United Nations Web TV Live Schedule for Wednesday, 9 December 2015
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4), (Approximate ending time)
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04:00 AM - 05:00 AM (Geneva, Palais des Nations) Press Conference: Launch of the new OHCHR report on the human rights situation in Ukraine.
05:00 AM - 07:00 AM (Geneva, Palais des Nations) Informal briefing by the OHCHR to member States on Ukraine report.
09:45 AM - 10:45 AM Security Council Media Stakeout.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Security Council: Maintenance of international peace and security (7573rd meeting) and debate on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) (7574th meeting).
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM General Assembly: 69th Plenary meeting.
- Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin
- The situation in Afghanistan
- Reports of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee)
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM (CR.1) AIESEC Youth Action Summit.
The AIESEC Youth Action Summit is a three day conference bringing together top young leaders with experts, government, business and thought leaders for a conversation around global issues and the new global agenda. It is a call to action from youth globally to focus on the impact beyond 2015.
Organized by AIESEC & the office of the United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth
Concept note: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/151109am-youth-action-summit.pdf
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (ECOSOC) Outreach Roundtable organized by The Field Personnel Division (FPD) of the Department of Field Support (DFS).
This second Roundtable will focus on ways we can continue to strengthen the dialogue between FPD and your country regarding opportunities for civilians in peace operations, with particular emphasis on suitably qualified and experienced female candidates. FPD looks forward to sharing information relating to various initiatives which have been introduced in recent months. We believe this ongoing dialogue will serve to strengthen our partnership and support a cohesive effort to identify potential pools of candidates in your country. We look forward to a dynamic discussion and your active participation.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Press Conference: The Permanent Mission of Ukraine on the presentation of a report on the human rights situation in the country.
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.
01:15 PM - 02:45 PM (TCC) International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.
With the participation of: Mogens Lykketoft, President of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly; Jan Elliason, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations; Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Permanent Representative of Armenia to the United Nations; Adama Dieng, Special Adviser of the Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide; Pablo de Greiff, Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence and other experts (TBC).
On 11 September 2015, the General Assembly adopted unanimously resolution 69/323 in which it proclaimed 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. The resolution encouraged all Member and observer States, all organizations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations and individuals to observe the International Day in order to raise awareness of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and its role in combating and preventing the crime of genocide, as well as to commemorate and honor its victims. The 9 December also marks the day the Genocide Convention was adopted in 1948.
Event organized by the Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM (ECOSOC) Human Rights Day 2015: Panel discussion on Human Rights up Front.
An opportunity to take stock on the Secretary-General's initiative launched two years ago.
Objective – Show the transformative potential of Human Rights up Front -- an initiative by the UN Secretary-General to improve UN action to safeguard human rights around the world -- at a time of extraordinary challenges
Speakers – UN Deputy Secretary-General; President of the UN General Assembly (tbc).
Panelists – High Commissioner for Human Rights; Permanent Representatives to the United Nations