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[Webcast] United Nations Web TV: Live Schedule (Monday, 18 September 2017)

United Nations Web TV Live Schedule for Monday, 18 September 2017  
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4), (Approximate ending time)

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Monday, September 18, 2017

08:30 AM - 09:45 AM              (CR.2) Financing the 2030 Agenda - The Role of the UN.
[With the participation of the UN Secretary-General]

09:45 AM - 10:45 AM              (ECOSOC) High-Level Event on UN Reform.
Co-hosted by the Permanent Missions of the United States, Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Thailand, United Kingdom, and Uruguay.
[With the participation of the UN Secretary-General]

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM              (CR.11) Youth-led accountability in the fight for gender equality.
Organized by the Permanent Missions of Denmark & Mexico, UNFPA, Restless Development and Women Deliver.

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM              (CR.4) Launch of the Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) 2017 Report.
The IAP is mandated by the UN Secretary-General to conduct an annual independent review of progress of the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health 2016–2030.
The report’s key findings and recommendations, focused on this year’s theme - Transformative Accountability for Adolescents - will be presented.

10:00 AM - 06:00 PM              (CR.1) SDG Media Zone (18-22 September 2017)
The SDG Media Zone aims to engage people all over the world in the important conversations happening during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly in New York from 18-22 September.  Bringing together well-known personalities and Member States as well as content creators, influencers and media partners, the SDG Media Zone will provide a dynamic space to strengthen the commitment of the international community in support of the 2030 Agenda.
Heads of State and Government will be gathering at the UN Headquarters in New York for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly which opens on 12th September. The theme of the general debate this year is “Focusing on people: striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet”.
[The President of the General Assembly and the Deputy Secretary-General will speak at 10:00am to open the session].

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM              (CR.6) The role and responsibilities of private actors in strengthening the stability and international security of cyberspace.
This side-event will offer an opportunity to discuss the modalities and the measures needed to improve the stability of cyberspace through increased cooperation between all actors, with a special focus on the role and responsibilities of the private sector. It will also provide an occasion to mobilise high-level representatives from governments, the private sector and research institutions around this crucial issue for international security and to discuss proposals for new policy initiatives to improve the stability and security of cyberspace.
Organized by the French Mission.
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10:30 AM - 01:00 PM              (CR.2) High-Level Event on Innovation and Technology - SDG Innovation.
High-Level Event on SDGs Innovation, convened by the Executive Office of the Secretary-General and the UN SDG Action Campaign will bring together Heads of State and Government, Foreign Ministers, CEOs of leading technology companies, thought-leaders, and UN entities in interative dialogues and vibrant discussions. The participants will address these key questions: What needs to be done to co-create innovation hubs in diverse countries and transfer skills from current epicentres, such as Silicon Valley, to the rest of the world and vice versa? And How can governments and innovators effectively partner in solving pressing global challenges?
Participants: H.E. Miroslav Lajčák President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia, Reid Hoffman, Founder and Chair of LinkedIn, Marc Benioff, CEO and Founder of Salesforce will join High-Level Government representatives , CEOs of leading technology companies, thought-leaders, and UN entities.
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10:30 AM - 08:30 PM              (SO#2) General Assembly Media Stakeout.
10:45 a.m. H.E. Mr. Angelino Alfano, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Italy will address press at the General Assembly Stakeout (3rd floor).
2:30 p.m. Ms. Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade will address press on the launch of the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade at the General Assembly Stakeout (3rd floor).
8:00 p.m. H.E. Mr. Børge Brende, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway will address press at the General Assembly Stakeout (3rd floor).

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM              (CR.11) Ensuring a better future for all: Reaching the SDG target on NCDs by elevating partnerships, gender and technical assistance.
The event sponsored by WHO and Denmark will offer perspectives on where the world stands today in delivering on the commitment of world leaders to reduce by one-third  premature mortality from NCDs by 2030 (SDG target 3.4).
It will highlight the opportunity for world leaders to make bold political choices and implement the best buys for NCDs, and recognize the positive contribution of financial and technical assistance to accelerate action. Emphasize the importance of gender and multistakeholder partnerships in reaching the NCD target.
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12:00 PM - 01:00 PM              (TCC) General Assembly: High-Level Meeting on Hurricane Irma.
Co-hosted by the President of the General Assembly and the Secretary-General.
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12:00 PM - 01:00 PM              Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM              (CR.7) High Level Stakeholder Meeting on Climate Change.
Organized by the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (Sustainable Development Unit)
[With the participation of the UN Secretary-General]

01:15 PM - 02:30 PM              (CR.12) Rebuilding the Shattered Lives and Communities of Chibok and Yezidi Women and Girls.
Co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Canada, Denmark, Iraq and Nigeria, the European Union and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

01:15 PM - 02:30 PM              (CR.5) Moving Forward Towards the elaboration of a Legally Binding instrument on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Respect to Human Rights.
With English/Spanish interpretation.
Organized by the Permanent Missions of Ecuador, South Africa, in collaboration with South Center.
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03:00 PM - 04:30 PM              (TCC) High-Level meeting on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.
[With the participation of UN Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly]

03:00 PM - 05:30 PM              (ECOSOC) High-level Launch of the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC).
Organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO), UN Women and the OECD.

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM              (CR.11) To be confirmed.
Organized by the Permanent Mission of Ireland.  

04:30 PM - 06:30 PM              (CR.3) World Leaders for Universal Health Coverage: A High-Level Discussion at the United Nations on Achieving the SDGs Through Health for All.
Universal health coverage is the key driver to achieving the sustainable development agenda and to safeguarding global health security. This event will examine how countries are moving towards universal health coverage, and underscore UN agencies’ commitment to supporting countries achieve health for all.
Co-hosted by the Government of Japan, WHO, World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP, The Rockefeller Foundation, UHC2030 and The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health.

04:30 PM - 06:30 PM              (CR.2) Launch event of the Global Alliance to Stop the Trade in Goods used for Torture and Capital Punishment.
The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of Argentina, the European Union and Mongolia. So far over 50 countries across the world have committed to the aim of the Alliance - to end the trade in goods used to carry out torture and capital punishment.
Such products include: batons with metal spikes; electric shock belts; grabbers that seize people by the waist or limb while electrocuting them; chemicals used to execute people; and the forced injection systems that go with them.
The Alliance also seeks to control and restrict exports of these products, monitor trade routes and exchange information in order to put an end to this trade.

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM              (CR.7) Ad Hoc Liaison Committee meeting (1st hour of the meeting only).
Organized by the PM of Norway

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM              Press Conference: Briefing by Mr. Norio Maruyama, Spokesperson for Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Shizo Abe.

06:30 PM - 09:30 PM              (CR.11) Ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.
- Awareness: The High Level event serves as a platform for Ministers and Permanent Representatives of Members States to the UN to discuss one of the greatest threats of sustainable development - climate change.  The event also presents an opportunity to reflect on how implementing of the Kigali Amendment can contribute to solving the problem.
- Mobilization: The High Level event will mobilize Foreign Affairs Ministers in attendance and Ministers responsible for the Environment and Climate change to allocate priority to ratification of the Kigali Amendment.
- Implementation: The event will encourage parties to ratify the Kigali Amendment and those who have already done so to plan for its early implementation.
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