Mar 25, 2022

The Week Ahead at the United Nations

26 March – 01 April 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   
            You can also consult the Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit (MALU) Media Alert, the  UN Journal, the websites of the UN Security Counciland theGeneral Assemblyto find the latest information.

 

Saturday, 26 March

The Deputy Secretary-General is travelling to Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand, where she will attend the Asia Pacific Regional Forum for Sustainable Development. She will also engage with the UN teams in the region, Senior Officials and other stakeholders. The Deputy Secretary-General will return to New York on 30 March.

 

Sunday, 27 March

There are no events scheduled for today.

 

Monday, 28 March

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

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly hall, there will be a preparatory meeting for “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity”. This meeting will continue at 3:00 p.m.

At 10:00 a.m., in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, Intergovernmental consultations on the Progress Declaration of the International Migration Review Forum will take place. The consultations will continue on 29 March.

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 Human Rights Council continues its 49th session until 1 April. The Conference on Disarmament (Part I), also continues until 1 April. At 10 am, the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of their Families will open its 34th session during which it will review the reports of Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde and Paraguay. The Committee on Enforced Disappearances will open its 22nd session, during which it will review the reports of Greece and Niger.

Also in Geneva, at 1 p.m., there will be a hybrid press conference for the Launch of the report of the Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya. The report is scheduled to be presented to the Human Rights Council on 29 March. The Speakers will be Mohamed Auajjar, Chair of the Fact-Finding Mission on Libya, as well as Tracy Robinson and Chaloka Beyani, Members of the Fact-Finding Mission on Libya.

 

Tuesday, 29 March

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).

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver remarks at the Commemorative Meeting of the General Assembly to Mark the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The keynote speaker will be Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of The New York Times’ “1619 Project”.

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.

 

Wednesday, 30 March

At 10:00 a.m., the Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver remarks at a Virtual Briefing to the Peacebuilding Commission on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace. This event will be webcast live on media.un.org.

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a vote linked to the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM). The Security Council is also scheduled to hold consultations on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

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 9:00 a.m., Monica Ferro, the Director of the UNFPA Geneva Office will hold a hybrid press conference to present the State of World Population 2022 Report – “Seeing the Unseen: The case for action in the neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy”.

 

Thursday, 31 March

At 09:00 a.m., the Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver remarks at the High-level Pledging Event on Supporting the Humanitarian Response in Afghanistan. This event will be webcast on media.un.org.

At 10:00 a.m., in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, the General Assembly is organizing an Informal interactive dialogue of the Assembly on commodity markets.

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, 1 April

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 1:00 p.m., in the press briefing room, there will be a hybrid press conference by Barbara Woodward, the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of April. She will brief reporters on the programme of work for the month.

In Geneva, at 12:00 p.m., Sara Beysolow Nyanti, the Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan will update journalists on the humanitarian situation in the country.