Jan 14, 2022

The Week Ahead at the United Nations

15 January – 21 January 2022    

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

The Week Ahead is available online at this address: 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 theGeneral Assemblyto find the latest information.           

          

 

Saturday, 15 January

The Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, will be in Dubai today to attend, on behalf of the Secretary-General, the Global Goals Week at Expo 2020.  She will also have meetings with senior Government authorities, other stakeholders and United Nations officials while there.

Global Goals Week at Expo 2020 Dubai begins today and will continue until 22 January.

 

Sunday, 16 January

Global Goals Week at Expo 2020 Dubai continues until 22 January.

 

Monday, 17 January

At 8:00 a.m., there will be a virtual meeting on Policy coherence in Africa in response to COVID-19, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Resident Coordinators Offices (RCOs) and the African Peer Review Mechanism.

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on the International Criminal Court (ICC), regarding Sudan. This afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to have consultations on the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

The First session of the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes begins today and will continue until 28 January.

At 11:30 a.m., the Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver remarks virtually at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda Virtual 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.

In Geneva, at 10:00 a.m., there will be a virtual press conference to launch ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2022. The speakers will be Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General and Richard Samans, Director of ILO’s Research Department. The press briefing will be embargoed until noon, Geneva time.

 

Tuesday, 18 January

At 8:00 a.m., the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Norway and Germany are organizing an event on Accelerating Support for Women Human Rights Defenders on the Front Lines of Conflict and Crisis. This event will be available on UN Web TV.

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on Women and peace and security: Protecting participation – Addressing violence targeting women in peace and security processes.

At 10:00 a.m.,  the 8th Trade Policy Dialogue: Trade Finance under COVID-19, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in collaboration with UNCTAD, will take place virtually.

At 11:00 a.m., the Department of Economic and Social Affairs is organizing a virtual briefing on on the preparations for the 2022 multi-stakeholder forum on science, technology and innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (from 5 to 6 May 2022).

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., there will be a commemorative high-level event to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Children and Armed Conflict mandate, with the launch of the 25th anniversary study. This event is being organized by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict , together with Norway and other co-sponsors. The Secretary-General will deliver a message via pre-recorded video.

In Geneva, the UN Information Service will hold its bi-weekly briefing for journalists.  At noon, there will be a hybrid press briefing by Philippe Lazzarini, UNRWA’s Commissioner-General. He will provide operational updates and will present the agency’s 2022 budget requirements.

 

Wednesday, 19 January

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the Middle East.

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the General Assembly will hold an informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by the President of the General Assembly on his priorities for the resumed part of the seventy-sixth session.

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.

 

Thursday, 20 January

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations on Colombia.

At 10:00 a.m., the General Assembly will hold its 55th plenary meeting on the agenda is Sport for development and peace: building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal, as well as action on draft resolution (A/76/L.30) on the Culture of peace.

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., there will be a joint briefing by the Presidents of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

The virtual High Level Global Conference on Youth-Inclusive Peace Processes begins today and will continue tomorrow. The conference is organized by the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.

 

Friday, 21 January

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the Secretary-General is scheduled to brief the General Assembly on his Priorities for 2022.

At 1:00 p.m., in the Press Briefing Room, the Secretary-General will hold a press conference to discuss his priorities for 2022.

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

 

 

 

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