Posted by: africanpressorganization | 6 June 2009

The week ahead at the United Nations




The week ahead at the United Nations


NEW YORK, June 6, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The week ahead at the United Nations :

VIP Visits

*       Alain Le Roy, UN USG for Peacekeeping Operations: trip to West Africa – Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Liberia (9-23 June);
*       Javier Solana, High Representative for the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy: Trip to Middle East – Israel, Palestinian Territories, Lebanon and Egypt. (10-14 June);



Monday, 8 June

World Oceans Day

Copenhagen: Danida Development Days 2009 (till 9 June). 

Geneva: -International labour Conference (till 19 June).

Nairobi: ACP-EC-UN-HABITAT – International Tripartite Urban Conference on Urbanisation Challenges and Poverty Reduction in ACP Countries (till 10 June).

-Security Council – briefing on United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL).


Tuesday, 9 June

New York: Security Council – briefing and consultations on the United Nations Integrated Office in Burundi (BINUB).


Wednesday, 10 June

Cape Town: World Economic Forum on Africa – “Implications of the Global Economic Crisis for Africa”.

-Sierra Leone configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission: high-level special session. The Secretary-General is expected to participate, as well as the President of Sierra Leone, via videolink from Freetown.

Rome: African Partnership Forum


Thursday, 11 June 

-Security Council – briefing and consultations on Sudan.


Friday, 12 June

World Day against Child Labour


15 June

– Meeting of high-ranking EU and ECOWAS officials.

– EU-Algeria Association Council.


17 June

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought


22 June

Maputo: Euro Africa Campus on Cultural Cooperation.

Vienna:  Africa-EU Partnership on Energy – International Energy Conference “Towards an Integrated Energy Agenda Beyond 2020: Securing Sustainable Policies and Investments”.


23 June

Prague: Conference on Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Development Effectiveness.

24 June

Sirte (Libya): African Union Summit “Investing in Agriculture for Economic Growth and Food Security” (till 3 July).


25 June

Launch of the UNCTAD report on Economic Development in Africa


26 June

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture




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