Friday, October 25

[Webcast] United Nations Web TV: Live Schedule (25 October, 2013)

United Nations Web TV Live Schedule for Friday, 25 October 2013
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4)

Watch the latest videos published on UN Web TV:

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 Central African Republic - Adoption of the reports on Saudi Arabia, Senegal, China, Nigeria. Mexico and Mauritius.

09:45 AM        Security Council Media Stakeout (Middle East)
[Ms. Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, will brief reporters following the Security Council consultations, around 12:30pm].

10:00 AM        (CR.3) 1st Committee: 17th meeting - Thematic discussion on item subjects and introduction and consideration of all draft resolutions and decisions submitted under disarmament and international security agenda items (items 89 to 107):
-  Other disarmament measures and international security cluster (Introduction by the Chair of the Group of Governmental experts on developments in the field of information and communications in the context of international security).
-  Other weapons of mass destruction cluster (continued).
-  Outer space (disarmament aspects) cluster (continued).
-  Conventional weapons cluster (continued).
First Committee website:

10:00 AM        (CR.1) 3rd Committee Meeting: 27th meeting
Human Rights [69b - 69c] - Special procedures
Third Committee website:

10:00 AM        General Assembly: 36th plenary meeting - Joint debate
-  New Partnership for Africa’s Development: progress in implementation and international support; Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa: reports of the Secretary-General (A/68/222 and A/68/220) [items 63 (a) and (b)]
-  2001-2010: Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa [item 13]

10:00 AM        Security Council: Briefing on the Middle East

11:00 AM        Press Conference: Mr. Abdelhamid El Jamri, Chair of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families and Mr. Tomás Ojea Qunintana, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

12:00 PM        Noon Briefing

12:00 PM        (SO #2) Media Stakeout: Mr. Matthew Nimetz, Secretary-General's Personal Envoy for the talks between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
[Trusteeship Council Stakeout (outside the Trusteeship Council on the 2nd floor of the Conference Building)]

01:15 PM        Press Conference: Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur on the right to food.
On the basis of eleven country missions, submissions from a range of States from all regions, and regional right to food consultations in Latin America and the Caribbean (2011), Eastern and Southern Africa (2012) and West Africa (2013), this report identifies where and how progress has been made in implementing the right to food, and outlines further steps that must be taken  towards the full and effective realization of this right.
The report emphasizes the interlocking contributions of states, civil society, courts, human rights institutions and parliamentarians to create an apparatus with the necessary participation and accountability to make progress, and heralds the emergence of a global right to food movement.

01:15 PM        (CR.3) Briefing: Technical challenges in verifying nuclear disarmament.
Co-organized by the Permanent Mission of United Kingdom and the United States Mission (First Committee experts)

01:15 PM        (ECOSOC) Panel discussion on Drones and the law.
Organized by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

03:00 PM        (CR.3) 4th Committee: 14th meeting
Effects of atomic radiation (interactive dialogue followed by a general debate) (item 49)
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03:00 PM        Press Conference: Mr. Christof Heyns, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions and Mr. Ben Emmerson, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism.

03:00 PM        (CR.1) 3rd Committee Meeting: 28th meeting
Human Rights [69b - 69c] - Special procedures
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