Feb 04, 2022

The Week Ahead at the United Nations

05 February – 11 February 2022    

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

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, 05 February

The Secretary-General is in Beijing, China, where he attended the opening of the Winter Olympic Games. He is scheduled to be back in New York on Sunday, 6 February.

The Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the thirty-fifth ordinary session of the Assembly of the African Union on behalf of the Secretary-General. She is also scheduled to visit some regions of the country and meet with senior officials of the Government of Ethiopia, the UN country team, members of the diplomatic community and other stakeholders. The Deputy Secretary-General will return to New York on 9 February.


Sunday, 06 February

Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.


Monday, 07 February

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a debate on general issues relating to sanctions: preventing their humanitarian and unintended consequences.


Tuesday, 08 February

Today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is expected to launch its Human Security report.  


Wednesday, 09 February

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

At 10:00 a.m., the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is organizing a public briefing of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development on the Global Economic Context. 

In The Hague, at 3:00 p.m., the International Court of Justice will deliver its judgment on the question of reparations in the case concerning Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Uganda). The reading will be webcast live on the Court’s website, as well as on UN Web TV.

10 February 

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution linked to Sudan Sanctions.

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the Opening Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Common Agenda: “Accelerating, scaling, and financing implementation of the SDGs and Agenda 2030” will take place. The Secretary-General is expected to deliver remarks.  These consultations will continue until 11 February.

At noon, the Department of Global Communications will host a virtual discussion of the documentary, “The Last Survivors”, with the director, historian and a Holocaust survivor featured in the film. The film presents Holocaust survivors who were children during the Holocaust, who reflect on how that experience has shaped their lives. Register for links and updates.


Friday, 11 February 

Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

At 11:00 a.m., there will be a virtual event to mark the  7th International Day of Women and Girls in Science, will. This event is co-organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the Permanent Missions of Cyprus, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Rwanda, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Tajikistan to the United Nations.