Wednesday, September 21

[Webcast] United Nations Web TV: Live Schedule (Wednesday, 21 September 2016)

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

Watch the latest videos published on UN Web TV:

04:00 AM - 12:00 PM        (Switzerland, Geneva, Palais des Nations) Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law.
Theme: “Widening the Democratic Space: the role of youth in public decision-making”.
Organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights  

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM        (GA Hall) High level event on entry into Force of Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

08:30 AM - 09:45 AM        (CR.9) High Level launch of the Global Partnership For Universal Social Protection to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Hosted by the ILO, the World Bank Group, and the Permanent Missions of Belgium and France to the United Nations.

08:45 AM -01:00 PM         Security Council Media Stakeouts.
-  10:30am: His Excellency Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister for Foreign Affairs of  the Republic of France.

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM        Security Council: 1) High-level briefing on Colombia (7773rd meeting).
Identical letters dated 19 January 2016 from the Permanent Representative of  Colombia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council (S/2016/53)
2) High-level briefing on the situation in the Middle East (Syria) (7774th meeting).

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.

09:15 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."

09:30 AM - 12:30 PM        (CR.4) Improving the sexual and reproductive health of the adolescent girls: the role of First Ladies.
This event is organized by the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) with the support of several entities. With the participation of several First Ladies from Africa as well as First Ladies Canada, Japan and Dr. Jill Biden, the spouse of the US Vice President.

09:30 AM - 06:00 PM        (SO#3) General Assembly Media Stakeouts.
-  9:30am: The President of the General Assembly and the Directors of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on the High-level Antimicrobial Resistance Meeting.
-  12:30pm: Her Excellency Ms. Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of Australia and CTBTO Executive Secretary, Lassina Zerbo, following the Eighth Ministerial Meeting of the CTBT.
-  3:30pm: The Co-Chairs of the Informal Ministerial-Level Meeting on the Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq – debrief on main outcomes.
-  4:30pm: The Meeting of the High-level Panel on Water, including His Excellency Mr. János Ader, President of Hungary, His Excellency Mr. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, Her Excellency Ms. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and Dr. Han Seung-soo, Former Prime Minster of the Republic of Korea.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM        (Palais des Nations, Geneva) Geneva Peace Talks.
Even in the most hostile and challenging environments, there are many peace initiatives taking place that don’t receive the attention they deserve. The 4th edition of the Geneva Peace Talks, organized under the theme “Peace Happens!” will look to bring these initiatives and the people behind them to light.
Speakers coming from diverse backgrounds will share their personal experiences, stories and ideas to highlight that everyone can contribute to peace – be it at home or in a far-away conflict zone. The Peace Talks symbolically stand for a Geneva spirit to resolve conflict through dialogue and negotiation.

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (TCC) General Assembly: High-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance - Opening and Plenary segment.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become one of the biggest threats to global health and endangers other major priorities, such as human development. All around the world, many common infections are becoming resistant to the antimicrobial medicines used to treat them, resulting in longer illnesses and more deaths. At the same time, not enough new antimicrobial drugs, especially antibiotics, are being developed to replace older and increasingly ineffective ones.
Global leaders will meet to commit to fighting antimicrobial resistance together.

10:30 AM - 01:00 PM        (ECOSOC) General Assembly: High-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance, Panel 1 and Panel 2.
- Panel 1: Relevance of addressing antimicrobial resistance for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular the health-related goals.
- Panel 2: Addressing the multi-sectoral implications and implementation challenges of antimicrobial resistance in a comprehensive manner.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM        Press Conference: High Ambition Coalition: Climate Change.
-        His Excellency Mr. Mattlan Zackhras, Minister-in-Assistance to the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (host)
-        His Excellency Mr. Jonathan Pershing, Special Envoy for Climate Change, United States of America
-        His Excellency Mr. Pa Ousman Jarju, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change, Forestry, Water and Wildlife for the Islamic Republic of The Gambia
-        His Excellency Mr. Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Secretary of Environment & Natural Resources, Mexico
-        His Excellency Mr. Andrew Yatilman, Director of the Office of Environment & Emergency Management, Federated States of Micronesia
-        His Excellency Mr. Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy, European Union

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.2) The Death Penalty and Victims.
The High-level event is intended to inform discussion among Member States, with a particular focus on the impact capital punishment has on a broad array of victims, including murder victims’ families, the wrongfully convicted and the ‘hidden’ third parties, including the children of the condemned, legal actors and prison personnel who oversee executions. The event will also see the launch of an OHCHR new publication on the death penalty, Moving Away from the Death Penalty – Victims and the Death Penalty.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM        Press Conference: The host of World Environment Day.
Participants: The Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information (DPI), Cristina Gallach, Under-Secretary-General and UN Environment Executive Director, Erik Solheim, and Her Excellency Ms. Catherine McKenna, Minister for the Environment and Climate Change of Canada.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM        (CR.3) the 8th Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) Ministerial Meeting "Time to finish what we started".
Co-organized by Japan, Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany Kazakhstan and The Netherlands.

01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (ECOSOC) Making every woman and girl count - Launch of a Public-Private Partnership to close gender data gaps for SDGs monitoring and accountability.
The high-level launch event will provide an opportunity for world leaders to discuss how the global community’s complementary efforts, through their support to this Initiative, will help to close gender data gaps and contribute to sustainable development and better results for all.
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01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (CR.2) High-Level Launch of the Global Deal - together for decent work and inclusive growth.
The Global Deal is a new global initiative with the objective of jointly addressing the challenges in the global labour market and enabling all people to benefit from globalisation. The Global Deal is a multi-stakeholder partnership that aims to encourage governments, businesses, unions and other organisations to make concrete commitments to enhance social dialogue.
Effective social dialogue can contribute to decent work and quality jobs and thereby greater equality and inclusive growth, benefiting workers, companies and society as a whole. It is a win-win-win opportunity. The Global Deal initiative is a concrete input to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) especially SDG 8 on decent work and economic growth but also other goals including SDG 10 on reducing inequality within and among countries.

01:15 PM - 02:45 PM        (CR.3) Next Secretary-General: Transformed Process, Transforming the UN?
With the Security Council's deliberations on finding Mr Ban Ki-moon's successor at an advanced stage, the time is ripe to consider the qualities that the next Secretary-General will need to take the UN forward in the coming years, and whether changes to this year's process have improved the prospects of a strong leader being chosen for the job.  This high-level meeting will discuss the effectiveness to date of efforts to increase transparency and inclusivity in the process and the key challenges that the next Secretary-General will face during his or her term in office.
After the keynote presentations there will be interventions by guests attending the high-level event.
The guest list includes heads and members of high-level delegations, permanent missions, representatives of NGOs as well as the media.

03:00 PM - 05:00 PM        (CR.3) Large movements of refugees and migrants: Global challenge, regional responses, comprehensive strategy.
This High-Level Side Event will seek to explore the regional dimension of large movements of people across Africa, Middle east, the Mediterranean Sea, and Europe.
A panel of distinguished experts in the field of human mobility will lead the discussion and offer insights on issues such as the protection of vulnerable migrants, examples of solidarity and integration, combating human trafficking, saving lives at sea and effective international partnerships to ensure safe and regular migration and refugee flows.
Organized by the Permanent Mission of Italy

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.9) High Level Event on Energy Efficiency.
Organized by the Kingdom of Morocco.

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (TCC) General Assembly: High-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance - Plenary segment (continued) and closing.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become one of the biggest threats to global health and endangers other major priorities, such as human development. All around the world, many common infections are becoming resistant to the antimicrobial medicines used to treat them, resulting in longer illnesses and more deaths. At the same time, not enough new antimicrobial drugs, especially antibiotics, are being developed to replace older and increasingly ineffective ones.
Global leaders will meet to commit to fighting antimicrobial resistance together.

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.2) Invest in Sustaining Peace - Pledging Conference for the Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund (PBF).
Co-Hosted by the Governments of Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Objectives: 1- Expand the number of United Nations Member States supporting the Peacebuilding Fund.  2- Increase the volume of resources available through multi-year contributions.
Target: US$ 300 million for 2017-2019.
Participation: Ministerial Level.
Agenda: Remarks by the Secretary-General and the Co-hosts; Interventions from the floor by Member States with confirmed pledges.

03:15 PM - 04:15 PM        Press Conference: Launch of a new mobile app on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Participants: The Under-Secretary-General for DPI, Cristina Gallach, the Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, David Nabarro, and the Director-General of Groupe Special Mobile Association (GSMA), Mats Granryd.

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM        (ECOSOC) Equal Rights: Global Leaders Discuss Positive Stories of Legislative Change.
High-level meeting on role of political leadership and legislative reform in ending violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people globally.
Organized by the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands

05:30 PM - 08:00 PM        (ECOSOC) IOM Event (title to be confirmed)

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM        Press Conference: His Excellency Mr. Evo Morales, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

06:00 PM - 07:30 PM        (CR.3) Interactive High Level Panel Discussion on the Power of Inclusion and Diversity.
#DiversityIsStrength is an interactive high level panel discussion on how we can work together to better accrue the benefits of inclusion and diversity. Taking place on September 21, 2016 from 18:00-19:30 on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), and building on prior high-level events on migration and refugees, #DiversityIsStrength will explore four interconnected themes: the economic, social, cultural and civic benefits of inclusion and diversity. Drawing on expert practitioners and policy makers, the panel will explore the various pathways to pluralism that have led to positive change, and the work that remains to be undertaken.
Organized by the Permanent Mission of Canada
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06:15 PM - 08:00 PM        (CR.4) San José Action Statement: A Regional Response to Address Protection Needs.
This side event will explore common and individual commitments made in San José as examples of responsibility sharing as foreseen in the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF).
Sponsored by Costa Rica, Mexico, United States of America and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
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06:30 PM - 08:00 PM        (CR.5) Way Forward to Enhancing Innovative Financing for 2030 Sustainable Development Goals: Recommendations from 2015 Tbilisi Solidarity and Innovative Financing Forum (TISIFF).
TISIFF 2015 was the first attempt to consolidate the existing global knowledge in solidarity and innovative financing vis-à-vis 2030 SDG agenda.
Tbilisi Forum in 2015 has generated a set of specific recommendations how to enhance the work and potential of Innovative Financing for the 2030 SDG agenda.
Purpose of the High Level Meeting on Innovative Financing :
1.        To present recommendations from the 2015 Tbilisi Solidarity and Innovative Financing Forum (TISIFF 2015 Recommendations) co-hosted by the Government of Georgia, the Leading Group on Innovative Financing (operating) and the United Nations. The recommendations include options on how to strengthen advocacy and concerted action of multiple stakeholders at global, regional and national levels for generating more innovative financing for 2030 SDG agenda.
2.        To discuss 2015 Tbilisi Forum recommendations with representatives of multiple public and private stakeholders and agree on concrete steps for advocacy and operationalization of the new proposed platforms of innovative financing at global, regional and national levels.  
Event co-hosted by Georgia, France and the Permanent Secretariat of the Leading Group on Innovative Financing for Development.
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06:30 PM - 08:30 PM        (CR.7) Leveraging Innovative Finance to Address Refugee Crises.
Organized by the World Bank

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