After the Climate Summit wrapped up on Tuesday, Wednesday marks the halfway point of what is commonly referred to as “UN Week” in New York City. Stay up-to-date throughout the day as we continue with an extensive coverage on our social media platforms. See below for a brief overview of what is happening at UN Headquarters on Wednesday.
A special event to mark the second anniversary event of the Global Education First Initiative will focus on “Quality Education for the World We Want.”. Participants are expected to pledge their political commitment for quality education, galvanizing action to give every child and youth an equal chance of reaching their full potential.
A high-level panel on healthcare and violence, co-chaired by the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Director-General of the World Health Organisation and moderated by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, will serve as a forum for discussions about the reasons why violence against health care is so prevalent and will debate concrete measures States can take to protect the delivery of safe and impartial health services.
The official hashtag is #HCID, the main Twitter accounts covering the event are: @HCIDproject @ICRC. The event starts at 9 a.m.
The Security Council will hold a meeting on the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters. Since the United States holds the presidency of the Council for the month of September, US President Barack Obama will chair the meeting with the Secretary-General expected to brief on the effect of this issue on current conflicts and the efforts by the UN to address it. The event begins at 3 p.m. and the hashtag is #ForeignTerrorists.
You can also watch press conferences, stakeouts and more live online.
In addition, there are many other side events scheduled. Check out the Daily Journal (PDF) for updates and location information.
- 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).
- Get news recaps all day long from the UN News Centre
- Who is speaking when? Check out the lists of speakers in the UN Daily Journal.