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18 giu - The Week Ahead at the United Nations is available online: http://bit.ly/2iQpxx7

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

Friday, 15 June

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Today is also an official holiday at UN Headquarters (Eid al-Fitr) and the premises will be closed.

Saturday, 16 June

Today is the International Day of Family Remittances.

Sunday, 17 June

Today is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.

Monday, 18 June

Today is Sustainable Gastronomy Day.

In Helsinki, Finland, the Secretary-General will be attending the second meeting of his High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation. He will also attend the Kultaranta talks, an annual debate on foreign and security policy organized by Finnish President Sauli Niinistö.

At 10:00 a.m. in Conference Room 4, the 1st plenary meeting of the United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects will take place.

At 10:30 a.m., there will be a press briefing sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations entitled, “Global numbers on arms holdings: Small Arms Survey update”.  Speakers will be: Mr. Eric G Berman, Director, Small Arms Survey; Ms. Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Director of Programmes, Small Arms Survey (speaker); Mr. Aaron Karp, Senior Consultant, Small Arms Survey; and Ms. Emilia Dungel, Communications Coordinator, Small Arms Survey.

The guests at the noon briefing will be Ms. Unaisi Bolatolu-Vuniwaqa, Police Commissioner of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and Mr. Issoufou Yacouba, Police Commissioner of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

In the afternoon, the Security Council will hold consultations on the Middle East (Yemen).

In Geneva, at 10:00 a.m. in Press Room 1, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will hold a briefing on the outcome of the first ILO Conference discussion on possible new standards on violence and harassment at work. The speaker will be: Manuela Tomei, Director of the ILO’s WORKQUALITY Department.

At 2:30 p.m. in Room III the Human Rights Council / Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic will have a briefing on the findings of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic based on its comprehensive investigation into the events in Eastern Ghouta, covering the period between 10 January and 10 June 2018 (NB: A document will be shared with you prior to this press conference; these findings will be formally presented to the Human Rights Council on 26 June). The speakers will be Mr. Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson, Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, Ms. Karen Abuzayd, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic and Mr. Hanny Megally, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.

Tuesday, 19 June

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

In Oslo, Norway, the Secretary-General will speak at the Oslo Forum, which is a retreat for international conflict mediators and high-level decision-makers and is co-hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. He will meet with his Majesty King Harald V and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon, who is also a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador focusing on ending poverty. He will also meet with Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide.

In the morning, the Security Council will be briefed on and hold consultations on the Middle East.

At 11:00 a.m., in S-237, there will be a press briefing by Ambassador Jean-Claude Brunet, President of the Third Review Conference on the Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (RevCon3) and Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, UN High Representative and Under-Secretary-General on the Third United Nations Conference (RevCon3), to review progress made in the implementation of the Programme of Action on small arms and light weapons and its International Tracing Instrument.  This conference happens every six years to coherently address the uncontrolled flow and illicit circulation of small arms and light weapons which disrupt communities around the world.  See these links for more information:  Press release   Frequently Asked Questions    Trends and Figures

The guest at the Noon Briefing will be Ms. Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.  Ms. Patten will brief reporters on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence.

In the afternoon, the Security Council will hold consultations on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

At 3:00 p.m. in Conference Room 2, there will be a panel discussion on the theme “The Plight and Rights of Children Born of War” on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Argentina and the Offices of the Special Representatives of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence and Conflict and for Children and Armed Conflict.

In Geneva, at 9:30 a.m. in Press Room 1, there will be a briefing by the Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members.

Wednesday, 20 June

Today is World Refugee Day.

In Moscow, Russia, the Secretary-General will meet with President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. He will also have an audience with His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia. He will attend the Portugal vs. Morocco Soccer World Cup match.

In the morning, the Security Council will be briefed on the ICC Sudan.

At 11:00 a.m., in S-237, there will be a press briefing on the launch of the 2018 Sustainable Development Goals Report. UN Deputy Secretary-General Ms. Amina J. Mohammed will launch the report together with Ms. Francesca Perucci, Assistant Director, Statistics Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and Ms. Yongyi Min, Chief, Sustainable Development Goal Monitoring Section, UN DESA.

The guest at the noon briefing will be Ms. Ninette Kelley, Director of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in New York. She will brief reporters on the launch of UNHCR’s Global Trends Report.

Thursday, 21 June

Today is the International Day of Yoga.

In Moscow, the Secretary-General will deliver remarks at the Moscow-based think tank, the Valdai Discussion Club. He will also participate in a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the UN presence in Russia.

In the morning, the Security Council will be briefed on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

In Geneva, at 3:00 p.m. in Press Room 1, the UN Human Rights Office will share the main findings of the UN Working Group report taking stock of retrogressions and backlashes against women’s rights while reasserting gender equality. The speaker will be Ivana Radacic, Chair of the UN Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice.

At 4.00 p.m. in Press Room 1, there will be a briefing on ‘Poverty and inequality in the USA and Ghana; The role of the International Monetary Fund in social protection.’ The speaker will be Professor Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

Friday, 22 June

 The Secretary-General is back in New York today.

In the morning, the Security Council will hold International Court of Justice elections.

At 11:15 a.m., in S-237, there will be a press briefing sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Monaco to the United Nations entitled "SDGs Youth World Cup" with Mrs. Paloma Duran, Director, SDG Fund and Mrs. Aissata Camara, Strategic Relationships Manager and Program Director, NYC Junior Ambassador, NYC Mayor's Office for International Affairs. The moderator will be H. E. Mrs. Isabelle Picco, Permanent Representative of Monaco to the United Nations.

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