United Nations Web TV - Press Conferences Copyright 2013-14 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:50:08 -0400 http://webtv.un.org Rachel Kyte (SEforALL) on the launch of the report quotChilling Prospects: Providing sustainable Cooling for Allquot - Press Conference (2018 July 16) http://webtv.un.org/watch/rachel-kyte-seforall-on-the-launch-of-the-report-chilling-prospects-providing-sustainable-cooling-for-all-press-conference-2018-july-16/5809968891001 Ms. Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) on the launch of the report quotChilling Prospects: Providing sustainable Cooling for Allquot. video5809968891001 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:07:17 -0400 5809968891001 790613 Cristiana Pasca Palmer on the Convention on Biological Diversity - Press Conference (16 July 2018) http://webtv.un.org/watch/cristiana-pasca-palmer-on-the-convention-on-biological-diversity-press-conference-16-july-2018/5809881675001 Press conference by Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity. video5809881675001 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:44:07 -0400 5809881675001 568517 Is the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals respecting the rights of indigenous peoples? - Press Conference (16 July 2018) http://webtv.un.org/watch/is-the-implementation-of-the-sustainable-development-goals-respecting-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples-press-conference-16-july-2018/5809884072001 Speakers: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) Tarcila Rivera Zea (Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues) Janene Yazzie (Diné, New Mexico, USA). video5809884072001 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:36:01 -0400 5809884072001 1805098 Speakers: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) Tarcila Rivera Zea (Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues) Janene Yazzie (Diné, New Mexico, USA). Moderator: Nanette Braun, Officer-in-Charge, Strategic Communications Division, DPI. Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration - Press Conference (13 July 2018) http://webtv.un.org/watch/global-compact-for-safe-orderly-and-regular-migration-press-conference-13-july-2018/5809093322001 Press briefing by H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, President of the General Assembly Ms. Louise Arbour, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration H.E. Mr. Juan José Ignacio Gómez Camacho, Permanent Representative of video5809093322001 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:56:19 -0400 5809093322001 2535487 Press briefing by H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, President of the General Assembly Ms. Louise Arbour, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration H.E. Mr. Juan José Ignacio Gómez Camacho, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations and H.E. Mr. Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations. The moderator will be Mr. Brenden Varma, Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly. António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) Briefs Press on New Plan for Digital Cooperation - Press Conference (12 July 2018) http://webtv.un.org/watch/antónio-guterres-un-secretary-general-briefs-press-on-new-plan-for-digital-cooperation-press-conference-12-july-2018/5808579798001 With negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration expected to conclude on Friday in New York, for formal adoption in December in Marrakesh, Secretary-General António Guterres told a press conference at UN Headquarters to video5808579798001 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:59:42 -0400 5808579798001 3035818 With negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration expected to conclude on Friday in New York, for formal adoption in December in Marrakesh, Secretary-General António Guterres told a press conference at UN Headquarters today (12 Jul) that “migration is a positive global phenomenon.” The Secretary-General said “many aging developed countries need migrants to fill crucial gaps in labour markets. And climate change and other factors, including simple human aspiration, will continue to lead people to seek opportunity far from their homes. But if migration is inevitable, it needs to be better organized through effective international cooperation among countries of origin, transit and destination, so that we do not leave control of movements of people in the hands of smugglers and traffickers.” He noted that migrants number more than 250 million around the world, making up 3 per cent of the global population and contributing 10 per cent of the overall global gross domestic product. Guterres expressed hope “that sooner or later the United States will also join this process” and added that “the United States is in itself a country of immigration.” The Secretary-General also announced the establishing of a High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation which will be co-chaired by Melinda Gates and Jack Ma. He said “new tech developments from artificial intelligence to blockchain and robotics are emerging every day. And at the same time, the world is only beginning to address the dark side of innovation – such as cybersecurity threats, the risks of cyberwarfare, the magnification of hate speech, and violations of privacy. As a global community, we face questions about security, equity, ethics, and human rights in a digital age. We need to seize the potential of technology while safeguarding against risks and unintended consequences.” The Secretary-General also gave an update on UN action to tackle sexual harassment in-house, announcing a series of measures. He said, “we live in a male-dominated world with a male-dominated culture. This is one reason why ensuring gender parity and the empowerment of women and girls is central. I am determined to do all we can to tackle sexual harassment at the Secretariat and system-wide in the United Nations.” He said he wants staff “to feel confident about coming forward instead of staying silent for fear of retribution or flawed inquiries.” Guterres stressed that “zero tolerance in words must mean zero tolerance in deeds.” Turning to multilateralism, he said, “one thing is to advocate for reforms that adapt the multilateral system to the new conditions that exist today and that are different in many aspects in relation to what they were after second world war. The second is to think that we can live without a multilateral system or without a rules-based international set of relations. It is my deep belief that the challenges we face are more and more global challenges and only through multilateral governance and the rules-based international system we will be able to respond to that.” On the current talks between the United States and Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea, Guterres said, “hiccups, in a process like this, there will be many, inevitably. But I think that there are very good possibilities for this dialogue to lead to a solution, a positive solution, aiming at the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and all of our interest, of course, is to support that effort of the two member states.” António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) Briefs Press on New Plan for Digital Cooperation - Press Conference (12 July 2018) http://webtv.un.org/watch/antónio-guterres-un-secretary-general-briefs-press-on-new-plan-for-digital-cooperation-press-conference-12-july-2018/5808574396001 With negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration expected to conclude on Friday in New York, for formal adoption in December in Marrakesh, Secretary-General António Guterres told a press conference at UN Headquarters to video5808574396001 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:33:02 -0400 5808574396001 3035753 With negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration expected to conclude on Friday in New York, for formal adoption in December in Marrakesh, Secretary-General António Guterres told a press conference at UN Headquarters today (12 Jul) that “migration is a positive global phenomenon.” The Secretary-General said “many aging developed countries need migrants to fill crucial gaps in labour markets. And climate change and other factors, including simple human aspiration, will continue to lead people to seek opportunity far from their homes. But if migration is inevitable, it needs to be better organized through effective international cooperation among countries of origin, transit and destination, so that we do not leave control of movements of people in the hands of smugglers and traffickers.” He noted that migrants number more than 250 million around the world, making up 3 per cent of the global population and contributing 10 per cent of the overall global gross domestic product. Guterres expressed hope “that sooner or later the United States will also join this process” and added that “the United States is in itself a country of immigration.” The Secretary-General also announced the establishing of a High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation which will be co-chaired by Melinda Gates and Jack Ma. He said “new tech developments from artificial intelligence to blockchain and robotics are emerging every day. And at the same time, the world is only beginning to address the dark side of innovation – such as cybersecurity threats, the risks of cyberwarfare, the magnification of hate speech, and violations of privacy. As a global community, we face questions about security, equity, ethics, and human rights in a digital age. We need to seize the potential of technology while safeguarding against risks and unintended consequences.” The Secretary-General also gave an update on UN action to tackle sexual harassment in-house, announcing a series of measures. He said, “we live in a male-dominated world with a male-dominated culture. This is one reason why ensuring gender parity and the empowerment of women and girls is central. I am determined to do all we can to tackle sexual harassment at the Secretariat and system-wide in the United Nations.” He said he wants staff “to feel confident about coming forward instead of staying silent for fear of retribution or flawed inquiries.” Guterres stressed that “zero tolerance in words must mean zero tolerance in deeds.” Turning to multilateralism, he said, “one thing is to advocate for reforms that adapt the multilateral system to the new conditions that exist today and that are different in many aspects in relation to what they were after second world war. The second is to think that we can live without a multilateral system or without a rules-based international set of relations. It is my deep belief that the challenges we face are more and more global challenges and only through multilateral governance and the rules-based international system we will be able to respond to that.” On the current talks between the United States and Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea, Guterres said, “hiccups, in a process like this, there will be many, inevitably. But I think that there are very good possibilities for this dialogue to lead to a solution, a positive solution, aiming at the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and all of our interest, of course, is to support that effort of the two member states.” António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) Briefs Press on New Plan for Digital Cooperation - Press Conference (12 July 2018) http://webtv.un.org/watch/antónio-guterres-un-secretary-general-briefs-press-on-new-plan-for-digital-cooperation-press-conference-12-july-2018/5808545589001 With negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration expected to conclude on Friday in New York, for formal adoption in December in Marrakesh, Secretary-General António Guterres told a press conference at UN Headquarters to video5808545589001 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:14:06 -0400 5808545589001 3037633 With negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration expected to conclude on Friday in New York, for formal adoption in December in Marrakesh, Secretary-General António Guterres told a press conference at UN Headquarters today (12 Jul) that “migration is a positive global phenomenon.” The Secretary-General said “many aging developed countries need migrants to fill crucial gaps in labour markets. And climate change and other factors, including simple human aspiration, will continue to lead people to seek opportunity far from their homes. But if migration is inevitable, it needs to be better organized through effective international cooperation among countries of origin, transit and destination, so that we do not leave control of movements of people in the hands of smugglers and traffickers.” He noted that migrants number more than 250 million around the world, making up 3 per cent of the global population and contributing 10 per cent of the overall global gross domestic product. Guterres expressed hope “that sooner or later the United States will also join this process” and added that “the United States is in itself a country of immigration.” The Secretary-General also announced the establishing of a High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation which will be co-chaired by Melinda Gates and Jack Ma. He said “new tech developments from artificial intelligence to blockchain and robotics are emerging every day. And at the same time, the world is only beginning to address the dark side of innovation – such as cybersecurity threats, the risks of cyberwarfare, the magnification of hate speech, and violations of privacy. As a global community, we face questions about security, equity, ethics, and human rights in a digital age. We need to seize the potential of technology while safeguarding against risks and unintended consequences.” The Secretary-General also gave an update on UN action to tackle sexual harassment in-house, announcing a series of measures. He said, “we live in a male-dominated world with a male-dominated culture. This is one reason why ensuring gender parity and the empowerment of women and girls is central. I am determined to do all we can to tackle sexual harassment at the Secretariat and system-wide in the United Nations.” He said he wants staff “to feel confident about coming forward instead of staying silent for fear of retribution or flawed inquiries.” Guterres stressed that “zero tolerance in words must mean zero tolerance in deeds.” Turning to multilateralism, he said, “one thing is to advocate for reforms that adapt the multilateral system to the new conditions that exist today and that are different in many aspects in relation to what they were after second world war. The second is to think that we can live without a multilateral system or without a rules-based international set of relations. It is my deep belief that the challenges we face are more and more global challenges and only through multilateral governance and the rules-based international system we will be able to respond to that.” On the current talks between the United States and Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea, Guterres said, “hiccups, in a process like this, there will be many, inevitably. But I think that there are very good possibilities for this dialogue to lead to a solution, a positive solution, aiming at the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and all of our interest, of course, is to support that effort of the two member states.” Joint Press conference by António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission http://webtv.un.org/watch/joint-press-conference-by-antónio-guterres-un-secretary-general-and-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission/5808512318001 Joint Press conference by António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) and Moussa Faki, Chairperson of the African Union Commission. video5808512318001 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:19:01 -0400 5808512318001 1323498 2018 HLPF Side Event: International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) on quotForests and Water on a Changing Planet: Scientific Insights for Building Sustainable and Resilient Societiesquot - Press Conference (11 July 2018) http://webtv.un.org/watch/2018-hlpf-side-event-international-union-of-forest-research-organizations-iufro-on-forests-and-water-on-a-changing-planet-scientific-insights-for-building-sustainable-and-resilient-societies-press-conference-11-july-2018/5808139218001 Press Conference on the side of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (2018 HLPF). Speakers: Prof. Dr. Meine van Noordwijk (ICRAF, Wageningen University, The Netherlands) Prof. Dr. Irena F. Creed (University of Saskatchewan video5808139218001 Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:58:08 -0400 5808139218001 1486740 HLPF 2018 Side Event: Maimunah Mohd Sharif (UN-Habitat) on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal 11 - Press Conference (11 May 2018) http://webtv.un.org/watch/hlpf-2018-side-event-maimunah-mohd-sharif-un-habitat-on-the-implementation-of-the-sustainable-development-goal-11-press-conference-11-may-2018/5808078710001 Guest: Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN–Habitat). She will brief reporters, in the context of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (2018 HLPF). video5808078710001 Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:57:59 -0400 5808078710001 1121215