Washington Weekly

Washington Weekly

Take this Opportunity to Learn about the United Nations

Take this Opportunity to Learn about the United Nations

Today’s events drive home the essential interconnectedness of our human family.  Below are some resources for teachers, parents and students to learn more about the United Nations.

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Selection of Online Educational Sites on the United Nations:

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Specific:


UN condemns deadly attack in Afghan capital

A UN worker from the United States was killed and two people were injured when their vehicle was attacked in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday.



It is with profound sadness that the UN in confirms the killing of a colleague in tonight when a UN-marked vehicle was attacked. The UN condemns in the strongest terms & calls for perpetrators to face justice. Statement https://bit.ly/2qI4fHN 

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The Week Ahead 25-30 November 2019

The Week Ahead at the United Nations

25-30 November 2019


In case you missed it this week:

  • SG António Guterres calls for action to tackle ubiquitous global road-safety crisis
  • Why toilets matter
  • UN health agency warns 4 in 5 teens failing to exercise for even 60 minutes a day
  • Ebola in DR Congo: New transmission chain risks reversing major gains
  • Israeli settlements remain flagrant violation of international law, envoy tells Council
  • Serious concerns over Sahel region, require urgent action: Senior UN Africa official
  • Young activists do the talking as UN marks World Children’s Day
  • Reconciliation helps repair fractures, enable lasting peace, Security Council hears
  • Libya in race against time, but dissolving conflict is a realistic prospect
  • One-third of Afghans need urgent humanitarian aid, millions suffer acute food insecurity


The Week Ahead:

Monday, 25 November


Tuesday, 26 November

  • The Security Council is briefed and holds consultations on UNITAD, the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL.
  • Ninan Varughese, Director of the New York office of UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS briefs reporters on the launch of the World AIDS Day report.
  • UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme discusses its annual Emissions Gap report, which compares the rise of temperatures compared to pre-industrial times, and the amount needed to cut emissions to bring the temperature rise down to internationally-agreed levels.


Wednesday, 27 November           

  • Meetings of various internal UN bodies, and election of members, are planned.


Thursday, 28 November

  • Thanksgiving Day holiday


Friday, 29 November 


For more information:

The Week Ahead at the United Nations 30 September – 5 October

The Week Ahead at the United Nations

30 September – 5 October 2019


UN General Assembly: The 74th session of high-level debate concludes today. Please click here for more information about these and other developments: 


International days:


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