Monday is the the first day of what is commonly referred to as “UN Week” in New York. Sustainable development, global security and efforts to diffuse ongoing conflicts are only a few items on the top the agenda of this year’s 70th anniversary session that officially began its work in New York on 15 September.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently outlined what he expects to see this week on his “LinkedIn Influencer” account.

We will be updating this blog with the latest information on the ongoing events throughout the week.  Also, follow us on social media. We will be posting and tweeting live about all major events.

In addition to the major speeches in the General Assembly Hall, here are a few events taking place on Monday.

Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping
US President Barack Obama and other world leaders will convene for a Peacekeeping Summit at the United Nations today. For updates throughout the day follow the @UNPeacekeeping Account on Twitter. The official hashtag of the Summit is: #PKSummit
Global Compact
Global Compact side event on SDG 2 Zero Hunger
This two-session event will review how empowering grower-communities advance national food security and promotes sustainable agriculture. Built on the Food and Agriculture Business Principles framework, the sessions will introduce a global registry for actors contributing to food security, as well as focus on how business is working to help governments deliver food security policy in the ASEAN region. For info here.
High-level Meeting on Landlocked Developing Countries
Heads of States and Government of Landlocked developing Countries will meet to renew their commitment to fully implement the key priorities of the Vienna Programme of Action in the most effective way.
Other side events taking place today:
  • Ending Early and Forced Child Marriage
  • High-level meeting on Somalia
  • Launch of the 2015 Africa MDGs Report

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