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25 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.

Saturday, 23 June

 Today is United Nations Public Service Day and International Widows' Day.

 Sunday, 24 June

There are no special events today.

Monday, 25 June

Today is the Day of the Seafarer.

The Security Council will hold a debate on “Maintenance of international peace and security: Comprehensive review of the situation in the Middle East and North Africa”, starting at 11 a.m.

The General Assembly will meet on “The responsibility to protect and the prevention of genocide war crimes ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity”.

The guest at the Noon Briefing will be Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner General for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). He will brief reporters ahead of the Ad Hoc Committee of the General Assembly for the Announcement of Voluntary Contributions, which takes place at 3 p.m., in the Trusteeship Council Chamber.

In Geneva, the Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, will host a meeting with senior officials from France, Germany, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and the United States at the Palais des Nations in the morning. Visual media are invited to cover the officials’ expected arrivals at Door 4 anywhere between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. A media pool coordinated by UN TV will be able to capture images of the beginning of the meeting. Journalists should contact the respective permanent missions of the participating countries for information on the attendance of their officials.

Still in Geneva, at 10:00 a.m. in Press Room 1, there will be a press conference by Steve McAndrew, the outgoing Head of Emergency Operations for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, on the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Tuesday, 26 June

Today is International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

The Security Council will meet in the morning on DRC sanctions, followed by a debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

In Conference Room 12, at 11 a.m., there will be an event entitled “Towards a Torture-Free World: Strategies for Prevention and Victim Support”.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will launch the “2018 World Drug Report” at 11 a.m. in Conference Room 1. The guest at the Noon Briefing will be Mr. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of UNODC.

In Geneva, at 9:30 a.m. in Room III, there will be a press conference on that occasion. Speakers will include Ms. Miwa Kato, Director of Division for Operations, UNODC; Dr. Shekhar Saxena, Director of Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO; Mr Peter Ghys, Director of the Strategic Information and Evaluation Department, UNAIDS; and Mr. Kamran Niaz, Epidemiologist in Drug Research Section, UNODC.

 Wednesday, 27 June

Today is Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day. On that occasion, there will be a Panel discussion at 10 a.m., Conference Room 9, entitled “Small business, big impact: the Youth Dimension”.

The Security Council will meet in the morning on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) and the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, followed by a briefing on the Middle East (Syria).

In the afternoon, the Security Council will hear a briefing on Non-proliferation.

 In Geneva, at 10:00 a.m. in Press Room 1, Sheila B. Keetharuth, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, will share the main findings of her report highlighting key human rights developments in Eritrea since the extension of the mandate in June 2017.

Thursday, 28 June

In the morning, the Security Council will meet on the UN Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and the joint AU-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), followed by a briefing on the Mission in South Sudan.

In the afternoon, the Security Council will hold consultations on the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA).

In Geneva, at 10:00 a.m. in Press Room 1, there will be a press conference for the launch of the report: “Care work and care jobs for the future of work”. Speakers will include Ms. Manuela Tomei, Director of the ILO’s WORKQUALITY Department, and Ms. Shauna Olney, Chief of the ILO Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch.

Friday, 29 June

Today is International Day of the Tropics.

At 1:15 p.m., in S-237, there will be a press briefing by Ms. Agnès Marcaillou, Director of the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), and Ambassador Sacha Sergio Llorenty Soliz, Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the United Nations. They will brief reporters ahead of the Security Council briefing on Mine Action.

The Security Council will hear two briefings: one on “Peacebuilding and sustaining peace”, in the morning; the second on “Maintenance of international peace and security: Mine action”, in the afternoon.

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