United Nations Web TV - Daily news story Copyright 2013-14 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:55:01 -0500 http://webtv.un.org International Day to End Violence against Women http://webtv.un.org/watch/international-day-to-end-violence-against-women/3909969370001 One in three women experience physical or sexual violence. Nearly half of all women killed in 2012 died at the hands of a partner or family member. The 25th of November is the International Day to End Violence against Women. video3909969370001 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:21:19 -0500 3909969370001 85821 One in three women experience physical or sexual violence, according to the United Nations. Nearly half of all women killed in 2012 died at the hands of a partner or family member. The 25th of November is the International Day to End Violence against Women. The United Nations began the commemoration on Monday evening. Its Headquarters and the Empire Statebuilding in New York were lit up in orange - the colour that the UN has chosen to symbolize the commitment to end violence. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, said on Tuesday that the orange light shines on violence against women at home, in schools, in villages and cities in all nations… [[QUOTE: (0’15) “No country, no culture, no woman young or old is immune to this human rights violation. And very often, the perpetrators go unpunished.”]] Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called violence against women and girls a global pandemic. He said it is up to both women and men to bring it to an end. [[QUOTE: (0’12) “Let us commit ourselves together. Starting from today and all the year around, to put an end to this global disgrace.”]] This Week at the UN – 21 November 2014 http://webtv.un.org/watch/this-week-at-the-un-–-21-november-2014/3904072613001 This Week's top 3 news stories from the UN News Centre with video highlights of the fight against terrorism in Iraq and beyond, saving lives with toilets, and UNICEF’s 25th anniversary gala celebrating the Convention on the Rights of the Child. video3904072613001 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:08:39 -0500 3904072613001 220079 Celebration of 25 years Convention on the Rights of the Child http://webtv.un.org/watch/celebration-of-25-years-convention-on-the-rights-of-the-child/3902449781001 For children everywhere, 20 November is an important day. 25 years ago today, the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted at the United Nations. video3902449781001 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:49:45 -0500 3902449781001 166325 For children everywhere, 20 November is an important day. 25 years ago today, the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted at the United Nations. The Convention sets out civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights for all the world’s children. In the General Assembly today, Anthony Lake, UNICEF’s Executive Director, emphasized that the lives of children around the world have significantly improved, but many still suffer from preventable diseases, forced labour and abuse: QUOTE Anthony Lake: “On this day of celebration we must also ask ourselves some hard questions. How could we let this happen? How could we achieve progress for some, yet continue to fail so many?” Children themselves helped to remind the world what the convention is about: QUOTE children: “All children have the right to freedom of expression. All children have the right to survive. All children have the right to play. And sing.” The General Assembly Hall became a stage for artists who came out today, to support the children. Celebrities including Brazilian singer and activist Daniela Mercury, actor Hugh Jackman, former ABBA superstar Bjorn…and singer Laleh. Clip of performances Peace activist and performer Yoko Ono said to the children: QUOTE Yoko Ono: “Think peace, act peace and spread peace and imagine peace, thank you…” At the end of this unforgettable event, artists and children together performed John Lennon’s classic song ‘Imagine’. Cette semaine à l’ONU - 14 novembre 2014 http://webtv.un.org/watch/cette-semaine-à-l’onu-14-novembre-2014/3901527141001 Faits saillant du Centre d’Actualité des Nations Unies – Tour d’horizon de cette semaine comprend les efforts du HCR pour préparer l’hiver, le combat incessant de la MINAUCE face au virus Ebola ainsi qu’un défilé de mode au siège de l’ONU. video3901527141001 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:41:43 -0500 3901527141001 233431 Access to sanitation is a matter of dignity (Jan Eliasson) http://webtv.un.org/watch/access-to-sanitation-is-a-matter-of-dignity-jan-eliasson/3900385515001 For most people around the world, flushing a toilet is a mundane habit. But 1 billion human beings face the reality of open defecation. This is a particular problem for women and girls, because of the threat of sexual violence and the loss of privacy video3900385515001 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:23:23 -0500 3900385515001 68012 For most people around the world, flushing a toilet is a mundane habit. But 1 billion human beings face the reality of open defecation. This is a particular problem for women and girls, because of the threat of sexual violence and the loss of privacy. In celebration of World Toilet Day, the United Nations on Wednesday called on leaders in developing regions to help end open defecation. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson emphasized that sanitation is a human right that should be accessible for everyone. Quote Jan Eliasson: “For me it is a matter of dignity also. And that goes very much for women and girls in so many countries, 20 some countries, where the practice of open defecation is the case. We have some horrible examples of what can happen to girls and women who go out there in the field and get raped and abused…” A clean and safe toilet ensures a healthier life for children and adults. The UN is working to end open defecation by 2025. This Week at the UN – 14 November 2014 http://webtv.un.org/watch/this-week-at-the-un-–-14-november-2014/3892023874001 This Week's top 3 news stories from the UN News Centre with video highlights of UNHCR’s winterisation efforts in Iraq, UNMEER’s ongoing fight against Ebola, and how the universal language of fashion is spoken at the UN. video3892023874001 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:47:17 -0500 3892023874001 231991 This Week at the UN – 07 November 2014 http://webtv.un.org/watch/this-week-at-the-un-–-07-november-2014/3881060964001 This Week's top 3 news stories from the UN News Centre with video highlights of UNMEER’s ongoing Ebola response, the UN’s fight to end statelessness, and a special event on LGBT rights with Austrian pop-star Conchita Wurst. video3881060964001 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:45:25 -0500 3881060964001 205892 Cette semaine à l'ONU - 7 novembre 2014 http://webtv.un.org/watch/cette-semaine-à-lonu-7-novembre-2014/3884938875001 Faits saillants du Centre d'actualités de l'ONU - Tour d'horizon de cette semaine comprend la réponse continuelle des Nations Unies sur le virus Ebola, l'engagement de l'ONU pour mettre fin à l'apatridie et la rencontre du Secrétaire général video3884938875001 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:35:18 -0500 3884938875001 207912 Faits saillants du Centre d'actualités de l'ONU - Tour d'horizon de cette semaine comprend la réponse continuelle des Nations Unies sur le virus Ebola, l'engagement de l'ONU pour mettre fin à l'apatridie et la rencontre du Secrétaire général avec Conchita Wurst pour sensibilier à la cause des LGBT Cette semaine à l'ONU - 31 octobre 2014 http://webtv.un.org/watch/cette-semaine-à-lonu-31-octobre-2014/3870734504001 Nations Unies - Faits saillants du Centre d'actualités de l'ONU - Tour d'horizon de cette semaine comprend la réponse des Nations Unies sur le virus Ebola, le voyage du Secrétaire général dans la Corne de l'Afrique, et le premier Forum mondial de la video3870734504001 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 19:22:38 -0400 3870734504001 225838 Nations Unies - Faits saillants du Centre d'actualités de l'ONU - Tour d'horizon de cette semaine comprend la réponse des Nations Unies sur le virus Ebola, le voyage du Secrétaire général dans la Corne de l'Afrique, et le premier Forum mondial de la jeunesse. This Week at the UN - 31 October 2014 http://webtv.un.org/watch/this-week-at-the-un-31-october-2014/3868855428001 This Week's top 3 news stories from the UN News Centre with video highlights of the UN Ebola response, the Secretary-General's trip to the Horn of Africa, and the first-ever Global Youth Forum. video3868855428001 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:25:52 -0400 3868855428001 225002