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


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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