United Nations Web TV Live Schedule for Wednesday, 24 September 2014
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4)
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09:00 AM - 09:00 PM General Assembly: General Debate (24-30 September 2014)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CR.4) The Transformative Potential of REDD+: A Global Legacy in the Making.
"Forests epitomise the win-win solutions available in the context of climate change. They provide a wealth of environmental, economic, social and cultural services that contribute to the wellbeing of every human being. These services are being disrupted and destroyed as a result of the approximately 13 million hectares of forests lost each year. In particular, deforestation and forest degradation is estimated to contribute to around 12 percent of annual global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
REDD+ is a key vehicle for engendering the restructuring of the global political economy that is necessary for a successful global transition to a green economy. In Indonesia, REDD+ is a key entry point for a broader process of constructing a resilient, low-carbon national economy guided by the principle of sustainable growth with equity. Since 2010, when Indonesia’s REDD+ Preparedness phase (Phase I) was launched, the country has made significant progress in preparing the institutional, policy and social framework to support large-scale REDD+ implementation. Along with only a handful of other countries, Indonesia has completed the Preparedness phase and is now entering the second phase of its partnership with Norway, ‘Transformation’, whereby the wide-ranging changes necessitated by REDD+ implementation will begin to be realised.At the end of the Indonesia-Norway Partnership Phase II, Indonesia aims to be ready for payments for verified emission reductions by demonstrating achievements of REDD+ objectives in selected priority areas, thus entering Phase III – Contributions for Verified Emission Reduction.
On the sidelines of the 2014 United Nations Annual General Assembly Session, the Government of Indonesia will present its vision for REDD+, and outline the progress made so far. The objective of the event is to share and deepen understanding of the issues that Indonesia has experienced, and may experience in the future, on its path to achieving sustainable development and growth with equity. The key foci will be on showcasing the achievement of Indonesia on the reduction of emissions since the G20 in 2009 and to encourage further collaborative partnerships with other countries to promote the reduction of emission through REDD+."
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM (CR.7) Curbing illicit financial flows for domestic resourse mobilisation and sustainable development in the post-2015 era.
With the proposed target by the UN OWG to significantly reduce by 2030 illicit financial flows as background, this Side Event aims to identify concrete international actions needed in key areas for achieving this target, such as international tax evasion and avoidance, money laundering, bribery, and asset recovery; consider ways to overcome implementation challenges and how to more effectively mobilise domestic resources for sustainable development.
Event organised by the OECD and the Australian Mission to the United Nations.
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM (CR.2) Towards inclusive societies: empowerment and education as a strategy to prevent genocide (Ministerial Side-Event).
The aim of the side event is to explore how to tackle the root causes of hate speech, in particular via targeted awareness raising and educational initiatives and programmes for online communication. An important question in this regard is how and to what extent new communication and information technologies can serve as an educational instrument to foster an inclusive society and combat hate speech and violence.
Chair: H.E. Mr. Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs of Belgium
Panelists: H.E. Mrs. Irena BOKOVA, Director General of UNESCO (TBC), H.E. Mr. Adama DIENG, Special Advisor of the Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide, Mme Agnès CALLAMARD, Director Global Freedom of Expression & Information at Colombia University, New York
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Noon Briefing
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM (CR.5) Action 2015: How can the private sector help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals?
Organized by the Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM (TCC) National Perspective in localizing from intergovernmental partnership in the implementation of the MDGs.
Organized by the Mission of Nigeria
02:45 PM - 03:45 PM Security Council media stakeouts
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM (CR.7, English and French interpretation will be provided) Feeding the Planet – Empowering Women: The food and nutrition security challenge. Beijing +20 – Women for EXPO 2015.
- Feeding the Planet: Empowering Women. The Italian Perspective, Hon. Federica Mogherini, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy
- Empowering Rural Communities by Effective Access to Markets – The Role of Marketing Boards and Commodity Exchange, Hon. Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ghana
- Promoting Gender Equality in the context of Food and Nutrition Security, B+20 and post 2015 development Framework, Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women (tbc)
- Reaching Rural Women: The Key to Food and Nutrition Security, Ms. Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, UNWFP
- Improving Rural Women’s Access to Financial Services and Marketing for Agricultural Productivity, Ms. Irene Khan, Director-General, IDLO
03:00 PM - 05:30 PM (TCC, shared the afternoon embed code) Quality Education for the World We Want - Global Education First initiative (GEFI).
The Global Education First Initiative will hold a high-level event, ‘Quality Education for the World We Want’, bringing together Heads of State and Government, leading international advocates and UN principals to focus on the importance of quality education as a way to build a more equitable, prosperous and sustainable world.
Media Advisory: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/140924pm-education.pdf
03:00 PM Security Council: 7272nd meeting
Threat to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.
Foreign terrorist fighters.
Letter dated 3 September 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (S/2014/648).
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM (CR.4) Open Government Partnership High-Level Side Event.
Organized by the Mission of Indonesia
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM (CR.2) Innovation Mechanism of FFD.
Mission of Chile and France
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM (ECOSOC, tbc) Event with the Syrian National Coalition.
Organized by the United Kingdom
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM (CR.7) Engaging the Private Sector in the Post-2015 Era: Presentation of a Synthesis Report from Global Consultations.
At this high-level dialogue, participants from private and public institutions of the co-hosting countries will discuss a global report that synthesizes the main findings as well as views, experiences and recommendations from the national, regional and global consultations on “Engaging the Private Sector in the Post-2015 Era”. The report will be presented by the co-sponsoring Governments and the UNDG co-leads of the consultations.
UN Global Compact website: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/index.html