Friday, October 21

[Webcast] United Nations Web TV: Live Schedule (Friday, 21 October 2016)

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

Watch the latest videos published on UN Web TV:

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.1) Third Committee: 25th meeting.
Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee.
-  Address by the President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, His Excellency Peter Thomson.
-  Promotion and protection of human rights.
Third Committee website:

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.2) Second Committee: 19th meeting.
Economic and Financial Committee.
Second Committee website:

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.4) First Committee: 17th meeting.
Disarmament and International Security Committee.
-  Other disarmament measures and international security.
Briefing by the Chair of the Group of governmental experts on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security.
-  Conventional weapons (continued)
First Committee website:

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM        Press Conference: Taxation and human rights.
Mr. Alfred de Zayas, Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, will highlight the findings and recommendations of his report to the 71st session of the UN General Assembly on taxation and human rights.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM        Press Conference: Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression.
The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Mr. David Kaye, will speak ahead of his briefing to the General Assembly.

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        (ECOSOC) Collaboration between the United Nations and DC Entertainment on a campaign in support of gender equality using the character of Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman will be designated as the UN Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson and surprise guests will be present to accept the designation on behalf of the comic book, TV and film character Wonder Woman. The designation ceremony will launch a campaign supporting Sustainable Development Goal #5 on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

12:30 PM - 01:00 PM        Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM        Press Conference: Counter terrorism and human rights.
The UN Special Rapporteur on counter terrorism and human rights, Mr. Ben Emmerson, will present a new report examining the impact of counter-terrorism measures on the human rights of migrants and refugees to the UN General Assembly.

01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (CR.2) The Platform for Collaboration on Tax: A major step to boost international cooperation in tax matters.
Event organized by DESA, in collaboration with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Bank Group (WBG)

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.1) Third Committee: 26th meeting.
Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee.
-  Promotion and protection of human rights.
Third Committee website:

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.4) Fourth Committee: 14th meeting.
Special Political and Decolonization Committee.
Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects [item 51] - Continuation of general debate
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