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THE WEEK AHEAD AT THE UNITED NATIONS: THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE (29/12) 21-27 July 2012 (and beyond) This document is for planning purposes only and is subject to change. Please check also our website for latest changes or call + 32 476 215 485

VIP Visits 

The UN Secretary-General: Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (till 26 July).

Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food: Cameroon (till 23 July).

José Manuel Barroso, President of the EU Commission; Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Development: Tanzania (21-23 July).

---------------------------------------------Saturday, 21 July Dar es Salaam: President Barroso visits Tanzania to strengthen political dialogue and launch major poverty reduction programmes.

Sunday, 22 July Washington: XIX International AIDS Conference (till 27 July).

Monday, 23 July Brussels: -Foreign Affairs Council (FAC). - Donors’ Senior Experts Meeting on the EU AGIR initiative, which seeks to boost resilience in the Sahel. Geneva: -Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (till 27 July). -Human Rights Committee (till 27 July). -International Law Commission (till 3 August). Nicosia: Informal Justice and Home Affairs Council (till 24 July). New York: - ECOSOC 2012 Substantive Session (till 27 July). -UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (till 27 July).

-Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (till 27 July). Vienna: International Conference on Managing Soils for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (till 26 July).


Tuesday, 24 July Brussels: -General Affairs Council (GAC). -EU-Israel Association Council. -Stabilization and Association EU Council with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Istanbul: Second round of nuclear talks at the technical level between the P5+1 countries and Iran. New York: -Security Council - consultations on Somalia, Somalia/Eritrea and the work of the Sanctions Committee dealing with resolutions 751 and 1907 -Security Council - briefing on the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Rome: FAO-organized discussion on humanitarian challenges (resilience) and climate change along with IFAD and Bioversity. Wednesday, 25 July EU Road Safety Day New York: Security Council - resolutions on Somalia and the UN Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) (tbc). -Security Council - open debate on the Middle East. Thursday, 26 July New York: -Security Council - resolutions on the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) and UNAMID (tbc). -Security Council - consultations on Sudan and South Sudan. -Security Council - briefing on the UN Office in Guinea-Bissau. Friday, 27 July London: Olympics Games (till 12 August). New York: Security Council reports on the UN missions in Abyei and in Kosovo are due.


And beyond: Other dates to pin 28 July World Hepatitis Day [WHO]

30 July International Day of Friendship Brussels: The EU Commission presents an Industrial Policy for the Security Industry. Geneva:-Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination (till 3 August).

-Conference on Disarmament, Part III (till 14 September). Quito: UNU-CRIS, the Universidad Andina, in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank, OBREAL and the Latin American Trade Network - Doctoral School on Latin American, European and Comparative Regionalism (till 3 August).[tt_news]=1308&cHash=65ca6ee631bbaa19c846fbb9a37878f6

--------------------------------UN Campaigns For a more complete list of Competitions, Mobile Apps, Campaigns and Games visit:

‘Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion’ – Video/Photo Competition The theme is: "What does 'Diversity and Inclusion' mean to you? Why does diversity matter to you? Show us your personal vision". The competition is part of the ‘Do One Thing For Diversity and Inclusion’ 2012 campaign. The submission deadline is 15 August, 2012. CCAC Global Outreach and Awareness raising contest Short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) are responsible for a substantial fraction of current global warming and result in millions of premature deaths and extensive crop losses each year. The Climate and Clean Air Coalition is holding an international contest for youth (12 – 25) to find the perfect outreach toolkit to get the word out about SLCPs using a range of traditional and new methods. he submission deadline is 24 August, 2012. Transnational Organized Crime: “Let’s put them out of business” The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched a global awareness-raising campaign emphasizing the size and cost of transnational organized crime. Profiling this multibillion-dollar-a-year threat to peace, human security and prosperity, the campaign illustrates the key financial and social costs of this international problem through a new public service announcement video and dedicated fact sheets for journalists. Join the campaign, #TOC, @UNODC