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General Assembly Archives 2008

23 / 24 December 08

General Assembly: 74th plenary meeting
1. Report of the Credentials Committee.
2. Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items.
(more)
1st part (23 December):
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 4 minutes]
2nd part (24 December):
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 8 minutes]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 8 minutes]

22 December 08

General Assembly: 73rd plenary meeting
1. Election of seven members of the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission.
2. Election of twenty members of the Committee for Programme and Coordination.
(more)
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 54 minutes]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 54 minutes]

19 December 08

General Assembly: 72nd plenary meeting
1. Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields.
2. Cooperation between the United Nations and the Pacific Islands Forum. (more)
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 20 minutes]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 20 minutes]

18 December 08

General Assembly: 70th and 71st plenary meeting
1. Election of seven members of the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission.
2. Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions. (more)
Morning session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 45 minutes]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 45 minutes]
Afternoon session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 3 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 3 minutes ]

15 December 08

General Assembly: 69th plenary meeting
1) Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit: specific meeting focused on development.
2) Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and other organizations: cooperation between the United Nation and the Economic Cooperation Organization.
[List of Speakers]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 3 hours ]

11 December 08

General Assembly: 67th and 68th plenary meeting
1. Nationality of natural persons in relation to the succession of States.
2. Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission. (more)
[List of Speakers]
Morning session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 3 hours ]
Afternoon session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 58 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 58 minutes ]

10 December 08

General Assembly: 65th and 66th Plenary meeting
Promotion and protection of human rights: draft resolution (A/63/L.54). Report of the Human Rights Council: report of the Third Committee (A/63/435).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 7 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 3 hours and 7 minutes ]

10 December 08

General Assembly: Commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Panel I on the theme "Sixty years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Lessons learned".
Panel II on the theme "The full implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Challenges ahead and ways forward"
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 4 hours and 12 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 4 hours and 12 minutes ]

5 December 08

General Assembly: 64th plenary meeting
1) Effects of atomic radiation: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/63/398).
2) International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/63/399). [more]
(List of Speakers)
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 29 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 29 minutes ]

4 December 08

General Assembly: 62nd and 63rd plenary meeting
1) Oceans and the law of the sea.
2) Culture of peace.
3) Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and other organizations.
(List of Speakers)
Morning session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 55 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 55 minutes ]
Afternoon session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 35 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 35 minutes ]

2 December 08

General Assembly: 61st plenary meeting
1) Reduction of military budgets: report of the First Committee (A/63/381).
2) Prohibition of the development and manufacture of new types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons: report of the Conference on Disarmament: report of the First Committee
(A/63/382).
3) Maintenance of international security goodneighbourliness,
stability and development in South-Eastern Europe: report of the First
Committee (A/63/383).
4) Role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament: report of the First Committee (A/63/384).
5) Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security: report of the First Committee (A/63/385).
6) Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East: report of the First Committee (A/63/386).
7) Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons: report of the First Committee (A/63/387).
8) Prevention of an arms race in outer space: report of the First Committee (A/63/388).
9) General and complete disarmament: report of the First Committee (A/63/389).
10) Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly: report of the First Committee (A/63/390).
11) Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session: report of the First Committee (A/63/391).
12) The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East: report of the First Committee (A/63/392).
13) Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects: report of the First Committee (A/63/393).
14) Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region: report of the First Committee (A/63/394).
15) Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: report of the First Committee (A/63/395).
16) Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction: report of the First Committee (A/63/396).
17) Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly: report of the First Committee (A/63/397).
18) Programme planning: report of the First Committee (A/63/446).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 35 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 35 minutes ]

26 November 08

General Assembly: 60th plenary meeting
1) Question of Palestine.
2) The situation in the Middle East.
3) Protection of global climate for present and future generations of mankind.
4) Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields.
5) Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and other organizations.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 28 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 28 minutes ]

25 November 08

General Assembly: 58th and 59th plenary meeting
1) Question of Palestine.
2) The situation in the Middle East.
(List of Speakers)
Morning session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 12 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 3 hours and 12 minutes ]

Afternoon session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 1 minute ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 1 minute ]

24 November 08

General Assembly: 57th plenary meeting.
1) Promotion and protection of human rights: draft resolution (A/63/L.31).
2) Question of Palestine.
3) The situation in the Middle East: Reports of the Secretary-General (A/63/361 and A/63/368).
(List of Speakers)
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 32 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 32 minutes ]

21 November 08

General Assembly: 44th and 45th meeting of the Third Committee.
1) Promotion and protection of human rights: Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
2) Promotion and protection of human rights: Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives.
Morning session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 50 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 50 minutes ]
Afternoon session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 54 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 54 minutes ]

20 November 08

General Assembly: 56th plenary meeting.
1) Report of the Security Council (A/63/2). Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and related matters: Joint debate.
2) Appointments to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other appointments.
(a) Appointment of members of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions: report of the Fifth Committee (A/63/528)
(b) Appointment of members of the Committee on Contributions: report of the Fifth Committee (A/63/529)
(c) Confirmation of the appointment of members of the Investments Committee: report of the Fifth Committee (A/63/530)
(e) Appointment of members of the International Civil Service Commission: report of the Fifth Committee (A/63/531)
(f) Appointment of members and alternate members of the United Nations Staff Pension Committee: report of the Fifth Committee (A/63/532)
3) Judges of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law
Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991: letter from the Secretary- General (A/63/548).
4. Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly.
(List of Speakers)
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 54 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 54 minutes ]

19 November 08

General Assembly: 55th plenary meeting.
Report of the Security Council (A/63/2). Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and related matters. (List of speakers)
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 56 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 56 minutes ]

18 November 08

General Assembly: 53rd and 54th plenary meeting.
1) Follow-up to and implementation of the outcome of the 2002 International Conference on Financing for Development and the preparation of the 2008 Review Conference: report of the Second Committee (A/63/413) 2) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union 3) Notification by the Secretary-General under Article 12, paragraph 2, of the Charter of the United Nations (A/63/300) 4) Joint debate: Report of the Security Council and Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and related matters. (List of speakers)
Morning session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 51 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 51 minutes ]

Afternoon session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 57 minutes]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 57 minutes]

17 November 08

General Assembly: 51st and 52nd plenary meeting.
1) Joint debate: Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit; Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major UN conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields; Strengthening of the United Nations system 2) Address by His Excellency Evo Morales Ayma, President of the Republic of Bolivia. (List of speakers)
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 43 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 43 minutes ]

13 November 08

General Assembly: 48th, 49th and 50th plenary meeting.
Culture of Peace (A/63/262) [List of speakers, pdf]
Morning session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 13 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 3 hours and 13 minutes ]

Afternoon session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 5 hours and 4 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 5 hours and 4 minutes ]

12 November 08

General Assembly: 46th and 47th plenary meeting.
Culture of Peace (A/63/262) [List of speakers, pdf]
Morning session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 40 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 40 minutes ]

Afternoon session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 39 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 39 minutes ]

11 November 08

General Assembly: 44th and 45th plenary meeting.
1) Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the UN, including special economic assistance: joint debate 2) Report of the International Criminal Court 3) Appointment of members of the Joint Inspection Unit.
Morning session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 50 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 50 minutes ]
Afternoon session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 22 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 22 minutes ]

10 November 08

General Assembly: 42nd and 43rd plenary meeting.
1) Prevention of armed conflict 2) The situation in Afghanistan 3) The situation in Central America: progress in fashioning a region of peace, freedom, democracy and development 4) Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the UN, including special economic assistance: joint debate 5) Report of the International Criminal Court 6) Cooperation between the UN and the League of Arab States.
Morning session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 55 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 55 minutes ]
Afternoon session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 51 minutes]

7 November 08

General Assembly: 41st plenary meeting.
Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects - Commemorative meeting for the sixtieth anniversary of peacekeeping.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 57 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 57 minutes ]

6 November 08

General Assembly: 39th and 40th plenary meeting.
Election of five members of the International Court of Justice (A/63/186, A/63/187 and Add.1 and 2 and A/63/188)
Morning session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 37 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 37 minutes ]
Afternoon session:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 15 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 15 minutes ]

4 November 08

General Assembly: 38th plenary meeting.
Report of the Human Rights Council (A/63/53 and A/63/53/Add.1)
[List of Speakers]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 6 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 6 minutes ]

3 November 08

General Assembly: 36th and 37th plenary meeting.
1) Report of the Economic and Social Council (A/63/3 and A/63/255) and follow-up to the outcomes of the major UN conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields (A/63/83): joint debate
2) Cooperation between the UN and regional and other organizations (A/63/228)
3) Holocaust remembrance (A/63/316).

Morning meeting:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 2 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 2 minutes ]
Afternoon meeting:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 31 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 31 minutes ]

30 October 08

General Assembly: 34th and 35th plenary meeting.
1) Second report of the General Committee (A/63/250/Add.1)
2) Report of the International Court of Justice (A/63/229)
3) Report of the International Criminal Court (A/63/323).

Morning meeting:

[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 47 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 47 minutes ]
Afternoon meeting:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 6 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 3 hours and 6 minutes ]

30 October 08

General Assembly: Interactive Panel on the Global Financial Crisis.

Morning meeting:

[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 40 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 3 hours and 40 minutes ]

  • Opening statement by H.E. Mr. Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, President of the 63rd session of the General Assembly
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 14 minutes ]

Afternoon meeting:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 33 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 3 hours and 33 minutes ]

29 October 08

General Assembly: 33rd plenary meeting.
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba (A/63/93) (A/63/L.4).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 9 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 3 hours and 9 minutes ]

27 October 08

General Assembly: 31st and 32nd plenary meeting.
1. Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 2. Election of twenty members of the Committee for Programme and Coordination: Note by the Secretary-General (A/63/312). 3. Appointment of members of the Committee on Conferences: Note by the Secretary-General (A/63/107). 4. Implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations.
Morning meeting:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 49 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 49 minutes ]
Afternoon meeting:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 39 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 39 minutes ]

22 October 08

General Assembly: 30th plenary meeting.
Election of 18 Members of the Economic and Social Council.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 22 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 22 minutes ]

20 October 08

General Assembly: 29th plenary meeting.
1) New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD): progress in implementation and international support; causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa: reports of the Secretary-General (A/63/206 and A/63/212); 2001-2010: Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa: note by the Secretary-General (A/63/219): joint debate (resumed).
2) Follow-up to the Commemoration of the two-hundredth anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade: report of the Secretary-General (A/63/213)
3) Implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 18 minutes ]

17 October 08

Media Stakeout: Informal comments to the Media by nine Representatives after the election by the General Assembly of five non-permanent members of the Security Council.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 49 minutes ]

  • Permanent Representative of Uganda, H.E. Mr. Francis K. Butagira
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 2 minutes ]
  • Permanent Representative of United Kingdom, H.E. Sir John Sawers
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 4 minutes ]
  • Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States of America, H.E. Mr. Alejandro D. Wolff
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 5 minutes ]
  • Permanent Representative of Japan, H.E. Mr. Yukio Takasu
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 6 minutes ]
  • Permanent Representative of France, H.E. Mr. Jean-Maurice Ripert
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 10 minutes ] (French and English)
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, H.E. Ms. Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 4 minutes ]
  • Foreign Minister of Turkey, H.E. Mr. Ali Babacan
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 9 minutes ]
  • Foreign Minister of Austria, H.E. Ms. Ursula Plassnik
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 7 minutes ]
  • Permanent Representative of Mexico, H.E. Mr. Claude Heller
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 4 minutes ]
17 October 08

General Assembly: 28th plenary meeting.
Election of five non-permanent members of the Security Council.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 22 minutes ]

  • Vote [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 15 minutes ]
  • Results [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 6 minutes ] (after suspension of the meeting)
15 October 08

General Assembly: 26th and 27th plenary meeting.
New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD): progress in implementation and international support; causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa: reports of the Secretary-General (A/63/206 and A/63/212); 2001-2010: Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa: note by the Secretary-General (A/63/219): joint debate.
Morning Meeting:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 56 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 56 minutes ]
Afternoon Meeting:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 30 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 30 minutes ]

13 October 08

General Assembly: 24th and 25th plenary meeting.
1) Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United Nations: report of the Fifth Committee (A/63/472)
2) Joint debate on the reports of the International Criminal Tribunals in Rwanda (A/63/209) and the Former Yugoslavia (A/63/210)
3) Joint debate on the reports of the Peacebuilding Commission (A/63/92) and the Peacebuilding Fund (A/63/218 and A/63/218/Corr.1)
Morning Meeting:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 51 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 51 minutes ]
Afternoon Meeting:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 9 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 9 minutes ]

9 October 08

General Assembly: 23rd plenary meeting.
1. Judges of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed on the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991 (A/63/458-S/2008/621, A/63/4691 and A/63/4701) 2. Report of the Peacebuilding Commission (A/63/92-S/2008/417); Report of the Secretary-General on the Peacebuilding Fund (A/63/218-S/2008/522).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 54 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 54 minutes ]

8 October 08

General Assembly: 22nd plenary meeting.
Request for an advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on whether the unilateral declaration of independence of Kosovo is in accordance with international law (A/63/L.2).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 44 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 44 minutes ]

6 October 08

General Assembly: 20th and 21st plenary meetings.
1) Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items, Request for the inclusion of an additional item submitted by the Secretary-General (A/63/232)
2) Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization (A/63/1).
Morning Meeting:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 55 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 55 minutes ]
Afternoon Meeting:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 32 minutes ]

2 October 08

General Assembly: 17th plenary meeting: Specific actions related to the particular needs and problems of landlocked developing countries: outcome of the International Ministerial Conference of Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries and Donor Countries and International Financial and Development Institutions on Transit Transport Cooperation.
a) Report of the Secretary-General (A/63/165)
b) Draft resolution A/63/L.3

Opening of the High-level plenary meeting devoted to the midterm review of the Almaty Programme of Action.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 55 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 55 minutes ]

29 September 08

General Assembly: General Debate (Multimedia coverage)
Morning: Archived Video
Part 1 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 2 hours and 2 minutes
Part 2 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 2 hours and 9 minutes
Afternoon: Archived Video
Part 1 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 3 hours and 8 minutes
Part 2 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 2 hours and 32 minutes

27 September 08

General Assembly: General Debate (Multimedia coverage)
Morning: Archived Video
Part 1 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 2 hours and 4 minutes
Part 2 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 2 hours and 5 minutes
Afternoon: Archived Video
Part 1 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 2 hours and 1 minute
Part 2 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 2 hours and 19 minutes

26 September 08

General Assembly: General Debate (Multimedia coverage)
Morning: Archived Video
[ English ] [ Original Language ] 5 hours
Afternoon: Archived Video
Part 1 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 3 hours and 46 minutes
Part 2 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 2 hours and 9 minutes

25 September 08

General Assembly: General Debate (Multimedia coverage)
Morning: Archived Video
[ English ] [ Original Language ] 4 hours
Afternoon: Archived Video
[ English ] [ Original Language ] 6 hours

24 September 08

General Assembly: General Debate (Multimedia coverage)
Morning: Archived Video
Part 1 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 2 hours and 16 minutes
Part 2 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 2 hours and 29 minutes
Afternoon: Archived Video
Part 1 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 3 hours
Part 2 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 2 hours and 25 minutes

23 September 08

General Assembly: General Debate (Multimedia coverage)
Morning: Archived Video
Part 1 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 1 hour and 38 minutes
Part 2 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 2 hours and 36 minutes
Afternoon: Archived Video
Part 1 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 1 hour and 38 minutes
Part 2 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 1 hour and 48 minutes

22 September 08

General Assembly: Closing of the High-level plenary meeting on the theme “Africa’s development needs: state of implementation of various commitments, challenges and the way forward” - Adoption of the Political Declaration.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 17 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 17 minutes ]

22 September 08

General Assembly: Rount table 4 - High-level plenary meeting on the theme “Africa’s development needs: state of implementation of various commitments, challenges and the way forward”.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 33 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 33 minutes ]

22 September 08

General Assembly: Rount table 3 - High-level plenary meeting on the theme “Africa’s development needs: state of implementation of various commitments, challenges and the way forward”.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 31 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 31 minutes ]

22 September 08

General Assembly: Rount table 2 - High-level plenary meeting on the theme “Africa’s development needs: state of implementation of various commitments, challenges and the way forward”.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 28 minutes ]

22 September 08

General Assembly: Rount table 1 - High-level plenary meeting on the theme “Africa’s development needs: state of implementation of various commitments, challenges and the way forward”.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 32 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 32 minutes ]

22 September 08

General Assembly: Opening of the High-level plenary meeting on the theme “Africa’s development needs: state of implementation of various commitments, challenges and the way forward”.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 33 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 33 minutes ]

19 September 08

General Assembly: 2nd plenary meeting of the sixty-third session of the General Assembly. Organization of the sixty-third regular session of the General Assembly, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items: First report of the General Committee (A/63/250).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 41 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 41 minutes ]

16 September 08

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann (Nicaragua), President of the sixty-third session of the General Assembly on the opening of the sixty-third session of the General Assembly.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 40 minutes ]

16 September 08

General Assembly: 1st plenary meeting of the sixty-third session of the General Assembly.
1. Opening of the session by the President of the General Assembly
2. Minute of silent prayer or meditation
3. Appointment of the members of the Credentials Committee
4. Organization of work of the sixty-third regular session of the General Assembly: letter from the Chairman of the Committee on Conferences (A/63/352 and A/63/352/Add.1)
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 2 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 2 minutes ]

16 September 08

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Srgjan Kerim, President of the 62nd session of the General Assembly gives a wrap-up press briefing on the work of the 62nd session.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 59 minutes ]

15 September 08

General Assembly: 122nd and 123rd plenary meeting (Closing meeting of the sixty-second regular session of the General Assembly)

122nd plenary meeting (morning):

[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 22 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 22 minutes ]
123rd plenary meeting (afternoon):
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 47 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 47 minutes ]

15 September 08

General Assembly: Informal meeting of the plenary of the General Assembly to observe the International Day of Democracy.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 51 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 51 minutes ]

11 September 08

General Assembly: 121st plenary meeting.
1. Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects: Report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/62/406/Add.1)
2. Globalization and interdependence: draft resolution (A/62/L.41/Rev.1)
3. Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa: draft resolution (A/62/L.47)
4. Convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament: draft decision (A/62/L.49)
5. Question of Palestine: letter from the Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People to the President of
the General Assembly (A/62/951)
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 39 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 39 minutes ]

8 September 08

General Assembly: Informal consultations on the draft outcome document (A/CONF.212/CRP.1) of the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus (Doha, Qatar, 29 November–2 December 2008).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour ]

5 September 08

General Assembly: 120th plenary meeting - The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. Report of the Secretary-General (A/62/898) and Draft resolution (A/62/L.48).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hours and 53 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hours and 53 minutes ]

5 September 08

General Assembly: 119th plenary meeting - The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. Report of the Secretary-General (A/62/898) and Draft resolution (A/62/L.48).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 55 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 55 minutes ]

4 September 08

General Assembly: 118th plenary meeting - The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy: draft resolution (A/62/L.48).
[ List of Speakers ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 58 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 3 hours ]

4 September 08

General Assembly: 117th plenary meeting - The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy: draft resolution (A/62/L.48).
[ List of Speakers ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 51 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 51 minutes ]

28 July 08

General Assembly: 116th plenary meeting - 1) Sport for peace and development (A/62/912) 2) Approval of the appointment of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Integrated (A/62/913) 3) Administration of justice at the United Nations (A/62/914) 4) Extension of the term of the judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (A/62/910).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 45 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 45 minutes ]

23 July 08

General Assembly: 115th plenary meeting - 1) Sport for peace and development (A/62/L.46). 2) Election of 29 members of the Governing Council of the UN Environment Programme (A/62/905).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 29 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 29 minutes ]

21 July 08

General Assembly: 114th plenary meeting - Meeting on the global food and energy crisis. (Continuation from 18 July)
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 17 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 17 minutes ]

18 July 08

General Assembly: 112th and 113th plenary meetings - Meeting on the global food and energy crisis. (To be continued on 21 July)
Morning Meeting:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 52 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 52 minutes ]

Afternoon Meeting:
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 8 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 8 minutes]

11 July 08

General Assembly: 111th plenary meeting (Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items): Fourth report of the General Committee (A/62/250/Add.3) and Election of 5 members of the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 24 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 24 minutes ]

8 July 08

General Assembly: 110th plenary meeting (Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items): Extension of the terms of the ad litem judges of the International Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia (A/62/236) and Rwanda (A/62/237).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 15 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 15 minutes ]

8 July 08

General Assembly: Thematic Debate on "Climate Change and the Most Vulnerable Countries - the Imperative to Act".
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 50 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 50 minutes ]

20 June 08

General Assembly: 109th plenary meeting - Financial reports and audited financial statements, and reports of the Board of Auditors: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/534/Add.1); Administrative and budgetary aspects of the financing of the United Nations peacekeeping operations: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/600/Add.1); Financing of the United Nations Operation in Burundi: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/866); Financing of the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/867); Financing of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/868); Financing of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/869); Financing of the United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/870); Financing of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor Leste: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/871); Financing of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/872); Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/873); Financing of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/874); Financing of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/875); Financing of the United Nations Mission in Liberia: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/876); Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Middle East: (a) United Nations Disengagement Observer Force: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/877); (b) United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/878); Financing of the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/879); Financing of the United Nations Mission in the Sudan: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/880); Financing of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/881); Financing of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/601/Add.1); Financing of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/602/Add.1); Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning of the United Nations: report of the Fifth Committee (A/62/604/Add.2); Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit: draft resolution (A/62/L.25/Rev.2); Election of five members of the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 46 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 46 minutes ]

10 - 11 June 08

High-level meeting on the Comprehensive Review of the progress achieved in realizing the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS
[Webcast: Archived Video]

09 June 08

General Assembly: An informal meeting of the General Assembly on global private investments and climate change.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 48 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 48 minutes ]

06 June 08

General Assembly: 101st plenary meeting - Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit: draft resolution (A/62/L.25/Rev.1).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 8 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 8 minutes ]

04 June 08

General Assembly: 100th plenary meeting - Election of the Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly for the sixty-third session.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 6 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 6 minutes ]

04 June 08

General Assembly: 99th plenary meeting - Election of the President of the General Assembly for the sixty-third session.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 49 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 49 minutes ]

03 June 08

General Assembly: Thematic debate on human trafficking - Panel 2: Protecting victims of trafficking and cross-border cooperation in prosecuting traffickers in persons and Closing remarks.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 4 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 4 minutes ]

03 June 08

General Assembly: Thematic debate on human trafficking - Opening remarks and Panel 1: Enhancing multilateral cooperation to prevent trafficking in persons.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 56 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 56 minutes ]

22 May 08

General Assembly: Thematic debate on human security.
[Webcast: Archived Video - Morning - English: 2 hours and 49 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Morning - Original Language: 2 hours and 49 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Afternoon - English: 2 hours and 47 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Afternoon - Original Language: 2 hours and 47 minutes ]

21 May 08

Media Stakeout: Informal comments to the Media by H.E. Mr. François Zimeray, Ambassador for Human Rights of France, after the results of the elections of the fifteen new members of the Human Rights Council.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 minute ]

21 May 08

Media Stakeout: Informal comments to the Media by the Permanent Representative of the France, H.E. Mr. Jean-Maurice Ripert, after the results of the elections of the fifteen new members of the Human Rights Council.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 minute ]

21 May 08

Media Stakeout: Informal comments to the Media by the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, H.E. Sir John Sawers, after the results of the elections of the fifteen new members of the Human Rights Council.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 4 minutes ]

21 May 08

Media Stakeout: Informal comments to the Media by a representative of the NGO "The Institute for Human Rights in the Holocaust" after the results of the elections of the fifteen new members of the Human Rights Council.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 2 minutes ]

21 May 08

General Assembly: 98th plenary meeting - Elections of fifteen members of the Human Rights Council.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours ]

15 May 08

General Assembly: 97th plenary meeting - Protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and their implications for international peace, security and development (A/62/L.45).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 57 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 57 minutes ]

29 April 08

General Assembly: 96th plenary meeting -Implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 minutes ]

18 April 08

General Assembly: 95th plenary meeting - Address by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 44 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 44 minutes ]

8 April 08

General Assembly: Informal thematic debate of the General Assembly entitled "Toward a common understanding on management reform".
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 12 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 12 minutes ]

7 April 08

General Assembly: Disarmament Commission - Opening of the 2008 substantive session.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 14 minutes ]

  • Statement by the Chairman of the Commission [Webcast: Archived Video - 6 minutes ]
  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations [Webcast: Archived Video - 8 minutes ]
4 April 08

General Assembly: 94th plenary meeting - Thematic debate of the General Assembly entitled “Recognizing the achievements, addressing the challenges and getting back on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015”.
(Continued) [Programme (pdf)] [List of speakers (pdf)]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 29 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 29 minutes ]

3 April 08

General Assembly: Report of the Fifth Committee and thematic debate [ ...more ]

  • 91st plenary meeting (morning): Report of the Fifth Committee
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 9 minutes ]
  • 92nd plenary meeting (morning)
    Thematic debate of the General Assembly entitled “Recognizing the achievements, addressing the challenges and getting back on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015”. (Continued) [Programme (pdf)] [List of speakers (pdf)]
    [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 52 minutes ]
    [Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 52 minutes ]
  • 93rd plenary meeting (afternoon)
    Thematic debate of the General Assembly entitled “Recognizing the achievements, addressing the challenges and getting back on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015”. (Continued) [Programme (pdf)] [List of speakers (pdf)]
2 April 08

General Assembly: Thematic debate of the General Assembly entitled “Recognizing the achievements, addressing the challenges and getting back on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015”.
[Programme (pdf)] [List of speakers (pdf)] (Continued)

  • 88th plenary meeting (morning)
    [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 13 minutes ]
    [Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 3 hours and 13 minutes ]
  • 89th & 90th plenary meeting (afternoon and night)
    [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 5 hours and 55 minutes ]
    [Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 5 hours and 55 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 ]


1 April 08

General Assembly: Thematic debate of the General Assembly entitled “Recognizing the achievements, addressing the challenges and getting back on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015”.
[Programme (pdf)]

  • Opening of the thematic debate
    [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 56 minutes ]
    [Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 56 minutes ]
  1. Opening Statement by Srgjan Kerim, President of the General Assembly [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 13 minutes ]
  2. Statement by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
    [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 10 minutes ]
  3. Statement by H.E. Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland
    [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 15 minutes ]
  4. Statement by H.E. Moctar Ouane, Foreign Minister of Mali
    [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 10 minutes ]
    [Webcast: Archived Video - French: 10 minutes ]
  • Panel discussion on povery and hunger
    [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours ]
    [Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 3 hours ]
  • Panel discussion on education
    [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 14 minutes ]
    [Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 14 minutes ]
  • Panel discussion on health
    [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 31 minutes ]
    [Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 31 minutes ]
  • Wrap-up session for panel discussions
    [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 15 minutes ]

31 March 08

General Assembly: 87th plenary meeting - Global road safety crisis.
[List of Speakers]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 37 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 37 minutes ]

14 March 08

General Assembly: 86th plenary meeting - The situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan: draft resolution (A/62/L.42)
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 9 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 1 hour and 9 minutes ]

4 March 08

General Assembly: 85th plenary meeting. New Partnership for Africa’s Development: progress in implementation and international support [Agenda item 64 (a)] - Draft resolution (A/62/L.29/Rev.1) "Modalities, format and organization of the high-level meeting on Africa’s development needs."
[Webcast: Archived Video - 17 minutes ]

13 February 08

General Assembly: Thematic debate
"Addressing climate change: The United Nations and the world at work"

12 February 08

General Assembly: Thematic debate
"Addressing climate change: The United Nations and the world at work"

11 February 08

General Assembly: Thematic debate
"Addressing climate change: The United Nations and the world at work"

  1. “Rising to the Challenge: Partnerships on Climate Change” [Morning panel discussion]:
    [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 24 minutes ]
    [Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 3 hours and 24 minutes ]
  2. “Responding to a multifaceted challenge : The UN at work” [Afternoon panel discussion]:
    [Webcast: Archived Video - English: 2 hours and 57 minutes ]
    [Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language: 2 hours and 57 minutes ]

Opening of the session:

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 ]
11 February 08

Media Stakeout: Informal comments to the Media by Mr. Srgjan Kerim, President of the 62nd session of the General Assembly and Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York after the opening session of the Thematic Debate of the UN General Assembly on "Addressing Climate Change. The UN and the World at Work".
[Webcast: Archived Video - 21 minutes ]

 

 
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