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

 
 
Saturday, 16 March
 
The Deputy Secretary-General will travel to London to engage with academia on insecurity and prosperity at the 8th School of Oriental and African Studies African Development Forum.
 
Sunday, 17 March
 
There are no events scheduled for today.
 
Monday, 18 March

In the morning, the Security Council will be briefed on the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), followed by consultations on the same subject.

At 10:00 a.m., in Conference Room 4, the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women will continue. Visit UN Women for more details on official meetings and side events relating to CSW63.

In Geneva, at 10:00 a.m. in Press Room 1, the Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva will present the film “BROKEN – A Palestinian Journey Through International Law”. This will be followed by a Panel Discussion on ‘International Law: Between Centrality and Marginality’; the speakers will be Stefan Ziegler, Producer of BROKEN, and Ryad Awaja, First Secretary, Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine.

In Geneva, at 11:00 a.m. in Press Room 1, the World Intellectual Property Organization will hold a press conference on the International Patent System in 2018: International Trademark & Design Systems in 2018. Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General, will speak.

In Geneva, at 1:00 p.m. in Press Room 1, there will be a press encounter with the Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory on the publication of the long version of their report, supplementing the short version of the report launched on 28 February, on alleged human rights violations committed during large-scale protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory that began on 30 March 2018, and the presentation of the report to the Human Rights Council. The speakers will be Santiago Canton, Chairperson, Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Betty Murungi, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Sara Hossain, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

Tuesday, 19 March

In the afternoon, the Security Council will be briefed on Security Council resolution 1540, regarding the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
 
In Geneva, at 3:45 p.m. in Press Room 1, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and Other International Organizations will hold a press briefing on the human rights situation in Venezuela. The speakers will be: Carrie Filipetti, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Delsa Solorzano, Elected Member of the National Assembly of Venezuela, and Edison Lanza, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States.
 
In Geneva, at 4:00 p.m., at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, the UN World Water Development Report will be launched.
 
Wednesday, 20 March
 
Today is the International Day of Happiness.
 
Today is French Language Day.
 
The Secretary-General will deliver remarks at the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Secretary-General’s remarks will focus on the theme, ‘Role of South-South cooperation and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: challenges and opportunities.’
 
In the morning, the Security Council will hold consultations on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).
 
In Geneva, at 11.00 a.m. in Press Room 1, the World Health Organization (WHO) will hold its World Tuberculosis Day Press Conference. World TB Day is observed on March 24 each year to raise public awareness and understanding about the world’s deadliest infectious killer -tuberculosis (TB) and its devastating health, social and economic impact on people around the world. At the press briefing, WHO will present a special End TB Accelerator package. The Speakers will be: Tereza Kasaeva, Director, Global TB Programme, WHO; Steve Otieno, Kenyan TB advocate and musician, and Madhusudan Kaphle, a youth advocate from Nepal.
 
In Buenos Aires, at 1:30 p.m., at the Second UN High-level Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40 Conference), there will be a side event of the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) (DESA Contact: Caroline Lombardo, lombardoc@un.org)
 
Thursday, 21 March
 
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
 
Today is Nowruz Day.
 
Today is World Down Syndrome Day.
 
Today is the International Day of Forests.
 
Today is World Poetry Day.
 
At 10:00 a.m., in the ECOSOC Chamber, there will be a special event in celebration of the International Day of Forests. (DESA Contact: Mita Sen, sen@un.org)
 
In Geneva, at 11:00 a.m. in Press Room 1, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva and the United Nations Office in Uzbekistan will hold a press briefing to present the UN Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea region as well as to address the Aral Sea crisis and its multi-dimensional human consequences, consequences for the nature, environment and population in the Aral Sea region (territories of the Central Asian region). The speakers will be: H.E. Badriddin Abidov, Deputy Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan; H.E. Helena Fraser, UN Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan, and H.E. Jusipbek Kazbekov, First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.
 
In Buenos Aires, at 1:15 p.m., at the Second UN High-level Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40 Conference), there will be a side event on Capacity Development in Support of South-South and Triangular Cooperation. (DESA Contact: Namsuk Kim, kimnamsuk@un.org)
 
Friday, 22 March
 
Today is World Water Day.
 
At 1:00 p.m., at the International Peace Institute, 777 UN Plaza, New York, there will be a panel discussion on Water in Armed Conflict. (DESA Contact: Leanne Burney, leanne.burney@unwater.org