United Nations - Statement by Mr. Leonardo DiCaprio, UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change, at the opening of the Climate Summit 2014. Climate Summit 2014: http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/
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September 20, 2014, United Nations General Assembly and Secretariat buildings lit up on Saturday night in a revolutionary call for climate action in connection with the Secretary-General's climate Summit. #climate2014. "illUmiNations: Protecting Our Planet" was collaboratively designed and produced for UNDPI by the Oceanic Preservation Society, Obscura Digital and Insurgent Media.
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THE SENDAI FRAMEWORK: MAKING THE DIFFERENCE FOR POVERTY, HEALTH AND RESILIENCE WHAT IS IT? The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 with its seven targets and four priorities for action, was adopted at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction on March 18, 2015. It was endorsed by the UN General Assembly on June 3, 2015. The Sendai Framework is a 15-year, voluntary, non-binding agreement which recognizes that the State has the primary role to reduce disaster risk but that responsibilities are to be shared with other stakeholders including local government and the private sector. It aims for the following outcome: The substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries. THE SEVEN TARGETS The targets focus on substantial reductions in (1) disaster mortality, (2) number of affected people, (3) direct economic losses and (4) reducing damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services. The Sendai Framework also seeks a substantial increase in (5) national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020, (6) enhanced cooperation to developing countries, and (7) a substantial increase in multi-hazard early warning systems, disaster risk information and assessments. THE FOUR PRIORITIES FOR ACTION Priority 1. Understanding disaster risk: Disaster risk management needs to be based on an understanding of disaster risk in all its dimensions of vulnerability, capacity, exposure of persons and assets, hazard characteristics and the environment. Such knowledge can be used for risk assessment, prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response. Priority 2. Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk: Disaster risk governance at the national, regional and global levels is very important for prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, and rehabilitation. It fosters collaboration and partnership. Priority 3. Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience: Public and private investment in disaster risk prevention and reduction through structural and non-structural measures are essential to enhance the economic, social, health and cultural resilience of persons, communities, countries and their assets, as well as the environment. Priority 4. Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction: The growth of disaster risk means there is a need to strengthen disaster preparedness for response, take action in anticipation of events, and ensure capacities are in place for effective response and recovery at all levels. The recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction phase is a critical opportunity to build back better, including through integrating disaster risk reduction into development measures. TO LEARN MORE VISIT www.unisdr.org
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Emma Watson, British actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, co-hosts a special event for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign. The HeForShe campaign is a solidarity movement for gender equality which calls upon men and boys to help end the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. Full event coverage: http://webtv.un.org/search/launch-of-the-heforshe-campaign-special-event/3797140848001?term=heforshe
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UN in Action Episode #1554 The Ainu, indigenous peoples in Japan, were once considered a dying ethnic group due to assimilation policies implemented by the Government. Today, efforts are being made to conserve the rich culture and language of the Ainu, including their traditional rituals, dance, crafts and music.
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In a major address at the United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres warns of the dangerous threat posed by climate change and points to the massive benefits that climate action will generate. He calls on leaders to take up the challenge, and expresses hope that today’s young people will usher in a new, greener future. The Secretary-General announces that he will convene a Climate Summit in September, 2019 to bring climate action to the top of the international agenda, naming respected climate leader Luis Alfonso de Alba as a new Special Envoy on the issue.
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United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed interviews the life-size social robot Sophia (created by Hanson Robotics Limited) at the UN General Assembly Second Committee and the Economic and Social Council joint meeting on "The future of everything – sustainable development in the age of rapid technological change."
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United Nations - Speech by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at the World Humanitarian Day event in New York (19 August 2016).
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United Nations - Plastic - both a wonderful invention and a scourge on our planet. Over 300 million tons will be produced this year. Most is never recycled and remains on our land and in our seas for ever. Our story shows the damage to all creatures who depend on the ocean for their food – from birds… to us. 21st Century: Episode #126 This is an adaptation from the original documentary “A Plastic Ocean” by the Plastic Oceans Foundation Script: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/21stcshow126plasticocean.pdf
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"Sustainable Development Goals: Improve Life All Around The Globe" is a hip hop music video that was produced by Flocabulary in partnership with the Education Outreach Section of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information. It aims to teach young people throughout the world about the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals and how they can help build peace. Week In Rap Extra | Sustainable Development Goals - Credit: FlocabularyYT
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India stands committed to assisting the United Nations’ common goal for international peace and security. The country has contributed more troops than any other country over the 70-year history of UN peacekeeping. Currently, about 7,000 Indian troops are deployed in 10 UN peacekeeping missions around the world.
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United Nations, New York, September 2010 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his team during the 2010 General Assembly. Special thanks to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, the Department of Safety and Security, Department of Public Information & Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Directed by David Ohana Produced by Vannina Maestracci & David Ohana Opening Music by Evermore (http://www.evermoreband.com)
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United Nations, New York, March 2012 - This short video describes the work of interpreters at the United Nations and the European Parliament, highlighting common features of multilingualism, while shedding light on the challenge facing both organizations - that of a shortage of qualified and skilled interpreters. The movie was shot in 2011, when Mr. Miguel Angel Martinez Martinez, Vice President of the European Union Parliament, visited United Nations Headquarters in New York. Mr. Martinez was received by the Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management, Mr. Shaaban M. Shaaban. During the visit, Mr. Martinez met briefly with Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, President of the 66th session of the General Assembly, and was given a tour of the General Assembly hall and the Department's Interpretation Service. [Video Co-produced by the European Union Parliament Directorate General for Interpretation and Conferences and the United Nations Department for General Assembly and Conference Management]
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United Nations - A behind the scenes look at the United Nations General Assembly. With all-access footage of what goes on at the annual meeting of the world’s leaders, The Assembly follows a UN Photographer, Interpreter, Spokesperson and Youth Advocate on a journey around one of the most secure and high-profile events of the year, all intersecting with the role of the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. Special thanks to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, the United Nations Department of Safety & Security, the UN Department of Public Information, UNICEF, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and UN Women. Executive Producer David Ohana Producer Angus Ingham Cinematography Thomas Maddens Nathan Beriro Oscar Brett Editing Thomas Maddens Motion Graphics Ellen Andries Post Production & GFX: A Mad Production - http://www.amadproduction.eu Music: ‘Bright Lights’ by Gary Clark Jr, courtesy of Hotwire Unlimited LLC
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United Nations - Statement by Mr. Robert Redford, Actor and longtime conservationist at the High-level event of the United Nations General Assembly on Climate Change (29 June 2015). Mr. Redford has served on the NRDC’s board of trustees since 1975. Website: http://www.un.org/pga/290615_hle-climate-change/
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United Nations - Remarks by Xiuhtezcatl, indigenous climate activist and Youth Director of Earth Guardians at the opening segment of the High-level event of the United Nations General Assembly on Climate Change (29 June 2015). Website: http://www.un.org/pga/290615_hle-climate-change/
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United Nations - This film, produced by the BBC, has been presented at the opening of The Ocean Conference that is taking place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from the 5th to the 9th of June 2017. http://www.un.org/en/conf/ocean/index.shtml Script: Our ocean defines our planet.It sustains us… and it is home to more than half of all life on earth today. The presence of the ocean touches every living thing… no matter where it lives…The air we breathe, and the water we consume, are ultimately linked to the seas. The ocean drives our weather… and stabilises our climate.Nowhere is more powerful and unforgiving… yet more beautiful and endlessly fascinating. Yet for too long, we have taken the ocean for granted.Our actions have pushed species to the brink… And impacted on every ocean habitat… no matter how remote… or how deep.We haven’t understood what the ocean does for us. The effects of climate change have been softened by the ocean. But now we are facing the consequences: the seas are warming… rising… and becoming more acidic. It’s a sobering thought, that coral reefs may be lost within the next century. We all need a healthy ocean, so we must change our ways.Together, with the right management, we can re-populate the seas... We can reduce marine pollution… and minimise the impact of ocean acidification.The ocean’s power of regeneration is remarkable… if we just offer it the chance. It’s not too late. We are in reach of a whole new relationship with the ocean… a wiser, more sustainable relationship. The choice lies with us.
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This short animated film, narrated by actor/director/producer and Academy Award winner Sir David Attenborough, highlights the role forests can play in national development, a green economy and climate change. It also reviews the current situation and some transformative solutions. For more information visit unep.org/forests
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'Feel Like a Mountain' is one of 5 films that won an Award at the International Forests Short Film Festival. This short film is a voyage of self discovery -- a personal odyssey of the film maker. It is a coming of age story that is full of hope. The film depicts how forests play so many different roles for so many people, from natural resources for indigenous livelihoods to comfort and inspiration for a young boy. Young film maker, Elio Alonso Vasquez Miranda, was awarded at UNFF10 in Istanbul, Turkey on 10 April 2013. The United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat partnered with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival to honor the creative efforts of film makers who capture dynamic and unique relationship between forests and the people who depend on them. This year's Film Festival was for short films of five minutes or less. 128 entries from 38 countries competed to win at the prestigious Festival.
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United Nations - Brigadier (rtd.) Kellie Conteh is an expert in Security Sector Reform (SSR). He has helped build more effective and accountable security institutions both as a commanding officer for his national army and as a civilian expert for the UN. Mr. Conteh shares with us his experience and knowledge, which he applies in his work with the United Nations SSR Unit to enhance national security governance and provision. Produced and Directed by Nathan Beriro Security Sector Reform (DPKO): http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/issues/security.shtml
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United Nations - Five United Nations Force Commanders share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of today’s UN Peacekeeping operations on the occasion of the first ever Chiefs of Defence Conference on 27 March 2015, hosted by the UN with over 100 Member States participating. United Nations Peacekeeping: http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/
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United Nations - This September, countries will gather at the UN to adopt 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. So what exactly is sustainable development? How can we achieve that? This video explains. To find out more visit: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/
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Deuti Gurung, from Nepal, served in UN peacekeeping missions in both Kosovo and East Timor. As a UN Police Officer she worked alongside officers from over 50 different countries, with the goal to restore law and order to broken societies. She has since returned home where she is now Superintendent Principal of the Nepal Police Dog Training School in Kathmandu.
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United Nations - In 2015, 193 states, including Papua New Guinea, adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, as well as to build prosperity and peace. These Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs serve as a platform to transform the world by 2030. The SDGs aim to improve the quality of each person’s life, because everyone matters. This film tells the stories of three families in the Coastal, Highlands and Central regions of Papua New Guinea. It documents the challenges the families face in their daily lives, how they are overcoming these and their aspirations for the future.
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Statement by Amal Clooney, International human rights lawyer, on Sexual Violence in Conflict during the 8514th Meeting of the Security Council. Barrister Amal Clooney reminded Council Members that the crimes committed by ISIS against women and girls “are unlike anything we have witnessed in modem times.” She added, “ISIS controlled territory the size of the United Kingdom and ruled over eight million people. More than 40,000 foreign fighters from 110 countries are estimated to have joined ISIS’s ranks in Iraq and Syria. But the question of bringing them to justice has barely raised a whisper.” Clooney gave the Council four options to dealing with crimes committed by ISIL, including a referral to the International Criminal Court, setting up a court through a treaty by like-minded states who believe in justice, setting up a court through the European Union, or a hybrid court set up between the UN and Iraq such as those done in the cases of Sierra Leone and Cambodia. Clooney told the Security Council, “Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen: This is your Nuremberg moment. Your chance to stand on the right side of history. You owe it to Nadia, and to the thousands of women and girls who must watch ISIS members shave off their beards and go back to their normal lives, while they, the victims, never can.”
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Three years of occupation by ISIL and a protracted military intervention to retake the area have left the once-thriving Old City of Mosul in northern Iraq devastated by conflict and explosive contamination. The Old City is now deserted, covered in millions of tons of rubble strewn with thousands of explosive devices deliberately left behind by ISIL. Of the 5.8 million Iraqis displaced between 2014 and 2017, nearly 4 million have returned to their homes, while others wait for their neighborhoods, schools and markets to be cleared of deadly explosive devices. Join us as we follow United Nations explosive disposal experts who venture deep into the Old City, putting themselves at risk so others may return safely. When UNMAS first began work in western Mosul, they encountered an unprecedented amount of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Hospitals, bridges, schools and water treatment plants with contaminated with IEDs left behind by ISIL. IEDs, until removed, prevent the rehabilitation of the facilities that provide clean water, electricity and health services to the community. Over 24 million square meters have since been cleared, allowing stabilization activities to begin, and enabling families to return home and resume their lives. To learn more: https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/02/1032191 https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/07/1015322 #SafeGround #MineAction
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United Nations, 16 July 2010 - This video is a montage of some of Nelson Mandela appearances at the United Nations with accompanying speech excerpts in honor of the first commemorative Nelson Mandela International Day. Nelson Mandela International Day website: http://www.un.org/en/events/mandeladay/
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United Nations - Remarks by Ms. Anne Hathaway, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, at the UN Observance of International Women's Day 2017. 2017 Theme: “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. http://www.un.org/en/events/womensday/
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15 years ago, the United Nations set out 8 Millennium Development Goals to tackle extreme poverty and improve people’s lives around the world. Today, 700 million people have been lifted from extreme poverty and 9 in 10 children are able to go to primary school in developing regions. We have come a long way, but there is still more to be done. Building on the momentum generated by these goals, we are ready to adopt the new Sustainable Development Agenda. The time to act is now. For more on the Sustainable Development Goals visit http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment
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Check out this new UN video explaining, through a child's voice, how the UN Millennium Development Goals are helping millions to fight poverty and hunger, reduce child and maternal mortality, prevent disease, promote education and more. Learn more at www.un.org/millenniumgoals Produced by the United Nations Department of Public Information in partnership with People's Television, Inc.
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United Nations - Since 1948, over a million peacekeepers have served under the United Nations flag. More than 120 countries contribute troops and police. Every day, peacekeepers act with courage and compassion in the face of great personal risk.
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United Nations, New York, 22 November 2013 - What is the difference between war and peace? UN Peacekeeping is a unique global partnership going to places where others can't or won't go, empowering war-torn countries to build a lasting peace. http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/
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United Nations, New York, August 2011 - The Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, within UN Department of Peackeeping Operations, address security and rule of law issues in post-conflict environments. This 2 minute animation explains their work. You can find out more here: http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/issues/ruleoflaw/
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Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from human activities. Pollinators allow many plants, including many food crops, to reproduce. Not only do pollinators contribute directly to food security, but they are key to conserving biodiversity - a cornerstone of the Sustainable Development Goals. They also serve as sentinels for emergent environmental risks, signaling the health of local ecosystems. Invasive insects, pesticides, land-use change and monocropping practices may reduce available nutrients and pose threats to bee colonies. To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day.
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United Nations: In 2015, 193 United Nations member countries adopted a new sustainable development agenda and global agreement on climate change. Now, at the dawn of 2016, we're presented with an unprecedented opportunity to bring the world together to improve the lives of people everywhere through the 17 #GlobalGoals to improve our world. Follow us at @GlobalGoalsUN on Twitter and Facebook. un.org/sustainabledevelopment/ Produced by the UN Department of Public Information
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United Nations, New York, 12 July 2013 - Education activist Malala Yousafzai marks her 16th birthday, on Friday, 12 July 2013 at the United Nations by giving her first high-level public appearance and statement on the importance of education. Malala became a public figure when she was shot by the Taliban while travelling to school last year in Pakistan -- targeted because of her committed campaigning for the right of all girls to an education. Flown to the United Kingdom to recover, she is now back at school and continues to advocate for every child's right to education. In support of the UN Secretary-General's Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), on 12 July -- declared as "Malala Day" -- the President of the UN General Assembly and the UN Special Envoy for Global Education with the support of A World at School initiative are organizing the UN Youth Assembly, where more than 500 young leaders from around the world will convene to accelerate the goal of getting all children, especially girls, in school and learning by 2015.
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This video is a poignant reminder of the urgent need to protect the planet. On #EarthDay & every day, take #ClimateAction in every way you can. She's our one and only planet. On #EarthDay and every day, let's treat her better. Learn More: https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/
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United Nations - Madeline Scotto - 101, Ida Keeling - 100, Lilian Pollak - 100 and Maude Pettus- 101 are sharing their stories, their views on ageing and their plans for the future in an inspiring video!
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"Once you start listening to music, you'll feel happiness deep down your heart." Video portraits from Italy, India, South Africa, Algeria, Cambodia, Chad, and the USA to mark the International Day of Happiness. On selected international days the United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC), in partnership with the Good Planet Foundation, shares clips from the ‘7 billion Others’ project to communicate the dreams, hopes, and fears of citizens from all over world.
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United Nations - Famous for its Malbec wines, Argentina is bringing various blends to tables around the world. But climate change is threatening the sustainability of the wine making industry forcing vineyard owners to adjust their production techniques to mitigate the effects a changing climate may have on Malbec wines in Mendoza province. Script (Pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/unia1535escript.pdf
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The United Nations Department of Public Information has launched a new animated video on the dramatic story of Yusra Mardini, a young refugee from conflict-torn Syria who achieved her dream to compete in the Olympics last year. Yusra Mardini was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on 27 April 2017. The video was produced by the Education Outreach Section in support of the Together Initiative to mark World Refugee day on 20 June and highlight the advent of the International Day of Peace on 21 September.
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Testimony by Eugenie Mukeshimana, a survivor of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Recorded at the United Nations on 15 January 2014. Website: http://www.un.org/en/preventgenocide/rwanda/ Video produced by Nathan Beriro for the Outreach Programme on the Rwanda Genocide and the United Nations.
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Activists, celebrities and policy makers from around the world show their support for climate action. Starring: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Jane Goodall, Michael Bloomberg, Edward Norton, Angelique Kidjo, Priyanka Chopra, Al Gore, Gisele Bundchen, Bindi Irwin, Ian Somerhalder, Monique Coleman, Col. Chris Hadfield, Li Bingbing, Jason Mraz, Mallika Sherawat, Salif Keita, Kathy Jetnil-Kijner, Ani Difranco, Bill Nye, Antonio Banderas, Robin Wright, Alison Sudol, Diana Nyad, Don Cheadle, Victoria Justice, Jack Johnson, Sebastiao Salgado, Mary Robinson, Philippe Cousteau, Ashlan Gorse Cousetau. UN and climate change website: http://www.un.org/climatechange/
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United Nations - March 25th marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Watch how the contribution of African heritage has influenced the music of Cuba. UN Stories: The African Roots of Cuba's Music
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Press Encounter on the recognition of the sovereignty over the Golan Height by: H.E. Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Permanent Representative of Belgium H.E. François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France H.E. Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany H.E. Karen Pierce, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom H.E. Joanna Wronecka, Permanent Representative of Poland On behalf of the current EU Members of the Security Council – Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, and the United Kingdom, the Belgian ambassador stated that they do not recognize Golan Heights to be part of the territory of the State of Israel. In the context of the US Presidential Proclamation issued Monday stating that the United States recognizes that the Golan Heights are part of the State of Israel, the five current members of the Security Council today (26 Mar) reiterated that their position on the status of the Golan “has not changed.” Delivering a statement issued by the five members, Belgium ambassador Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve told reporters “in line with international law, and relevant security council resolutions, notably Resolutions 242 and 497, we do not recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967, including the Golan Heights, and we do not consider them to be part of the territory of the State of Israel.” He continued, “annexation of territory by force is prohibited under international law. Any declaration of a unilateral border change goes against the foundation of the rules-based international order and the UN Charter.” The Belgium ambassador also raised “strong concerns about the broader consequences of recognizing illegal annexation and also about the broader regional consequences.”
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