United Nations Web TV - General Assembly President Copyright 2013-14 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:22:10 -0400 http://webtv.un.org Einar Gunnarsson (on behalf of the General Assembly President) at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) - General Assembly interactive hearings http://webtv.un.org/watch/einar-gunnarsson-on-behalf-of-the-general-assembly-president-at-the-world-summit-on-the-information-society-wsis-general-assembly-interactive-hearings/4334794564001 Statement delivered by H.E. Mr. Einar Gunnarsson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the UN on behalf of H.E. Sam Kutesa, President of the 69th session of the General Assembly, at the World Summit on the Information Society Interactive Hearings. video4334794564001 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:26:20 -0400 4334794564001 204373 Sam Kutesa (General Assembly President) at the High-level Commemorative Event “Srebrenica: Remembering and Honoring the Victims of the Genocide” http://webtv.un.org/watch/sam-kutesa-general-assembly-president-at-the-high-level-commemorative-event-“srebrenica-remembering-and-honoring-the-victims-of-the-genocide”/4332492831001 Remarks by H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, at the High-level Commemorative Event “Srebrenica: Remembering and Honoring the Victims of the Genocide”. video4332492831001 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:05:29 -0400 4332492831001 305493 Sam Kutesa (General Assembly President) at the High-level Event on Climate Change http://webtv.un.org/watch/sam-kutesa-general-assembly-president-at-the-high-level-event-on-climate-change/4328194690001 Opening statement by H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly at the High-level Event on Climate Change. video4328194690001 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:21:19 -0400 4328194690001 631189 Sam Kutesa (General Assembly President) at the Global Compact+15: Business as a Force for Good event http://webtv.un.org/watch/sam-kutesa-general-assembly-president-at-the-global-compact15-business-as-a-force-for-good-event/4321812751001 Statement by H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly at the "Global Compact+15: Business as a Force for Good" event to mark the United Nations Global Compact’s 15th anniversary. video4321812751001 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:44:13 -0400 4321812751001 292288 Sam Kutesa (General Assembly President) announces the winners of the UN Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize (22 June 2015) http://webtv.un.org/watch/sam-kutesa-general-assembly-president-announces-the-winners-of-the-un-nelson-rolihlahla-mandela-prize-22-june-2015/4313366400001 President Kutesa announces the winners of the United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize. Helena Ndume, of Namibia, and Jorge Sampaio, of Portugal, are the first ever laureates. video4313366400001 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:29:49 -0400 4313366400001 272640 H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the 69th Session of the General Assembly (PGA), has announced that Dr. Helena Ndume, of Namibia, and H.E. Mr. Jorge Sampaio, of Portugal, are the first ever laureates of the United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize. The Prize was established in June 2014 by the General Assembly to recognize the achievements of those who dedicate their lives to the service of humanity by promoting the purposes and principles of the United Nations while honouring and paying homage to Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life and legacy of reconciliation, political transition, and social transformation. The Selection Committee entrusted with the responsibility for selecting the winners decided on two laureates as the inaugural laureates of the first ever United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize. Dr. Helena Ndume of Namibia is an ophthalmologist whose life’s work has been the treatment of blindness and eye-related illnesses, both in Namibia and throughout the developing world. H.E. Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio of Portugal became a leader in the struggle for the restoration of democracy in Portugal, served as Deputy Minister for External Cooperation; as Mayor of Lisbon from 1989 to 1995, and, from 1996 to 2006, as President of the Republic. On behalf of Member States and on his own behalf, President Kutesa warmly congratulates Dr. Ndume and Mr. Sampaio and thanks the Selection Committee for its hard work and dedication. Nominations were received from a broad variety of sources including Member States and Observer States of the United Nations, entities and intergovernmental organizations having received a standing invitation to participate as observers in the sessions and work of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council, institutions of higher education, as well as independent research centres and institutes, NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, and laureates of the Prize. Chaired by the President of the General Assembly, the United Nations selection Committee for the Prize this year was composed of the Permanent Representatives of Algeria, Latvia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Sweden, representing the five United Nations geographical regional groups. The Permanent Representative of South Africa was an ex-officio member of the Committee. The UN Department of Public Information served as the secretariat. The award ceremony will take place on 24 July 2015, at United Nations Headquarters in New York. It will be part of the annual commemoration by the General Assembly of Nelson Mandela International Day. Sam Kutesa (General Assembly President) on the International Day of Yoga http://webtv.un.org/watch/sam-kutesa-general-assembly-president-on-the-international-day-of-yoga/4311220217001 Remarks by H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, at the UN Headquarters celebration of the first United Nations International Day of Yoga (#YogaDay). video4311220217001 Sun, 21 Jun 2015 13:35:12 -0400 4311220217001 238725 The traditional celebration of the summer solstice in Times Square included a celebration of the International Day of Yoga. At the United Nations, dignitaries made statements and there was a demonstration of some simple Asanas (yoga poses). Mogens Lykketoft (President-designate of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly) - General Assembly Media Stakeout (15 June 2015) http://webtv.un.org/watch/mogens-lykketoft-president-designate-of-the-70th-session-of-the-un-general-assembly-general-assembly-media-stakeout-15-june-2015/4298478603001 The United Nations General Assembly has elected by acclamation Mogens Lykketoft of Denmark as President of its upcoming 70th session. Informal comments to the media by Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, Speaker of the parliament of Denmark and video4298478603001 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:00:44 -0400 4298478603001 963584 The United Nations General Assembly has elected by acclamation Mogens Lykketoft of Denmark as President of its upcoming 70th session. Informal comments to the media by Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, Speaker of the parliament of Denmark and President-designate of the 70th session of the General Assembly's 70th session. General Assembly - 94th plenary meeting http://webtv.un.org/watch/general-assembly-94th-plenary-meeting/4298400508001 Election of the President of the General Assembly: election of the President of the General Assembly (Mogens Lykketoft of Denmark) for the seventieth session [item 4]. video4298400508001 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:31:48 -0400 4298400508001 3243115 Sam Kutesa (General Assembly President) on Ebola - General Assembly Informal Plenary (2 June 2015) http://webtv.un.org/watch/sam-kutesa-general-assembly-president-on-ebola-general-assembly-informal-plenary-2-june-2015/4270941258001 Remarks by H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, at the General Assembly Informal Plenary on Ebola. video4270941258001 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:18:59 -0400 4270941258001 344235 Sam Kutesa (General Assembly President) on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of UNRWA (UNRWA@65) - High level Conference http://webtv.un.org/watch/sam-kutesa-general-assembly-president-on-the-occasion-of-the-65th-anniversary-of-unrwa-unrwa65-high-level-conference/4270711617001 Remarks by H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). video4270711617001 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:22:51 -0400 4270711617001 199701 Remarks by H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). “UNRWA@65: Sustaining Human Development and Protecting Rights of Palestine Refugees”.