Dec 02, 2019

This Week at the United Nations

30 November – 6 December 2019


Saturday, 30 November 


Sunday, 1 December


Monday, 2 December

  • Secretary-General António Guterres delivers remarks at COP 25 meeting in Madrid.
  • Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed is in Dakar, Senegal for the Sustainable Development, Sustainable Debt conference and other meetings.


Tuesday, 3 December

  • OCHA’s report is launched in Washington, DC and in other cities on 4 December. It provides the most comprehensive overview of the state of humanitarian action, the number of people in need, and coordinated response plans for humanitarian action across the world including the funding necessary to implement them.
  • UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children 2020 financial appeal, which is aligned with OCHA’s report but more expansive, focuses on raising funds needed to meet the needs of children affected by conflict and disaster across the globe.


Wednesday, 4 December


Thursday, 5 December


Friday, 6 December  


In case you missed it: 

  • SG António Guterres: Signals of hope multiplying in face of climate change
  • COP25: 5 things you need to know about the UN climate change conference
  • UNEP report: Temperatures will rise 3.2 degrees C. (5.8 degree F.) even if world acts
  • New WMO report finds greenhouse gas emissions continue to break records
  • American aid worker at UN mission is killed in attack in Afghanistan
  • One in three women worldwide suffers physical or sexual abuse
  • Violence in Ebola hotspot leaves health workers dead, civilians caught in crossfire
  • UNAIDS chief: Empowering people living with HIV will end the epidemic
  • New report on migrants puts total at 3.5% of global population; 19% hope to reach U.S.
  • UN deeply concerned about use of live ammo against protesters in Iraq
  • Courage of terrorism survivors underlines urgency of UN’s investigation on ISIS
  • Man-made starvation slowing making its way into Zimbabwe, UN expert warns
  • WHO working to save lives following powerful earthquake in Albania
  • Harlem Globetrotters dazzle at UNHQ visit, learn about SDGs


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