United Nations Web TV - Daily news story Copyright 2013-14 Sun, 09 Aug 2020 18:39:25 +0000 http://webtv.un.org On Mandela Day, UN Chief Urges New Social Contract for New Era http://webtv.un.org/watch/on-mandela-day-un-chief-urges-new-social-contract-for-new-era/6172909918001 In an impassioned address, he challenges people and partners everywhere to combat the “inequality pandemic” as the coronavirus outbreak continues to rage around the world. video6172909918001 Sat, 18 Jul 2020 22:22:19 +0000 6172909918001 93908 In an impassioned address, he challenges people and partners everywhere to combat the “inequality pandemic” as the coronavirus outbreak continues to rage around the world. Rugby captain Siya Kolisi named UN Global Advocate http://webtv.un.org/watch/rugby-captain-siya-kolisi-named-un-global-advocate/6172241888001 The Secretary-General designated South Africa Rugby Captain Siya Kolisi as a UN Global Advocate for the Spotlight Initiative. In an interview with UN News, Mr. Kolisi explains why protecting women and girls is important to him. video6172241888001 Thu, 16 Jul 2020 21:04:31 +0000 6172241888001 171753 The Secretary-General designated South Africa Rugby Captain Siya Kolisi as a UN Global Advocate for the Spotlight Initiative. In an interview with UN News, Mr. Kolisi explains why protecting women and girls is important to him. Weaving a Way to Independence http://webtv.un.org/watch/weaving-a-way-to-independence/6168445697001 In Kavumu, a village in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a young woman found a way to change her life. Neema joined a community project, where she learned how to read and write as well as to weave baskets. video6168445697001 Wed, 01 Jul 2020 03:27:15 +0000 6168445697001 229588 In Kavumu, a village in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a young woman found a way to change her life. Neema joined a community project, where she learned how to read and write as well as to weave baskets. Community-based complaint networks in the country assist women and men in vulnerable situations through local projects that help them become self-sufficient. These projects include victims of sexual exploitation and abuse by United Nations personnel. These networks gather representatives of women's and youth associations, religious leaders, local chiefs and the police. They educate the community on the risks associated with sexual exploitation and abuse and how to report it, develop self-sustainable projects which support victims and act as a critical lifeline between at-risk communities and the United Nations peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO). Whenever a victim of sexual exploitation and abuse is identified, they are included in a community project, where others from their community also participate. This helps reduce stigma and contributes to creating more resilient communities. Amina J. Mohammed on Gender Based Violence http://webtv.un.org/watch/amina-j.-mohammed-on-gender-based-violence/6166398553001 During the coronavirus crisis, the UN has reported a global increase in domestic violence as more women have been forced to stay at home, trapped with abusive partners due to lockdowns. video6166398553001 Mon, 22 Jun 2020 16:12:40 +0000 6166398553001 177771 During the coronavirus crisis, the UN has reported a global increase in domestic violence as more women have been forced to stay at home, trapped with abusive partners due to lockdowns. In this personal and frank appeal, Ms. Mohammed calls on all people, but especially men and boys, to stop violence against women and stand alongside “our mothers, our sisters, our daughters, our partners.” Key elections at UN headquarters http://webtv.un.org/watch/key-elections-at-un-headquarters/6165713759001 For their first visit to the United Nations Headquarters since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Member States vote in key elections. video6165713759001 Fri, 19 Jun 2020 14:01:20 +0000 6165713759001 71317 For their first visit to the United Nations Headquarters since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Member States vote in key elections. Mr. Volkan Bozkir of Turkey was elected as the next President of the General Assembly. In a separate vote, India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway were voted onto the Security Council, along with Kenya, which was elected in a second round of balloting on membership in the 15-member body. New members of the Economic and Social Council were also elected. Women's role essential for a global ceasefire http://webtv.un.org/watch/womens-role-essential-for-a-global-ceasefire/6158579074001 Under-Secretaries-General for UN Women, for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and for Peace Operations make a joint call to ensure women are central to global ceasefire efforts. video6158579074001 Fri, 22 May 2020 15:15:18 +0000 6158579074001 81963 Under-Secretaries-General for UN Women, for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and for Peace Operations make a joint call to ensure women are central to global ceasefire efforts. They say that the global COVID-19 pandemic is a wake-up call: the world cannot face conflict and a pandemic at the same time. This is why the call for an immediate global ceasefire by the United Nations Secretary-General is so crucial. Women everywhere are working against tremendous odds to bring about peace. With women fully engaged, we will emerge stronger from the crisis. United States: Passive House Building Technology http://webtv.un.org/watch/united-states-passive-house-building-technology-/6160145411001 One of the biggest causes of climate change may surprise you: emissions from buildings. In the United States many believe that changing the way we construct buildings can help heal the planet, with a new technology called Passive House. UNIA: 1636 video6160145411001 Thu, 28 May 2020 21:42:26 +0000 6160145411001 286933 One of the biggest causes of climate change may surprise you: emissions from buildings. In the United States many believe that changing the way we construct buildings can help heal the planet, with a new technology called Passive House. UNIA: 1636 Fighting trauma - Female Peacekeepers in Africa http://webtv.un.org/watch/fighting-trauma-female-peacekeepers-in-africa/6160145410001 For the first time ever, Pakistan has deployed a Female Engagement Team (FET), to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). video6160145410001 Thu, 28 May 2020 21:42:26 +0000 6160145410001 181952 For the first time ever, Pakistan has deployed a Female Engagement Team (FET), to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). The FET will provide vocational training, medical outreach and psychological support. UNIA 1635 Women peacekeepers: A Key to Peace http://webtv.un.org/watch/women-peacekeepers-a-key-to-peace-/6157983030001 video6157983030001 Wed, 20 May 2020 13:25:02 +0000 6157983030001 90987 Peacekeeping is a cornerstone of the UN’s peace and security work, and women peacekeepers are a key to its success. Today, more women serve in leadership positions in UN Peacekeeping than ever before. Women serve the UN as part of the military, the police and as civilians. UN Peacekeeping is committed to the full implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 on “Women, Peace and Security”, which calls for the full realization of the rights of women to sit at both the political table and as the protectors of peace in their own countries. The meaningful inclusion of women in decision-making increases effectiveness, generates new perspectives and solutions, unlocks greater resources and strengthens efforts across our work. This year is the 20th anniversary of the resolution’s adoption. Solidarity, unity, hope: the UN Chief’s update on COVID - 19 http://webtv.un.org/watch/solidarity-unity-hope-the-un-chief’s-update-on-covid-19/6153272996001 Secretary-General António Guterres offered an update on efforts by the United Nations to respond to the COVID - 19 pandemic – and sounded a message of solidarity, unity and hope. video6153272996001 Thu, 30 Apr 2020 20:26:42 +0000 6153272996001 98539 Secretary-General António Guterres offered an update on efforts by the United Nations to respond to the COVID - 19 pandemic – and sounded a message of solidarity, unity and hope. He cited progress on his call for a global ceasefire, the delivery of humanitarian relief, and a worldwide push to tackle the pandemic’s social and economic impacts. “Now is the time to be determined,” he said. “Determined to defeat COVID -19 and to emerge from this crisis by building a better world for all.quot