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[Webcast] UN Web TV: Provisional Live Schedule (February 1 - 7, 2016)

Just a heads up on the UN Web TV live coverage for February 1 - 7, 2016.

All indicated times are New York time (GMT-5), (Approximate ending time)

This is an early provisional list of scheduled events. The list will be updated daily on the UN Web TV site (
http://webtv.un.org) as more events are confirmed for coverage.

LIVE on UN Web TV
February 1 - February 7, 2016
Provisional Weekly Calendar

Monday, February 1, 2016

        08:30 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.11) Symposium on the Role of Religion and FBOs in International Affairs.
The 2016 symposium will focus on the theme of religion, violence and extremism. Listen to and discuss the topic with esteemed religious leaders, UN officials, university professors, and representatives of faith-based and civil society organizations. Speakers include, among others, Mr. Adama Dieng, UN Secretary General Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide; Mr. Jehangir Khan, Director of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force Office for the UN Department of Political Affairs; Dr. Azza Karam, Senior Advisor on Culture at the United Nations Population Fund; Dr. John L. Esposito, Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University; Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Dr. Clare Amos, Programme Executive for Inter-Religious Dialogue at the World Council of Churches; and Dr. Ganoune Diop, Permanent Representative to the United Nations for the General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Organizers: General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church; General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists; World Council of Churches
Co-sponsors: United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force for Engagement with Faith-Based Organizations; The Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations; Committee of Religious NGOs at the UN; and Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers
With support from: Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations, Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations
Programme:
http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/160201-symposium-religion.pdf

        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (TCC) Economic and Social Youth Forum 2016: Youth Taking Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda.
- Opening remarks: H.E. Mr. Oh Joon, President of ECOSOC
- Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Remarks: Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, United Nations SecretaryGeneral's Special Envoy on Youth
- Keynote address: Ms. Samar Mezghanni, writer and activist
The forum will discuss ways in which young people can play an active role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will also address how the youth can best communicate on the Agenda, bringing on board the innovative use of social media and communication tools.
https://www.un.org/ecosoc/en/events/2016/youth-taking-action-implement-2030-agenda-ecosoc-youth-forum

        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.
Guests: International Labour Organization (ILO) Director General, Guy Rider accompanied by the NGO AIESEC's Global President, Ms. Ana Saldarriaga. They will brief reporters on the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth.


        02:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.11) Symposium on the Role of Religion and FBOs in International Affairs.
The 2016 symposium will focus on the theme of religion, violence and extremism. Listen to and discuss the topic with esteemed religious leaders, UN officials, university professors, and representatives of faith-based and civil society organizations. Speakers include, among others, Mr. Adama Dieng, UN Secretary General Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide; Mr. Jehangir Khan, Director of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force Office for the UN Department of Political Affairs; Dr. Azza Karam, Senior Advisor on Culture at the United Nations Population Fund; Dr. John L. Esposito, Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University; Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Dr. Clare Amos, Programme Executive for Inter-Religious Dialogue at the World Council of Churches; and Dr. Ganoune Diop, Permanent Representative to the United Nations for the General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Organizers: General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church; General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists; World Council of Churches
Co-sponsors: United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force for Engagement with Faith-Based Organizations; The Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations; Committee of Religious NGOs at the UN; and Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers
With support from: Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations, Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations
Programme:
http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/160201-symposium-religion.pdf

        02:45 PM - 03:45 PM        Security Council Media Stakeout (Programme of work of the Security Council during the month of February).

        05:00 PM - 06:00 PM        Press Conference [Spanish/English interpretation requested]: Ambassador Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño (Venezuela), President of the Security Council for February 2016 on the programme of work of the Security Council in February.

        05:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (TCC) Economic and Social Youth Forum 2016: Youth Taking Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda.
The forum will discuss ways in which young people can play an active role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will also address how the youth can best communicate on the Agenda, bringing on board the innovative use of social media and communication tools.
https://www.un.org/ecosoc/en/events/2016/youth-taking-action-implement-2030-agenda-ecosoc-youth-forum
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

        04:00 AM - 06:00 AM        (Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland) Building a Better Tomorrow: Exploring Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for Humanitarian Effectiveness.
The event will launch two studies: 1)  World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2015 and 2)        Leaving no one behind: humanitarian effectiveness in the age of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Objectives of launch event:
- To present the latest trends and their implications from World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2015;
- To link these trends to the five shifts from Leaving no one Behind and show how evidence can support programming can take shape “in the real world,”, moving the discussion from the world as it is today, to the changes necessary to build an accountability framework.
Concept note:
http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/160202-geneva-launch.pdf

        09:30 AM - 11:00 AM        (CR.5) ECOSOC Youth Forum - Regional Breakout Session on Sub-Saharan Africa.
2016 represents a landmark year for African youth as it marks the 10th anniversary of the African Youth Charter. This comprehensive strategic framework was adopted in 2006 by African Union Heads of States and Government with the aim of achieving youth empowerment and development at continental, regional and national levels.
The Regional Breakout Session on Sub-Saharan Africa aims to provide an opportunity for the world’s youth, particularly African youth and those of the diaspora, to engage in an open and candid discussion on the challenges facing African youth, as well as the role of African youth in driving the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.
http://www.un.org/en/africa/osaa/events/2016/youthforum.shtml

        10:00 AM - 11:00 AM        (ECOSOC) General Assembly (Informal meeting): Comprehensive High-level Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011 -2020

        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.3) UNICEF Executive Board, First regular session 2015 (3-5 February 2016).
The Executive Board is the governing body of UNICEF, providing intergovernmental support and oversight to the organization.
http://www.unicef.org/about/execboard/index_86293.html
Programme:
http://www.unicef.org/about/execboard/files/2016-1-Rev1-Provisional_agenda-FRS_2016-19Jan2016.pdf

        11:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (TCC) Economic and Social Youth Forum 2016: Youth Taking Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda.
The forum will discuss ways in which young people can play an active role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will also address how the youth can best communicate on the Agenda, bringing on board the innovative use of social media and communication tools.
https://www.un.org/ecosoc/en/events/2016/youth-taking-action-implement-2030-agenda-ecosoc-youth-forum

        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.

        03:00 PM - 05:00 PM        (CR.3) UNICEF Executive Board, First regular session 2015 (3-5 February 2016).
The Executive Board is the governing body of UNICEF, providing intergovernmental support and oversight to the organization.
http://www.unicef.org/about/execboard/index_86293.html
Programme:
http://www.unicef.org/about/execboard/files/2016-1-Rev1-Provisional_agenda-FRS_2016-19Jan2016.pdf

        03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (TCC) Economic and Social Youth Forum 2016: Youth Taking Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda.
The forum will discuss ways in which young people can play an active role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will also address how the youth can best communicate on the Agenda, bringing on board the innovative use of social media and communication tools.
https://www.un.org/ecosoc/en/events/2016/youth-taking-action-implement-2030-agenda-ecosoc-youth-forum
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

        09:00 AM - 09:45 AM        (CR.4) NGO Briefing - Commission for Social Development, Fifty-fourth Session (3-12 February 2016)
Priority theme: Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world
https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/united-nations-commission-for-social-development-csocd-social-policy-and-development-division/54th-session-of-the-commission-for-social-development-csocd54.html

        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.3) UNICEF Executive Board, First regular session 2015 (3-5 February 2016).
The Executive Board is the governing body of UNICEF, providing intergovernmental support and oversight to the organization.
http://www.unicef.org/about/execboard/index_86293.html
Programme:
http://www.unicef.org/about/execboard/files/2016-1-Rev1-Provisional_agenda-FRS_2016-19Jan2016.pdf

        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.4) Commission for Social Development, Fifty-fourth Session (3-12 February 2016)
Priority theme: Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world
https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/united-nations-commission-for-social-development-csocd-social-policy-and-development-division/54th-session-of-the-commission-for-social-development-csocd54.html

        12:00 PM - 12:30 PM        Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.

        12:30 PM - 01:30 PM        Press Conference: Commission for Social Development (CSocD54) will hold its 54th session.
The 54th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD54) will take place in New York from 3 to 12 February 2016 at United Nations Headquarters in New York under the priority theme “Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world”.
https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/united-nations-commission-for-social-development-csocd-social-policy-and-development-division/54th-session-of-the-commission-for-social-development-csocd54.html

        01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (CR.6) ILO Briefing: World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2016.
The ILO's World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2016 provides a forecast of global unemployment levels, looking at the situation in developed, emerging and developing economies.
The report explores the factors contributing to an unstable global economic environment such as volatile capital flows, dysfunctional financial markets and the serious impact of decreased aggregate demand on enterprises, investment and job creation.
ILO website:
http://www.ilo.org/global/research/global-reports/weso/2016/lang--en/index.htm

        03:00 PM - 05:00 PM        (CR.3) UNICEF Executive Board, First regular session 2015 (3-5 February 2016).
The Executive Board is the governing body of UNICEF, providing intergovernmental support and oversight to the organization.
http://www.unicef.org/about/execboard/index_86293.html
Programme:
http://www.unicef.org/about/execboard/files/2016-1-Rev1-Provisional_agenda-FRS_2016-19Jan2016.pdf

        03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.4) Commission for Social Development, Fifty-fourth Session (3-12 February 2016)
Priority theme: Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world
https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/united-nations-commission-for-social-development-csocd-social-policy-and-development-division/54th-session-of-the-commission-for-social-development-csocd54.html

        03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.1) Interfaith Harmony: Implementing the Transformative Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Event organized by The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and The Committee of Religious NGOs at the U.N in relation with World Interfaith harmony Week 2016.


        04:00 PM - 05:30 PM        (CR.5) Briefing to all Member States on the High Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing Report.
Chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General

Thursday, February 4, 2016

        09:00 AM - 09:45 AM        (CR.4) NGO Briefing - Commission for Social Development, Fifty-fourth Session (3-12 February 2016)
Priority theme: Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world
https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/united-nations-commission-for-social-development-csocd-social-policy-and-development-division/54th-session-of-the-commission-for-social-development-csocd54.html

        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.3) UNICEF Executive Board, First regular session 2015 (3-5 February 2016).
The Executive Board is the governing body of UNICEF, providing intergovernmental support and oversight to the organization.
http://www.unicef.org/about/execboard/index_86293.html
Programme:
http://www.unicef.org/about/execboard/files/2016-1-Rev1-Provisional_agenda-FRS_2016-19Jan2016.pdf

        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.4) Commission for Social Development, Fifty-fourth Session (3-12 February 2016)
Priority theme: Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world
https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/united-nations-commission-for-social-development-csocd-social-policy-and-development-division/54th-session-of-the-commission-for-social-development-csocd54.html

        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.

        01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (CR.7) Innovations on inclusion. Leave No One Behind.
Welcome and introduction: H.E. Ambassador Kai Sauer, Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations
Opening Remarks: Dr David Nabarro, Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Panel Moderator: Mr Paul Ladd, Director of UN Research Institute for Social Development
1) Innovation to promote inclusive and accessible urban environments: Mme Vappu Taipale, Occupy Your Age/Valli, Finland
2) Innovations on data disaggregation through the SDG Project P20 focusing on poverty, gender, age and disability data: Mr Tony German and Ms Judith Randel, Development Initiatives
3) Participatory research project ‘Voices of the marginalised’ with older people and people with disabilities in Bangladesh and Tanzania: Dr Marion Steff, Sightsavers.
CSocD54 side event organized by the PM of Finland
Flyer:
http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/160204pm-finland.pdf

        03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.4) Commission for Social Development, Fifty-fourth Session (3-12 February 2016)
Priority theme: Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world
https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/united-nations-commission-for-social-development-csocd-social-policy-and-development-division/54th-session-of-the-commission-for-social-development-csocd54.html

        06:00 PM - 08:30 PM        (ECOSOC) Every Woman Every Child World Cancer Day event.
Scenario:
- Opening remarks by the Senior Manager of Every Woman Every Child and a Permanent Representative from a UN delegation as well as a short video message.
- Announcement of the movie and the screening of the 18 min long documentary "Lady Ganga".
- Panel discussion
- Closing remarks

                                                            http://www.everywomaneverychild.org/news-events/events/1293-towards-a-cervical-cancer-free-world-an-every-woman-every-child-event-on-world-cancer-day
 Friday, February 5, 2016

        09:00 AM - 09:45 AM        (CR.4) NGO Briefing - Commission for Social Development, Fifty-fourth Session (3-12 February 2016)
Priority theme: Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world
https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/united-nations-commission-for-social-development-csocd-social-policy-and-development-division/54th-session-of-the-commission-for-social-development-csocd54.html

        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.4) Panel discussion: Implementation of the Post-2015 development agenda in light of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Keynote Speaker and Panellist: Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the Human Rights Council.
Panellists: Prof.  Osamu Nagase, Visiting Research Professor of Ritsumeikan University, Japan; Ms. Li Xiaomei, Deputy Director- General, International Department of China Disabled Persons' Federation; Mr. Valery Nikitich Rukhledev, President, All-Russian Public Organization of the Persons with Disabilities «All-Russian Society of the Deaf» (ARSD), the Russian Federation; Ms. Christine Brautigam, Director, Intergovernmental Support Division, UN Women.
Moderator: Mr. Vladimir Cuk, Executive Director of the New York Office, International Disability Alliance (IDA)ulti-stakeholder panel discussion during the Commission for Social Development, Fifty-fourth Session (3-12 February 2016).
https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/united-nations-commission-for-social-development-csocd-social-policy-and-development-division/54th-session-of-the-commission-for-social-development-csocd54.html

        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.

        03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.4) Commission for Social Development, Fifty-fourth Session (3-12 February 2016)
Priority theme: Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world
https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/united-nations-commission-for-social-development-csocd-social-policy-and-development-division/54th-session-of-the-commission-for-social-development-csocd54.html
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