Thursday, October 24

[Webcast] United Nations Web TV: Live Schedule (24 October, 2013)

United Nations Web TV Live Schedule for Thursday, 24 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 Jordan and Malaysia
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/UPRMain.aspx

09:45 AM          Security Council Media Stakeout [Consultations on Sudan/South Sudan and Cote d’Ivoire sanctions]

10:00 AM         (CR.3) 1st Committee: 16th 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:
http://www.un.org/en/ga/first/index.shtml

10:00 AM        (CR.1) 3rd Committee Meeting: 25th meeting
Human Rights [69b - 69c] - Special procedures
Introductory statements, followed by interactive dialogues: Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chair of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances, Chair of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances
Third Committee website:
http://www.un.org/en/ga/third/index.shtml

10:00 AM         (CR.4, NLB) 5th Committee: 10th meeting
Proposed Programme budget: biennium 2014-2015 - Revised estimates/subvention: UNIDIR and ECOSOC
Introduction & general discussion [item 134]
Fifth Committee website:
http://www.un.org/en/ga/fifth/index.shtml

10:00 AM         (ECOSOC) DPI/NGO Briefing: Africa-NEPAD Week 2013 - APRM@10: Perspectives on Transformative Governance and the African Agenda 2063, A Dialogue with the Diaspora, NGOs, Women, Youth and Academia.
The Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA), the Department of Public Information (DPI), the Permanent Observer Mission of the African Union to the United Nations, the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency and the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Secretariat are co-organizing a series of events to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM@10) on the occasion of the Africa-NEPAD Week 2013.
Programme:
http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/131024dpingo-africa.pdf

10:00 AM        (CR.2) 2nd Committee Meeting: 20th meeting
Macroeconomic policy questions: International trade and development; External debt sustainability and development; Commodities.
Introductory statements followed by “question time” and General discussion.
Second Committee website:
http://www.un.org/en/ga/second/index.shtml

10:00 AM        (CR.6, NLB) Panel discussion: Global consultation on the right to an effective remedy for trafficked persons.
Co-organized by the Office of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)


11:15 AM        Press Conference: Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran.
The Special Rapporteur presented his third country report to the General Assembly during an interactive dialogue on 23 October. In this report he touches on various issues reported to him, including the rights to freedom of expression, association, and assembly; the rights of women and members of ethnic and religious minority groups; executions; and the potential impact of sanctions on the country’s human rights situation. Mr Shaheed has made several official requests to the Government of Iran for a country visit since his appointment in August 2011. He continues to call on the authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran to collaborate with his United Nations Human Rights Council mandate with a view to cooperatively addressing the country’s human rights challenges.


12:00 PM        Noon Briefing

12:30 PM        Press Conference: Ms. Sheila B. Keetharuth, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea.
The Special Rapporteur will present the findings of her report, based upon her initial observations and information gathered from a variety of sources, including Eritrean refugees interviewed during a field mission to neighbouring countries. In the report, the SR provides an overview of the most serious human rights concerns in Eritrea, including cases of extrajudicial killing, enforced disappearance and incommunicado detention, arbitrary arrest and detention, torture, inhumane prison conditions, indefinite national service, and lack of freedom of expression and opinion, assembly, association, religious belief and movement. She addresses a number of recommendations to Eritrea and the international community aimed at improving respect for human rights in the country.


01:15 PM         Press Conference: Mr. Ariel Dulitzky, Chair of the Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances, Mr. Emmanuel Decaux, Chair of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances and Mr. Chaloka Beyani, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons.
The Special Rapporteur will address in his report to the GA his findings on recent visits to Sudan and Georgia. He will also detail the role of humanitarian and development actors in achieving durable solutions for internally displaced persons through development and peacebuilding in the aftermath of conflict. He will also discuss the situation of IDPs in Syria, and identify concrete measures to better address their needs.


01:15 PM        (CR.6, NLB) Panel discussion: Due diligence framework: A framework for accountability in ending violence against women.
Co-organized by the Permanent Missions of France and the Netherlands


01:15 PM        (CR.3) National Programme for the Voluntary Surrender of Firearms.
[Event organised by the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the UN]


02:45 PM         Security Council Media Stakeout [Consultations on the 1559 report concerning Lebanon].

03:00 PM        (CR.1) 3rd Committee Meeting: 26th meeting
Social development - Advancement of women - Promotion and protection of the rights of children - Crime prevention and criminal justice - International drug control - Advancement of women - Promotion and protection of human rights.
Introductory statements, followed by interactive dialogues: Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Chair of the committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.
Third Committee website:
http://www.un.org/en/ga/third/index.shtml

03:00 PM        (CR.2) 2nd Committee Meeting: 21st meeting
Macroeconomic policy questions: International trade and development; External debt sustainability and development; Commodities.
Continuation of General discussion.
Second Committee website:
http://www.un.org/en/ga/second/index.shtml

03:00 PM         (DHLA) Official launch of the Global Health and Human Rights Database - A new global resource for health and human rights advocates.
The Database has been developed with the assistance of a worldwide network of civil society partners, and currently features approximately one thousand searchable judgments from 80 countries, in 25 languages. It will be an invaluable resource for researchers, lawyers and activists seeking to promote accountability for the right to health and other health-related rights.
The launch will introduce the database to a new generation of health rights activists and will feature panels reflecting on development and future of the database and its contribution to the field.
Flyer (pdf):
http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/health131024pm.pdf

03:00 PM        (TCC) Panel discussion: Conflict resolution in Africa; eCommerce and cyber security; United Nations Measures for counter-terrorism; and views on International Law Commission Report.
Organized by Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO)


06:00 PM        (ECOSOC) UNOP 2013 Impact Showcase Legacy event

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