The Week Ahead at the United Nations

The Week Ahead at the United Nations
18-24 May 2019

(This document is for planning purposes only and is subject to change)
 
Available online: http://bit.ly/2iQpxx7
 
To find out which events will be webcast see: http://unwebtv.live/schedule
 

Saturday, 18 May 
 
There are no events scheduled for today.
 
Sunday, 19 May
 
There are no events scheduled for today.
 
Monday, 20 May
 
Today is World Bee Day.
 
In the morning, the Security Council will be briefed on 1267/1989/2253 Committee (Da'esh), 1373 Committee (Counter-Terrorism) and 1540 Committee (Non-Proliferation).
 
At 10:00 a.m. in the ECOSOC Chamber, the inaugural ECOSOC Presidential Lecture by Professor Steven Pinker on “Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress in Creating the Future We Want”, will take place, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). At 1:00 p.m., Mr. Pinker will discuss his book in the UN Bookshop.
 
Tuesday, 21 May
 
Today is the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

In the morning, the Security Council will be briefed on Libya, followed by consultations on the same issue.

In the afternoon, the Security Council will be briefed on Iraq, followed by consultations on the same subject.
 
At 10:00 a.m. in the ECOSOC Chamber, ECOSOC will hold a segment on operational activities for development, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). The segment will continue until 23 May.
 
At 11:00 a.m. in the Press Briefing Room (S-237), DESA will launch the World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2019. Elliott Harris, DESA Chief Economist and Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, and Dawn Holland, Chief of DESA’s Global Economic Monitoring Branch, will brief.
 
Wednesday, 22 May
 
Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity.
 
In the morning, the Security Council will be briefed on the Middle East, followed by consultations on the same issue.
 
In the afternoon, the Security Council will be briefed on Somalia, followed by consultations on the same subject.

Thursday, 23 May
 
Today is the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.
 
In the morning, the Security Council will hold an Open Debate on the protection of civilians in
armed conflict.
 
At 11:30 a.m. in Conference Room B, there will be discussion co-organized by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the Economic Commission for Africa, on the subject: “Year of Refugees, Returnees and IDPs: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa”.
 
Friday, 24 May
 
Today, UN Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.
 
At 9:30 a.m., the Secretary-General will lay a wreath to honour all United Nations peacekeepers who have lost their lives since 1948.
 
At 10:00 a.m., the Secretary-General will preside over the Captain Mbaye Diagne and Dag Hammarskjöld Medal ceremonies in the Trusteeship Council Chamber. The Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage will be awarded posthumously this year. The Dag Hammarskjöld medal will be awarded posthumously to 119 military, police and civilian peacekeepers from 38 countries who lost their lives in 2018 and in early 2019.  
 
At 12:00 p.m. in the Press Briefing Room, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix will be the guest at the noon briefing.