United Nations Web TV - Security Council Copyright 2013-14 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:51:52 -0400 http://webtv.un.org Jordan, France, UNESCO and Interpol on combatting the destruction, smuggling, and theft of cultural heritage - Security Council Media Stakeout (27 April 2015) http://webtv.un.org/watch/jordan-france-unesco-and-interpol-on-combatting-the-destruction-smuggling-and-theft-of-cultural-heritage-security-council-media-stakeout-27-april-2015/4200115096001 Informal comments to the media by Jordan, France, UNESCO and INTERPOL following the Arria Formula meeting of the United Nations Security Council: Combatting the Destruction, Smuggling, and Theft of Cultural Heritage, co-hosted by France and Jordan. video4200115096001 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:36:33 -0400 4200115096001 1253824 Speakers: H.E. Ms. Dina Kawar, Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations and president of the Security Council in April 2015; H.E. Mr. François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations; Mrs. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO; and Mr. Jürgen Stock, Secretary General of INTERPOL. [English and French] SC President, Dina Kawar (Jordan) on Yemen - Security Council Media Stakeout (27 April 2015) http://webtv.un.org/watch/sc-president-dina-kawar-jordan-on-yemen-security-council-media-stakeout-27-april-2015/4199533554001 Informal comments to the media by H.E. Ms. Dina Kawar, Permanent representative of Jordan to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of April on the situation in the Middle East (Yemen). [Arabic and English] video4199533554001 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:27:25 -0400 4199533554001 365599 Jamal Benomar (Special Adviser to the Secretary-General) on Yemen - Security Council Media Stakeout (27 April 2015) http://webtv.un.org/watch/jamal-benomar-special-adviser-to-the-secretary-general-on-yemen-security-council-media-stakeout-27-april-2015/4199486038001 Informal comments to the media by Mr. Jamal Benomar, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Yemen, on the situation in Yemen. [English and Arabic] video4199486038001 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:26:42 -0400 4199486038001 930540 7432nd Security Council meeting on maintenance of international peace and security - part 3 http://webtv.un.org/watch/7432nd-security-council-meeting-on-maintenance-of-international-peace-and-security-part-3/4199252145001 ‘Youth represent promise – not peril,’ Ban tells Council debate on countering extremism video4199252145001 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:19:00 -0400 4199252145001 1249749 Involving youth in peacebuilding processes the world over is essential to lasting global stability and stemming the growth of radicalism, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today in remarks delivered to a Security Council session devoted to the role of youth in countering violent extremism and promoting peace. “The role of youth lies at the heart of international peace and security,” affirmed the Secretary-General as he addressed the 15-member Council. “We have to encourage young people to take up the causes of peace, diversity, and mutual respect. Youth represent promise – not peril.” The challenge, Mr. Ban added, is to now realize “the enormous potential” of the world’s young people who form the largest generation of youth in history – a challenge which, however, may be increasingly daunting amid a surge in youth unemployment and increasing economic distress. Just last year, in fact, the UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO) acknowledged in a 120-page Global Employment Trends report that global youth unemployment rates would remain on an upward trend through to 2017, according to projections. Young people, the agency said, continued to be particularly affected by a weak and uneven recovery with some 74.5 million youths – between the ages of 15-24 – unemployed in 2013 – the last year for which data was available. In addition, as the recovery remained weak, the average length of unemployment spells increased considerably. Addressing the Council in his country’s capacity as President for the month of April, and at 20 years old, the youngest person to ever chair a meeting in the chamber, Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II of Jordan echoed those troubling findings, warning that poverty, unemployment, ignorance and “weak familial ties” help create “fertile ground for extremist thought and dismal ideas.” He added that young people in search of opportunities seek to “invest their potential” but are often faced by dead-ends in their immediate environments, transforming their ambitions into “frustration that groups use to fuel their own agendas.” “Swift measures should be taken to stop feeding the fires of terrorism with the blood of our youth, who are the primary target of recruitment, both voluntary and forced, by armies and extremist and terrorist groups,” he continued. “We have to fill this vacuum that is being exploited by enemies of humanity by building on the potential of the youth and empowering them to achieve their ambitions. This can be achieved by making young people immune and equipped with quality education, proper job opportunities and a decent living.” Meanwhile, as the lack of economic opportunities and persistent social disaffection experienced by many youths appeared to push them into the arms of radicals and their recruiters, many young people were also bearing the brunt of violent extremism, according to the Secretary-General. Mr. Ban reminded the Council of the girls in Chibok, Nigeria, abducted over a year ago by Boko Haram militants, as well as the more recent attacks by extremists in Garissa, Kenya, and Peshawar, Pakistan – all which targeted young people and students. “Violent extremists deliberately target youth for exercising their human rights,” he told Council members while adding that many of those who commit violence are “victimized by depraved adults who abuse youthful innocence.” Nevertheless, in his remarks, the Secretary-General also voiced praise for the “countless” young heroes and heroines that, he said, wanted to “wage peace, not war” and urged Member States to welcome young people at the negotiating table. “Youth suffer on the frontlines of war – but they are rarely in the backrooms where peace talks are held,” Mr. Ban affirmed. “They pay a price for the fighting – and they deserve to help structure the healing.” He explained that youth organizations could play a powerful role in peacebuilding around the world but only if the international community helped to “scale up their activities and invest in their ideas.” Education, he said, remained critical but so did access to funding. With more resources, the young could finally mature into a force for “peace, reconciliation and democratic governance.” “Too often, the speeches in this Council focus on problems in the search for solutions,” the Secretary-General concluded. “Today, let us see young people as the solution to our most vexing problems.” SC President, Dina Kawar (Jordan) on Syria - Security Council Media Stakeout (24 April 2015) http://webtv.un.org/watch/sc-president-dina-kawar-jordan-on-syria-security-council-media-stakeout-24-april-2015/4199239418001 Informal comments to the media by H.E. Ms. Dina Kawar, Permanent representative of Jordan to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of April on the situation in the Middle East (Syrian Arab Republic). [Arabic and English] video4199239418001 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:59:01 -0400 4199239418001 203825 Staffan de Mistura on Syria - Security Council Media Stakeout (24 April 2015) http://webtv.un.org/watch/staffan-de-mistura-on-syria-security-council-media-stakeout-24-april-2015/4199153442001 Informal comments to the media by Mr. Staffan de Mistura, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, on the situation in the Middle East (Syrian Arab Republic). video4199153442001 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:55:13 -0400 4199153442001 490795 (Part 2) The situation in the Middle East - Security Council, 7433rd meeting http://webtv.un.org/watch/part-2-the-situation-in-the-middle-east-security-council-7433rd-meeting/4194983195001 The situation in the Middle East Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014) (S/2015/264) video4194983195001 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:28:04 -0400 4194983195001 4483077 (Part 1) The situation in the Middle East - Security Council, 7433rd meeting http://webtv.un.org/watch/part-1-the-situation-in-the-middle-east-security-council-7433rd-meeting/4194930015001 The situation in the Middle East Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014) (S/2015/264) video4194930015001 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:28:03 -0400 4194930015001 8688652 (Part 2) The situation in the Middle East - Security Council, 7433rd meeting http://webtv.un.org/watch/part-2-the-situation-in-the-middle-east-security-council-7433rd-meeting/4194930005001 The situation in the Middle East Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014) (S/2015/264) video4194930005001 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:28:01 -0400 4194930005001 4483077 (Part 1) The situation in the Middle East - Security Council, 7433rd meeting http://webtv.un.org/watch/part-1-the-situation-in-the-middle-east-security-council-7433rd-meeting/4194891377001 The situation in the Middle East Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014) (S/2015/264) video4194891377001 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:27:59 -0400 4194891377001 8688652