Welcome to the United Nations. It's your world.

Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary General

THE WEEK AHEAD AT THE UNITED NATIONS

23 – 29 July 2016
(This document is for planning purposes only and is subject to change)

 

Saturday, 23 July

No event scheduled for today.

Sunday, 24 July

No event scheduled for today.

Monday, 25 July

The General Assembly will discuss the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), as well as cooperation between the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration, among other topics.

In the morning, the Security Council will hear a briefing on the Middle East, followed by consultations on Syria. In the afternoon, it will hold consultations on the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

The Committee Against Torture will start its fifty-eighth session in Geneva. From 10 a.m. it will be meeting on the first floor of Palais Wilson until 12 August to examine measures adopted by Kuwait, Honduras, Burundi and Mongolia to prevent and punish acts of torture.

Tuesday, 26 July

In the morning, the Security Council will adopt resolutions on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) and on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). It will also hold consultations on Syria. In the afternoon, Council members will meet on the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

In Geneva, at 3 p.m. in Room III, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) will hold a press conference for the launch of the Supplementary Appeal for the Somalia Situation.

Wednesday, 27 July

The guest at the Noon Briefing will be Kyung-wha Kang, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator. She will brief reporters on her recent trip to Malawi and Madagascar.

Thursday, 28 July

Today is World Hepatitis Day. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Elimination”.  

In the morning, there will be an open debate on Peacebuilding in Africa in the Security Council.

The guest at the Noon Briefing will be the President of the Economic and Social Council, Oh Joon.

Friday, 29 July

At 10 a.m. the Multilingual Global Youth Forum will take place with presentations by students as part of the “Many Languages, One World” contest co-organised by United Nations Academic Impact and ELS, Educational Services Inc. Students will make presentations in all six official UN languages on themes relating to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. All are welcome to attend.