other countries in the region, the Deputy Secretary-General will also visit Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.  She will be returning to New York on 12 June.


Monday, 6 June

Today is Russian Language Day.

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on Ukraine.

At 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the General Assembly is scheduled to hold a High- level debate on “Enhancing youth mainstreaming in crime prevention policies”.

At 11:00, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is organizing a virtual Member States and partners humanitarian briefing on Mali.

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 3:00 p.m., there will be a hybrid press briefing by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel.

In Geneva, the Conference on Disarmament, Part II, continues until 1 July. The 110th Session of the International Labour Conference continues until 11 June.

Also in Geneva, the Conference of Parties for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS COPs), will begin today and will continue through 17 June. The theme of the meetings is “Global Agreements for a Healthy Planet: Sound management of chemicals and waste”.

 

Tuesday, 7 June

Today is World Food Safety Day.

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly hall, the General Assembly is scheduled to hold its 75th Plenary meeting. On the agenda will be the election of the President of the General Assembly. The Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver remarks at this event.

At 10:00 a.m., there will be a high-level event on the UNODC Strategic Vision for Latin America and the Caribbean 2022-2025. This event is co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Colombia, Dominican Republic, Panama and Peru and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Also at 10:00 a.m., in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is organizing a meeting of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations.

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 1:30 p.m., the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is organizing an event entitled “World Environment Day United Nations Headquarters New York Celebration” on the occasion of World Environment Day, marked on 5 June.

This afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a Troop Contributing Country meeting on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

At 3:00 p.m., in the General Assembly hall, the General Assembly is scheduled to hold a plenary meeting. On the agenda will be an interaction between the United Nations, national parliaments and the Inter-Parliamentary Union, followed by a debate on improving global road safety, as well as integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields.

In Geneva, the UN Information Service will hold its bi-weekly briefing for journalists.

At 1:00 p.m., in Tajikistan, there will be a Side Event at the 2nd Dushanbe Water Action Decade Conference. This event is being organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Centre for Water Security and Sustainable Management (UNESCO i-WSSM).

In Kigali, Rwanda, the World Telecommunication Development Conference begins today and will continue until 16 June.

 

Wednesday, 8 June

Today is World Oceans Day.

This morning the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) and the Lord’s Resistance Army. This afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD).

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, there will be a plenary meeting on Strengthening of the United Nations system.

At 10:00 a.m., there will be an event entitled “Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean” on the occasion of World Oceans Day. This event is organized by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs.

Also at 10:00 a.m., in the ECOSOC Chamber, there will be an ECOSOC Management Segment, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), which will continue until 9 June.

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 3:00 p.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the General Assembly is scheduled to hold a Plenary meeting on Protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and their implications for international peace, security and development.

In Geneva, at 10:00 a.m., there will be a hybrid press conference by Ambassador Federico Villegas, President of the UN Human Rights Council. He will brief reporters on the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

 

Thursday, 9 June

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the General Assembly is scheduled to hold a Plenary meeting for the Election of non-permanent members of the Security Council.

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.

This afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a Troop Contributing Country meeting on the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)

At 3:00 p.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the General Assembly is scheduled to hold a Plenary meeting on the implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the political declarations on HIV/AIDS.

In Geneva, at noon, there will be a hybrid press conference by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Secretary-General Rebeca Grynspan, and James Zhan, the Director of UNCTAD’s Division on Investment and Enterprise. They will brief reporters on the launch of the World Investment Report 2022 – International Tax Reforms and Sustainable Investment.


Friday, 10 June

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the General Assembly is scheduled to hold a plenary meeting. On the agenda will be the Election of members of the Economic and Social Council and Multilingualism.

At 11:00 a.m., there will be a hybrid press briefing by the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, Ambassador Mathu Joyini, on preparations for the 6th Annual Peacekeeping Partnership Symposium scheduled for 21 -25 June 2022, in Pretoria, South Africa.

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.

In Geneva, the UN Information Service will hold its bi-weekly briefing for journalists.

The Week Ahead at the United Nations  ( 21 May – 27 May 2022) 

The Week Ahead at the United Nations

21 May – 27 May 2022   

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

The Week Ahead is available online here: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/the-week-ahead-the-united-nations    

To find out which events will be webcast, see:  https://media.un.org/en/webtv/schedule    
You can also consult the 
Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit (MALU) Media Alert, the  UN Journal, the websites of the UN Security Council  and the  General Assembly  to find the latest information.

Saturday, 21 May

Today is International Tea Day and it is also the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

 

Sunday, 22 May

Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity.

Today, the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA75) starts with a high-level session. Organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Assembly will continue until 28 May. The Secretary-General will deliver a message via pre-recorded video.

 

Monday, 23 May

Today is the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on Maintenance of international peace and security: Technology and security. In the afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations on the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

The 2022 Regular Session of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), continues until 26 May.

At 10:00 a.m., the General Assembly will hold its 74th plenary meeting.

At  noon, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General will hold a press briefing, broadcast live on UN Web TV.

In Geneva, the Conference on Disarmament, Part II, continues until 1 July.

Also in Geneva, at 9:30 a.m., there will be a virtual press conference by Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization, and Sangheon Lee, Director of ILO’s Employment Policy Department. They will launch the 9th Monitor on the world of work, which tracks the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises on workers and businesses worldwide.

Today, in Indonesia, the 7th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) begins, and it will continue until 28 May.

Also today, the Protection of Civilians Week 2022 begins. Organized by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), it will continue until 27 May.

 

Tuesday, 24 May

At 9:00 a.m., the Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver a Commencement address for Seton Hall University.

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS).

At noon, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General will hold a press briefing, broadcast live on UN Web TV.

In Geneva, the UN Information Service will hold its bi-weekly briefing for journalists.

Today, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is expected to launch its Innocenti Report Card 17 “Children’s Environments and Wellbeing”.

 

Wednesday, 25 May

The International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories begins today.

At 8:30 a.m., there will be an event entitled Big Questions about the Global Economic Recovery: UN DESA Global Policy Dialogue, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict.

At noon, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General will hold a press briefing, broadcast live on UN Web TV.

At 3:00 p.m., there will be an Africa Day event, organized by the UN Department of Global Communications (DGC), the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) and the African Union (AU).

 

Thursday, 26 May

At 9:00 a.m., the Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver remarks at the opening segment of the  High-level Policy Dialogue of the Africa Dialogue Series 2022, which is entitled “Building Resilience in Nutrition on the African Continent: Accelerate the Human Capital, Social and Economic Development”. The high-level policy dialogue will continue on 27 May.

UN headquarters in New York will mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, ahead of its official date on 29 May. This year, the United Nations will mark the occasion under the theme: People Peace Progress: The Power of PartnershipsSecretary-General António Guterres will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the start of the day. He will also present the Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage, Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award and Dag Hammarskjold Medals. Ceremonies can be viewed online starting at 10:00 a.m. at https://media.un.org/en/webtv

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled for votes linked to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and South Sudan sanctions. Also this morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the Middle East. In the afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Libya sanctions.

At noon, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General will hold a press briefing, broadcast live on UN Web TV.

The guest at the noon briefing will be the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix. He will brief reporters on the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

 

Friday, 27 May

At noon, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General will hold a press briefing, broadcast live on UN Web TV.

In Geneva, the UN Information Service will hold its bi-weekly briefing for journalists.

This afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to hold consultations on the Middle East (Syria) and the 1718 Committee, regarding the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

 

The Week Ahead at the United Nations  (14 May – 20 May 2022 )

The Week Ahead at the United Nations

14 May – 20 May 2022   

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

      The Week Ahead is available online here: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/the-week-ahead-the-united-nations         

To find out which events will be webcast, see:  https://media.un.org/en/webtv/schedule               

Saturday, 14 April

Today is World Migratory Bird Day.

 

Sunday, 15 May

Today is the International Day of Families.

 

Monday, 16 May

Today is the International Day of Living Together in Peace. It is also the  International Day of Light, and Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon.

At 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., in Conference room 4, the General Assembly is scheduled to hold Informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing in preparation for the International Migration Review Forum.

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 12.30 p.m., there will be a hybrid press briefing by Francesco Rocca, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), to present the Red Cross Red Crescent call on member states ahead of the International Migration Review Forum (IMRF).

In Geneva, at 4:30 p.m., UN Women is holding a hybrid press conference on the Fourth Capital-Level Meeting of the WPS Focal Points Network; Partnering for Change-Translating the Women, Peace and Security Agenda into Action.

Also in Geneva, the Conference on Disarmament, Part II, continues until 1 July.

In Durban, the World Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour takes place until 20 May.

 

Tuesday, 17 May

Today is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold consultations on the Middle East (Yemen). This afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

At 10:00 a.m., in the ECOSOC chamber, the 2022 Operational Activities for Development Segment will open with an Interactive Dialogue with the Secretary-General. This session is organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and will continue until 19 May.

At 10:00 a.m., in Conference room 4, the International Migration Review Forum begins.

Also at 10:00 a.m. the 2022 Regular Session of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations will begin. The session, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), continues until 26 May.
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 3:00 p.m., in the General Assembly hall, the Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver remarks at the Memorial for former Secretary of State of the United States of America, Madeleine Albright.

At 7:15 p.m., there will be a virtual side event linked to the International Migration Review Forum. The event is entitled Enhancing the contribution of migrants in the post-covid-19 era, and is organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), IFAD and the World Bank.

In Geneva, the UN Information Service will hold its bi-weekly briefing for journalists.

Also in Geneva, at 9:15 a.m., there will be a hybrid press conference by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to launch the report: Unprecedented and Unfinished: Covid-19 and Implications for National and Global Policy, International Science Council (ISC). Mami Mizutori, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Peter Gluckman, the President of the International Science Council, will be among the speakers.

At 12:30 p.m., there will be a hybrid press conference by UN Women on Gender Dynamics in Humanitarian Crises: Lessons learned from the Rapid Gender Analyses of Ukraine and Moldova. Erika Kvapilova, UN Women Representative in Ukraine Dominika Stojanoska UN Women Representative in Moldova will be among the speakers.

 

Wednesday, 18 May

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations on Peace and security in Africa [G5 Sahel].

At 10:00 a.m., in Conference room 4 and the Trusteeship Council Chamber, the International Migration Review Forum continues.

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.

The noon briefing guests will be Shantanu Mukherjee, Director of the Economic Analysis and Policy Division at DESA and Hamid Rashid, the Lead Author and Chief of the Global Economic Monitoring Branch, Economic Analysis and Policy Division, at DESA. They will launch the World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2022.

In Geneva, at 10:00 a.m., Prof. Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary-General, and Omar Baddour, Head, Climate Monitoring Division, will hold a hybrid press conference to present the State of the Global Climate in 2021

 

Thursday, 19 May

At 10:00 a.m.,   in the General Assembly Hall, the Plenary segment of the International Migration Review Forum will begin. The Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver remarks at this event.

At 11:00 a.m., the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the maintenance of international peace and security: Conflict and food security.

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.

 

Friday, 20 May

Today is World Bee Day.

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to vote on the Consideration of the draft report of the Security Council to the GA Briefing. This will be followed by a briefing and consultations on the Middle East (Syria) [hum].

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the Plenary segment of the International Migration Review Forum will continue.

At 11:00 a.m., in Conference Room 4, there will be an informal briefing to States Parties and stakeholders: Fifteenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Finland, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA)) .

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.

In Geneva, the UN Information Service will hold its bi-weekly briefing for journalists.

 

The Week Ahead at the United Nations  (9-15 April 2022)

The Week Ahead at the United Nations

9 April – 15 April 2022   

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

The Week Ahead is available online here: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/the-week-ahead-the-united-nations         
        To find out which events will be webcast, see:  https://media.un.org/en/webtv/schedule   
You can also consult the 
Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit (MALU) Media Alert, the  UN Journal, the websites of the UN Security Council  and the  General Assembly  to find the latest information.

 

Saturday, 9 April

There are no events scheduled for today.

Sunday, 10 April

There are no events scheduled for today.

Monday, 11 April

This afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on the Maintenance of international peace and security: implementation of resolutions 2532 (2020) and 2565 (2021)

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.

The guest at the noon briefing will be Manuel Fontaine, Director of Emergency Programmes at UNICEF. He will brief reporters on his visit to Ukraine, and on the impact of the conflict on children.

The Twelfth Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) begins today and will continue until 14 April.

The virtual 24th Session of the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), resumes today and will continue on 12 April.

In Geneva, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination begins today and will continue until 29 April.

 

Tuesday, 12 April

Today is the International Day of Human Space Flight.

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

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the General Assembly will hold Informal consultations on the priorities for the draft political declaration of the high-level meeting on improving global road safety.

At 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (if necessary), in Conference Room 3, the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly will hold a Thematic debate on the role and authority of the General Assembly.

At 10:00 a.m., the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is organizing a Member State Briefing on the 2023 Water Conference.

At 11:30 am, in the Press briefing room, the Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, will brief reporters on the Launch of the 2022 Financing for Sustainable Development Report: Bridging the Finance Divide.

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 3:00 p.m., in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, the Security Council’s 1718 Committee will hold an open briefing.

Also in Geneva, at 4:00 p.m., there will be a hybrid press conference by the Committee on Enforced Disappearances to present findings on Greece, Niger and Mexico.

 

Wednesday, 13 April

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold an Open debate on Women and peace and security: Accountability as Prevention: Ending Cycles of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

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.

 

Thursday, 14 April

Today is World Chagas Disease Day [WHO].

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold consultations on the Middle East (Yemen).

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.

 

Friday, 15 April

Today is a holiday at UN Headquarters.