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2009 Archived Webcasts of Press Conferences

22 December 09

Press Conference: Briefing by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 22 minutes ]

21 December 09

Press Conference: H.E. Dr. R. M. Marty M. Natalegawa, the former Indonesian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, speaks to press in his capacity as Foreign Minister.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 29 minutes ]

17 December 09

Press Conference: Michael Ratner, President of the Center for Constitutional Rights, on humanitarian matters in the Gaza Strip.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 43 minutes ]

14 December 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General prior to his departure for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 45 minutes ]

14 December 09

Press Conference: Human Rights Watch will hold a briefing on the Democratic Republic of Congo, and findings in their latest report ,"'You Will Be Punished': Attacks on Civilians in Eastern Congo".
Panelists include Anneke Van Woudenberg, Senior Researcher on DRC, Human Rights Watch; Ida Sawyer, Goma-based Researcher, Human Rights Watch; and moderator Steve Crawshaw, UN Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 43 minutes ]

10 December 09

Press Conference: John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, on his mission to Copenhagen next week for the climate change summit, and on new challenges presented for humanitarian action as a result of climate change.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 30 minutes ]

9 December 09

Press Conference: The Rt. Hon Gareth Thomas MP, UK Minister of State for International Development, on priorities for a more effective international humanitarian response.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 17 minutes ]

8 December 09

Press Conference: Mr. Mark Bowden, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, to brief on the humanitarian situation in Somalia.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 34 minutes ]

7 December 09

Press Conference: Bernard Kouchner, Foreign Minister of France, will brief the press following his meeting with the Secretary-General.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 19 minutes ]

7 December 09

Press Conference: Dinesh Mahtani, Coordinator of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to brief on the final report of the Group of Experts to be published on 7 December.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 38 minutes ]

4 December 09

Press Conference: Luis Moreno Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, to brief following his meeting with the Security Council on Sudan.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 24 minutes ]

4 December 09

Press Conference: Janos Pasztor, Director of the Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 33 minutes ]

3 December 09

Press Conference: President of the Assembly of the States Parties to the Rome Statute governing the International Criminal Court).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 14 minutes ]

3 December 09

Press Conference: By the Secretary-General on the designation of Stevie Wonder as United Nations Messenger of Peace. Stevie Wonder, Ambassador Susan Rice (Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations) will also participate in the press conference. Press conference will be moderated by Mr. Kiyotaka Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Public Information. .
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 30 minutes ]

3 December 09

Press Conference: By the NGO Peace and Cooperation on the launching of the school award "Take care of your planet". Speakers include Elvira Sanchez-Igual, Nancy L. Rivard, and Joaquin Antuña.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 25 minutes ]

2 December 09

Press Conference: Launch of the report of the Commission on AIDS in the Pacific. Speakers will include Misa Telefoni,of Pacific Islands AIDS Foundation (PIAF); a Commission Member living with HIV; and Nafis Sadik, UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 19 minutes ]

2 December 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Michel Kafando, Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso and President of the Security Council for December, to brief on the Council’s programme of work for the month.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 32 minutes ]

2 December 09

Press Conference: Rob Vos, Director of Development Policy and Analysis from the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) to launch the latest World Economic Situation and Prospects.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 43 minutes ]

2 December 09

Press Conference: On the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Speakers will include: Justice Sujata Manohar, former judge of the Indian Supreme Court; Regina Tavares da Silva, former CEDAW Committee member; Elizabeth Evatt, former CEDAW Committee Chairperson, and Nouzha Guessous, former member of the Morocco Family Law Reform Commission.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 30 minutes ]

1 December 09

Press Conference: Eric Falt, Director of the Outreach Division from the Department of Public Information; Mia Hanak from Millennium ART; Travis Threlkel from Obscura Digital; Chris Di Cesare and Andy Berndt from YouTube, to brief on on a digital media art installation called CO2 CUBES – Visualize a Tonne of Change.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 45 minutes ]

30 November 09

Press Conference: Launch of UNICEF's 4th Children and AIDS Stocktaking Report and introduce the "Children Left Behind" Symposium. Speakers will include Ann Veneman, Executive Director of UNICEF; Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator; Virginia Fields, President of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS; Jimmy Kolker, Chief of the HIV/AIDS Section at UNICEF; Nathan Shaffer from the World Health Organization; and Reshma Pattni, Program Director at Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS..
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 27 minutes ]

25 November 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Jorge Valero Briceño, Permanent Representative of Venezvuela.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 51 minutes ]

24 November 09

Press Conference: United Nations  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Knut Storberget, Minister of Justice and Police of Norway; HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand; and Ghida A. Anani, Program Coordinator at KAFA ("Enough") Violence & Exploitation, to brief on the Secretary-General's Network of Men Leaders.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 32 minutes ]

23 November 09

Press Conference: Luiz Augusto Cassanha Galvão, Manager of Sustainable Development and Environmental Health Area at the Pan American Health Organization; Fatih Birol, Chief Economist at the International Energy Agency; and Olav Krjoven, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Development Policy at UNDP, to brief on the need for a new climate deal that will tackle energy poverty.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 38 minutes ]

23 November 09

Press Conference: Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark, to brief on the Africa Commission's recommendations and initiatives for achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Africa.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 24 minutes ]

19 November 09

Press Conference: General Assembly President Ali Abdussalam Treki and Trudie Styler, Co-founder of the Rainforest Foundation.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 14 minutes ]

18 November 09

Press Conference: Richard Kollodge and Daniel Schensul from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), to present The State of World Population 2009.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 18 minutes ]

12 November 09

Press Conference: Michele Falavigna, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Chad, to discuss the humanitarian situation in Chad.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 48 minutes ]

6 November 09

Press Conference: Colin Chartres, Director-General of CGIAR's International Water Management Institute, and Aaron Wolf, Programme Director of Water Conflict Management and Transformation at Oregon State University, to brief on key issues relating to climate change and sustainable development.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 43 minutes ]

6 November 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, General Assembly President of the United Nations.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 20 minutes ]

3 November 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting, Permanent Representative of Austria and President of the Security Council for November, to brief on the Council’s programme of work for the month.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 37 minutes ]

3 November 09

Press Conference: Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to launch the logo for the International Year on Biodiversity (2010).
[Webcast: Archived Video - 28 minutes ]

3 November 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Heraldo Munoz, Chairman of the Peacebuilding Commission, to announce a collaboration between the Peacebuilding Commission and Yoko Ono to donate proceeds from John Lennon’s "Give Peace a Chance" 40th anniversary digital single to the UN Peacebuilding Fund.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 28 minutes ]

29 October 09

Press Conference: The promotion of sport and the Millennium Development Goals. Speakers include Felipe Payano, Minister of Sports of the Dominican Republic; Ambassador Federico Alberto Cuello Camilo, Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic; Marcos Diaz, Athlete and the Dominican Republic's Honorary Goodwill Ambassador to the World; Kiyotaka Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Public Information; and Sering Falu Njie, Deputy Director of the Millennium Campaign Office.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 37 minutes ]

28 October 09

Press Conference: John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, will brief on his recent trip to Yemen, the Philippines, Indonesia and Uganda.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 38 minutes ]

28 October 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 40 minutes ]

27 October 09

Press Conference: Asma Jahangir, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 28 minutes ]

27 October 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting, Permanent Representative of Austria and Chairman of the 1267 Committee (Al-Qaida and Taliban sanctions), and Richard Barrett, Coordinator of the Monitoring Team of the 1267 Committee.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour and 2 minutes ]

27 October 09

Press Conference: Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 39 minutes ]

27 October 09

Press Conference: B. Lynn Pascoe, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, to brief on his recent mission to eastern and southern Africa.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 28 minutes ]

26 October 09

Press Conference: Martin Scheinin, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 45 minutes ]

26 October 09

Press Conference: Carolyn Hannan from the Division for the Advancement of Women, Naila Kabeer from the Institute of Development Studies (UK) and James Heintz from the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, to launch the 2009 World Survey on the Role of Women in Development.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 24 minutes ]

23 October 09

Press Conference: Raquel Rolink, UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 34 minutes ]

23 October 09

Press Conference: Concert entitled A Tribute to Peacekeeping (pdf) to take place later today in observance of UN Day (24 October).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 35 minutes ]

22 October 09

Press Conference: Vitit Muntarbhorn, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 47 minutes ]

22 October 09

Press Conference: Tomas Ojea Quintana, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 28 minutes ]

21 October 09

Press Conference: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay; Anti-trafficking activist Ruchira Gupta; and Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, to brief in connection with an upcoming special event entitled Giving Voice to Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking (22 October).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 49 minutes ]

21 October 09

Press Conference: Olivier de Schutter, Special Rapporteur on the right to food.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 42 minutes ]

20 October 09

Press Conference: Manfred Nowak, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 42 minutes ]

19 October 09

Press Conference: James Anaya, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedom of indigenous people.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 53 minutes ]

19 October 09

Press Conference: Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer of New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), to brief on recent efforts to keep Africa’s development programme on course despite the impact of the current international economic crisis.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 26 minutes ]

19 October 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Gérard Araud, Permanent Representative of France; Rachel Mayanja, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women;  Denzel Matthew from ChildFund International and Thierry Viard from International Movement ATD  Fourth World to brief on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 Oct).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 39 minutes ]

16 October 09

Press Conference: Under-Secretary-General for Public Information Kiyotaka Akasaka and Eric Falt, Director of the Outreach Division at the Department of Public Information. They will brief on UN4U - a DPI initiative established last year to foster understanding of, and appreciation for, the work of the UN among youth audiences in New York City public high schools. They will also announce the five winners of a video contest entitled “Citizen Ambassadors to the United Nations.” This DPI initiative was launched this year to encourage people everywhere to directly engage with decision-makers by uploading video messages on the UN YouTube channel.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 29 minutes ]

14 October 09

Press Conference: Steve Chalke, Founder of Stop the Traffik and UN.GIFT's Special Advisor on Community Action against Human Trafficking; Ruth Dearnley, CEO of Stop the Traffik; and Simone Monasebian, Chief of New York Office of UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), to brief on Stop the Traffik, a global non-governmental movement against trafficking in persons.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 45 minutes ]

13 October 09

Press Conference: Launch of the joint Council of Europe/UN study on trafficking in organs, tissues and cells and trafficking in human beings for the purpose of the removal of organs. Speakers include Rachel Mayanja, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women; Arthur Caplan, co-author of the study and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Director of the Center for Bioethics of the University of Pennsylvania; and Carmen Prior, co-author of the study and Public Prosecutor of Austria.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 35 minutes ]

9 October 09

Press Conference: Naison Mutizwa-Mangiza, lead author of UN-HABITAT Global Report on Human Settlements 2009: Planning Sustainable Cities, to brief on the report.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 36 minutes ]

8 October 09

Press Conference: Some of the cast members and the Executive Producer of ABC’s Ugly Betty will be here with the Executive Director of Global Partnerships from the UN Foundation to discuss the Foundation’s “Nothing But Nets” campaign. They will talk about how the show’s new season raises awareness about malaria. (more...)
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 30 minutes ]

8 October 09

Press Conference: World Society for the Protection of Animals on the need to include animal welfare as an essential element in the sustainable development agenda.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 50 minutes ]

6 October 09

Press Conference: John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, to brief on the humanitarian flash appeal for the Philippines.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 27 minutes ]

2 October 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Le Luong Minh, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam and President of the Security Council for October, to brief on the Council’s programme of work for the month.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 21 minutes ]

2 October 09

Press Conference: President of the General Assembly Ali Abdussalam Treki following the closing of the General Debate of the 64th Session of the General Assembly.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 19 minutes ]

1 October 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Manouchehr Mottaki, Foreign Minister of Iran.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 44 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original language: 44 minutes ]

30 September 09

Press Conference: Rudy Salles, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, to brief following his meetings with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and senior UN officials.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 52 minutes ]

29 September 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Jorge Urbina, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the UN and Chair of the Security Council Resolution 1540 Committee will give a comprehensive review of the status of implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 37 minutes ]

29 September 09

Press Conference: Alain Joyandet, Secretary of State for Cooperation and Francophony of France.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 28 minutes ] (Audio problem on the first 4 minutes of the video)

29 September 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 36 minutes ]

28 September 09

Press Conference: Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), and Jeffrey Sachs of the Millennium Villages project.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 51 minutes ]

28 September 09

Press Conference: Ekmelledin Ihsanoglu, Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
[Webcast: Archived Video - 52 minutes ]

25 September 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 12 minutes ]

25 September 09

Press Conference: Dr. David Nabarro, UN System Coordinator for the Global Food Security Crisis.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 35 minutes ]

25 September 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Johnson Toribiong, President of Palau.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 22 minutes ]

25 September 09

Press Conference: Tibor Tóth, Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Organization (CTBTO), and Jessica Mathews, President of Carnegie Endowment, to discuss conclusions and outcomes of the entry-into-force Conference.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 27 minutes ]

25 September 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Amre Moussa, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 45 minutes ]

25 September 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Dimitris Christofias, President of Cyprus. Latest developments on current negotiations under the aegis of the United Nations for an overall Cyprus settlement.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 33 minutes ]

24 September 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Hugo Chávez Frías, President of Venezuela.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 49 minutes ]

24 September 09

Press Conference: Kazuo Kodama, Press Secretary for the Prime Minister of Japan.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 36 minutes ]

23 September 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo, President of Guyana; H.E. Sir Michael Somare, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea; and H.E. Mr. Denis Sassou-Nguesso, President of the Republic of the Congo, and others react to the High-level Event on REDD - Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 41 minutes ]

23 September 09

Press Conference: Mark Bowden, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Somalia.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 19 minutes ]

23 September 09

Press Conference: Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning, and Janos Pasztor, Director of the Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team, to provide a wrap-up of the Secretary-General's summit on Climate Change.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 32 minutes ]

23 September 09

Press Conference: Kazuo Kodama, Press Secretary for the Prime Minster of Japan, to brief on today's bilateral talks between Japan and the Russian Federation.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 19 minutes ]

23 September 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 40 minutes ]

23 September 09

Press Conference: Kazuo Kodama, Press Secretary for the Prime Minster of Japan.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 27 minutes ]

22 September 09

Press Conference: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and H.E. Mr. Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark, following the closing of the High-level Event on Climate Change.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 19 minutes ]

22 September 09

Press Conference: H.R.H Prince Albert II of Monaco to brief on the occasion of the High-level Event on Climate Change.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 39 minutes ]

22 September 09

Press Conference: Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh; Elizabeth Peredo, Director of Fundación Solon; and Joseph Donnelly from Caritas Internationalis to brief on the occasion of the High-level Event on Climate Change.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 31 minutes ]

22 September 09

Press Conference: Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway, Mr. Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, Mr. Tony Blair, Special Envoy of the Middle East Quartet, to brief on the work of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC).
[Webcast: Archived Video - 31 minutes ]

22 September 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark; Al Gore, Chairman, Generation Investment Management and Nobel Laureate; Helmy Abouleish, Managing Director, SEKEM; Actor Djimon Hounsou; Barbara Krumsiek, President, Calvert Investments; and Zhengrong Shi, Chairman, Suntech, to brief on the UN Leadership Forum on Climate Change.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 2 minutes ]

22 September 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark; H.E. Mr. Klavs Arnoldi Holm, Ambassador, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Steve Grove, Head of News and Politics, YouTube; and Rebecca Moore, Manager, Google Earth Outreach, to launch an initiative that uses interactive tools and platforms to promote awareness of the global impact of climate change.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 20 minutes ]

22 September 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Evo Morales Ayma, President of Bolivia.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 20 minutes ]

18 September 09

Press Conference: Mr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, President of the 64th session of the General Assembly.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 32 minutes ]

18 September 09

Press Conference: Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro and Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning, to present the initial findings of the Secretary-General's report on the impact of the economic crisis on the poor and vulnerable and on a new initiative to improve the availability of real-time data on the impact of the crisis.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 18 minutes ]

18 September 09

Press Conference: Karen Koning AbuZayd, Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), to brief on the upcoming High-level UNRWA 60th Anniversary Commemoration (24 September) as well as launch a commemorative publication. Update on the latest situation in Gaza and the impact of the blockade.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 38 minutes ]

17 September 09

Press Conference: Alexander Downer, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 37 minutes ]

17 September 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 48 minutes ]

16 September 09

Press Conference: John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, will provide a general humanitarian overview, focusing on situations in Sri Lanka, Yemen, some Horn of Africa countries and Guatemala.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 37 minutes ]

16 September 09

Press Conference: Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, and Olav Kjorven, Director of the Bureau for Development Policy at the UN Development Programme, to launch the 2009 report of the MDG Gap Task Force (pdf) entitled Strengthening the Global Partnership for Development.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 45 minutes ]

15 September 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Anda Filip, Permanent Observer of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Steven Kull, Director of WorldPublicOpinion.org, Craig Mokhiber, Deputy Director of the New York Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Assistant-Secretary-General for Political Affairs,to present and discuss the findings of a World Public Opinion global survey on political tolerance.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 44 minutes ]

15 September 09

Press Conference: Justice Richard Goldstone, Head of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 2 minutes ]

11 September 09

Press Conference: David Gressly, Regional Coordinator for South Sudan at the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), to brief on the humanitarian situation in the area, via video conference-link.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 33 minutes ]

10 September 09

Press Conference: President of the General Assembly Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann and Joseph Stiglitz, Chairman of the Commission of Experts of the President of the General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System, to hold a pre-publication launch of the report of the Commission.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 55 minutes ]

8 September 09

Press Conference: President of the General Assembly Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann and Heiner Flassbeck from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to launch the 2009 Trade and Development Report.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 45 minutes ]

4 September 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Claude Heller, Permanent Representative of Mexico, Kiyotaka Akasaka, Under-Secretary General for Public Information, Sergio Duarte, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, and Charles Hitchcock, Chair of the 62nd Annual DPI/NGO Conference, to brief on the upcoming DPI/ NGO Conference (Mexico City, 9-11 September 2009). The theme of the conference will be “For Peace and Development: Disarm Now!”.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 31 minutes ]

2 September 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Susan Rice, Permanent Representative of the U.S. and President of the Security Council for September, on the Council's programme of work for the month.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 35 minutes ]

1 September 09

Press Conference: Rob Vos, Director of Development Policy and Analysis Division at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), to hold a press conference to launch the World Economic and Social Survey 2009.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 54 minutes ]

6 August 09

Press Conference: General Martin Luther Agwai, Force Commander of the peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and Lieutenant-General Babacar Gaye, Force Commander of the peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC).
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 2 minutes ]

4 August 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Claude Heller, Permanent Representative of Mexico, and Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, to discuss a new Security Council draft resolution on children and armed conflict.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 28 minutes ]

4 August 09

Press Conference: Ambassador John Sawers, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom and President of the Security Council for August, to discuss the Council's programme of work for the month.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 38 minutes ]

29 July 09

Press Conference: Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, Special Representative for Somalia, to brief following Security Council meeting on Somalia.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 28 minutes ]

29 July 09

Press Conference: Secretary-General to hold his monthly press conference.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 48 minutes ]

23 July 09

Press Conference: Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, President of the General Assembly, to brief on the General Assembly meeting on the Responsibility to Protect.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 52 minutes ]

23 July 09

Press Conference: Kate O'Regan, Sinha Basnayake, Jenny Clift and Geoffrey Robertson from the UN Internal Justice Council.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 11 minutes ]

22 July 09

Press Conference: Gareth Evans, Former Australian Foreign Minister and Co-Chair of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty; Juan Méndez, Former UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide; Human rights activist Jacqueline Murekatete; and Thelma Ekiyor from the West Africa Civil Society Institute, to brief on the General Assembly plenary session on the Responsibility to Protect.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 53 minutes ]

21 July 09

Press Conference: Naela Gabr, Chairperson of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), to brief on the 44th session of CEDAW.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 41 minutes ]

20 July 09

Press Conference: Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
[Webcast: Archived Video - 35 minutes ]

20 July 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Zahir Tanin, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan, to brief on Security Council reform.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 23 minutes ]

17 July 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein and President of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC), to brief on the occasion of the 11th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the ICC.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 24 minutes ]

15 July 09

Press Conference: Janos Pasztor, Director of the Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team, to brief on the climate change talks during the recent G8 Summit and the upcoming High-Level Meeting on Climate Change (22 September, UNHQ).
[Webcast: Archived Video - 25 minutes ]

14 July 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting, Permanent Representative of Austria and Chairman of the Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee, and Richard Barrett, Coordinator of the Sanctions Monitoring Team.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 45 minutes ]

10 July 09

Press Conference: General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann to brief on the outcome of the UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development as well as on the current crisis in Honduras.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 45 minutes ]

10 July 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Dessima M. Williams, Permanent Representative of Grenada and Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) and other AOSIS representatives to brief on climate change.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 53 minutes ]

2 July 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Ruhakana Ruganda, Permanent Representative of Uganda and President of the Security Council for July, to brief on the Council's programme of work for the month.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 40 minutes ]

30 June 09

Press Conference: H.E. Miguel d'Escoto Brockman, President of the General Assembly and H.E. Manuel Zelaya, President of Honduras.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 30 minutes ]

29 June 09

Press Conference: Permanent Mission of Chile, in advance of Chile's ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Speakers: José Antonio Viera-Gallo, Minister Secretary-General of the Presidency of Chile, and Heraldo Muñoz, Permanent Representative of Chile.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 20 minutes ]

26 June 09

Press Conference: General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, to brief following the outcome of the Conference on the Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development. (Website)
[Webcast: Archived Video - 28 minutes ]

26 June 09

Press Conference: Representatives of the Global Social Economy Group (GSEG), to brief on their analysis of the General Assembly Conference on the Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development. Speakers: John Foster of the North-South Institute; Gemma Adaba of the International Trade Union Confederation; Magda Lanuza, of the WomenĄŻs Working Group on Financing for Development; and Vitalice Meja, of the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 59 minutes ]

25 June 09

Press Conference: President of the General Assembly, Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, and the Permanent Representative of Honduras, Jorge Arturo Reina Idiaquez, on the current situation in Honduras.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 5 minutes ]

25 June 09

Press Conference: Joseph Stiglitz, Chairman of the Commission of Experts of the President of the General Assembly on reforms of the international monetary and financial system, to brief in connection with the current General Assembly Conference on the Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development.
Participants: Mr. Yu Yongding: former Director of the Institute for World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Former Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Peoples Bank of China; Mr. Yaga Venugopal Reddy: former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India; Mr. Joseph Stiglitz: Chairman of the Commission of Experts of the President of the UN General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System; Mr. Andrei Bougrov: Managing Director and Member of the Board of Directors of the Interros Company, Former Principal Representative of Russia, Executive Director and Member of the Board of Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 48 minutes ]

25 June 09

Press Conference: Government Representatives of CARICOM (Caribbean Community) countries, to brief in connection with the current General Assembly Conference on the Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development.
Participants Ministers: CARICOM Secretary General: Edwin Carrington; Saint Lucia: H.E. Stephenson King, Prime Minister; Belize (Chairman of CARICOM): H.E. The Honourable Dean Barrow, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance; Grenada: H.E. The Honourable Tillman Thomas, Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Information and Legal Affairs; Bahamas: H.E. Zhivargo S. Laing, MP, Minister of State & Ministry of Finance (joined podium halfway)
[Webcast: Archived Video - 48 minutes ]

25 June 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Rafael Correa Delgado, President of Ecuador, and H.E. Fander Falconí, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, to brief in connection with the current General Assembly Conference on the Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 45 minutes ]

24 June 09

Press Conference: UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), to highlight the High-level Colloquium on Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Peace Negotiations: Implementing Security Council Resolution 1820 , 22-24 June 2009. Speakers: Jan Egeland Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs; Leymah Gbowee, Executive Director, Women Peace and Security Network, Africa, and founding member of Women in Peacebuilding Program/West African Network for Peacebuilding; Major General Patrick Cammaert, former General Officer of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC); Anne-Marie Goetz, Chief Advisor, Governance, Peace and Security Section, UNIFEM.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 43 minutes ]

23 June 09

Press Conference: The Global Social Economy Group (GSEG), to brief in advance of the UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development. Speakers include: Oscar Ugarteche of the Latin American Network on Debt and Development; Bhumika Muchalla of the Third World Network; Pauline Vande Pallen of the WWG/Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana; Kristian Weisse of Global Unions/LO-Denmark.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 46 minutes ]

23 June 09

Press Conference: Joint Press Conference by the Secretary-General and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to announce the Climate Change Summit and the Launch of the Climate Week NYC.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 36 minutes ]

23 June 09

Press Conference: Joseph Mutaboba, Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Peacebuilding Support office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS), to brief the media following his briefing to the Security Council.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 4 minutes ]

23 June 09

Press Conference: General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, to brief in advance of the UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development, which runs from 24-26 June.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 31 minutes ]

22 June 09

Press Conference: Developing Country Perspectives of the Global Economic Crisis, with Martin Khor, Executive Director of the South Centre and Ambassador Lumumba Di-Aping, Chair of the Group of 77 and China.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 57 minutes ]

19 June 09

Press Conference: Emilienne Raoul, Minister of Health of the Republic of the Congo; Thérèse Coumba, Minister of Health of the Republic of Senegal; Justin Obam, Counsellor of Public Health of Equatorial Guinea; and Edwige Badassou, Chair of the Sickle-Cell Disease International Organisation (SCDIO), to brief on the occasion of the first World Sickle Cell Anaemia Awareness Day.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 51 minutes ]

18 June 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Andrei Dapkiunas, Permanent Representative of Belarus, and Tariq Banuri, Director of the Division for Sustainable Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), to brief as a side event to the General Assembly’s thematic dialogue on “energy efficiency, energy conservation and new and renewable sources of energy”.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 52 minutes ]

18 June 09

Press Conference: Gilles Noghès, Permanent Representative of Monaco, John B. Kelly III, Chairman of the Prince Albert II Foundation USA, and Giampaolo Pioli, UN Correspondents’ Association (UNCA) President, to launch the joint Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation/UNCA Global Prize for best press coverage of climate change issues.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 19 minutes ]

16 June 09

Press Conference: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), to launch World Disasters Report 2009.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 48 minutes ]

15 June 09

Press Conference: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Haiti Alrich Nicolas, to formally announce President Clinton's appointment as UN Special Envoy for Haiti.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 37 minutes ]

12 June 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, President-elect of the 64th Session of the General Assembly.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 31 minutes ]

12 June 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Piet de Klerk, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Netherlands; Peter de Ruiter, author of A World for Children: Growing up without Child Labour; and Oscar Pekelder, Executive Director of World Vision in the Netherlands, to brief on the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 46 minutes ]

11 June 09

Press Conference: United Nations Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 49 minutes ]

11 June 09

Press Conference (Geneva): Dr. Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) on the issue of Influenza A (H1N1).
[Webcast: Archived Video - 13 minutes ]

11 June 09

Press Conference (Geneva): Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) on the issue of Influenza A (H1N1).
[Webcast: Archived Video - 38 minutes ]

10 June 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein and President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on the work of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 11 minutes ]

8 June 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Hasjim Djalal, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia, and David Freestone, Professor at George Washington University Law School and Visiting Professor at UN University, to mark World Oceans Day.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 53 minutes ]

4 June 09

Press Conference: The Coalition for the International Criminal Court, to brief on Darfur. Speakers will be: Richard Dicker, Director, International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch; and Omer Ismail, Vice President, Advocacy, Darfur Peace and Development and Advisor, The Enough Project.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 55 minutes ]

2 June 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Baki Ilkin, Permanent Representative of Turkey and President of the Security Council for June, to brief on the Council's programme of work for the month.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 32 minutes ]

29 May 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, Special Representative for Somalia, to brief on the situation in Somalia.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 22 minutes ]

29 May 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi Omaar, Foreign Minister of Somalia, to brief on the situation in Somalia.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 44 minutes ]

29 May 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Amre Moussa, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 50 minutes ]

28 May 09

Press Conference: John Holmes, Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, to launch a revised humanitarian response plan for Pakistan.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 21 minutes ]

28 May 09

Press Conference: Sheila Sisulu, World Food Programme (WFP) Deputy Executive Director for Hunger Solutions and Henk-Jan Brinkman, WFP Senior Advisor for Economic Policy, to brief on the subject of hunger amid the financial and food crises.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 45 minutes ]

28 May 09

Press Conference: Rob Vos, Director of the Development Policy and Analysis Division at Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), to launch the joint United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union Commission (AU) report “Developing African Agriculture through Regional Value Chains.”
[Webcast: Archived Video - 48 minutes ]

27 May 09

Press Conference: Alexander Lomaia, Permanent Representative of Georgia, to brief in connection with the Secretary-General's report pursuant to Security Council resolutions 1808 (2008), 1839 (2008) and 1866 (2009).
[Webcast: Archived Video - 28 minutes ]

27 May 09

Press Conference: Rob Vos, Director of the Development Policy and Analysis Division at Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) will launch the mid-year report “World Economic Situation and Prospects 2009.”
[Webcast: Archived Video - 47 minutes ]

20 May 09

Press Conference: Joana Caparrós, President of Women Together, Pilar Ribal, Vice-president of Women Together, Petra Mateos, President of Hispasat, and Patricia Velásquez, actress and model, to present their activities at UNHQ on 20 and 21 May.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 30 minutes ]

19 May 09

Press Conference: Sarbuland Khan from the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID) and Shai Reshef from the University of the People to brief on an online initiative aimed at bridging the gap between unprecedented access to the Internet, dropping technology costs and rising tuitions worldwide.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 32 minutes ]

18 May 09

Press Conference: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Lars Anders Baer and Carsten Smith from the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to brief on the opening of the 8th Session of the Forum.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 48 minutes ]

15 May 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Eric Danon, Representative of France to the UN Conference on Disarmament, to brief on the 3rd Preparatory Committee for 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 39 minutes ]

15 May 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Boniface G. Chidyausiku of Zimbabwe will brief on the 3rd Preparatory Committee for 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 21 minutes ]

14 May 09

Press Conference: Nirupam Sen and Michael Clark, senior advisors to the President of the General Assembly, to brief on the upcoming UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development. The briefing will focus on Asia and the Pacific region.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 48 minutes ]

14 May 09

Press Conference: Ambassador John McNee, Permanent Representative of Canada to brief, in his capacity as the President of the Economic and Social Council’s Ad-Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti, on the Group’s recent visit to the country.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 40 minutes ]

13 May 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Andrei Dapkiunas, Permanent Representative of Belarus and H.E. Mr. Maged Abdelaziz, Permanent Representative of Egypt, to brief on the Interactive Thematic Dialogue of the General Assembly on "Taking collective action to end human trafficking" and on the global plan of action on preventing trafficking in persons.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 40 minutes ]

13 May 09

Press Conference: Hariharan Pakshi Rajan from the Secretariat of the Commission on the Limit of the Continental Shelf, to brief on submissions by State Parties to U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 37 minutes ]

13 May 09

Press Conference: Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Nestor Arbito Chica, Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Ecuador, and Saisuree Chutikul from the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to brief on the Interactive Thematic Dialogue of the General Assembly on "Taking collective action to end human trafficking.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 29 minutes ]

13 May 09

Press Conference: Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 20 minutes ]

11 May 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, to brief following Security Council debate on the Middle East.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 17 minutes ]

8 May 09

Press Conference: President of the General Assembly Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann to brief on the draft outcome document of the upcoming UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development (1-3 June 2009).
[Webcast: Archived Video - 17 minutes ]

7 May 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Nirupam Sen, Permanent Representative of India, and Michael Clark, senior adviser to the President of the General Assembly, to brief on the General Assembly's upcoming Economic Crisis Summit.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hour and 2 minutes ]

6 May 09

Press Conference: Julia Freedson from Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, Jo Becker from Human Rights Watch and Htoo Htoo from the Karen Human Rights Group to launch Watchlist’s new report on children and armed conflict in Myanmar.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 31 minutes ]

6 May 09

Press Conference: Connie Hedegaard, Minister for Climate and Energy of Denmark, to brief on the UN climate change negotiations and prospects for reaching a global climate change agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) to take place in Copenhagen, 7-18 December 2009.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 27 minutes ]

5 May 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Alexander Lomaia, Permanent Representative of Georgia.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 11 minutes ]

5 May 09

Press Conference: United Nations Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon and Dr. David Nabarro, Senior UN System Coordinator for Influenza.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 54 minutes ]

4 May 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation and President of the Security Council for May, to brief on the Council's programme of work for the month.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 32 minutes ]

1 May 09

Press Conference: Michael Clark, senior adviser to the President of the General Assembly, to brief on the upcoming General Assembly Economic Crisis Summit (1-3 June)
[Webcast: Archived Video - 42 minutes ]

30 April 09

Press Conference: World Health Organization. (Audio only)
[Webcast: Archived Audio - 26 minutes ]

29 April 09

Press Conference: Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO), to brief on the current situation of the Swine Flu.
[Statement by WHO Director-General]
[Webcast: Archived Audio - 50 minutes ]

29 April 09

Press Conference: John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, to brief on his recent mission to Sri Lanka.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 29 minutes ]

29 April 09

Press Conference: Carlos Lopes, Executive Director of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and William Lacy Swing, Director-General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), to discuss the Migration and Development Seminar Series.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 31 minutes ]

27 April 09

Press Conference: Dr. Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director-General for Health Security and Environment of WHO briefs on the swine flu situation.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 38 minutes ]

24 April 09

Press Conference: Amin Awad, Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sri Lanka, to brief on the humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka.

  • Press Statement by the President of the Security Council and Permanent Representative of Mexico, H.E. Mr. Claude Heller
    [Webcast: Archived Video - 6 minutes ]


[Webcast: Archived Video - 30 minutes ]

22 April 09

Press Conference: Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, and Paul Oquist, Senior Advisor to the President of the General Assembly, to brief on the General Assembly's plenary meeting on International Mother Earth Day.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 59 minutes ]

22 April 09

Press Conference: Joseph Cornelius Donnelly from CARITAS Internationalis, Anna Neistat from Human Rights Watch, Robert Templer from International Crisis Group and Nimmi Gowrinathan from Operation USA to brief on the situation in Sri Lanka.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 57 minutes ]

21 April 09

Press Conference: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navanethem Pillay. (Geneva)
[Webcast: Archived Audio - 40 minutes ]

20 April 09

Press Conference: Roberto Bissio from Social Watch, Jo-Marie Griesgraber from New Rules for Global Finance and John Foster from North-South Institute to brief on the global economic crisis.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 59 minutes ]

20 April 09

Press Conference: United Nations Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navanethem Pillay. (videoconference from Geneva)
[Webcast: Archived Video - 32 minutes ]

14 April 09

Press Conference: General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann to brief on the General Assembly's Financial and Economic Summit scheduled to take place from 1- 3 June 2009.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 52 minutes ]

9 April 09

Press Conference: Alan Doss, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 27 minutes ]

6 April 09

Press Conference: General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann and Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, will brief on the General Assembly’s interactive thematic dialogue on the global food crisis and the right to food. (more)
[Webcast: Archived Video - 30 minutes ]

3 April 09

Press Conference: Yuji Iwasawa, Nigel Rodley, Michael O'Flaherty and Ruth Wedgwood from the UN Human Rights Committee to brief on the current session of the Committee and the recent reports of Australia, Rwanda and Sweden, who are State Parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 42 minutes ]

2 April 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Claude Heller, Permanent Representative of Mexico and President of the Security Council for April, briefs on the Council’s programme of work for the month.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 44 minutes ]

1 April 09

Press Conference: Hania Zlotnik, Director of the Population Division at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA); David Canning from the Harvard School of Public Health; Jean-Pierre Guengant from Institut de Recherche pour le Dévelopment; and Zeba Sathar from the Population Council of Pakistan, to brief on population growth and the challenges of poverty reduction.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 32 minutes ]

30 March 09

Press Conference: Amb. Byrganym Aitimova of Kazakhstan; Amb. Nurbek Jeenbaev of Kyrgyzstan; Amb. Sirodjidin Aslov of Tajikistan; Amb. Aksoltan Ataeva of Turkmenistan; Amb. Murad Askarov of Uzbekistan; and a representative from the U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs, to brief on the Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia (pdf) which entered into force on 21 March 2009.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 51 minutes ]

27 March 09

Press Conference: Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Secretary-General on Economic Development at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), to brief on the 2009 Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 42 minutes ]

26 March 09

Press Conference: Joseph Stigilz, Chairman of the Commission of Experts of the President of the General Assembly on reforms of the international monetary and financial system, to brief on the Commission's recommendations to the General Assembly.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 39 minutes ]

25 March 09

Press Conference: Kiyotaka Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Public Information, Emmy Award-winning musician Peter Buffett and pop star Akon will be joined by other speakers to brief on the commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Other speakers will include Gilberto Gil, Salif Keita, Emeline Michel and Allan Buchman.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 36 minutes ]

18 March 09

Press Conference: Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Nicholas Burnett, Assistant Director-General for Education at UNESCO and Vernor Muñoz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, to brief on the General Assembly’s thematic and interactive debate on Education in Emergencies.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 24 minutes ]

17 March 09

Press Conference: General Assembly President Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann on his recent trip to Syria, Finland, China, Bahrain, Switzerland and Iran as well as on current General Assembly issues.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 45 minutes ]

12 March 09

Press Conference: United Nations Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, to brief on his recent travel.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 44 minutes ]

12 March 09

Press Conference: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to launch the latest World Water Development Report. Speakers include William Cosgrove, Content Coordinator, as well as Richard Connor, Molly Hellmuth, and Charles Vorosmarty, authors of the report.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 52 minutes ]

6 March 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Jorge Urbina, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica, to brief on the Security Council’s upcoming mission to Haiti.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 23 minutes ]

5 March 09

Press Conference: Rose Mukantabana, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of Rwanda; Pia Cayetano, Member of the Senate of the Philippines; and Julie Ballington from the Inter-Parliamentary Union to present a report on “Annual statistics of women in politics: progress and setbacks”.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 45 minutes ]

5 March 09

Press Conference: Rachel Mayanja, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women; Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict; Yakin Ertürk, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women; William Lucy from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; and Imrana Jalal from the Pacific Regional Rights Resource Team to brief on International Women's Day 2009 and the Secretary-General's "UNiTE to end violence against women" campaign.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 28 minutes ]

4 March 09

Press Conference: Isatou Njie Saidy, Vice President of the Gambia; Litha Musiyimi-Ogana, Director of Women, Gender and Development at the African Union Commission; and Houda Mejri from the UN Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) African Centre for Gender and Social Development to discuss the need for a gender perspective in addressing the economic, food and climate change crises in Africa.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 41 minutes ]

4 March 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem Mohamad, Permanent Representative of Sudan, to brief on he International Criminal Court’s announcement regarding the Prosecution application for the issuance of a warrant of arrest against President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 48 minutes ]

4 March 09

Press Conference: Khouloud Daibes, Palestinian Minister for Women Affairs, to brief on the situation of women in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 32 minutes ]

4 March 09

Press Conference: Richard Dicker from Human Rights Watch; Niemat Ahmadi from Save Darfur Coalition; and Tanya Karansios from the Coalition for the International Criminal Court to brief on the International Criminal Court’s announcement regarding the Prosecution application for the issuance of a warrant of arrest against President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 58 minutes ]

3 March 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi, Chargés d’affaires of the Permanent Mission of Libya and President of the Security Council for March, on the Council’s programme of work for the month.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 42 minutes ]

3 March 09

Press Conference: Patricia O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, on the recently established Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 25 minutes ]

26 February 09

Press Conference: U.N. Global Compact Office to brief on current anti-corruption efforts by its corporate participants. Speakers include Georg Kell, Executive Director of the U.N. Global Compact; Ntombifuthi Mtoba, Chair of the Board of Deloitte, South Africa; Jermyn Brooks, Director of Global Private Sector Programmes of Transparency International; and Eckart Sünner, Chief Compliance Officer of BASF AG.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 26 minutes ]

23 February 09

Press Conference: Press conference on the occasion of the UN Economic and Social Council's (ECOSOC) special meeting to discuss and explore collaborative opportunities in advancing progress in maternal and girls' health, and neglected tropical diseases. Speakers will include: Marianne Barner, Head of IKEA Social Initiative; Bernard Pecoul, Executive Director of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative; Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders; Kari Stoever, Managing Director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases; and Nikhil Seth, Director of the Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 46 minutes ]

20 February 09

Press Conference: Press conference to commemorate the first World Day of Social Justice. Speakers include Mary Robinson, Founder and President of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, Member of The Elders and former President of Ireland, Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University and author of "World Poverty and Human Rights", and Eric Falt, Director of the Outreach Division of the UNĄŻs Department of Public Information.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 48 minutes ]

19 February 09

Press Conference: Amb. Melvyn Levitsky, Member of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) will present the main findings of the 2008 INCB Report.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hour ]

13 February 09

Press Conference: John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, to brief on his recent trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 27 minutes ]

13 February 09

Press Conference: Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein and President of the States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, to brief on the conclusion of the Special Working Group on the Crime of Aggression.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 26 minutes ]

13 February 09

Press Conference: General Assembly Spokesperson with Zahir Tanin, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan and Chair of the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the question of equitable representation and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Council, to brief on Security Council reform.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 39 minutes ]

13 February 09

Press Conference: Joaquín Antuña, President of Peace and Cooperation, and Elvira Sanchez Egual of the World Association of Childhood Educators, to launch the "Peace and Cooperation School Award 2009: Peace and the United Nations". [Press conference sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Spain.]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 39 minutes ]

12 February 09

Press Conference: Richard Barrett, Coordinator of the Al-Qaida/Taliban Monitoring Team, to brief on the work of the Security Council's 1267 Committee (Al-Qaida/Taliban Sanctions Committee) and the Monitoring Team, including listing and de-listing practices.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 36 minutes ]

11 February 09

Press Conference: Launch of the five-city V-Day 'Turning Pain to Power' tour, in support of UNICEF and V-Day's joint campaign to expose the devastating impact of rape on Congolese women. Speakers: Ann M. Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director; Eve Ensler, Playwright and Founder of V-Day; and Dr. Denis Mukwege, Director and Founder of Panzi General Referral Hospital and winner of The United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights for 2008.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 43 minutes ]

10 February 09

Press Conference: United Nations Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, to brief on his recent travel.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 57 minutes ]

10 February 09

Press Conference: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), launched its annual report "Attacks on the Press". Speakers: Joel Simon, CPJ Executive Director, Paul Steiger, CPJ Board Chairman, and Carl Bernstein, journalist. This press conference is sponsored by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). [CPJ Report website]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 41 minutes ]

4 February 09

Press Conference: Wim Kok, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands; Ambassador Kirsti Lintonen, Permanent Representative of Finland; Elsa Stamatopoulou from DESA's Division for Social Policy and Development; and Bience Gawanas, Commissioner for Social Affairs at the African Union, discuss social integration, the theme of the current Commission on Social Development session.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 33 minutes ]

3 February 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Yukio Takasu, Permanent Representative of Japan, will brief, in his capacity as the President of the Security Council for February, on the Council's programme of work for the month.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 46 minutes ]

3 February 09

Press Conference: Mr. Staffan de Mistura, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, to brief on the Iraqi elections by via video conference. [UNAMI Website]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 25 minutes ]

2 February 09

Press Conference: Stephen Rapp, Chief Prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone, on the war crimes trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 28 minutes ]

28 January 09

Press Conference: The Institute for Global Policy to launch a global civil society coalition for the Responsibility to Protect. Speakers include Thelma Ekiyor from West African Civil Society Institute; Augusto Miclat from Initiatives for International Dialogue; and Andres Serbin from Coordinadora Regional de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 38 minutes ]

27 January 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Pablo Solon, Deputy Permanent Representative of Bolivia, to discuss the recent referendum on the new Constitution of Bolivia.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 23 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Spanish: 23 minutes ]

22 January 09

Press Conference: Robert Orr, Assistant-Secretary-General for Policy Planning, Sandro Calvani, Director of the U.N. Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute and Kerry Kennedy, Founder of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, will brief on the Institute's conference on "Innovative Policies to Advance Security Governance"
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 39 minutes ]

21 January 09

Press Conference: Under-Secretary-General for Public Information Kiyotaka Akasaka; Amir Dossal, Executive Director of the U.N. Office for Partnerships; and French filmmaker Romuald Sciora on tonight’s world premiere of “Planet UN”, a documentary highlighting the challenges faced by the UN in the 21st century.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 35 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - French: 35 minutes ]

16 January 09

Press Conference: David Nabarro, coordinator of the Secretary-General's High Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis, on the upcoming High Level Meeting on Food Security for All (Madrid, Spain, 26-27 January 2009).
[Webcast: Archived Video - 30 minutes ]

12 January 09

Press Conference: H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General to hold his first press conference of the year.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 30 minutes ]
[Webcast: Archived Video - French: 30 minutes ]

9 January 09

Press Conference: Ambassador Yukio Takasu, Permanent Representative of Japan, to brief on Japan's current membership at the Security Council.
[Webcast: Archived Video - 56 minutes ]

8 January 09

Press Conference: General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto Brockman to brief on the situation in Gaza.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 30 minutes ]

8 January 09

Press Conference: Hussein Rashid from Hofstra University; Haroon Moghul from the Islamic Center at New York University; Darya Shaikh from PeaceWorks Foundation; Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur, creator of Malaria No More's faith-based programs; and Rushda Majeed from Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow, to brief on the objectives of the upcoming 2009 Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow Doha Conference (16-18 January 2009).
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 25 minutes ]

7 January 09

Press Conference: Yazdan Al Amawi, team leader, Care’s West Bank and Gaza program, Allyn Dhynes, communications manager, World Vision International, Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director, Human Rights Watch, to brief on the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 50 minutes ]

6 January 09

Press Conference: John Ging, UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) Director of Operations, to provide an update on the humanitarian situation in Gaza via video-link.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 38 minutes ]

2 January 09

Press Conference: Robert Serry, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process will provide an update on the situation in Gaza via videoconference link from Jerusalem.
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 28 minutes ]

 

 

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