Upcoming Events
The United Nations General Assembly Building
  • 9 September: Women-led open briefing by the Counter-Terrorism Committee to highlight the recent initiatives in East and West Africa and the Middle East aimed at countering terrorism and violent extremism

    As part of its effort to recognise the role of women in countering terrorism and violent extremism, the Security Council adopted Resolution 2129 (2013) which reaffirms its intention to increase its attention to women, peace and security issues in, amongst others, the area of the threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts. The Security Council later adopted Resolution 2178 (2014) which encourages Member States to develop strategies to counter the violent extremist narrative that can incite terrorist acts and address the conditions conducive to the spread of violent extremism, which can be conducive to terrorism, including by empowering women. A panel comprised of women and representatives of women’s groups will lead an open briefing by the Counter-Terrorism Committee to highlight the recent initiatives in East and West Africa and the Middle East aimed at countering terrorism and violent extremism.

    The briefing will be open to Member/Observer States, United Nations entities, international and regional organizations, academia and non-governmental organisations in consultative status with ECOSOC.

  • 15 September - 6 October: Opening of the 70th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) and general debate

    The 70th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) is scheduled to open at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 15 September 2015. On 25 September 2015, His Holiness Pope Francis will address the UNGA, and from 25-27 September the Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda will convene. The General Debate of the 70th Session of the UNGA will take place from 28 September - 6 October 2015.

    Please note: Temporary grounds passes will not be issued during this time period. Annual NGO grounds passes will not be sufficient to attend official meetings of the General Assembly. Secondary special event tickets will be required and a very limited quantity will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis. More information to follow.

  • 25-27 September: United Nations Sustainable Development Summit

    In accordance with General Assembly resolution 69/244 of 29 December 2014, the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda (United Nations Sustainable Development Summit) will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly.

    In accordance with GA decision A/69/L.43 regarding the organization of the Summit, the United Nations Secretariat has invited representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) to indicate their interest in participating in the plenary meetings and interactive dialogues of the Summit. Review of applications is currently underway.

  • 17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2015

    The 2015 Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) will be held at United Nations Headquarters in New York, focusing on the theme - "Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination".

  • 19 October: Second WSIS+10 Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultations

    The General Assembly, in its resolution 68/302, decided that that the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) will be concluded by a two-day high-level meeting of the Assembly, to be preceded by an intergovernmental preparatory process that also takes into account inputs from all relevant stakeholders of the World Summit on the Information Society. The General Assembly also decided that during the preparatory process for the high-level meeting, the President of the Assembly will organize informal interactive consultations with all relevant stakeholders of the World Summit on the Information Society, in order to collect their inputs for the intergovernmental negotiation process.

    The President of the General Assembly will convene a second informal interactive WSIS stakeholder consultations with all relevant stakeholders on 19 October 2015.

    Registration is now open for relevant stakeholders, including civil society, private sector and academia (limited to five categories). More information on these categories on the WSIS+10 page.

  • 19 October - 6 November: 115th session - Human Rights Committee

    At its forthcoming 115th session, the Human Rights Committee will examine the efforts of the following six countries to implement the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Second report of Benin, Fourth report of Korea, Fifth report of Iraq, Fifth report of Austria, Third report of Suriname, Second report of Greece.

    The Committee will also adopt lists of issues on the following countries: Second report of Kuwait, First report of Ghana, Second report of Kazakhstan, Initial report of Burkina Faso, Sixth report of Morocco.

    The Committee will also adopt lists of issues prior to on the following countries: Guatemala, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary.

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