The Week Ahead at the United Nations

  21 May – 27 May 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, 21 May  

Today is International Tea Day and it is also the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.  

Sunday, 22 May         

Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity.  

Today, the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA75) starts with a high-level session. Organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Assembly will continue until 28 May. The Secretary-General will deliver a message via pre-recorded video. Journalists who wish to attend WHA75 and who are NOT accredited to the United Nations should get media accreditation from the UN Information Service using the following link: Indico

Monday, 23 May        

Today is the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on Maintenance of international peace and security: Technology and security. In the afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations on the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).  

The 2022 Regular Session of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), continues until 26 May 

At 10:00 a.m., the General Assembly will hold its 74th plenary meeting.  

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

In Geneva, the Conference on Disarmament, Part II, continues until 1 July. 

Also in Geneva, at 9:30 a.m., there will be a virtual press conference by Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization, and Sangheon Lee, Director of ILO’s Employment Policy Department. They will launch the 9th Monitor on the world of work, which tracks the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises on workers and businesses worldwide. 

Today, in Indonesia, the 7th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) begins, and it will continue until 28 May.  

Also today, the Protection of Civilians Week 2022 begins. Organized by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), it will continue until 27 May.  

Tuesday, 24 May       

At 9:00 a.m., the Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver a Commencement address for Seton Hall University. 

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS)

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

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

Today, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is expected to launch its Innocenti Report Card 17 “Children’s Environments and Wellbeing”. 

Wednesday, 25 May  

The International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories begins today.  

At 8:30 a.m., there will be an event entitled Big Questions about the Global Economic Recovery: UN DESA Global Policy Dialogue, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict.  

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

At 3:00 p.m., there will be an Africa Day event, organized by the UN Department of Global Communications (DGC), the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) and the African Union (AU).  

Thursday, 26 May      

At 9:00 a.m., the Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver remarks at the opening segment of the  High-level Policy Dialogue of the Africa Dialogue Series 2022, which is entitled "Building Resilience in Nutrition on the African Continent: Accelerate the Human Capital, Social and Economic Development". The high-level policy dialogue will continue on 27 May. 

UN headquarters in New York will mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, ahead of its official date on 29 May. This year, the United Nations will mark the occasion under the theme: People Peace Progress: The Power of Partnerships. Secretary-General António Guterres will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the start of the day. He will also present the Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage, Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award and Dag Hammarskjold Medals. Ceremonies can be viewed online starting at 10:00 a.m. at https://media.un.org/en/webtv 

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled for votes linked to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and South Sudan sanctions. Also this morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the Middle East. In the afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Libya sanctions.  

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

The guest at the noon briefing will be the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix. He will brief reporters on the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. 

Friday, 27 May  

This afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to hold consultations on the Middle East (Syria) and the 1718 Committee, regarding the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). 

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

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