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28 gen - This document is for planning purposes only and is subject to change. Available online: http://bit.ly/2iQpxx7. To find out which events will be webcast see: http://unwebtv.live/schedule

Saturday, 26 January 

In the morning, the Secretary-General will attend the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan for a ceremony marking the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. He is expected to express his alarm at rising anti-Semitism, the proliferation of neo-Nazi groups and growing discrimination against minorities, migrants, refugees and others.

 Sunday, 27 January

 Today is the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.

Monday, 28 January

At 9:50 a.m., in the Visitors’ Lobby, the opening of the exhibit, Photos of Besieged Leningrad, will take place.

At 10 a.m., in Conference Room 1 (UNHQ), the 2019 regular session of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations will continue. This session commenced on 21 January 2019 will continue until 30 January. (DESA Contact: Marc-Andre Dorel,  Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. )

At 11:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, there will be a ceremony in observance of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. (Contact: Tracey Petersen,  Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. )

At 1:15 p.m., in the Visitors’ Lobby, the opening of the exhibit, Beyond Duty: Diplomats Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations, will take place. 

At 3:00 p.m., in Conference Room 2, a panel discussion entitled India: A Distant Haven during the Holocaust, will take place.

At 6:30 p.m., at the South Wall of the Conference Building, the opening of the exhibit Bracha. A Blessing. Back to Polish Shtetls, will take place.

In Geneva, at 5:00 p.m., in the Assembly Hall at the Palais des Nations, a ceremony will be held to pay tribute to those who perished under Nazi rule, and to reassert the commitment of the international community to uphold the values of human rights. This year, the theme of the commemoration is Holocaust Remembrance: Demand and Defend Your Human Rights. The Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, Mr. Michael Møller, will open the ceremony, which will be followed by brief remarks from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Michelle Bachelet; the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations Office at Geneva, Ms. Aviva Raz Shechter; and the Head of the Permanent Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, Mr. Walter Stevens. Mr. Benjamin Orenstein, a Holocaust survivor, will be the keynote speaker, and the Orchestre des Nations will perform on this occasion.

Tuesday, 29 January 

In the morning, the Security Council will hold consultations on Western Sahara.

At 1:00 p.m., at the Bookshop, there will be a ‘Meet the Author’ event for the book, Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom by Ariel Burger, with discussant Dr. Eva Fogelman.

At 6:00 p.m., in the Visitors’ Lobby, the opening of the exhibit, Lives Cut Short - Seeking Refuge During the Holocaust: The Short Life of Ruth Maier, will take place. 

In Geneva, at 9:30 a.m., in Room III, UNICEF will launch a US$3.9 billion appeal to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance to 41 million children living through conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies in 59 countries around the world in 2019. This year’s Humanitarian Action for Children Appeal launch includes a focus on the importance of child protection services for children in humanitarian crises. The speakers will be Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Director of Emergency Operations, and Lucia Elmi, UNICEF Representative in Mali.

At 12:00 p.m., in Room III, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), will announce its needs, challenges and prospects for 2019. The speaker will be Pierre Krähenbühl, UNRWA Commissioner-General.

At 3:00 p.m., in Conference Room 11, there will be a presentation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018. Contact: Daniel Schatz, Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. )

Wednesday, 30 January

In the morning, the Security Council be briefed on the Middle East; this will be followed by consultations on Syria.

At 10:00 a.m., in Conference Room 11, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research will hold an event entitled, UNIDIR space security workshop: a primer for delegations. (Contact: Daniel Porras,  Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. )

At 6:30 p.m., in Conference Room 4, there will be a screening of the film, Who Will Write Our History, produced by Nancy Spielberg, and written, directed and produced by Roberta Grossman. A discussion will follow.

In Geneva, at 11:00 a.m., in Press Room 1, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), will launch its first Technology Trends Report on the subject of Artificial Intelligence. This groundbreaking report focuses on: technologies and trends; comparing patenting activity to scientific publications; top players from industry and academia across different technologies and application fields; geographical distribution of AI patent protection and existing AI policies and future prospects. The speaker will be Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General.

In Brussels, at 11:00 a.m., at the Press Club Brussels, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, will hold a press conference to launch a report, Desperate Journeys – covering 2018 – which analyses the latest trends and data relating to refugees and migrants arriving in Europe. The speaker will be the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi.

Thursday, 31 January

At 11:00 a.m., in Conference Room 1, there will be a briefing for civil society entitled, A Matter of Humanity: The Rescue of the Jews in Albania during the Holocaust.

The guest at the Noon Briefing will be Mr. Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé, High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations.

In Rome, at 9:30 a.m., at the International Fund for Agricultural Development Headquarters, the 30th UN-Water meeting will take place; the meeting will continue until 1 February 2019. (DESA Contact: Nicolas Franke,  Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. )

Friday, 1 February

This week is World Interfaith Harmony Week. (1-7 February)

At 10:00 a.m., in the General Assembly Hall, there will be a High-Level event to mark the global launch of the International Year of Indigenous Languages. (DESA Contact: Amine Lamrabat,  Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. )

At 1:00 p.m., in S-237, there will be a press briefing by Ambassador Ndong Mba, Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of February.

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