United Nations Web TV Live Schedule for Wednesday, 30 September 2015
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4), (Approximate ending time)
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09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Press Conferences
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Media Opportunities
07:45 AM - 09:00 AM (CR.6) Uniting Around the Principle of Humanity.
High Level Panel Debate co-organized by Mr. Peter Maurer, President International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) & H.E. Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs State of Kuwait
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Delegates Main Dining Room) Ensuring the Inclusion of the Right to Education in Emergencies in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
High-level breakfast Meeting organized by the Permanent Missions of Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Norway, Portugal, and Qatar to the UN.
Moderator: Mr. Nicholas Kristof, Columnist, The New York Times
Keynote Speakers: H.H. Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson and Founder of Education Above All; H.E. Mr. Gordon Brown, UN Special Advisor for Global Education; H.E. Mr. Jorge Sampaio, Former President of Portugal; Former High Representative, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.
The right to education in emergencies has also to be looked at from a development perspective, it should be planned from day one, as part of the development process and not solely as relief effort. Regrettably, the 17 Sustainable Development Targets (SDGs) with 169 associated targets do not cover the specific needs of education during emergencies. There is hope that the World Humanitarian Summit might provide a key opportunity to tackle this issue from a financial, policy and programmatic pespective.
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CR.2) OCHA: Humanitarian Action in 2025: A Forward-Looking Agenda.
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM General Assembly: General Debate (28 September - 3 October 2015)
09:45 AM - 10:45 AM Security Council Media Stakeout
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM (CR.4 North Lawn Building) Formal Establishment of SIDS DOCK. Island Energy for Island Life.
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Special Event organized by the Permanent Mission of Dominica to the UN
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM Security Council: "Settlement of conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa and countering terrorist threat in the region" in connection with the agenda item "Maintenance of international peace and security".
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (TCC) Restraining the use of veto in the face of mass atrocities.
High level ministerial event hosted by: H.E. Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development of the French Republic and H.E. Mr. José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM (CR.1) General Assembly: Commemoration of the International Day for the Total eliminaiton of Nuclear Weapons.
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.
12:45 PM - 01:00 PM (SO#3) Raising of the Palestinian flag at the United Nations with:
- H.E. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine
- H. E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
- H.E. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the General Assembly
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Delegates Dining Room) High Level Event on Women, Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice and the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Organized by UNODC
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM (ECOSOC) High-Level Event on the Humanitarian Situation and its Broad Impacts in Iraq.
HL Event organized by the Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the UN
01:15 PM - 02:45 PM (CR.8) Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC). Opening remarks only.
Norwegian Foreign Minister (Chair) Mr. Brende, and the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
The Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) is a 15-member committee that serves as the principal policy-level coordination mechanism for development assistance to the Palestinian people. The AHLC is chaired by Norway and co-sponsored by the EU and US. In addition, the United Nations participates together with the World Bank (Secretariat) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The AHLC seeks to promote dialogue between donors, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Government of Israel (GoI).
Organized by the Permanent Mission of Norway
03:00 PM - 05:30 PM (CR.4) High-level event on Migration.
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM (CR.11) 8th Ministerial meeting on the Responsibility to Protect.
Organized by the PM of the Netherlands to the United Nations
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM (CR.3) Women, Peace and Security in the Post 2015 development agenda.
The WPS Agenda and the Post 2015 development agenda are intertwined: sustainable peace is not possible without the meaningful participation of women and girls in development.
This side event will provide a platform for experts on gender equality and the post-2015 development agenda to discuss the synergies between these two agendas, capitalizing on the international attention they are currently receiving in the United Nations.
Event organized by the Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN.
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM (CR.6) Transitions to Democracy and Sustainable Development: Lessons from Country Experiences.
The Side Event will address whether lessons from successful experiences of democratic transition over the last decades are relevant to the current efforts of democratization in different regions of the world. The event will emphasize the trade-offs between short-term political reforms and long-term sustainable development gains. It will also consider the important role of leadership in transitions by addressing the role played by leaders in concrete situations of political, economic and social change that in each national context characterized complex and intricate transitions to democracy.
Side event co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Chile to the UN, International IDEA and the Community of Democracies at the 70th Session of the UN GA.