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Alternative ways to provide education in developing countries, SDG Media Zone (18-22 September 2017)
22 Sep 2017 -  Speakers: Ms. Bart Weetjens, (Apopo Foundation), Ms. Dali Schonfelder, (Nalu), Ms. Tamara Gisiger, (Nalu)
Moderator: Ms. Richard Hine, (Novelist, Copywriter, Social Media Marketer)
The SDG Media Zone aims to engage people all over the world in the important conversations happening during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly in New York from 18-22 September. Bringing together well-known personalities and Member States as well as content creators, influencers and media partners, the SDG Media Zone will provide a dynamic space to strengthen the commitment of the international community in support of the 2030 Agenda.
Heads of State and Government will be gathering at the UN Headquarters in New York for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly which opens on 12th September. The theme of the general debate this year is “Focusing on people: striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet”.
Open Live Schedule
Friday, 22 September 2017
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4)
04:00 am
10:00 (CET) 76th Session Committee on the Rights of the Child. Consideration of Vanuatu OPAC/OPSC
10:00 (CET) 62nd Session Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Consideration of Moldova (Cont'd)
08:00 am
The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen.
Protection of Religious Minorities in Conflict.
Torture during Interrogations - Illegal, Immoral, and Ineffective.
08:15 am
14:15 (CET) UN Experts Workshop on Witchcraft and Human Rights
09:00 am
General Assembly: 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th plenary meetings.
09:30 am
SDG Media Zone (18-22 September 2017).
10:00 am
Promoting Migrant Health - Striving for peace and decent life for all.
Opening ceremony of the 41st Annual Ministerial Meeting of the Group of 77.
High-level Presentation of the "Investment Support Programme for the LDCs.
11:30 am
Press Conference: The signing of the Host Country Agreement for the establishment of the Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
12:00 pm
Women's Economic Empowerment in ASEAN.
Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.
01:00 pm
Regional perspectives on the global compact on migration.
Press Conference: Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr. Sergey V. Lavrov.
01:15 pm
Childhood Obesity – A Development Time-bomb: Learning from SIDS to accelerate multi-sectoral action in support of the 2025 NCDs targets and the SDGs.
03:00 pm
Ministerial Meeting of the Group of Friends of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.
Sustaining Peace Through the Strengthening of Human Rights in International Law.
Panel discussion on “Preventing and Ending Mass Atrocities: Tools for More Effective United Nations Security Council Action”. Co-organized by the Permanent Missions of France, Liechtenstein and Mexico.
03:15 pm
Press Conference: The Commissioner General for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl.
05:15 pm
Press Conference: High-Level Side Event “Sustaining Peace Through the Strengthening of Human Rights in International Law”.
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