Tuesday, December 2

[Webcast] UN Web TV: Provisional Live Schedule (December 1 - 7, 2014)

Just a heads up on the UN Web TV live coverage for the upcoming week of December 1 - 7, 2014.

This is an early provisional list of scheduled events. The list will be updated daily on the UN Web TV site (
http://webtv.un.org) as more events are confirmed for coverage.
LIVE UN Web TV
December 1 - December 7, 2014
Provisional Weekly Calendar

Monday, December 1, 2014

        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.1) 23rd International Conference on Health and Environment: Global Partners for Global Solution.
Organized by World Information Transfer, Inc., cosponsored by the Government of Ukraine and supported by UN DESA on the theme of "Our Children's World".


        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.3) Fifth Committee - 17th meeting
Fifth Committee website:
http://www.un.org/en/ga/fifth/index.shtml

        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Noon Briefing with guest: Mr. Simon Bland, Director of the New York Office of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). He will brief reporters on the occasion of World AIDS Day.

        03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.2) 2nd Committee: 35th meeting
1. Macroeconomic policy questions: International financial system and development [item 17]
Action on draft resolutions A/C.2/69/L.42 and A/C.2/69/L.48*
2. Sustainable development [item 19]
(b) Follow-up to and implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
Action on draft resolutions A/C.2/69/L.8, A/C.2/69/L.24, A/C.2/69/L.44 and A/C.2/69/L.531
(c) International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Action on draft resolutions A/C.2/69/L.18 and A/C.2/69/L.51
(i) Promotion of new and renewable sources of energy
Action on draft resolutions A/C.2/69/L.20 and A/C.2/69/L.541
Second Committee website:
http://www.un.org/en/ga/second/index.shtml
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.8) Accessible Technologies for Persons with Disabilities: Crossing the digital divide.
Commemoration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities at United Nations Headquarters (2 to 3 December 2014)
http://www.un.org/disabilities/

        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (GA Hall) General assembly: 62nd plenary meeting - Consideration of the reports of the First Committee.
1.  Reduction of military budgets: report of the First Committee (A/69/431) [item 87]
2.  African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty: report of the First Committee (A/69/432) [item 88]
3. Prohibition of the development and manufacture of new types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons: report of the Conference on Disarmament (A/69/433) [item 89]
4. Maintenance of international security — good-neighbourliness, stability and development in South-Eastern Europe (A/69/434) [item 90]
5.  Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security: report of the First Committee (A/69/435) [item 91]
6. Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East: report of the First Committee (A/69/436) [item 92]
7. Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons: report of the First Committee (A/69/437) [item 93]
8. Prevention of an arms race in outer space: report of the First Committee (A/69/438) [item 94]
9. Role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament: report of the First Committee (A/69/439) [item 95]
10. General and complete disarmament: report of the First Committee (A/69/440) [item 96]
11. Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly: report of the First Committee (A/69/441)  [item 97]
12. Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session: report of the First Committee (A/69/442) [item 98]
13. The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East: report of the First Committee (A/69/443) [item 99]
14. Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects: report of the First Committee (A/69/444) [item 100]
15. Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region: report of the First Committee (A/69/445) [item 101]
16. Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: report of the First Committee (A/69/446) [item 102]
17. Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction: report of the First Committee (A/69/447) [item 103]
18. Revitalizing the work of the Conference on Disarmament and taking forward multilateral disarmament negotiations: report of the First Committee (A/69/448)  [item 104]
19. Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly: report of the First Committee (A/69/449) [item 118]
20. Programme planning: report of the First Committee (A/69/450) [item 133]


        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Noon Briefing

        12:30 PM - 01:30 PM        Press conference: Ambassador Mahamat Zene Cherif of Chad, who will be the President of the Security Council for December, will brief on the Council’s programme of work for the month.

        01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (CR.8) Panel Discussion: “Mental well-being and disability: toward accessible and inclusive sustainable development goals”.
Commemoration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities at United Nations Headquarters (2 to 3 December 2014)
Co-organized by United Nations University International Institute for Global Health, The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center, DESA, and co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Argentina, and the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh
Moderator: Ms. Akiko Ito, Chief, Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, DSPD, DESA
Speakers: H.E. Ms. Maria Cristina Perceval, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations; Dr. Atsuro Tsutsumi, Coordinator, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health; Dr. Mark van Ommeren, Scientist, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organizatoin (recorded presentation); Ms. Saima Wazed Hossain, Chair of the National Advisory Committee on Autism in Bangladesh
Prof. Harry Minas, Head, Global and Cultural Mental Health Unit, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne; Dr. Kamal Lamichhane, Research Fellow, Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute; Ms. Kathryn Goetzke, Founder and Interim Executive Director, International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression; Dr. Takashi Izutsu, Senior Knowledge Management Officer, The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center
http://www.un.org/disabilities/
       
       03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.8) Panel discussion on “Creating enabling work environments”.
Commemoration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities at United Nations Headquarters (2 to 3 December 2014)
Organized by DESA.
Moderator: EOSG representative (tbc)
Speakers: Ms. Akiko Ito, co-Chair, Inter-Departmental Task Force on Accessibility, UN Secretariat (IDTFA); Mr. Kevin Cassidy, Senior Communications and External Relations Officer, ILO; Mr. Clarence Lee Brown, Senior Occupational Health Specialist, World Bank; Mr. Gopal Mitra, Programme Specialist Children with Disabilities, UNICEF; Ms. Betty Dion, Founder and Past President, Global Alliance for Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES); Ms. Elaine Draper, Director, Process Transformation of Barclays Bank; Ms. Venus Ilagan, Secretary-General, Rehabilitation International.
http://www.un.org/disabilities/

        03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.6) Member State Briefing: Dialogue on Participatory Monitoring and Accountability
Organised by the Mission of Canada

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.4) Opening of IDPD 2014: “Disability-inclusive Sustainable Development: The promise of technology”.
- First segment (10:00am to 11:30am): Opening session Commemoration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities at United Nations Headquarters (2 to 3 December 2014).
Performance by NY School for Special Education Followed by statement on the promise of technology by blind child
Moderator: Ms. Daniela Bas.
Speakers: Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under Secretary-General of DESA; H.E. Ms. Irene Susan Natividad, Minister, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations; H.E. Mr. Oh Joon, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations; Mr. Indrajit Banerjee, Director of Information Society Division, UNESCO; Mr. Abe Murray, Senior Programme Manager, Google
Ms. Clare Pelham, Chief Executive, Leonard Cheshire Disability; Ms. Venus Ilagan, Secretary-General, Rehabilitation International.
- Second segment (11:30am to 1:00pm): Panel discussion on “Disability-Inclusive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”
Organized by DESA, co-sponsored by Permanent Mission of Australia
Moderator: Ms. Akiko Ito
UNICEF Video: Tendekayi Katsiga’s Solar Ear (3.33 min.)
H.E. Mr. Guilherme de Aguiar Patriota, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations; Dr. Kamal Lamichhane, Research Fellow, JICA Research Institute; Ms. Debra Ruh, CEO and Founder, Ruh Global Communications LLC; Mr. Kartik Sawhney, Stanford University; Mr. Vladimir Cuk, International Disability Alliance (tbc)
http://www.un.org/disabilities/

        11:00 AM - 12:00 PM        (CR.1) Panel discussion: OHCHR & UN Women.
Bring women ambassadors on the Council and some UN officials from UN Women (The Exec. Director) and OHCHR, for a discussion on women, peace and security issues.
PANELISTS (5) -- On one hand three of the six women Ambassadors on the Security Council (probably USA, Lithuania, and Nigeria). On the other hand: The ASG for Human Rights, the Executive Director of UN Women, and the SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict.


        11:30 AM - 12:30 PM        Press briefing entitled “Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction: Inclusion Saves Lives - Toward a disability-inclusive post 2015 development framework.”

        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Noon Briefing with guest: Leonard Doyle, Spokesperson and Head of Communications for International Organization for Migration ((IOM).

        01:15 PM - 02:45 PM        (CR.4) Panel discussion on “Disaster risk reduction and emergency responses”.
Commemoration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities at United Nations Headquarters (2 to 3 December 2014)
Co-organized by DESA and the Nippon Foundation, co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Japan.
Opening remarks: H.E. Mr. Motohide Yoshikawa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations
Moderator: Dr. Hiroshi Kawamura, Focal Point on Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction, International Organizing Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction.
Ms. Akiko Fukuda, Secretary-General of the World Federation of the Deaf-blind Japan; Ms. Elina Palm, Liaison Officer of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Office in New York; Ms. Marcie Roth, Director, Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, Federal Emergency Management Agency, United States Department of Homeland Security; Dr. Elizabeth Lockwood, UN Advocacy Officer in New York, CBM.
http://www.un.org/disabilities/
Thursday, December 4, 2014

        09:30 AM - 10:30 AM        (Video Conference) MONUSCO: Live social media broadcast to mark MONUSCO achievement of current year and his plan for the upcoming year.
This will be as well an opportunity to celebrate 15th years of MONUSCO anniversary since its creation.
The idea is for the SRSG to interact with internet users in a live debate that will be video streamed and carried by PID social outlets (twitter, Facebook, Radio Okapi website).


        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Noon Briefing with guest: Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang, who will brief on her recent trip to South Sudan and Ethiopia.
Friday, December 5, 2014

        10:00 AM - 11:00 AM        General Assembly: Plenary Meeting. Consideration of the reports of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee)

        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Noon Briefing

        12:45 PM - 01:45 PM        Press briefing sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Hungary on the theme “strengthening the family for sustainable development.”
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014

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