Tuesday, October 22

[Webcast] United Nations Web TV: Live Schedule (22 October, 2013)

United Nations Web TV Live Schedule for Tuesday, 22 October 2013
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4)


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04:00 AM - 12:00 PM        17th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) (Palais des Nations, Geneva, 21 October - 1 November 2013)
Review of China and Nigeria

09:45 AM        Security Council Media Stakeout

10:00 AM        (TCC) 6th Committee: 16th meeting
-  Consideration of prevention of transboundary harm from hazardous activities and allocation of loss in the case of such harm [83]
-  The law of transboundary aquifers [87]
Sixth Committee website:

10:00 AM        (CR.3) 1st Committee: 14th meeting - Thematic discussion on specific subjects and introduction and consideration of all draft resolutions submitted under agenda items, including:
(a) Exchange with the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs and other high-level officials in the field of arms control and disarmament
(b) Panel discussions and exchanges with independent experts
First Committee website:

10:00 AM         Security Council: Open Debate: The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question
7047th meeting

10:00 AM        (CR.1) 3rd Committee Meeting: 21st meeting
1.  Promotion and protection of human rights (Item 69).
Introductory statements, followed by an interactive dialogue:
-  Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
-  Chair of the Committee against Torture
-  Chair of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture
Third Committee website:

10:00 AM        (CR.2) 2nd Committee Meeting: 16th meeting
Information and communications technologies for development.
Second Committee website:

12:00 PM        Noon Briefing

01:15 PM        Press Conference: Mr. Juan E. Mendez, Special Rapporteur on torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
The Special Rapporteur reflects on targeted areas of the ongoing review of the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (adopted in 1955) and offers a set of procedural standards and safeguards from the perspective of the prohibition of torture or other ill-treatment that should, as a matter of law and policy, be applied, at a minimum, to all cases of deprivation of liberty.

03:00 PM        (CR.3) 4th Committee: 12th meeting
International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space (interactive dialogue followed by a general debate) (item 50)
1. Introductory statement by the Chair of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
2. General debate
Fourth Committee website:

03:00 PM        (CR.1) 3rd Committee Meeting: 22nd meeting
1.        Advancement of women [item 28 (a)]
2.        Crime prevention and criminal justice [item 108]
3.        Promotion and protection of human rights (A/68/487) [item 69]
Introductory statements, followed by an interactive dialogue:
-  Chair of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
-  Chair of the Committee on Human Rights
-  Chair of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Third Committee website:

03:00 PM        2nd Committee Meeting: 17th meeting
Joint meeting of the Second Committee and the Economic and Social Council on “Inequality, Growth and the Global Economic Outlook”
Second Committee website:

03:00 PM        (DHLA) Torture: Review of the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (SMR) - Preventing torture and ill-treatment?
Moderated by Mr. Juan E. Méndez, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
The United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (SMR) have remained an authoritative and vital set of generally accepted principles and practices for the treatment and management of prisoners since their adoption in 1955.  In 2012 a process of revision of the SMRs was initiated by the Gen-eral Assembly Resolution 65/230 seeking to incorporate best practices and recent advances in correctional science and international law.
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