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THE WEEK AHEAD AT THE UNITED NATIONS: THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE (03/14) 20 – 26 January 2014 VIP Visits

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Ban Ki-moon, The UN Secretary-General: Montreux/Geneva/ Davos (20 - 23 January). Valerie Amos, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Brussels (20 Jan.). William Swing, IOM Director General: Brussels (20 Jan.). Hoshyar Zebari, Iraqi Foreign Affairs Minister: Brussels (20 Jan.). Salil Shetty, Secretary-General of Amnesty International: Brussels (20-21 Jan.). Tonio Borg, EU Commissioner for Health: Chile (20-22 Jan.); Brazil (23 - 24 Jan.). Maina Kiai, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association: Rwanda (20-27 January). Recep T. Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey, Brussels (21 Jan.). Ivica Dačić, Prime Minister of Serbia: Brussels (21 Jan.). Pablo de Greiff, UN Special Rapporteur on transitional justice: Spain (21 Jan.-3 Feb.). Pierre Moussa, President, Commission of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa; Ahmad Allam-Mi, Secretary-General of the Economic Community of Central African States: Brussels (23 Jan.). Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy: Montreux (22 Jan.); Davos (23-24 Jan.). Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General: Brussels (23-24 Jan.). José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the EU Commission; EU CommissionersViviane Reding, Joaquín Almunia, Neelie Kroes, Antonio Tajani, Olli Rehn, Algirdas, Šemeta, Karel De Gucht, Günther Oettinger, László Andor, Connie Hedegaard: Davos (23-25 Jan.). Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency: Brussels (3-4 Feb.). This document is for planning purposes only and is subject to change. Please check also our website for latest changes http://www.unric.org or call + 32 2 788 84 84 / + 32 476 215 485

Monday, 20 January Global launch of World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014 http://un4.me/1jhg3Vb Launch of the annual ILO report: Global Employment Trends 2014 Berlin: 'Cross-border crime and corruption in Europe: What next after the Stockholm Programme?' organised by Friends of Europe and the European Commission Directorate General for Home Affairs, in cooperation with the Security & Defence Agenda. http://un4.me/1jhfMBK Brussels: - EU Foreign Affairs Council. http://un4.me/1dnh6uu - Opening of EU – Iraq Cooperation Council. http://un4.me/1jhg8s8 - EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva hosts a humanitarian Conference on the Central African Republic with UN USG Valerie AMOS and French Minister of Development Pascal Canfin. EU Commissioner Andris Piebalgs and representatives from the World Bank, the IMF and the African Development Bank will also participate. -The Commission will present a new action plan to help push forward the potential of ocean energy.


THE WEEK AHEAD AT THE UNITED NATIONS: THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE (03/14) 20 – 26 January 2014 - The European Parliamentary Week 2014 (till Jan. 22). Brings together parliamentarians from all over the European Union to discuss economic, budgetary and social matters. http://un4.me/1hFgs0R - European Parliament - Committee on Development. Terms for the agenda include a hearing on the place of humanitarian aid in EU external relations and the respect of humanitarian principles; The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan and the Central African Republic, birth registration and recent elections in Madagascar will further be on the agenda (till 21 Jan.) http://un4.me/1eMbmxb - Stakeholder Conference on Nuclear Third Party Liability and Insurance (till 21 Jan.). Geneva: -Committee on the Rights of the Child (till 31 Jan.). http://un4.me/1h84kV6 -Conference on Disarmament (till 28 March).First plenary session with UN Secretary-General on 21 Jan. - Human Rights Council -Special Session on the human rights situation in the Central African Republic. Montreal: ICAO Council (till 31 Jan.). New York: Security Council - Open Debate on the Middle East including the Palestinian question. Riga: Launch of “Erasmus +”, the new EU programme for Education, training, youth and sport

Tuesday, 21 January Addis Ababa: African Union Summit (till 31 Jan.). http://un4.me/KwJBip Berlin: 21th Handelsblatt Annual Energy Conference 2014 (till 23 Jan.). http://un4.me/Kq3EzJ Brussels: - EU-1st accession conference with Serbia. - European Parliament: Foreign Affairs Committee: - Public hearing on “EU strategy towards Iran after Geneva”. Exchange of views with Massoud Barzani, President of the Kurdish Regional Government of Iraq. Florence: Health Safety and Environment MED Summit 2014 (till 22 Jan.). http://un4.me/Lu0ECI New York: -Security Council – Troops Contributing Countries meeting on UNFICYP. Wednesday, 22 January Brussels: -European Commission - "A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies". -European Parliament: - Subcommittee on Security and Defence: Situation in the Sahel. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/SEDE/home.html Davos: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (till 25 Jan.). http://un4.me/1dMmDiU While in Davos, the UN Secretary-General will engage private sector leaders as well as Heads of State and Government in public and private sessions, aimed at advancing concrete deliverables at the 2014 Climate Summit in September. Montreux/Geneva: International Conference on Syria. The Conference is convened under the


THE WEEK AHEAD AT THE UNITED NATIONS: THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE (03/14) 20 – 26 January 2014 chairmanship of the UN Secretary-General, first in an international high-level format at Montreux, on 22 January. Negotiations between the two Syrian parties, facilitated by Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi, will start at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 24 January 2014. The UN Secretary-General views the conference as a unique opportunity for ending the violence and ensuring that peace be restored. He also hopes that the transition foreseen in the Geneva Communiqué of 30 June 2012 can be implemented in a way that fully meets the aspirations of the Syrian people, with the establishment of a transitional governing body based on mutual consent at the core of this effort. http://is.gd/S74Lyf Thursday, 23 January Athens: Informal EU Justice and Home Affairs Council (till 24 Jan.). Brussels: -European Parliament- Subcommittee on Human Rights: - Hearing on human rights in West Papua, Indonesia New York: -Security Council – Resolution on BINUCA (tbc). - Security Council - Briefing and Consultations on UNAMID. - Security Council -Consultations on the DRC sanctions. The Hague: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBDR) presents the key findings from the 2013 Transition Report: Stuck in Transition? http://un4.me/1aDrWgd

Friday, 24 January Brussels. Water innovation in action - €50 million to support innovative solutions in water-related challenges. Organised by European Commission. Information: http://un4.me/LFLrPJ Sunday, 26 January Strasbourg: European Youth Centre event -“Women’s role in the Resistance” on the occasion of European day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and prevention of crimes against humanity, organized by the European Youth Centre and the Council of Europe. Vilnius: - Meeting of the Secretaries General of EU Parliaments (till Jan. 27).

And beyond: Other dates to pin Monday, 27 January International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust Theme for 2014: "Journeys through the Holocaust" http://un4.me/Lu138h Athens: Meeting of High Officials of the Union for the Mediterranean (till 28 Jan.). Brussels: - Serbia/Kosovo - EU-facilitated dialogue. - Eurogroup meeting Geneva: Human Rights Council - Universal Periodic Review (till 7 Feb.). http://un4.me/1jhgwH6 New York: -Security Council – Briefing and Consultations on UNOCI.


THE WEEK AHEAD AT THE UNITED NATIONS: THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE (03/14) 20 – 26 January 2014

Paris: Conference “The impact of education on the Holocaust: how to evaluate the politics and practices?” Strasbourg: Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Tuesday, 28 January Brussels: - Economic and Financial Affairs Council. - EU-Russia summit - Friends of Europe: The EU's new leaders: Key post-elections challenges. http://un4.me/19H3BuL New York: -Security Council – Resolutions on UNFICYP and DRC Sanctions (tbc). -Security Council – Briefing and Consultations on BNUB. -Security Council - Consultations on the Middle East (Yemen). Wednesday 29 January Brussels: The future of NATO's partnerships, SDA, Stanhope Hotel, CES. Addis Ababa: Launch of the EFA Global Monitoring report 2013/2014 – Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all (29 January) New York: -Security Council - Open Debate on the Maintenance of International Peace and Security: War, its lessons, and the search for a permanent peace. --------------------------------------------UN Campaigns, Competitions, Apps and Games Many Languages, One World - Student Essay Contest http://un4.me/Vv40ph Part of the UN Academic Impact's commitment to multilingual education, ELS Educational services and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) have launched a global essay contest for university and college students on global citizenship and understanding Submit an essay (2000 words or less) exploring how multilingual ability advances global citizenship and understanding. Your essay should reflect your academic, cultural, and national context. The submission deadline is 21 February, 2014 World Water Day - Photo Contest http://un4.me/Vv40ph The photo contest focuses on the theme of the Water-Energy Nexus. The World Water Day 2014 theme of Water and Energy is central to achieving a sustainable future. It also cuts to the heart of inequities, particularly for the poorest of the poor, who suffer greatly from lack of access to water, sanitation and modern forms of energy. The submission deadline is 28 February, 2014


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