Jul 08, 2019


The Week Ahead at the United Nations: 8-12 July 2019

Monday 8 July


Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the opening session of an African Regional Conference on Counter‑Terrorism and Prevention of Violent Extremism in Nairobi.


DESA, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, hosts “Co-Ops 4 Decent Work” at UNHQ in observance of the International Day of Cooperatives.


UNODC, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, issues its Global Homicide Study with the Permanent Mission of Italy. Separately, it joins the Permanent Mission of Japan n hosting a discussion, “On the Road to Kyoto 2020: Advancing Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law Towards the Achievement of the 2030 Agenda.”


Tuesday 9 July


The Security Council holds an open debate on “Threats to international peace and security: Linkage between international terrorism and organized crime.” Its July forecast is here.


The launch of the annual Sustainable Development Goals report includes a discussion by USG for Economic and Social Affairs Liu Zhenmin and Statistical Services Chief Francesca Perucci at UNHQ’s Noon Briefing.


Wednesday 10 July


Secretary-General António Guterres begins a two-day visit to Mozambique to visit survivors of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth, and organizations working to help them recover.


The Security Council holds a debate on “UN peacekeeping operations: Strengthening triangular cooperation.”


Thursday 11 July


World Population Day


UN Global Compact CEO and Executive Director Lise Kingo briefs reporters at UNHQ about its survey of corporate progress on the SDGs and the 1.5°C business-mobilization campaign.


Friday 12 July


UNAIDS hosts Justice Edwin Cameron, a judge on South African’s Constitutional Court for a press briefing at UNHQ on Stigma, Discrimination and Decriminalization and its link to SDG 16.


In case you missed it:
·       For This Week at the UN in 60 Seconds, watch here.
·       Libya detention center airstrike could amount to a war crime says UN, as Guterres calls for independent investigation
·       UN Human Rights report on Venezuela urges immediate measures to halt and remedy grave rights violations
·       Grievous violations continue against Myanmar civilians, Human Rights Council hears
·       Security Council makes first-ever visit to Iraq, five years after ISIS declared caliphate
·       UN cultural agency removes birthplace of Jesus from its list of heritage sites in danger

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