United Nations Web TV - other events Copyright 2013-14 Thu, 09 Jul 2020 12:32:51 +0000 http://webtv.un.org Human Rights in Transition Contexts: The Contribution of Peace Operations http://webtv.un.org/watch/human-rights-in-transition-contexts-the-contribution-of-peace-operations/6170259583001 A virtual high-level side event in the context of the Security Council Open Debate on “Peace Operations and Human Rights” Hosted by the Human Rights and Conflict Prevention Caucus New York. video6170259583001 Thu, 09 Jul 2020 01:03:29 +0000 6170259583001 5896533 A virtual high-level side event in the context of the Security Council Open Debate on “Peace Operations and Human Rights” Hosted by the Human Rights and Conflict Prevention Caucus New York. Objectives: - Discuss the role and contribution of human rights to peace operations, their challenges and opportunities - Discuss lessons learned regarding human rights components in peace operations. - Raise awareness for the role of human rights in peace operations. - Provide insight into how human rights support the national priorities of host countries, including in times of transition and with a focus on women protection and child protection. Agenda amp Invited panelists: - Welcoming remarks by H.E. Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN - Welcoming remarks by H.E. Ambassador Pascale Baeriswyl, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN - Remarks by ASG for Human Rights, Ilze Brands Kehris - Remarks by ASG for Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Alexander Zouev Briefers: - Commissioner Wilfred Nyema Gray-Johnson of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights of Liberia - Ms. Hibo Yasin, Head of IIDA Women’s Development Organization Somalia - Ms. Hanan Talbi, Human Rights Principal, United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) 2020 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2020), 3rd meeting http://webtv.un.org/watch/2020-high-level-political-forum-on-sustainable-development-hlpf-2020-3rd-meeting/6170224479001 - Responding to the economic shock, relaunching growth, sharing economic benefits and addressing developing countries’ financing challenges - Mobilizing international solidarity, accelerating action and embarking on new pathways to realize the video6170224479001 Wed, 08 Jul 2020 21:12:14 +0000 6170224479001 10403562 - Responding to the economic shock, relaunching growth, sharing economic benefits and addressing developing countries’ financing challenges - Mobilizing international solidarity, accelerating action and embarking on new pathways to realize the 2030 Agenda and the Samoa Pathway: Small Island Developing States The meeting of the high-level political forum  (HLPF) on sustainable development in 2020 will be held from Tuesday, 7 July, to Thursday, 16 July 2020, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. This will include the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 14 July, to Thursday, 16 July 2020.  The theme will be quotAccelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development quot. The HLPF annual meeting is the core United Nations platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In the 2020 HLPF, participants will debate where we stand on the SDGs in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. They will reflect on how the international community can respond to the pandemic in a way that puts us back on track to achieve the SDGs and accelerate progress during the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development. 47 countries will carry out voluntary national reviews (VNRs) of their implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the 2020 HLPF from Friday, 10 July to Thursday, 16 July 2020. The HLPF will adopt a Ministerial Declaration as the outcome of its session. The President of ECOSOC will also prepare a summary to capture the key messages of the discussions.  Confronting COVID-19 Through Innovation and Research: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic - quot75 for UN75: 75 Minutes of Conversationquot Series of Online Dialogues http://webtv.un.org/watch/confronting-covid-19-through-innovation-and-research-lessons-learned-from-the-pandemic-75-for-un75-75-minutes-of-conversation-series-of-online-dialogues/6170208918001 The topic of the event is Confronting COVID-19 Through Innovation and Research: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic: This event is part of a series of online dialogue by UNAI dubbed quot75 for UN75: 75 Minutes of Conversationquot video6170208918001 Wed, 08 Jul 2020 18:10:22 +0000 6170208918001 4867220 The topic of the event is Confronting COVID-19 Through Innovation and Research: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic: This event is part of a series of online dialogue by UNAI dubbed quot75 for UN75: 75 Minutes of Conversationquot that brings together academics, educators, researchers and students around the world, to discuss their priorities for the future, obstacles to achieving them, and the role of global cooperation in managing global issues to contribute to the UN75 global conversation. Speakers: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, United States (recorded) Dr. Christoph Meinel, President and CEO, Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering, Germany Dr. Lamiaa Mohsen, Dean of the School of Medicine, New Giza University, Egypt (SDG Hub for Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being) Dr. Daniel A. Wubah, President, Millersville University, United States Dr. Padmini Murthy, Professor and Global Health Director, New York Medical College, United States Humanitarian Briefing to Member States on the Horn of Africa http://webtv.un.org/watch/humanitarian-briefing-to-member-states-on-the-horn-of-africa/6170202498001 The desert locusts have swarmed in Kenya from Somalia and Ethiopia, destroying farmlands. Ravenous swarms threaten entire East Africa subregion. FAO scales up its emergency response with a massive, border-spanning campaign needed to combat locust ups video6170202498001 Wed, 08 Jul 2020 18:48:45 +0000 6170202498001 4896960 The desert locusts have swarmed in Kenya from Somalia and Ethiopia, destroying farmlands. Ravenous swarms threaten entire East Africa subregion. FAO scales up its emergency response with a massive, border-spanning campaign needed to combat locust upsurge in East Africa. The unprecedented Desert Locust threat to food security and livelihoods persists in the Horn of Africa and is increasing in southwest Asia. 2020 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2020), 1st meeting http://webtv.un.org/watch/2020-high-level-political-forum-on-sustainable-development-hlpf-2020-1st-meeting/6169968759001 - Opening - Launching the decade of action at a time of crisis: Keeping the focus on the SDGs while combatting COVID-19 --- The meeting of the high-level political forum (HLPF) on sustainable development in 2020 will be held from video6169968759001 Tue, 07 Jul 2020 21:11:33 +0000 6169968759001 11947178 - Opening - Launching the decade of action at a time of crisis: Keeping the focus on the SDGs while combatting COVID-19 --- The meeting of the high-level political forum (HLPF) on sustainable development in 2020 will be held from Tuesday, 7 July, to Thursday, 16 July 2020, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. This will include the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 14 July, to Thursday, 16 July 2020. The theme will be quotAccelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development quot. The HLPF annual meeting is the core United Nations platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In the 2020 HLPF, participants will debate where we stand on the SDGs in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. They will reflect on how the international community can respond to the pandemic in a way that puts us back on track to achieve the SDGs and accelerate progress during the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development. 47 countries will carry out voluntary national reviews (VNRs) of their implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the 2020 HLPF from Friday, 10 July to Thursday, 16 July 2020. For more details, please click here. The HLPF will adopt a Ministerial Declaration as the outcome of its session. The President of ECOSOC will also prepare a summary to capture the key messages of the discussions. The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre launches its first virtual exposition: “UNCCT Virtual EXPO – real impactquot http://webtv.un.org/watch/the-united-nations-counter-terrorism-centre-launches-its-first-virtual-exposition-“uncct-virtual-expo-–-real-impact/6169890619001 As part of the UN Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week, the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) launched its virtual exposition (Expo), which showcases the work of UNCCT as a global capacity-building Center of Excellence to prevent and counter video6169890619001 Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:53:27 +0000 6169890619001 2834623 As part of the UN Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week, the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) launched its virtual exposition (Expo), which showcases the work of UNCCT as a global capacity-building Center of Excellence to prevent and counter terrorism and violent extremism through capacity building efforts around the world. The launch is hosted by the Chairman of the UNCCT Advisory Board, H.E. Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Executive Director of UNCCT and Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism and Dr. Jehangir Khan, Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre. Ms. Amani Alkhiami, UNCCT Junior Professional Officer also takes part in the launch. For more information: http://www.un.org/counter-terrorism-expo and https://www.un.org/counterterrorism/2020-counter-terrorism-week 2020 Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week - Countering Terrorism in a Global Pandemic Environment (Opening high-level session) http://webtv.un.org/watch/2020-virtual-counter-terrorism-week-countering-terrorism-in-a-global-pandemic-environment-opening-high-level-session/6169709480001 Opening high-level session: Post COVID-19 World - Contours and Pivot Points and Benefits of Multilateral Collaboration. The Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week will be held from 6-10 July and convened under the overarching theme video6169709480001 Mon, 06 Jul 2020 21:37:24 +0000 6169709480001 8363860 Opening high-level session: Post COVID-19 World - Contours and Pivot Points and Benefits of Multilateral Collaboration. The Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week will be held from 6-10 July and convened under the overarching theme of “Strategic and Practical Challenges of Countering Terrorism in a Global Pandemic Environment”. The event will be launched on Monday 6 July 2020 at 10:00 am (New York time) with an opening two-hour high-level session titled “Post COVID-19 World: Contours and Pivot Points and Benefits of Multilateral Collaboration.” Thereafter, the Week will include nine additional webinars and interactive discussions focusing on priorities such as bio and cyber terrorism, high-risk threats and trends, addressing the plight of victims of terrorism, flagship UN counter-terrorism programmes, human rights and counter-terrorism, countering the financing of terrorism, youth-led initiatives to build resilient societies, and civil society and media perspectives to prevent violent extremism, among others. The event will provide an opportunity to bring Member States, United Nations entities, thought leaders, civil society representatives and other stakeholders together to exchange views, through strategic and expert-level online events, on what the new circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic mean for the counter-terrorism landscape. Virtual belated commemoration of the International Day of Vesak 2020 http://webtv.un.org/watch/virtual-belated-commemoration-of-the-international-day-of-vesak-2020/6168924791001 quotVesakquot, the Day of the Full Moon in the month of May, is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world. It was on the Day of Vesak two and a half millennia ago, in the year 623 B.C., that the Buddha was born. It was also on the Day video6168924791001 Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:05:45 +0000 6168924791001 5634773 quotVesakquot, the Day of the Full Moon in the month of May, is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world. It was on the Day of Vesak two and a half millennia ago, in the year 623 B.C., that the Buddha was born. It was also on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha attained enlightenment, and it was on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha in his eightieth year passed away. The General Assembly, by its resolution 54/115 of 1999, recognized internationally the Day of Vesak to acknowledge the contribution that Buddhism, one of the oldest religions in the world, has made for over two and a half millennia and continues to make to the spirituality of humanity. This day is commemorated annually at the UN Headquarters and other UN offices, in consultation with the relevant UN offices and with permanent missions, which also wish to be consulted. (5th plenary meeting) UNICEF Executive Board, Annual Session 2020 (29 June to 2 July), virtual meeting room http://webtv.un.org/watch/5th-plenary-meeting-unicef-executive-board-annual-session-2020-29-june-to-2-july-virtual-meeting-room/6168906435001 The Executive Board is the governing body of UNICEF, providing intergovernmental support Annual report on UNICEF humanitarian action (item 5) Address by the Chairperson of the UNICEF Global Staff Association (item 12) video6168906435001 Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:28:43 +0000 6168906435001 7341077 The Executive Board is the governing body of UNICEF, providing intergovernmental support Annual report on UNICEF humanitarian action (item 5) Address by the Chairperson of the UNICEF Global Staff Association (item 12) Other matters (item 13) Adoption of draft decisions (item 14) UNICEF Staff Team Awards and closing statements by the Executive Director of UNICEF and the President of the Executive Board (item 15) (4th plenary meeting) UNICEF Executive Board, Annual Session 2020 (29 June to 2 July), virtual meeting room http://webtv.un.org/watch/4th-plenary-meeting-unicef-executive-board-annual-session-2020-29-june-to-2-july-virtual-meeting-room/6168666964001 The Executive Board is the governing body of UNICEF, providing intergovernmental support and oversight to the organization. UNICEF programme cooperation (item 7) Country programme documents Extensions of ongoing country programmes video6168666964001 Wed, 01 Jul 2020 21:46:28 +0000 6168666964001 8508073 The Executive Board is the governing body of UNICEF, providing intergovernmental support and oversight to the organization. UNICEF programme cooperation (item 7) Country programme documents Extensions of ongoing country programmes Evaluation of the UNICEF Gender Action Plan, 2018–2021, and management response Annual report for 2019 on the evaluation function in UNICEF, and management response Evaluation reports and management responses (item 8)