Tuesday: A look at what’s ahead at the UN General Assembly
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Expect updates on the following events on Tuesday:
World leaders will begin taking their turn addressing their peers at the annual General Debate where Heads of State or Government and other representatives of national governments present their views and comment on issues of individual national and international relevance. The online General Debate portal will include a list of speakers, the live webcast and the text of each leader’s remarks. Twitter hashtag is #UNGA. Watch live online.
In the morning, a panel event is schedule focusing on preventing sexual and gender based crimes in conflict and securing justice for survivors, co-hosted by the UK Mission to the United Nations (@UKUN_NewYork) , UN Women (@UN_Women), the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict. Participants will include Nobel Peace Laureates Leymah Gbowee and Jody Williams; U.K. Foreign Minister William Hague; Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet; and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Bangura. Twitter hashtag: #GenderJustice. Watch live online.
After hosting Heads of State for lunch and taking part in bilateral meetings, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open the first meeting of his Post-2015 High Level Panel. Hashtag: #Beyond2015. Watch live online.
The Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child (@UNFewec) initiative, which aims to mobilize and intensify global action to improve the health of women and children around the world, will hold a special event at the Museum of Modern Art in the evening. Hashtag: #EWECprogress
Continuing on Tuesday is the “Treaty Event” where all UN Member States are encouraged to sign or ratify new treaties. Here are two related blog posts with more details:
This list highlights only a few of the events happening on Tuesday. Other events are scheduled on the following topics: peacebuilding, and women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest.
You can also watch press conferences, stakeouts and more live online.
General Assembly quick links
- Official General Assembly website
- UN Webcast: Live coverage of meetings — also includes on-demand videos of past events.
- Follow @UN, @UN_Spokesperson and #UNGA on Twitter (plus more specialized and multilingual accounts).
- This full calendar of UN events is updated regularly.
- Who is speaking when? Check out the lists of speakers in the UN Daily Journal.