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21 apr - The Week Ahead at the United Nations

21 April – 27 April 2018

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Saturday, 21 April 

Today is World Creativity and Innovation Day

The Secretary-General is in Sweden to conduct his annual retreat with the Security Council. Upon arrival, the Secretary-General will hold his annual informal working meeting with the Security Council, under the Presidency of Peru, on Dag Hammarskjöld's estate Backåkra in Skåne County, southern Sweden.

In Geneva, at the Stade de Genève, at 4 p.m., the UEFA & United Nations Match for solidarity will take place. The two teams will be captained by Luís Figo and Ronaldinho, and will have Carlo Ancelotti and Didier Deschamps as the two coaches. The teams will be composed of famous retired football players. For more information, please visit:

Sunday, 22 April

Today is International Mother Earth Day.

The Secretary-General will give the Dag Hammarskjöld lecture in Uppsala. The following day, he will have bilateral consultations with the Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfven, before heading back to New York in the afternoon.

Monday, 23 April

Today is World Book and Copyright Day, English Language Day and Spanish Language Day.

In the morning, the Security Council will have an open debate on the Maintenance of international peace and security: Youth, Peace and Security. The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, will speak on the findings of the independent Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security that was mandated by the Security Council Resolution 2250.

At 10 a.m., in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, the third Financing for Development Forum will begin today and will continue until Thursday. Government officials, business and civil society representatives will review the financing for development outcomes, as well as the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Also at 10 a.m.  in the Economic and Social Council Chamber, the President of the General Assembly will convene an interactive dialogue on Harmony with Nature during the commemoration of International Mother Earth Day.

At 11:00 a.m., in S-237, there will be a press briefing by the NGO Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict to release their report entitled “Everyone and Everything is a Target: The Impact on Children of Attacks on Healthcare and Denial of Humanitarian Access in South Sudan.” This briefing is sponsored by the Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations. Participants will be: Bukeni Wairuzi, Executive Director of Watchlist, and Christine Monaghan, Watchlist Research Officer.

At 3:00 p.m. in Conference Room 6, there will be a forum discussion on “Gender-inclusive communication in Spanish, challenges and opportunities” on the occasion of the Spanish Language Day. The event is co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Paraguay on behalf of the Group of Friends of Spanish and the Language and Communications Programme, in cooperation with Observatorio de la Lengua Española y las Culturas Hispánicas en los Estados Unidos and Instituto Cervantes.

Tuesday, 24 April

In the morning, the Security Council will have consultations on the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and Sudan/South Sudan.

At 10:00 a.m. in the General Assembly Hall, the President of the General Assembly will convene a two-day High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace. It will be the largest gathering of world leaders at United Nations Headquarters since the General Debate last September. A media stakeout will be set up on the second floor, outside the main entrance to the General Assembly Hall, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.

In Geneva, at 9.30 a.m. in Press Room 1, the World Food Programme (WFP) will hold a press briefing on its Syria Operation – Sieges, Air Drops and … School Meals. The speaker will be Jakob Kern, WFP Country Director (who is leaving Syria soon).

At 2.30 p.m. in Press Room 1, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will hold a press briefing on the publication of its Special Issue of the Commodities at a Glance Series: the Gum Arabic (Embargoed until 25 April at 5 p.m. GMT) The speakers will be Janvier Nkurunziza, Chief of the Commodity Research and Analysis Section, UNCTAD and Mario Jales,  Economist at the Commodity Research and Analysis Section, UNCTAD.

Wednesday, 25 April

Today is World Malaria Day.

In the morning, the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). It will also be briefed and hold consultations on the Middle East (Syria).

At 11:00 a.m. in Conference Room 12, there will be a High-Level Technical Briefing on the Global Report on Food Crises co-organized by the Delegation of the European Union, the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia, as well as the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) on behalf of the Food Security Information Network.

In the afternoon, the Security Council will be briefed on peacebuilding and sustaining peace.

In Geneva, at 3.00 p.m. in Press Room 1, the Permanent Mission of the United States of America will hold a press briefing on Strengthening the NPT Treaty/Creating the Conditions for Nuclear Disarmament. The speaker will be Dr. Christopher A. Ford, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation and Head of the U.S. delegation for the 2018 NPT PrepCom, and Anita Friedt, Acting Assistant Secretary for Arms Control Verification and Compliance.

Thursday, 26 April

Today is the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day and World Intellectual Property Day.

In the morning, the Security Council will have an open debate on the Middle East.

At 10:00 a.m. in Conference Room 5, there will be an event entitled “The Role of Education in Peace Building and Sustaining Peace” co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica and the University for Peace. 

At 1:15 p.m. in Conference Room 1, there will be an interactive discussion around the World Public Sector Report 2018, entitled “Working together: Integration, institutions and the Sustainable Development Goals” organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Public Administration and Development Management.

Friday, 27 April

At 9:30 a.m. in the General Assembly Hall, the Department of Public Information will host the annual Global Student Videoconference entitled “Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality”. Mr. Hossam Younes, Project Architect at Rodney Leon; H.E. Mr. Soomauroo, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Mauritius to the United Nations; and H.E. Ms. Sherman-Peter, Permanent Observer for the Caribbean Community to the United Nations (CARICOM) will deliver remarks. Prof. Christian Crouch, Associate Professor of History and Director of American Studies, Bard College, will serve as keynote speaker. Students from Mexico and Tanzania will join via videoconference.

At 10:00 a.m. in Conference Room 4, the International Conference on Health and Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions “Sustainable Energy: Legacy of Chornobyl” will take place. The event is co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Ukraine and the World Information Transfer.

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