United Nations Web TV - Economic and Social Council Copyright 2013-14 Tue, 14 Jul 2020 17:04:38 +0000 http://webtv.un.org Mona Juul (ECOSOC President) on the 1st meeting of the 2020 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2020) http://webtv.un.org/watch/mona-juul-ecosoc-president-on-the-1st-meeting-of-the-2020-high-level-political-forum-on-sustainable-development-hlpf-2020/6169884961001 Opening remarks by Mona Juul, Permanent Representative of Norway, and current President of the Economic and Social Council, on the 1st meeting of the 2020 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2020). video6169884961001 Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:16:57 +0000 6169884961001 272960 Opening remarks by Mona Juul, Permanent Representative of Norway, and current President of the Economic and Social Council, on the 1st meeting of the 2020 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2020). ECOSOC Integration Segment 2020 http://webtv.un.org/watch/ecosoc-integration-segment-2020/6169704368001 The 2020 Integration Segment of ECOSOC was chaired by His Excellency Mher Margaryan, Vice-President of ECOSOC (Armenia). During the Integration Segment, the Economic and Social Council discussed the combined UN system’s analysis and policy proposals video6169704368001 Mon, 06 Jul 2020 21:42:10 +0000 6169704368001 11832618 The 2020 Integration Segment of ECOSOC was chaired by His Excellency Mher Margaryan, Vice-President of ECOSOC (Armenia). During the Integration Segment, the Economic and Social Council discussed the combined UN system’s analysis and policy proposals on the 2020 theme of ECOSOC and HLPF on “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development” through the lens of overcoming the human crisis and recovering better from the COVID-19 pandemic. - Opening - Session on “Getting back on track for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals” - Session on “Leaving no one behind in the context of COVID-19 and the decade of action and delivery” - Closing António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the ECOSOC Integration Segment 2020 http://webtv.un.org/watch/antónio-guterres-un-secretary-general-on-the-ecosoc-integration-segment-2020/6169622791001 Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the ECOSOC Integration Segment 2020. quot(...)These unprecedented times call for deep reflection and strong action. In the face of fragility, leaders of all kinds video6169622791001 Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:26:57 +0000 6169622791001 214912 Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the ECOSOC Integration Segment 2020. quot(...)These unprecedented times call for deep reflection and strong action. In the face of fragility, leaders of all kinds need to be humble, and to recognize the vital importance of unity and solidarity, both within and beyond the United Nations family. The new structures and capacities we established as part of the reform of the United Nations Development System are strengthening our coordination and our ability to act quickly and with greater unity and impact. ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies have also responded quickly. This segment, with its focus on integrating all the dimensions of sustainable development, can play a key role in ensuring that the response to COVID-19 stays true to the promise of the 2030 Agenda. As Chair of the United Nations Chief Executives Board, I am determined that the UN system will be at the centre of a coherent, people-centred recovery that is shaped by human rights. We must work together more closely than ever before, in a networked, inclusive and effective multilateralism that links the whole UN system with regional organizations, international financial institutions, civil society, businesses, cities, regions and others. We are facing enormously complex and interdependent challenges. I repeat my call for everyone – Governments, civil society, the private sector, and development partners — to accelerate coordinated global action to ensure that we recover better from this crisis, and deliver together on the promise of the 2030 Agenda (...)quot - António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations [Excerpt] Mona Juul (ECOSOC President)on 'Trends, options and strategies in poverty eradication across the world' - General Assembly Virtual high-level meeting on poverty eradication http://webtv.un.org/watch/mona-juul-ecosoc-presidenton-trends-options-and-strategies-in-poverty-eradication-across-the-world-general-assembly-virtual-high-level-meeting-on-poverty-eradication/6168296768001 Remarks by Mona Juul, Permanent Representative of Norway, and current President of the Economic and Social Council, on 'Trends, options and strategies in poverty eradication across the world' during the General Assembly Virtual high-level meeting on video6168296768001 Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:35:46 +0000 6168296768001 236820 Remarks by Mona Juul, Permanent Representative of Norway, and current President of the Economic and Social Council, on 'Trends, options and strategies in poverty eradication across the world' during the General Assembly Virtual high-level meeting on poverty eradication. Mona Juul (ECOSOC President) on the commemoration of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations - General Assembly http://webtv.un.org/watch/mona-juul-ecosoc-president-on-the-commemoration-of-the-signing-of-the-charter-of-the-united-nations-general-assembly/6167485067001 Opening remarks by Mona Juul, Permanent Representative of Norway, and current President of the Economic and Social Council, on the commemoration of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations - General Assembly. video6167485067001 Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:59:09 +0000 6167485067001 249920 Opening remarks by Mona Juul, Permanent Representative of Norway, and current President of the Economic and Social Council, on the commemoration of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations - General Assembly. Results of the Members of the Economic and Social Council Elections 2020 - General Assembly Announcement by the current President of the General Assembly http://webtv.un.org/watch/results-of-the-members-of-the-economic-and-social-council-elections-2020-general-assembly-announcement-by-the-current-president-of-the-general-assembly/6165056345001 Having obtained two-thirds majority of members present and voting and the greatest number of votes, the following 18 States are elected members of ECOSOC for a 3-year term beginning on 1 January 2021: video6165056345001 Wed, 17 Jun 2020 20:42:00 +0000 6165056345001 321152 Having obtained two-thirds majority of members present and voting and the greatest number of votes, the following 18 States are elected members of ECOSOC for a 3-year term beginning on 1 January 2021: Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Japan, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mexico, Nigeria, Portugal, Solomon Islands, United Kingdom and Zimbabwe. (4th virtual meeting) ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2020 - Closing of the Segment, including the Chair’s Summary of the discussion over the course of the deliberations http://webtv.un.org/watch/4th-virtual-meeting-ecosoc-humanitarian-affairs-segment-2020-closing-of-the-segment-including-the-chair’s-summary-of-the-discussion-over-the-course-of-the-deliberations/6163477906001 The theme for the 2020 ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) will be “Reinforcing humanitarian assistance in the context of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations: taking action for people-centred solutions, strengthening effectiveness, video6163477906001 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 22:03:33 +0000 6163477906001 2473877 The theme for the 2020 ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) will be “Reinforcing humanitarian assistance in the context of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations: taking action for people-centred solutions, strengthening effectiveness, respecting international humanitarian law and promoting the humanitarian principles”. The ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) has been an essential platform for discussing the activities and issues related to strengthening the coordination of the humanitarian assistance of the United Nations. The HAS provides a key opportunity for Member States, the United Nations system, development actors, the private sector and other humanitarian partners to discuss emerging and pressing humanitarian issues. - Closing of the Segment, including the Chair’s Summary of the discussion over the course of the deliberations. Chair: • H.E. Mr. Omar Hilale, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco, and Vice-President of ECOSOC (3rd virtual meeting) ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2020 - High-Level Panel: Mobilizing action to improve humanitarian assistance for internally displaced persons and achieve durable solutions http://webtv.un.org/watch/3rd-virtual-meeting-ecosoc-humanitarian-affairs-segment-2020-high-level-panel-mobilizing-action-to-improve-humanitarian-assistance-for-internally-displaced-persons-and-achieve-durable-solutions/6163475214001 High-Level Panel: Mobilizing action to improve humanitarian assistance for internally displaced persons and achieve durable solutions By the end of 2019, the global population of internally displaced persons due to conflict, violence and video6163475214001 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 22:05:28 +0000 6163475214001 10305215 High-Level Panel: Mobilizing action to improve humanitarian assistance for internally displaced persons and achieve durable solutions By the end of 2019, the global population of internally displaced persons due to conflict, violence and disasters reached an all-time high of more than 50 million. In 2020, in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, internally displaced persons are disproportionally exposed to the disease and its impacts, from job losses to food shortages, compounding existing vulnerabilities and reinforcing the need for efforts to strengthen their resilience and advance durable solutions. Ever more people are displaced for ever longer periods of time, reinforcing the need to find solutions to protracted displacement. In several subregions, conflict increasingly intersects with disasters and droughts in driving displacement, complicating the search for durable solutions and testing the resilience of host communities. This panel explored concrete ways the international community can better support IDPs, host communities and governments to help IDPs move towards durable solutions to internal displacement. Panellists shared experiences of diverse needs of IDPs and new approaches towards achieving durable solutions and how long-term solutions can be advanced from the very outset of a humanitarian emergency. Chair: • H.E. Mr. Omar Hilale, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco, and Vice-President of ECOSOC Moderator: • Mr. Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Panellists: • Ms. Federica Mogherini, Co-Chair, United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement • Government Representatives • Ms. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights • Mr. Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees • Mr. António Vitorino, Director General, International Organization for Migration • Dr. Asha Mohammed, Secretary General, Kenya Red Cross Society • Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum • H.E. Dr. Nasir Ahmad Andisha, Co-Chair of the Group of Friends on Internal Displacement and Permanent representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office in Geneva • Ms. Veronica Ngum Ndi, Gender Officer, Coordinating Unit of Associations of Persons with Disabilities (2nd virtual meeting) ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2020 - High-Level Panel: Improving humanitarian effectiveness through new technology and innovation: opportunities and challenges http://webtv.un.org/watch/2nd-virtual-meeting-ecosoc-humanitarian-affairs-segment-2020-high-level-panel-improving-humanitarian-effectiveness-through-new-technology-and-innovation-opportunities-and-challenges/6163173463001 High-Level Panel: Improving humanitarian effectiveness through new technology and innovation: opportunities and challenges This panel discussed concrete ways the humanitarian sector is improving humanitarian effectiveness in a changing video6163173463001 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 02:43:37 +0000 6163173463001 8130218 High-Level Panel: Improving humanitarian effectiveness through new technology and innovation: opportunities and challenges This panel discussed concrete ways the humanitarian sector is improving humanitarian effectiveness in a changing landscape through use of new technology and innovation. It showcased examples of new technology and innovation being used in humanitarian preparedness and response to improve the impact of humanitarian operations, and share best practices and lessons learned. The panel discussed how the humanitarian sector is positioning itself to work with partners, including regional, national, and local actors, and the private sector and to identify and roll-out further opportunities. It also identified some risks and challenges associated with new and emerging technologies and how these can be mitigated. This included considerations of data protection and protection against privacy breaches, the potential curtailment of personal liberties through the misuse of data, the spread of misinformation and disinformation, and the use of technology to stigmatize or incite tensions, as well as the need to respect international norms. Chair: • H.E. Mr. Omar Hilale, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco and Vice-President of ECOSOC Moderator: • Mr. Ramesh Rajasingham, Acting Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Panellists: • Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild, Under-Secretary-General for Digital Cooperation • Ms. Valerie Guarnieri, Assistant Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme • Mr. Balthasar Staehelin, Director of Digital Transformation and Data, International Committee of the Red Cross • Ms. Adelina Kamal, Executive Director, ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management • Dr. Patrick Meier, CEO, WeRobotics, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy • Mr. Raj Kumar, Founding President amp Editor-in-Chief of Devex • Mr. Christopher Fabian, Senior Advisor on Innovation, UNICEF • Member States (1st virtual meeting) ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2020 - High-Level Panel: Addressing the increasing complexity of health challenges in humanitarian contexts http://webtv.un.org/watch/1st-virtual-meeting-ecosoc-humanitarian-affairs-segment-2020-high-level-panel-addressing-the-increasing-complexity-of-health-challenges-in-humanitarian-contexts/6163188545001 This panel focused on critical next steps needed to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and respond to increasing needs driven by it, recognizing in the trends in recent years of disease outbreaks and epidemics. Panellists discussed video6163188545001 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 02:27:15 +0000 6163188545001 10201130 This panel focused on critical next steps needed to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and respond to increasing needs driven by it, recognizing in the trends in recent years of disease outbreaks and epidemics. Panellists discussed how the UN and its partners are mobilizing responses, and working with local organizations, to respond and adapt to current and future challenges, identifying emerging needs, addressing access challenges, delivering by remote, implementing preparedness measures to mitigate further risks. They discussed how to anchor these new approaches in humanitarian principles in a context where humanitarian needs are driven by an ever more complex mix of health, economic, development crises, and increasingly protracted conflicts. Panellists discussed the measures that are needed to lower the human costs of these new dynamics, providing first-hand examples of how they are managing to deliver in such challenging environments. They described ways they are meeting the urgent existing needs, even as the COVID-19 threatens to drive already historic levels of hunger to new extremes and add hundreds of millions to the ranks of poverty. They also discussed solutions for facilitating the flow of humanitarian and medical supplies to where they are most needed. Finally, the pandemic’s mental health and psychosocial (MHPSS) impacts were discussed, along with solutions for affected people, and for front-line humanitarian workers. Under his authority as Vice-President of ECOSOC, the Chair of the Humanitarian Affairs Segment presented a “Call to Action” in support of the humanitarian response in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which amplified the urgency of mitigating the humanitarian impact of the crisis, and prepare to minimize the risks of future epidemics and pandemics. - Chair: • H.E. Mr. Omar Hilale, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco and Vice-President of ECOSOC - Moderator: • Mr. Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Panellists: • H.E. Ms. Sigrid Kaag, Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation • Dr. Ibrahima Socé Fall, Assistant Director-General for Emergency Response, World Health Organization • Mr. Amir Abdulla, Deputy Executive Director, World Food Programme • Mr. Jagan Chapagain, Secretary General of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) • Dr. Christos Christou, International President of Médecins Sans Frontiers • Dr. Raji Tajudeen, Head, Division of Public Health Institutes and Research, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention • Ms. Atim Caroline Ogwang, Director, South Sudan Women with Disability Network (SSWDN)