The Week Ahead at the United Nations

This document is for planning purposes only and is subject to change
 
Saturday, 19 August
 
Today is World Humanitarian Day.
 
Sunday, 20 August
 
There are no events scheduled today.
 
Monday, 21 August
 
In Geneva, from 3 p.m. in Room XX, there will be a commemoration of World Humanitarian Day organized in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). It will include a panel discussion on “Violence against health care and its implications for affected populations, humanitarian workers and aid”, followed by an award ceremony organized by the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation. A solemn commemoration to acknowledge humanitarian workers who have lost their lives in the line of duty will take place outside Room XX. The observance will conclude with a small reception offered by OCHA.
 
Tuesday, 22 August
 
In the morning, the Security Council will be briefed on and hold consultations on the Middle East.
 
Wednesday, 23 August
 
Today is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition.
 
In the morning, the Security Council will hold consultations on the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).
 
Thursday, 24 August
 
In the morning, the Security Council will be briefed on and hold consultations on the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)
 
In the afternoon, the Security Council will be briefed on and hold consultations on the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) and on the Guinea-Bissau sanctions.
 
In Geneva, at 12:30 p.m. in Press Room 1, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)/Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will present the concluding observations on the following countries: Canada, Djibouti, Ecuador, Kuwait, New Zealand, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and United Arab Emirates. Speakers will include: Ms. Anastasia Crickley; Ms. Gay McDougall; Mr. Nicolás Marugán; Mr. Marc Bossuyt
 
Friday, 25 August

There are no events scheduled for today.