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General Assembly: High-level plenary meeting, known as the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, 73rd session
24 Sep 2018 -  The high-level plenary meeting is convened by the President of the General Assembly in honour of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela and focuses on global peace and security.
Opening speakers will include the President of the General Assembly, the Secretary-General, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, an eminent person, and a representative of civil society, followed by Member States.
A political declaration, co-facilitated by South Africa and Ireland, will be adopted at the opening.
It will be held pursuant to General Assembly resolution A/RES/72/243 of 22 December 2017.

1. Opening Plenary (first hour)

- Opening Statement by H.E. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the General Assembly
- Adoption of Political declaration
- Statement by H.E. Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General
- Statement H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission
- Statement by H.E. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa
- Statement by H.E. Mr. Leo Varadkar, Prime Minister of Ireland Statement by Mrs. Graca Machel, Eminent Person, The Elders
- Statement by Mr. Kumi Naidoo, Civil Society Representative, Secretary General of Amnesty International

2. Plenary Session
Open Live Schedule
Monday, 24 September 2018
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4) Full Live Schedule
04:00 am
10:00 (CEST) 2321st Meeting 79th Session Committee on the Rights of the Child. Consideration of Niger
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07:30 am
Delegations Arrivals.
08:00 am
Unveiling of South African gift to the United Nations.
08:15 am
Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem.
08:30 am
SDG Media Zone (24-28 September 2018).
09:00 am
15:00 (CEST) 2322nd Meeting 79th Session Committee on the Rights of the Child. Consideration of Niger (Cont'd)
15:00 (CEST) 30th Meeting 64th Session Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Meetings with Partners
09:30 am
Pressing Forward for the Health and Wellbeing of Women, Children and Adolescents.
General Assembly: High-level plenary meeting, to be known as the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, 73rd session (With CART services).
10:00 am
New Technologies and Innovation for Sustainable Development.
The global compact on refugees - A model for greater solidarity and cooperation.
10:30 am
High-Level Roundtable: Placing the Africa Adaptation Initiative at the center of African climate action.
Funding the Future: Challenges and Responses to the Reintegration of Child Soldiers.
Media Stakeouts.
11:00 am
Stepping Up Action to end Forced Labour, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.
11:30 am
Scaling Innovation in Emergency Education.
12:00 pm
Launch of "Youth 2030: the United Nations Youth Strategy", along with the "Generation Unlimited Partnership".
Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.
01:15 pm
The Humanitarian Response in Yemen.
Protecting the heath and rights of women and girls affected by conflict: Focus on Yemen and South Sudan.
World Free of Cervical Cancer - National perspectives in response to a bold call to action.
Eliminating sexual and gender-based violence and protecting the health and rights of women and children in humanitarian settings.
03:00 pm
Secretary-General's High Level Meeting on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
First Ministerial Meeting of the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade.
Think globally, lead locally: the right partnerships for conflict prevention.
Addressing the Rights and Needs of Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Bridging the Policy and Programming Gap.
03:30 pm
Launch of the Liechtenstein Initiative for a Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.
06:00 pm
Make Impossible Possible: Unlocking Human Potential through the International Finance Facility for Education.
06:30 pm
Financing Sustainable Agriculture: Global Challenges & Opportunity.
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