The Week Ahead at the General Assembly of the United Nations
16-20 April 2018
(This document is for planning purposes only and is subject to change)
Monday, 16 April
The Co-Chairs of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (AHWG) will hold the third thematic debate on the selection and appointment of the Secretary-General and other executive heads, at 10 a.m. in the Trusteeship Council Chamber
The President of the General Assembly will address the organizational meeting of the Intergovernmental Conference on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). It will be held at 10 a.m. in Conference Room 2. The meeting will last until 18 April.
The President of the General Assembly will address the opening ceremony of the 17th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, entitled “Indigenous peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and resources” at 11 a.m. in the General Assembly Hall.
The President of the General Assembly will deliver a presentation at an event called “UN 2.0: Past, Present & Future of the United Nations”, organized by the European-American Chamber of Commerce, at 12:30 p.m. in Conference Room 6.
Tuesday, 17 April
The President of the General Assembly will convene informal interactive hearings with indigenous peoples on their participation in United Nations meetings on issues affecting them, at 3 p.m. in Trusteeship Council Chamber.
Wednesday, 18 April
The General Assembly will hold an informal meeting to allow the Head of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011 (IIIM) to present its first report, followed by a discussion with the UN Membership, at 10:00 a.m. in the Trusteeship Council Chamber.
The President of the General Assembly will address an event entitled “Preventing Tomorrow’s Conflict” at 3 p.m. in Conference Room 11. It will be organized by the Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations and the United Nations University.
Thursday, 19 April
The co-facilitators to lead the intergovernmental consultations on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) review process will convene an informal meeting at 10 a.m. in the ECOSOC Chamber.
The President of the General Assembly will deliver opening remarks at a UNICEF event entitled “Activate Talk: Youth Power the Planet”, at 4 p.m. in Conference Room 2.
Friday, 20 April
The President of the General Assembly will host the 9th session of his Morning Dialogues series. The theme of this dialogue will be “Leading from the Front – How to strengthen the primacy of the United Nations General Assembly” from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.