The Week Ahead at the United Nations

This document is for planning purposes only and is subject to change.
 
Saturday, 9 December
 
Today is the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime and International Anti-Corruption Day.
 
In Geneva, at 12:30 p.m. in Room XIX, there will be a press briefing on the Concert for Peace and Human Rights. The speakers will be: Josep Pons, Conductor; Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, High Representative, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC); Rémy Pagani, Mayor of Geneva; Tatxo Benet, Managing Partner, Mediapro; Miguel Angel Moratinos, President of ONUART Foundation.
 
At 6:00 p.m., the Concert for Peace and Human Rights Day will take place in Room XX. The concert will be performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, led by conductor Josep Pons, with the Canadian soprano Erin Wall and the Chinese mezzosprano Huiling Uhu. Due to limited seating, all attendees are requested to register at: http://reg.unog.ch/e/humanrightsconcert
 
Sunday, 10 December
 
Today is Human Rights Day.
 
In Paris, at 10:00 a.m., the High Commissioner for Human Rights will mark Human Rights Day and the launch of the campaign for the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights alongside the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, at the Palais de Chaillot.
 
Monday, 11 December
 
Today is International Mountain Day.
 
At 10:00 a.m., in S-237, there will be a press briefing by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on the launch of the Commodities and Development Report 2017.
 
At 11:00 a.m., in S-237, there will be a press briefing on the launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2017 (WESP) Report 2018.
 
At 1:00 p.m., the Secretary-General will participate in the Human Rights Day event in the Visitors Lobby, alongside former High Commissioners for Human Rights Louise Arbour and Navi Pillay and Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Liu Zhenmin, hosted by Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour.
 
At 1:15 p.m. in Conference Room 9, there will be an event entitled “Hidden victims: Sexual violence against men and boys in conflict” on the occasion of the Human Rights Day. The event is co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Liechtenstein, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, the All Survivors Project and the Liechtenstein Institute on SelfDetermination.
 
Also at 1:15 p.m., in Conference Room 6, there will be an event entitled “Mountains under pressure: climate, hunger and the challenges of women” in observance of International Mountain Day. The event is co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Austria, Kyrgyzstan and Peru.
 
And finally, also at 1:15 p.m. in Conference Room 12, there will be an event entitled “The contribution of Intergenerational Relationships to the Enjoyment of the Human Rights of Older Persons” in observance of the Human Rights Day. The event is co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Argentina and the Sub-Committee on Intergenerational Relationships of the NGO Committee on Ageing.
 
At 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, actress Susan Marie Frontczak impersonating Eleanor Roosevelt will tell the story of the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its continuing relevance, at an event hosted by Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications Alison Smale on the occasion of Human Rights Day.
 
At 3:00 p.m. in Conference Room 9, there will be an event entitled “Realizing Human Rights: Effective Protection of Civil and Political Rights of Migrants and Refugees” in observance of Human Rights Day. The event is co-organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA).
 
At 4:00 p.m.in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, there will be the United States Postal Service Diwali Stamp “The Power of One” Award Ceremony, co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Belarus, Georgia and India, the Diwali Foundation USA, Inc., in collaboration with the Permanent Missions of Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Tunisia, Ukraine and the United Kingdom and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)-New York.
 
In Geneva, at 11:00 a.m. in Press Room 1, there will be a presentation of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 published by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the UN Regional Commissions and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The speakers will be: Richard Kozul-Wright , Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD and José Palacin, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Office of the Executive Secretary, UNECE.
 
Tuesday, 12 December
 
Today is the International Day of Neutrality.
 
In the morning, the Security Council will hold a troop contributing country meeting on the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).
 
At 10:00 a.m. in Conference Room 11, there will be a meeting of the Group of Friends of Security Sector Reform organized by the Permanent Mission of Slovakia.
 
At 11:00 a.m. the Security Council will be briefed on Sudan ICC.
 
In the afternoon, the Security Council will be briefed and hold consultations on Myanmar.
 
At 12:15 p.m. in Conference Room 11, there will be an event on “Ten Years of International Disaster Relief and Initial Recovery Assistance: Where to Now?” organized by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
 
In Geneva, at 2:00 p.m. in Press Room 1, the UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, Alfred de Zayas, will give details of his first official visit to Latin America from 27 November to 8 December during which he visited Venezuela and Ecuador.
 
At 6 p.m. there will be a Mix&Mash, on the occasion of the Internet Governance Forum (18-21 December), a celebration of the festive season in the middle of the secrets of Internet. The event will take place at the Brasserie des Halles de l’île.
 
Wednesday, 13 December
 
In the morning, the Security Council will be briefed and hold consultations on the UN Regional Office for Central Africa/LRA.
 
At 10:00 a.m. in Conference Room 2, there will be a briefing for Member States on “Activities of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force organized by the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism.
 
The guest at the Noon Briefing will be Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education. He will brief reporters on results of the Education Cannot Wait Fund.
 
In the afternoon, the Security Council will hold consultations on the UN Mission in Libya (UNMIL).
 
At 1:00 p.m. in Conference Room 6, there will be an event on “Responding to WMD attacks: better together” organized by the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism.
 
At 3:00 p.m. in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, there will be an event entitled “Launch of the PyeongChang Forum for the Earth and its Citizens” commemorating the adoption of “Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal”. The event is co-organized by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea and the Gangwon Province of the Republic of Korea
 
Thursday, 14 December
 
In the morning, the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). It will also be briefed and hold consultations on the Middle East (Syria).
 
In the afternoon, the Security Council will hold consultations on the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).
 
Friday, 15 December
 
In the morning, the Security Council will be briefed on the topic of non-proliferation/DPRK.