Thursday, May 12

[Webcast] United Nations Web TV: Live Schedule (Thursday, 12 May 2016)

United Nations Web TV Live Schedule for Thursday, 12 May 2016
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-5), (Approximate ending time)

Watch the latest videos published on UN Web TV:

09:00 AM - 01:30 PM        (CR.1) Sustaining Peace: Mechanisms, Partnerships and the Future of Peacebuilding in Africa - High-level meeting.
The main purpose of the meeting is to sustain and expand the political momentum for peacebuilding in Africa and discuss ways to advance the implementation of the General Assembly and the Security Council resolutions A/RES/70/262 and S/RES/2282 (2016) on the Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture, adopted on 27 April 2016. The meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the outcome and implications of the 2015 Review, including reinforcing UN-Africa peacebuilding partnerships and increasing financing for sustaining peace in Africa, building on cooperation with African regional and sub-regional peacebuilding organizations.
Organized by The United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) and the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA), in collaboration with the African Union Commission.
Concept note:

09:45 AM - 10:45 AM        Security Council Media Stakeout (Sudan/South Sudan).

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM        Security Council: Sudan and South Sudan (7691st meeting).
- Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei (S/2016/353)

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.4) Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Fifteenth session (9-20 May 2016).
Theme: “Indigenous peoples: conflict, peace and resolution”.
Organization of work:

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM        (Geneva, CMT+1) Human Rights Council: 25th session of Universal Periodic Review (2-13 May 2016).
Adoption of the reports on United Republic of Tanzania and Antigua and Barbuda.
The twenty-fifth session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group will be held in Geneva from 2 to 13 May during which the next group of 14 States are scheduled to have their human rights records examined under this mechanism.
The group of States to be reviewed by the Universal Periodic Review Working Group during this session are (in order of scheduled review): Suriname, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Greece, Sudan, Hungary, Papua New Guinea, Tajikistan, the United Republic of Tanzania, Antigua and Barbuda, Swaziland, Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand and Ireland.  The meeting will take place in Room 20 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
More information:

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM        Press Conference: Launch of World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2016.
Speaker: Mr. Lenni Montiel, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

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

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM        (CR.7) The Paris Climate Agreement, Indigenous Peoples and Forests – A training an dialogue.
Thisevent will provide an overview of this keystone agreement, examining the main provisions as they concern the rights and development agenda of indigenous peoples.
It will focus on the climate-forest interface, looking at the growing number of international, bilateral, national and local efforts to address deforestation and advance sustainable forest management under the provisions for REDD+.
UNPFII side event organized by UNDP/UN-REDD Programme.

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM        Press Conference [w/ Spanish/English interpretation]: Indigenous Youth - Overcoming the Challenges of Self-Harm and Suicide.
Speakers: Joseph Goko Mutangah , Member of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (Kenya);  Dalí Angel Zapotec, Co-chair of the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus (Mexico); and Sarah Lynn Olayok Jancke, Arctic Focal Point to the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus (Canada)

01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (CR.6) Women's International Forum Lecture: Dr. Todd Evans and Dr. Shahin Rafi.
Co-Directors of the Ansary Stem Cell Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine in a talk on: "The promise of Stem Cells for Curing Disease".

01:15 PM - 02:45 PM        (CR.12) 2016 International Day of Families.
Theme: Families, healthy lives and sustainable future.

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM        Press Conference: Sustaining Peace: Mechanisms, Partnerships and the Future of Peacebuilding in Africa.
Speakers: H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya and Chair of the UN Peacebuilding Commission;  H.E. Mr. Maged Abdelaziz, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa; and H.E. Mr. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support.

02:45 PM - 03:45 PM        Security Council Media Stakeout (MINUSTAH)

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM        (ECOSOC) General Assembly: Informal consultations on the follow-up and review framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level.

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM        (GA Hall) Opening Ceremony - 2016 Global Classrooms International High School Model UN Conference.
Organized by the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the UN

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