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

 

Friday, 11 October

 

 

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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