Jan 28, 2022

 

The Week Ahead at the United Nations         

29 January – 4 February 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  
UN Journal , the websites of the  UN Security Council and the General Assembly to find the latest information.           

          

 

Saturday, 29 January  

There are no events scheduled for today.     

 

Sunday, 30 January  

There are no events scheduled for today.     

   

Monday, 31 January  

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on threats to international peace and security. In the afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled for a vote linked to Peace and security in Africa. 

At noon, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General will hold a press briefing, broadcast live onUN Web TV. This will be followed by a briefing by the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly.    

The guest at the Noon briefing will be Noeleen Heyzer, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar. She will brief reporters virtually. She will brief reporters at noon.  

In Geneva, the Human Rights Council (OHCHR) working group on the Universal Periodic Review is in session.
The Conference on Disarmament also continues until 1 April and the 89th session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child begins today.  

 

Tuesday, 1 February  

World Interfaith Harmony Week begins today and will continue until 7 February.  

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the General Assembly will hold Intergovernmental consultations on the declaration for the 2022 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. The consultations will continue at 3:00 p.m.  

At noon, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General will hold a press briefing, broadcast live onUN Web TV.  This will be followed by a briefing by the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly.    

Today, in Geneva, the virtual Global Forum 2022 for National Trade Facilitation Committees begins. The Forum, organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), will continue until 4 February.  

 

Wednesday, 2 February  

Today is World Wetlands Day.  

At 9:00 a.m., the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is organizing a Partnership Forum on “Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.   

Also at 9:00 a.m., the Expert Group Meeting: Assessment of the Impacts of COVID-19 on Forests and Forest Sector, will begin. This meeting is organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and will continue until 4 February.  

At noon, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General will hold a press briefing, broadcast live onUN Web TV.  This will be followed by a briefing by the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly.    

 

Thursday, 3 February  

 At 10:00 a.m., the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is organizing the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Coordination Segmentwhich will continue until 4 February.   

At 11:00 a.m., the Department of Global Communications will host a civil society briefing titled “The Future of Memory: Holocaust Remembrance, History and New Media”. The briefing will examine how memories of the Holocaust are kept and discussed through new media, and the implications for Holocaust history. Register for information and updates.  

At noon, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General will hold a press briefing, broadcast live onUN Web TV.  This will be followed by a briefing by the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly.    

  

Friday, 4 February  

Today is the International Day of Human Fraternity. 

The Secretary-General will be in Beijing, China, to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. While there, he will also meet with the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, and Chinese authorities.      

At noon, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General will hold a press briefing, broadcast live onUN Web TV.  This will be followed by a briefing by the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly.