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16 lug - The Week Ahead at the United Nations is available online: 

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

Saturday, 14 July

There are no events scheduled for today.

Sunday, 15 July

Today is World Youth Skills Day.

Monday, 16 July

In Costa Rica, the Secretary-General will attend the Inauguration of the commemorative week of the 40th Anniversary of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. He will also meet with Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado and other senior officials including the Vice President and Foreign Affairs Minister, Epsy Campbell Barr, and the President of the Inter-American Court Eduardo Ferrer Mc Gregor. The Secretary-General will also meet with civil society leaders and visit the country’s National Energy Centre.

In New York, the Security Council will be briefed and hold consultations on the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Libya sanctions in the morning.

At 11:00 a.m. in room S-237 a press conference with Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples), Tarcila Rivera Zea (Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues), and Janene Yazzie (Diné, New Mexico, USA) will address the question, "Is the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals respecting the rights of indigenous peoples?".

The guest at the Noon Briefing will be Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

 

At 3:00 p.m. in the Economic and Social Council Chamber, the President of the General Assembly will convene a high-level interactive dialogue on sand and dust storms, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 72/225.

Also at 3:00 p.m., in Conference Room 1, there will be an event entitled “Youth Skills

for Sustainability and Innovation” co-organized by the Office of the Secretary-General Special Envoy on Youth, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Sri Lanka.

Tuesday, 17 July

The Secretary-General is expected to be back in New York in the afternoon.

In the morning, the Security Council will hold consultations on the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

At 10:00 a.m. in Conference Room 2, there will be a panel discussion on “Twentieth anniversary of the Rome Statute: the need for universality and the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression” at the ministerial level co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Costa Rica, Cyprus, the Gambia, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, the State of Palestine, Switzerland and Uruguay, and the Coalition for the ICC and Parliamentarians for Global Action.

In the afternoon, the Security Council will be briefed on and hold consultations on the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWAS).

At 6:30 p.m. in the UN Headquarters Visitors Lobby, there will be the opening of the exhibit, “Building on the Legacy of Nelson Mandela.” The exhibit is organized by the Department of Public Information (DPI), in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of South Africa, and will be on view through 2 September. The opening is expected to feature remarks by the Minister of Environmental Affairs of South Africa, the Executive Director of UN Women, and the Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, 18 July

Today is Nelson Mandela International Day.

At 11:00 a.m. in the Economic and Social Council Chamber the General Assembly will mark Nelson Mandela International Day with an informal meeting featuring remarks by the President of the General Assembly, the UN Secretary-General, the Minister of Environmental Affairs of South Africa, the New York City Commissioner for International Affairs, representatives of the five regional groups, a representative of the United States of America, and SDG Advocate / UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation Forest Whitaker. The meeting will also include the unveiling of a new stamp released by the UN Postal Administration to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela and his 100th birthday.

In the afternoon, the Security Council will be briefed on the topic of cooperation between the UN and regional and sub-regional organizations (AU).

At 2:30 p.m., UN staff are invited to volunteer in the Harlem community gardens on 134 Street Farm (118 West 134th Street). DPI and the Office of the President of the General Assembly are partnering with the NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation to engage UN staff and the diplomatic community in supporting community gardens in Harlem.

In Geneva, at 12:30 p.m. in the Human Rights Hall, the United Nations Office in Geneva will hold a ceremony to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day. Remarks will be delivered by the representative of the Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva, the Permanent Representatives of Burkina Faso (Chair of Africa Group of Ambassadors in Geneva) and of South Africa, and the Vice-President of ATD Fourth World. The UN Jazz Club will provide musical interludes, and the ceremony will be followed by a reception offered by South Africa.

The City of Geneva will highlight the fact that 18 July is Nelson Mandela International Day before the start of an evening concert on the Ella Fitzgerald stage in Parc Lagrange by playing an audio clip of an excerpt of Mandela’s speech before the UN General Assembly and then mentioning the centenary of Mandela’s birth. The South African Permanent Mission has invited Geneva-based permanent missions to contribute food and volunteers to serve meals at the Salvation Army, and take part in other community service. A message to staff at the Palais des Nations also invites them to get involved in community service through the “Serve the City” website.

Thursday, 19 July

At 10:00 a.m. in Conference Room 5, there will be an event entitled “Measuring Progress Towards Target 8.7” organized by the United Nations University.

Friday, 20 July

At 2:00 p.m. the United Nations Bookshop is hosting a launch of The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela in honour of Nelson Mandela International Day and the Mandela centenary. The event will be moderated by Andrew Gilmour, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, and will feature Sahm Venter, the editor of the newly released book, and Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter and the author of the foreword.

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