United Nations Web TV Live Schedule for Friday, 13 May 2016
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-5), (Approximate ending time)
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09:30 AM - 12:00 PM (CR.1) Transatlantic Slave Trade Commemoration - Global student videoconference: Celebrating the Heritage and Culture of the African Diaspora and its Roots.
The 8th annual global student videoconference links students in Senegal, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States.
Organizer: Remember Slavery Programme, Education Outreach Section, Outreach Division, DPI
Add flyer: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/160513slavery-student.pdf
09:30 AM - 01:00 PM (TCC) 2016 Sustainable Tourism.
The event will be an opportunity to Keep 2017 Sustainable Tourism year on the agenda and introduce it to opinion makers in the travel space, and familiarize new audiences with the SAMOA pathway as well as discuss the effectiveness of true partnership to effect change.
Organized by the Permanent Members of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS), and the Permanent Mission of Israel, in collaboration with the NGO Travel+SocialGood
09:45 AM - 10:45 AM Security Council Media Stakeout (1559 Report and Liberia sanctions).
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (GA Hall) General Assembly: 95th plenary meeting.
1. Election of the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme: Note by the Secretary-General (A/70/859) [item 113 (c)]
2. Appointment of members of the Committee on Contributions: report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/540/Add.1) [item 114 (b)]
3. Report of the International Criminal Court: draft resolution (A/70/L.47) item 78]
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CR.6) Sharing national practices: Ombudsman institutions – guardians of the rule of law.
This meeting will provide an opportunity to hear Member State experiences on developing their ombudsman institutions and ensuring that they function in accordance with international guidelines.
Organized by The Permanent Missions of Finland and Tajikistan to the United Nations, and the Rule of Law Unit on behalf of the UN Rule of Law Coordination and Resource Group.
Flyer and Concept note: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/160513am-ombudsman.pdf
10:00 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 Swaziland, Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand and Ireland.
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: http://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=19912&LangID=E#sthash.IPfkAjJr.dpuf
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: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/2016/Docs-updates/E-C.19-2016_L.1_Proposed-Organization-of-Work-for-the-Fifteenth-Session.pdf
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (ECOSOC) General Assembly: Briefing on the latest developments, as well as efforts and plans of the Secretariat on sexual exploitation and abuse involving international forces - Informal meeting.
Mr. Atul Khare, Under-Secretary General for Field Support, and Ms. Jane Holl Lute, Special Coordinator on improving the United Nations response to sexual exploitation and abuse.
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM (CR.8) Member States Briefing on Technical Information Session on the commitments platform of the World Humanitarian Summit.
Organized by OCHA
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM (CR.6) Every Woman Every Child Everywhere: To the World Humanitarian Summit and Beyond.
Currently 60% of preventable maternal deaths and over 53% of under-5 preventable deaths occur in disaster and conflict situations, making risk reduction, delivery, and financing approaches for these settings a critical focuses of the World Humanitarian Summit, and in achieving the SDGs. The briefing will provide an opportunity for Member States, the United Nations, civil society, and partners to discuss the objectives of the 5-year plan and how they are going to be met; its linkages with efforts on education, WASH, nutrition, climate, and energy (“whole of person” services); and engagement in major international processes, from Habitat III to COP22, that can address both preventative and emergency response for mothers and children.
Organized by the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations.