Oct 07, 2019
The Week Ahead at the United Nations
7- 12 October 2019
Monday, 7 October
- World Habitat Day.
- Security Council debates peace and security in Africa, focusing on the centrality of preventive diplomacy, conflict prevention and resolution.
- UNHCR press conference on statelessness: Speakers include Cate Blanchett, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and others
Tuesday, 8 October
- Security Council briefing and consultations on the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali (MINUSMA); followed by a meeting of troop-contributing countries focused on the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)
- The World Health Organization launches the first World Report on Vision.
Wednesday, 9 October
- World Post Day
- Security Council briefing and consultations on the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
Thursday, 10 October
- World Mental Health Day
- Secretary-General António Guterres attends the C40 World Mayors Summit in Denmark, meets with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and is scheduled to have an audience with Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark.
- Security Council briefing and consultations on Colombia; followed consultations on the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS)
- The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) marks the International Day of Older Persons and launches World Population Ageing 2019 Highlights.
Friday, 11 October
- International Day of the Girl Child
- Security Council consultations on the Middle East (Syria)
In case you missed it:
- SG António Guterres: Broad climate movement has begun, but has a long way to go
- Value youth in the drive towards lasting peace, young envoy tells Security Council
- Street protests in Iraq, elsewhere elicit UN concern; SG notes fundamental rights
- Podcast: UNcomplicated – Inside the UN’s big week
- New clean air protocol to guard human health and the environment enters into force
- FIFA and UN kick off healthy-living campaign
- UN reaches milestone – 1,000 Ebola survivors – in DR Congo’s complex mix of conflict and mistrust
- Helping refugees go into business in Mexico is a win-win situation: UNHCR’s Grandi
- WHO chief underscores need to address climate change following visit to Bahamas
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