Nov 22, 2019
The Week Ahead at the United Nations
25-30 November 2019
In case you missed it this week:
- SG António Guterres calls for action to tackle ubiquitous global road-safety crisis
- Why toilets matter
- UN health agency warns 4 in 5 teens failing to exercise for even 60 minutes a day
- Ebola in DR Congo: New transmission chain risks reversing major gains
- Israeli settlements remain flagrant violation of international law, envoy tells Council
- Serious concerns over Sahel region, require urgent action: Senior UN Africa official
- Young activists do the talking as UN marks World Children’s Day
- Reconciliation helps repair fractures, enable lasting peace, Security Council hears
- Libya in race against time, but dissolving conflict is a realistic prospect
- One-third of Afghans need urgent humanitarian aid, millions suffer acute food insecurity
The Week Ahead:
Monday, 25 November
- International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
- The Secretary-General is in Berlin, Germany, to attend the 14th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum.
- The Security Council holds consultations on the report on Resolution 1701 on Lebanon.
- A General Assembly plenary meeting focuses on the question of equitable representation on, and increase in the membership of, the Security Council.
- The World Meteorological Organization discusses the Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, an annual report on atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other major greenhouse gases.
- The annual, two-day United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights
Tuesday, 26 November
- The Security Council is briefed and holds consultations on UNITAD, the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL.
- Ninan Varughese, Director of the New York office of UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS briefs reporters on the launch of the World AIDS Day report.
- UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme discusses its annual Emissions Gap report, which compares the rise of temperatures compared to pre-industrial times, and the amount needed to cut emissions to bring the temperature rise down to internationally-agreed levels.
Wednesday, 27 November
- Meetings of various internal UN bodies, and election of members, are planned.
Thursday, 28 November
- Thanksgiving Day holiday
Friday, 29 November
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