The Week Ahead at the United Nations

12 June – 18 June 2021      

(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     

     Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most meetings at the UN Secretariat are taking place remotely, without physical presence.     

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

   

Saturday, 12  June  

Today is the World Day Against Child Labour

The Secretary-General is in the United Kingdom to take part in the G7 Summit. 

Sunday,  13  June   

Today is the International Albinism Awareness Day

The Secretary-General is in the United Kingdom to take part in the G7 Summit. 

Monday,  14  June      

Today is World Blood Donor Day

At 9:00 a.m., in the press briefing room (S-0237), the High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, will be holding a special embargoed hybrid press briefing for UN accredited correspondents. He will brief reporters on UNHCR’s latest annual Global Trends Report on Forced Displacement. The briefing will be embargoed until the worldwide release of the report at 0500 GMT on 18th June 2021.  

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).  This afternoon, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on the 1591 Committee, concerning Sudan, and on the 751 Committee, regarding Somalia. The Security Council is also scheduled to hold consultations on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).  

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the General Assembly is organizing a High-level Dialogue on Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought, which will continue in the afternoon.  

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

The World Health Organization is scheduled to hold a virtual press briefing today to provide an update on COVID-19. You can find more information on WHO’s webpage dedicated to the pandemic.        

In Geneva, the Conference on Disarmament continues until 25 June.   

The Executive Council of the World Meteorological Organization begins today and will continue until June 25. 

Tuesday, 15  June      

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. At 9:00 a.m., the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is organizing an event to mark the Day.  

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

At 8:00 a.m., the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2021 will start. The Secretary-General is invited to give opening remarks, followed with remarks throughout the morning from various Heads of UN agencies. This Summit will continue until June 16.  

At 9:00 a.m., the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Permanent Mission of the United States are organizing a virtual World Refugee Day Event - The power of inclusion. 

At 10:00 a.m., the 14th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will start. This conference is being organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and will continue until 17 June.  

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

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

Also in Geneva, there will be an embargoed press conference at 3:30 p.m., to launch the UN Disaster Risk Reduction’s Global Assessment Report, Special Report on Drought 2021. The speakers will be Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Dr. Roger Pulwarty, Senior Scientist at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This briefing will be under embargo until 17 June 3 p.m. Geneva time. 

At 7 p.m. (CET), the United Nations and the European Commission will present a Virtual CINE-ONU to present the documentary "The Great Green Wall". Organized in collaboration with Cine-ONU Geneva and Cine-ONU Vienna, the screening will mark the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. You can register to join this event here. The screening will be followed by a discussion. 

Wednesday,  16  June  

Today is International Day of Family Remittances

This morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the Implementation of Note S/2017/507:Working methods. 

At 10:00 a.m., the General Assembly will hold its 79th plenary meeting. On the agenda are protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and their implications for international peace, security and development - Item 35: Report of the Secretary-General (A/75/891).  

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

Thursday, 17  June       

Today is World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.  

This afternoon, the  Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations on the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH).  

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the Secretary-General is expected to deliver remarks at the High-level meeting of the General Assembly on Middle-Income Countries. This meeting will continue until 18 June.  

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

At 2:00 p.m., there will be the 7th Official Observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. This event is organized by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (OSRSG-SVC) and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. 

In Geneva, there will be two press conferences today. At 10 a.m. Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan (Fiji), President of the Human Rights Council, 2021 (15th cycle), will brief reporters on the Human Rights Council’s 47th regular session, which is scheduled to begin on 21 June.  

At noon, the will be an embargoed briefing by UNCTAD, to launch the World Investment Report 2021: Investing in Sustainable Recovery. The briefing will be under embargo until 21 June at 5 a.m. GMT, 7 a.m. CEST. Isabelle Durant, UNCTAD Acting Secretary General and James Zhan, Director of UNCTAD Division on Investment and Entreprises will be the speakers.  

Friday, 18 June   

Today is Sustainable Gastronomy Day.  

At 9:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the General Assembly will hold a Plenary Meeting on the Appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations

At 9:00 a.m., the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth is organizing the launch of L the report on protection of youth in civic space. 

At 9:00 a.m., the Signature of a Framework of Cooperation between the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict and the Inter-Parliamentary Union will take place.  

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, the Secretary-General is expected to deliver remarks at the Joint thematic event of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council on Least Developed Countries. 

At 10:00 a.m., the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is organizing a virtual Briefing on the humanitarian situation in Mozambique. 

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

The guests at the noon briefing will be Achim Steiner, Administrator of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Co-Chair of the High-level Dialogue on Energy; and Damilola Ogunbiyi, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of the High-level Dialogue on Energy. They will brief on the launch of the global roadmap report on steps needed to achieve clean, affordable energy for all by 2030 and preview the Ministerial Forums on energy, 21-25 June. Both guests will join virtually. 

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