The Week Ahead at the United Nations

(This document is for planning purposes only and is subject to change)

To find out which events will be webcast see: http://unwebtv.live/schedule 

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, most meetings scheduled to take place at the UN Secretariat have either been cancelled, or are taking place remotely, without physical presence.  

Please consult the UN Journal and the website of the UN Security Council to find the latest information.  

 

Saturday, 4 April   
Today is the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.   

Sunday, 5 April     
Today is the International Day of Conscience

Monday, 6 April   
Today is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 

At noon, the spokesman for the Secretary-General will hold a virtual press briefing, broadcast live on UN Web TV.    

The World Health Organization is scheduled to hold a virtual press briefing today to provide an update on COVID-19. You can find more information on WHO’s webpage dedicated to the pandemic.   

In Geneva, at 11.00 a.m.,  Francis Gurry the Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization will hold a virtual press briefing to discuss the International Patent System in 2019; International Trademark & Design Systems and other results of WIPO in 2019. 

The briefing will be under embargo until Tuesday, 7 April 2020 at 2 p.m. Geneva time 
 
Tuesday, 7 April 
Today is the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

It is also World Health Day
In this International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, World Health Day will celebrate the work of nurses and midwives and remind world leaders of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy. WHO and partners (International Council of Nurses and Nursing Now), will release the first ever State of the World’s Nursing 2020 report. The report provides an in-depth look at the largest component of the health workforce and identifies important gaps and priority areas for investment to strengthen nursing around the world. 
WHO is organizing the followig events to mark the day: at 2:30 p.m. (Geneva time), WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Elizabeth Iro: In conversation with nurses and midwives on the COVID-19 frontlines. This event will be broadcast live on WHO social media channels. WHO is also organizing a Facebook live - Q&A on the State of the World’s Nursing Report, at 10 a.m. (Geneva time).  

In the morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open VTC, followed by a closed VTC on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali  (MINUSMA)  

At noon, the spokesman for the Secretary-General will hold a virtual press briefing, broadcast live on UN Web TV.   
In Geneva, the UN Information Service will hold its bi-weekly briefing for journalists.  
  
Wednesday, 8 April  
At noon, the spokesman for the Secretary-General will hold a virtual press briefing, broadcast live on UN Web TV.   

The Deputy Secretary-General is scheduled to participate in the Launch of the Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR)organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). 
 
The World Health Organization is scheduled to hold a virtual press briefing today to provide an update on COVID-19. You can find more information on WHO’s webpage dedicated to the pandemic.   
  
Thursday, 9 April 
In the morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a closed VTC on the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) 
 
At noon, the spokesman for the Secretary-General will hold a virtual press briefing, broadcast live on UN Web TV.   
  
Friday, 10 April  
At noon, the spokesman for the Secretary-General will hold a virtual press briefing, broadcast live on UN Web TV.   
 
The World Health Organization is scheduled to hold a virtual press briefing today to provide an update on COVID-19. You can find more information on WHO’s webpage dedicated to the pandemic.  
 
In Geneva, the UN Information Service will hold its bi-weekly briefing for journalists.