Wednesday, 20 September 2017 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

08:00 AM - 09:30 AM (CR.6) High Level Humanitarian Event on South Sudan.
Organized by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

08:00 AM - 10:30 AM (TCC) Signing Ceremony for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
[With the participation of the UN Secretary-General]
https://www.un.org/disarmament/ptnw/

08:30 AM - 06:00 PM (Visitor Plaza/ CR.1) SDG Media Zone (18-22 September 2017).
The SDG Media Zone aims to engage people all over the world in the important conversations happening during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly in New York from 18-22 September. Bringing together well-known personalities and Member States as well as content creators, influencers and media partners, the SDG Media Zone will provide a dynamic space to strengthen the commitment of the international community in support of the 2030 Agenda.
Heads of State and Government will be gathering at the UN Headquarters in New York for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly which opens on 12th September. The theme of the general debate this year is “Focusing on people: striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet”.
http://www.un.org/sdgmediazone/

09:00 AM - 10:15 AM (ECOSOC) The oceans – a wealth of opportunities.
Side event hosted by Norwegian Prime Minister Ms Erna Solberg and co-sponsored by the President of the Republic of Palau, HE Mr Tommy Esang Remengesau.
The aim of the event is to promote action and international partnerships that will strengthen the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans and marine resources.
By sharing experience and knowledge, we will be in a better position to find sustainable solutions to the challenges we are facing today.
Flyer: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/170920am-ocean-norway.pdf

09:00 AM - 09:00 PM (GA Hall) General Assembly: 6th and 7th plenary meetings.
- General debate [item 8] (continued)
The annual General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly is the occasion for world leaders to gather at UN Headquarters to discuss global issues.
The theme of the general debate of the 72nd session is “Focusing on People – Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet."
http://undocs.org/A/72/1
https://gadebate.un.org/en

09:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CR.7) The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants: One Year On.
Co-organized by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Office of the United Nations Special Representative for International Migration (OSRSG).
[With the participation of the UN Secretary-General]

09:45 AM - 10:45 AM (SO#1) Security Council Media Stakeout.
7:00 p.m. Ms. Federica Mogherini, European Union High Representative following E3+3 Ministerial with Iran.

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM Security Council: United Nations peacekeeping operations: Reform of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: Implementation and Follow up (8051st meeting).
The following briefers will be invited to make presentations on the theme of the discussion: The Secretary-General; The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat; A representative from the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations.
Concept Note: http://undocs.org/S/2017/766
[With the participation of the UN Secretary-General]

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CR.2) Tenth Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (Article XIV).
The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) contains a special mechanism to promote its entry into force – a conference designed to facilitate this objective takes place every other year. While its official designation is the Conference on Facilitating Entry into Force of the CTBT, it is more commonly known as the “Article XIV conference” in accordance with the relevant Treaty article. This year is the tenth Article XIV conference.
[With the participation of the UN Secretary-General]
https://www.ctbto.org/the-treaty/article-xiv-conferences/afc2017/
https://www.un.org/disarmament/ptnw/

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (TCC) The EU External Investment Plan (EIP).
Organized by the European Union.

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM (ECOSOC) Financing the Fututure: Education 2030.
The world is facing an alarming education crisis. Without immediate action, over half of the upcoming youth generation – 825 million of the 1.6 billion young people in 2030 – will be left behind and shut out of opportunity through education, failing on the promise of SDG4.
The costs of this crisis – unemployment, poverty, inequality, instability – and the skills gap will stunt economic growth, with social, security and political repercussions.
The event will be a highlight of the UNGA calendar bringing together an unprecedented roster of world leaders to deliver a powerful call to action to close the global education financing gap.
Organized by the Permanent Mission of Norway and France.
[With the participation of the UN Secretary-General]
Concept note: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/170920am-education-brief.pdf

11:00 AM - 09:00 PM (SO#2, 3rd floor) General Assembly Media Stakeout.
11:15 a.m. Mr. Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Ms. Louise Arbour, UN Special Representative for International Migration.
2:30 p.m. Mr. Ghassan Salamé, Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) following the High-Level Event on Libya.
2:50 p.m. Ms. Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General and Mr. Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development on the launch of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls.
4:15 p.m. H.E. Ms. Gabriela Michetti, Vice President of Argentina.

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM (CR.5) Closing the investment gap on water infrastructure: how governments, utilities, and the private sector can achieve SDG 6.
2018 marks the beginning of the UN Water Decade, but according to OECD’s estimate, total financial needs between 2016 and 2030 for a transformation to a water secure world might require annual investments of USD 500
billion. How do we ensure those investments? And what actions are needed from different stakeholders to break down barriers for investors in water infrastructure?
Join key decision makers in a crucial and interactive discussion about how to unlock the needed investments enabling the realisation of SDG 6.
Flyer: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/170920am-water-danish.pdf

12:30 PM - 01:15 PM Press Conference: The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) on the recent nuclear test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and its detection by the monitoring system of the CTBTO.
Speaker: Mr. Lassina Zerbo, CTBTO Executive Secretary.

12:30 PM - 02:30 PM (CR.2) High-Level event on Libya.
While some progress has been achieved since the signing of the Libyan Political Agreement, Libya remains fragmented and is facing significant political, security, economic and humanitarian challenges.
Nevertheless, there is a clear window of opportunity to resolve the crisis.
Against this backdrop, the Secretary-General is hosting a high-level event to launch and garner support for a United Nations strategy and action plan on Libya. The event will serve to highlight Libya as a top priority for the Organization and the Secretary-General.
[With the participation of the UN Secretary-General]
Concept note: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/170920pm-hl-libya.pdf

02:00 PM - 04:00 PM (TCC) "Spotlight Initiative" to eliminate violence against women and girls.
High-level Launch Event of the European Union-United Nations Initiative.
The "Spotlight Initiative" is a new global, multi-year partnership between the European Union and the United Nations to eliminate violence against women and girls.
Co-organized by the European Union and the United Nations.
[With the participation of the UN Secretary-General]
Concept note: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/170920pm-spotlight-eu-un.pdf
Programme: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/170920pm-EU-UN-Gender-initiative.jpg
Website: http://www.un.org/en/spotlight-initiative/index.shtml

03:00 PM - 04:30 PM (CR.7) Completing the Legacy of Nuremberg: Activating the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court over the crime of aggression in 2017.
Organized by the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein.

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM (ECOSOC) Demographic Dividend Roadmap for Africa: Moving from Commitment to Action.
Objectives: To engage participants on the key policies, programmes, and investments required, including concrete actions to be undertaken by African governments, development partners, private sector and other stakeholders respectively to support implementation of the roadmaps. As part of the outcome, it is expected that the AUC working with the AU leadership and designated institutions will report to future summits on the actions taken in response to the commitments made at the event.
It is expected that the interaction will contribute to, among others, the efforts of countries to achieve quality universal health care and well-being, access to family planning, reforms in education and skills development, and decent employment, entrepreneurship and apprenticeships for young people, which are crucial for realizing the Demographic Dividend.
The High Level Event will be chaired by H.E. Professor Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, current Chair of the African Union.
Speakers will include H.E. António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, and Dr. Natalia Kanem, Acting Deputy Executive Director of the United Populations Fund.
Organized by the Government of the Republic of Guinea, in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Concept note: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/unfpa-africa.pdf

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM (CR.2) Conference on Facilitating Entry into Force of the CTBT.
The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) contains a special mechanism to promote its entry into force – a conference designed to facilitate this objective takes place every other year. While its official designation is the Conference on Facilitating Entry into Force of the CTBT, it is more commonly known as the “Article XIV conference” in accordance with the relevant Treaty article. This year is the tenth Article XIV conference.
https://www.ctbto.org/the-treaty/article-xiv-conferences/afc2017/

03:30 PM - 04:15 PM (CR.4) Ministerial Meeting on the Implementation of the Mali Peace Agreement.
Two years after the signature of the peace agreement, when interim arrangements were foreseen to end and attention to be redirected towards preparations for the presidential elections of 2018, the peace process has fallen short of expectations, hampered by a lack of trust between signatory parties, the absence of a clear vision for the implementation of the agreement, as well as recurring clashes between signatory armed groups and deteriorating security situation in the north and the centre.
Building upon the Ministerial Meeting held on 23 September 2016, the event will aim at stressing the urgency of developing a strategy and clear timelines for the implementation of the institutional and security sector reforms envisioned by the agreement until the presidential elections of 2018.
[With the participation of the UN Secretary-General]
Concept note: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/170920pm-mali.pdf

04:30 PM - 05:45 PM (TCC) Ending Violence and Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons. #FreeAndEqual
The meeting will discuss measures to tackle violent abuse and unfair treatment of LGBTI people around the world, and highlight the urgent need for dialogue within and among countries.
Organized by the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands
Flyer: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/170920pm-lgbti.pdf

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of the Republic of Mali.
The moderator will be Ms. Alison Smale, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, UN Department of Public Information
[French/English interpretation]

05:15 PM - 06:45 PM (CR.4) Preventing Terrorist Use of the Internet.
Terrorist use of the internet to incite, inspire and direct terrorist and violent extremist acts is one of the most pressing issues that the global community currently faces. Working with international partners, industry and law enforcement, we need to make the online space a hostile environment for terrorists to operate and prevent the dissemination of terrorist and violent extremist propaganda online. A fundamental shift in the scale and nature of our response is required to match the evolving and cross-border nature of terrorists' use of the internet. This requires a global response – governments, multilateral bodies, Social Media Companies, and civil society all have a role to play.
[with PM May, PM Gentiloni and President Macron]
Organized by the UN Permanent Representations of the United Kingdom, France and Italy.
Concept note: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/170920pm-terrorist-internet.pdf

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM Press Conference: Mr. Norio Maruyama, Spokesperson of Japanese Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe.