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International Jazz Day 2016
Description: Washington, D.C. serves as the International Jazz Day 2016 Global Host City. As International Jazz Day celebrates its 5th anniversary, the U.S. nation’s capital hosts a multitude of jazz performances, community service initiatives, and education programs in schools, libraries, hospitals, community centers and arts venues across the city. Washington, D.C. is the birthplace of the great jazz pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington, and the city has enjoyed a thriving jazz scene for the past century. On April 30, 2016, Washington, D.C. joins with towns, cities and villages in over 190 countries on all 7 continents to observe International Jazz Day through thousands of performances and programs.
  21 Jul 2017   1h34m43s 14 244 0
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Week in Review - 21 July 2017
Description: Top stories from UN News this week, featuring Deputy SG's push for greater role by women in peace process and development, chilrend affected by conflict in Central African Republic and the UN progress report on the Sustainable Development Goals.
  21 Jul 2017   1m22s 11 289 0
The Week Ahead - starting from 24 July 2017
Description: Highlights of UN events during the week of 24 July 2017, including discussions on a global compact on migration, a Security Council briefing on Syria, World Hepatitis Day and more.
  21 Jul 2017   48s 8 146 0
UN Relief Chief wraps up DR Congo visit & other topics - Daily Briefing (21 July 2017)
Description: Daily Briefing: Sri Lanka, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yemen, Caricom, Pakistan, Aids Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General. HIGHLIGHTS --------------------------- - SRI LANKA: SECRETARY-GENERAL HAILS ESTABLISHMENT OF OFFICE OF MISSING PERSONS AS ‘SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE’ - U.N. RELIEF CHIEF WRAPS UP D.R. CONGO VISIT - U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS WING CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO AIRSTRIKE THAT KILLED 18 CIVILIANS IN YEMEN’S TAIZZ - OVER 368,000 SUSPECTED CHOLERA CASES IN YEMEN – U.N. HEALTH AGENCY - U.N. AND CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY MEETING CONCLUDES TODAY - U.N. REFUGEE AGENCY WELCOMES REGISTRATION OF UP TO A MILLION UNDOCUMENTED AFGHANS IN PAKISTAN - WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SOUNDS ALARM OVER HIV DRUG RESISTANCE THREAT Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/ossg/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=21+July+2017
  21 Jul 2017   24m23s 1 135 0
New UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valongo Wharf marks the presence of the African heritage in Brazil
Description: Despite this vestige recalling the atrocities of Atlantic slave trade, the Valongo Wharf – located in the port area in Rio de Janeiro – marks the presence of the African heritage, which built and enriched Brazilian society. Check out this special video from the United Nations Information Centre for Brazil (UNIC Rio de Janeiro). More at http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1548 and, in Portuguese, at http://bit.ly/ValongoUNESCO.
  21 Jul 2017   3m4s 9 116 0
UN deputy chief calls for greater role of women in peace, prevention and sustainable development
Description: Leading the UN delegation in Nigeria, Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed highlighted the need to elevate the voices of women, including those affected by conflict. Ms. Mohammed also called on the international community to strengthen "constructive partnership" for enhancing women's participation in peace, security and sustainable development processes.
  20 Jul 2017   1m19s 3 155 0
India: a laboratory for development solutions
Description: UN Resident Coordinator in India Yuri Afanasiev spoke with UN News on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the country
  20 Jul 2017   1m18s 25 382 0
Yusra Mardini, A Young Refugee, Finds Safety in Her New Home
Description: The United Nations Department of Public Information has launched a new animated video on the dramatic story of Yusra Mardini, a young refugee from conflict-torn Syria who achieved her dream to compete in the Olympics last year. Yusra Mardini was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on 27 April 2017. The video was produced by the Education Outreach Section in support of the Together Initiative to mark World Refugee day on 20 June and highlight the advent of the International Day of Peace on 21 September.
  20 Jul 2017   2m2s 13 183 0
UN deputy chief leads visit to Nigeria
Description: Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed is leading a high-level delegation to her native Nigeria to highlight the importance of women’s role in achieving peace, development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  20 Jul 2017   1m2s 4 138 0
The situation in South Sudan & other topics - Daily Briefing (20 July 2017)
Description: Daily Press Briefing: South Sudan, Middle East, Yemen, Peacekeeping, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, AIDS, Hunger, Tobacco, Youth, Honour Roll Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS ---------------------------- - CHALLENGES NEED TO BE OVERCOME TO PUT SOUTH SUDAN BACK ON TRACK FOR PEACE, U.N. OFFICIAL TELLS SECURITY COUNCIL - MIDDLE EAST: U.N. ENVOY VOICES CONCERN OVER STEPPED UP TENSIONS AROUND JERUSALEM’S OLD CITY - U.N. YEMEN ENVOY WRAPS UP MEETINGS WITH SENIOR OFFICIALS IN CAIRO - IN MOSCOW, U.N. OFFICIAL DISCUSSES HOW TO BOLSTER COST-EFFECTIVE AVIATION USE WITH RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT - DRY WEATHER COULD THREATEN FOOD SECURITY FOR MANY PEOPLE IN D.P.R. KOREA, NEW U.N-BACKED REPORT WARNS - FIGHT AGAINST AIDS REACHES TURNING POINT, WITH DEATHS HALVED SINCE 2005 – U.N. AGENCY - INSTABILITY, POOR ACCESS LEADS TO 140 PER CENT JUMP IN COSTS FOR WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME’S OPERATIONS - WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION RECORDS DRAMATIC SURGE IN TOBACCO CONTROL POLICIES WORLDWIDE - WINNERS OF U.N. STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST TO BE HONOURED - CYPRUS BECOMES 116TH U.N. MEMBER STATE TO PAY DUES IN FULL Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/ossg/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=20+July+2017
  20 Jul 2017   22m20s 6 165 0
Nelson Mandela: A Call to Action for Democracy, Peace and Prosperity for All
Description: In October, 1994, President Nelson Mandela became the first leader of South Africa ever to address the United Nations General Assembly. He issued a ringing call for democracy, peace and prosperity to prevail everywhere.
  20 Jul 2017   1m33s 40 1040 0
More people warned against tobacco use, UN reports
Description: Tobacco - one of the single biggest causes of non-communicable diseases - kills over 7M people annually, said UN WHO Four times as many people have access to no smoking zones or warning labels on cigarette boxes as they did in 2007, UN reported on 19 July. WHO's global tobacco report warns that despite progress, the tobacco industry prevents Governments from fully protecting people.
  19 Jul 2017   54s 5 198 0