The Week Ahead at the United Nations

27 November – 3 November 2021          

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

The Week Ahead is available online here: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/the-week-ahead-the-united-nations          

To find out which events will be webcast, see:  https://media.un.org/en/webtv/schedule               

You can also consult the  UN Journal  and the website of the  UN Security Council  to find the latest information.        

       

Saturday, 27 November 

There are no events scheduled today. 

Sunday, 28 November 

There are no events scheduled today. 

Monday, 29 November   

Today is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. 

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold Consultations on the 1701 report and the 1718 Committee. 

At 9:00 a.m., there will be a Capacity development webinar to launch the Curriculum on Governance for the Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab region, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in collaboration with UN ESCWA and the Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO). 

At 10:00 a.m., the Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver remarks at the Second Session of the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction.

At 10:00 a.m., the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People will be marked by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP) with a Special Meeting of the Committee, which will be livestreamed on UN WebTV. Similar events will be held at UNOG, UNON, UNOV and UNICs around the world.   

At noon, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General will hold a press briefing, broadcast live onUN Web TV.  This will be followed by a briefing by the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly. 

The guest at the noon briefing will be Dr. César Núñez, Director of the UNAIDS New York Office. He will brief on World Aids Day, which is marked on the first of December.   

In Geneva, WHO's World Health Assembly will hold a special session today and tomorrow to discuss pandemic preparedness.  

The World AIDS Day report will today be launched in Geneva

Also in Geneva, the 72nd Session of the UN Committee Against Torture continues until 3 December. The 105 Session of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination also continues until 3 December. The second segment of the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) continues until 11 December. 

In Madrid, the 143rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) continues until 30 November. 

Tuesday, 30 November   

Today is the Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare. 

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations on the Middle East. 

At 9:00 a.m., the Opening Ceremony of the Forty-Fifth Annual Meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 will take place. The Secretary-General is expected to attend this meeting.

At noon, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General will hold a press briefing, broadcast live onUN Web TV.  This will be followed by a briefing by the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly. 

At 3:00 p.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the General Assembly will hold an Informal meeting of the plenary to mark World AIDS Day. 

In Geneva, the UN Information Service will hold its bi-weekly briefing for journalists.   

In Madrid, the UN World Tourism Organisation begins its General Assembly, which will continue until Friday.  

Wednesday, 1 December 

Today is World AIDS Day.    

The United Nations\African Union Conference is scheduled to take place today at UN Headquarters in New York. The Secretary-General is expected to deliver remarks.

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the General Assembly will hold its 41st plenary meeting on the question of Palestine. 

At noon, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General will hold a press briefing, broadcast live onUN Web TV.  This will be followed by a briefing by the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly. 

At 2:00 p.m., there will be a hybrid Press Conference with Ambassador Abdou Abarry, Permanent Representative of Niger to the UN and President of the Security Council in December 2021. He will brief reporters on the Security Council programme of work for the month. 

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will today launch it’s Migration Report 2022.

Thursday, 2 December   

Today is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.  

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the General Assembly will hold its 42nd plenary meeting on Sport for development and peace: building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal, as well as on Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields. 

At noon, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General will hold a press briefing, broadcast live onUN Web TV.  This will be followed by a briefing by the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly. 

At noon, there will be a Virtual panel discussion entitled “Ethics, Justice and the Holocaust”, organized by the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, Outreach Division, Department of Global Communications (DGC).  

At 3:00 p.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the General Assembly will hold an Informal meeting of the plenary to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations Volunteers Programme and the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers. 

Today, in Geneva, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) will launch its annual Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) – an assessment of global humanitarian needs in 2022, how we plan to respond to them, and what it will cost. The launch, which will be webcast on UN web TV, will be hosted by Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths. After the main launch in Geneva, there will be sequential presentations of the Global Humanitarian Overview in Berlin, Brussels, London, Stockholm and Washington, D.C. The GHO will be posted on the OCHA website at 06.00 CET on 2 December 2021. 

Friday, 3 December 

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  

At 8:00 a.m., there will be an event to commemorate the 2021 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), co-organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). 

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the General Assembly will hold a Thematic debate on investment in road safety. 

At noon, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General will hold a press briefing, broadcast live onUN Web TV.  This will be followed by a briefing by the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly. 

At 3:00 p.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the General Assembly will hold a Multi-stakeholder hearing in preparation for the high-level meeting on improving global road safety. 

In Geneva, the UN Information Service will hold its bi-weekly briefing for journalists.