UN Global Perspective: focus on climate change, prevention of radicalization and the “knotted gun” sculpture

UNSG addresses the Climate Action Summit 2016 in Washington D.C. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

World must "wake up from the fog of success" over climate change

The world needs to "wake up from the fog of success" over the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to the President of the World Bank. Jim Yong Kim was speaking at the Climate Action 2016 summit in Washington DC, which began on Wednesday. He said that the achievement of last December's historic agreement which was officially signed by 175 countries in April, could be lost without immediate action. Matthew Wells reports.

 

Irina Bokova. Photo: UNESCO

 

Teachers are "on the frontlines" of preventing radicalization

Teachers are "on the frontlines" of preventing young people from turning to radicalism, according to Lydia Ruprecht, a gender and policy specialist with the UN cultural organization, UNESCO. UNESCO recently launched the Teacher's Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism. It provides practical tips to educators on discussing the subject in their classrooms. Ms Ruprecht has been speaking to Janie Cangelosi.

 

Sculpture "Non-Violence". UN File Photo/Michos Tzovaras

"Knotted Gun" sculptor remembered at UN

An iconic sculpture of a large gun, the barrel of which is tied in a knot, is the first thing that many visitors to United Nations headquarters in New York see as they enter the compound. Its official title is "Non Violence," although many people know it simply as the knotted gun. It's come to symbolize the UN's commitment to world peace. This week the UN has been remembering the artist who created the sculpture, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, who has just died. Daniel Dickinson reports from outside the General Assembly Hall where it's located.

 

Presenter: Dianne Penn
Production Assistant: Ana Carmo
Duration: 10'00″

 

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