United Nations Web TV Live Schedule for Tuesday, 20 September 2016
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-5), (Approximate ending time)
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07:30 AM - 09:30 AM (Delegates Entrance, SO#3) Arrivals
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM (GA Hall) SDGs Year 1 - High Level event to mark the anniversary of the Adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The President of the seventy-first Session of the General Assembly and the Secretary-General will be organizing a high level event to mark the first anniversary of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. The event will take place before the formal opening of the General Debate of the seventy-first Session of the General Assembly. The event aims to remind the world of the significant agreement of September 2015, celebrate initial progress, inspire continued focus and attention, encourage early and rapid action on implementation and look ahead to future opportunities. Heads of State and Government will attend this commemorative event and renew their commitment to the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Private line 1) SDG Media Zone.
The lounge is equipped with WiFi, workspaces and live stream of the various meetings happening inside the United Nations.The SDG Media Zone will act as a platform to create live content, connect and celebrate the initiatives of the global community working on the Sustainable Development Goals. It will highlight the launch of new initiatives and partnerships as well as ongoing collaborations for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Every hour high-level conversations will be hosted on the SDG Media Zone stage where Heads of States, UN leaders, CEOs, celebrities, young people and high level guests will engage in interactive 30-minute dialogues followed by a Q&A.
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM General Assembly: General Debate (20 - 26 September 2016).
The theme of the general debate of the 71st session is “The Sustainable Development Goals: a universal push to transform our world."
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Press Conference: Launch the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 University Parity Report..
Speakers: The Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, and UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson.
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM (CR.11) Decade of Action on Nutrition - Working together to improve nutrition outcomes.
UN GA side event organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM (CR.8) Countering and preventing violent extremism through education.
High-level meeting organized by the Permanent Missions of Albania, United States, Jordan, Morocco, the Observer Mission of the Holy See and the UNESCO.
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM (CR.7) Islamic Finance and Impact Investing for the Sustainable Development Goals: The way Forward.
Organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
12:45 PM - 01:45 PM Press Conference: His Excellency Mr. François Hollande, President of the Republic of France.
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM (CR.9) Equity and fisheries : rebuilding marine fish stocks under multiple stressors.
With the Sustainable Development Goal of the Agenda 2030 on the marine environment (SDG14) and the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) debate under the United Nations convention on the law of the sea (UNCLOS), the United Nations reaffirm the importance to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources in the context of global changes. Wildcapture fisheries (including small-scale fisheries) and aquaculture supply seafood to 4.3 billion people worldwide, particularly in the developing countries of the global South. Sustainable exploitation of marine resources in a global change context is vital to supply animal protein worldwide. This implies 1- preserving species, including emblematic large predatory fishes, 2- preserving ecosystem integrity and 3- preserving equity between Northern and Southern countries, i.e., fair access and trade. These requirements are challenging marine ecosystem science, which needs to address climate change mitigation and adaptation policies for marine sustainability in an ocean under multiple stressors.
Event organized by the Permanent Mission of France, in collaboration with Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD).
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM (CR.7) Africa Renewable Energy Initiative - From launch to implementation.
Africa’s renewable energy potential is considerable: By 2030, IRENA estimates that at least 300 GW of the continent’s installed generation capacity could come from hydroelectric, wind, solar and geothermal energy.
This opportunity is what African governments seized when they launched the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative at COP21. The initiative aims to increase Africa’s installed renewable energy capacity by 10 GW by 2020 and by 300 GW by 2030.
Flyer (in English): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/160920pm-africa-energy-english.pdf
Flyer (in French): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/160920pm-africa-energy-french.pdf
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM (CR.3) Urban Food Systems: The Nutrition Challenge.
Feeding the world’s growing population healthy food on a stable planet requires collaboration from all sectors of society and the role of cities is becoming increasingly important.
The core objective of this high-level side event is to highlight the need to take a holistic approach to urban food system challenges, and to facilitate integrated strategies and new collaborations that leverage multiple benefits. The event will include a series of keynotes and an interactive panel discussion involving prominent experts from government, academia, the private sector, the UN and civil society.
Draft Concept note: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/160920pm-eat.pdf
01:15 PM - 02:45 PM (CR.2) Mobilizing a Whole of Society Response to Refugees.
A discussion with senior government officials and civil society partners about creative ways of engaging all sectors of society to welcome refugees and to support the communities that receive them.
Co-organized by the Governments of Canada and Ecuador and UNHCR
01:15 PM - 02:45 PM (SO#3, Delegates Lounge) Luncheon hosted by the Secretary-General for the 71st Session of the General Assembly
01:30 PM - 02:45 PM (CR.4) Women’s Leadership and Gender Perspectives on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism - Global Leadership – Local Partnerships.
Terrorism and violent extremism are among the greatest security threats of our time. As the international community strengthens its efforts to prevent and counter these threats, the UN must show strong leadership. In particular, member states and the wider UN system need support on the “whole of society” approach recommended in the Secretary-General’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism.
The inclusion of a gender perspective and the need to listen to women’s voices when governments formulate their plans and strategies are inherent to the ‘whole of society’ approach.
The meeting will build on the existing knowledge base, including the Secretary-General’s Plan of Action, the GCTF/OSCE Good Practices on Women and Countering Violent Extremism, the Global Study on UNSC resolution 1325 and the vast amount of research that has been carried out within the fields of women, peace and security, and preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE), as well as women’s networks.
Event organized by the Permanenet Mission of Norway.
Concept note: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/160920pm-women-violent-extremism.pdf
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Press Conference: His Excellency Mr. David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM (CR.7) High Level Event organized by Network of Excellence Centers about Climate Change : Capacity Building.
Organized by the Kingdom of Morocco.
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM (CR.2) Upholding the Responsibility to Protect: The Role of Religious Leaders in Preventing Atrocity Crimes.
Organized by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN
03:30 PM - 06:30 PM (TCC) Leaders Summit on Refugees.
United States President Barack Obama will host a Leaders’ Summit on the Global Refugee Crisis on the margins of UNGA 71 on September 20, 2016 to galvanize significant new global commitments to: 1) increase funding to humanitarian appeals and international organizations, 2) admit more refugees through resettlement or other legal pathways, and 3) increase refugees’ self-reliance and inclusion through opportunities for education and legal work.
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM (CR.3) United Nations Secretary-General Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth.
Towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals: addressing health employment deficit as a pivotal opportunity to support attaining targets such as inclusive economic growth, decent work and universal health coverage.
Tribute to health workers: bring humanity where there is almost no more.
04:40 PM - 05:00 PM Press Conference: His Excellency Mr. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM Press Conference: Mr. Yasuhisa Kawamura, Spokesperson of His Excellency Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, on the Prime Minister’s schedule and activities.
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM (CR.2 tbc) Open Government Partnership Five Year Celebration.
South Africa's High-level event.
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM (CR.8) Social and Solidarity Economy.
Organized by the Mission of France