United Nations Web TV Live Schedule for Thursday, 19 June 2014
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4)
Watch the latest videos published on UN Web TV: http://webtv.un.org/search?term=2014-06-18
04:00 AM 26th regular session of the Human Rights Council (Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 10 - 27 June 2014)
09:00 AM (ECOSOC) Twelfth session of the General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (16 - 20 June 2014)
Discussion with Major Groups and other Stakeholders
09:45 AM Security Council Media Stakeouts (Peace and security in Africa)
10:00 AM Security Council: 7203rd meeting - Peace and security in Africa. Report of the Secretary-General on the progress towards the United Nations integrated strategy for the Sahel (S/2014/397).
10:00 AM (TCC) General Assembly: Informal interactive hearing with non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, the private sector and academia on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.
- Opening: Statements by the President of the General Assembly, the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization
- Round Table 1: “Enhancing international cooperation for NCDs: Mobilizing domestic, bilateral, regional, and multilateral resources, and building capacities for sustainable human development”
11:00 AM (CR.4) DPI/NGO briefing: "Every Drop of Water Makes a Difference"
12:00 PM Noon Briefing with guest, Mr. John Ging, Operations Director, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). He will brief on Mali.
03:00 PM (CR.5, NLB) UNDP Global Report on Gender Equality in Public Administration - New York Launch.
The global launch of the GEPA report provides an opportunity to present the first phase of the GEPA initiative, discuss the key findings and policy and programming recommendations outlined in the publication, and explore potential collaborations to support implementation in Phase 2 of the GEPA initiative.
Programme and concept note: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/140619pm-undp.pdf
03:00 PM (TCC) General Assembly: Informal interactive hearing with non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, the private sector and academia on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.
- Round Table 2: “Mobilizing whole of society efforts for NCD prevention and control at national and regional levels: gaps, solutions, innovations and collaborative multi-sectoral partnerships, and fostering private sector and non-health sector engagement”
- Closing segment
04:00 PM (CR.4, NLB) Massive open online courses (MOOCs) in the Developing World: Democratization of knowledge or academic hype?
Will massive open online courses provide worldwide access to quality higher education, as advocates maintain? Or will MOOCs, as critics fear, foster Western academic dominance, fail to serve those most in need, and undermine local institutions? These questions and more will be considered in a probing conversation featuring prominent global thought leaders offering a range of views on the pros and cons of MOOCs.
Organised by The Rockefeller Institute of Government of SUNY and the United Nations Academic Impact and sponsored by the Institute for International Education (IIE).
06:30 PM (CR.4) North American Student Energy Summit - Opening Ceremony (In partnership with the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All (UN SE4All)).
The purpose of the opening ceremony is to welcome the students attending the North American Student Energy Summit and offer them a chance to meet fellow delegates.
Programme (pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/energyforall140619pm.pdf