November: Briefing on Human Development Report 2006:
Beyond scarcity: Power, poverty and the global water crisis,
in the DHL Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. Speakers include H.E. Takahiro
Shinyo, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN; Arunabha
Ghosh, HDR Office, Patricia Dandonoli, President and Chief Executive
Officer, WaterAid America.
November: Briefing on Alliance of Civilizations Final
Document Report, in the DHL Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. Invited
speakers include H.E. Baki Ilkin, Permanent Representative of Turkey
to the UN; and H.E. Juan Antonio Yáñez-Barnuevo, Permanent
Representative of Spain to the UN.
- A day-long programme of panel discussions on Peacekeeping, Media
Coverage of the UN and Development. Speakers: Salman Ahmed (DPKO),
Jean Marie Guehenno (DPKO), Hedi Annabi (DPKO), Mark Malloch Brown
(EOSG), Nada Al-Nashif (UNDP), and Daphna Shraga (UNDP) (17 Nov).
Drew University - A group of 16 undergraduate students
enrolled in a UN Semester course. Group meets every Tuesday and
Thursday with various UN officials and delegations. (Sept-Dec)
Assembly of God- New Rochelle, NY. "Peacekeeping".
Ahmad Azadi, DPKO. (19 Nov)
Jay Criminal Justice College - New York. "Africa".
Patrick Hayford, OSAA (28 Nov)
Book signings at UN Bookshop
R. Gharekhan, former Special Representative of the Secretary-General
to the Middle East, and author of "The Horseshoe Table: An
Inside View of the UN Security Council" will discuss and sign
copies of his book (28 November 2006, 1-3 pm).
M. Malone, Assistant Deputy Minister, Foreign Affairs, Canada will
discuss and sign copies of his book "The International Struggle
Over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council 1980-2005" (30
November 2006, 1-3 pm). USG Shashi Tharoor will make introductory
remarks at both events.
October - 24 November (Main
Gallery): "Human Security for All" - A collection
of photographs from projects in Africa, Asia, Central and South
America, showing the human face and the practical application of
the human security concept. Sponsored by the Human Security Unit
of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs;
October - 23 November (North East Gallery): "Afghan
Children -- The Next Generation" -- An exhibition of photographs
by Steve McCurry showing the face of today's Afghanistan through
its children. Sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson University;
November - 13 December (North East Gallery): "Con/Textualization:
A Palestinian Narrative" -- An exhibition of Palestinian art
in observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian
People sponsored by the Division for Palestinian Rights and the
Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations.
2 - 28 November (South Gallery): "The Beauty
of Deserts -- The Challenge of Desertification" -- An exhibition
focussing on some of the most magnificent ecosystems of this world:
the deserts, marking 2006 as the International Year of Deserts and
Desertification. Sponsored by the United Nations Convention to Combat
Desertification, the Government of Italy and IFAD.
International Day of Solidarity
with the Palestinian People (29 November): Solemn meeting
in the Trusteeship Council Chamber at 10:00 a.m. Speakers will include
the Secretary-General, the President of the General Assembly and
the President of the Security Council. Other activities organized
in New York in connection with the observance of the Day will include
a Palestinian exhibit at 6:00 p.m. at the GA Public Lobby sponsored
by the Committee on the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
and presented by the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to
the United Nations; and film screening of " The Color of Olives"
in the DHL Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. (duration 2 hours).
Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life will premiere at the United
Nations on 16 November launching a campaign about the world's water
crisis (6:30-7:30pm, Trusteeship Council Chamber). Speaking at the
screening will be Ann Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director; Stephanie
Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General; Peter Gleick,
President, Pacific Institute; Congressman Earl Blumenauer; Christina
Norman, President of MTV; Sway Calloway, MTV News Corespondent;
Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter, President of Dew Jam Record; and Arunabha
Ghosh, co-author of the 2006 HDR. During the event, HDR cards with
the button "At least 20" will be distributed to the audience.
Rights Day (10 December): The theme of this year's Human
Rights Day is Fighting Poverty: A Matter of Obligation Not of
Charity. A website in all official UN languages, containing
press materials for the Day and other background material will soon
be launched. There is a space on the website for posting events
that are being organized for the Day. UNICs who wish to have their
events posted, please send a brief summary to Renata Sivacolundhu
NEW UNTV AND RADIO
1043 -- Help for Young People Living on Mexico Cuty's Streets (3'30")
No. 1044 -- Ethiopia: Child Brides (4'09")
No. 1045 -- UN Project Aims to Prevent Loss of Life When Natural
Disasters Strike (4' 38")
No. 1046 -- UN Troops Arrive in Lebanon (3'31")
No. 1047 -- Tajik Women Struggle to Regain Lost Rights (6' 09")
Armenia: First National Conference on the occasion
of the International Day for Tolerance (16 November).
First edition of the European Development Days (13-17 November); •International
Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, organized in association
with the Belgian Solidarity Association with the Palestinian people
Faso: Panel discussion on UN Peacekeeping with the participation
of the Ministry of National Defence (16 November).
Projection of the documentary "A Workshop for Peace" (16
November); • launch of the UN Press Club in Garoua, in the
north of the country (22 November); • UN Press Club event
on World Aids Day (28 November); • media launch of the UN
Sub-regional Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (29 November).
Republic: "Czech Kid", a two day seminar on multicultural
education, organized by Charles University and NGOs, in cooperation
with UNIC (27-28 November).
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Panel discussion and screening of a documentary film on HIV/AIDS
India: Briefing to a group of Army Officers of the Indian Institute of
Mass Communications on the "Work of the UN Information Centre"
Japan: Briefing to the Yamaguchi prefecture on "The Role of the UN
in Today's World" (25 November);
Morocco: "The United Nations Open Days in Morocco", an information
event on the theme of "Peace and development", jointly
organized with the UN Communications Group (23-24 November).
Peru: Round-table discussion on gender issues with members of the Friends
of the UN Clubs (15 November); launch of the Secretary-General's
Study on Violence against Children(22 November); • round table
discussion to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Declaration
on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination
Based on Religion or Belief (27 November).
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (29
November); roundtable discussion on the Convention on the Rights
of Persons with Disabilities (30 November).
Launch of the Millennium Village project in Potou, located in the
Niayes zone of Senegal (15 November).
Africa: Exhibition and Information Day event at the UNIC
Library for all UN staff in South Africa and NGO partners to commemorate
World Aids Day (28 November); • International Day of Solidarity
with the Palestinian People, in association with the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs (29 November).
Thailand: Launch of the 2006 UNCTAD Information Economy Report (16 November);
• Third International Parliamentarians Conference on the implementation
of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)
Programme of Action (21-22 November).
A group of delegations from Kazakhstan will visit UNHQ to participate
in a series of events on 17 November 2006. From 10:30-10:50, a ceremony
of the presentation of two books (including one written by the President
of Kazakhstan) to the Dag Hammarskjöld Library will be held
at the Woodrow Wilson Reading Room of the Library. From 11:30 a.m
-1:00 p.m., there will be a panel discussion on the theme "Inter-ethnic
and inter-religious accord: sharing experience of Kazakhstan"
at Conference Room 6.
Publications: United Nations Publications will participate
in the Guadalajara International Book Fair, Nov 25 November - 3
December 2006, in Guadalajara, Mexico. This book fair, organized
by the Guadalajara University, is the world's largest marketplace
for Spanish-language titles. United Nations Publications and its
partner agencies will be available in booth 253.
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