Wednesday marks the halfway point of what is commonly referred to as “UN Week” in New York City. See below for a brief overview of what is expected to happen at UN Headquarters on 30 September.

The UN General Assembly General Debate continues on Tuesday where world leaders will continue to address their peers.

The Security Council, under the auspices of Russian Federation, will hold a ministerial-level meeting on the Settlement of conflicts in Middle East & North Africa and countering terrorist threats in region. The debate is expected to focus on the genesis of the terrorist threat in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as how existing conflicts contribute to a narrative exploited by violent extremism.


Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene a high-level side event on migration and refugees to encourage enhanced cooperation and collective action in dealing with the problems and challenges of migration and human mobility, including mixed movements involving migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees.

Ahead of the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) planned for May 2016, decision-makers will announce how they will act on the five priority areas identified in the consultative process ahead of the Summit. It will an opportunity to discuss how the Summit can inspire and invigorate the world with the fundamental tenets of humanitarian work, putting principles and affected people at the centre of humanitarian action.  Questions from social media fans and followers may be answered by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien.

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