Dec 03, 2021

The Week Ahead at the United Nations

04 December – 10 December 2021    

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

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   

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

    

Monday, 06 December

 

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations on the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) and Democratic Republic of the Congo sanctions.

 

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the General Assembly will hold its 44th plenary meeting. On the agenda will be the Report of the Credentials Committee https://undocs.org/en/A/76/550; Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin [item 10]. https://www.un.org/en/ga/info/meetings/76schedule.shtml and Culture of peace [item 16].

Tuesday, 07 December

 

The 2021 Seoul UN Peacekeeping Ministerial, hosted by the Republic of Korea, is taking place on 7 and 8 December. Due to Covid-related concerns, the event will now be held virtually. More than 100 Member States and intergovernmental organizations are meeting to give political support and pledge resources to improve peacekeeping operations, in line with Action for Peacekeeping+ priorities. A senior delegation led by USG for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, USG for Operational Support, Atul Khare, and USG for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance, Catherine Pollard, will represent the UN and be present in Seoul to attend the opening with South Korean leadership and to chair several sessions. The event will be broadcast live on UN Web TV starting 5:30am EST. You can follow developments via Twitter and Instagram: @UN Peacekeeping.

 

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing by the United

Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In the afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a TCC meeting on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

 

The Champions of the Earth awards, the UN’s highest environmental honour, will be announced today by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

 

In Turkey, the 22nd Meeting (COP 22) of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (Barcelona Convention) begins. 21 Mediterranean countries and the EU will meet at COP 22 under the auspices of the UN Environment Programme’s Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) to tackle the triple crisis of pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change in the Mediterranean. This meeting will continue until 10 December.

 

Wednesday, 08 December

 

The 2021 Seoul UN Peacekeeping Ministerial, hosted by the Republic of Korea, is continuing today. The event will be broadcast live on UN Web TV .

 

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations on the Middle East (Syria). In the afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on Mali sanctions and consultations on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

 

At 10:00 a.m., the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) High-level Pledging Event for 2022 will take place. The event will also offer an opportunity for the humanitarian community to respond to the Secretary-General’s call for increased funding to CERF towards the $1 billion annual target. The Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver remarks, as well as the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC) for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Martin Griffiths.

 

Thursday, 9 December

 

Today is the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. It is also the International Anti-Corruption Day.

 

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the maintenance of international peace and security: Security in the context of terrorism and climate change. The Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver remarks at this meeting.

 

Friday, 10 December

 

Today is Human Rights Day.

 

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on the 1591 Committee, followed by consultations on the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS).