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
 
Please note that we will update the week ahead daily starting on Monday 16 September and until the end of the month.
 
To find out which events will be webcast see: http://unwebtv.live/schedule
 
 
Wednesday, 18 September
 
At noon, in room S-237, the Secretary-General will hold a press conference to mark the opening of the 74th session of the General Assembly.
 
In the morning, the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
In Geneva, at the Human Rights Council, at 3:00 p.m., Assistant Secretary-General Andrew Gilmour will present the Secretary-General’s report on reprisals to the Human Rights Council, with an open, interactive dialogue scheduled for the following day starting at 9 a.m.

UN Geneva and the Angry Birds will hold an event to raise awareness on climate change, ahead of the Climate Action Summit. The event, taking place today at the Balexert Commercial Centre, aims to encourage the public to take concrete actions in their daily life to fight climate change.

Thursday, 19 September
 
In the morning, the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the Middle East (Syria).

At 12:30 p.m., in S-237, there will be a press briefing by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on the launch of a new IFRC report on the future humanitarian cost of climate change -- The Cost of Doing Nothing.  Speakers will be Francesco Rocca, IFRC President; along with Maarten van Aalst, Head of Red Cross Climate Centre; and Julie Arrighi, Red Cross climate expert.
 
In Geneva, the Office of the Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva will hold the 2019 Edition of the Geneva Peace Talks under the theme: Trust Matters
 
At 2:30 p.m., in Press Room 1, the UN Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD, will present the Trade and Development Report 2019: Financing a Global Green New Deal (Embargoed until 25 September at 5:00 p.m. GMT). Speakers will be Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General and Richard Kozul-Wright, Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies.

Friday, 20 September 

The International Day of Peace (21 September) will be observed today under the theme “Climate Action for Peace”. 
From 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., in the Japanese Garden, the Secretary-General will ring the Peace Bell and observe a minute of silence, together with UN Messengers of Peace Midori Goto and Yo-Yo Ma.
 
That will be followed by a Student Observance at 9:30 a.m. in Conference Room Four. Some 700 young people including Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, will interact with the Secretary-General, UN Messengers of Peace and youth participating via videoconference from the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).
 
In the morning, the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution related to Colombia, followed by a briefing and consultations on the Middle East.  

At 10 a.m., the General Assembly will hold its second plenary meeting
 
At 11 a.m., in the press briefing room (S-237), Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme and Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (TBC) will discuss efforts by the UN to become more sustainable, and will launch the latest Greening the Blue report.
 
The guest at the Noon Briefing will be David Nanopoulos, Chief of the Treaty Section, Office of Legal Affairs (OLA).  He will brief reporters on the 2019 Treaty Event.

 
Saturday, 21 September
Today is the International Day of Peace.

The Youth Climate Summit is taking place today. This Summit is for young leaders who are driving climate action to showcase their solutions and meaningfully engage with decision-makers on the defining issue of our time.   
The Secretary-General will speak during the opening session, scheduled at 10 a.m.
More details on the summit programme are available here: https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/assets/pdf/Youth_Summit_Agenda.pdf

Sunday, 22 September   

At 8:30 a.m., in Central Park (102nd Street Transverse), the World Health Organization is organizing "Walk the Talk, The Health for All Challenge". This run/walk will bring together people from all over the world for a celebration of health, on the eve of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). 

Monday, 23 September

Today is the International Day of Sign Languages.
 
Climate Action Summit
The UN Secretary-General is hosting the Climate Action Summit to boost ambition and accelerate action to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Leaders from government, the private sector and civil society will present concrete actions, plans and initiatives to tackle climate change. 
Today, , the Secretary-General is hosting the Climate Action Summit

At 10:00 a.m., the Secretary-General will deliver remarks in the General Assembly Hall during the Summit's opening ceremony. The Secretary-General will also deliver remarks in the closing session of the Summit.
 
At 9:00 a.m., in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, the President of the General Assembly will convene a High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage. The Secretary-General will deliver remarks during the Opening Segment.
  
Tuesday, 24 September 
 
Opening of the General Debate of the General Assembly
 
At 8:00 a.m., the Secretary-General is hosting a Welcome Reception for the Heads of Delegation on the occasion of the Opening of the 74th session of the General Assembly.
 
At 9:00 a.m., the Secretary-General will deliver remarks at the Opening of the General Debate of the 74th Session of the General Assembly.
 
At 1:15 p.m., the Secretary-General will host a State Luncheon for the Heads of Delegation to the 74th Session of the General Assembly.
 
At 3:00 p.m., in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, the Secretary-General will take part in the opening segment of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Under the Auspices of the General Assembly. 
 
Wednesday, 25 September
 
In the morning, the Security Council is expected to hold a debate on Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and sub-regional organizations in maintaining international peace and security: the role of SCO, CIS and CSTO in combatting terrorism. The Secretary-General will take part in this meeting.
The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development continues today.

At 8:30 a.m., in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, the will be a High-level commemorative event of the General Assembly to mark the "Thirtieth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child"

Thursday, 26 September
 
Today is the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. It is also World Maritime Day.
 
At 10:00 a.m., in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, the Secretary-General will take part in the Opening of the General Assembly High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development.
 
At 11:00 a.m., in Conference Room 4, the Secretary-General will participate in the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly to Commemorate and Promote the International for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

In the afternoon, the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing on Peace and Security in Africa: Partnership to maintain regional peace and security.

Friday, 27 September 
 
Today is World Tourism Day.
 
At 10:00 a.m., the Secretary-General will attend the High-level Meeting to Review Progress in addressing the priorities of Small Islands Developing States through the implementation of the Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway. This event will take place in the Trusteeship Council Chamber.