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"un development program" Discussed on TED Talks Daily

TED Talks Daily

04:34 min | 7 months ago

"un development program" Discussed on TED Talks Daily

"I work at the united nations and for the past couple of years. I have served as the head of the un's development program when i walked into the headquarters in new york city many years ago. The first thing i noticed was a sculpture standing outside under the flags of the nations of the world. It's called the knotted gun and it's still stands today to me that sculpture symbolizing exactly what the un was created to do seventy five years ago to build peace out of the ashes of war war. That had been defined for so much of human history as the struggle of nations against nations are the kinds still raging countries like syria and yemen that the united nations works to end every day. That's what i imagined that. Not a gun to represent but now another kind of war is brewing. One that increasingly defines the twenty first century with a dominant risk to our own. Survival is ourselves a few years or even months ago. If i had suggested that we're all at war with ourselves. It may have felt strange especially when according to so many metrics humans are on average healthier wealthier and more educated than any time in history. We have more knowledge. More science more choices today than the founders of the united nations could have ever imagined but somewhere along the way we lost our balance in fact think about this. Scientists are considering whether for the very first time in human history. Instead of the planet shaping humans humans are knowing shaving the planet it's called the anthroposophy and represents a new geological era today. Humans literally have the power to alter the atmosphere and the biosphere in which we live the power to destroy and the power to repair. No species has ever had that kind of power before within humans have achieved incredible things together from closing a giant hole in the ozone layer preventing nuclear proliferation to radicalizing smallpox. But we have also taken the earth and all the people on it to the brink. It's not the rational fair what we're doing today. One third of all the food produce on the planet goes to waste. While one in ten people go hungry inequality has become extreme twenty six people on the same wealth as half of humanity based on recent data today seven million people die from air pollution each year about seven million trees the very things that keep our air clean. Cut down every few hours. We spend over ten times more on fossil fuel subsidies alone than we do all. Investments in renewable power prolonging our common habit like a drug running through the economy's veins. You don't have to be an economist like me to know that these numbers just add up that our economic paradigm is neither sustainable nor equitable climate. Change rupturing inequalities record numbers of people forced from their homes by conflict and crisis for all of our power. These are the weapons we have built less tangible than a gun but just as real just as deadly at an epic pandemic and this year for the first time in twenty years global extreme poverty is projected to rise and global human development. A measure of the world's education health and living standards is set to decline for the first time since the measure began thirty years ago. Covid nineteen has not changed the future yet but it has revealed these deep flaws in our present bringing clarity to the fact that ending. This war against ourselves is not about tradeoffs. it's not about choosing between people trees between poverty or progress. It's about choosing to do things differently. In the midst of tragedy the pandemic has also given us a glimpse of what peace could look like where we can see the snow of a mountain for the first time because the smog has cleared. That's what happened in nairobi. My home of many years and one of the city's appalachian plummeted as human activities slowed down

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Humanity's planet-shaping powers -- and what they mean for the future

TED Talks Daily

04:34 min | 7 months ago

Humanity's planet-shaping powers -- and what they mean for the future

"I work at the united nations and for the past couple of years. I have served as the head of the un's development program when i walked into the headquarters in new york city many years ago. The first thing i noticed was a sculpture standing outside under the flags of the nations of the world. It's called the knotted gun and it's still stands today to me that sculpture symbolizing exactly what the un was created to do seventy five years ago to build peace out of the ashes of war war. That had been defined for so much of human history as the struggle of nations against nations are the kinds still raging countries like syria and yemen that the united nations works to end every day. That's what i imagined that. Not a gun to represent but now another kind of war is brewing. One that increasingly defines the twenty first century with a dominant risk to our own. Survival is ourselves a few years or even months ago. If i had suggested that we're all at war with ourselves. It may have felt strange especially when according to so many metrics humans are on average healthier wealthier and more educated than any time in history. We have more knowledge. More science more choices today than the founders of the united nations could have ever imagined but somewhere along the way we lost our balance in fact think about this. Scientists are considering whether for the very first time in human history. Instead of the planet shaping humans humans are knowing shaving the planet it's called the anthroposophy and represents a new geological era today. Humans literally have the power to alter the atmosphere and the biosphere in which we live the power to destroy and the power to repair. No species has ever had that kind of power before within humans have achieved incredible things together from closing a giant hole in the ozone layer preventing nuclear proliferation to radicalizing smallpox. But we have also taken the earth and all the people on it to the brink. It's not the rational fair what we're doing today. One third of all the food produce on the planet goes to waste. While one in ten people go hungry inequality has become extreme twenty six people on the same wealth as half of humanity based on recent data today seven million people die from air pollution each year about seven million trees the very things that keep our air clean. Cut down every few hours. We spend over ten times more on fossil fuel subsidies alone than we do all. Investments in renewable power prolonging our common habit like a drug running through the economy's veins. You don't have to be an economist like me to know that these numbers just add up that our economic paradigm is neither sustainable nor equitable climate. Change rupturing inequalities record numbers of people forced from their homes by conflict and crisis for all of our power. These are the weapons we have built less tangible than a gun but just as real just as deadly at an epic pandemic and this year for the first time in twenty years global extreme poverty is projected to rise and global human development. A measure of the world's education health and living standards is set to decline for the first time since the measure began thirty years ago. Covid nineteen has not changed the future yet but it has revealed these deep flaws in our present bringing clarity to the fact that ending. This war against ourselves is not about tradeoffs. it's not about choosing between people trees between poverty or progress. It's about choosing to do things differently. In the midst of tragedy the pandemic has also given us a glimpse of what peace could look like where we can see the snow of a mountain for the first time because the smog has cleared. That's what happened in nairobi. My home of many years and one of the city's appalachian plummeted as human activities slowed down

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"un development program" Discussed on UN News

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04:52 min | 1 year ago

"un development program" Discussed on UN News

"This is list Kapiti at U. N.. News. Although Afghanistan's covid nineteen crisis is vast. What people really want our jobs insecurity according to a senior U N relief. Official. In an interview with UN news is Daniel Johnson the UN Development Programs Representative there Abdullah Dardari explains how the agency is already helping the government to confront the pandemic and supporting the rising number of families falling into poverty. The first thing you could notice in Afghanistan that the country is at the cusp of potential peace process, and now it's moving forward with that these processes the covid nineteen did set back some progress in attainment of the SDG's improvement in economic growth improvement, institutional setups, and deficiencies. A covid nineteen was a shock that setback many of those nascent and modest achievements so. Interrupted what around thirty, five, thousand official cases of COVID infection, but likely much greater really given the lack of testing. Indeed we follow the infection scenarios, vitamin C of Public Health and they vary between the official figure and about twelve million infections. So this is a vast vast pandemic in. Afghanistan. So in your travels I don't know how much you get around the country and I'm not sure what your access is across the country giving security considerations. But what are people telling you what do they need now most urgently even though covid nineteen is a tremendous challenge people need to immediately things security and jobs, and they remained the top challenges at least in the minds of the people which require a lot of communication and advocacy about. The risks of covid nineteen but people are in such dire economic situation and such dire security threats that until now, most of the people you meet tell you our first priority is jobs and security that you're suggesting that according to a UN development. Program report impact of the pandemic will cause a six and a quarter percent full in gross domestic product. The economy's going to take a nosedive because of the pandemic and it's going to see the. Poverty rate search by thirteen percent to sixty eight percents needed seven out of ten people in the country. What is the UN trying to do to turn that situation around I is to help the government in its efforts to halt and contain the pandemic. So there is what we call the first wave dealing with the infections providing AP's providing support to the health system. Secondly, there is recovery especially the early recovery, the U N. is working on. A number of packages for social protection, immediate social protection to reduce the negative impact on Artie, and as you can see from the report we are putting out we are building a number of those direct cash transfers to the elderly diarrhea cash transfers to sm SME's in addition to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank..

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"un development program" Discussed on UN News

UN News

11:20 min | 1 year ago

"un development program" Discussed on UN News

"News supplies of personal protection equipment mosques and other medical items made in China being sent to developing countries to support health workers on the frontlines of the Kobe. Now Pan Democ. The representative of the UN Development Program in the country has said beyond to Trenton reported that her office has been supporting China's response to the disease from the beginning which first emerge there in late December China's now ramped up production of medical supplies and is also one of the few markets not currently banning exports so the UNDP office has been helping colleagues globally with procurement. Miss Tranquil spoke to see when John about the complications of securing supplies. How UNDP is ensuring the quality of the items being procured and the pandemics impact on China's economic development and its efforts to radically extreme poverty by twenty thirty in line with the Sustainable Development Goals as the China office. We've been in this Colbert. Nineteen response since early February. Initially supporting China's national response as an international organizational s the development of the United Nations. Unh So the most vulnerable and the poorest populations puppet. He sings that we did was trying to get He A. Musk's frontline pets us would dealing with by the High Lords with production capacities China being down because of the Chinese New Year was a shortage in supply whether China Response. We saw the seven thousand. Jesus EP mosques and as our medical supplies almost was half million dollars and those were delivered. In different shipments between February and March Nala was the pandemic writing to other parts of the Globe and China actually capacities having ramped up on supplies in China. Being one of the few markets that is not Imposing an export bans the organization union. He is sourcing. A lot of those supplies are currently from the Chinese market. We already shipments going out. Two hundred fifty thousand mosques or teams that Neuron Mulia be at Phnom. We have One thousand ventilators that are going to be shipped shortly. That sexually what I was working on yesterday that he urged and providing those is as offices cliquot back a little bit and talk a bit more about the global procurement. If you could please because it's quite some interest right now. We are basically supporting the U. N. B. T. Global Procurement Connex in sourcing from the Chinese market because the Chinese market is one of the few markets that is currently open and China has dramatically ramped up a deduction of face masks has increased. Its natural capacity two hundred million units a day. I think US increasingly being approach to help identify supply us to SCO the market to make sure because the sourcing of heads products is quite complicated as sort of certification that need to be emplaced Ended that need to be met. So you have to have a bit. Local intelligence incapacitates will understand. What can you look us? Getting involved of being increasingly approached by our global colleagues men by country offices around the words autism condemning spending as part of the woods. I would say two three weeks ago and I think we will be seeing moral acts and this also batting. Martin Perez was bad important bilateral aid that China splitting At that has been resolved so high. The Bid was China. Now returning the favor by having received internationalist systems at the very beginning of endemic bulls eye working closely with stubborn reg by only UN system supporting provisional urgent medical supplies and equipment. So now this question is being turned around. China provided by Metro China's also. A lot of actor support in China has recently to two million mosques. European Union Fifty thousand if I remember correctly off the top of my head ventilate US providing assistance Lord so twenties in the region like the Philippines Tease at mosques. These efforts in parallel g use occurred quality of material that you saw some China because like you mentioned their certificates issues in different standards on that will following. Undp statment quality assurance process. We have actually a team global Woman senator that sitting between Geneva and Copenhagen I was telling you that Copenhagen this unique. She said Noble procurement and that global head Longley mainly dust non-emergency Yeoman's for the global founded on HIV. Ed said she closes. The malaria has medical expertise. Those colleagues that ongoing quality assurance still a question of getting.

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23rd International Meeting of National Mine Action

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13:21 min | 1 year ago

23rd International Meeting of National Mine Action

"So here we are at the urine stool in Geneva and we are speaking about the twenty thousand International Meeting of Mine Action National Directors and United Nations advisors so basically basically unmastered say the United Nations Mine Action Service in addition to Sarah Jerry. He's a researcher. From King's College in London has been looking at research approach into on the link between climate change and vulnerable populations affected by unexploded ordinance stuck in the ground and elsewhere. Welcome everybody body. I'm going to just dive in quickly. Going to Richard Baltimore's Program Manager for South Sudan with unmasks wretched. Tell me the main thrust of the meeting being here at the United Nations in Geneva what you can to achieve this week well simply putting the importance of mine action back on the map. Reminding people there's a problem exists exists around the world that is being addressed but it needs constant support to keep his going a mine-free world is achievable. We simply need to keep doing what we're doing. Just talk me through what the process. Who says you go into a community in south Sudan? Can you give me a particular example of an area is cleared recently. How you've held community? We're helping hundreds of communities Aziz every single day we're going into villages where mines were laid possibly thirty or forty years ago wet forests have grown up around them. People wonder into those forests in search of natural resources to cut wood together the forest vegetables and plan selves up working to render the ground safe and the the the reality is the poorest of the poor go into minefields knowing they all taking a risk. Studying Cambodia showed eighty five percent of mine victims victims. New they're in a minefield at the time. They had their accident but they also knew they were going to be hungry at night. So they take the wrist to go and get it and not not. de-mining is not an option. People will still take the risk and go into the minefields. We need clear those minds to make the land safe. Just start with a level playing field being out to grow awesome food. It is astonishing it comes down to having to live from day to day and Edwin fake money. If I can come to you know you were in Cambodia. Do you share richards. Experience experience. There is that what you were finding radio program officer unless now but you were working for a long time with U. N. D. P. The UN Development Program. Yes you actually see that people take risks risks. When they're hungry they will try to the forest to find food if they have piece of land contaminated? They will try to farm it so that they can grow the rice. It's basically subsistence isn't farming for everything there. And if they contact us the land and they will take measures to go in and see if they can actually get food. What's your message to the conference? Is this week. There is a need for us to address this theory's hope for example specifically for Kamalia. Two hundred twenty five is a goal for them. It can be achieved there to clear. All of known remaining landmines by twenty twenty-five how many we talking about. It's there still about nine hundred square kilometers of land mines but it was like a lot. I mean look look and you say twenty. twenty-five it is a lot but the government has actually committed themselves. You know Wait I left Komodo last year. They committed themselves that they will give ten percents counterpart funding to any international funds. Subtle coming for Mine Action and you be assumed that in the sense that last year we got ten percent of those about about two hundred thousand dollars last year from the Komo government which is a first big step for them taking responsibility for the problem that they have so there is progress and hopefully by two thousand twenty five and quickly back to Richard. You said that South Sudan continues to be contaminated by mines laid out decades ago but their goal is twenty twenty. He's seven four title Clearance Twenty Twenty Six if the current peace can hold if we can get access to all areas then. It's reasonable with current levels of funding as long as that maintained that we we will complete clearance by Twenty Twenty Six but ordinance will continue to appear for decades. There is still ordinance turning up across Western Europe that was fought over a hundred two years ago. Being ploughed up in the fields of Belgium reality of any conflict affected country but in the short term you need sustained funding to help South Sudan Dan. As many other countries need to decontaminate. You cannot come quickly to use Aruna Jerry from King's College London research only be looking at the link between climate the change and unexploded ordinance or nine months contamination. Can you tell me a bit about what you felt. I've been looking specifically at the conflict context. I've been looking at mine. Action in how they interrelate from post conflict peacebuilding framework and the climate. He's something that I've come into recently looking at how that is adding the levels. Abelson wonder ability because I was in Angola in September doing some work where they went national saint for Humanitarian De Mining on a research project. Nick and what we saw there was that once fields are cleared that the farmers there are grateful because clear and provide quite a lot of land. And what they're doing is resorting to the cotton slash methods of cultivation now. What that does the environment is? Just at the the time the fires in the Amazon on but in Angola there was second highest fires when the satellite team. It is dance so while we can clear and and the farmers were saying yes but the drought has impacted so yes. The farm has been returned to the farmers. But there are other you know beyond the mine in action and my take into that is can we incorporate as a sector. Can we bringing other lessons for these people when we out there with them saying once we've cleared the farm may be a certain sense of responsibility in the ways. We cultivate and all so integrating being innovative in our practice to dealing with communities to reduce their ability interesting. So what you're calling for really is for broader approach to helping communities once the areas made safe. So I don't know maybe I could turn to you. Seddon Threat Mitigation Officer with the Mine Action Service so he didn't a lot of work into be at the moment. I don't know how house access you have there. Because we've had talks recently here in Geneva for ongoing between opposing parties fighting outside Tripoli to the South how are you UH helping communities get safer and be free of this sort of scourge that must induce mentality among populations yes. There are two real issues to addressed. ICED firstly is that Libya has the world's largest uncontrolled ammunition stop palm. It is estimated that there were between one hundred fifty thousand two hundred thousand tonnes of uncontrolled control munitions across Libya. Also what we've seen recently in the fighting which broke out in southern Tripoli in April of last year is the expenditure ordinance and the threat posed by explosive remnants of war as increased and sadly many of the areas that were previously cleared of you exit have now been reconsolidated as a result. The current fighting some specific concerns that we've got amendment relates to some of the more complex munitions that The Libyan's require assistance to dispose off. And the previous Qaddafi regime for example bolts some quite complex missile systems that use talks ick propellants and these toxic propellants pose a very considerable threat to the environment went and also to the Libyan people which live close proximity to their storage depots so one of the projects that are mass. Lear initiated with support from the German government his to safely dispose of some of these very hazardous liquid propellants in Libya. Thank you Bob for that. Now I'm going to turn to leave because you're the Global Communications Honcho Four. Unless you could tell me how many countries on Mrs Operating in I'm what stays sort of information sharing between those officers who are involved in making community safe and and maybe what are the new ways that we using computers not officially intelligence to help us improve decontamination. Everywhere yeah the United Nations by action service we of nineteen programs in countries and territories around the world the UN as a whole is a little bit over thirty so the UN is. We're mine action. United Nations mine. Action has the Inter Agency Coordination Group for Mine Action which we helped to service and facilitate and that's really is an information exchange so and this meeting that we're at this week in Geneva Leyva where we have the national directors from all over the world from every mine affected country. I'm comes in. That's a big part of it is to share lessons learned best practices and the technology which is very important specifically with with improvised explosive devices. I mean we've been working for years in Afghanistan. We've seen a lot of devices that were used in Afghanistan that show up in other conflict zones specifically today's in Somalia we've seen stuff in Iraq. There's an innovation there. There's obviously on the dark web. People have access to figure out WHO's building. What and how are they building yet? What type of charges etc.? So you have to stay alert and you have to be following that. Obviously that's not something terribly new military out there in the world The United Nations. We don't don't particularly do intelligence service things but we are starting a database now in order to try to bring in academics and the governments that want to share that information in order that we make our people on the ground safer so that people would have some type of place to go to look at the type of devices I see they can do photos of directly and put it up in this database and then people can look at it from other parts of the world and say immediately. I've seen that. Don't touch that wire. I mean if you WanNa get it simple or this is probably how it is or the or the charter is going to be. You know. Two hundred meters. There's away or is that kind of thing and somebody mentioned earlier today when we were speaking about infrared Is that you know the technologies that exist out there. They are extremely deadly. It's a little bit different than a landmine. I'm where you're just using a metal detector and you're going along and something beeps and you're saying okay is that you know a pop top or is that something more dangerous when you deal with. ID's there three hundred sixty degrees so you don't know where they are And I mean there was just an attack recently in Afghanistan for example where somebody stuck a charge on the top of the roof of a car which killed the UN employees it was UNDP and that's an example of something which smit this new database that's going to be soft launch today at this is meeting with look into. So what specs do you need for your car roofs when the UN by vehicles because that's obviously a weakness right when a car sitting in traffic and somebody puts a bomb on the roof of of it and nobody thought about that but there are ways to know if there's devices on a car magnetic sensors that tell you. Something's been added this car and that's the kind of stuff that we need to know. The the United Nations need in order to keep all personnel. And all NGOs safe. It is frightening. You could be totally paranoid radio studio. They want to step foot outside. Because it's you know I've read the English patient I've read the some of the mindset of somebody who's laying mines encounters and things. I think my goodness this is just extraordinarily frightening writing and terrifying. And I'm Bob you're saying earlier the the threat of mines is not going away. Sadly the very effective asymmetric form of Attack Jack and the effectiveness of the ID as technology level is now very much understood by. The extremists are employing days. I mean sadly that knowledge is now the Leah's mentioned the information is disseminated now across the Internet. It is relatively easy now for people with no previous experience or training to acquire The knowledge from the web to make homemade explosives and to build quite sophisticated audience systems from scratch. You know with any external intervention. So so you're suggesting earlier Bob that it's not just a question of getting the minds out of the ground. It's a broader approach. Can you maybe explain what that means. Yes certainly insufficient really just to deal with the the explosive threat itself itself when one considers the threat posed by ideas. You really look at the the. ID system so it requires an effective whole of government approach. And that's very much based on not just the entity that's dealing with the explosive straight itself. But you got to look at the forensic organization that recovers evidence the analysis of that of the good police squirt this required to identify locate arrest and then process the perpetrators through the judicial system and Libya. This is happening. It is happening. Actually the The Mass Libya team has worked quite closely with Libyan authorities. And we've been trying to develop the forensic skills of the Criminal Investigation Department such that the Libyan police. I can do this themselves. Thank you very much. I think we've pretty much come to the end of this discussion very brief Look at what your and Mine Action Service is doing. It's been a delight to have you here but I'd love often any final messages or thoughts that you have before you plunge back into the dark recesses of the UN Pele here in Geneva and share information which is obviously why you're here simply that clearing clearing the wolves. Lamont problem is achievable. It's very very achievable. I started de-mining in nineteen ninety-three when the world talked about it being a thousand year problem problem now it down to single digits of years with realistic assessments. Credible Clarence methods. We're winning this fight. Unfortunately the fighters moved on on the problem is not being replaced by problem. The crux of this issue is ending grievances. If people want to find a way to kill each other's they will do so but in those countries where the wounds have healed such as Cambodia. We can go on and complete the Job Sarah Jerry Richard. Bulte Bob Seddon ugly really would yeah. Many things

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If cities don't develop sustainably, neither will the world

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05:31 min | 1 year ago

If cities don't develop sustainably, neither will the world

"The challenges facing cities in an age of climate change and technological innovation will be highlight his ads. The World Old Oven Forum held an Abu Dhabi between the eighth and thirteenth February before he left for the UN's annual conference on the urban environments. How young shoe director of the UN Development Programs Department of Policy and Program Support Sandstone with Matt Wells from a news? Mr Xu revealed that there's a growing mm trend of city leaders looking to the UN to help solve an increasingly complex set of problems. What were seen though? Is that cities and the governments are are coming to us. Increasingly was more and more complex asks for Hudd Hudd. Hudd you help. We work together. Put design a city strategy. To view is the impact of climate change. But that's a question needs to be answered from many different angles from infrastructure from covenants from investment and the from several delivery from many many different aspects so these are news new phenomena. We see can give me some examples of the kind of things that you would like. Politicians wins and others who leads cities to be doing more of are there. Are there common things every city can do. I think they're definitely a lot of issues. Turn ktar incoming in developing country citizen and what we would like to advocate for example is really a UH for local governments for municipal governments together with the national governments to think strategically sink long-term sink in a user new new tools that we can deploy to think strategically but in ACTA practically and acting quickly and a a our program interventions typically slew of support to local governance localization of the SDG's to so bring international goes to city level right. We work with a lot of cities are energy transition to increase the Chevron energy to improve the energy efficiency the buildings and the fog's will work with us to focus on local economic opportunities so that they can be part of this. You know develop in the process process if you're going to sort of offer tailored solutions to specific cities are there. Is that one particular kind of category of city lights that that needs the most help the similar that even counts kinds of cities some mega citizens cities with a percent a one million population the boy the hundreds of them under growing very fast but the majority of cities secondary and tertiary city. That has more with less resources and financial resources and the technical resources human under sources. And so what we're trying to do is really to work together because the we cannot pretend we know or the solutions for the problem cities face. That's right but the we have experienced you know from different countries that can source right so we can use network for the smaller cities a medium level cities to learn from each other and there are a lot of networks of cities seems word That exist a mayor city officials and so forth. So what can in a you make use of this networks to impart -nology so that Successful solutions in one place can be replicated elsewhere so we can do a lot support. The discount -nology no replication. Can you give me any kind of concrete examples of cities where you all already lending a hand so we have examples in Freetown Sergio and the Tannin in Vietnam for example. These are relatively sizeable cities. Both of them serious problems with solid. Waste Management Right in Donovan none for example The landfill is for twenty years ahead of the plan. Right so but This is not simple just to a waste issue. It has to do with as the economy right who is consumption assumption persons who is the how you know We plant a our economy not too so that the most circle circular for example right and it has to do with a lot of consequences over these health issues for example right and as The differently in a transportation system design insist that help reduce consumption of energy and so the complex and also the impact of climate also has is the problem with the issues. That city's Latino fiercely along coastal areas is impact of climate change right by twenty thirty. Some estimates say that eight million people hundred million people who live in coastal cities would be impacted by flooding and because sea level rise. Komo huge amount of people right. So so what we're trying to work with governments is Louie. We work together to To think through these questions okay then come come up with a systematic approach with short-term measures that we can take right and So many things that were doing for example with some secondary cities we're working on a municipal financing to help comes to raise funds right to invest in a sustainable infrastructure so that we build the so-called a sustainable inclusive and the resilient citizens. So that's what we're trying to do

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Human Development Report 2019 UNV and HDRO held a joint expert seminar to discuss volunteering and inequality

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01:11 min | 1 year ago

Human Development Report 2019 UNV and HDRO held a joint expert seminar to discuss volunteering and inequality

"A new generation of inequalities risks splitting communities around the world on a scale not seen since it's the industrial revolution. That's the message from the two thousand. Nineteen Human Development Report produced by the UN Development Program or UNDP. It's suggests that'll low people worldwide have seen some progress in securing access to education healthcare and technology disparities. A high or increasing between the so-called have have sent half knots taking the example of to twenty year olds the first from a highly developed country. And the second from a four one. UNDP said that while the first individual Joe was likely to be a healthy highly skilled graduate. The second was much less likely to be alive at Kim. Steiner head of the agency that produced the report highlighted the wave for demonstrations sweeping across countries has assigned that something in our globalized. Society is not working and a warning that inequality weakens people's trust in government mount institutions and each other. Mr Steiner noted that those who are well positioned today appear set to get even further ahead. Tomorrow the situation is set to get worse because of the climate crisis and accelerating technological change. He added

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Celebrating the power and potential of volunteerism

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05:24 min | 1 year ago

Celebrating the power and potential of volunteerism

"Opens doors and impact peace and development throughout local communities as well as on a national and global level according to the chief of U. N. system affairs and the New York Office of U. N. volunteers. UNLV now dreary said in an interview with you a news ahead of International Volunteer Day. She knows her way around the UN system having previously served with UN women and the UN Development Program UNDP in Iraq Yemen. Another hot spots seeing first hand. The difference volunteering can make moves dreary began by telling Lewis Kathy. What the U. N.. Volunteers program is all about the U. N. V. Program is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. You envy is one of the first common services of UN system every year about more than six thousand five hundred volunteers including about tousands. Volunteers contributes to the effective delivery of the peace and development interventions of the United Nations system. Actually this year in November we have reached a number of eight thousand U. N. volunteers who are serving worldwide the United Nations system. Many people think the U. N.. Volunteers are mainly youth. Is that true. Not that's all actually the average Asia. Few and volunteers is thirty five years old. The total number lot of the youth volunteers yearly is about a thousand out of six thousand. Five hundred or seven thousand for instance. I can give you the figure for two thousand eighteen. We had only twenty five percent of the volunteers were under Asia to one thousand nine and two you need to speak languages to be a UN volunteer or it's Sir great asset to have the languages the more you on languages. Have you have the more possibilities of serving the UN system all over the world so definitely. English is a master. And then you. If you're going to be serving in Africa in Francophone Africa. Then you need the French. If you're going to be in Latin America then yes Spanish so yes languages rate asset to have. What kind of activities do you want. Volunteers do all kinds of activities. We are partnering with more than forty entities all over the world and it's more than a hundred profiles and fields that the UN volunteers are serving actually worldwide involved peace and in development and when you join to be a UN volunteer. Do you request what area. You would like to work in it. Definitely when you put your profile in the system you will put as well the area of your expertise and then when you're selected. It is based on the area the of expertise that you have long. Have you been in this post in September. Actually that I have taken the position I came in in August but then I took some time and yeah so effectively I would say in September and and before that before that I was also would United Nation volunteer but in Bonn I was had in the human resources section section if I was there for four years and before that I was with you when women and before you women United Nation Development Programme with U. N. D. C.. You were never actually a UN. Oh and volunteer yourself. No I have not served as you and volunteers but I have seen the UN volunteers in action in the field. All over in and when I was in Liberia when I was in at work when I was in Yemen it is actually the UN volunteers who are doing a lot of contribution a lot of the work of the you went system so I have seen it firsthand definitely. What is International Volunteer Day. Oh yes the International Volunteer Day. Fifth of December it is the international observance day was mandated by General. Assembly in nineteen eighty. Five these actually offers an opportunity for volunteers and end volunteer involvement organizations to promote volunteerism to share the values of volunteerism and contributing that they make to their communities. It is it is a day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. And also we coordinate and we promote the issue year building on the impacts that the volunteers make in their communities nationally and globally for peace and development. The focus of five five. This year is not only celebrate volunteerism in all its facets but also to highlight the role that volunteer volunteerism play a to strengthen solidarity and inclusion. This year's theme is volunteer for an inclusive future. Yes how relevant is inclusiveness in the work of UN volunteers regarding the sustainable development goals volunteering provides opportunity for people particularly those often excluded excluded to concretely impact their own lives and play a constructive role in their communities by volunteering. Their time and skills through volunteerism arisen communities around the word often experience strengthened solidarity an inclusion. And that is why this year. DVD Two thousand nineteen we. We have chosen. The theme volunteer for includes a future to highlight is digi ten and the pursuit

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"un development program" Discussed on World News Analysis

World News Analysis

04:15 min | 2 years ago

"un development program" Discussed on World News Analysis

"It fit where would identity and as government nobody false Sam to join we decided ourself daily to be part of community, which are members Bellary music. Chinese investment in Africa has been expending under about enrolled initiative. And there is also criticisms over this investment such as the so-called that problem how fear are those accusations. I don't buy that human familiar with this as that Trump. This is coming from where who is saying this it's going from western capitals. This was an capitals, what is alternative I can just president sheet Kim for what would I deal of chevalier, which has seen it? You could say Trump winning today, the railway from booty two GOP, which was built by Chinese grant. Is that Trump because open unlock opportunity to export is products abroad, an import products with that booty topiary Elway. There was no connections. That is win win for two countries. That's not that Trump. What do you look at Bomba Nairobi Nakuru railway, which is now into oversaw soda? This is important the road railway, which Connecticut. What does it mean of it to provide opportunity for all this country the line? Of course, it is not cheap. But again, what did we do if we don't do through Chinese courses? Tentatives to world. And who is it in the world. Is power been this wilbon since Africa got independent sixties where was the development of this world IMF thing zero in Africa. So those who argue that said that Trump's let the alternative have nothing to provide. So they just want to discourage Africans from getting deeper into China. Also done we permitted to this because we have seen it work. You can see the example from Rhonda from the booty to appear Kenya. Mozambique and Gola Goto Algieria, all this Egypt all these things. Now, you see that you can move from we go from China to Europe Ray, this only put development at any good. As you these things I feel strongly that this is called a d'etre issues. It is a whole water. It's a bus the here. We. Permitted the different between us and to come to deliver the China is that. We have our own resources called. We're both to put oil as a collateral for the investment. This is how to. Ambassador John and drew do coup from Faust ends speaking with my colleague Xiamen, also hundreds of diplomats and representatives from other countries are attending the two sessions as well. The Brazilian ambassador says China's economic development will influence the global economic situation trade have been the very strong. Of course, we're all concerned about what is happening in international markets in in with the international political situation. But we are confident that we will continue having a very good and profitable relationship with the United Nations is also observing the session. Areas is the country director for China of the UN development program. I think there's an enormous interest from developing countries, especially to understand China's experience on poverty reduction, and obviously it's not a one-size-fits-all. It's not that you can just take the entire experience from China and apply in country of Burundi. But there are many elements of it who. Only two sessions. The Chinese government is vowing to allow holy foreing..

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Empty lands in Myanmar await Rohingya return: UNDP director

UN News

05:02 min | 2 years ago

Empty lands in Myanmar await Rohingya return: UNDP director

"This is an academy with you and news since late August two thousand seventeen more than seven hundred and twenty-five thousand mainly Muslim Ruina have left racking state across the border into southern Bangladesh fling, widespread and systematic ethnic violence, but they left behind it home a vest land not being cultivated with an estimated seventy percent reduction in agriculture production. Just in Mondo district alone said the UN development programs regional director for Asia indices, Fiqh, how young shoe in a recent interview with you and use U N D P and UN refugee agency UNHCR are working inside me. And mar developing community projects that aim to improve livelihoods in Bill trust, Mr. shoe sat down with leading one of our Chinese service, noting that many of the communities from different ethnic or religious backgrounds now, depending on humanitarian assistance used to leave side-by-side hinder pollution in. That is a Muslim minority who predominantly live in northern part of kind. I think they have faced the structural discrimination over many years, and that has resulted in the prosecution of this population and violation of their rights for quite some time. Who I there are many reasons one is the competition for resources in that part of the country because we're kind state is warm. The post the second the poster state ING, mama. So the fact is that both the Muslim population. Right. The Rangers and the Buddhist population the predominantly rookie. They post living report, conditions and avert in many villages of both communities and the conditions are report. So there's also fear of losing the homeland to speak by the time people because they see Hingis as some people from outside their country, which is not the case, you have just come. Included a visit to the northern part of the rock kind state, which is the epicenter of the violence since August last year. So what did you see there to the Mondo district, and what struck you most is the kind of emptiness whereas learned in large trucks of learned not being used for cultivation and the talk to local the mistreatment or he told me that district used to her eight hundred thousand people five hundred son have left, so they have three hundred thousand people left of which two hundred thousand belong to the Muslim community, the Rangers, and the one hundred thousand people not belong to reckons and other minority groups so vast amount of land is not being used and I estimated after talking to a few officials agricultural production is down seventy to seventy five percent, which translates into two hundred three hundred thousand tonnes of ROY. Not being produced every rice planting season. So this is what struck very quickly, and the tells me that the community that used to coexist together in this location as the kind of could dependence between them has now been broken, but went community depended on the other community, you know, for survivor and the for relative prosperity, I visited many communities in this trip communities used to live side-by-side mixed the communities now, most of the the Muslim comments have left. Some still remain and against trucks, you quite a lot because they used to live in peace in hominy Ideo talk to any of the remaining Rohingya community, UCLA ATar definitely made them talk to them. And they certainly know talk about the pastor where the cou- existed was the rain puts the communities in harmony peace the kind they typically tended to. Specialize in activties setup stream such as you know, treating the Muslim communities typically, right? They are known to be good farmers fishermen and so forth. Right. So the used the to actually lease the land that the kinds use okay for production. Whereas in the leukotrienes will Cain economically by letting the Muslim community using their land. And so since most of the Muslim communities have left, and you have a situation where a large number of fields just in abandoned at this time. Right. So they see the consequences that or communities could be self sufficient and didn't require any external support now have to rely on food aid and military assistance. So that's why I think it is in everybody's interest for refugees to return to me, but in conditions of on voluntary safe and dignified written, but. In everybody's interest for them to

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$5.5 billion appeal for millions of Syrians and host communities affected by civil war

UN News

03:55 min | 2 years ago

$5.5 billion appeal for millions of Syrians and host communities affected by civil war

"This is Matt wells at U N news, a five point five billion dollar appeal has been launched by the UN to help five point six million Syrian refugees and millions more people hosting them in neighboring countries in an interview with you a news Samuel risk from the UN development program or UNDP explained it, although around thirty thousand Syrians have gone home. So far this year the overwhelming majority still need help in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq. So this plan covers Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, as well about five point six million refugees and three point nine million members of the host communities living in those locations that peel this years or five point five billion dollars covering these five countries. Can I just ask you quickly where we are with the funding? This isn't just for the United Nations that goes to somewhat two hundred seventy partners of the United Nations. That's correct. The numbers of the partners for east kinds of plans and appeals has grown over the years. Certainly also because of the need starting from about sixty several years ago to now two hundred seventy partner. There's that are part of this plan and appeal for twenty eighteen and going into two thousand nineteen by as well. And how could I be reassured by the opportunities for their funday where will it go? The funding will basically go in these five countries to the two hundred seventy partners the UN system, I NGOs national organizations working in these locations with refugees, and in host communities, right at the ground level, the first responders and all of these countries are at the municipal level. This is where refugees central this is where some of the most impacted and vulnerable and poor populations are in these five countries. And therefore a lot of their work is taking place out of the very local level. What can we say about the situation inside Syria? What is the status of returnees? It's all voluntary. At this point. There are some people returning, but we know that the numbers aren't big we know from our numbers about twenty eight thousand returning voluntarily Syria. At least these are the figures only for two thousand eighteen so the numbers are very small compared to five point six million refugees still outside inside Syria. The situation. Is still very difficult over thirteen million people still need humanitarian assistance over six million are internally displaced. And as we know the situation is not conducive to facilitate return where when people returned they need to be supported. And as was mentioned, or as usually mentioned protection and legal issues are critical concern for some of those that return as our access to services and being able to have this return be sustained through a job or being able to excess service like education and health and other things as well. What is the approach of the United Nations in terms of prevention? How does it work for the long term? So the development of protas actually, a preventive approach being able to support greater access for everyone was vulnerable in a place like Lebanon or Jordan to basic services to social protection, these kinds of things. The main long-term response is a greater development responses. Well, not only to outside Syria and some of these neighboring countries not only to individuals and communities, but also to the institutions and local authorities and the governments themselves who have. For the past two years been shouldering this particular strain and have done very well and their national community needs to come together and continue to support and stay the course while the crisis continues, what is the desire to return to the country at the moment among the refugees, particularly with winter coming there, a significant desire to return. That's what the intention surveys suggest that most refugees do want to return. But that the conditions now are not conducive for that return because legal protection shoes continued to remain high end of concern refugees as well as socioeconomic conditions inside Syria, but the desire is they're only the conditions perhaps not allow that now. And that's why in addition to an appeal for humanitarian refugee and resilience where we need to continue to call upon the international community to do its best to basically push for political green inside Syria or four Syria that enables the ability of the refugees to return. Plus, everyone also inside Syria to be able to recover and develop.

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"un development program" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

02:17 min | 2 years ago

"un development program" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"You're not just talking to Jerry, but the embassador from Israel to the United Nations ambassador, Danny? Don't. Greetings, Mr. ambassador and stand tall ankle. Jordan. Do we fund any of the countries that voted against? What the United States funding people that did not vote against Tomas then galaxy has been changing, and I think embassador denote can speak to that. Because he's worked closely with the outgoing US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley embassador to known you've seen the remarks from the United States as well saying that we watch. Now, how these countries are voting in that will impact the US funding, which is which goes out, these countries kind of has has gone up pretty much indiscriminately in the past even when they voted against US interests that that is coming to an end. And specifically when it comes to the Palestinians, the US has defended Honora, it's it's withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council. It's taken funds out of the UN development program. It's veto the UN resolution condemning Israel's treatment of Palestinians. It's also threatening to pull any kind of aid from countries that voted against the US at the UN. So the US is standing strong bastard to known. Under the Trump administration with Israel, certainly at the UN, which a very tough place. For the decision of who to farm and how to fund the but. When the take. A pollution about supporting support the US empowering them. And I think that's how you see more and more countries aligning with more. The right thing to do. The Palestinian representatives spoke about the US addressed your. Haley. You speak. That's the way it through our country that actually give the hundreds of every meal, I think the US. Depending respect the support ambassador. Did we appreciate you being with us? You are Israel's ambassador to the United Nations. Always great to have you. Thank you for joining.

"un development program" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

06:08 min | 2 years ago

"un development program" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Our shared goals must be the de-escalation of military conflict along with a political solution. That honors the will of the Syrian people in this main. We urge the United Nations led peace process be reinvigorated, but rest assured, the United States will respond if chemical weapons are deployed by the Assad regime, so the red line is chemical weapons. He's already taken action when that's happened in the past. But he also said the will of the people of Syria to be fulfilled the app. So I think that that is to make sure that they have representation that is not Iran. Mullahs led that is not necessarily the Assad regime that the US we know this is one of the most complicated conflicts ongoing right now in the world. We have basically eliminate. I think is the president said eighty five percent of ISIS. So ISIS is playing a less important role. But that vacuum has been filled by others like Iran and Russia who are backing strongly the Assad regime can you get to actual peace prosperity. And a back to even as a seri- that can be rebuilt while that is ongoing. No, you cannot. I mean, there's still massive civil wars. Destruction of entire towns cities, not just villages, by the way, the city's major infrastructure completely wiped out. So I think it's a long term strategy that has to look at one our interest to the interest of the Syrian people but be cautious. Would you do that? Because right now, I mean, there are still a lot of factions there even outside the Assad regime that dangerous I'm going to the second half hour want to get into this globalism issue a little bit more. But Harry, what was your reaction to the president on the serious? He was his entire. Speech theme was respect sovereignty. But he clearly laid down a marker with as it relates to Syria that another utilization of chemical weapons will be met with action. Absolutely. So it's clear that the use of chemical weapons is a violation of international law, but equally clear the precedent is emphasizing something that the prior administration could not and that is the president is a man of his word this sins a clear and unmistakable message to both our enemies and allies alike. So that there are clear red lines going forward. I think Jordan is absolutely correct. The Syrian situation is very very complex with Iran with Russia and other groups involved in Syria. But it's also important that we send a message to Syria that we send a message to Russia. That there are red lines that is helpful in protecting one of our allies Israel going forward. So I think the president again has emphasized that he's a man of his word, and that's very very important going forward. Let's go right back to the phones Shirley in Florida on line two, Shirley, welcome to Jay segula live. Shirley, you're on the air. The great contrast to you guys. I really love everything you do. Thank you very much. I thought that speech that he made. Fabulous. And it's about time that the whole world stepped up and did their partners keeping peace on the planet. I am really disappointed. I never hear anything from China or Russia and supportive while this. Why are we not hearing? I mean, it was it was a muted response on China and Russia because these the bilateral trilateral negotiations going on here. And I think the when you have you only forty minutes to speak. So I think the president went about forty minutes that is the there's only so much you can cover, but that doesn't mean there's not meetings going on. But it's not so much what they say. Then it's also what these countries actually do. Well, and it's also what we do behind the scenes as well jamming. Look, the president has been very consistent with his call not only for contributions to the UN, but also contributions to other programs, and let me just give one small example. There is a program called the UN development program, which is supposed to support something that Jordan was talking about the resettlement of refugees who have been displaced by ISIS and others. Jay this administration has told the rest of the world. I'm pulling back a big contribution that the United States is making it that program because you all aren't supporting it as you should. And guess what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna send it directly to the Christian as used by communities that have been displaced by this. That is a way he has backed up the words he gave today Jay with action on the ground. So as it relates to China, if they don't come to the table and contribute in a in a like fashion, the president will just keep pulling the United States dollars back and allocating directly when we come back from the break, I want to get into the issue of the international criminal court. The president mentioned that and I've appeared there, I know that one so. This is we're able to talk to you about a lot of these issues. I've had the privilege of being at that podium at the general assembly, I appear before the office of the prosecutor at the at the international criminal court in the Hague presenting Israel's interest before the ICC. So I've done this. We're going to talk about that. We're talking about the president's comments and globalism and take more of your phone calls at one eight hundred six eight four three one one zero that's eight hundred six eight four thirty one ten. It was interesting that the president had this statement, the Iranian people again, this is drawing a distinction between the Iranian regime, and the Iranian people are rightly outraged that their leaders have embezzled billions of dollars from Iran's treasury. Let me play for you sound bite thirty one. Uranian people are rightly outraged. That their leaders have embezzled millions of dollars from Iran's treasure. Sees valuable portions of the. Looted the people's religious endowments fall to line their own pockets and send their proxies to wage war. Not good. That.

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"un development program" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

06:09 min | 3 years ago

"un development program" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Is heartbreaking. Our shared goals must be the esscalation of military conflict along with a political solution. That honors the will of the Syrian people in this name, we urge the United Nations led peace process be reinvigorated, but rest assured, the United States will respond if chemical weapons are deployed by the Assad regime, so the red line is chemical weapons. He's already taken action when that's happened in the past. But he also said the will of the people of Syria to be fulfilled. Yeah. So I think that that is to make sure that they have representation that is not Iranian mullahs, led that is not necessarily the Assad regime that the US we know this is one of the most complicated conflicts ongoing right now the world we have basically eliminate I think is the presence at eighty five percent of ISIS. So ISIS is playing a less important role. But that vacuum has been filled by others like Iran and Russia who are back east strongly the Assad regime can you get to actual peace and prosperity. And a back to a. Syria that can be rebuilt while that is ongoing. No, you cannot. I mean, they're still massive civil wars. Destruction of entire towns cities, not just villages, by the way, cities major infrastructure completely wiped out. So I think it's a long term strategy that has to look at one our interest to the interests of the Syrian people but be cautious when you do that. Because right now, I mean, there are still a lot of factions there even outside the Assad regime that dangerous I'm going to the second. I want to get into this globalism issue a little bit more. But Harry, what was your reaction to the president on the serious? He was his entire speech theme was respect sovereignty. But he clearly laid down a marker with as relates to Syria that another utilization of chemical weapons will be met with action. Absolutely. So it's clear that the use of chemical weapons is a violation of international law, but equally clear. The president is emphasizing something that the prior administration could not. And that is the president is a man of his word this sins a clear and unmistakable message to both our enemies and allies alike. So that there are clear red lines going forward. I think Jordan is absolutely correct. The Syrian situation is very very complex with Iran with Russia and other groups involved in Syria. But it's also important that we send a message to Syria that we send a message to Russia that there are red lines that is helpful in protecting one of our allies Israel going forward. So I think the president again has emphasized that he's a man of his word, and that's very very important going forward. Let's go right back to the phones Shirley in Florida on line two. Shirley, welcome to j. Hi, Shirley, you're on the air. The great capacity. You guys I really love everything you do. Thank you very much. I thought that speech study made. Fabulous. And it's about time that the whole world stepped up and did their part and keep the peace on the planet. And I am really disappointed. I never hear anything from China or Russia and support supportive Albus. Why are we not hearing? I mean, it was it was muted response on China and Russia because these bilateral trilateral negotiations going on here. And I think that when you have you only have forty minutes to speak. So I think the president went about forty minutes that is there's only so much you can cover, but that doesn't mean there's not meetings going on. But it's not so much what they say. Then it's also what these countries actually do. Well, and it's also what we do behind the scenes as well. Jeremy look, the president has been very consistent with his call not only for contributions to the UN, but also contributions to other programs, and let me just give one small example. There is a program called the UN development program, which is supposed to support something that Jordan was talking about the resettlement of refugees who have been displaced by ISIS and others. Jay this administration has told the rest of the world. I'm pulling back a big contribution that the United States is making to that program because you all aren't supporting it as you should. And guess what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna send it directly to the Christian usually as UCI communities that have been displaced by this. That is a way he has backed up the words he gave today Jay with action on the ground. So as it relates to China. If they don't come to the table and contribute in a in a like fashion, the president will just keep pulling the United States dollars back and allocating directly when we come back from the break, I want to get into the issue of the international criminal court. The president mentioned that and I've appeared there, I know that one. So this is we're able to talk to you about a lot of these issues said I've had the privilege of being at that podium at the general assembly, I appear before the office of the prosecutor at the at the international criminal court in the Hague presenting Israel's interests before the ICC. So I've done this. We're gonna talk about that. We're talking about the president's comments and globalism and take more of your phone calls at one eight hundred six eight four three one one zero that's eight hundred six eight four thirty one ten. It was interesting that the president had this statement, the Iranian people again, this is drawing a distinction between the Iranian regime and the Iranian people are rightly outraged. They're leaders have embezzled billions of dollars from Iran's treasury. Let me play for you sound bite thirty one the Arabian. And people are rightly outraged. Leaders have embezzled billions of dollars from Iran's treasure. Sees valuable portions of the. Looted the people's religious endowments fall to line their own pockets and send their proxies to wage war. Not.

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"un development program" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

05:21 min | 3 years ago

"un development program" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Is heartbreaking. Our shared goals must be the de escalation of military conflict along with a political solution. That honors the will of the Syrian people in this main weird the United Nations led peace process, be reinvigorated. But rest assured, the United States will respond if chemical weapons are deployed by the Assad regime, so the red line is chemical weapons. He's already taken action when that's happened in the past. But he also said the will of the people of Syria to be fulfilled. So I think that that is to make sure that they have representation that is not Iranian mullahs, led that is not necessarily the Assad regime that the US we know this is one of the most complicated conflicts ongoing right now the world we have basically eliminate I think is the presence at eighty five percent of ISIS. So ISIS is playing a less important role. But that vacuum has been filled by others like Iran and Russia who are back he strongly the Assad regime at can you get to actual peace and prosperity. And a back to even as a. Theory that can be rebuilt while that is ongoing. No, you cannot. I mean, there's still massive civil wars. Destruction of tire towns cities, not just villages, by the way, cities major infrastructure completely wiped out. So I think it's a long term strategy that has to look at one our interest to the interest of the Syrian people but be cautious when you do that. Because right now, I mean, there are still a lot of factions there even outside the Assad regime that dangerous I'm going to the second half hour. I want to get into this globalism issue a little bit more. But Harry, what was your reaction to the president on the serious? He was his entire speech. They was respect sovereignty. But he clearly laid down a marker with as it relates to Syria that another utilization of chemical weapons will be met with action. Absolutely. So it's clear that the use of chemical weapons violation of international law, but equally clear the PR. Precedent is emphasizing something that the prior administration could not and that is the president is a man of his word. This sends a clear and unmistakable message to both our enemies and allies alike. So that there are clear red lines going forward. I think Jordan is absolutely correct. The Syrian situation is very very complex with Iran with Russia and other groups involved in Syria. But it's also important that we send a message to Syria that we send a message to Russia that there are red lines that is helpful in protecting one of our allies Israel going forward. So I think the president again has emphasized that he's a man of his word, and that's very very important going forward. Let's go right back to the phones Shirley in Florida on line two. Shirley, welcome to jaysekulow. Alive. I Shirley, you're on the air. Great to talk to you guys. I really love everything you do. Thank you very much. I thought that speech that he made fabulous about time that the whole world stepped up and did their part and keep keeping peace on the planet. And I am really disappointed. I never hear anything from China or Russia in support of this. Why are we not hearing? It was a muted response on China and Russia because there's bilateral trilateral negotiations going on here. And I think that when you have you only have forty minutes to speak. So I think the present went about forty minutes that is there's only so much you can cover, but that doesn't mean there's not meetings going on. But it's not so much what they say. Then it's also what these countries actually do. Well, and it's also what we do behind the scenes as well, Jeremy and look the president has been very consistent with his call not only for contributions to the UN, but also contributions to other programs, and let me just give one small example. There is a program called the UN development program, which is supposed to support something that Jordan was talking about the resettlement of refugees who have been displaced by ISIS and others. Jay this administration has told the rest of the world. I'm pulling back a big contribution that the United States is making that program because you all aren't supporting as you should. And guess what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna send it directly to the Christian UCSD as Uesugi communities that have been displaced by this that is away way. He has backed up the words he gave today Jay with action on the ground. So as it relates to China. If they don't come to the table and contribute in a in a like fashion, the president will just keep pulling the United States dollars back and allocating directly when we come back from the break, I want to get into the issue of the international criminal court. The president mentioned that and I've appeared there, I know that one. So this is we're able to talk to you about a lot of these issues. It said I've had the privilege of being that podium at the general assembly appear before the office of the prosecutor at the at the international criminal court in the Hague presenting Israel's interests before the so I've done this. We're gonna talk about that. We're talking about the president's comments and.

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"un development program" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

01:54 min | 3 years ago

"un development program" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"And it's about time that the whole world stepped up and did their part and keeping peace on the planet. I am really disappointed. I never hear anything from China or Russia and supportive while this. Why are we not hearing? It was it was a muted response on China and Russia because there's these bilateral trilateral negotiations going on here. And I think when you have you only have forty minutes to speak. So I think the prisoner went about forty minutes that is there's only so much you can cover, but that doesn't mean there's not meetings going on. But it's not so much what they say. Then it's also what these countries actually do. Well, and it's also what we do behind the scenes as well. Jeremy look, the president has been very consistent with his call not only for contributions to the UN, but also contributions to other programs, and let me just give one small example. There is a program called the UN development program, which is supposed to support something that Jordan was talking about the resettlement of refugees who have been displaced by ISIS and others. Jay this administration has told the rest of the world. I'm pulling back a big contribution that the United States is making that program because you all aren't supporting it as you should. And guess what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna send it directly to the Christian. And usually as easy communities that have been displaced by this that is. Away. He has backed up the words he gave today Jay with action on the ground. So as it relates to China, if they don't come to the table and contribute in a in a like fashion, the president will just keep pulling the United States dollars back and allocating directly when we come back from the break, I want to get into the issue of the international criminal court. The president mentioned that I've appeared there. I know that one. So this is we're able to talk to you about a lot of these issues. It said I've had the privilege of being at that podium at the general assembly, I appear before the office of the prosecutor at the at the international criminal court in the Hague presenting Israel's interests before the ICC. So I've done this. We're gonna talk about that. We're talking about the president's comments and.

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"un development program" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

03:31 min | 3 years ago

"un development program" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Leading to the worst cholera outbreak in modern, history now every time the rains come people fall ill cholera is a seasonal disease here in Yemen. And that's why the aid. Organizations are getting ready for, the worst of the cholera season coming up this facility was brand new no, one was killed here but the loss of the. Precious medical facility filled with. Lifesaving equipment is devastating but it's, quite clearly a contravention of humanitarian law there's no question about. That The United Nations warns the Saudi led coalition on the location of thousands of, humanitarian facilities across the country requesting they don't bomb them lease grandma is the UN development program coordinator. In Yemen if you look. At the total number of, requests that we have in and the total number of violations there have been, few violations compared to the request but when those. Violations occur they are serious In a refugee camp closer to the fighting along the. Saudi border people told me they were attacked by. Warplanes in the last camp they lived in in two thousand fifteen MAs wreck refugee camp was bombed by coalition jets Radja Hussein lost a grandson in the. Attack and walked for days, to get here Komo y'all Three missiles and, one day and then we ran away On the. Road to the refugee camps several bridges had been bombed, anger towards America is growing, in rebel-held areas of Yemen Most people here whether they support. The who these or not. Know that many of the bombs being dropped our American It provides a strong propaganda tool for the rebels who go by the slogan death to America Dr Ali. Al multi is a college professor he did his doctorate in the US but. Is strong supporter the missile us American made the plane that gives us American, made tanks Browns You're saying to me Despite desperate efforts to end, the fighting in Yemen the. Violence is getting worse the Saudi led coalition launched an attack on Hootie controlled her. Data city last month The city is home to hundreds of thousands of Yemenis an aid organizations warned, that the attack could kill. Many civilians as the bombs began to fall these people fled to the capital Sanaa My house is a traditional house and when the bomb landed the gate was. Blown off and the roof was gone Durra. Isa's house was hit her family. Got out alive but she's, now homeless trying to care for her severely disabled son I. Don't know where to stay tonight we. Don't have money for hotel we cannot afford it we left in. A hurry scared we left, everything ahead of the battle the coalition warned civilians to get, out The coalition announced on TV that. We have to leave they didn't. Tell us anything they. Just told us to go out. Who these may trenches houses next to. The sea and the battles are.

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"un development program" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:18 min | 3 years ago

"un development program" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Leading to the worst cholera outbreak in modern history now every time the rains come people fall ill cholera is a seasonal disease here in yemen and that's why the aid organizations are getting ready for the worst of the cholera season coming up this facility was brand new no one was killed here but the loss of the precious medical facility filled with lifesaving equipment is devastating it's quite clearly a contravention of humanitarian law there's no question about that the united nations warns the saudi led coalition on the location of thousands of humanitarian facilities across the country requesting they don't bomb them these granny is the un development program coordinator in yemen if you look at the total number of requests that we have in and the total number of violations there have been few violations compared to the request but when those violations occur they are serious indie in a refugee camp closer to the fighting along the saudi border people told me they were attacked by warplanes in the last camp they lived in in two thousand fifteen mas wreck refugee camp was bombed by coalition jets radja hussein lost a grandson in the attack and walked for days to get here you come your they attack the camp with three missiles in one day and then we ran away on the road to the refugee camp several bridges had been bombed anger towards america is growing in rebelheld areas of yemen most people here whether they support the who these or not know that many of the bombs being dropped our american it provides a strong propaganda tool for the the rebels who go by the slogan death to america dr ali l multi is a college professor he did his doctorate in the us but is a strong supporter the listen tell us american made the planes that kills us american made tanks it runs and that he can meet you're saying to me where does america despite desperate efforts to end the fighting in yemen the violence is getting worse the saudi led coalition launched an attack on hootie controlled hodeida city last month the city is home to hundreds of thousands of yemenis an aid organizations warned that the attack could kill many civilians as the bombs began to fall these people fled to the capital sunup my house is a traditional house and when the bomb landed the gate was blown off and the roof was gone dora he says house was hit her family got out alive but she is now homeless trying to care for her severely disabled son i don't know where to stay tonight we don't have money for a hotel we cannot afford it we left in a hurry scared we left everything ahead of the battle the coalition warned civilians to get out the coalition announced on the tv that we have to leave they didn't tell us anything they just told us to go out the who may trenches my house is next to the sea and the battles are there millions of yemenis are just like him living in fear of the battle raging near their homes or an airstrike killing them and their families both the these on the saudi led coalition have disregarded innocent civilian life in this war every bomb that falls on a hospital office building or home causes more unease about where they came from for the pbs newshour i'm jane ferguson insana yemen jane's final story is later this week and you can watch all of her reporting and read her reporters notebook from her brave journey behind rebel lines that's on our website pbs dot org slash news l.

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"un development program" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:10 min | 3 years ago

"un development program" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Tell us what you found is you looked into what people are really doing from a broader perspective not just property buy property i really loved reporting this sorry i'm so glad that we can talk about it it's really centered around dummy which is kind of a hidden gem in the caribbean very lush island very rainforest covered hiking scuba diving all that jazz but unfortunately if you recall when all of the news was coming out with the hurricanes last fall when he goes one of the hardest hit islands it was a terrifying case where even the prime minister was live tweeting about how he lost his roof nobody was safe nine hundred ten homes lost their roofs infrastructure was completely pummeled this was one of the worst case scenarios across a region where there were a lot of worse case scenarios but it's only been eight months or so and germany guys coming back is one of the most incredible comeback stories so hopeful what they are trying to do is become the first climate resilient nation in the world that's interesting talked to us about what they're trying to do this includes a lot power lines underground and all these you can imagine they're working with the un development program with governments from canada from great britain from other parts of the world to assess everything from the angles and materials that they're using to build their roofs the way that they're thinking about their power electrical lines going underground instead of where the lines can be down by wind they're thinking about the way that these stockpile food in their schools they're thinking about how these centralized supplies to clear roads and debris in a future storm right every single stone is being turned in an effort to make sure that they can weather a direct hit within a matter of weeks instead of a year and excitement and you do hope that i mean you talked about the expanse of the caribbean and especially the islands in that hurricane belt that hopefully there'll be some work around sort of best practices and you mentioned some of that even down to the types of window coverings and what's what's happening even in the x tears in the interiors of wonderful thing about this story is that everyone is in vested in there is nobody who went on affected in this region and so everybody is banding together so you're seeing these big picture initiatives.

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"un development program" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"un development program" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

"Shen and the threats that did not materialize in the sense that will enable them to go home the series of challenges that i mentioned even though there are lines of efforts by the iraqi government the is not regional government the international community they do not feel that by the i mean the religious minorities they don't feel it sufficiently addresses their knees for them to be able to go home safely so their sense of urgency has been increasing as they have been seeing probably progress on certain areas in terms of pushing the islamic state out still not able to return along the years and especially in the past few years seeing their numbers constantly declining there and people affirm their communities leaving the country so that sense of pressure is tress translated into a lot of advocacy work here on capitol hill with the us government and the pressure has gone to the extent that said okay we were the religious minorities on their advocates say show us in measurable terms how what are you doing specifically for the little just minorities water most honorable from their perspective and the iraqi context without led also to a dispute among different agencies and officials about how to administer the aid risky talk a little bit about what people were telling you when you spoke to them for the article about some of those concerns yes certainly i think one of the biggest distinctions that came about in this current debate over aid was the distinction between direct and indirect aid to these communities so in the past much of the way that the us has distributed aid foresee stabilization efforts or some kind of reconciliation efforts in iraq has been through undp the un development programme in iraq and in those situations the us gives say a lump sum of last year was one hundred and fifteen million dollars and this year it was a hundred and fifty million dollars that money goes the undp and it's then dispersed through various local ngos by undp in sort of a blanket way and one of the one of the major distinctions that we sort of came across an and was announced by us aid in a press released recently was the idea that aid would instead be funnelled directly.

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"un development program" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 4 years ago

"un development program" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Using again after several years now of them being flat and we've had chancellor merckel come here and get hammered by a lot of pressure groups because she's come here saying she can't phase out kohl right away in the way that many scientists want her to and of course we have had the elephant out of the room president trump that you mention saying he's going to pull out it's okay so that's all the negative picture but let me give you a flip side the positive picture so this quite a long list here firstly the trump absence ole impending absence has not disrupted things here that's that's one good thing secondly at present macaranas said he's going to get out of coal by 2021 and thirdly we've had this massive increase in renewables capacity from india and china and i spoke to accu stein a from the un development program announced whether he was surprised about this country such as china and india already surpassing the targets that they set for themselves in paris for the it's twenty while some of the industrialized countries action struggling to meet those targets so it's not a turning of the tables it's just a reality check that the transition towards a green economy a low carbon economy is happening faster than most thought it is costing countries lesson actually for developing nations it's no longer a barrier to development is actually becoming an accelerator and there may be sensitive optimism frankly we shouldn't take that too far the prognosis is still on the current we're heading for a temperature rise of three celsius which is far too much the scientists say roja arabid let's return to our main story the fallout in zimbabwe after the army removed robert mugabe from power and took control of the country gave a came just a few days off to the vice president emmerson mnangagwa was sacked wolf in bangor is a journalist trim zimbabwe who was once close to mr mugabe but is now in exile in neighboring south africa he's the found.

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"un development program" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

KBOI 670AM

02:04 min | 4 years ago

"un development program" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"North korea if they attacked us uh and what are they actually doing and it seems to me the bare minimum that the un itself could do it turn around and say fine we've never expelled a member state but this is it case where it so greeted so obvious and it would also be a useful thing to cut off north korea from access to the lavishly uh furnished at us expense in large part un offices in places where it has spent years there's a huge record of this uh with perfect cases on using at un offices for spying put your its access to the un uh the un facility by illicit procurement money laundering uh the range is quite extensive remember the cash for kim scandal in north korea the un development programme spies at the world food programme in rome money laundering in in new york city with the north korean mission to the un we still no really know what that many with 4 i and tipped cut it along with the dignity that un membership conferred on the kim family regime in north korea was admitted in 1991 i can't take that away hey might not solved a pro north korea problem but if we want to try every peaceful means that might help that's one that really ought to be on the table right now at the kids just be done they should be out and by the way they're the un charter make the perfectly all right to sanction and monitor countries that are now not member state when prevent any of the things that the un is trying to do to stop or contain a north korean weapons program or deal with it horrible human rights abuses it would simply remove north korea from that nice front row seat that they were offered and then you know boycotted apart from a notetaker during prison trump's speech why did they have a seat in that assembly at all their basically i totally carrying gang that hijacked the cockpit.

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"un development program" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

WPRO 630AM

02:02 min | 4 years ago

"un development program" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

"Thirty buying illicit procurement money laundering by the rain to quite extensive remember the cash for kim scandal in north korea the un development programme spies at the world food programme in rome money laundering into new york city with the north korean mission to the un we still know really know what that many with four i and kick type it along with the dignity that un membership conferred on the kim family regime in north korea with admitted in 1991 i can't take all that away might not solved a pro north korea problem but if we want to try every peaceful means that might help that's one that really ought to be on the table right now it could be done they should be out and by the way they're the un charter makes it perfectly all right to sanction and monitor country it said are not member state so when prevent any of the things that the un is trying to do to stop or contain a north korean weapons program or deal with it horrible human rights abuses it with simply removed north korea from that nice front row heat that they were offered and then you know boycotted apart from a notetaker during president trump speech why do they have a seat in that assembly at all their basically i totally carrying gang that hijack the cockpit of the country and is now threatening the world what i would like to hear claudia because i have minimal expectations said we'll hear the un admit to with that it was wrong as you report the un it mm it'd north korea with south korea in september of ninety one with the presumption that ceding north korea would lead it to give up its brutality however it's not just the un that vouchsafed this decision to invite in the wolf it was the george hw bush administration the clinton administration the george w bush administration the barack obama administration i'd like to hear from those there are still with us those presidents that they were wrong that they were either lied to or lied.

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"un development program" Discussed on Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

01:45 min | 4 years ago

"un development program" Discussed on Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

"Huge it probably one that pulled every resource out of the un development program huge read this huge earthquake that hit interestingly enough the un reached a microsoft and said hey we need help and we started building pap's immediately with partners on the ground you know what the ap's allow people to do these don't sound interesting probably in this context but i want you to know that two days after the quake we had victims of the quake using applications on debris management categorising the debris they were paid through this app they were given ways to sustain themselves and to rebuild their community two days after the quake we had apps on the ground move this is the role of technology in real life by world is fall has fallen apart six thousand people dead all of the massive massive loss of life and infrastructure 48 hours people whip from being victims to working on the solution in the recovery and then one of my favorite ecolab i don't know if you offer to biko lab ecolabels a yet we've got some nods or what what a great company really collapse business model was around tools and and and products that they built to manage water really their water management company but they came to microsoft and set hey we want to be more disruptive in our market we think that we can disrupt because there's a lot of data that we can collect with sensors in all of the water we know there's a water crisis a water crisis in the world that's growing not just for drinking water but water for underpinning manufacture another operations.

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