• UN General Assembly 72nd plenary meeting on Global health and foreign policy [item 127] (12 December)
  • UN Security Council briefing on Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan and South Sudan (12 December)
  • UN Security Council briefing on the situation in Myanmar (12 December)
  • Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) briefing on the preparations for the sixty-second session of the Commission (12 December)
  • UN Security Council open debate on Maintenance of international peace and security: Addressing complex contemporary challenges to international peace and security (20 December)

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