May 13, 2022

The Week Ahead at the United Nations

14 May – 20 May 2022   

(This document is for planning purposes only and is subject to change) 

      The Week Ahead is available online here: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/the-week-ahead-the-united-nations         

To find out which events will be webcast, see:  https://media.un.org/en/webtv/schedule               

Saturday, 14 April

Today is World Migratory Bird Day.

 

Sunday, 15 May

Today is the International Day of Families.

 

Monday, 16 May

Today is the International Day of Living Together in Peace. It is also the  International Day of Light, and Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon.

At 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., in Conference room 4, the General Assembly is scheduled to hold Informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing in preparation for the International Migration Review Forum.

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.

At 12.30 p.m., there will be a hybrid press briefing by Francesco Rocca, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), to present the Red Cross Red Crescent call on member states ahead of the International Migration Review Forum (IMRF).

In Geneva, at 4:30 p.m., UN Women is holding a hybrid press conference on the Fourth Capital-Level Meeting of the WPS Focal Points Network; Partnering for Change-Translating the Women, Peace and Security Agenda into Action.

Also in Geneva, the Conference on Disarmament, Part II, continues until 1 July.

In Durban, the World Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour takes place until 20 May.

 

Tuesday, 17 May

Today is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold consultations on the Middle East (Yemen). This afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

At 10:00 a.m., in the ECOSOC chamber, the 2022 Operational Activities for Development Segment will open with an Interactive Dialogue with the Secretary-General. This session is organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and will continue until 19 May.

At 10:00 a.m., in Conference room 4, the International Migration Review Forum begins.

Also at 10:00 a.m. the 2022 Regular Session of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations will begin. The session, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), continues until 26 May.
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.

At 3:00 p.m., in the General Assembly hall, the Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver remarks at the Memorial for former Secretary of State of the United States of America, Madeleine Albright.

At 7:15 p.m., there will be a virtual side event linked to the International Migration Review Forum. The event is entitled Enhancing the contribution of migrants in the post-covid-19 era, and is organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), IFAD and the World Bank.

In Geneva, the UN Information Service will hold its bi-weekly briefing for journalists.

Also in Geneva, at 9:15 a.m., there will be a hybrid press conference by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to launch the report: Unprecedented and Unfinished: Covid-19 and Implications for National and Global Policy, International Science Council (ISC). Mami Mizutori, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Peter Gluckman, the President of the International Science Council, will be among the speakers.

At 12:30 p.m., there will be a hybrid press conference by UN Women on Gender Dynamics in Humanitarian Crises: Lessons learned from the Rapid Gender Analyses of Ukraine and Moldova. Erika Kvapilova, UN Women Representative in Ukraine Dominika Stojanoska UN Women Representative in Moldova will be among the speakers.

 

Wednesday, 18 May

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations on Peace and security in Africa [G5 Sahel].

At 10:00 a.m., in Conference room 4 and the Trusteeship Council Chamber, the International Migration Review Forum continues.

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 noon briefing guests will be Shantanu Mukherjee, Director of the Economic Analysis and Policy Division at DESA and Hamid Rashid, the Lead Author and Chief of the Global Economic Monitoring Branch, Economic Analysis and Policy Division, at DESA. They will launch the World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2022.

In Geneva, at 10:00 a.m., Prof. Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary-General, and Omar Baddour, Head, Climate Monitoring Division, will hold a hybrid press conference to present the State of the Global Climate in 2021

 

Thursday, 19 May

At 10:00 a.m.,   in the General Assembly Hall, the Plenary segment of the International Migration Review Forum will begin. The Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver remarks at this event.

At 11:00 a.m., the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the maintenance of international peace and security: Conflict and food security.

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.

 

Friday, 20 May

Today is World Bee Day.

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to vote on the Consideration of the draft report of the Security Council to the GA Briefing. This will be followed by a briefing and consultations on the Middle East (Syria) [hum].

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the Plenary segment of the International Migration Review Forum will continue.

At 11:00 a.m., in Conference Room 4, there will be an informal briefing to States Parties and stakeholders: Fifteenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Finland, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA)) .

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.

In Geneva, the UN Information Service will hold its bi-weekly briefing for journalists.