United Nations Web TV - Daily news story Copyright 2013-14 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:11:44 -0400 http://webtv.un.org Ark of Return designer Rodney Leon visits Quarry http://webtv.un.org/watch/ark-of-return-designer-rodney-leon-visits-quarry/3861025633001 Architect Rodney Leon visits Vermont Quarries in the United States to select the most appropriate marble to start building his winning design for the Permanent Memorial in Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade video3861025633001 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:51:26 -0400 3861025633001 181302 Architect Rodney Leon visits Vermont Quarries in the United States to select the most appropriate marble to start building his winning design for the Permanent Memorial in Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to be erected on the grounds of the United Nations. This Week at the UN – 24 October 2014 http://webtv.un.org/watch/this-week-at-the-un-24-october-2014/3857489157001 Video highlights from the UN News Centre - this week's round-up includes UN efforts against sexual violence in South Sudan, arrival of Ebola experimental candidate vaccines, and celebrating the UN’s 69th birthday. video3857489157001 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:06:14 -0400 3857489157001 167045 Sexual violence key feature of the continuing conflict in South Sudan http://webtv.un.org/watch/sexual-violence-key-feature-of-the-continuing-conflict-in-south-sudan/3849862518001 Sexual violence is widespread in South Sudan. The UN Secretary General's Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura just visited the country. At the end of her time there, she stated that the sexual violence against video3849862518001 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:54:54 -0400 3849862518001 79436 Sexual violence is widespread in South Sudan. The UN Secretary General's Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura just visited the country. At the end of her time there, she stated that the sexual violence against women and girls perpetrated by all parties to the conflict is among the worst she had ever seen. She warns that 'the bodies of women and children are the battleground of the conflict'. A joint message issued by the UN and South Sudan's government outlines clear steps that will be taken to prevent and address sexual violence crimes. One of the measures is to issue clear orders through the army chain of command prohibiting sexual violence. Bangura explained on Monday at UN Headquarters in New York that the crimes are ordered, 'so it can be controlled': [[QUOTE 0'15 - Zainab Hawa Bangura: "It is not a crime that happened by accident. That's the reason that we try to work with people to make sure you give the command order, to ensure that structures and systems are put in place and when this crime is committed is has to be investigated and when it is investigated it has to be prosecuted."]] South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011. Since last year, government troops and rebels have been engaged in bitter fighting with well over a 100,000 people displaced and atrocities being committed. United Nations continues to ramp-up its Ebola response http://webtv.un.org/watch/united-nations-continues-to-ramp-up-its-ebola-response/3841554785001 More than 530 thousand people in the Ebola affected countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, are receiving food assistance from the UN World Food Programme WFP, the organization said on Wednesday. video3841554785001 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:20:10 -0400 3841554785001 118469 More than 530 thousand people in the Ebola affected countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, are receiving food assistance from the UN World Food Programme WFP, the organization said on Wednesday. Other supplies that were brought to the area included water tanks and washing units. The Ebola epidemic continues growing in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization warned that by December there will be ten thousand new cases per week in West Africa. Anthony Banbury, head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response UNMEER, is worried that the international community is falling short in stopping the spread of the disease. 'Ebola got a head start on us' and it looks like the disease is winning the race, he told the Security Council on Tuesday: [[QUOTE ANTHONY BANBURY: “We either stop Ebola now or we face an entirely unprecedented situation for which we do not have a plan”]] UN Ambassador Marjon Kamara from Liberia explained the urgent situation her government faces: [[QUOTE MARJON KAMARA: "The Government, with support of the US military and many other faithful partners, is racing against time to establish new isolation and treatment centers, community centers, which remain the single most critical need. Because if you cannot take in people who report the disease to you, you can do nothing."]] 35 Ebola survivors will meet in Kenema in Sierra Leone this week, UNICEF announced on Wednesday. The survivors will learn how to deal with trauma and stigmatisation. According to the World Health Organization some nine thousand people are infected with Ebola and nearly 4500 people have died. This Week at the UN – 12 September 2014 http://webtv.un.org/watch/this-week-at-the-un-12-september-2014/3782649180001 Video highlights from the UN News Centre - this week's round-up includes children in armed conflict, Ebola, ozone layer recovery, global economy report, child labour in Central Asia, and rugby for a good cause. video3782649180001 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:52:38 -0400 3782649180001 245250 Cette semaine à l'ONU - 5 septembre 2014 http://webtv.un.org/watch/cette-semaine-lonu-5-septembre-2014/3773977277001 Faits saillants vidéo du Centre d'actualités de l'ONU - Le tour d'horizon cette semaine comprend des experts réunis sur le virus Ebola, l'insécurité alimentaire en Somalie, l'UNICEF et la protection des enfants contre la violence et la Conférence des video3773977277001 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:39:25 -0400 3773977277001 270490 Faits saillants vidéo du Centre d'actualités de l'ONU - Le tour d'horizon cette semaine comprend des experts réunis sur le virus Ebola, l'insécurité alimentaire en Somalie, l'UNICEF et la protection des enfants contre la violence et la Conférence des Petits Etats insulaires à Samoa. This Week at the UN – 05 September 2014 http://webtv.un.org/watch/this-week-at-the-un-05-september-2014/3769904412001 Video highlights from the UN News Centre - this week's round-up includes experts meeting Ebola, Somalia food insecurity, UNICEF on protecting children against violence and the Samoa small islands conference. video3769904412001 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:10:39 -0400 3769904412001 269097 Cette semaine à l'ONU - 29 août 2014 http://webtv.un.org/watch/cette-semaine-lonu-29-aot-2014/3756933326001 Faits saillants vidéo du Centre d'actualité de l'ONU - tour d'horizon cette semaine comprend la malnutrition au Soudan du Sud les atrocités en Syrie, dernière entrevue avec Navi Pillay, en tant que chef des droits de l'homme, les cigarettes électroni video3756933326001 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:39:37 -0400 3756933326001 217484 Faits saillants vidéo du Centre d'actualité de l'ONU - tour d'horizon cette semaine comprend la malnutrition au Soudan du Sud les atrocités en Syrie, dernière entrevue avec Navi Pillay, en tant que chef des droits de l'homme, les cigarettes électroniques, et la Conférence de Samoa sur les petits États insulaires. This Week at the UN – 29 August 2014 http://webtv.un.org/watch/this-week-at-the-un-29-august-2014/3756564256001 Video highlights from the UN News Centre - this week's round-up includes South Sudan malnutrition, mass atrocities in Syria, Navi Pillay's final interview as human rights chief, e-cigarettes, and the Samoa conference on small island States. video3756564256001 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:22:25 -0400 3756564256001 230180 Cette semaine à l'ONU - 22 août 2014 http://webtv.un.org/watch/cette-semaine-lonu-22-aot-2014/3749711277001 Résumé vidéo du Centre d'actualités de l'ONU - Le tour d'horizon cette semaine comprend les efforts humanitaires de l'ONU en Iraq, la réunion du Conseil de sécurité sur la bande de Gaza, la journée mondiale des humanitaires, le point sur le virus video3749711277001 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:36:16 -0400 3749711277001 210861 Résumé vidéo du Centre d'actualités de l'ONU - Le tour d'horizon cette semaine comprend les efforts humanitaires de l'ONU en Iraq, la réunion du Conseil de sécurité sur la bande de Gaza, la journée mondiale des humanitaires, le point sur le virus Ebola, et 500 jours pour la réalisation des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement.