Mother of Indigenous man who died in custody takes fight for justice to United Nations | ABC News

ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “Mother of Indigenous man who died in custody takes fight for justice to United Nations | ABC News” – below is their description. The family of Dunghutti man David Dungay Jr wants the UN to pressure Australian authorities to address the issue of Indigenous deaths in custody. … Read more Mother of Indigenous man who died in custody takes fight for justice to United Nations | ABC News

Nicaragua, Venezuelan Refugees & other topics – Daily Briefing (9 Jun 2021)

United Nations published this video item, entitled “Nicaragua, Venezuelan Refugees & other topics – Daily Briefing (9 Jun 2021)” – below is their description. Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General – Nicaragua – Venezuelan Refugees  – Afghanistan  – Pakistan  – Myanmar  – Central African Republic  – Ethiopia  – Viet … Read more Nicaragua, Venezuelan Refugees & other topics – Daily Briefing (9 Jun 2021)

Mexico on Int’l Criminal Court Briefing on Sudan and South Sudan – Media Stakeout (9 June 2021)

United Nations published this video item, entitled “Mexico on Int’l Criminal Court Briefing on Sudan and South Sudan – Media Stakeout (9 June 2021)” – below is their description. Ambassador Juan Ramon de la Fuente, Permanent Representative of Mexico, as Coordinator of the informal caucus of the States Parties to the International Criminal Court (ICC) … Read more Mexico on Int’l Criminal Court Briefing on Sudan and South Sudan – Media Stakeout (9 June 2021)

UN Peacekeeping: How do they decide to start a new mission?

United Nations published this video item, entitled “UN Peacekeeping: How do they decide to start a new mission?” – below is their description. Nick Birnback, Chief of the Strategic Communications Sections in the United Nations Department of Peace Operations, explains the basics of United Nations peacekeeping. Have a question? Email education-outreach@un.org United Nations YouTube Channel … Read more UN Peacekeeping: How do they decide to start a new mission?

UN Security Council backs Antonio Guterres for second term

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “UN Security Council backs Antonio Guterres for second term” – below is their description. The United Nations Security Council has officially backed Antonio Guterres for a second five-year term as secretary-general. While the decision was expected, Guterres’ style of quiet diplomacy has been a disappointment for human … Read more UN Security Council backs Antonio Guterres for second term

Butcher of Bosnia: Ratko Mladic genocide appeal dismissed at UN court

Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “Butcher of Bosnia: Ratko Mladic genocide appeal dismissed at UN court” – below is their description. United Nations judges have upheld the convictions of the former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic for masterminding genocide and other crimes during the Bosnian war. His appeal was dismissed “in … Read more Butcher of Bosnia: Ratko Mladic genocide appeal dismissed at UN court

Charlize Theron (UN Messenger of Peace) at the 2021 high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS

United Nations published this video item, entitled “Charlize Theron (UN Messenger of Peace) at the 2021 high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS” – below is their description. Charlize Theron (UN Messenger of Peace) on the Implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the political declarations on HIV/AIDS. The high-level meeting (HLM) on HIV/AIDS will be … Read more Charlize Theron (UN Messenger of Peace) at the 2021 high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS

Security Council Recommends UN Secretary-General António Guterres for a Second Term

United Nations published this video item, entitled “Security Council Recommends UN Secretary-General António Guterres for a Second Term” – below is their description. The Security Council recommended the appointment of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a second term in a resolution adopted by “acclamation.” Speaking to reporters followed the closed meeting in which the resolution … Read more Security Council Recommends UN Secretary-General António Guterres for a Second Term

Bosnian Serb military leader Mladic faces final verdict in genocide case

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Bosnian Serb military leader Mladic faces final verdict in genocide case” – below is their description. #Appeals judges will issue a final #verdict in the #genocide case against former #Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko #Mladic on Tuesday, ending the last major Balkan war crimes trial before a … Read more Bosnian Serb military leader Mladic faces final verdict in genocide case

Act Now for climate: The future is in our hands (Music Video featuring Ronnie Jones)

United Nations published this video item, entitled “Act Now for climate: The future is in our hands (Music Video featuring Ronnie Jones)” – below is their description. Music can change the world and help us create a more sustainable world. With his song “Miracle”, Musician Ronnie Jones joins the United Nations’ ActNow campaign and emphasizes … Read more Act Now for climate: The future is in our hands (Music Video featuring Ronnie Jones)

Appeal against genocide conviction: Mladic faces final verdict | DW News

DW News published this video item, entitled “Appeal against genocide conviction: Mladic faces final verdict | DW News” – below is their description. Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic was sentenced by a UN war crimes tribunal to life imprisonment for genocide and appealed. The judges found the accused guilty of the Srebrenica genocide … Read more Appeal against genocide conviction: Mladic faces final verdict | DW News

UN elects new President of the General Assembly – 76th Session

United Nations published this video item, entitled “UN elects new President of the General Assembly – 76th Session” – below is their description. Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Maldives HE Abdulla Shahid is elected President of the 76th Session of the General Assembly. The UN Secretary-General commended the President-elect for his “selection of hope … Read more UN elects new President of the General Assembly – 76th Session

Security Council President (Estonia) on Central African Republic – Media Stakeout (7 Jun 2021)

United Nations published this video item, entitled “Security Council President (Estonia) on Central African Republic – Media Stakeout (7 Jun 2021)” – below is their description. Elements to the press by Gert Auväärt, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia and President of the Security Council for the month of June, following closed consultations on the Central … Read more Security Council President (Estonia) on Central African Republic – Media Stakeout (7 Jun 2021)

Elected President General Assembly, Ethiopia, Syria & other topics – Daily Briefing (7 June 2021)

United Nations published this video item, entitled “Elected President General Assembly, Ethiopia, Syria & other topics – Daily Briefing (7 June 2021)” – below is their description. Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: SG/PGA SG/Ethiopia Burkina Faso statement Central Africa Namibia/Covid Covax Sri Lanka Syria World Food Safety Day Full Highlights: … Read more Elected President General Assembly, Ethiopia, Syria & other topics – Daily Briefing (7 June 2021)

Maldives – President-elect of the General Assembly on his election – Media Stakeout (7 June 2021)

United Nations published this video item, entitled “Maldives – President-elect of the General Assembly on his election – Media Stakeout (7 June 2021)” – below is their description. Informal comments to the media by Abdulla Shahid, President-elect of the 76th session of the General Assembly, following the General Assembly election. Bio: Honourable Abdulla Shahid is … Read more Maldives – President-elect of the General Assembly on his election – Media Stakeout (7 June 2021)

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