United Nations Web TV - Interviews Copyright 2013-14 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:11:29 -0400 http://webtv.un.org UN envoy highlights need to 'enrich the narrative about migration' http://webtv.un.org/watch/un-envoy-highlights-need-to-enrich-the-narrative-about-migration/5413789494001 UN envoy for international migration, Louise Arbour, flags the need to highlight the benefits migrants and refugees bring to societies. video5413789494001 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:08:38 -0400 5413789494001 97833 UN envoy for international migration, Louise Arbour, flags the need to highlight benefits migrants and refugees bring to communities Cautioning against existing stereotypes of migrants and refugees, the UN envoy calls for enriching the narrative about human mobility to allow the positive side of the story to be told. UN envoy reiterates urgency for political solution in South Sudan http://webtv.un.org/watch/un-envoy-reiterates-urgency-for-political-solution-in-south-sudan/5410049927001 Noting the "deteriorating" situation in South Sudan, the Secretary-General's Special Representative, David Shearer, outlines the UN's efforts to deliver protection and assistance, while stressing the need to push for a political solution. video5410049927001 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:32:17 -0400 5410049927001 93567 UN envoy for South Sudan, David Shearer, expresses concerns over the worsening conflict in the country. Despite difficulties on the ground, the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is stepping up to deliver protection and services to people in need. Mr. Shearer also stresses the need to move forward on a political solution to end the crisis in South Sudan. Must "act now" to tackle education crisis with new financing: Gordon Brown http://webtv.un.org/watch/must-act-now-to-tackle-education-crisis-with-new-financing-gordon-brown/5404930667001 UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown told UN News that "education has been neglected for too long," calling for the creation of a new financing compact between developed and developing countries. video5404930667001 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:40:52 -0400 5404930667001 115520 Speaking to UN News, Special Envoy Gordon Brown said the world is having an “education crisis,” and urged the international community to ensure sustainable funding so that every child receives quality education. Sexual exploitation and abuse: UN field support chief reiterates zero-tolerance policy http://webtv.un.org/watch/-sexual-exploitation-and-abuse-un-field-support-chief-reiterates-zero-tolerance-policy/5365907839001 'Protectors cannot be predators,' says UN field support chief, Atul Khare, as he pledges to eliminate the scourge of sexual exploitation and abuse, including acts committed by peacekeeping forces under the UN mandate. video5365907839001 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:48:52 -0400 5365907839001 67135 There is zero-tolerance for acts of sexual exploitation and abuse - including violations by peacekeeping forces, however few - committed under the UN flag. 'Protectors cannot be predators,' said UN Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, Atul Khare, in a recent interview, as he reiterated the world body's commitment to eliminating the scourge of sexual exploitation and abuse. Mr. Khare also outlined measures taken by the Organization, in order to ensure that actions are taken against the perpetrators, and that assistance - along with confidence - are provided to the victims and their families. Reducing disaster risk: UN envoy underscores need for prevention http://webtv.un.org/watch/reducing-disaster-risk-un-envoy-underscores-need-for-prevention/5362309057001 In this interview, UN envoy Robert Glasser explains why prevention is key to enhancing disaster risk reduction, and what can be done collectively to mitigate risk associated with disasters. video5362309057001 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:11:44 -0400 5362309057001 84948 Disaster risk reduction is an important component of the ongoing global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That is according to Robert Glasser, head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). Speaking to UN News ahead of the second anniversary of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 - adopted at the Third UN World Conference in Sendai, Japan, on March 18, 2015 - Mr. Glasser highlighted that over the past decades, disasters have given rise to substantial losses, casualties and humanitarian needs, noting that reaction alone is not enough. He underlined the need to scale up prevention globally, saying this would entail proactive strategies from all sectors of society, in terms of better incorporation of risk proofing in economic planning, as well as mitigation of climate change, so as to curb hydro-meteorological disasters. “联合国可持续发展目标全球青年行动”项目秘书长王则开就即将举行的“全球创意节”发表见解 http://webtv.un.org/watch/“联合国可持续发展目标全球青年行动”项目秘书长王则开就即将举行的“全球创意节”发表见解/5341433393001 video5341433393001 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:32:47 -0500 5341433393001 58197 联合国开发署可持续发展计划行动合作协调员陈晓曦就即将开幕的联合国可持续发展全球合作中心发表见解 http://webtv.un.org/watch/联合国开发署可持续发展计划行动合作协调员陈晓曦就即将开幕的联合国可持续发展全球合作中心发表见解/5341424442001 video5341424442001 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:31:27 -0500 5341424442001 45823 Humanitarian crises in Lake Chad region: UN relief chief calls for urgent financial support http://webtv.un.org/watch/humanitarian-crises-in-lake-chad-region-un-relief-chief-calls-for-urgent-financial-support-/5333139133001 UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, has made a strong case for the need to urgently assist over 10 million people in Africa's Lake Chad Basin, noting that the humanitarian support “is an investment for all of us.” video5333139133001 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:10:32 -0500 5333139133001 72640 UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, has made a strong case for the need to urgently aid over 10 million people in Africa's Lake Chad Basin, saying "it is an investment for all of us," while highlighting its implications for the broader global security. The remarks came ahead of a UN-led international conference for the Region, set to take place in Oslo, Norway, on 24 February. The Conference aims to seek funding support of $1.5 billion, in order to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of people affected by climatic events and the Boko Haram insurgency in the Region - mainly in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Head of UN Mission in Côte d’Ivoire hails peacekeepers as mission winds down http://webtv.un.org/watch/head-of-un-mission-in-côte-d’ivoire-hails-peacekeepers-as-mission-winds-down/5325356849001 As the UN peacekeepers exit Côte d’Ivoire, the head of the UN Mission in the country, Aïchatou Mindaoudou has hailed them, saying they demonstrated "a great sense of professionalism and commitment" to bringing peace and stability to the country. video5325356849001 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:04:31 -0500 5325356849001 125482 As the UN peacekeepers exited Côte d’Ivoire on 15 February 2017, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission in the country, Aïchatou Mindaoudou has hailed them, saying the blue helmets demonstrated "a great sense of professionalism and commitment" to bringing peace and stability to the country. In an interview with UN News, she also noted that “nothing was possible” for peace and stability to prevail without the commitment from the people of Côte d’Ivoire. Stephen O'Brien (OCHA) and Elaine Weidman-Grunewald (Ericsson) on Using Technology to Engage Communities During Humanitarian Emergencies - World Economic Forum 2017 http://webtv.un.org/watch/stephen-obrien-ocha-and-elaine-weidman-grunewald-ericsson-on-using-technology-to-engage-communities-during-humanitarian-emergencies-world-economic-forum-2017/5290666019001 ‎Interview with H.E. Mr. Stephen O'Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, and Ms. Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, Senior Vice President and Chief video5290666019001 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:30:40 -0500 5290666019001 842047 ‎Interview with H.E. Mr. Stephen O'Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, and Ms. Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Ericsson, on "Using Technology to Engage Communities During Humanitarian Emergencies" at the World Economic Forum 2017 (17-20 January 2017 in Davos, Switzerland).