Jan 24, 2022

This Week at the United Nations

24  January – 28  January 2022    

(This document is for planning purposes only and is subject to change)                      
To find out which events will be webcast, see:   https://media.un.org/en/webtv/schedule  

 You can also consult the   UN Journal, the websites of the  UN Security Council and the General Assembly to find the latest information.    

Monday, 24 January

 

Today is the International Day of Education.

 

At 9:00 a.m., the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Group of Friends for Education and Lifelong Learning are co-organizing the virtual event International Day of Education 2022: “Changing Course, Transforming Education” (on the occasion of the International Day of Education).

 

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on the 1988 Committee.

The Security Council is also scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Libya sanctions.

 

At  noon, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General will hold a press briefing, broadcast live on UN Web TV.  This will be followed by a briefing by the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly.

 

The guest at the noon briefing today will be Charles North, the acting Chief Executive Officer of the Global Partnership for Education. He will address the worsening impact of the pandemic on education and the efforts required of the international community to transform education for marginalized children in lower-income countries.

 

Tuesday,  25 January

 

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the Protection of civilians in armed conflict: War in cities – protection of civilians in urban settings. The Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver remarks at this meeting.

Wednesday, 26 January

 

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver remarks at this meeting, as well as the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons.

 

This afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the Middle East (Syria).

Thursday, 27 January

 

Today is the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
At 9:00 a.m., the United Nations Chamber Music Society of the UN Staff Recreation Council will perform a virtual concert in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. The classical music programme will feature Jewish composers. It will also feature special performances from musicians from Maestro Daniel Barenboim’s West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. In addition, the concert will feature artwork by Roy Nachum. The concert will be livestreamed on UN Web TV and YouTube.

 

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled for a vote linked to the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) and the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The Security Council is also scheduled to hold consultations on the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA). In the afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on the Middle East, followed by consultations on the Middle East (Syria).

 

At 11:00 a.m., the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme is organizing a virtual United Nations Holocaust Memorial Ceremony to mark the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Melissa Fleming, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications will host the ceremony. Invited speakers include United Nations Secretary-General; the President of the 76th session of the General Assembly and the Permanent Representatives of Israel and the United States. The ceremony will include testimonies from Holocaust survivors from Canada, Israel, South Africa and the United States. Register for links and updates. The ceremony will also be livestreamed through UN Web TV.

 

In Geneva, at noon, at the Palais des Nations (Room XVIII), there will be a hybrid Official ceremony to mark the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust (hybrid format).  at noon.

 

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), with WEF and GIZ, are launching the State of Finance for Nature in the G20 report. This report will be embargoed until 9.30am CET. This is a companion to the global report  State of Finance for Nature | UNEP – UN Environment Programme, focusing on the amount and future needs for G20 spending on nature-based solutions assets and activities.