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[Webcast] United Nations Web TV: Live Schedule (24 September, 2015)

United Nations Web TV Live Schedule for Thursday, 24 September 2015
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4), (Approximate ending time)

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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM        (CR.11) Launch of the Broadband Working Group on Gender Report.
The UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development's Working Group on Gender, co-Chaired by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and supported by ITU, will launch its final outcome report entitled "Cyber Violence Against Women & Girls: A Worldwide Wake-Up Call" in New York on Thursday 24 September. The report tackles the increasingly urgent issue of safety and security online for women and girls. 
Format: Working Group Co-Chairs Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women and Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP will launch the report before an invited audience of top-level guests. High-level interventions will be followed by a moderated panel discussion led by report coordinator Nidhi Tandon and featuring special guests including Baroness Beeban Kidron (award-winning director of the film 'In Real Life' and the leader of the UK-based iRights campaign), online activist Anita Sarkeesian, and others. The panel discussion will also provide for audience interaction.
The event will be filmed and selected Tier 1 media will be present. 
Event organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in collaboration with UN-Women and UNDP

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.6) Funding Low Carbon Transition: The Role of the Financial System.
High level side event on the role of international financial institutions, central banks and monetary policies in the low-carbon transition.
Within the framework of Climate Week New York City, France Strategie and the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei jointly organise a high level event gathering top-level experts, and policymakers in the fields of climate change, finance, and monetary policy, to discuss the possible contributions of financial mechanisms for carbon emission reductions.

10:30 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.7) Land Solutions: An Economics of Land Degradation Presentation.
Organized by Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM        (CR.4) Opening of the 39th Annual Meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM        Press Conference: Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda.
Speakers: Mr. Janos Pasztor, Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change and Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.
Guest: Mr. Santiago Villalpando, Chief of the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) Treaty Section.

01:00 PM - 02:45 PM        (SO#3, Main Delegates Dining Room) Presidential Roundtable on the Africa Urban Agenda.
African Heads of State and Government, Principals of UN system organization and of intergovernmental organizations, and non-state actors engaged in promoting sustainable urbanization and development of human settlements in Africa .  

01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (CR.6) Minimata Convention on Mercury.
This Special High-Level Event will provide important momentum to accelerate entry into force and implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the first new global Convention on environment and health in close to a decade. The negotiation process was chaired by Uruguay and concluded in Geneva, Switzerland. The Convention, which aims to protect the human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds, was adopted by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries on 10 October 2013 in Kumamoto, Japan. In Kumamoto countries as well welcomed the Swiss offer to host the first Conference of the Parties. The Convention will enter into force ninety days after 50 States deposit their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval, or accession. To date, 127 countries and the European Union have signed the Convention and 12 countries have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval, or accession, with the United States of America the first country to do so.
With a view to ensuring early entry into force and effective implementation of the Convention through full membership, those Member States in a position to deposit their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval, or accession to the Convention are hereby invited to do so at this Event. This Special High-Level Event on the Minamata Convention will include a ceremony for the deposit of such instruments as well as an opportunity to exchange views among high-level representatives of Member States present at the occasion of the General Assembly.
Event organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (CR.8) Short-lived climate pollutants and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The benefits from action to reduce short-lived pollutants on the Sustainable Development.
Organized by Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

02:45 PM - 05:45 PM        (TCC) First Ladies High Level Forum on Education
In the context of the World Education Forum 2015 (WEF 2015) organized by UNESCO in Incheon, South Korea in May which compiled to find solutions to ensure equitable and inclusive quality education for all by the year 2030, the First Ladies Forum on Education will bring forward leaders in both education and gender equality to discuss endowing youth of the world with the resource and opportunities needed to accelerate achievement of Millennium Development Goals and development of the post-2015 agenda of the United Nations.
Joint OIC-USFMEP Event.

03:00 PM - 05:00 PM        (CR.8) Safer Cities: A framework to address the universal access to safe and inclusive public spaces by the year 2030.
Focus - The Sustainable Development Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe and in particular, Target 7 of this Goal: By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities will be the basis of this panel discussion.
● Exchange and deepen the knowledge on UN-Habitat's Safer-Cities programme approach in the past 20 years.
● Better understanding of promising local government initiatives to promote safe public spaces
● Opportunity to bring together concerted global partnerships towards Safer Cities in the New Urban Agenda.
Organized by UN Habitat

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.11) Participation of Disabled Persons in the Post-2015 Development and Global Governance Processes.
Side event co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Japan and UN-DESA.

06:30 PM - 08:30 PM        (ECOSOC) AFFIN, Screening of Documentary "The pursuit of endurance"

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