United Nations Web TV - Other Features Copyright 2013-14 Sat, 06 Mar 2021 18:35:40 +0000 http://webtv.un.org quotAre you the Scorpion?quot Melissa Fleming (UN) interviews Alice Nderitu (UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide) - Awake at Night: S3-Episode20 http://webtv.un.org/watch/are-you-the-scorpion-melissa-fleming-un-interviews-alice-nderitu-un-secretary-general’s-special-advisor-on-the-prevention-of-genocide-awake-at-night-s3-episode20/6237517185001 “Genocide is a human creation so there has to be a human solution to it. What the world hasn't learned is what to do about the response….The early warning is there [...] but response is extremely poor. For ‘never again’ to work, we need to invest video6237517185001 Fri, 05 Mar 2021 21:13:20 +0000 6237517185001 82795 “Genocide is a human creation so there has to be a human solution to it. What the world hasn't learned is what to do about the response….The early warning is there [...] but response is extremely poor. For ‘never again’ to work, we need to invest energy in addressing the foundations that produce the people who end up becoming genociders.” In this episode of Awake at Night, Alice Nderitu, the Secretary General’s Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide, speaks candidly about her experiences mediating in areas of conflict and how her powerful storytelling techniques built a peace agreement between 56 ethnic communities that still stands today. She also shares the indicators that can lead to violence and the importance of being an active listener. When Alice was a young girl, she had told her brother quot'I'm going to be an elder, and I'm going to sit there and I'll make decisions.’ And my brother would tell me, ‘You’re a girl. Girls don't get to do that. Only men can do that.’ And so we...now it's a joke between us.quot Screen-shot photo credit: ©United Nations Making Nature Count http://webtv.un.org/watch/making-nature-count/6236717103001 Since the beginning of time, we have treated nature as a free and endless provider of services. We hike in forests, swim in oceans and use its resources without a second thought. But even if we don’t pay for these goods and services, their video6236717103001 Tue, 02 Mar 2021 17:31:36 +0000 6236717103001 119957 Since the beginning of time, we have treated nature as a free and endless provider of services. We hike in forests, swim in oceans and use its resources without a second thought. But even if we don’t pay for these goods and services, their value is far from zero. The United Nations Statistical Commission adopts a new framework which enables countries to go beyond GDP and finally make nature count. The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting – Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EA) will enable countries to measure their natural capital and understand the immense contributions of nature to our prosperity and the importance of protecting it. quotFinding the Thing You Lovequot Melissa Fleming (UN) interviews Agnes Kalibata (UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit) - Awake at Night: S3-Episode19 http://webtv.un.org/watch/finding-the-thing-you-love-melissa-fleming-un-interviews-agnes-kalibata-un-secretary-generals-special-envoy-to-the-2021-food-systems-summit-awake-at-night-s3-episode19/6235765230001 “We all need to be convinced that we don't have a plan B. We only have one plan. And that one plan is to correct how we do business around our food systems and what our environment can handle. Our planet can take care of itself. It will eject us and video6235765230001 Fri, 26 Feb 2021 19:30:32 +0000 6235765230001 69952 “We all need to be convinced that we don't have a plan B. We only have one plan. And that one plan is to correct how we do business around our food systems and what our environment can handle. Our planet can take care of itself. It will eject us and move on. But is that where we want to be?” Dr. Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary General's Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit, shares her remarkable story of growing up in a Ugandan refugee camp with her Rwandan parents. Her father, a trained doctor, was forced to retrain as a farmer after relocating. But his passion for learning drives his daughter and she’s admitted into the best girls' school in Uganda, receiving a UNHCR scholarship to support her studies. Agnes discusses how an encounter during her Ph.D led to her becoming the former Minister of Agriculture in Rwanda and why it’s so important to build resilience around climate change at this year’s Food System Summit. Screen-shot photo credit: ©AGRA quotI Believe in Humanityquot Melissa Fleming (UN) interviews Jean-Nicolas Beuze (Representative of UNHCR in Yemen) - Awake at Night: S3-Episode18 http://webtv.un.org/watch/i-believe-in-humanity-melissa-fleming-un-interviews-jean-nicolas-beuze-representative-of-unhcr-in-yemen-awake-at-night-s3-episode18/6235312874001 quot[In Yemen] the situation is quite desperate. We have probably two thirds of the population which relies on our humanitarian assistance for their daily survival. We have half of the health facilities that have been destroyed by five years of the video6235312874001 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 17:46:37 +0000 6235312874001 68224 quot[In Yemen] the situation is quite desperate. We have probably two thirds of the population which relies on our humanitarian assistance for their daily survival. We have half of the health facilities that have been destroyed by five years of the conflict. We have one person out of eight which has been displaced by the conflict. And the result of all that -- on top of the coronavirus, which is not even the main concern in terms of communicable disease, because we have cholera, we have malaria, we have chikungunya, we have dengue fever.quot In this episode of Awake at Night, Jean-Nicolas Beuze, Representative of the UN Refugee Agency in Yemen, speaks with Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, about the disparity between the Western world's outlook and the harsh realities most of the Yemeni people face “The Western world worries about the Coronavirus. Yemen cannot even afford to worry about it because we have [several grave communicable diseases] plus, there is a famine.” In a deeply personal interview about his career helping refugees and victims of torture, he describes being driven by the “denial of their human rights” and that “injustice was something I could not accept”. He also reveals fearing for the first time for his own loved ones who face the dangers of COVID-19 back home. Screen-shot photo credit: ©UNHCR/David Azia United against racism http://webtv.un.org/watch/united-against-racism/6233102380001 We all can do something against racism. You too. Join UNESCO and leading personalities from all over the world in denouncing mounting racial discrimination. This 2’41” black and white video features messages by the following prominent women video6233102380001 Wed, 17 Feb 2021 21:44:06 +0000 6233102380001 160636 We all can do something against racism. You too. Join UNESCO and leading personalities from all over the world in denouncing mounting racial discrimination. This 2’41” black and white video features messages by the following prominent women and men from the worlds of cinema, the media, music, sport and science alongside UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Freida Pinto, Naomi Campbell, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Jean-Michel Jarre, UNESCO Artist for Peace Marcus Miller, Jorge Ramos, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Yalitza Aparicio, Rossy de Palma, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Sumaya bint Al Hassan, Bobi Wine, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Forest Whitaker, UNESCO Champion for Girls’ and Women’s Education Nadia Nadim, Amadou Gallo Fall, Ada Hegerberg and UNESCO Artist for Peace Gilberto Gil. UNESCO has been on the forefront of the fight against racism since its creation in 1945. In 1978, it adopted the Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice which reaffirms that “All human beings belong to a single species and are descended from a common stock. They are born equal in dignity and rights and all an integral part of humanity.” UN peacekeepers wish loved ones Happy Valentine’s Day http://webtv.un.org/watch/un-peacekeepers-wish-loved-ones-happy-valentine’s-day/6232000307001 This Valentine’s Day, UN peacekeepers are sending messages to loved ones they haven't seen in months, or even years at a time. Helping to create sustainable peace, they operate in remote areas far from home, distance now compounded by the COVID-19 video6232000307001 Sat, 13 Feb 2021 17:37:14 +0000 6232000307001 231531 This Valentine’s Day, UN peacekeepers are sending messages to loved ones they haven't seen in months, or even years at a time. Helping to create sustainable peace, they operate in remote areas far from home, distance now compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. quotYou Can Put Things Rightquot Melissa Fleming (UN) interviews Inger Andersen (UNEP) - Awake at Night: S3-Episode17 http://webtv.un.org/watch/you-can-put-things-right-melissa-fleming-un-interviews-inger-andersen-unep-awake-at-night-s3-episode17/6231694268001 This week's guest on Awake at Night is Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), which she describes as ‘the environmental conscience’ of the world. She calls for bold action as she warns climate change poses video6231694268001 Fri, 12 Feb 2021 16:56:10 +0000 6231694268001 82624 This week's guest on Awake at Night is Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), which she describes as ‘the environmental conscience’ of the world. She calls for bold action as she warns climate change poses an existential threat far greater than COVID-19 and, unstopped, “will change the very foundation of our existence as we know it.” quot[P]eople understood COVID because it was imminent,quot she said. Yet, quotit's a fact that COVID is [...] a small overture to what will happen if we do not take action on climate.quot “When we respect nature, and our planet, we are respecting ourselves. And when we fail to, we are in fact disrespecting ourselves or certainly the next generation and their life.quot 联合国及其各机构的工作人员 2021年拜年视频 http://webtv.un.org/watch/联合国及其各机构的工作人员-2021年拜年视频/6230862181001 家就像大树的根,就像睡中的梦,每时每刻都牵动着海外游子的心。在新春佳节到来之际,在世界各地联合国及其各机构的工作人员给大家拜年!恭祝大家阖家安康、牛年大吉!让我们共同携手,战胜疫情,使世界重回正轨!让我们共同祈祷,守望和平,和睦相处,建设人类共同美好家园。 video6230862181001 Wed, 10 Feb 2021 17:52:11 +0000 6230862181001 280597 家就像大树的根,就像睡中的梦,每时每刻都牵动着海外游子的心。在新春佳节到来之际,在世界各地联合国及其各机构的工作人员给大家拜年!恭祝大家阖家安康、牛年大吉!让我们共同携手,战胜疫情,使世界重回正轨!让我们共同祈祷,守望和平,和睦相处,建设人类共同美好家园。 Curtain raiser on the 59th session of the Commission for Social Development http://webtv.un.org/watch/curtain-raiser-on-the-59th-session-of-the-commission-for-social-development/6229639226001 The 59th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD59) will take place from 8 to 17 February 2021 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global video6229639226001 Sat, 06 Feb 2021 00:25:02 +0000 6229639226001 55733 The 59th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD59) will take place from 8 to 17 February 2021 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development. Priority Theme: Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all. UN High Commissioner for refugees addresses Model UN students http://webtv.un.org/watch/un-high-commissioner-for-refugees-addresses-model-un-students-/6229107627001 The United Nations High Commissioner for refugees, Filippo Grandi, encourages students to become young champions for refugees. Students can join the MUN Refugee Challenge and shape solutions for refugees during their Model United Nations debates video6229107627001 Thu, 04 Feb 2021 15:39:36 +0000 6229107627001 139392 The United Nations High Commissioner for refugees, Filippo Grandi, encourages students to become young champions for refugees. Students can join the MUN Refugee Challenge and shape solutions for refugees during their Model United Nations debates. The best resolutions will win awards and be shared with policymakers. Model UN organizers must register for UNHCR's MUN Refugee Challenge.