Posted by: APO | 19 April 2008

THE WEEK AHEAD AT THE UNITED NATIONS / 19-25 April 2008

THE WEEK AHEAD AT THE UNITED NATIONS:

 THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE (15/08)

19-25 April 2008 (and beyond)

 

 

VIP Visits

  • UN Secretary-General
    Ban Kimoon in Africa: Accra (20 April); Monrovia (21 April); Ouagadougou (22 April); Abidjan (22-23 April).  
  • Special Representative to Somalia, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, in Stockholm (29 April)

 

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Saturday, 19 April

Belgium: Africa Film festival  (till 26 April)

Sunday, 20 April

Accra (Ghana): UNCTAD XII  (till 25 April). The UN Secretary-General is scheduled to meet with Government leaders and address the opening of the Twelfth Ministerial conference.

Monday, 21 April

-OHCHR – Preparatory Committee for the Durban Review Conference (till 2 May)

 

Strasbourg:

-European Parliament: Committee on Development- Fact-finding mission of a delegation to the Democratic Republic of Congo and in particular North Kivu (25-31 March 2008) – discussion with Jürgen Schröder, head of the delegation

Tuesday, 22 April

Brussels: Interparlemetary cooperation in the great lakes region

New York: -Security Council – briefing on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; consultations on UNAMID.  

-Security Council – consultations on the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea

Ouagadougou: The UN Secretary-General is scheduled to meet with the country’s President and the UN Country Team, as well as visit a refugee camp near the capital.

 


Wednesday, 23 April  

Abidjan: The UN Secretary-General is scheduled to meet with Government, opposition and civil society leaders, as well as the leadership of the UN peacekeeping mission.  He is also scheduled to visit a UN-funded poverty-reduction project.

Thursday, 24 April  

New York: -Security Council – consultations on its Somalia Monitoring Group

-Security Council – consultations on the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)

 

Friday, 25 April

 

World Malaria Day

Malaria continues to haunt 40% of the world’s population. It infects more than 500 million people per year and kills more than 1 million. The burden of malaria is heaviest in sub-Saharan Africa but the disease also afflicts Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and even parts of Europe.

 

And beyond: Other dates to pin

28 April

Ouagadougou: International Conference on Primary Health Care and Health Systems in Africa. Organizers: WHO Regional Office for Africa, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNAIDS, World Bank, African Development Bank (…) (till 30 April)


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