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THE WEEK AHEAD AT THE UNITED NATIONS: THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE (07/14): 17-24 February 2014

Please note that following restructuring of the Benelux Desk, the Week Ahead will be suspended until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
VIP Visits
  • Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN HABITAT: Brussels (17 Feb.).
  • Arup Banerji, World Bank’s Global Director for Social protection and Labour: Brussels (17 Feb.).
  • Suliman Baldo, UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali: Mali (17-26 Feb.).
  • Rita Izsák, UN Independent Expert on minority issues: Nigeria (17-28 Feb.).
  • Valerie Amos, UN USG for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator: Central African Republic (18-20 Feb.).
  • Laura Thompson , IOM Deputy Director General: Brussels (19-20 Feb.)
  • Rebecca Grynspan, UNDP Associate Administrator: Brussels (19-20 Feb.).
  • Günther Oettinger: EU Commissioner for Energy: Georgia (19-21 Feb.).
  • Gilbert Houngbo, ILO Deputy Director General: Leuven (20 Feb.).
  • Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council: Mali (19-20 Feb), Niger (20 Feb), Benin (20-21 Feb.).
  • Dimitry Titov, UN ASG for Rule of Law and Security Institutions:  Brussels (20-21 Feb.).
  • Olivier de Schutter, UN Rapporteur on the Rights to Food: Wageningen (21-22 Feb.).
  • Helen Clark UNDP Administrator: Helsinki (28 Feb.)
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Monday, 17 February

Brussels: - Agriculture and Fisheries EU Council.

- Eurogroup meeting
- EU Commissioner Andris Piebalgs signs the contract for the transfer of the € 12 million to OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) for the destruction of the Syrian chemical stockpiles.
- EU Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič receives organisers of the first successful European Citizens' Initiative, Right2Water, for a formal meeting with all Commission services concerned by the initiative. The meeting, a legal right under the ECI legislation, provides successful organisers with an opportunity to explain their ideas and demands in more depth to the relevant Commission departments. It will be followed in the afternoon by a public hearing, jointly organised by the European Parliament and Commission on the Parliament's premises. http://ec.europa.eu/citizens-initiative/public/welcome?lg=en
- Presentation and discussion on “The case study of Montenegro - sharing the best practices of cooperation of the Government of Montenegro and United Nations in implementing key reforms and advancing the EU accession process”. 14.30 UN House http://un4.me/1barITM   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
- Twin Lecture: “International Development Agencies: Reaching the MDG's and looking towards the Post-2015 agenda” 18:00 – 19:30, organized by VVN Youth. https://www.facebook.com/events/637920322941118.
- European Commission: CiTIEs: Cities of Tomorrow: Investing in Europe (till 18 Feb.) http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/conferences/urban2014/agenda_en.cfm
- European Strategy and Analysis System (ESPAS) Conference 2014
http://europa.eu/espas/
- International Cooperation Forum (till 18 Feb.)

Geneva: -The Commission of Inquiry on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea will launch its report on the Human Rights in the country.


Tuesday, 18 February

Brussels: - Economic and Financial Affairs EU Council.

- European Parliament: - Parliamentary Forum on “EU Parliaments in global Governance”.

New York: Security Council- Briefing and Consultations on the situation in the Central African Republic.General Assembly: Thematic Debate - Water, sanitation and sustainable energy (till 19 Feb.).http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/68/settingthestage/1wsse.shtml Vienna: - Iran Nuclear Talks (till 20 Feb.). Catherine Ashton leads the Talks.

Wednesday,19 February

Brussels: -European Parliament: - Conference: Peacebuilding in the South Caucasus.

- Drama "Speak truth to Power - Voices from beyond the dark" , Paul-Henri Spaak building, Yehudi Menuhin space (PHS, 1st floor).
- Crans Montana Forum : High Level Conference on “Diaspora and Development”, with Laura Thompson , Deputy Director General of IOM.
- 10 Years of Strategic Partnership UNDP-EU, presentation of a report and discussion with Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary-General And UNDP Associate Administrator, and Fernando Frutuoso De Melo, European Commission, Director General DG DEVCO/ EUROPEAID.
- Conference "My destination is Unknown. Children on the move: will the EU deliver on its commitments" at the European Parliament (Brussels)
http://www.crean-home.net/news-events/events/eu-public-conference-my-destination-is-unknown/
-Ministerial Conference of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) on Industrial Cooperation.
http://ufmsecretariat.org

Frankfurt: ECB Governing Council Meeting

New York: Security Council - Open Debate on the promotion and strengthening of the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security.

Rome: IFAD annual meeting “Investing in smallholder family farmers for the future we want” (till 20 February)

Thursday, 20 February

World Day of Social Justice http://www.un.org/en/events/socialjusticeday/

Athens: Informal meeting of EU ministers for Defence (till 21 Feb).

Brussels: - Competitiveness EU Council (till 21 Feb.).
- Round Table “Promoting Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in the Middle East and North Africa”, . http://www.solidar.org/spip.php?page=agenda&id_evenement=51.

Leuven: High-Level Public Lecture "Key Challenges for Global Protection of Labour Rights" by Gilbert Houngbo, ILO Deputy Director-General, organized by the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, ILO and the UN Association Flanders Belgium https://unric.org/en/events/29012-invitation-public-lecture-by-gilbert-houngbo-at-leuven-university.

Lisbon: The first edition of the National Forum of Civil Society Networks will take place at ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute and is themed " The challenges of the Portuguese civil society given the current economic and social context and future post -2015 sustainable development agenda " with participation of , Catarina Albuquerque , the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Water and Sanitation and Jan Jarab , representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human rights in Western Europe.Regristration : http://forumredesdasociedadecivil.wordpress.com/inscricoes/ .

New York:  Security CouncilConsultations on 1718 and 2127 Committees.

Friday, 21 February

International Mother Language Day [UNESCO]          
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/international-mother-language-day/

Sydney: -G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting (till 23 Feb.). https://www.g20.org/


Wageningen: Food Otherwise Conference: “Towards fair and sustainable food and agriculture systems”, with Olivier de Schutter, UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food & Vandana Shiva, Indian scientist and activist (till 22 Feb.).

Saturday, 22 February

Ioannina (Greece): Presentation of the book “The hidden coffer of Ali Pasha” by Mary Savvas –Roubatis, a book about the local history and the friendship between three young friends. An event organised by the City of Ioannina under the aegis of UNRIC on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day (21 February 2014)


And beyond: Other dates to pin


Monday, 24 February


Launch of the International Year of Small Island Developing States http://www.sids2014.org/


Brussels: Education, Youth, Culture and Sport EU Council.

London: - EBRD high-level regional forum: “Investing in the Western Balkans” http://www.ebrd.com/pages/news/events/western-balkans-regional-forum.shtml

New York: Security Council-Briefing OSCE.

Strasbourg: European Parliament plenary session (till 27 Feb.).

Ioannina (Greece):  UNRIC Communication Officer for Greece,  will hold a series of  Informative  meetings with 300  students of the Zosimaia Educational Academy of Ioannina. (UN4U) (till 27 Feb.)


Tuesday, 25 February

Brussels: Conference "Climate Change - What the most recent IPCC Report says" by Professor Jean Pascal van Ypersele, Vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); organized by Egmont Institute and APNU, with support of UNRIC. http://www.unric.org/en/events/28977-climate-change-what-the-most-recent-ipcc-report-says

New York: Security Council Briefing and Consultations on the Middle East.

Rabat: International Conference on Food Price Volatility: Causes and Challenges; http://www.imf.org/external/np/seminars/eng/2014/food/index.htm  



Wednesday, 26 February

New York: Security Council Briefing and Consultations on Guinea-Bissau.

Thursday, 27 February

Brussels: “The International Criminal Court – Origin and challenges”: Lunch debate with Professor Eric David (ULB)12.30-14.00. Venue: WBI, Place Sainctelette, 2. Registration is free but needed before 24 Feb.: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

- Friends of Europe policy insight debate “ASEAN connectivity: A role for Europe?” http://www.friendsofeurope.org/Contentnavigation/Events/Eventsoverview/tabid/1187/EventType/EventView/EventId/1257/ASEANconnectivityAroleforEurope.aspx

New York:  Security Council - Private meeting - Implementation of the Note S/2010/507.

Rabat: - IMF: International Conference on Food price Volatility: Causes and Challenges (till. 28 Feb) http://www.imf.org/external/np/seminars/eng/2013/rabat/index.htm

Friday, 28 February

Athens: - Informal Foreign Affairs EU Council.

Helsinki: World NGO Day. Venue: Scandic Marina Congress Center.Speakers include UNDP Administrator Helen Clark http://yourngoday.com/

Saturday, 1 March

Luxembourgassumes the monthly rotating Presidency of the Security Council

Zero Discrimination Day [UNAIDS] http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/campaigns/20131126zerodiscrimination/


Monday, 3 March

Brussels: - Environment EU Council.

-Justice and Home Affairs EU Council (till 4 March).

Geneva: Human Rights Council (till 28 March).

 

Rome: - 2nd International Symposium on Fishery-Dependent Information (till 6 March.). http://europa.eu/newsroom/calendar/event/463106/2nd-international-symposium-on-fisherydependent-information

New York: Third Session of Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (till 7 March)

Vienna: IAEA, Board of Governors (till 7 March).

Tuesday, 4 March

Brussels: - Transport, Telecommunications and Energy EU Council.


London: Launch of the annual report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB)

The Hague: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Executive Council (till 7 March).

Wednesday, 5 March

Brussels: - European Parliament: Interparliamentary Committee Meeting on “Preventing violence against women: a challenge for all”

Thursday, 6 March

Brussels: - Justice and Home Affairs EU Council (till 7 Mar.).
-Cine-Onu film screening: Light Fly, Fly High. A film by Susann Ostigaard and Beathe Hofseth, followed by Q&A. http://registration.cineonu.org/events/event/12-light-fly-fly-high

New York:  General Assembly- High-level meeting for post-2015 with theme of Women, Youth and Civil Society (till 7 March)

Friday, 7 March

Athens: - 6th European Summit of Regions and Cities: "European Recovery, Local Solutions" (till 8 Mar.). http://europa.eu/newsroom/calendar/event/465085/6th-european-summit-of-regions-and-cities-european-recovery-local-solutions


Brussels: - European Economic and Social Committee Summit (till 8 Mar.).

Saturday, 8 March

International Women's Day       http://www.un.org/womenwatch/feature/iwd/

Monday, 10 March

Brussels: - Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs EU Council.

Geneva: Human Rights Committee (till 28 March).

New York: Commission on the Status of Women (till 21 March).

Strasbourg: - European Parliament Plenary (till 13 Mar.).

Tuesday, 11 March

Brussels: - Economic and Financial Affairs EU Council

Wednesday, 12 March

Geneva: International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (till 14 March).

Thursday, 13 March

Geneva: ILO, Governing Body and its committees (till 27 March).

Vienna: High level segment of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Friday, 14 March

Brussels: - Transport, Telecommunications and Energy EU Council


Monday 17 March

Brussels: - Foreign Affairs EU Council.

-23rd session of WorldMUN. Model United Nations organised by Harvard and MUN Society Belgium teams with support of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (till 21 March) http://www.worldmun.org/index.php

Geneva: Committee on Enforced Disappearances (till 28 March).

Paris: OECD Integrity Week 2014 (till 21 March) http://www.oecd.org/cleangovbiz/oecd-integrity-week-2014.htm

Vienna: Commission on Narcotic Drugs (till 21 March).

Tuesday 18 March

Brussels: - General Affairs EU Council.


Wednesday 19 March

Brussels: - European Parliament: “Priorities for 2014-2019 in the field of Civil liberties, Justice and Home Affairs”

Thursday 20 March

International Day of Happiness http://www.un.org/en/events/happinessday/

Berlin: Third High-level Symposium for 2014 Development Cooperation Forum

Brussels: - European Council (till 21 Mar.).

Friday 21 March

- International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination         
http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/
- World Poetry Day [UNESCO] http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/world-poetry-day-2013/
- World Down Syndrome Day  http://www.un.org/en/events/downsyndromeday/
- International Day of Forests and the Tree     
http://www.un.org/esa/forests/international-day-of-forests.html
http://www.fao.org/forestry/international-day-of-forests/en/
- Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination (till 27 Mar.).http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/week.shtml

Saturday, 22 March

World Water Day Theme for 2014: Water and Energy http://www.unwater.org/wwd2014.html
Beijing: China Development Forum: “Further deepening China’s reform in a comprehensive way” (till 24 March).

Sunday, 23 March

World Meteorological Day  [WMO]      www.wmo.int/worldmetday/

Monday, 24 March

World Tuberculosis Day [WHO]  http://www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day/
International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims             http://www.un.org/en/events/righttotruthday

Brussels: - Agriculture and Fisheries EU Council (till 25 Mar.).

Sao Paulo: High Level Policy Forum on Education for Social Progress (till. 25 March) http://www.oecd.org/edu/ceri/educationandsocialprogress.htm

The Hague: Nuclear Security Summit (till 25 March)

Tuesday, 25 March

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade      http://www.un.org/en/events/slaveryremembranceday/

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members    
http://www.un.org/en/events/detainedstaffday/

Brussels: Conference: “Right to Food and Food Sovereignty:  6 Years After the Crisis” Professor Olivier De Schutter (UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food),17.30 in Salle Voltaire, 15-17 Place Surlet de Chokier, 1000 Brussels, organised by APNU in collaboration with UNRIC

Wednesday 26 March

Brussels: “Your Europe, Your Say 2014” hosted by the EESC (till March 28)
http://www.eesc.europa.eu/?i=portal.en.your-europe-your-say-2014

Friday, 28 March

Wellington: Fourth International Summit on the Teaching Profession 2014 (till 29 March). http://www.istp2014.org/

Monday, 31 March

Abuja: ECA, Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (till 1 Apr.).

Brussels: International Conference on Prevention of Genocides. Focusing on academic research, needs of establishing or upgrading legal frameworks, role of civil society and parliaments and Institutional responses at national, regional and international level. Aiming at developing appropriate systems of prevention of mass atrocities and genocides (till 1 April).

Geneva: -Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (till 11 Apr.).
-Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (till 11 Apr.).

Yokohama (Japan): Release of IPCC 5th Assessment Working Group II Report
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UN Campaigns, Competitions, Apps and Games


Many Languages, One World - Student Essay Contest http://www.unric.org/en/competitions

Part of the UN Academic Impact's commitment to multilingual education, ELS Educational services and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) have launched a global essay contest for university and college students on global citizenship and understanding

Submit an essay (2000 words or less) exploring how multilingual ability advances global citizenship and understanding. Your essay should reflect your academic, cultural, and national context.

The submission deadline is 21 February, 2014


World Water Day - Photo Contest http://www.unric.org/en/competitions


The photo contest focuses on the theme of the Water-Energy Nexus.

The World Water Day 2014 theme of Water and Energy is central to achieving a sustainable future. It also cuts to the heart of inequities, particularly for the poorest of the poor, who suffer greatly from lack of access to water, sanitation and modern forms of energy.

The submission deadline is 28 February, 2014


We are Europe. Every day http://www.unric.org/en/competitions


Share your EU story! Submit your video! At a key moment in the history of European Construction and ahead of the European elections next May, the European Commission, in partnership with the United Nations, is launching a video competition on the theme of the European project and the support of its citizens for this project.

The submission deadline is 10 March, 2014

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THE WEEK AHEAD AT THE UNITED NATIONS: THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE (06/14): 10 - 16 February 2014

THE WEEK AHEAD AT THE UNITED NATIONS: THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE (05/14): 3 - 9 February 2014

THE WEEK AHEAD AT THE UNITED NATIONS:

THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE (05/14)

3 – 9 February 2014 

     
 
VIP Visits

  • Yukiya Amano, IAEA Director General: Brussels (3-4 Feb.).
  • John W. Ashe, President of the UN General Assembly: Brussels & Strasbourg (3-4 Feb.).
  • Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia: Brussels (3 Feb.).
  • Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Development: New York (3-5 Feb.).
  • Qjan Tang, Assistant Director-General for Education for UNESCO: Brussels (5 Feb.).
  • Oumar Tatam LY, Prime minister of Mali: Brussels (5-6 Feb.).
  • Heraldo Muñoz, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of RBLAC: Brussels (6 Feb.)
  • Albert Gerard Koenders, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali - MINUSMA: Brussels (6 Feb.).
  • Alessandro Ovi, Advisor to Romano Prodi on Sahel Strategies Coordination: Brussels (6 Feb.)
  • Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council: Tunis (7 Feb.).
  •  Androulla Vassiliou, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth: Cuba (8-14 Feb.).
  • Martin Schultz, European Parliament President: Middle East, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territory  (9 Feb. - ).
  • Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director, International Trade Center: Brussels (11-12 Feb.).
  • Rebecca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator: Brussels (19-20 Feb.).
  • Gilbert Houngbo, ILO Deputy Director-General: Leuven (20 Feb.).
  • Jordan Ryan, UNDP Assistant Administrator, Director of the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recover: Brussels (20-21 Feb.).
  • Dimitry Titov, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions:  Brussels (20-21 Feb.)
  • Olivier de Schutter, UN Rapporteur on the Rights to Food: Wageningen (21-22 Feb.).
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Lithuania assumes the rotating Presidency of the Security Council for February. 

 
World Interfaith Harmony Week
http://un4.me/1iCwfR1
 
Monday, 3 February
 
Brussels: -The European Commission presents its first ever Anti-Corruption Report.
 
- “Atoms for Peace in the 21st Century”- Conference organized by EGMONT.
http://un4.me/1giDJbM
- Seminar – “IMF and Democracy: Uneasy Allies?” by Saliha Metinsoy (Oxford University), organized by l’Institut d’Etudes européennes, GEM and Fondation Wiener-Anspach.
http://un4.me/1gG5A5M

Geneva: - Human Rights Council - Universal Periodic Review (till 7 Feb.).
http://un4.me/1jhgwH6
 
-Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (till 21 Feb.).
 
-Conference on Disarmament (till 28 March).
 
New York: Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (till 7 Feb.).
 
Rome: -High-level event on Syria.
 
- Launch of a CAP Sahel event, participating: UN USGl for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Valerie Amos and UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel Robert Piper.
 
Strasbourg: - European Parliament Plenary (till 6 Feb.).
http://un4.me/1icRSnG
 
- Committee on Foreign Affairs with the Committee on Development: Discussion on “Post-2015 Global Development Agenda” with the President of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly.
 
Tuesday, 4 February

World Cancer Day (WTO)
http://un4.me/1aiPagS


Geneva: - OHCHR – Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women – Working Group Communications (till 7 February)

Strasbourg: -European Parliament- plenary debate on 2030 climate & energy framework.
- Launch of European Cancer Bill of Rights.
 
Wednesday, 5 February

Brussels: -High-level discussion on “Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda” by UNESCO and the Mission of Norway to the EU. 14.30-17.15, the discussion will be followed by a reception.
http://un4.me/1icS6LE
 
Geneva: OHCHR / Committee on the Rights of the Child. Concluding Observations on: Congo, Yemen, Holy See, Portugal, Russian Federation, Germany.
 
Paris: OECD Parliamentary Days.
 
Thursday, 6 February

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation [WHO]     
Theme for 2014: "Synergy of action by Governments, International Community and Civil Society to accelerate the achievement of the Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation"
http://un4.me/LdBCrC

Launch of OECD report “Fragile States 2014

Athens: “Stakeholder Conference on the EU strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region” (till 7 Feb)
http://un4.me/1eMn5dU
 
Brussels:
-High level meeting on the Sahel.
http://un4.me/Mq1yk9
- The European Energy Forecast Summit (5-7 Feb.).
http://un4.me/1eMndK9
 
New York: General Assembly - Interactive briefing with Civil Society.
 
Sochi: Winter Olympics Games (till 23 Feb.).
 
Friday, 7 February
 
Copenhagen: - The opening of the new Climate-KIC (Knowledge & Innovation Community).
http://un4.me/1fF3dwg
 
Brussels: EU Studies Fair 2014 (till 8 Feb.) 
http://un4.me/1fRENyC
 
Tunis: Official ceremony to adopt the new constitution of Tunisia – with participation of EU President Herman Van Rompuy.
 
Saturday, 8 February
 
Dead Sea: 2014 Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (till 9 Feb.).
http://un4.me/1fAQ5sJ
 
Sunday 9 February
 
Brussels: “Pierre et Mohamed”, theatrical and musical performance from Francesco Agnello, at the Abbaye de la Cambre in the context of World Interfaith Harmony Week 2014.
http://un4.me/1f5Tmhi
 
Dead Sea: Plenary Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean –  with participation of EP President Martin Schultz, who begins that same evening an official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territory.
 

And beyond: Other dates to pin

 
Monday, 10 February
 
Brussels:  EU Foreign and General Affairs Councils (till 11 Feb.).
 
Geneva: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (till 28 Feb.).
 
Tuesday, 11 February:
 
Brussels: - Joint EU UN conflict analysis workshop on the Central African Republic (CAR).
 
Ciné-ONU Brussels: The Moo Man. A film by Andy Heathcote and Heike Bachelier to mark International Year of Family Farming. Q&A with the director. http://un4.me/1aX5Ecw
 
New York: Commission for Social Development (till 21 Feb.).
 
Singapore: - EU-ASEAN Aviation Summit (till 12 Feb.).
http://un4.me/1dIgikd
 
Wednesday, 12 February
 
Brussels: - Hearing on “Crisis Communication: Nuclear and Radiological Emergency”, organized by the EESC and the EC. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
http://un4.me/1mNabR8
 
- "Realising the rights of every child everywhere: moving forward with the EU" Launch of a UNICEF/Eurochild publication: Residence Palace, Salle Polak – ADD WEBLINK UNRIC and otherwise:
http://un4.me/1n4DC14
- Conference: “The Relations between Europol and Eurojust: state of the art and future prospects”.
http://un4.me/1k33YTW
 
Thursday, 13 February

World Radio Day [UNESCO] Theme: "Gender equality and women's empowerment in radio http://un4.me/M3EjMq
 
Brussels: - EESC Conference on “A new global partnership: European Civil Society Positions on the Post-2015 Framework (till 14 Feb.). Registration before 4 February.
http://un4.me/1dIgkZs
-"Why and how is the issue of women at the heart of the Arab revolutions”: Lunch debate with Wassyla Tamzali. 12.30-14.00. Venue: WBI, Place Sainctelette, 2. Registration is free but needed before 10 Feb. :   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Liège : "Why and how is the issue of women at the heart of the Arab revolutions” : Lecture by Wassyla Tamzali followed by a debate. 19.30-22.00. Venue: ULg, Place du Vingt-Août Registration:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
http://un4.me/MjGFI2
 

Monday, 17 February
 
Brussels: - Agriculture and Fisheries EU Council (till 18 Feb.).

- Conference: Cities of Tomorrow: Investing in Europe.
http://un4.me/1dIgos3
-European Parliament: Public hearing on the 'Right2Water' Citizens' Initiative
http://un4.me/1fRFKad
 
Tuesday, 18 February
 
Brussels: - Economic and Financial Affairs EU Council.
- European Parliament: Parliamentary Forum on “EU Parliaments in global Governance”.

New York:  General Assembly: Thematic Debate - Water, sanitation and sustainable energy (till 19 Feb.).http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/68/settingthestage/1wsse.shtml 

 
Wednesday,19 February
 
Frankfurt: ECB Governing Council Meeting

Thursday, 20 February
 
World Day of Social Justice
http://un4.me/1dIgr7e
 
Brussels: - Competitiveness EU Council (till 21 Feb.).

Leuven: High-Level Public Lecture "Key Challenges for Global Protection of Labour Rights" by Gilbert Houngbo, ILO Deputy Director-General, organized by the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, ILO and the UN Association Flanders Belgium http://un4.me/1gG6EGK
 
Friday, 21 February
 
International Mother Language Day [UNESCO]          
http://un4.me/1aX5Ybr

Wageningen: Food Otherwise Conference: “Towards fair and sustainable food and agriculture systems”, with Olivier de Schutter, UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food & Vandana Shiva, Indian scientist and activist (till 22 Feb.).

Saturday, 22 February
 
Sydney: G20 Finance ministers and central bank governors meeting (till 23 Feb.).
 
Monday, 24 February

Launch of the International Year of Small Island Developing States
http://un4.me/LqYEe0
 
Brussels: Education, Youth, Culture and Sport EU Council.
 
London: - EBRD high-level regional forum: “Investing in the Western Balkans”
http://un4.me/1jAlyOX
 
Strasbourg: European Parliament plenary session (till 27 Feb.).
 
Tuesday, 25 February
 
Brussels: Conference "Climate Change - What the most recent IPCC Report says" by Professor Jean Pascal van Ypersele, Vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); organized by Egmont Institute and APNU, with support of UNRIC.
http://un4.me/LdCUTA
 
Thursday, 27 February
 
Brussels: “The International Criminal Court – Origin and challenges”: Lunch debate with Professor Eric David (ULB).  12.30-14.00. Venue: WBI, Place Sainctelette, 2. Registration is free but needed before 24 Feb.:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Paris: 2014 Global Forum on Competition, OECD (till. 28 Feb).
http://un4.me/1i326Yi
 
Rabat: - IMF: International Conference on Food price Volatility: Causes and Challenges (till. 28 Feb)
http://un4.me/1aX64Qh
 
Friday, 28 February
 
Athens: - Informal Foreign Affairs EU Council.
 
Paris: OECD 2014 Global Forum on Competition, at the OECD H.Q. (til 28 Feb)
http://un4.me/1i326Yi


UN Campaigns, Competitions, Apps and Games
 


Many Languages, One World - Student Essay Contest
http://un4.me/Vv40ph
 
Part of the UN Academic Impact's commitment to multilingual education, ELS Educational services and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) have launched a global essay contest for university and college students on global citizenship and understanding
 
Submit an essay (2000 words or less) exploring how multilingual ability advances global citizenship and understanding. Your essay should reflect your academic, cultural, and national context.
 
The submission deadline is 21 February, 2014
 
World Water Day - Photo Contest
http://un4.me/Vv40ph
 
The photo contest focuses on the theme of the Water-Energy Nexus.
 
The World Water Day 2014 theme of Water and Energy is central to achieving a sustainable future. It also cuts to the heart of inequities, particularly for the poorest of the poor, who suffer greatly from lack of access to water, sanitation and modern forms of energy.
 
The submission deadline is 28 February, 2014
 
We are Europe. Every day
http://un4.me/Vv40ph
 
Share your EU story! Submit your video! At a key moment in the history of European Construction and ahead of the European elections next May, the European Commission, in partnership with the United Nations, is launching a video competition on the theme of the European project and the support of its citizens for this project.
 
The submission deadline is 10 March, 2014

THE WEEK AHEAD AT THE UNITED NATIONS: THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE (02/1): 13 – 19 January 2014

 

THE WEEK AHEAD AT THE UNITED NATIONS:

THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE (02/14)

 

13 – 19 January 2014

This document is for planning purposes only and is subject to change.

Please check also our website for latest changes http://www.unric.org 

or call + 32 2 788 84 84 / + 32 476 215 485

VIP Visits

  • Surya P. Subedi, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia: Phnom Penh (till 17 Jan.).
  • Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy: United Arab Emirates; Kuwait; Saudi Arabia; Oman; Qatar (13-16 Jan.).
  • The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon: Kuwait (15 Jan.).
  • Olli Rehn, EU Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro:  Beijing (15      Jan.)
  • Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and                Crisis Response: Kuwait (15 Jan.); New York (17 Jan.).
  • Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy and Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs: Moscow (17 Jan.).
  • Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy: Sarajevo (17 Jan.).
  • Valerie Amos, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Brussels (20 Jan.).
  • Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General: Brussels (23-24 Jan.)

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Monday, 13 January

Brussels: - Launch of the new McKinsey report on Education to Employment: Getting Europe's Youth into Work. http://www.bruegel.org/nc/events/event-detail/event/407-education-to-employment-the-growing-skill-and-job-gaps-in-europe/

Geneva: - Committee on the Rights of the Child (till 31 Jan.). http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=14158&LangID=E

-Conference on Disarmament (till 28 March).

-Meeting of Syrian women. UN Women together with the Government of the Netherlands organized a two-day meeting that started on Sunday. The meeting is part of the UN’s longer-term efforts to support Syrian women and civil society’s contribution to peace efforts. A press conference will be held at the end of the meeting. http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/1/syrian-women-meet-in-geneva

Montreal: ICAO Council (till 31 Jan.).

New York: Security Council - Briefing and Consultations on MONUSCO/Great Lakes.

Phnom Penh: The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, is carrying out his first post-election fact-finding visit to the country (till 17 Jan.). http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=14153&LangID=E

Strasbourg: -European Parliament Plenary (Legislative Action) (till 16 Jan.).

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/pdfs/news/expert/agenda_week_by_day/04-2014/04-2014_en.pdf

Tbilisi:High-level visits by Council of Europe officials PACE Monitoring Co-Rapporteurs, Michael Aastrup and Boriss Cilevics in the country (till 15 Jan.).

Zaragoza: 2014 UN-Water International Conference organized by the Water for Life Decade Office.  (till 16 Jan.) http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/index.shtml

Wednesday, 15 January

Brussels: The European Commission will present a Communication encompassing a wide spectrum of measures in order to prevent and counter radicalisation to terrorism and violent extremism within the EU.

Kuwait City: Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria. The UN Secretary-General will chair the meeting. http://www.unocha.org/syria-humanitarian-pledging-conference

Moscow: Gaidar Forum: Russia and the World: Sustainable Development (till 18 Jan.). http://www.gaidarforum.ru/en/

New York: -United Nations Investor Summit on Climate Risk.

Strasbourg: -European Parliament - presentation of the programme of activities of the Greek Presidency of the Council.

-European Parliament: 17th EU-Republic of Korea Interparliamentary meeting (till 16 Jan.).

-European Parliament - Strasbourg, State of play of EU-Russia relations in the light of the upcoming EU-Russia Summit. Debate with 11 members of the Russian State Duma and Federation Council (till 16 Jan.).

Thursday, 16 January

Berlin: Opening Ceremony of the International Green Week

Brussels: - Online citizens’ dialogue.

http://europa.eu/newsroom/calendar/event/465054/online-citizens%E2%80%99-dialogue

- Ciné-ONU:State Builder”, followed by a debate. http://www.unric.org/en/next-screening

- Meeting on EU 2030 Climate and Energy policy framework http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/2030/index_en.htm

 

New York: UN Security Council Briefing and Consultations MINUSMA.

 

Strasbourg: The 1st European Award for Social Entrepreneurship and Disability. http://www.csr-d.eu/social-entrepreneurship-and-disability-award/

 

Washington DC: World Bank Forum: Transforming Transportation 2014: Better Cities, Better Business (till 17 Jan.) http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2014/01/03/transforming-transportation-2014.

Friday, 17 January

Berlin: International Summit of Agriculture Ministers http://www.rom-io.diplo.de/Vertretung/romio/en/07/Agrarministergipfel-Seite.html

Geneva: "Group on Earth Observations" (GEO) Ministerial Summit.

Milan: Launch ROMACT programme (joint initiative of the Council of Europe, the European Commission & the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion).

Moscow: EU Russian Permanent Partnership Council.

New York: Meeting of the OECD’s International Network on Conflict and Fragility http://www.oecd.org/dac/incaf/theinternationalnetworkonconflictandfragility.htm

Riga: Official opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture 2014.

Strasbourg: Award ceremony First Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize to Elmas Arus, a young Roma film director from Turkey. https://wcd.coe.int/ViewDoc.jsp?Ref=DC-PR152(2013)&Language=lanEnglish&Ver=original&BackColorInternet=F5CA75&BackColorIntranet=F5CA75&BackColorLogged=A9BACE

And beyond: Other dates to pin

Monday, 20 January

Global launch of World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/wesp/index.shtml

Berlin: 'Cross-border crime and corruption in Europe: What next after the Stockholm Programme?' organised by Friends of Europe and the European Commission Directorate General for Home Affairs, in cooperation with the Security & Defence Agenda. http://www.friendsofeurope.org/Contentnavigation/Events/Eventsoverview/tabid/1187/EventType/EventView/EventId/1244/EventDateID/1257/PageID/6892/CrossbordercrimeandcorruptioninEuropeWhatnextaftertheStockholmProgramme.aspx

Brussels: - EU Foreign Affairs Council. http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/fc/135443.pdf

- Conference on the Central African Republic. Valerie Amos, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, will participate. http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-13-1196_en.htm

-The Commission will present a new action plan to help push forward the potential of ocean energy.

- The European Parliamentary Week 2014 (till Jan. 22).  Will bring together parliamentarians from all over the European Union to discuss economic, budgetary and social matters.

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/webnp/cms/pid/1975;jsessionid=FE6C6D7036820FDEE79BAEF8FE5F447B

- European Parliament - Committee on Development. Terms for the agenda include a hearing on the place of humanitarian aid in EU external relations and the respect of humanitarian principles; The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan and the Central African Republic, birth registration and recent elections in Madagascar will further be on the agenda (till 21 Jan.)http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/deve/all-announcements.html

Geneva: Conference on Disarmament (till 28 March).

New York: Security Council - Open Debate on the Middle East.

Tuesday, 21 January

Addis Ababa: African Union Summit (till 31 Jan.). http://summits.au.int/fr/22ndsummit/events/media-announcement-22nd-au-summit-21st-31st-january-2014-online-accreditation-ourn

Brussels: - EU-1st accession conference with Serbia.

- European Parliament: Foreign Affairs Committee: - Public hearing on “EU strategy towards Iran after Geneva”;  Exchange of views with Massoud Barzani, President of the Kurdish Regional Government of Iraq, on the situation in Iraq.

New York: -Security Council – Troops Contributing Countries meeting on UNFICYP.

-Security Council – Consultations on UNRCCA.

Wednesday, 22 January

Davos: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (till 25 Jan.).

http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2014

Montreux/Geneva: International Conference on Syria. The Conference will convene under the chairmanship of the UN Secretary-General, first in an international high-level format at Montreux, on 22 January.  Negotiations between the two Syrian parties, facilitated by Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi, will start at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 24 January 2014. http://is.gd/S74Lyf

New York: Security Council – Consultations on Cyprus.

Thursday, 23 January

Athens: Informal EU Justice and Home Affairs Council (till 24 Jan.).

Brussels: 'Addressing health inequalities 2014 and beyond: building cohesion and strengthening health for growth'.

http://europa.eu/newsroom/calendar/event/465092/conference-addressing-health-inequalities-2014-and-beyond-building-cohesion-and-strengthening-health-for-growth

New York: -Security Council – Resolution on BINUCA (tbc).

- Security Council - Briefing and Consultations on UNAMID.

- Security Council -Consultations on the DRC sanctions.

The Hague: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBDR) presents the key findings from the 2013 Transition Report: Stuck in Transition? http://www.ebrd.com/pages/news/events/tr-2013-hague.shtml

Sunday, 26 January

Vilnius: - Meeting of the Secretaries General of EU Parliaments (till Jan. 27).

Monday, 27 January

 

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Theme for 2014: "Journeys through the Holocaust" http://www.un.org/en/holocaustremembrance/

Athens: Meeting of High Officials of the Union for the Mediterranean (till 28 Jan.).

 

Geneva: Human Rights Council - Universal Periodic Review (till 7 Feb.). http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/UPRMain.aspx

New York: -Security Council – Briefing and Consultations on UNOCI.

Paris: Conference “The impact of education on the Holocaust: how to evaluate the politics and practices?”

Strasbourg: Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Tuesday, 28 January

Brussels: - Economic and Financial Affairs Council.

- Friends of Europe: The EU's new leaders: Key post-elections challenges.
http://www.friendsofeurope.org/Contentnavigation/Events/Eventsoverview/tabid/1187/EventType/EventView/EventId/1246/TheEUsnewleadersKeypostelectionschallenges.aspx

New York: -Security Council – Resolutions on UNFICYP and DRC Sanctions (tbc).

-Security Council – Briefing and Consultations on BNUB.

-Security Council - Consultations on the Middle East (Yemen).

Wednesday 29 January

Addis Ababa: Launch of the EFA Global Monitoring report 2013/2014 – Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all (29 January)

New York: -Security Council - Open Debate on the Maintenance of International Peace and Security: War, its lessons, and the search for a permanent peace.

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UN Campaigns, Competitions, Apps and Games

Many Languages, One World - Student Essay Contesthttp://www.unric.org/en/competitions

Part of the UN Academic Impact's commitment to multilingual education, ELS Educational services and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) have launched a global essay contest for university and college students on global citizenship and understanding

Submit an essay (2000 words or less) exploring how multilingual ability advances global citizenship and understanding. Your essay should reflect your academic, cultural, and national context.

The submission deadline is 21 February, 2014

23rd International Children's Painting Competitionhttp://www.unric.org/en/competitions

The International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment is organized every year by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation. It has been held since 1991 and has received more than 3 million entries from children in over 150 countries.

The submission deadline is 15 March, 2014

UPU - 2014 International letter-writing competition for young peoplehttp://www.unric.org/en/competitions

The theme selected for the 2014 competition is: "Write a letter describing how music can touch lives."

The communication supports include a poster and a flyer, which are being updated to reflect the 2014 theme. They will be made available to member countries shortly.

The best letter from each country must be submitted to the International Bureau no later than 30 April 2014.

The submission deadline is 30 April, 2014

To subscribe or unsubscribe to the Week Ahead please send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

THE WEEK AHEAD AT THE UNITED NATIONS: THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE (01/14) : 7 – 12 January 2014

THE WEEK AHEAD AT THE UNITED NATIONS:

THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE (01/14)

 7 – 12 January 2014

This document is for planning purposes only and is subject to change.

Please check also our website for latest changes http://www.unric.org 

or call + 32 2 788 84 84 / + 32 476 215 485

 

Jordan assumes the monthly rotating Presidency of the Security Council

Greece assumes the EU Presidency till the end of June

(Read also our Special issue 47/13).

Wednesday, 8 January

Athens: Opening ceremony of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The President of the European Council and the College of EU Commissioners will attend.

New York: Security Council - Consultations on the Middle East (Syria).

Riga: Ceremony for Latvia's accession to the euro area.

Thursday, 9 January

New York: Security Council - Consultations on Sudan/South Sudan and UNMISS.

Friday, 10 January

Athens: Greek launch of Horizon 2020. http://horizon2020projects.com/policy-research/greek-presidency-organises-horizon-2020-launch-meeting/

Sunday, 12 January

Athens: EU-CHINA Steering Committee.

And beyond: Other dates to pin

Monday, 13 January

Geneva: Committee on the Rights of the Child (till 31 Jan.).

Montreal: ICAO Council (till 31 Jan.).

New York: Security Council - Briefing and Consultations on MONUSCO/Great Lakes.

Strasbourg: -European Parliament Plenary (Legislative Action) (till 16 Jan.).

Wednesday, 15 January

Kuwait City: Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria http://www.unocha.org/syria-humanitarian-pledging-conference

Moscow: Gaidar Forum: Russia and the World: Sustainable Development (till 18 Jan.) http://www.gaidarforum.ru/en/

New York: United Nations Investor Summit on Climate Risk.

Thursday, 16 January

Brussels: - Online citizens’ dialogue.

http://europa.eu/newsroom/calendar/event/465054/online-citizens%E2%80%99-dialogue

- Ciné-ONU:State Builder”, followed by a debate. http://www.unric.org/en/next-screening

Washington DC: World Bank Forum: Transforming Transportation 2014: Better Cities, Better Business (till 17 Jan.) http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2014/01/03/transforming-transportation-2014 registration:

Monday, 20 January

Global launch of World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/wesp/index.shtml

Brussels: - EU General and Foreign Affairs Councils (till 21 Jan.).

- Conference on the Central African Republic. Valerie Amos, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, will participate. http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-13-1196_en.htm

- The European Parliamentary Week 2014 (till Jan. 22).  It will bring together parliamentarians from all over the European Union to discuss economic, budgetary and social matters.

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/webnp/cms/pid/1975;jsessionid=FE6C6D7036820FDEE79BAEF8FE5F447B

- European Parliament - Committee on Development. Terms for the agenda include a hearing on the place of humanitarian aid in EU external relations and the respect of humanitarian principles as well as an exchange with the Greek Council Presidency

- Friends of Europe Roundtable: Cross-border crime and corruption in Europe: What next after the Stockholm Programme? http://www.friendsofeurope.org/Contentnavigation/Events/Eventsoverview/tabid/1187/EventType/EventView/EventId/1244/EventDateID/1257/PageID/6892/CrossbordercrimeandcorruptioninEuropeWhatnextaftertheStockholmProgramme.aspx

 

Geneva: Conference on Disarmament (till 28 March).

New York: Security Council - Open Debate on the Middle East.

Tuesday, 21 January

 

Addis Ababa: African Union Summit (till 31 Jan.). http://summits.au.int/fr/22ndsummit/events/media-announcement-22nd-au-summit-21st-31st-january-2014-online-accreditation-ourn

 

New York: -Security Council – Troops Contributing Countries meeting on UNFICYP.

-Security Council – Consultations on UNRCCA.

Wednesday, 22 January

Davos: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (till 25 Jan.).

http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2014

Montreux/Geneva: International Conference on Syria. The Conference will convene under the chairmanship of the UN Secretary-General, first in an international high-level format at Montreux, on 22 January.  Negotiations between the two Syrian parties, facilitated by Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi, will start at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 24 January 2014. http://is.gd/S74Lyf

New York: Security Council – Consultations on Cyprus and on the Middle East (Yemen).

 

Thursday, 23 January

 

Athens: Informal EU Justice and Home Affairs Council (till 24 Jan.).

 

Brussels: Conference 'Addressing health inequalities 2014 and beyond: building cohesion and strengthening health for growth'.

http://europa.eu/newsroom/calendar/event/465092/conference-addressing-health-inequalities-2014-and-beyond-building-cohesion-and-strengthening-health-for-growth

New York: -Security Council – Resolution on BINUCA (tbc).

- Security Council - Briefing and Consultations on UNAMID.

- Security Council -Consultations on the DRC sanctions.

 

The Hague: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBDR) presents the key findings from the 2013 Transition Report: Stuck in Transition? http://www.ebrd.com/pages/news/events/tr-2013-hague.shtml

Sunday, 26 January

 

Vilnius: - Meeting of the Secretaries General of EU Parliaments (till Jan. 27).

 

Monday, 27 January

 

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Theme for 2014: "Journeys through the Holocaust" http://www.un.org/en/holocaustremembrance/

 

Athens: Meeting of High Officials of the Union for the Mediterranean (till 28 Jan.).

 

New York: -Security Council – Briefing and Consultations on UNOCI.

Strasbourg: Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Tuesday, 28 January

Brussels: - Economic and Financial Affairs Council.

- Friends of Europe: The EU's new leaders: Key post-elections challenges.
http://www.friendsofeurope.org/Contentnavigation/Events/Eventsoverview/tabid/1187/EventType/EventView/EventId/1246/TheEUsnewleadersKeypostelectionschallenges.aspx

New York: -Security Council – Resolutions on UNFICYP and DRC Sanctions (tbc).

-Security Council – Briefing and Consultations on BNUB.

 

 

 

Wednesday 29 January

 

Addis Ababa: Launch of the EFA Global Monitoring report 2013/2014 – Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all (29 January)

 

New York: -Security Council - Open Debate on the Maintenance of International Peace and Security: War, its lessons, and the search for a permanent peace.

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UN Campaigns, Competitions, Apps and Games

Many Languages, One World - Student Essay Contesthttp://www.unric.org/en/competitions

Part of the UN Academic Impact's commitment to multilingual education, ELS Educational services and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) have launched a global essay contest for university and college students on global citizenship and understanding

Submit an essay (2000 words or less) exploring how multilingual ability advances global citizenship and understanding. Your essay should reflect your academic, cultural, and national context.

The submission deadline is 21 February, 2014

23rd International Children's Painting Competitionhttp://www.unric.org/en/competitions

The International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment is organized every year by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation. It has been held since 1991 and has received more than 3 million entries from children in over 150 countries.

The submission deadline is 15 March, 2014

UPU - 2014 International letter-writing competition for young peoplehttp://www.unric.org/en/competitions

The theme selected for the 2014 competition is: "Write a letter describing how music can touch lives."

The communication supports include a poster and a flyer, which are being updated to reflect the 2014 theme. They will be made available to member countries shortly.

The best letter from each country must be submitted to the International Bureau no later than 30 April 2014.

The submission deadline is 30 April, 2014

To subscribe or unsubscribe to the Week Ahead please send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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