The Week Ahead at the United Nations

              13 August – 19  August 2022           

(This document is for planning purposes only and is subject to change)                       
                   
To find out which events will be webcast, see:  https://media.un.org/en/webtv/schedule                   
                     
You can also consult the Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit (MALU) Media Alert, the  UN Journal, the websites of the  UN Security Council  and the  General Assembly  to find the latest information.                     

 

Saturday, 13 August    

There are no events scheduled for today. 

Sunday, 14 August     

There are no events scheduled for today.     

Monday, 15 August          

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on the Middle East, followed by a consultation on the Middle East (Yemen). 

At 10:00 a.m., in Conference Room 2, the fifth session of the Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction begins, and it will continue until 26 August 

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

The noon briefing guest today will be Ramiz Alakbarov, the Deputy Special Representative, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan.  He will brief virtually from Kabul as we reach one year since the Taliban takeover in the Afghan capital.   

The 107th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) continues until 30 August.       

In Geneva, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will open its 27th session during which it will review the reports of China (mornings of 17, 18 and 19 August), Indonesia (afternoons of 18 and 19), Japan (22 August pm and 23 am), New Zealand (23 August pm and 24 am), Republic of Korea (24 August pm and 25 am), Bangladesh (25 August pm and 26 am), Lao People’s Democratic Republic (29 August pm and 30 am), and Singapore (30 August pm and 31 am).  During the afternoon of Wednesday 17 August, the Committee will have a meeting with States Parties on the situation in Ukraine. The session will continue until 9 September.  

Tuesday, 16 August     

This afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a TCC meeting on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)

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

 Wednesday, 17 August   

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold consultations on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)

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

Thursday, 18 August  

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

Friday, 19 August   

Today is World Humanitarian Day

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