United Nations Web TV - other events Copyright 2013-14 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:17:25 -0400 http://webtv.un.org (8th meeting) Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, 2017 resumed session http://webtv.un.org/watch/8th-meeting-special-committee-on-the-situation-with-regard-to-the-implementation-of-the-declaration-on-the-granting-of-independence-to-colonial-countries-and-peoples-2017-resumed-session/5481876502001 video5481876502001 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:41:02 -0400 5481876502001 11014655 (8th meeting) Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, 2017 resumed session http://webtv.un.org/watch/8th-meeting-special-committee-on-the-situation-with-regard-to-the-implementation-of-the-declaration-on-the-granting-of-independence-to-colonial-countries-and-peoples-2017-resumed-session/5481876494001 video5481876494001 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:38:51 -0400 5481876494001 11014655 (20th meeting) UN conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination http://webtv.un.org/watch/20th-meeting-un-conference-to-negotiate-a-legally-binding-instrument-to-prohibit-nuclear-weapons-leading-towards-their-total-elimination/5481317408001 A legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons would establish general prohibitions and obligations as well as a political commitment to achieve and maintain a nuclear-weapon-free world. video5481317408001 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:24:24 -0400 5481317408001 612287 The summary of the 20th meeting of the United Nations Conference to negotiate a legally-binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination will appear at a later date in the Journal. (20th meeting) UN conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination http://webtv.un.org/watch/20th-meeting-un-conference-to-negotiate-a-legally-binding-instrument-to-prohibit-nuclear-weapons-leading-towards-their-total-elimination/5481317407001 Conference to negotiate a legally-binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination. video5481317407001 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:24:24 -0400 5481317407001 612287 The summary of the 20th meeting of the United Nations Conference to negotiate a legally-binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination will appear at a later date in the Journal. 2017 United Nations Population Award Ceremony http://webtv.un.org/watch/2017-united-nations-population-award-ceremony/5480646341001 2017 United Nations Population Award Ceremony (A/RES/36/201), organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Each year, the Committee for the United Nations Population Award honours an individual and/or institution in recognition of video5480646341001 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:20:18 -0400 5480646341001 5569934 2017 United Nations Population Award Ceremony (A/RES/36/201), organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Each year, the Committee for the United Nations Population Award honours an individual and/or institution in recognition of outstanding contributions to population and reproductive health questions and to their solutions. Panel discussion: Addressing humanitarian challenges to climate change, ECOSOC - Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2017 http://webtv.un.org/watch/panel-discussion-addressing-humanitarian-challenges-to-climate-change-ecosoc-humanitarian-affairs-segment-2017/5481209240001 Panel discussion: Addressing humanitarian challenges linked to disaster and climate change induced mobility. video5481209240001 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:59:11 -0400 5481209240001 10081770 Panel discussion: Addressing humanitarian challenges linked to disaster and climate change induced mobility. This panel will explore how Member States, with the support of the humanitarian community, can better understand the risks and vulnerabilities linked to disasters and climate change and take a forward - looking, anticipatory app roach to humanitarian assistance and to prepare for a response. This will include a reflection on effective strategies to ensure adequate protection and assistance for those displaced by natural disasters or the effects of climate change. The panel wil l address some of the key short and long term humanitarian challenges raised by displacement in the context of natural disasters and climate change, particularly in protracted situations or where disasters are recurring and allow for early action to mitiga te the impact. It will also discuss how to reduce the risk of being displaced by natural disasters and climate change in the first place. The panel will also discuss more effective ways of translating early warning into early action both in slow and s udden - onset disasters. Lessons - learned and implications from the 2015/2016 El Niño episode will also be discussed. Chair: • H.E. Mr. Jürgen Schulz, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany and Vice - President of ECOSOC Moderator: • Mr. Stephen O’Brien, Under - Secretary - General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Panellists : • Mr. Elhad As Sy, Secretary General, International Federation of the Red Cross • H.E. Ms. Nazhat Shameem Khan, Permanent Representative of Fiji • Ms. Laura Thompson, Deputy Director, International Organization for Migration • Mr. Ernst Rauch, Head of Corporate Climate Center, Munich Re • Mr. Vincent Lelei, Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Somalia Panel discussion: Addressing humanitarian challenges to climate change, ECOSOC - Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2017 http://webtv.un.org/watch/panel-discussion-addressing-humanitarian-challenges-to-climate-change-ecosoc-humanitarian-affairs-segment-2017/5481209239001 Panel discussion: Addressing humanitarian challenges linked to disaster and climate change induced mobility. video5481209239001 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:59:11 -0400 5481209239001 10080682 Panel discussion: Addressing humanitarian challenges linked to disaster and climate change induced mobility. This panel will explore how Member States, with the support of the humanitarian community, can better understand the risks and vulnerabilities linked to disasters and climate change and take a forward - looking, anticipatory app roach to humanitarian assistance and to prepare for a response. This will include a reflection on effective strategies to ensure adequate protection and assistance for those displaced by natural disasters or the effects of climate change. The panel wil l address some of the key short and long term humanitarian challenges raised by displacement in the context of natural disasters and climate change, particularly in protracted situations or where disasters are recurring and allow for early action to mitiga te the impact. It will also discuss how to reduce the risk of being displaced by natural disasters and climate change in the first place. The panel will also discuss more effective ways of translating early warning into early action both in slow and s udden - onset disasters. Lessons - learned and implications from the 2015/2016 El Niño episode will also be discussed. Chair: • H.E. Mr. Jürgen Schulz, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany and Vice - President of ECOSOC Moderator: • Mr. Stephen O’Brien, Under - Secretary - General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Panellists : • Mr. Elhad As Sy, Secretary General, International Federation of the Red Cross • H.E. Ms. Nazhat Shameem Khan, Permanent Representative of Fiji • Ms. Laura Thompson, Deputy Director, International Organization for Migration • Mr. Ernst Rauch, Head of Corporate Climate Center, Munich Re • Mr. Vincent Lelei, Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Somalia Panel Discussion: Protracted crises, ECOSOC - Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2017 http://webtv.un.org/watch/panel-discussion-protracted-crises-ecosoc-humanitarian-affairs-segment-2017/5481209238001 Panel Discussion: Protracted crises: meeting needs and reducing needs, risk and vulnerability video5481209238001 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:46:36 -0400 5481209238001 10205867 Panel Discussion: Protracted crises: meeting needs and reducing needs, risk and vulnerability This panel will discuss the drivers of protracted humanitarian crises, the humanitarian challenges faced, and possible ways forwards , including deliberating on approaches that would meet people’s needs and also systematically reduce need, risk and vulnerability and thereby can contribute towards achieving the 2030 Agenda’s vision of leaving no-one behind. Through case studies, the panel will examine how both humanitarian assistance and development cooperation can work in protracted settings in new and better ways to contribute to reducing need, risk and vulnerability, particularly in situations of large scale displacement. This must be pursued in a manner which fully respects humanitarian principles and is context-specific. Issues of preparedness, livelihood opportunities, barriers to applying sustainable, development-oriented approaches to protracted crises, and the lessons-learned from good practices will also be discussed. In this regard, the panel will explore developments on the discussion of the humanitarian - development nexus and the New Way of Working (NWOW). Chair: • H.E. Mr. Jürgen Schulz, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany and Vice - President of ECOSOC Moderator: • Mr. Stephen O’Brien, Under - Secretary - General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Panellists : • Ms. Paula Gaviria Betancur , Adviser to the President of Colombia on Human Rights • Mr. Walter K ä lin, Professor Emeritus, University of Bern , Switzerland • M s. Kelly Clements, Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees • Mr. Amir Mahmoud Abdulla, Deputy Executive Director, World Food Program • Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa - Onochie , UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coor dinator in Ethiopia • Mr. Bruce Mokaya , Deputy Regional Director for Africa, International Committee of the Red Cro Panel Discussion: Protracted crises, ECOSOC - Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2017 http://webtv.un.org/watch/panel-discussion-protracted-crises-ecosoc-humanitarian-affairs-segment-2017/5481209237001 Panel Discussion: Protracted crises: meeting needs and reducing needs, risk and vulnerability video5481209237001 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:46:36 -0400 5481209237001 10208383 Panel Discussion: Protracted crises: meeting needs and reducing needs, risk and vulnerability This panel will discuss the drivers of protracted humanitarian crises, the humanitarian challenges faced, and possible ways forwards , including deliberating on approaches that would meet people’s needs and also systematically reduce need, risk and vulnerability and thereby can contribute towards achieving the 2030 Agenda’s vision of leaving no-one behind. Through case studies, the panel will examine how both humanitarian assistance and development cooperation can work in protracted settings in new and better ways to contribute to reducing need, risk and vulnerability, particularly in situations of large scale displacement. This must be pursued in a manner which fully respects humanitarian principles and is context-specific. Issues of preparedness, livelihood opportunities, barriers to applying sustainable, development-oriented approaches to protracted crises, and the lessons-learned from good practices will also be discussed. In this regard, the panel will explore developments on the discussion of the humanitarian - development nexus and the New Way of Working (NWOW). Chair: • H.E. Mr. Jürgen Schulz, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany and Vice - President of ECOSOC Moderator: • Mr. Stephen O’Brien, Under - Secretary - General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Panellists : • Ms. Paula Gaviria Betancur , Adviser to the President of Colombia on Human Rights • Mr. Walter K ä lin, Professor Emeritus, University of Bern , Switzerland • M s. Kelly Clements, Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees • Mr. Amir Mahmoud Abdulla, Deputy Executive Director, World Food Program • Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa - Onochie , UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coor dinator in Ethiopia • Mr. Bruce Mokaya , Deputy Regional Director for Africa, International Committee of the Red Cro Panel discussion: Reaching people in need, ECOSOC - Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2017 http://webtv.un.org/watch/panel-discussion-reaching-people-in-need-ecosoc-humanitarian-affairs-segment-2017/5481209230001 Panel discussion: Reaching people in need and promoting respect for international humanitarian law and the humanitarian principles video5481209230001 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:14:00 -0400 5481209230001 10247850 Panel discussion: Reaching people in need and promoting respect for international humanitarian law and the humanitarian principles This panel will address why compliance with international humanitarian law and respect for the humanitarian principles are vital for ensuring that civilians receive the humanitarian assistance they need for their survival. This session will also explore the practical measures that Member States, non - state armed groups, and humanitarian actors can all take to ensure that humanitarian personnel and objects are respected and protected, and that relief operations are carried out without arbitrary or unlawful impediments. The panel will also look at good practices to implement international humanitarian law. Finally, given that a common underlying challenge in many of today’s conflicts is one of political will to adhere to international law even when the r ules are known, the panel will examine what measures of influence can be exerted to ensure respect for international humanitarian law and the humanitarian principles in the delivery of humanitarian assistance, and, more broadly, to enhance the protection o f civilians. The panel will provide an overview of experience in the field including on current access and protection experience. Chair: • H.E. Mr. Jürgen Schulz, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany and Vice - President of ECOSOC Moderator: • Mr. Stephen O’Brien, Under - Secretary - General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Panellists : • Mr. Olabisi Dare, Head, Humanitarian Affairs, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons Affairs Divi sion, African Union Commission • Ms. Elis abeth Decrey - Warner, President, Geneva Call • Ms. Helen Durham, Director, International Committee of the Red Cross • Mr. Bruno Jochum, Director General , Méd e cins sans Frontières Switzerland • Mr. James Munn , Director of Humanitarian Policy, Norwegian Refugee Council