Thursday, April 21

[Webcast] United Nations Web TV: Live Schedule (Thursday, 21 April 2016)

United Nations Web TV Live Schedule for Thursday, 21 April 2016
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-5), (Approximate ending time)

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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM        (TCC) General Assembly: Thirtieth special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem (5th plenary meeting).
- General debate (continued)
The Special Session will be an important milestone in achieving the goals set in the policy document of 2009 "Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem", which defined action to be taken by Member States as well as goals to be achieved by 2019.
http://www.unodc.org/ungass2016/index.html

09:00 AM - 02:30 PM        (GA Hall) General Assembly: High Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Opening Ceremony
- Plenary
This event will serve to significantly increase international awareness and political momentum around the implementation of the SDGs. It will bring together global political, business and civil society leaders in New York to focus on kick-starting SDG implementation. It will also be a unique opportunity to address the synergy between the COP21 outcome and the 2030 Agenda. Leaders will be offered a platform to catalyse action, discuss concrete steps forward and mobilize potential implementation partners.
http://www.un.org/pga/70/events/sdgs/

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM        Press Conference: "Transforming public institutions and monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals" by the Chairperson and Members of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA).
Speakers: Chairperson, José R. Castelazo (Former President, Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública, Mexico); Vice-Chairperson,  Allan Rosenbaum (Director, Institute for Public Management and Community Service, Florida International University); Committee member, Pontso Susan Matumelo Sekatle (Minister, Local Government and Chieftainship Affairs, Government of Lesotho)


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM        (Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland) 9th edition of the Geneva Lecture Series: "A Civil Peace by Civil Society - Tunisian Experiences for the Future of the Region" with the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, Nobel Peace Prize laureate 2015.
Organized by UNITAR.
https://www.unitar.org/gls/

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (ECOSOC) General Assembly: High Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Panel Discussion 1.
Interactive Panel Discussion 1: Financing poverty eradication and sustainable development.
This event will serve to significantly increase international awareness and political momentum around the implementation of the SDGs. It will bring together global political, business and civil society leaders in New York to focus on kick-starting SDG implementation. It will also be a unique opportunity to address the synergy between the COP21 outcome and the 2030 Agenda. Leaders will be offered a platform to catalyse action, discuss concrete steps forward and mobilize potential implementation partners.
http://www.un.org/pga/70/events/sdgs/

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.4) General Assembly: Thirtieth special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem (Round Table 4).
Round Table 4: Cross-cutting issues: new challenges, threats and realities in preventing and addressing the world drug problem in compliance with relevant international law, including the three drug control conventions; strengthening the principle of common and shared responsibility and international cooperation.
The Special Session will be an important milestone in achieving the goals set in the policy document of 2009 "Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem", which defined action to be taken by Member States as well as goals to be achieved by 2019.
Background note:
http://www.unodc.org/documents/ungass2016//Background/RTpapers/Roundtable_4_FINAL_12April_clean.pdf

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.6) Fifteenth session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA 2016).
The Committee is responsible for supporting the work of ECOSOC concerning the promotion and development of public administration and governance among Member States, in connection with the UN Millennium Development Goals.
https://publicadministration.un.org/en/CEPA

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM        Press Conference: H.E. Evo Morales Ayma, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia on the Special Session of the UN General Assembly on the World Drug Problem.
[Spanish/English interpretation requested]


12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General. Guests Forest Whitaker, Sustainable Development Goals Advocate and Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM        (CR.5) Communicating the SDGs for Everyone.
Organized by UNDP (United Nations SDG Action Campaign)
Flyer:
http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/160421pm-sdgs-com.pdf

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM        Press Conference: Ambassador Wang Xiaolong, Sous-Sherpa and Special Envoy of G20 Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of People's Republic of China.

02:00 PM - 05:00 PM        (CR.4) General Assembly: Thirtieth special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem (Round Table 5).
Round Table 5: Alternative development; regional, interregional and international cooperation on development-oriented balanced drug control policy; addressing socioeconomic issues.  
The Special Session will be an important milestone in achieving the goals set in the policy document of 2009 "Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem", which defined action to be taken by Member States as well as goals to be achieved by 2019.
Background note:
http://www.unodc.org/documents/ungass2016//Background/RTpapers/Roundtable_5_FINAL_12April_clean.pdf

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM        Press Conference: Minister of Environment of Ecuador, Daniel Ortega.

03:00 PM - 04:30 PM        (CR.8) The Ocean, a solution for climate change and sustainable development.
Meeting organized by the Permanent Mission of France to the UN.
This meeting will be an opportunity to reinforce the high-level political pledge in favor of oceans and climate change, to communicate on first achievements and to strengthen the implementation of concrete and visible action in 2016. Initiatives carried by African governments and the World Bank for an African ocean agenda, by the international scientific community on oceans, and on integrated management of small island territories will be particularly highlighted.
In the presence of Ségolène Royal, COP President, French Minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, in charge of International Relations on Climate.
Flyer:
http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/160421pm-ocean-france.pdf

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (GA Hall) General Assembly: Thirtieth special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem (6th plenary meeting).
- General debate (continued)
The Special Session will be an important milestone in achieving the goals set in the policy document of 2009 "Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem", which defined action to be taken by Member States as well as goals to be achieved by 2019.
http://www.unodc.org/ungass2016/index.html

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (ECOSOC) General Assembly: High Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Panel Discussion 2.
Interactive Panel Discussion 2: Technology and Data for SDGs.
This event will serve to significantly increase international awareness and political momentum around the implementation of the SDGs. It will bring together global political, business and civil society leaders in New York to focus on kick-starting SDG implementation. It will also be a unique opportunity to address the synergy between the COP21 outcome and the 2030 Agenda. Leaders will be offered a platform to catalyse action, discuss concrete steps forward and mobilize potential implementation partners.
http://www.un.org/pga/70/events/sdgs/

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.6) Fifteenth session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA 2016).
The Committee is responsible for supporting the work of ECOSOC concerning the promotion and development of public administration and governance among Member States, in connection with the UN Millennium Development Goals.
https://publicadministration.un.org/en/CEPA

03:00 PM - 09:00 PM        (TCC) General Assembly: High Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Plenary (continued)
This event will serve to significantly increase international awareness and political momentum around the implementation of the SDGs. It will bring together global political, business and civil society leaders in New York to focus on kick-starting SDG implementation. It will also be a unique opportunity to address the synergy between the COP21 outcome and the 2030 Agenda. Leaders will be offered a platform to catalyse action, discuss concrete steps forward and mobilize potential implementation partners.
http://www.un.org/pga/70/events/sdgs/

06:00 PM - 07:30 PM        (SO#2, East Lounge) President of the General Assembly High Level Reception.

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