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Archived Webcasts of Special Events 2008

24 December 08

Special Event: “End of the Year” message by the President of the General Assembly, Miguel D´Escoto.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 8 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Spanish: 8 minutes ]

19 December 08

Special events on the occasion of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation on the theme "Eyes on South-South development solutions"

Round table on "The role of media in development".
[Programme]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 1 minute ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 3 hours and 1 minute ]

18 December 08

Special Event: High-level panel discussion on "Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity"(organized by the Permanent Missions of Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, France, Gabon, the Netherlands and Norway).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 23 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 23 minutes ]

18 December 08

Special Event: Global seminar on ¡°Languages matter! Linguistic diversity, globalization and development¡±, on the occasion of the International Year of Languages (2008) (organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Department of Public Information (DPI))
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 49 minutes ]

18 December 08

Special events on the occasion of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation on the theme "Eyes on South-South development solutions"

Round table on "Showcasing solutions in poverty alleviation".
[Programme]
Morning Session
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 31 minutes ]
Afternoon Session
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 25 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 25 minutes ]

17 December 08

Special events on the occasion of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation on the theme "Eyes on South-South development solutions"

Round table on "Showcasing Solutions in Public-Private Partnership for Development".
Round table on "Showcasing Solutions in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change".
[Programme]
Morning Session
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 33 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 33 minutes ]
Afternoon Session
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 41 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 41 minutes ]

17 December 08

Special Event: Global seminar on ¡°Languages matter! Linguistic diversity, globalization and development¡±, on the occasion of the International Year of Languages (2008) (organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Department of Public Information (DPI))
Morning Session
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 1 minute ]
Afternoon Session
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 26 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 26 minutes ]

17 December 08

Special Event: U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) hosts an event where actor and director Ben Affleck launches "Gimme Shelter", an international campaign to aid those displaced by violence.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 14 minutes ]

16 December 08

Special events on the occasion of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation on the theme "Eyes on South-South development solutions"

Launch of the Global South-South Development Expo and leaders' round table.
Round table on "Leveraging market solutions for human development".
[Programme]
Morning Session
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 41 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 41 minutes ]
Afternoon Session
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 43 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 43 minutes ]

15 December 08

Special Event: Concert featuring UN Messenger of Peace Maestro Daniel Barenboim and members of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra commemorates Human Rights Day (which was 10 December).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 28 minutes ]

  • Statement by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 5 minutes ]
10 December 08

Special Event: Panel discussion on "Reclaiming the vision: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights today".
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 22 minutes ]

10 December 08

Geneva Lecture Series: "Are human rights universal?" - delivered by Shirin Ebadi (2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate) and Wole Soyinka (1986 Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature). The event is organized within the framework of the overall programme of events marking the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
[Programme]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 19 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 19 minutes ]

5 December 08

Special Event: Remarks by the Secretary-General of the United Nations at the closing session of Global Forum for Responsible Management Education.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 8 minutes ]

5 December 08

Special Event: The 11th Annual United Nations Student Conference on Human Rights (UNSCHR) on the theme of "Climate Change and Human Rights."
[Programme][Website]

Part I:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 47 minutes ]
Part II:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 1 minute ]

4 December 08

Special Event: Gala Reception and Dinner hosted by the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA). Remarks by the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 31 minutes ]

  • Statement by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 11 minutes ]
4 December 08

Special Event: Opening of the High-Level Conference on the Central Emergency Response Fund [organized by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs].
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 51 minutes ]

  • Statement by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 6 minutes ]
3 December 08

Special Event: Opening of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on the theme "Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Dignity and justice for all of us" and Seminar on "Implementing the digital accessibility agenda of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" (co-organized by UNITAR, G3ict, Global Alliance for ICT and Development, DESA, and the secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, DESA).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 43 minutes ]

  • Statement by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 4 minutes ]
3 December 08

Special Event: Multimedia presentation on "Protecting and promoting the rights of persons with disabilities through advocacy efforts on the Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Convention on Cluster Munitions: Experience, perspectives and tools from the field" (organized by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Department of Peacekeeping Operations).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 39 minutes ]

3 December 08

Special Event: Musical performances on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. [co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Australia and Hungary, in cooperation with the secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, DESA].
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 40 minutes ]

25 November 08

Special Event: High-level event on "United voices say no to violence against women", on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (organized by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 2 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 2 minutes ]

  • Statement by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 5 minutes ]
24 November 08

Special Event: Observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 32/40B of 2 December 1977.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 17 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 17 minutes ]

  • Statement by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 7 minutes ]
20 November 08

Special Event: Opening remarks by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and others at the 2008 Parliamentary Hearing on "Towards effective peacekeeping and the prevention of conflict - Delivering on our commitments".
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 34 minutes ]

  • Statement by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 10 minutes ]
10 November 08

Special Event: 70th Anniversary Observance of Kristallnacht - Panel discussion: "Nowhere to turn".
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 19 minutes ]

6 November 08

DPI/NGO: NGO Briefing on Millennium Villages: A New Approach to Fighting Poverty in Africa.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 15 minutes ]

5 November 08

Special Event: Panel discussion "Global Citizenship in Action? Civil Society and Accountable Global Governance" organized by UN University.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 4 minutes ]

28 October 08

Special Event: Launch Ceremony of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 49 minutes ]

24 October 08

Special Event: United Nations Day Concert by the Silk Road Project. Opening remarks.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 27 minutes ]

24 October 08

Special Event: Panel discussion on "Seizing the moment: Breakthrough measures to build a new East West consensus on weapons of mass destruction". Remarks by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon and others.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 50 minutes ]

23 October 08

Special Event: "World Food Security: The Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy" as part of World Food Day at the UN [organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)].
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 23 minutes ]

23 October 08

Special Event: Special ceremony in observance of World Food Day 2008 (organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 23 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 23 minutes ]

  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, President of the 63rd session of the General Assembly
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 10 minutes ]
  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 5 minutes ]
23 October 08

Special Event: Reception on the occasion of the Dag Hammarskjold Scholarship Fund for Journalists. Remarks by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 6 minutes ]

  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 8 minutes ]
23 October 08

DPI/NGO: NGO Briefing on "Relevance of the UN in the Field" in observance of United Nations Day (24 October).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 8 minutes]

22 October 08

Special Event: The New Human Rights Dialogue Series "The Price of Dignity: Human Rights and Global Economics".
[Webcast: Archived Video : 1 hour and 26 minutes ]

17 October 08

Special Event: Observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on the theme "Human rights and dignity of people living in poverty" - Opening ceremony and round table on "Turning rhetoric into action –– Building effective partnerships to combat extreme poverty and exclusion".
[Webcast: Archived Video : 1 hour and 18 minutes - Part 1 ]
[Webcast: Archived Video : 2 hours and 34 minutes - Part 2 ]

17 October 08

Special Event: United Nations staff, permanent missions, non-governmental organizations and students will take part in a "Stand Up, Take Action" event in front of the UN Secretariat building.  The Stand Up event will feature performances from the cast of the Broadway Musical "A Tale of Two Cities".
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 38 minutes ]

16 October 08

Special Event: Statement by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations at the Compassion Ball, hosted by Airline Ambassadors.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 6 minutes ]

16 October 08

DPI/NGO: NGO Briefing "The Situation of Rural women: Providing the Tools for Economic Empowerment".
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 37 minutes]

9 October 08

Special Event: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Launch of the UN Book Days.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 24 minutes ]

7 October 08

Special Event: Discussion on "The Interface between Literacy and Development" on the occasion of the midterm review of the United Nations Literacy Decade (2003 – 2012).
Participants are Mrs. Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States and Honorary Ambassador of the United Nations Literacy Decade, Mr. Ahlin Byll-Cataria, Executive Secretary, Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), Mr. Patrick R. Gaston, President, Verizon Foundation.  
(Event sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Mongolia to the United Nations).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 33 minutes ]

3 October 08

Special Event: Midterm review of the Almaty Programme of Action. Panel discussion: “Role of International Support in establishing efficient transit transport systems to expand trade opportunities for landlocked developing countries”.  

Morning:

[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 41 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 41 minutes ]

2 October 08

Special Event: Midterm review of the Almaty Programme of Action. Panel discussion: "Role of International Support in establishing efficient transit transport systems to expand trade opportunities for landlocked developing countries".  

Morning:

[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 37 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 37 minutes ]

  • Remarks by H.E. Mr. Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, President of the 63rd session of the General Assembly
    [Webcast: Archived Video - English - 3 minutes ]
    [Webcast: Archived Video - Spanish - 3 minutes ]

Afternoon:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 55 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 55 minutes ]

2 October 08

Special Event: Informal plenary meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the International Day of Non-Violence.  
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 33 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 33 minutes ]

29 September 08

Special Event: Ministerial meeting on "Reducing Disaster Risks in a Changing Climate".
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 10 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 10 minutes ]

26 September 08

Special Event: The Permanent Mission of France, UNICEF and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict in collaboration with the Paris Principles Steering Group* - Meeting to follow-up on the implementation of the Paris Commitments related to Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups. The meeting is scheduled to be co-chaired by : The French Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Human Rights, Ms. Rama Yade;  The Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflicts, Ms Radhika Coomaraswamy and the Executive Director of Unicef, Ms. Ann Veneman.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 2 hours and 18 minutes ] (not complete)

26 September 08

Special Event: Group of 77 meeting (Opening statements).
[Webcast: Archived Video - 58 minutes ]

25 September 08

Special Event: Closing Plenary Session of the High-level event on the Millennium Development Goals.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 22 minutes ]

25 September 08

Special Event: Gender equality and empowerment of women - A perquisite for achieving all MDGs by 2015.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 9 minutes ]

  • Statement by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
    [Webcast: Archived Video - English - 7 minutes ]
25 September 08

Special Event: High-level event on the Millennium Development Goals.
Round table III: Environmental Sustainability.
Morning:
[Webcast: Archived Video - 2 hours and 22 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - 2 hours and 22 minutes ]
Afternoon: (Continued)
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 44 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 44 minutes ]

25 September 08

Special Event: High-level event on the Millennium Development Goals.
Round table II: Education and Health.
Morning:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 55 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 55 minutes ]
Afternoon: (Continued)
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 33 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 33 minutes ]

25 September 08

Special Event: High-level event on the Millennium Development Goals.
Round table I: Poverty and hunger.
Morning:
[Webcast: Archived Video - 2 hours and 42 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 42 minutes ]
Afternoon: (Continued)
[Webcast: Archived Video - 2 hours and 27 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 27 minutes ]

25 September 08

Special Event: Opening Plenary Session of the High-level event on the Millennium Development Goals.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 25 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 25 minutes ]

25 September 08

Special Event: Presentation of Irish Hunger Task Force Report with the Secretary-General; Dr. Joe Walsh, Chairperson of the Hunger Task Force; Mr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Colombia University, and Artist Bono of U2 among those speaking.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 40 minutes ]

24 September 08

Special Event: Funding UN country programmes to achieve the MDGs: Lessons learned from the MDG Achievement Fund. Launch of an expanded, multi-donor ‘Delivering as One’ funding window.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 17 minutes ]

24 September 08

Special Event: UNIDO side event / UN Private Sector Forum” The Millennium Development Goals and Food Sustainability”.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 2 hours and 16 minutes ]

24 September 08

Special Event: “Partnership Event Water and Sanitation for All”. H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan; H.E. Mr. Jan Peter
Balkenende, Prime Minister and Minister for General Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; and Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Special Envoy of the Government of Japan.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 44 minutes ]

24 September 08

Special Event: Ministerial Meeting in Support of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (organized by the Permanent Missions of Australia, Austria, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Japan and the Netherlands).
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 24 minutes ]

23 September 08

Special Event: Arrivals for the State Dinner hosted by the Secretary-General for Heads of State and Government.  Includes the toasts.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 53 minutes ]

  • Statement by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 5 minutes ]
23 September 08

Special Event: UNESCO - “Financing Education for the Millennium Development Goals”. With the participation of His Excellency Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser al Missned UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic Education and Higher Education, Honorable Erik Solheim Minister of the Environment and International Development, Norway.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 32 minutes ]

22 September 08

Special Event: "A Response to the World Food Crisis: Smallholder Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development of Africa". Considers key elements of a possible plan to enhance agriculture productivity, raise incomes, reduce hunger and improve nutrition in Africa. (Programme)
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 28 minutes ]

22 September 08

Special Event: The Secretary-General and the Climate Change Support Team with Advertising Industry Leadership.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 48 minutes ]

22 September 08

Special Event: The MDG Africa Steering Group and the Gleneagles Scenario Approach to Scaling Up ODA. (Programme)
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 17 minutes ]

19 September 08

Special Event: Student commemoration of the International Day of Peace. Theme: Peace and Human Rights. Remarks by the Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the President of the 63rd General Assembly, Mr. Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann and United Nations Messengers of Peace.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 3 hours and 5 minutes ]

19 September 08

Special Event: On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, the Secretary-General will ring the Peace Bell in the Japanese Garden. The Secretary-General will deliver a message of peace and call to observe a minute of silence.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 26 minutes ]

18 September 08

Special Event: The Secretary-General participates in an event marking the launch of UNIFEM’s Progress of the World’s Women 2008/2009 report.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 32 minutes ]

18 September 08

Special Event: Wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the forty-seventh anniversary of the death of Dag Hammarskjöld, Secretary General of the United Nations from 1953 to 1961, and of those who accompanied him on his last mission of peace. The wreath will be laid by the Secretary-General, Mr. Ban-Ki-moon, in the Visitors’ Lobby outside the Meditation Room.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 7 minutes ]

17 September 08

Special Event: The New Human Rights Dialogue Series - Knowledge, Power and Progress: New Approaches to Human Rights Learning [Programme]
[Webcast: Archived Video - 2 hours and 41 minutes ]

15 September 08

Special Event: "International Day of Democracy", United Nations Democracy Fund
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 36 minutes ]

12 September 08

Special Event: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commutes to work on the “Solartaxi”, a fully solar powered car that is making its way around the world, before joining a videoconference with the Heads of State of Indonesia, Poland and Denmark—the hosts 2007, 2008 and 2009 climate change conferences.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 3 minutes ]

11 September 08

Special Event: U.N. / NGO symposium entitled “Beyond the Mind-Body Problem: New Paradigms in the Science of Consciousness”. [Website]
Morning: [Webcast: Archived Video - 2 hours and 25 minutes ]
Afternoon: [Webcast: Archived Video - 2 hours and 50 minutes ]

9 September 08

Special Event: UNU-Cornell Africa Series, Symposium III “The social and economic dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Africa” [organized by the United Nations University Office in New York (UNU-ONY), in collaboration with Cornell University, the Permanent Mission of Turkey, UNAIDS, the World Food Programme (WFP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)]
Morning: [Webcast: Archived Video - 3 hours and 27 minutes ]
Afternoon: [Webcast: Archived Video - 6 hours and 15 minutes ]

9 September 08

Special Event: The Secretary-General’s Symposium on “Supporting Victims of Terrorism”. [Programme] [Video Clip] (16 minutes)

Morning Meeting
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 45 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 3 hours and 45 minutes]

Afternoon Meeting
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 4 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 3 hours and 4 minutes]

29 August 08

Special Event: Interactive panel on "The Human Right to Food and the Global Food Crisis: Root Causes and Responses" (organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Department of Public Information, the NGO Committee on Human Rights and the Permanent Missions of Cuba and Malawi).
[Webcast: Archived Video - 2 hours and 53 minutes ]

19 August 08

Special Event: Wreath-laying ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in New York marking the fifth anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad.
[Website]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 40 minutes ]

18 August 08

Special Event: Wreath-laying ceremony at the Palais des Nations (Geneva, Switzerland) marking the fifth anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 54 minutes ]

8 August 08

Special Event: Observance of the International Day of the World's Indigenous People.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 54 minutes ]

30 July 08

Special Event: The New Human Rights Dialogue Series - Fortress or Sand-Castle? Human Rights in the Age of Counter-Terrorism.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 50 minutes ]

28 July 08

Special Event: 20th Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Annual Day. [Programme (PDF)]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 3 hours and 41 minutes ]

17 July 08

Special Event: Commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court [Programme, PDF]

Morning Meeting:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 44 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 44 minutes ]
Afternoon Meeting:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 42 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 42 minutes ]

15 July 08

Special Event: Panel Discussion: on Small Arms and Children in Armed Conflict: "Conflict of interests: Children and guns in zones of instability".
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 35 minutes ]

11 July 08

Special Event: UN 21 Awards Ceremony: Honouring outstanding Staff Initiatives. [Programme (PDF)]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 35 minutes ]

10 July 08

Special Event: NGO briefing (PDF) by the Office of the President of the General Assembly featuring remarks by H.E. Dr. Srgjan Kerim, President of the General Assembly and by Permanent Representatives conducting consultations on various tracks of work of the General Assembly.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 46 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 46 minutes ]

8 July 08

Special Event: Learning to manage with knowledge (PDF): A United Nations Forum organized by the Office of Information and Communications Technology and the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Lectures and Conversation Series.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 22 minutes ]

2 July 08

Special Event: Sulabh International Social Service Organisation presents Mission Sanitation on the theme of "Sanitation for Sustainable Development".

26 June 08

Special Event: Interactive briefing on genocide prevention "Saving Succeeding Generations". The interactive briefing includes a demonstration of Google Earth Satellite Imagery (Darfur and Congo). This meeting coincides with the anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter (June 26) and will emphasize the linkage between the goals and values of the Organization and its mandated activities in the areas of Holocaust remembrance and genocide prevention.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 3 minutes ]

26 June 08

Special Event:

  • Commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the death of Alioune Blondin Beye (Mali) and other colleagues who perished in a plane crash in Africa.
    [Webcast: Archived Video - English/French: 2 hours ]
  • Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations specialized agency for Information and Communication Technology, pays tribute to his friend and mentor, Alioune Blondin 'Maitre' Beye.
    [Webcast: Archived Video - French: 2 minutes ] [Text]
25 June 08

Special Event: Transparency International to launch its Global Corruption Report 2008: Corruption in the Water Sector. (More information)
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 27 minutes ]

23 June 08

Special Event: Opening remarks by H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations at the Peacebuilding Commission second session.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 26 minutes ]

23 June 08

Special Event: UN Public Service Day and Awards Ceremony celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Programme on Public Administration and Development.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 51 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 51 minutes ]

19 June 08

Special Event: Opening remarks by the United States Secretary of State, H.E. Ms. Condoleezza Rice and the Burkina Faso Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Djibril Bassole at the roundtable discussion on Zimbabwe in advance of the Presidential run-off election scheduled for 27 June.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 10 minutes ]

18 June 08

Special Event: Panel discussion on "The 1150th anniversary of the birth of Abu Abdallah Rudaki - the eminent poet and a founder of Persian/Dari/Tajik classical literature" (organized by the Permanent Missions of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Tajikistan). Remarks by the Secretary-General.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 38 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 38 minutes ]

13 June 08

Special Event: United Nations International School (UNIS) holds its Graduation Ceremony for 126 students representing 63 nationalities. Mr. Ishmael Beah, member of the UNIS Class of 2000 and author of the book "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier" that chronicles his experience as a child soldier in Sierra Leone, will offer the Commencement Address.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 8 minutes ]

12 June 08

DPI/NGO: Annual Meeting of NGO/DPI Executive Committee and Townhall Meeting.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 22 minutes ]

12 June 08

Special Event: Special Committee on the Situation with Regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples Resumed session.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 37 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 37 minutes ]

11 June 08

Special Event: Secretary-General to make remarks at the Opening of the Mediation between Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 23 minutes ]

11 June 08

Special Event: Exhibition Opening: the work of the United Nations Photographers entitled: "Our Changing Environment: Global Climate Changes", officially opened by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of United Nations and Mr. Kiyo Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 19 minutes ]

10 June 08

Special Event: UNESCO / Luncheon side event to the UN High-Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 29 minutes ]

09 June 08

Special Event: HIV-TB Global Leaders' Forum.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 56 minutes ]

09 June 08

Special Event: 5th meeting of Special Committee on the Situation with Regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 54 minutes ]

09 June 08

Special Event: Parliamentary briefing on HIV/AIDS, for members of Parliament attending the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on HIV/AIDS.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours]

09 June 08

Special Event: 4th meeting of Special Committee on the Situation with Regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 41 minutes ]

09 June 08

Special Event: Panel discussion entitled "Universal Access to Affordable HIV and AIDS Diagnostics, Prevention and Treatment: in Search for Sustainable Solutions" on the occasion of the United Nations High Level Meeting on AIDS 2008.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 7 minutes ]

09 June 08

Special Event: Launching of the report of the Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa (CHGA), entitled "Securing Our Future", and high-level panel discussion on "Keeping the promise: Lessons in the progress towards universal access".
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 28 minutes ]

03 June 08

Special Event: Launch of the report of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, entitled "Making the Law Work for Everyone" (organized by the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 52 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 52 minutes ]

29 May 08

Special Event: Interactive panel discussion on "The highest common denominator: Human rights in peacemaking" (organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Department of Public Information, the NGO Committee on Human Rights and the Permanent Missions of Afghanistan and Bosnia and Herzegovina).
[Webcast: Archived Video - 2 hours and 43 minutes ]

29 May 08

Briefing: Mr. John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, in his capacity as Coordinator of the Secretary-General's High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 41 minutes ]

29 May 08

Special Event: Wreath-laying ceremony and official opening of a multi-media exhibition, on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of United Nations peacekeeping.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 34 minutes ]

28 May 08

Special Event: Annual student observance for World Environment Day.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 2 hours and 39 minutes ]

21 May 08

Special Event: Special Meeting on the Global Food Crisis (Continued).
[All statements]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 8 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 8 minutes ]
Coverage of this meeting was only available until 5:15pm.

20 May 08

Special Event: Special Meeting on the Global Food Crisis.
[All statements]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 45 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 45 minutes ]

  • Video Message from H.E. Mr. Bingu wa Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi.
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 15 minutes ] (long version)
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 10 minutes ] (short version)
  • Video Message from H.E. Mr. Gordon Brown, Prime Minister, United Kingdom.
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 4 minutes ]
19 May 08

Special Event: Peacebuilding Commission (Second session) - Sierra Leone configuration (Opening of the 2nd meeting).
[ Webcast: Archived Video - Morning meeting: 49 minutes ]
[ Webcast: Archived Video - Afternoon meeting - English: 2 hours ]
[ Webcast: Archived Video - Afternoon meeting - Original language: 2 hours ]

15 May 08

Special Event: Opening of the Annual UNA-USA Global Classroom Model U.N. Conference.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour]

  • Statement by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations and exchange of view with students.
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 20 minutes ]
15 May 08

DPI/NGO: NGO Briefing "Fathers and Families: Responsibilities and Challenges" - In observance of the International Day of the Family (15 May).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 56 minutes]

12 May 08

Special Event: Commemorative event for the entry into force of the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and its optional protocol. [More information].
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 24 minutes]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 24 minutes]

  • Statement by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 5 minutes ]
9 May 08

Special Event: Launch of the Flash Appeal for Myanmar organized by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.The event is chaired by Mr. John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 37 minutes]

8 May 08

Special Event: Unlearning Intolerance Seminar "Art Changing Attitudes toward the Environment".
[Webcast: Archived Video - Morning session: 2 hours and 30 minutes]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Afternoon session: 2 hours and 17 minutes]

6 May 08

Special Event: The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (FERI) and the World Committee on Disability will honor New Zealand with the Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Disability Award.
Scheduled participants include: Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations; H.E. Mr. Anand Satyanand, Governor General of New Zealand and Mrs. Satyanand;  Mr. Sha Zukang, UN Under Secretary-General, Department of Economic and Social Affairs; Ambassador William J. vanden; Mr. Robert David Hall, Actor CSI; Dr. Young Woo Kang, Vice-Chairman, World Committee on Disability; Mr. Mike Gourley, National President, Disabled Peoples Assembly (New Zealand).  Event includes a traditional ceremony by the Maori Cultural Performance Group "Kahurangi"
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 25 minutes]

  • Remarks by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 8 minutes ]
6 May 08

Special Event: Remarks by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations at the U.N. Cares launch (the U.N. system-wide workplace programme on HIV).
[Webcast: Archived Video - 27 minutes]

6 May 08

Special Event: Remarks by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations at the U.N. System Staff College Donors’ Conference.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 7 minutes]

6 May 08

Special Event: Economic and Social Council: Commission on Sustainable Development (16th session) - Regional discussions (Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, ECE), Dialogue with Major Groups.

5 May 08

Special Event: Photographic Exhibition organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency and remarks by the Secretary-General following the exhibit opening.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 26 minutes]

5 May 08

Special Event: Economic and Social Council: Commission on Sustainable Development (16th session) - Opening, General Statements, Regional discussions (Africa, Western Asia).

5 May 08

Special Event: Groundbreaking for the construction of the North Lawn Conference Building, marking the beginning of the renovation of the U.N. Headquarters under the Capital Master Plan.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 12 minutes]

  • Remarks by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 3 minutes ]
1 May 08

Special Event: South African Judge Albi Sachs, in a UNESCO-sponsored event for World Press Freedom Day.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 48 minutes]

1 May 08

DPI/NGO: NGO Briefing on Access to Information and the Empowerment of People in observance of World Press Freedom Day (3 May).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 16 minutes]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original language: 2 hours and 16 minutes]

29 April 08

Special Event: The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon inaugurates Geneva Lecture Series on the topic, "Are the development goals doomed to fail?".
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 53 minutes]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original language: 1 hour and 53 minutes]

28 April 08

Special Event: Interactive panel on "From manifest failure to collective action: Realizing the responsibility to protect" (organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Department for Public Information, the NGO Committee on Human Rights and the Permanent Missions of Canada and Rwanda).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 41 minutes]

25 April 08

Special Event: On the occassion of World Malaria Day, a special launch event including a panel discussion and performance by Youssou N'Dour. Video message by the Secretary-General.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 20 minutes]

25 April 08

Special Event: Flag-raising ceremony in tribute to the memory of all the United Nations personnel who lost their lives in the service of peace on the occasion of Staff Day. Statements by Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro and UN Staff Union President Stephen Kisambira.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 26 minutes]

23 April 08

Special Event: Forum on "Breathe or die or breathe and die! Air pollution the unnoticed global threat" (organized by the United Nations University Office in New York (UNU-ONY)).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 13 minutes]

21 April 08

Special Event: The opening meeting of 7th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on the theme of "Climate change, bio-cultural diversity and livelihoods: the stewardship role of indigenous peoples and new challenges".
[website]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 58 minutes]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original language: 1 hour and 58 minutes]

18 April 08

Special Event: His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI receives a bouquet of flowers from a boy and a girl. His Holiness greets and blesses those gathered there. Choir from the United Nations International School sings a song.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 10 minutes]

18 April 08

Special Event: His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI addresses the United Nations staff at the General Assembly Hall.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 12 minutes]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original language: 12 minutes]

14 April 08

ECOSOC: Special high-level ECOSOC meeting with the Bretton Woods Institutions, the World Trade Organization and the UN Conference on Trade and Development. Opening remarks by the Secretary-General of United Nations and the President of ECOSOC.
[ Programme ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - AM Session English: 3 hours and 36 minutes]
[Webcast: Archived Video - PM Session English: 2 hours and 52 minutes]
[Webcast: Archived Video - AM Session Original language: 3 hours and 36 minutes]
[Webcast: Archived Video - PM Session Original language: 2 hours and 52 minutes]

  • Statement by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 9 minutes ]
10 April 08

DPI/NGO: The first in the Focus on Faith series - Briefing on Pope Benedict's Visit to the United Nations.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 26 minutes ]

9 April 08

Special Event: Panel discussion on the first volume of the World Report on Regional Integration "Multilateralism,Regionalism and Bilateralism in Trade and Investment". [Programme]
[Webcast: Archived Video - 2 hours and 19 minutes ]

7 April 08

Special Event: Ceremony in commemoration of the 14th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda [organized by the Permanent Mission of Rwanda and the Department of Public Information].
[Webcast: Archived Video - 30 minutes ]

4 April 08

Special Event: "The role of civil society in promoting sustainable development and the new international aid architecture" (NGO Forum). [Programme]
[Webcast: Archived Video - 2 hours and 50 minutes ]

3 April 08

Special Event: DPI/NGO briefing on "Understanding and Celebrating Autism".
[Webcast: Archived Video - 3 hours]

2 April 08

Special Event: Presentation and panel discussion on “Global awareness of autism: Challenges, responsibilities and actions”, on the occasion of the World Autism Awareness Day.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 2 hours and 38 minutes ]

  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Srgjan Kerim, President of the 62nd session of the General Assembly [Webcast: Archived Video - 5 minutes ]
  • Message from Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations (Delivered by Mr. Sha Zukang, Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affair) [Webcast: Archived Video - 3 minutes ]
  • Statement by Mr. Sha Zukang, Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affair [Webcast: Archived Video - 4 minutes ]
1 April 08

Special Event: Luncheon hosted by the President of the 62nd session of the General Assembly, Dr. Srgjan Kerim, on the occasion of the Thematic debate on Millennium Development Goals.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 23 minutes]

  • Statement by Dr. Srgjan Kerim, President of the 62nd session of the General Assembly [Webcast: Archived Video - 7 minutes ]
  • Statement by Mr. Ted Turner, Chairman of Turner Enterprises, Inc [Webcast: Archived Video - 16 minutes ]


28 March 08

Special Event: Live Video Conference on the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 23 minutes]

27 March 08

DPI/NGO: NGO Briefing on "Lest We Forget: Breaking the Silence on the Transatlantic Slave Trade" and premiere of the documentary "The Slave Route: A Global Vision".
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 12 minutes]

26 March 08

Special Event: The New Human Rights Dialogue Series Presents: "What Would Martin Say? Human Rights and the Global Struggle against Racism Forty Years after the Death of Martin Luther King Jr."
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 44 minutes]

26 March 08

Special Event: Secretary-General to make remarks at the launch of the report of the Commission on AIDS in Asia, entitled "Redefining AIDS in Asia: Crafting an effective response" [organized by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)]
[Website]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 33 minutes]

25 March 08

Special Event: Commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (co-organized by the Caribbean Community, the African Union, the European Union, the United States Mission and the Department of Public Information).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 3 minutes]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original language: 2 hours and 3 minutes]

24 March 08

Special Event: Secretary-General to make remarks at the screening of the award-winning documentary "Sergio Vieira de Mello: En Route to Baghdad".
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 8 minutes]

20 March 08

DPI/NGO: NGO Briefing on "Climate Change and its Impact on Indigenous Peoples".
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 50 minutes]

18 March 08

Special Event: Opening Ceremony of the 2008 National Model United Nations Conference. Opening remarks by the Secretary-General.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 25 minutes ]

18 March 08

Special Event:The United Nations University Office in New York and the International Organization of the Francophonie (Office of the Permanent Observer for OIF to the United Nations) co-organize a full-day forum on multilingualism entitled "Peace through Languages".
[Website]
[Morning Session: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 49 minutes]
[Afternoon Session: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 42 minutes]

14 March 08

DPI/NGO: Annual DPI/NGO Orientation Programme.
[ Agenda ]
[Morning Session: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 58 minutes]
[Afternoon Session: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 28 minutes]

13 March 08

DPI/NGO: Annual DPI/NGO Orientation Programme.
[ Agenda ]
[Morning Session: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 51 minutes]
[Afternoon Session: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 58 minutes]

11 March 08

Special Event: The UN Delegations Women's Club hosts an event on "Women for Peace" in the context of International Women's Day. Opening remarks by Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, Spouse of the Secretary-General and Mrs. Snezhana Lazova Kerim, Spouse of the President of the 62nd Session of the General Assembly and others.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 19 minutes]

7 March 08

Special Event: 2008 United Nations International School/United Nations (UNIS/UN) Student Conference: "The Pursuit of Energy: A Catalyst for Conflict".
[Webcast: Archived Video - AM English: 1 hour and 59 minutes]
[Webcast: Archived Video - PM English: 2 hours and 24 minutes]

6 March 08

Special Event: 2008 United Nations International School/United Nations (UNIS/UN) Student Conference: "The Pursuit of Energy: A Catalyst for Conflict".
[Webcast: Archived Video - AM English: 1 hour and 36 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - PM English: 3 hours and 4 minutes ]

6 March 08

Special Event: Commemoration of the International Women's Day 2008 on the theme "Investing in women and girls". Opening statements and high-level panel discussion.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 52 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 52 minutes ]

4 March 08 Special Event: To announce a new partnership between UNIFEM and Avon, and ensuing support to the UN Trust Fund to end violence against women.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 48 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 48 minutes ]
28 February 08 Special Event: DPI/NGO briefing on "Communicating for the Future: ICTs and the UN".
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 45 minutes ]
28 February 08

Special Event: First organizational meeting of the 2008 session of the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 18 minutes ]

27 February 08 Special Event: Commission on the Status of Women - Launch by the Deputy Secretary-General, Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, of the Inter-agency Appeal on Female Genital Mutilation.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 46 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 46 minutes ]
25 February 08 Special Event: How corporate philanthropy can contribute to advancing the Millennium Development Goals, particularly for sustainable development?
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 49 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 49 minutes ]
25 February 08 Special Event: Panel Discussion "The Role and Responsibility of Men in Preventing Violence against Women".
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 3 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 3 minutes ]
25 February 08

Special Event: Launch of the Campaign to End Violence Against Women (During the opening of the 52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 11 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 3 hours and 11 minutes ]

  • Statement by Mr. Olivier Belle, Chairperson of the Commission (in French). [Webcast: Archived Video - 3 minutes ]
  • Statement by Mr. Léo Mérorès, President of the Economic and Social Council (in French). [Webcast: Archived Video - 9 minutes ]
  • Statement by Ms. Taina Bien Aime of the NGO, Equality Now. [Webcast: Archived Video - 5 minutes ]
  • Statement by Ms. Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), speaking on behalf of the wider United Nations system. [Webcast: Archived Video - 6 minutes ]
  • Statement by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. [Webcast: Archived Video - 12 minutes ]
22 February 08 Special Event: The New Human Rights Dialogue Series - "Just and Favorable: Decent Work as a Human Right in the Age of Globalization" [organized by the New York Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Department of Public Information, the NGO Committee on Human Rights and the Permanent Mission of Chile].
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 27 minutes ]
14 February 08

Special Event: 2008 Institutional Investor Summit on Climate Risk (co-hosted by the UNFIP, the UN Foundation and Ceres).

  • Afternoon Session [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 44 minutes ]
  • Morning Session [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 54 minutes ]
14 February 08 Special Event: DPI/NGO briefing on "Valentine’s Day Flowers and Chocolates: To Give or Not to Give".
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 38 minutes ]
11 February 08

Special Event: Luncheon hosted by H.E. Mr. Srgjan Kerim, President of the 62nd session of the General Assembly.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 34 minutes ]

  • Statement by Actress Daryl Hannah. [Webcast: Archived Video - 7 minutes ]
  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Srgjan Kerim, President of the 62nd session of the General Assembly. [Webcast: Archived Video - 4 minutes ]
  • Statement by Sir Richard Branson, CEO of the Virgin Group. [Webcast: Archived Video - 17 minutes ]
8 February 08 Special Event: ECOSOC (46th Session of the Commission for Social Development). Panel discussion: “Review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing: regional perspective”.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 44 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original language: 2 hours and 44 minutes ]
7 February 08 Special Event: Update on the work of the General Assembly – A Briefing for NGOs by the Office of the President of the General Assembly featuring remarks by H.E. Dr. Srgjan Kerim, President of the General Assembly and by Permanent representatives conducting consultations on various tracks of work of the General Assembly. [Programme] (pdf)
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 5 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original language: 2 hours and 5 minutes ]
(Audio only for the last 30 minutes of the event)
6 February 08 Special Event: ECOSOC (46th Session of the Commission for Social Development). Opening of the regular session and address by Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 7 minutes ]
4 February 08

Special Event: Signing ceremony which recognized the 2008 performance compact agreement between the Secretary-General and the Secretariat's senior managers.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 22 minutes ]

28 January 08 Special Event: Memorial Ceremony and Concert on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust [ Programme ].
[Webcast: Archived Video - 47 minutes ]
28 January 08 Special Event: Panel discussion on “Holocaust education in action” and presentation of award-winning film “Paper Clips”, on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (organized by B’nai B’rith International, in coordination with the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, Department of Public Information) [ Programme ].
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 9 minutes ]
23 January 08

Special Event: Memorial ceremony for the victims of the terrorist attack on the United Nations office in Algiers.
[ Programme ] (pdf)
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 39 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 39 minutes ]

14 January 08

Special Event: First meeting of the organizational session for 2008 of the Economic and Social Council.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 12 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 12 minutes ]

  1. Opening of the session
    • Statement by H. E. Ambassador Dalius Čekuolis, President of the Economic and Social Council for 2007. [Webcast: Archived Video: 16 minutes ]
    • Statement by H.E. Ambassador Léo Mérorès, President of the Economic and Social Council for 2008. [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 16 minutes ] [Webcast: Archived Video - French: 16 minutes ]
  2. Address by the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon. [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 8 minutes ]
  3. Election of the Bureau. [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 18 minutes ] [Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 18 minutes ]
  4. Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters. [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 minutes ] [Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 minutes ]
  5. Elections, nominations, confirmations and appointments. [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 8 minutes ] [Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 8 minutes ]
11 January 08

Special Event: Group of 77 (ceremonial meeting to mark the formal handover of the chairmanship of the Group of 77 from Pakistan to Antigua and Barbuda). Opening remarks by the Secretary-General and others.
[Webcast: Archived Video : 1 hour and 13 minutes ]

  1. Statement by Ambassador Munir Akram, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations. [Webcast: Archived Video : 16 minutes ]
  2. Statement by H.E. Mr. Baldwin Spencer, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda. [Webcast: Archived Video : 15 minutes ]
  3. Statement by H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. [Webcast: Archived Video : 12 minutes ]
  4. Statement by H.E. Mr. Srgjan Kerim, President of the 62nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. [Webcast: Archived Video : 7 minutes ]
  5. Statement by H.E. Mr. Kemal Derviş, United Nations Development Programme Administrator. [Webcast: Archived Video : 7 minutes ]
  6. Statement by H.E. Mr. Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs. [Webcast: Archived Video : 12 minutes ]

 

 
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