United Nations Web TV - other events Copyright 2013-14 Sun, 09 Dec 2018 22:22:48 +0000 http://webtv.un.org Strengthening Preparedness Against Natural Disasters http://webtv.un.org/watch/strengthening-preparedness-against-natural-disasters/5976943094001 When large-scale disasters hit, preparedness makes all the difference. Understanding risk and vulnerability, making use of early warning systems, investing adequately in life-saving services, and developing laws and regulations to facilitate internat video5976943094001 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:24:48 +0000 5976943094001 5365312 When large-scale disasters hit, preparedness makes all the difference. Understanding risk and vulnerability, making use of early warning systems, investing adequately in life-saving services, and developing laws and regulations to facilitate international humanitarian assistance, are among the actions necessary for a well-prepared, coordinated and effective response. Peer-to-peer learning among states, and exchanges between specialists in various aspects of the disaster management cycle, can be extremely valuable in fine-tuning national disaster response plans or drafting new operating procedures that incorporate lessons in early action and risk reduction. Romania is ready to share lessons learned from implementing national and international projects in the area of disaster risk management and has teamed up with Palau, Armenia and experts from IFRC, OCHA and WB in order to offer a comprehensive overview on this topic. 70th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention http://webtv.un.org/watch/70th-anniversary-of-the-genocide-convention/5976919997001 In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. The 9th of December is the anniversary of video5976919997001 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:13:06 +0000 5976919997001 5068458 In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. The 9th of December is the anniversary of the adoption of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the “Genocide Convention”). This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Convention. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the Genocide Convention and its role in combating and preventing the crime of genocide, as defined in the Convention, and to commemorate and honour its victims. In adopting the resolution, without a vote, the 193-member Assembly reiterated the responsibility of each individual State to protect its populations from genocide, which entails the prevention of such a crime, including incitement to it. CERF High-Level Pledging Conference. http://webtv.un.org/watch/cerf-high-level-pledging-conference/5976915456001 2017 and 2018 were challenging years for the humanitarian community with an alarming level of needs around the globe. CERF’s donors recognized the need for a strong response from CERF and in 2017 alone contributed an all-time high of 515 million to video5976915456001 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:28:39 +0000 5976915456001 10187007 2017 and 2018 were challenging years for the humanitarian community with an alarming level of needs around the globe. CERF’s donors recognized the need for a strong response from CERF and in 2017 alone contributed an all-time high of 515 million to the fund. The event will be organized in two segments: Ceremonial Segment: The Secretary-General will open the event and initiate a ceremonial segment that through interventions by panelists comprising high level representatives from a CERF donor and recipient Member States, Humanitarian Coordinators and UN Agency Heads will demonstrate the success of CERF in meeting the urgent needs for survival and protection of people in crises and its added value in their respective contexts. These interventions will be followed by questions and answers from the floor representing Member States, UN agencies, civil society and private sector partners. The Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Mark Lowcock will chair this session. brgt Pledging Segment: A separate pledging segment will offer Member States and other stakeholders an opportunity to announce pledges for 2019 and express support to CERF. The ERC will chair this session. Rights, Safety and dignity for women in South Sudan http://webtv.un.org/watch/rights-safety-and-dignity-for-women-in-south-sudan-/5976907931001 Event organized by UNFPA. video5976907931001 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:46:08 +0000 5976907931001 5229247 Event organized by UNFPA. Launching of the Girls in Science for SDGs International Platform http://webtv.un.org/watch/launching-of-the-girls-in-science-for-sdgs-international-platform/5976539490001 This new initiative seeks to give Girls in Science the opportunity to shape their own future and the future of their communities, and to be the lead innovators of tomorrow – TODAY. The Platform, designed and coded by Girls in Science, video5976539490001 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 03:41:44 +0000 5976539490001 6282367 This new initiative seeks to give Girls in Science the opportunity to shape their own future and the future of their communities, and to be the lead innovators of tomorrow – TODAY. The Platform, designed and coded by Girls in Science, aims to: Bring the UN closer to them and strengthen their sense of ownership and support for the UN Give every Girl in Science the opportunity to share her opinions about how to achieve the SDGs Encourage critical thinking from a younger age and Widen the horizons of science and opportunities in the eyes of girls. Elections of the 2019 Bureau members of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board http://webtv.un.org/watch/elections-of-the-2019-bureau-members-of-the-undpunfpaunops-executive-board/5976383397001 Elections of the 2019 Bureau members of the • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) • United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Executive Board. video5976383397001 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:58:19 +0000 5976383397001 1692885 Elections of the 2019 Bureau members of the • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) • United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Executive Board. Screening of the film “Ferdinand” in observance of Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights http://webtv.un.org/watch/screening-of-the-film-“ferdinand”-in-observance-of-human-rights-day-and-the-70th-anniversary-of-the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights/5976396986001 Introduction and panel discussion following the screening of the film “Ferdinand” in observance of Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. video5976396986001 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:20:07 +0000 5976396986001 1566720 Introduction and panel discussion following the screening of the film “Ferdinand” in observance of Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Co-organized by the Department of Public Information, Permanent Mission of Brazil and Consulate General of Brazil in New York. Security in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov Region http://webtv.un.org/watch/security-in-the-black-sea-and-the-sea-of-azov-region/5976034197001 The event hosted by the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations. Briefing by Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations. video5976034197001 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 22:19:16 +0000 5976034197001 3429547 The event hosted by the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations. Briefing by Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations. “One-on-One with the PGA” http://webtv.un.org/watch/“one-on-one-with-the-pga”/5976056296001 The 73rd President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés will participate in a One-on-Once session with the NGO Community. video5976056296001 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 04:18:08 +0000 5976056296001 3760383 The 73rd President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés will participate in a One-on-Once session with the NGO Community. High-Level Meeting on “Development cooperation in middle-income countries” - General Assembly, Plenary segment for general discussion and a closing segment http://webtv.un.org/watch/high-level-meeting-on-“development-cooperation-in-middle-income-countries”-general-assembly-plenary-segment-for-general-discussion-and-a-closing-segment/5975600369001 General debate Closing segment The 2030 Agenda recognizes that middle-income countries (MICs)1face significant challenges to achieve sustainable development. Taken together, the over 100 middle-income countries account for almost half video5975600369001 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:36:15 +0000 5975600369001 11257833 General debate Closing segment The 2030 Agenda recognizes that middle-income countries (MICs)1face significant challenges to achieve sustainable development. Taken together, the over 100 middle-income countries account for almost half of global gross domestic product and 70 per cent of the world’s population.However, they vary in population, rates of poverty and inequality, natural resource endowments, development potential and economic and social performance.Despite improvements in someMICs, many are still characterized by fragmented social and economic structures, with a significant share of employment in informal or low-productivity sectors. This high-level meeting is being organized to discuss the gaps and challenges of middle-income countries in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The meeting will facilitate ongoing exchange of experiences among MICs and with other actors on implementing the SDGs. A key objective is also to highlight the focused and enhanced support, including improved coordination that the United Nations development system, the international financial institutions, regional organizations and other stakeholderscan extend to MICs. The discussions are intended to create action-oriented and solutions-based recommendations which will support MICs to build their capacity and resilience towards the attainment of the 2030 Agendaand enhance their support to other developing countries.