The Week Ahead at the United Nations

This document is for planning purposes only and is subject to change.
 
Saturday, 21 October
 
There are no events scheduled for today.
 
Sunday, 22 October
 
There are no events scheduled for today.
 
Monday, 23 October
 
At 2:00 p.m., in S-237, there will be a press briefing by Ms. Hilal Elver, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.
 
In Geneva, at 1 p.m. in front of Room XX, there will be a joint stakeout by the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on the pledging conference in response to the influx of refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine state to Bangladesh. The speakers will be: Mark Lowcock, Emergency Relief Coordinator, OCHA; Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner, UNHCR and William Lacy Swing, Director General, IOM.
 
Tuesday, 24 October
 
Today is United Nations Day and World Development Information Day.
 
The Secretary-General will be in the Central African Republic, where he will spend UN Day with peacekeepers from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).
 
In the morning, the Security Council will hold consultations on the 1559 report.
 
At 08:00 a.m., in Conference Room 7, there will be an informal discussion on “How international cases are prepared, presented, argued and managed before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)” organized by the Asian African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO).
 
At 10:00 a.m., in S-237, there will be a press briefing by Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief.
 
In the afternoon, the Security Council will have a Troop Contributing Country meeting on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). and at 4:30 p.m. it will hold consultations on the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).
 
At 3:00 p.m., in Conference Room 11, there will be an event entitled “Twenty-fifth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Minorities – Conflict prevention, statelessness, migration crisis: How can a minority rights approach help to address these global challenges?” on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities. The event is co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Austria, Canada, Slovenia, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Minority Rights Group International.
 
In Geneva, at 2.30 p.m. in Room III, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will present the Review of Maritime Transport 2017. The speakers will be Shamika Sirimanne, UNCTAD, Director, Division on Technology and Logistics; Jan Hoffmann, UNCTAD, Chief of Trade Logistics Branch, Division on Technology and Logistics.
 
Wednesday, 25 October
 
In the morning, the Security Council will hold a private meeting on the ICJ briefing.
 
At 10:00 a.m., in S-237, there will be a press briefing by Mr. David Kaye, Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression.
 
At 11:00 a.m., in S-237, there will be a press briefing by Ms. Asma Jahangir, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
 
At 1:15 p.m., in Conference Room 7, there will be an event entitled “Stopping the erosion of media freedom: Challenges, opportunities and solutions” organized by the Permanent Mission of Latvia.
 
At 2:00 p.m., in S-237, there will be a press briefing by Ms. Karima Bennoune, Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights.
 
Thursday, 26 October
 
In the morning, the Security Council will be briefed on and hold consultations on the Middle East (Syria).
 
At 10:00 a.m., in Conference Room 11, there will be a panel discussion on Accountability of International Actors in Education as part of the launch of the Global Education Monitoring Report 2017/2018. The event is co-organized by the Permanent Mission of France and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Also at 10:00 a.m., in S-237, there will be a press briefing by Ms. Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.
The guest at the Noon Briefing will be Mr. Manos Antoninis, Director of the Global Education Monitoring Report of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

In the afternoon, the Security Council will be briefed on the Security Council mission. It will also be briefed on and hold consultations on The UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and South Sudan.

At 1:15pm, in S-237, there will be a press briefing by Mr. Michael Lynk, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967.
At 2:00 p.m., there will be a press briefing by the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi with Mr. Fatsah  Ouguergouz , President of the Commission; Ms. Françoise Hampson, Member of the Commission; and Ms. Reine ALAPINI-GANSOU, Member of the Commission.
 
Friday, 27 October
 
Today is the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.
 
In the morning, the Security Council will hold an open debate on women, peace and security.

At 10:00 a.m., in S-237, there will be a press briefing by Mr. Tomas Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

At 2:00 p.m., in S-237, there will be a press briefing by Vitit Muntarbhorn, Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.