NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 3 – Central African Republic, Libya, ICJ elections are some of the events of the United Nations calendar for next week, according to the Office of the Spokesperson. Monday 7 November is the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. In the morning, the Security Council under the Italian presidency will be briefed and hold consultations on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). UN Police week starts on Monday. In the afternoon, the Council will receive the fourth annual briefing with heads of police components of peacekeeping operations.
In Geneva, at 2.30 p.m. in Room III, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) will present its latest report focusing on temperatures, extreme weather and long-term indicators of climate change. For the first time, the report includes input from a wide range of UN organizations on the impacts of extreme weather and climate change on health, food security, migration, etc. The speakers will be Omar Baddour, a WMO senior scientist responsible for compiling the report.
Tuesday, 7 November: In the morning, the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on Somalia piracy. It will also hold a debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina and, in the afternoon, a briefing on the Middle East..
At 10:00 a.m. in Conference Room 12, there will be an information briefing on the preparatory meeting of the intergovernmental conference, to be held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, from 4 to 6 December 201, to adopt a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.
Wednesday, 8 November: In the morning, the Security Council will be briefed on the ICC Libya. In the afternoon, the Security Council will hold consultations on the Somalia/Eritrea 751/1907 Committee.
Thursday, 9 November: In the morning and in the afternoon, the Security Council will elect five judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). At 10:30 a.m., in the Economic and Social Council Chamber, there will be an event entitled “From Desperation to Inspiration: The 70th Anniversary of the Anne Frank Diary.” The event is co-organized by the Department of Public Information, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect and Facing History and Ourselves, New York, in support of the Together Initiative. Speakers will be: Ms. Alison Smale, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, H.E. Mrs. Lise H.J. Gregoire-Van-Haaren, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN, Ms. Kimberly Mann, Chief, Education Outreach Section, Department of Public Information; Ms. Olga Yatskevich, Public Information Assistant, Education Outreach Section, DPI; Katherine A. Meade, Director of Education, Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, and Kevin Feinberg, Program Director, New York, Facing History and Ourselves.
The guest at the Noon Briefing will be Najat Rochdi, Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
In Geneva, 1:30 p.m. in Press Room 1, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will present its concluding Observations on Australia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius and Romania. The speakers will be Mr. Yuji Iwasawa (Chair), Mr. Yuval Shany (Vice-Chair), Mr. Olivier de Frouville, and Ms. Anja Seibert – FOHR.
Friday, 10 November is World Science Day for Peace and Development.
At 11:00 a.m., in Conference Room 12, there will be a panel discussion with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking, Nadia Murad, on her fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) organized by the UNODC. (@OnuItalia)