MIL-OSI Video: Martin Luther King at the UN for an Anti-Vietnam War Demonstration (15 April 1967)

Source: United Nations (Video News)

From the Archives: Dr. Martin Luther King makes a speech in front of UN Secretariat Building at the Anti-Vietnam War Demonstration. Crowd marching carries signs on United Nations Plaza.

Silent, English

Speech with sounds starts at min 3:45.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpGFOiSTs3Q

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MIL-OSI Video: Global Economy Expected to Grow 3% in 2019 Despite Risks – World Economic Situation and Prospects

Source: United Nations (Video News)

Speakers: Mr. Elliott Harris, UN Chief Economist and Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Dawn Holland, Chief, Global Economic Monitoring Branch, Economic Analysis and Policy Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (EPAD/DESA).

The World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report is a joint product of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the five United Nations regional commissions (Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)).

WESP Report website: https://www.un.org/development/desa/dpad/document_gem/global-economic-monitoring-unit/world-economic-situation-and-prospects-wesp-report/

UN Chief Economist Elliott Harris said while global economic growth remained on a fairly steady trajectory in 2019, “the world economy is faced with a confluence of rising risks with the potential to severely disrupt economic activity and inflict significant damage on longer term development prospects.”

Harris spoke to reporters in New York today (21 Jan) on the findings of the UN’s annual World Economic Situation and Prospects report (WESP). The report projected that economic activity was expected to expand at a steady pace of three percent and found that unemployment rates had dropped to historic lows in many countries.

However, Harris said a closer look beneath the surface reveals significant issues with the foundations and quality of global economic growth. He said growth is “uneven, and it is often failing to reach the countries and the groups where it is most needed” with per capita incomes expected to “stagnate or grow only marginally in 2019 in several parts of Africa, Western Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.”

He said international trading tensions escalated, particularly between the United States and China, while public and private debt has risen to historic highs. The Chief Economist said while adverse effects have been largely contained, these factors cast a shadow over the economic outlook for 2019 and beyond.

Elliott Harris, UN Chief Economist and Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development:
“In the case of a downturn in global economic activity, policy makers around the world will struggle to react forcefully because monetary and fiscal space in many countries is now much more limited than it was at the outbreak of the global financial and economic crisis a decade ago. And, given the waning support for multilateral approaches, coordinated action in response to the shock, or any shock, similar to the response to the global financial crisis may be more difficult to achieve.”

Harris said long-term challenges such as climate change “have now become increasingly short-term risks.” He added, “In recent years, we have seen an increasing number of extreme weather events that have had a particularly damaging effect on vulnerable countries, including many Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States; building resilience by supporting the most vulnerable countries to invest in climate- resilient infrastructure, is as important as rebuilding after a disaster.”

The Chief Economist underscored that the “essential transition” towards sustainable consumption and production patterns globally was “simply not happening fast enough.” He said economies remained far too dependent on carbon, energy, and the use of resources and stressed the need to “to delink economic growth from environmental degradation and this means shifting our resources away from investments in the old brown technologies towards investments in new, more resource-efficient and low-carbon technologies.”

Harris emphasized that global problems could only be confronted through collective action, adding that a withdrawal from multilateralism would further set back those who are already being left behind.

He said, “Some countries are doing reasonably well, but other are not. By the same token, income levels are varying across the world. Inequality has risen within countries. And what we see happening is more and more people are registering dissatisfaction with the outcomes of our global system, without having their policy makers explain to them what actually is going on. And so that frustration then makes for a growing readiness to, let’s say, be receptive, if you will, to nationalist arguments saying ‘let’s do what is best for us individually, as a country, as a nation’; rather than the support for the multilateral approach that we have seen over the past 40 years. And we think that that is a real problem, because it does undermine the ability of the world to deal with some of our global problems in a collective manner.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsF3_vDyS8Q

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MIL-OSI Video: Attack in Mali & other topics – Daily Briefing (21 January 2019)

Source: United Nations (Video News)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.
Daily Press Briefing:
-Mali
-Syria
-Somalia
-Gaza/WHO
-Refugees and Migrants
-DPO Gender Parity
-UNFPA
-FYROM
-Mexico
-Honour Roll

Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=21%20January%202019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1c4yaePsk4

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MIL-OSI Video: UN Chief talks to the press about his areas of action for 2019

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Watch LIVE as United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres talks to the press in #NYC on his areas of action for 2019.

Secretary-General António Guterres today (18 Jan) made a call for multilateralism and said that “global challenges require global solutions” and “no country can do it alone.”

Warning against the dangers of widespread fear and mistrust in our planet, the Secretary-General said, “the best-selling brand in our world today is indeed fear.”

During the press conference, held at UN headquarters in New York, Guterres added, “it gets ratings. It wins votes. It generates clicks.”

he explained, “I believe the biggest challenge that governments and institutions face today is to show that we care – and to mobilize solutions that respond to people’s fears and anxieties with answers.”

Following his opening remarks, the Secretary-General answered questions from members of press on various issues handled by the UN, including the situation in Venezuela, in Syria, and in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the plight of migrants and refugees worldwide, recent uncertainty around the elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as UN funding challenges.

He said, “the United States has decided that they will pay 25 percent of the peacekeeping budget, when the scale that is defined by the General Assembly as assessed contribution for the United States around 28 percent, it was a little bit more, now it’s a little bit les. That means that we have three percent of the peacekeeping expenditure on average in the different operations – because things are not exactly the same operation by operation – but on average, we have three percent that are not funded.”

On Syria he said, “first principle, the territorial integrity of Syria; the unity and territorial integrity of Syria. Second principle to take into account, legitimate security concerns of countries, and namely of Turkey. Third principle, to recognize the diversity of the population of the Syrian Arab Republic and to allow for a voice to be given to the different components of that population.”

Turning to negotiations between the US and the DPRK, he said, “I don’t think that it makes sense to try to push both the DPRK and the United States for a negotiation because I believe both sides are willing to do so. And I believe that the DPRK has already excepted that the objective of the negotiations, a central objective of the negotiations, would be the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. So, we encourage both countries to move on with negotiations. I think we need a clear roadmap, as I said, to clarify things.”

On Venezuela he said, “it’s very clear for us that only a political inclusive solution can solve and address the problems of Venezuela. I have again transmitted it to my visitor, and the UN has offered its offices; and of course, it can only work if everybody agrees for that to happen.”

And on the situation of the Rohingya population in Myanmar he said “it is absolutely essential to create the conditions of confidence and trust. It’s not on a physical matter of reconstruction, it’s a matter of reconciliation of communities and strong commitment by the government for that reconciliation of communities to be possible and for the safety of the Rohingya population to be guaranteed. Unfortunately, the truth is that the situation on the ground has not been conducive to it. Things have been too slow. And one of the dramatic aspects when you fail in solving the root causes of a problem is that violence then tends to erupt again.”

The Secretary-General was speaking two days after presenting his areas of action for the UN for 2019 to the 193 Member States, who, he said, widely responded to his remarks by highlighting the importance of multilateralism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGYqqikjEO8

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MIL-OSI Video: Press Conference with the UN Chief on his Areas of Action for 2019

Source: United Nations (Video News)

Watch LIVE as United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres talks to the press in #NYC on his areas of action for 2019.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday, at UN headquarters in New York, presented his top priorities for the year ahead: diplomacy for peace; ambitious climate action; acceleration towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); better governance over new technologies; and stronger UN values worldwide.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGYqqikjEO8

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MIL-OSI Video: यूएन महासचिव का वैश्विक चुनौतियों से निपटने का आह्वान

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संयुक्त राष्ट्र महासभा को संबोधित करते हुए महासचिव एंतोनियो गुटेरेश ने सदस्य देशों से जलवायु परिवर्तन, टिकाऊ विकास और तकनीकी आधुनिकीकरण जैसी वैश्विक चुनौतियों को सुलझाने के लिए एक साथ आने का आग्रह किया है. दुनिया भर में लोगों को बेहतर ढंग से सहायता प्रदान करने के लिए उन्होंने संयुक्त राष्ट्र में महत्वाकांक्षी सुधारों को अमल में लाने का भी संकल्प लिया है.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqZ09mOPc90

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MIL-OSI Video: Attack in Colombia & other topics – Daily Briefing (17 January 2019)

Source: United Nations (Video News)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.
Daily Press Briefing:
– Senior Personnel Appointment
– Syria
– Sudan
– Climate
– Colombia

Full Highlights:
https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=17%20January%202019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6g29_S7p7E

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