Thursday, October 15

[Webcast] United Nations Web TV: Live Schedule (Thursday, 15 October 2015)

United Nations Web TV Live Schedule for Thursday, 15 October 2015
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4), (Approximate ending time)

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

        09:45 AM - 10:45 AM        Ganeral Assembly media stakeouts

        10:00 AM - 11:00 AM        (GA Hall) General Assembly: 33rd plenary meeting.
Elections to fill vacancies in principal organs: Election of five non-permanent members of the Security Council [item 112 (a)]

        10:00 AM - 11:00 AM        (CR3) Fifth Committee: 6th meeting.
Improving the financial situation of the United Nations [item 136]; Secretariat statement on the financial situation of the United Nations
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        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (ECOSOC) International Day of Older Persons (IDOP).
Theme: Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment. 25th International Day of Older Persons.

        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.1) Third Committee: 14th meeting.
Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee.
Promotion and protection of the rights of children [item 68]  
 Introductory statements, followed by interactive dialogues
  Chair of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
  Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography
  Continuation of the general discussion
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        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.6) Africa Week 2015 - Annual Briefing to UN Member States on Two Reports of the Secretary-General and Presentations by NEPAD and the APRM.
This annual briefing will be structured in two parts. The first will be a presentation of the UN Secretary-General’s reports: “New Partnership for Africa’s Development: thirteenth consolidated progress report on implementation and international support” and “Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa.” This segment will also feature remarks by partners on the two reports. The second segment will feature thematic presentations on “The Key Role of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development in Implementing Agenda 2063” and “The Role of the African Peer Review Mechanism in Monitoring of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” by NEPAD and the APRM, respectively.
This annual briefing, based on OSAA’s mandated reports, is aimed at raising awareness of Member States and UN system entities on Africa’s emerging issues on peace, security and development and providing in-depth analysis and policy recommendations. Interactive Q&A discussions will follow each segment.

        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.2) Second Committee: 11th meeting
Globalization and interdependence [item 22]; General discussion
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        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.4) Fourth Committee: 7th meeting
Special Political and Decolonization Committee.
General debate on all decolonization items.
Fourth Committee website:

        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (TCC) Sixth Committee: 6th meeting
Legal Committee.
The rule of law at the national and international levels.
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        11:00 AM - 12:00 PM        Press briefing by Under-Secretary-General David M. Malone, Rector of the UN University (UNU) and Mr. Sebastian von Einsiedel, Director of UNU’s Centre for Policy Research.  They will brief reporters on a new volume entitled “The UN Security Council in the 21st Century.”

        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General. Guest: Mr. Yukio Takasu, Under-Secretary-General for Management. Mr. Takasu will brief reporters on the financial situation of the Organization.

        01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (CR.7) Celebrating the 2015 International Day of Rural Women.
Theme: Rural Women’s Empowerment through the Sustainable Development Goals.
Rural women are vital to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly the goal to end poverty in all its forms everywhere, end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture as well as to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment.

        01:15 PM - 02:45 PM        (CR.6) Advancing Women, Peace, and Security at Home: How Member States Can Take the Lead.
Panelists will discuss new research on women’s political participation, and the positive impact it has for the legitimacy and peacefulness of the state, and for achieving sustainable development. Panelists will also discuss steps that can be taken to integrate gender equality in governance structures, legal systems, and conflict prevention mechanisms.
Side event organized by the Permanent Mission of Thailand to the UN and the International Peace Institute

        03:00 PM - 05:00 PM        (CR.12) The Role of UN Business Operations in a Post-2015 World.
Organized by the UN Development Operations Coordination Office

        03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.1) Third Committee: 15th meeting.
Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee.
Promotion and protection of the rights of children [item 68]; Continuation of the general discussion
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        03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.4) First Committee: 7th meeting.
Disarmament and International Security Committee.
General debate on all disarmament and international security agenda items.
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        03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.2) Second Committee: 12th meeting.
Globalization and interdependence [item 22]; Continuation and conclusion of general discussion
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        07:00 PM - 08:30 PM        (ECOSOC) Oprah Winfrey event -  (Opening remarks and Q&A)

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