Wednesday, December 3

[Webcast] United Nations Web TV: Live Schedule (3 December, 2014)

United Nations Web TV Live Schedule for Wednesday, 3 December 2014
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4)

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latest videos published on UN Web TV:

09:45 AM        Security Council media stakeouts (Middle East (Syria))

10:00 AM        (ECOSOC) OCHA’s 3rd Annual Global Humanitarian Policy Forum - Symposium.
- Panel 1: The International Humanitarian System: Preparing for the Future
- Panel 2: Making Humanitarianism Work: Perspectives from Affected States and Private Sector

10:00 AM        (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)

10:00 AM        (GA Hall) General Assembly: 63rd plenary meeting
1. Social development, including questions relating to the world social situation and to
youth, ageing, disabled persons and the family: meeting devoted to the observance of
the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family [item 26 (b)]
2. Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and other organizations: draft
resolution (A/69/L.27) [item 123]

11:00 AM        (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        Press Conference: Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR): Inclusion saves lives - Toward a disability-inclusive post 2015 development framework.
Speakers: Ms. Akiko Fukuda, Community leader in DiDRR and Secretary-General of the World Federation of the Deafblind; Mr. Hiroshi Kawamura, Disability Group Focal Point, 3WCDRR; Mr. Masni Eriza, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Indonesia; and Ms. Elizabeth Lockwood, IDA and CBM, New York Office

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

01:15 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.

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.2) 2nd Committee: 36th meeting
1.        Sustainable development [item 19]
(e) Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa
Action on draft resolutions A/C.2/69/L.19 and A/C.2/69/L.56
(f)        Convention on Biological Diversity
Action on draft resolutions A/C.2/69/L.10 and A/C.2/69/L.55
(g) Report of the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme
Action on draft resolutions A/C.2/69/L.7 and A/C.2/69/L.57
2.        Eradication of poverty and other development issues: Industrial development cooperation [item 23 (b)]
Action on draft resolutions A/C.2/69/L.29 and A/C.2/69/L.58
Second Committee website:

07:30 PM        (ECOSOC) Special event on “The Untold story of 850,000 Jewish Refugees” – The Tale of Ancient Jewish Cultures in Arab Countries.
Screening of a movie and a musical performance.
Organized by the Permanent Mission of Israel

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