Saturday, January 21

[Webcast] UN Web TV: Provisional Live Schedule (23 - 29 January, 2016)

Just a heads up on the UN Web TV live coverage for the week of 23 - 29 January, 2017.

All indicated times are New York time (GMT-5), (Approximate ending time)

This is an early provisional list of scheduled events. The list will be updated daily on the UN Web TV site (
http://webtv.un.org) as more events are confirmed for coverage.
LIVE on UN WEB TV
January 23 - January 29, 2017
Provisional Weekly Calendar

Monday, January 23, 2017

        09:00 AM - 12:30 PM        (CR.11) Third Annual Symposium: The Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs.
Thematic Focus: Just, Inclusive and Sustainable Peace.
The Symposium will address cooperation among faith-based organizations, Member States, civil society and international and regional organizations, including the United Nations, in fostering just, inclusive and sustainable peace. The Symposium will highlight different perspectives on this topic and examine issues that can contribute to promoting just and sustainable peace, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or inhibiting just and sustainable peace, including in settings where there are lingering conflicts and endemic poverty. Two case studies will be also presented, namely Colombia and the Philippines, with an assessment of how their respective peace processes have addressed the promotion of a just peace, the cessation of hostilities and steps towards achieving sustainable peace.
Organized by: General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church, General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, World Council of Churches
Co-sponsored by: The United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force for Engagement with Faith-based Organizations, The Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations.


        09:45 AM - 10:45 AM        Security Council Media Stakeouts (South Sudan).
United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)
http://unmiss.unmissions.org/

        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.
Guest: Toby Lanzer, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, on the latest developments in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.


        01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (CR.1) 2017 Global Infrastructure Forum.
Co-organized by the Financing for Development Office, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the European Investment Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.


        01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (CR.4) Dr. Paul Bloom, Professor of Psychology at Yale University talking about “Against Empathy”.
A lecture organized by Women’s International Forum.
http://womensinternationalforum.org/events/past-events-2016-2017/upcoming-event-2/save-the-date/

        01:30 PM - 05:45 PM        (CR.11) Third Annual Symposium: The Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs.
Thematic Focus: Just, Inclusive and Sustainable Peace.
The Symposium will address cooperation among faith-based organizations, Member States, civil society and international and regional organizations, including the United Nations, in fostering just, inclusive and sustainable peace. The Symposium will highlight different perspectives on this topic and examine issues that can contribute to promoting just and sustainable peace, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or inhibiting just and sustainable peace, including in settings where there are lingering conflicts and endemic poverty. Two case studies will be also presented, namely Colombia and the Philippines, with an assessment of how their respective peace processes have addressed the promotion of a just peace, the cessation of hostilities and steps towards achieving sustainable peace.
Organized by: General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church, General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, World Council of Churches
Co-sponsored by: The United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force for Engagement with Faith-based Organizations, The Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations.


        02:45 PM - 03:45 PM        Security Council Media Stakeout (Cyprus).
The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)
https://unficyp.unmissions.org/

        03:00 PM - 05:00 PM        (CR.8) Responsible governance, disarmament and non-proliferation for progress and sustainable development - Brainstorming session.
The Permanent Missions of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Suriname to the United Nations and the United Nations Development Programme are organising a brainstorming event in an attempt to promote new ideas and initiatives to contribute to a universal push for sustainable development through an interdisciplinary dialogue within the UN system and beyond.
The brainstorming session will seek to discuss creative visions of transforming the world through approaches beyond the existing paradigm. The event aims to trigger new ideas on how to promote development priorities over military considerations. The exchange of ideas will also try to foster possible partnerships on the cross-cutting issues related to disarmament, non-proliferation and sustainable development.
Concept note:
http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/170123pm-belarus.pdf
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

        09:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (TCC) General Assembly: Building Sustainable Peace for all: Synergies between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustaining Peace - High Level Dialogue.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the concept of Sustaining Peace, as outlined in Security Council resolution 2282 (2016) and General Assembly resolution 701262, are complementary and mutually reinforcing. Sustainable development underpins sustainable peace and more peaceful and inclusive societies create an environment conducive to sustainable development. Sustainable peace is both an enabler and an outcome of sustainable development.
- Opening segment
- High-level segment and plenary debate
- Interactive panel discussion on taking a comprehensive approach to sustainable development and sustaining peace
http://www.un.org/pga/71/event-latest/building-sustainable-peace-for-all-synergies-between-the-2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development-and-sustaining-peace/

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

        03:00 PM - 05:30 PM        (CR.1) General Assembly: Building Sustainable Peace for all: Synergies between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustaining Peace - High Level Dialogue (Workshop 1).
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the concept of Sustaining Peace, as outlined in Security Council resolution 2282 (2016) and General Assembly resolution 701262, are complementary and mutually reinforcing. Sustainable development underpins sustainable peace and more peaceful and inclusive societies create an environment conducive to sustainable development. Sustainable peace is both an enabler and an outcome of sustainable development.
- Empowering women and youth for peace and sustainable development
http://www.un.org/pga/71/event-latest/building-sustainable-peace-for-all-synergies-between-the-2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development-and-sustaining-peace/

        03:00 PM - 05:30 PM        (CR.11) General Assembly: Building Sustainable Peace for all: Synergies between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustaining Peace - High Level Dialogue (Workshop 2).
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the concept of Sustaining Peace, as outlined in Security Council resolution 2282 (2016) and General Assembly resolution 701262, are complementary and mutually reinforcing. Sustainable development underpins sustainable peace and more peaceful and inclusive societies create an environment conducive to sustainable development. Sustainable peace is both an enabler and an outcome of sustainable development.
- Managing natural resources for peace and sustainable development
http://www.un.org/pga/71/event-latest/building-sustainable-peace-for-all-synergies-between-the-2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development-and-sustaining-peace/

        03:00 PM - 05:30 PM        (CR.12) General Assembly: Building Sustainable Peace for all: Synergies between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustaining Peace - High Level Dialogue (Workshop 3).
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the concept of Sustaining Peace, as outlined in Security Council resolution 2282 (2016) and General Assembly resolution 701262, are complementary and mutually reinforcing. Sustainable development underpins sustainable peace and more peaceful and inclusive societies create an environment conducive to sustainable development. Sustainable peace is both an enabler and an outcome of sustainable development.
- Strengthening transparent, inclusive, and accountable institutions
http://www.un.org/pga/71/event-latest/building-sustainable-peace-for-all-synergies-between-the-2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development-and-sustaining-peace/

        03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (TCC) General Assembly: Building Sustainable Peace for all: Synergies between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustaining Peace - High Level Dialogue.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the concept of Sustaining Peace, as outlined in Security Council resolution 2282 (2016) and General Assembly resolution 701262, are complementary and mutually reinforcing. Sustainable development underpins sustainable peace and more peaceful and inclusive societies create an environment conducive to sustainable development. Sustainable peace is both an enabler and an outcome of sustainable development.
- Plenary debate (continued)
- Interactive discussion among the moderators of Workshops 1, 2 and 3.
- Closing
http://www.un.org/pga/71/event-latest/building-sustainable-peace-for-all-synergies-between-the-2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development-and-sustaining-peace/
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

        11:00 AM - 12:30 PM        (CR.12) Accelerating Implementation of the SDGs: A Civil Society Dialogue with H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly.
Hosted by World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA). #MeetUNPGA


        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        (CR.8) The water-food nexus: tackling water scarcity in the context of sustainable development - Technical Briefing.
The technical briefing will discuss how countries can address the dilemma of food production under limited water availability. Dr. Pasquale Steduto, FAO Regional Strategic Programmes Coordinator for the Near East and North Africa (NENA) will present the FAO NENA Water Scarcity Initiative, that provides a comprehensive framework to ensure the sustainable use and preservation of scarce water resources. While the briefing focuses on the experience of countries of Western Asia and North Africa, findings are applicable and relevant for all countries facing water scarcity, thus will provide a platform for sharing knowledge and showcase examples from other regions as well.
Organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Concept note:
http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/170125pm-fao.pdf

        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.
Guest: Ambassador Cho, Republic of Korea, Chair of the 11th session of the Peacebuilding Commission, on the Commission’s priorities for the upcoming session.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

        09:45 AM - 10:45 AM        Security Council Media Stakeout (Syria).

        10:00 AM - 11:00 AM        Security Council: 1) Adoption on the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) 2) The Central African Republic sanctions 3) Briefing on the Middle East (Syria).

        11:00 AM - 12:00 PM        Press Conference: Indigenous issues.  
Speakers will include Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Albert Barume, Chair of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine, Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.


        11:00 AM - 12:30 PM        (CR.1) United Nations Department of Public Information NGO Briefing: "Holocaust Remembrance: Educating against Extremism, Building a Better Future".
A panel of experts will examine the powerful propaganda that enabled the Nazis to successfully spread their racist ideology and gain influence. What was the impact of this, how did the society recover from it and what lessons are there to be learned for educating against extremist views and help build a more peaceful world today? Following the statements a discussion will be held with the audience on effective educational tools and the responsibility of society in helping to stop the spread of hatred and extremism. Ms. Hawa Diallo, Public Information Officer in the NGO Relations Section of the Department of Public Information, will deliver welcoming remarks. The panellists will include Dr. Steven Luckert, Senior Program Curator, Levine Institute for Holocaust Education, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum;  Professor Jaimey Fisher, PhD, Director of the Davis Humanities Institute, University of California, Davis, and author of Disciplining Germany: Youth, Reeducation, and Reconstruction after the Second World War (Wayne State University, 2007); Ms. Virginie Ladisch, Head of the Children and Youth programme at the International Center for Transitional Justice; and Ms. Gillian Kitley, Head of Office, Office of the Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and on the Responsibility to Protect. The discussion will be moderated by Ms. Kimberly Mann, the Chief of the Education Outreach Section in the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information.

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

        02:45 PM - 03:45 PM        Security Council Media Stakeout (Yemen).
       
Friday, January 27, 2017

        09:45 AM - 10:45 AM        Security Council Media Stakeout (Somalia).

        10:00 AM - 11:00 AM        Security Council: Briefing on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).
http://unsom.unmissions.org/

        11:00 AM - 12:30 PM        (GA Hall) United Nations Holocaust Memorial Ceremony on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
The event will be hosted by Ms. Cristina Gallach, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information. Invited speakers include United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres; H. E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly; H.E. Mr. Danny Danon, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations; H.E. Ms. Michele J. Sison, United States Deputy Representative to the United Nations. Mr. Noah Klieger will be keynote speaker. Cantor Israel Singer will recite the memorial prayers, and will be accompanied on violin by Artur Kaganovskiy. Musical guests include guitarist Gary Lucas and vocalist Rachel Joselson.


        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
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