United Nations Web TV - General Assembly President Copyright 2013-14 Sun, 09 Aug 2020 18:32:49 +0000 http://webtv.un.org Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (General Assembly President) on the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki http://webtv.un.org/watch/tijjani-muhammad-bande-general-assembly-president-on-the-75th-anniversary-of-the-bombing-of-hiroshima-and-nagasaki/6178567036001 Video message by Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the UN General Assembly, on the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki video6178567036001 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 22:38:58 +0000 6178567036001 134272 Video message by Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the UN General Assembly, on the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (General Assembly President) on the observance of the annual Nelson Mandela International Day - General Assembly Informal meeting http://webtv.un.org/watch/tijjani-muhammad-bande-general-assembly-president-on-the-observance-of-the-annual-nelson-mandela-international-day-general-assembly-informal-meeting/6173305960001 Remarks by Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the UN General Assembly on the General Assembly's observance of the annual Nelson Mandela International Day (Informal meeting). video6173305960001 Mon, 20 Jul 2020 17:38:16 +0000 6173305960001 407467 Remarks by Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the UN General Assembly on the General Assembly's observance of the annual Nelson Mandela International Day (Informal meeting). quot(...) In 2009, the General Assembly established Nelson Mandela International Day, to celebrate the remarkable life and contribution of Nelson Mandela each year on the day of his birth, July 18th. This Day provides us with a moment to reflect upon the contribution of Nelson Mandela to our world, and to re-affirm our collective commitment to eradicate racism and racial discrimination in every context. Nelson Mandela provided the world with a moral compass throughout his life: demonstrating his uncompromising commitment to humanity through his actions and unwavering commitment to freedom, justice, peace and human rights. His efforts and sacrifice paved the way for the liberation and democratization of South Africa, heralding a new era of hope for communities around the world. In his life and in his legacy, Madiba has inspired generations of changemakers around the world to practice humility while standing up for what is right – even when the odds are not in our favour. Let us not forget his words, “Everything seems impossible, until it is done.” (...)quot - Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the UN General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (General Assembly President) congratulates the 2020 Mandela Prize Winners http://webtv.un.org/watch/tijjani-muhammad-bande-general-assembly-president-congratulates-the-2020-mandela-prize-winners-/6172459177001 The President of the United Nations General Assembly offered personal congratulations to the two winners of the 2020 United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize. General Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad Bande spoke by video link to Dr. video6172459177001 Fri, 17 Jul 2020 13:31:47 +0000 6172459177001 88938 The President of the United Nations General Assembly offered personal congratulations to the two winners of the 2020 United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize. General Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad Bande spoke by video link to Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté, Executive Director, Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children, and Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, President of the Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation, President of the “ELPIDA” Association of Friends of Children with Cancer, President of the Orama ELPIDAS Association and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. The Prize, which is granted every five years, recognizes the achievements of those who dedicated their lives to the service of humanity as guided by the purposes and principles of the UN, while honouring and paying homage to Mandela’s extraordinary life and legacy of reconciliation, political transition and social transformation. President of the General Assembly statement to the World Youth Skills Day 2020 http://webtv.un.org/watch/president-of-the-general-assembly-statement-to-the-world-youth-skills-day-2020/6171925611001 The President of the UN General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande said that young people are key agents in the fight against climate change, the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and achieving the 2030 Agenda but are also particularly vulnerable video6171925611001 Wed, 15 Jul 2020 22:56:05 +0000 6171925611001 150740 The President of the UN General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande said that young people are key agents in the fight against climate change, the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and achieving the 2030 Agenda but are also particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a video statement to the Webinar Event on World Youth Skills Day 2020, the President of the General Assembly called on all stakeholders to use the event to discuss concrete solutions to empowering young people with the right skills for the era of COVID-19 and beyond adding, 'Building Back Better' is only possible if we invest in our young generation, empower their participation in society and increase their access to education, training and jobs. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (General Assembly President) on the 2020 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2020), 11th meeting http://webtv.un.org/watch/tijjani-muhammad-bande-general-assembly-president-on-the-2020-high-level-political-forum-on-sustainable-development-hlpf-2020-11th-meeting/6171592603001 Remarks by Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the UN General Assembly on the 2020 Ministerial Segment of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and the High-Level Segment of the Economic and Social Council - 11th meeting. video6171592603001 Tue, 14 Jul 2020 17:54:59 +0000 6171592603001 413973 Remarks by Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the UN General Assembly on the 2020 Ministerial Segment of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and the High-Level Segment of the Economic and Social Council - 11th meeting. quot (...) Excellencies, Progress requires financing. We acknowledged this in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, however in the light of the socio-economic fall-out resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic funding is critical. The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing systemic and structural inequalities in all countries. Our response must focus on the two-thirds of the world’s population at risk of being left behind. Markets have closed, supply chains have been disrupted, schools have been shut. Up to 160 million jobs in tourism, manufacturing and commodity sectors in developing countries have been jeopardized threatening economic growth and decent jobs. Those who are malnourished are more likely to have underlying conditions and thus susceptible to more severe symptoms of COVID-19. Social distancing and handwashing are a luxury for too many people living in poverty or fragile contexts. For the most vulnerable people, there will never be a return to normal. Together, we must work to alleviate the impact on the well-being and livelihoods of people in developing countries and build back better to bolster their economies. In order to move beyond COVID-19 we must uphold our commitments to finance sustainable development efforts. As we move forward, we need to re-think how we undertake our work. We must forge new partnerships and create vital fiscal space for investments to guarantee sustainable development for countries in need. We need to support the most vulnerable countries from sliding into disorderly defaults. This will require improved governance, fair tax systems and a renewed commitment to eliminate illicit financial flows. Durable solutions emanate from strong political will and resilient institutions. We have to build economies for the future and ensure decent work for all. This is the foundation of a future where no one is excluded where the voice of every woman and girl around the world is heard and heeded. When we sat together at the SDG Summit, we could not have imagined that the HLPF in 2020 would be in an entirely virtual format. I commend the 47 countries presenting Voluntary National Reviews which begin the first year of the second cycle for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda. We each have something to teach and something to learn and this week we will learn about important developments and experiences at the national level through the Voluntary National Reviews. These VNRs will highlight accelerated actions that can set us up on the transformative pathways necessary to achieve the Goals. Preparation has not been easy, and I applaud all Member States and Major Groups and Other Stakeholders for their determination to succeed despite the crisis. Excellencies, The reality is our Decade of Action and Delivery has become the Decade of Recovery. The SDGs must be at the forefront of government strategies for recovery to safeguard our communities against future shocks by building resilient systems. This is a moment of reckoning. Now is the time to build back better, to step up our ambition and translate the Global Goals into local action in order to create the future we want (...)quot - Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the UN General Assembly [Excerpt] Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (General Assembly President) the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 http://webtv.un.org/watch/tijjani-muhammad-bande-general-assembly-president-the-state-of-food-security-and-nutrition-in-the-world-2020/6171314734001 Remarks by Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the UN General Assembly, the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020. video6171314734001 Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:33:13 +0000 6171314734001 295188 Remarks by Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the UN General Assembly, the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (PGA) on the High-level Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide http://webtv.un.org/watch/tijjani-muhammad-bande-pga-on-the-high-level-commemoration-of-the-25th-anniversary-of-the-srebrenica-genocide/6170808718001 Remarks by H.E. Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the 74th session of the General Assembly, on the High-level Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide. video6170808718001 Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:49:57 +0000 6170808718001 325610 During the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina more than 8.000 Bosniak men and boys were killed in and around the town of Srebrenica in July 1995 - a crime which was later labelled by the UN Secretary-General as the worst crime on European soil since the Second World War. The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Court of Justice later determined that the mass murder at Srebrenica amounted to an act of genocide - a classification widely shared within the international community but still not universally accepted. The UN later acknowledged its responsibility for failing to protect the people who sought shelter and relief in Srebrenica, which led to its resolve to take early and effective action to prevent the recurrence of such a tragedy. 25 years later, divisive and nationalist rhetoric, denials and trivializations of the genocide in Srebrenica and other crimes as well as glorification of war criminals continue. It is therefore essential to continue on the path of transitional justice, which is the only way that can lead to genuine reconciliation and lasting peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the whole Western Balkans region. The High-level Commemoration aims to provide Member States with the opportunity to express their solidarity and share their best practices to achieve reconciliation. It also provides an opportunity to look at how UN peacekeeping missions can help prevent future atrocities. Speakers: - H.E. Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the 74th session of the General Assembly - Mr. Adama Dieng, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide - Ms. Amina Krvavac, Director of the War Childhood Museums Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (General Assembly President) on the International Day of Vesak 2020 - Virtual belated commemoration http://webtv.un.org/watch/tijjani-muhammad-bande-general-assembly-president-on-the-international-day-of-vesak-2020-virtual-belated-commemoration-/6168843501001 Remarks by Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the UN General Assembly, on the virtual belated commemoration of the International Day of Vesak 2020. video6168843501001 Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:14:38 +0000 6168843501001 159338 Remarks by Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the UN General Assembly, on the virtual belated commemoration of the International Day of Vesak 2020. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (General Assembly President) on the Virtual Briefing of the Group of Friends for Education and Lifelong Learning http://webtv.un.org/watch/tijjani-muhammad-bande-general-assembly-president-on-the-virtual-briefing-of-the-group-of-friends-for-education-and-lifelong-learning/6168654212001 Video message by Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the UN General Assembly for the Virtual Briefing of the Group of Friends for Education and Lifelong Learning. The President of the UN General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande said that the video6168654212001 Wed, 01 Jul 2020 20:35:27 +0000 6168654212001 161087 Video message by Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the UN General Assembly for the Virtual Briefing of the Group of Friends for Education and Lifelong Learning. The President of the UN General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande said that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented school and university closures that have disrupted the education of over 1.6 billion learners, which affected their basic literacy achievements and threatened their analytical skills and critical thinking. In his message to the Virtual Briefing of the Group of Friends of Education and Lifelong Learning, the President of the General Assembly called on the Group to recommit to allocating at least 4 of GDP and at least 15 of public expenditure to education, while calling on donors to meet the UN target of 0.7 of gross national income to foreign aid and allocate 10 of that aid to primary and secondary education, to help bridge the annual financing gap regarding education.quot Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (General Assembly 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/tijjani-muhammad-bande-general-assembly-president-on-trends-options-and-strategies-in-poverty-eradication-across-the-world-general-assembly-virtual-high-level-meeting-on-poverty-eradication/6168296770001 Opening remarks by Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the UN General Assembly, on 'Trends, options and strategies in poverty eradication across the world' during the General Assembly Virtual high-level meeting on poverty eradication. video6168296770001 Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:28:37 +0000 6168296770001 363627 Opening remarks by Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the UN General Assembly, on 'Trends, options and strategies in poverty eradication across the world' during the General Assembly Virtual high-level meeting on poverty eradication.