United Nations Web TV - Daily Noon Press Briefings Copyright 2013-14 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:10:29 -0500 http://webtv.un.org Daily Press Briefing: Mali, South Sudan, Peace & Development, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Disarmament, Guest at Noon Briefing http://webtv.un.org/watch/daily-press-briefing-mali-south-sudan-peace-development-syria-iraq-yemen-nigeria-kyrgyzstan-disarmament-guest-at-noon-briefing/5295106513001 Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General. video5295106513001 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:56:26 -0500 5295106513001 1870033 Latest on Syria (Astana talks and OCHA update) - Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesman of the Secretary-General (Extract) http://webtv.un.org/watch/latest-on-syria-astana-talks-and-ocha-update-daily-press-briefing-by-the-spokesman-of-the-secretary-general-extract/5293618551001 TranscriptTurning to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for that country, spoke at the opening of the talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, and he expressed the hope that those talks would consolidate a cessation of video5293618551001 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:53:02 -0500 5293618551001 107647 Transcript Turning to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for that country, spoke at the opening of the talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, and he expressed the hope that those talks would consolidate a cessation of hostilities, while talks in Geneva next month would be used for the genuine relaunching of political negotiations to address the core issues of the conflict. He said that the violence has dropped in Syria, but it has not ended yet, including in particular in Wadi Barada, where fighting is jeopardising access to water for residents of Damascus and neighbouring areas.  He said that sieges are totally unacceptable methods of warfare that cause civilians to be deprived from food, medicines and other essential items. Mr. de Mistura said the UN remains guided by Security Council resolution 2254, the only viable, internationally agreed basis for a political solution. Its core principle, he recalled, is to foster a cessation of hostilities in parallel with a comprehensive and inclusive political process, where women and civil society play an active role.   His remarks are available online. Also on Syria, our colleagues at OCHA say an estimated 1.8 million people in Aleppo remain cut off from their main water source since 14 January due to a technical failure at the Al Khafse water station. The station is located in an eastern rural Aleppo area that is controlled by Da’esh, which reportedly are not allowing repair teams to access the water station to make reparations. The UN, water authorities and other humanitarian partners have been responding with fuel, water trucking, and water purification tablets, and are installing tanks and rehabilitating additional wells in the city. Daily Press Briefing: Guest at the Press Briefing, Whistleblower Protection Policy, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, SEA, Honour Roll, Holocaust http://webtv.un.org/watch/daily-press-briefing-guest-at-the-press-briefing-whistleblower-protection-policy-syria-iraq-afghanistan-sea-honour-roll-holocaust/5293629277001 Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General. video5293629277001 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:49:21 -0500 5293629277001 1584815 Daily Press Briefing: Gambia, Syria, South Sudan, Honour Roll, Guest at Noon Briefing http://webtv.un.org/watch/daily-press-briefing-gambia-syria-south-sudan-honour-roll-guest-at-noon-briefing/5290667608001 Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General. video5290667608001 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:35:02 -0500 5290667608001 653060 Daily Press Briefing: SG Travels, Syria, Iraq, Mali, Nigeria, Haiti, Obesity, Refugees http://webtv.un.org/watch/daily-press-briefing-sg-travels-syria-iraq-mali-nigeria-haiti-obesity-refugees/5289152237001 Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General. Transcript video5289152237001 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:35:46 -0500 5289152237001 1447763 Daily Press Briefing: SG Travels, Mali, Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Data, Honour Roll http://webtv.un.org/watch/daily-press-briefing-sg-travels-mali-nigeria-côte-divoire-data-honour-roll/5287510261001 Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General. Transcript video5287510261001 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:00:46 -0500 5287510261001 1048258 Daily Press Briefing: Syria, Iran, Middle East, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Sudan, El Salvador, Data Forum, Press Briefing http://webtv.un.org/watch/daily-press-briefing-syria-iran-middle-east-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-south-sudan-sudan-el-salvador-data-forum-press-briefing/5284054116001 Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General. Transcript video5284054116001 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:45:04 -0500 5284054116001 1497895 Daily Press Briefing: Trip Announcement, Human Rights, Food, Cyprus, Syria, Middle East, Côte d'Ivoire, Central African Republic, Migration, Haiti http://webtv.un.org/watch/daily-press-briefing-trip-announcement-human-rights-food-cyprus-syria-middle-east-côte-divoire-central-african-republic-migration-haiti/5281173445001 Noon briefing by Eri Kaneko, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Transcript video5281173445001 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:51:29 -0500 5281173445001 1042507 Daily Press Briefing: Cyprus, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Nigeria, Food Prices, Colombia, Guest at Noon http://webtv.un.org/watch/daily-press-briefing-cyprus-sudan-south-sudan-syria-yemen-nigeria-food-prices-colombia-guest-at-noon/5279724631001 Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General. Transcript video5279724631001 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:03:05 -0500 5279724631001 1651477 Daily Press Briefing: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Migration, Mexico, Myanmar, Honour Roll http://webtv.un.org/watch/daily-press-briefing-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-afghanistan-syria-yemen-migration-mexico-myanmar-honour-roll/5278331894001 Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General. video5278331894001 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:54:42 -0500 5278331894001 1273242