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18.07.01 – CONFERENCES

UN / PEACEKEEPING SUMMIT

US Vice President Joseph Biden, told a high level meeting on peacekeeping that "demand for international peacekeeping has never been greater” and as it has evolved to include “sophisticated non-state actors as well as traditional armies, the instruments of peacekeeping have evolved as well." He expressed confidence that the system can be strengthened  to ”meet the challenges [...]

26 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / CLIMATE SUMMIT 3

US President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron, as well as the leaders of Mexico and Samoa, address the UN Climate Summit. Obama said "the alarm bells keep ringing. Our citizens keep marching. We cannot pretend we do not hear them. We have to answer the call.” UNIFEED – UNTV

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / CLIMATE SUMMIT 2

The Presidents of Iran, France, Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela and Chile as well as the King of Spain, speak at the Climate Change Summit. Many of the more than 120 Heads of States and Government, business, finance and civil society representatives are expected to announce commitments that will reduce emissions, enhance resistance to climate change and mobilize [...]

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / INDIGENOUS MENCHU WRAP

As the first-ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples got underway at the United Nations, Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú said that for indigenous peoples today's events are "a sign of hope" towards "full life and not just survival." UNIFEED – UNTV

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UAE / SOLAR PANELS BAN

On the sidelines of the "Ascent" Climate Change Conference in Abu Dhabi, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited SHAMS 1, one of the largest solar power plants in the world, with capacity of 100 megawatts, enough to power 20 000 homes.  AFP POOL

5 May 2014 | Read More »

UAE / ASCENT CLIMATE CHANGE

From the tropics to the poles, from small islands to large continents, and from the poorest countries to the richest, climate change impacts are already widespread, costly and consequential, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in Abu Dhabi to stakeholders gathered  there to consider concrete actions to tackle the phenomenon now – before it is too late. UNTV

4 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / DEATH PENALTY

Speaking at the panel "Moving Away from the Death Penalty – Discrimination against marginalized groups", the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon said that an estimated 160 countries in the world have now either abolish the death penalty or no longer practice it.  UNIFEED – UNTV

24 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

We need to include risk disaster into broader discussion of the post-2015 agenda for sustainable development in order to leave a more resilient world to future generations – said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his briefing to the General Assembly on the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. UNTV

16 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / BRAHIMI

The UN Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said he does not expect to achieve “anything substantive” in the first round of Syria peace talks before they end on Friday. CH UNTV

29 Jan 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA/ BRAHIMI GENEVA II

The Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said that Syria’s opposition and government will meet “in the same room” in Geneva on Saturday after the first day of a peace conference ended with no direct talks. He said he never expected the process to be easy, but added that the discussions he has had [...]

24 Jan 2014 | Read More »

 

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