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Fresh update on "unicef" discussed on All Things Considered
"This war has had such a major impact on the city of Warsaw Is there one number you can point to that demonstrates the scale of the challenge that your city is facing right now Yes we have accepted since the outset of the conflict 300,000 refugees in Warsaw in the counties around it which means that the population of my city went up by 15% which is incredible and quite considerable When you look at the number of challenges that the city faces in providing care for Ukrainians from housing to transportation to medical care to schooling what's the weakest pressure point right now What concerns you the most Well the most biggest problem is that the central government doesn't have any strategy and then you mean the national government The national government doesn't have any strategy and it doesn't ask the European Union to actually come up with a strategy either And what you're observing in Poland is mostly based on improvisation and a goodwill of the people This is like civil society showing its strength on the non governmental organizations and us most of the burden is on us So the biggest problem is the lack of strategy We are having our own in Warsaw but that's not enough because no local government could deal with the problem of such magnitude on its own You of course represent a left leaning opposition party the national government is a far right party Do you believe they are getting credit for what has globally been described as a really effective response to this war when clearly you don't give them credit Well first of all we as centrist and progressive and I don't think that those labels left to right mean anything in Poland anymore But yes this is a problem that the government is trying to portray what is happening in Poland as its huge success And of course the national government played its role on the border but of most of what you see this incredible solidarity is a result of civil society in action So that's why the credit should be given to the people not to the government And of course also all the assistance which the European Union or the United States of America is offering should go mostly to the non government organizations to refugees themselves and to the local government because we are on the first front of that challenge and we are dealing with it day and night The U.S. Senate passed a $40 billion package that includes aid to Ukraine and other countries Just yesterday do you expect to see any of that money And if so what will you put it to use for first What is the immediate need Well we already see some of the American money because the United States of America is wise enough to give money mostly to United Nations agendas and to non governmental organizations And we see them in action For example UNICEF with American money is paying for Ukrainian teachers to teach Ukrainian kids in our schools And that's exactly what we need We need support when it comes to accommodation to Ukrainians because they're at our homes and people can not offer that indefinitely So.
Ukraine's child refugees a huge challenge for host countries
"According to figures released by UNICEF children account for about half of the more than three million Ukrainians who fled the country trees bordering Ukraine Poland Hungary Slovakia Romania and Moldova body century to seemingly unending flow of refugees and the authorities of facing the additional monumental task of providing long term mental cat to traumatize Ukrainian children over the past twenty days an average of fifty five children have been fleeing every minute a friend unlikely to change as Russian forces continue their advance new arrivals are expected to overwhelm underfunded and poorly managed schools in tiny Moldova but also incredibly affluent Poland I'm Charles Taylor that's my
"unicef" Discussed on UN News
"I read from the latest UNICEF report that 14 million people in Afghanistan are facing acute food insecurity. And an estimated 3.2 million children under the age of 5 are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition by the end of this year. Are these the up to date numbers? Was the situation like on the ground for children in Afghanistan? UNICEF has been in Afghanistan for over 70 years. So we have presence across the entire country north south east west and central. And all our offices in those regions are open. We have never left, not even on August 15. So all our offices remained open and our warehouses are full at the moment that are 22.8 million people. Facing food insecurity across the country. And that means that they can not access affordable or nutritious food around 23 million. And that is half the country. Okay? The country is 38 million people. So it's in fact it's over half the country. Now, of that 23 million figure, 60% are children. So that's around 14 million 1 4 million children are food insecure. And so what does that look like for an impoverished family? It looks like parents who are decreasing the portion size of meals. It looks like parents who are not eating three meals a day, somewhere only eating one meal a day. It looks like parents who wake up in the morning, and they don't know where their next meal is coming from. It's that level of food insecurity. Now this has been exacerbated by several factors. This is what when we talk about the perfect storm in Afghanistan and the looming crisis. What we mean is that against a backdrop of drought against a backdrop of a poor harvest because of the drought. Against a backdrop of rising food prices. Then the families who are struggling at the moment are going to struggle more. And they're going to struggle more because winter is now here. And we're only at the start of winter. We have four more months of this and an Afghan winter is.
UNICEF: Battered by pandemic, kids need mental health help
"The U. N.'s child protection agency is urging governments to pour more money and resources into preserving the mental well being of children and adolescents the U. N. children's fund says it's state of the world children's study is this most comprehensive look so far this century after the mental health of children and adolescents globally the coronavirus crises forcing school closures that upended the lives of children and adolescents has thrust the issue of the mental well being to the fore UNICEF's executive director Henrietta full says too little investment is being made by governments to address these critical needs I'm Charles de Ledesma
UN: Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan Expected to Worsen
"UNICEF says eight concerns are growing in Afghanistan the U. N. agency for children expects the humanitarian situation in the country to worsen due to a severe drought the onset of winter and the corona virus pandemic the agency says ten million children in Afghanistan already survive off humanitarian assistance and around a million are expected to suffer from life threatening malnutrition this year it says some four point two million children including two point two million girls are out of school I'm Charles de Ledesma
Many Survivors of Haiti Earthquake Expect No Help From Officials
"Last weekend's devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Compounding the misery, Tropical Storm Grace, the aftermath of President Juvenal Maurice's assassination. And, of course, the coronavirus pandemic. ABC is Matt Gutman is in Haiti with more from what we've seen. AIDS seems to have been slow in coming to the southwest of Haiti, that devastated area UNICEF now doing assessments, saying that there are now 500,000 Children without adequate shelter without food without clean water. When you drive by these areas, you see house after house, especially in these mountain villages completely collapsed. And when we spoke to the locals, we noticed that There's nothing there. There was no aid. There were no Tark's. There's no water food being brought to them. There's no insurance whatsoever, and they said they didn't expect to get any not from the government. They hope that maybe NGOs would help. But as far as we have seen help, had not gotten to some of those most remote villages that perhaps needed it most and hospitals right now are slammed. There are patients still coming in. With injuries from the quake. We were at a hospital, a nine year old boy came in with a bilateral pelvic fracture Incredibly painful well over 100. Patients have been medevacked here to Puerto Prince for further treatment. But this is going to last a long time. Matt Gutman, ABC News
The United Nations Intends to Remain in Afghanistan
"The delivery of lifesaving aid and medical supplies to millions of afghans must not be cut the u. n. health agency has said citing a threefold rise in the number of trauma cases according to the world health organization. Seventy the health facilities at support across afghanistan treated nearly fourteen thousand conflict related cases. Last month that compares with only four thousand and fifty seven cases senior a year ago sustained access to humanitarian assistance including essential. Health services and medical. Supplies is a critical lifeline. For millions of afghans must not be interrupted said dr amid madari the w eight show regional director for the eastern mediterranean the development comes as u n agencies repeated their commitment to stay and deliver assistance to those in need in afghanistan after the taliban secured the capital on sunday at a press conference in geneva. Un children's fund unicef said that eighteen million people in the country need aid assistance and one in three children is expected to be severely malnourished. This year his the agency's chief of filled operations and emergency mustapha. Ben massoud speaking from kabul on tuesday derek impacts office Inviting direct impact is civilian memorised. Children have seen injured in such a way that it's difficult to describe young children as young as ten month.
Death Toll From Haiti Earthquake Passes 2000
"The devastating earthquake in Haiti is now risen past 2000. UNICEF says more than 37,000 homes have been destroyed. Flooding and mudslides in tropical storm grace are hampering rescue and recovery efforts. You're
Haiti Braces for Tropical Storm After Earthquake
"It appears haitians are not done with the bad news. Either grace has been downgraded from tropical storm to a depression which is great. But it's still on a path that will put it directly over the country later today that follows a few days after tropical storm. Fred visited and after a magnitude seven point. Two earthquake struck saturday killing nearly thirteen hundred people. That number will continue to grow today. They say as they clean up. Hospitals are struggling to keep up with the fifty seven hundred people who are hurt. Some centers have run out of space with others. Treating patients underneath trees and on the side of the road. More than thirteen thousand homes have been destroyed as we always say unicef dot org red cross and united way are all places. You can donate if you're trying to
UN: 100,000 Children in Ethiopia's Tigray Face Deadly Hunger
"The U. N.'s a children's agency says more than one hundred thousand children in Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region could face a serious threats in the coming year UNICEF warns the region's children risk the most extreme life threatening form of malnutrition over the coming months as humanitarian aid remains blocked from the region of some six million people the estimate is a ten fold increase over the usual caseload in Tigray officials from the U. N. and U. S. the visiting Ethiopia over the coming days to press the government to lift what Washington cools the siege of Tigray some two hundred food laden trucks a stock well the only remaining road into the region I'm Charles de Ledesma
"unicef" Discussed on Because You Need to Know
Global COVID Vaccine Inequality 'Becoming More Grotesque'
"World. Health organization has warned that glaring covid nineteen vaccine inequality has created a two track pandemic with western countries protected and poor nations still exposed. The warning came as the leading charity. Unicef said that millions of coronavirus vaccine could be wasted if wealthy nations send large amounts of left overdoses to the developing world. In one go. Well let's get the latest on this now with monocle. Twenty four health and science correspondent dr. chris smith chris is also a consultant virologist at cambridge university. Good afternoon to you chris. Good to have you on the program as always and let's start with that issue about. I guess western countries being undone by their own largest this problem with flooding these needy markets in one go. There just isn't infrastructure to cope with that. It's a tricky one isn't it. We've never been down this path before. We've never tried to do what we're attempting to do. Which is vaccinating entire planet. An entire planet with eight billion people on it. We think there's probably in the region of seven billion people who are not immune because one billion have either had the infection recovered and become immune or they've had vaccine so far
Siebatcheu's Late Header Sends USMNT to Nations League Final
"We'll be welcoming in. Hercules gomez to talk about the us as game against on doors that we witnessed last night. Thank you so much for joining us. Her let's just take a look back at the starting eleven some of the stats as well. In this game. We finished one nil to the. Usa had their stars by from europe. It was a strong side that was put out that not without. its struggles. though. What do you make of that performance. Erc underwhelming very underwhelming k. Steve if we look at the starting lineup a few questions unicef didn't play it was the bachelor jet jackson. You'll tyler adams. Still not back from fitness concerns. That back still bothering and we're going to see if they can get him back for. What is the final. But that's a big big player missing right there. His ability to cover ground his ability to protect that centreback. Line or though centreback perry. And i should say when the us press is so high up the field against an opponent they leave him so so exposed and what is defensive transition. We sought against switzerland. It was sergio desk to was on the receiving end of the swiss attack. Time after time. Well it's a little bit of the same. Still a lot of those problems resurfacing. In what is that transition. You have strings of good play. But overall don't really put the ball in the net when they should put in the ball in the back of the net. Make the game more difficult than it has to be a lot of questions being asked of honestly smithfield and we should. We should be calm about things. I don't want to overreact because missing a player like tyler adams food for my liking. The leader of this team is going to hurt not having a christian pulisic more on the ball and more into his game that's going to hurt the transatlantic flights to come into altitude and what is denver against a very difficult concept. When i mean by that is we saw the tricks. We saw the opponent and how they were going to play. We saw the physicality of the game is still very young. Team is getting used to
Congolese Residents Flee Goma Amid Warning of Second Volcanic Eruption
"Hundreds of thousands of people but likely need assistance in eastern democratic republic of congo or. Drc has people in goma continue to flee the threat of further eruptions by mount iago you and humanitarian said on friday. The first eruption on the twenty second of may killed over thirty people and the gohmert volcanological observatory has warned that the risk of a new explosion israel the un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs or archer said it reported strong tremors on thursday one of the measuring four point nine on the richter scale along with large traffic jams. Gomer with some four hundred thousand people potentially on the move. The un children's fund unicef warned that two hundred and eighty thousand youngsters may need help. The un agency said that many of those to go in the first wave headed to nearby sake which is an area prone to cholera outbreaks and where at least nineteen suspected. Cases have been recorded in. The last. two weeks needs already high in this part of the country. North kivu where more than two million people are internally displaced and three and ten severely food insecure
Congolese Residents Flee Goma Amid Warning of Second Volcanic Eruption
"Hundreds of thousands of people would likely need assistance in eastern democratic republic of the congo or drc as people in goma continue to flee the threat of further eruptions by mount nyiragongo un humanitarian said the first eruption on the twenty second of may killed over thirty people and the gohmert volcanological observatory has warned that the risk of a new rupture is israel. The un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs or archer said on friday. It reported strong tremors on thursday one of them measuring four point nine on the richter scale along with large traffic jams out of goma with some four hundred thousand people potentially on the move you in children's fund unicef one third. Two hundred eighty youngsters may need help. The agency said that many of those who left game in the first wave headed to nearby sake which is an area produce cholera outbreaks where at least nineteen suspected cases have been recorded in. The last two weeks needs already high in this part of the country. North kivu where more than two million are already internally displaced and three and ten are severely food insecure
Death Toll From Congo Volcano Eruption Rises to at Least 32
"Talk once again about Mount Nyiragongo, which erupted a peculiar eruption a sort of a very large flow. Very slow flow of lava. This is in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It ended up destroying hundreds of homes in the major city there of Goma. The death toll has now gone above. 30 has confirmed that many Children are missing as well. There are many humanitarian agencies on the ground, including a UNICEF team that's being deployed. In the affected area in the chief field officer for UNICEF. Is John Metin. You He knows the area. Well, hey, witnessed not only this eruption, but also the previous volcanic eruption. 2002. He's on the line now from Goma. John, first off. Just tell us what What is the priority for UNICEF at the moment? Tell us more about these Children who have gone missing. I should say you've been able to find some. So what's happened? What's the situation? Okay, well, talking about Children we match to find about 530 Children's, which were separated from their families. And fortunately we have been able already to facilitate to reunification off friendly and and 60 of his Children back with their parents, So we are very happy with this. We still have about 170 Children's, which are currently an institution and we are actively We're looking for their parents in order to try to urine inside them
UNRWA Launches $38 Million Appeal for Palestinians as Violence Continues
"At least sixty youngsters have been killed in gaza and another four hundred and forty four have been injured in clashes with israel. The head of the u. n. children's fund has set in a cool for an immediate ceasefire and aid access to stave off disaster. Unicef executive director henrietta four said that gaza's one million children were reeling from the conflict and had no safe to turn every day that the conflict continues children across the state of palestine and israel will suffer. Misfortune insisted in her appeal for peace and a long-term political solution to the broader conflict. Miss four also appealed for humanitarian corridors. To be set up to deliver fuel medical items first aid kits and covid nineteen vaccines and to evacuate the sick and wounded. Meanwhile the un relief agency for palestine refugees under launched an emergency appeal for thirty eight million dollars amid the continuing violence to help meet rising needs across gaza and parts of the west bank and east jerusalem.
COVID-19 Spreading Like 'Wildfire' in India
"A new wave of covid nineteen infections is spreading like wildfire across india. Leaving many youngsters destitute. The un children's fund unicef said on friday in the last twenty four hours india registered nearly four thousand coronavirus deaths and over four hundred and fourteen thousand cases the highest daily count recorded by any country in the history of the covid nineteen pandemic said yasmine alley hack unicef representative in india. The impact on children has been dire- she said highlighting the increased risk violence as lockdowns of closed the usual places of protection for youngsters such as school. We anthing yet any indication that the proportion is any difference what we saw in the first wave however the numbers of far greater. We've seen the virus entering a household just one member of the household to be affected and it seems to spread like wildfire throughout the family has also been a spike in illegal adoption please on internet platforms by families desperate to find homes for orphaned relatives. The un officials said in a call to promote family tracing and speedy a help for vulnerable families
Safe Access Is Key to Help Child Victims of Tigray Conflict: UNICEF
"Ongoing in ethiopia tigray where the level of cruelty against women and children is incomprehensible unlikely vastly under-reported. That's the disturbing assessment of the un children's genus which is deeply concerned for the more than one million people displaced by six months of violence.
U.N. Warns Sexual Violence Being Used as Weapon of War in Ethiopia's Tigray Region
"Disturbing reports of continued to emerge of widespread abuse including sexual violence against civilians. In ethiopia tigray region the development comes nearly six months since conflict erupted there. The children's fund unicef said on tuesday. There is no end in sight to the conflict. Said agency spokesperson. James elder after returning from a visit to northern among the many victims was a sixteen year. Old girl called maier-witt. Mr elder told journalists in geneva she had walked three hundred kilometers could be brought out on her back from the west of the country amid pretty intense fighting it was three hundred kilometers and broken flipflops stories about she a star in physics and now she searching food and hasn't seen a classroom in a year more than a million people have been displaced and continuing fighting has restricted humanitarian access. And the opportunity for people to return home. According to the un agency sexual violence and gang rape is likely widespread with one center for survivors. Taking three witness statements. Day between the start of the year and april. The conflict is the result of months of escalating tensions between the ethiopian government and the dominant regional force. The tigray people's liberation front teepee which culminated in prime minister. Ahmed a military offensive after rebels attacked a federal army base in november
Interview With Lou Kerner Founder of Just Stable
"Welcome back. Imagined twenty twenty. I'm going to walk out. And i am honored to be joined by demand. The myth the legend lou kerner founder of just stable and stable coin analyst. Four quantum economics lou joining you on a great to be here now lou. The beauty of this industry that we work in is that it changes so rapidly. Last time we spoke which. I think it was like three two or three months ago. A whole lot has changed since then not just price brosseau innovation and product us. Jump right into it. Last when we met Defy huge was blowing up Yield farming was all the rage and there was this. It was kind of the start of this phenomena of reward programs for liquidity providers. Pretty much all these particles. They wanted liquidity on their protocol. And so there were given away tokens and two free to liquidity providers. The big news recently in the field is that unicef actually ended that reward program and what we saw was that initially they lost half quitting offense took the liquidity seemingly most sushi so But what is your take on this idea that that seemingly even the gold standard of desmond unit swap couldn't hold on really with liquidity. Once it got rid of that war program well so You're obviously going to have what you would call hot money. which is you know. they're going after. Whatever the reported aid why might be
"unicef" Discussed on AP News
"Singer Katy Perry and actor Orlando bloom are parents to a baby girl I'm marquees are loaded with the latest plenty of celebrities cut a deal with gossip outlets to announce the birth of their children Katy Perry and Orlando bloom have announced the birth of their daughter daisy dump bloom through UNICEF's Instagram account they are both UNICEF goodwill ambassadors Perry and bloom say they are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of their daughter but they point out not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as theirs they set up a UNICEF donation page to help other mothers and newborns throughout the world
"unicef" Discussed on Insureblocks
"There's childcare opportunities so that everyone is able to come. No one feels like there is a barrier because they have to. Take Part in other responsibilities they have. And then the other thing would be panels. Who is on your panel being very deliberate about thinking about thought. It is only one woman who's on your panel, and because there are a lot of women in the blockchain space, you can really bring value to conversation so being deliberated and doing the work. And that would be. My last point is being delivered deliberate in your effort, so are you reaching out to the right group of people for whatever your initiative is? Who are you reaching? Are you just reaching out to traditionally male dominated groups, are you reaching out to the women live groups or associations? That's all really important in increasing the amount of women participations space. Excellent excellent I mean I I completely agree in also know your point. You know it's. It's about you know. There's gender diversity, but it's also about you know the general. Diversity. And not something which is especially important. Today was the black lives matter. movement is going on. Diversity is critical from all different angles and we as injured blogs definitely would encourage that as much as possible so I'm I'm going. Thank you both very much for sharing your insights on on how UNICEF is using blockchain and walking through some of your interesting projects, and this wraps up. This in trouble is podcast. We hope you've enjoyed the episode. Ariana. I would love to invite you back on this show probably about eight to twelve months time to see how some of your projects have evolved. And that love to do another world tour with you, but all the different projects you're doing around the world, so thank you so much for both of you for participating in this podcast. Thank you so much..
"unicef" Discussed on Insureblocks
"There seems to be a fair amount of overlap between the work. Each of those organizations are doing, and my question is how much collaboration exists between your respective bodies in furthering understanding in development and agreeing on important issue on standards. Right, so there definitely are. You know both formal and informal networks upon which collaboration is happening. We have colleagues and peers at a variety of entities that we communicate with and share ideas with and Sambas. You know maybe have come from similar companies before organizations before. You know within the UN as I mentioned. We have the United Nations innovation network. which right now actually has over sixteen thousand members, sixteen thousand innovators across all of the entities are coming together to talk about payroll insights blockchain. And other kind of new and emerging technologies. And the Atrium, as I, as we have discussed a bunge already. As the mechanism is the tool by which know specifically those innovators I'm excited about. Blockchain can get together and collaborate, so we're seeing this agency. Collaboration happened already. UNICEF doesn't entity as over five thousand employees around the world and Sophie Take that times as I mentioned the. There's over one hundred for new entities I'm not even sure there's so many different ones around the world. And, so creating these more formal channels, such as H. Graham to come together and collaborate is sort of a first step. And, we also have different groups in learning groups that bring together. People from different entities, so we have a blockchain learning group and course, so that's more kind of foundational were different. You know individuals from different organizations come together and just learn what is blockchain an. How can it be used? We also have a crypto working group. Where the next step beyond the blockchain one one, it's different organizations and entities coming together to say like. Can we use cryptocurrency? Why should we you know? What are the risks associated I'm? How's it being used? Maybe by governments and by private sector entities, so trying to dive deeper onto a topic, and then again with the venture fund. This is a way for us to collaborate with other issues within the NSF and beyond. Through Investment! Opportunities, so there definitely are mentioned formal and informal ways of interacting with all the different agencies, but we definitely are aware that there is a lot going on. There's no need to recreate the wheel, so dialogues are happening for sure. An excellent excellent. Yeah, and I completely agree. We can't recreate the wheel there. There's so much work that each of these agencies you know I'm sure within the UN, but also outside of the UN are doing. I mean you're you're you're you're guidebook is excellent, but there is a lot of similarities with some that similar ish guidebook that the CD or the World Trade Organization agonized so. Definitely no one encourage as much collaboration between all all these agencies and The, last question I'd like to ask you..
"unicef" Discussed on Insureblocks
"Origin to the farmer, and you can donate part of your purchase price of your coffee back to the to the farmers. So that's really good. Now we mentioned earlier on again in the PODCAST Kazakhstan on how? Your drones and blockchain teams are collaborating together around the holidays or certificates. Is that what is that the same piece of work you're doing with regards to the how it's being used for smart contracts, and or is slightly different project. It's different, actually so We're working with our Catholic stand office on a project called Digital S, and if you don't know what a digit is, you might be surprised when you Google at that. It's an abacus and to calculator. Put together. We kind of joked that this is our project of bringing the old on the new together, and so is physically what? Is Is looking to digitize are some of the financial processes in Kazakhstan, and this is around vendor payment, so we work with implementing partners often our country offices and a lot of the processes that we do around this around project. Releasing funds. Can still be a very manual process that includes a lot of physical paperwork endorsed. This project was twofold. One could be digitized some of these processes. So! Obviously, that part does not require a blockchain, but when we do ties them. Is there a way that we can you smart contracts to streamline some of the business rules in the business logic that's associated with these processes. And also when we're doing this, can we create transparency in the payments that were making to these vendors, and so this was again a prototype so very small scale that we did last year to test an initial set of hypotheses. And that project is built out. It had a tremendous amount of learning for the Kazakhstan office, but also we had our supply division in our finance team involved so a very collaborative effort at UNICEF for us really understand. What does it mean to live in a digitally digitally finance world in?.
"unicef" Discussed on Insureblocks
"And, so that's called. you can learn more about that and then also staff engagement. So how do we incentivize people both within UNICEF? There's another different you agency that's looking. kind of incentivizing different behaviors using tokens, and what does it look like? If you complete tasks token, you can exchange that token for whatever it could be so those are some of the some of the exploration that are happening and again these are also featured in the practical guide in far more detail, excellent and we're gonNA. Do some deep dive into a short little while, but I wanted to ask you a question because you both know have worked in the private sector now you know you're working for this public institutional body. And? You won't even seems to be quite progressive. In terms through the it's the UN innovation network to be working on all these different projects. Do you find that? Perhaps you know there's always wrong stereotype that for things to happen at institutional level or public level. These things usually take a lot longer private sector because some of these some of the procedures mentioned are very progressive, very modern. What are your views on that? I yeah. I can take a stab at that. So I do think it is not maybe as fast as the private sector. But I think that that is a good thing. We talk. Excuse me, we talk. Sometimes about the private sector you know saying move fast and break things. We don't WanNa do that within the United Nations. You know we're dealing with you know. Yeah exactly refugees children. You know people that we don't. We don't really WANNA put them at further risk so I think I'm the pace at which we move in for us. All the things I mentioned are were very was like these are prototypes. These aren't fully fledged products that were were launching across all hundred plus you in entities like the role you know UNICEF innovation really is to do very small prototypes taking our experiences in the private sector. You know our contacts in the private sector looking at some of the models and trying to safely experiment. But what is exciting and I think what's great about not only the univision network, but even some of the higher levels of the United Nations is that there is an eagerness to apply these technologies. You know there's different reports that are being commissioned in papers, being commissioned from some of the highest levels of the United Nations so I do think there's a bit of a misnomer oftentimes you know people tell us like we had. No idea unicycles even doing all of this know give them our innovation website in their mind blown. So I do think there's a bit of a gap in maybe communication between the two worlds. I'm, but we also have great private sector entities that we collaborate with that we leverage, so we're starting to bridge that gap, but I think we are moving at a safe safe space. Great Great, so let's now look at practical examples of how UNICEF is using bunching technology, so we we mentioned earlier on the Atrium and I understand. It's a joint project by UNICEF the world. Food Program a United Nations Development Programme. Could you tell us.
"unicef" Discussed on Insureblocks
"Categories of use cases that we like to view all of the existing projects within the UN through so the first is. Using blockchain as a single source of truth, which again if you're in the blockchain space, you probably hear this a lot. If you're not that really just means like one single record despite records that have different information, but really one central place that you can go to and see what the truth is for both public records on supply chain tracking. The second bucket is tracking the exchange of value within digital finance cryptocurrency I'm so, what does it look like to have you know? Assets become digital and then be able to see those move, and then the third bucket is increasing organizational efficiency. Using smart contracts in digital engagement so. I have a couple examples for each of those so within the public records on supply chain tracking. There actually is a project. And Afghanistan looking at land record management. To, the collaborative project between two different UN agencies, and so they're trying to do is actually take land records. Put Them. Onto blockchain, so that all different government agencies in UN agencies can go to a single place to see. Who owns what land in the registry had been? Transferred. As well as for supply chain. The World Food. Program has a project. Looking at, how do we digitize the supply chain of food in one of their largest corridors between Djibouti and Ethiopia. Some again taking you know what is an analog paper process making digital? And then you know putting in mechanisms using different teachers of blockchain to. Make it more efficient. For tracking the exchange value within. Digital Finance Defy I'm cryptocurrency. We have building blocks, which is actually the project that made me excited to get into blockchain. This is my kind of a hall moment of. Can Be used beyond just you know. Trading so building bikes familiar as the World Food Program's project Arrest in several refugee camps actually, but what they is instead of using paper vouchers to get on goods at the stores within refugee camps. They actually use biometrics. And so it's digital accounting for some those beneficiary vouchers. And then UNISOM, actually in the fall launched a crypto fund so alongside the Venture Fund that Christina talked about we are now making investments in both pointed ether, which is super exciting and what this has started to do is actually allow four. Transparent donations and investments tracking, which is your brand new to the United Nations is still pretty new in the NGO space, and then lastly for organizational efficiency for smart contracts which we love. We wrapped actually. A first prototype of smart contracts within a vendor procurement so.
"unicef" Discussed on Marketing Scoop Podcast
"All right so that is baby. Dry the first baby to receive a vaccine by a drone in a remote island in Vanuatu and I think as a communicator. This is what is to tell the story yet and when I look and a second to how we do it I could see it in four pillars. How do we communicate technology and innovation? And how do we actually stick to their brand which is to save children's lives and I would sum it up? Basically two four things. A Lot of times we stumble into an issue of driving the story by technology. But who cares sometimes right like? There's a niche market. That probably would care but at the end of the day we are UNICEF and we need to show that impact so whether it is tangible as central as you could see what baby troy and sometimes it becomes way more complex because it's not a physical innovation. You can actually kind of protrayed in a way of how to illustrate impact within a one year timeframe or within ten years timeframe. How will that impact a child's life and that's very important for us in a storytelling perspective? Another is to draw emotion. We all talked to people regardless of all our target audiences and for this basically we understand what the baby would feel and we understand whether mother would feel and that's very important so finding that narrative within the narrative is something we constantly look at also differentiation. What's new what's valuable to it? This is a very perfect example of why it's different are white adds value instead of doing one two three days by foot traveling with the vaccine onto an island you're able to transport in twenty five minutes that's some value at and we shouldn't forget the technology is well because technology is is what she powers this whole thing and we have to be the experts in the field so we have to make sure that we educate people they just simply what the technology is in. What's the opportunities into risk are? So that is pretty much how he told her story and it. I will go in more detail as to why we think this is successful. But once you've kind of got that narrative like what are the digital channels or communication channels. We use so basically pretty much showcase that here but I don't want to really talk about it in the context because it's pretty much the same as everyone else there's internal audience or six hundred audience. There's there's stitches loves social media. But I just want to focus in two things one is. We really focused on the technology and the private sector so a lot of for key messages. Narrative really is directed to that and secondly also educate answering early because we are a big organization spending across one hundred ninety countries and change his heart. You know change this very hard so we have to educate people that innovation is good and it will add value so then we asked what are the tactics of strategies we use and I leased the content and have been talking about this for a while now but it is to find that human interest story that people can relate to and in a nutshell? Why because once you relate to a person it's sharable and most of the time all of marketers. That's there's that's our goal is to be able to amplify that voice and be able to amplify that narrative the second approach is also looking in your internal team. Sometimes we try to outsource and try to find influencers but sometimes the most interesting diverse voices come from within and whether you have to place them an opinion pieces and media whether you let them go on tug talks weather you submit them in the most innovative people around the world sometimes looked within as well. Because you need to put a voice in your bread and that's very imprudent as well a lot of times you do partnerships and we partnered with private sector into modern she companies because they can help strengthen our solutions. But you should also look at it as what can we do together to align the communication packaged communication better? So I'll give a brief example. Which is Red Hat? Red Hat is one of the largest open source software providers that we partnered with and we did a bit of an unconventional partnership approach for them. We basically took technology team and we took thirteen. We sent them out eight weeks off site and also travel to Colombia to basically develop a prototype for For mapping every school of the world so in terms of communication standpoint. What we did was. We created mini series. We've got gone to conferences together. We did a lot of media placements and press releases to kind of package that eight weeks and if you look online. It's definitely something that is valuable to look. We also spend a lot of time in multi media because a lot of times. It's not easy to tell this story. By words. People just get lost with technological jargon of everything Ladas easiest drones example so we spent a lot of time doing data visualizations animations videos jeffs to be able to capture people's attention and to be able for them to digest it and learn more. We also look at a branding as you could see. We have a semi differentiated. Branding from our mother Brent UNICEF and I us that's very important because once we talk to these technology companies and private sector. We need to look that. We're slightly different. That we're taking you approaches and things and that's why we have to keep it consistent. Why the spending matter? It is your first impression to the audience. And it's actually the lasting impression of people remember you We also spent a lot of time building key principles. I think this is very important in terms of how we communicate and the narrative we say and as you could see we've built that principals and endorsed by so many people and that's a branding positioning for us. If people have endorsed doesn't use this principles then we asked you have achieved our objective which is to be at the forefront of innovation within our space. So what does success look like to us a given another snapshot of what it is but it's fairly similar to everyone? Sheriff Sheriff reach engagement brand sentiment. That's probably the fundamental sort of things put in a report. But I think the key insight for me that I've learned is that it varies at various. Really per partner. Particularly for initiatives like us who worked with multi stakeholders. It's probably not this one. It's probably funded. Probably Partners are probably a placement somewhere and you have to know that from the very beginning so that you can kind of kind of align and make sure your strategies in place so with baby troy. I think it's a definitely a perfect example of what I think is a success and I'll give you a snapshot of what happened. Once you've released a story in three weeks we've been able to give exclusive to New York Times. Both print and digital with been mentioned six hundred seventy nine media mentions forty two top tier. We've also been awarded Global Best Practice Program at Expo. Twenty twenty and this video that you've watched has been watch around one hundred fifty times. Well one hundred and fifty thousand times I was like that's not right so at the end. I'm just going say that acid communicator. It's very it's a privilege and responsibility that we constantly communicate how innovation could improve children's lives like maybe joy like children young people and thank.
"unicef" Discussed on Marketing Scoop Podcast
"Everyone thanks for inviting me here. So I am Angie. I work as a digital communication strategist for UNICEF here in New York In particular for the Office of Innovation. So before we get started. I'll just give a brief overview as to what UNICEF is and what the office innovation does just to give a bit more context to what else shall case so what is Unicef so Eun Assaf is. Un's Agency for children. It is seventy two years old. We work across one hundred ninety countries and territories in two thousand sixteen alone with responded to around three hundred forty four emergencies spanning across one hundred eight countries. We are also the largest buyer of vaccinations for children. And we've supplied for you. Seven million children with educational supplies seal kind of see the context of where we work and the brand that we hold. I've been very privileged to be part of this organization but I worked for the Office of innovation so what is innovation UNICEF simply it is really trying to find new processes new products and services in new ways of doing things that I'd value so we really see ourselves as an interdisciplinary team that works across different frontier technologies comprised of data scientists machine learning specialist humanitarian design thinkers communicators looking at the interest section of the opportunities that the industries out there are providing and how we could utilize partner with them to solve the one billions of the most vulnerable. So what we do. Is we identify prototype and test these technologies and when it actually works we scale it across globally. So you could kind of see that. We are in this intersection. Would we have a mother brand and we also have a sub brand and for Marketer like meet some very exciting but yet challenging space that I work in we also see the value of partners Particularly as you could see in the screen we partner heavily with private sector and technology companies. Because you want to engage strengthen our innovation arm and so we we. I would pretty much say that. This is our target audience. Primary target audience. So I just wanted to like dealt deep into how do we actually communicate an innovation story within UNICEF? That has a very different sort of space that we work in. And I think that's the interesting part of it so before anything else. I think to illustrate this. All just showcase baby.
"unicef" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"There. You Go crypto being used for good purposes UNISOM JEFF THEIR CRYPTO Fund. Making it happen seriously. I remember UNICEF way back in the day when I was in grade school. They used to give you these little cardboard boxes that you would fold into go get donations for them and we are now this is Joe. com doing crypto. podcast where we talked to talk to a UNICEF ABOUT DIG Crypto. Don't do the CRIP. How cool is that using? Blockchain like man adoption is happening more and more now than ever. It's it's amazing so inspiring. I just figured you know after for all these years it'd be two steps you know. They'd be duo SEF. They're still just one. Just yeah sorry about that. Yeah that breath that fell flat on. Its on its ear. Maybe I shouldn't do comedy now. You know sometimes you're really funny and other times you're just kind of funny money every time funny looking you know. What else is funny is that we've had these guys on the show before other sponsor for this episode raccoon world and that's not spelled like the animal raccoon it's spelled R. K. U. N. raccoon world? And they've created a game where he basically race. These virtual piggies online in a three D. environment Japanese game studio that took some branded. Ip and now. This is Japan's first blockchain game it's called CRYPT OINK and they've created an economy all their own pushing to expand globally. You WanNa see how Lake Arcade type play is working within blockchain good or recruit world dot com and. Check it out. See what you think of the Little Three D. piggies erasing do it. Okay speaking of Comedy Travis. I had a bucket list item for last year and for two thousand nineteen. I told a friend as then weren't you. I was I told my friend Andrea Vall who is a internet marketers could her social media marketer. She's big in the facebook ads space but she's also a funny lady and she does stand up comedy And I promised her I said you know what I WANNA check this off my bucket list before twenty nineteen is over and then I talked to you about it because you've done stand up a bunch of times right Yeah I think I've been probably about two hundred fifty times uh-huh maybe more it depends. I mean I I'll do it. Sporadically like I did it. A bunch of the ninety s and then I did it a bunch again. Two thousand mid-2000s. I did do it for a while. I did a bunch more in two thousand ten and then I I started doing some more now actually did about it was about twelve minutes. V Twelve ten twelve minutes the other day not long ago actually. It was a toys for tots Concert or not really a concert. WHO's the comedy show for toys for tots and It was raised the most money and most toys for any of the shows that they've done their time doing it. So that was you. Would you keep it clean for that. One he's like no. There's no there's no kids in the audience. They're all all still adult. There was no. I didn't keep it clean. No I'M GONNA do I'm GonNa do a show for caters for tots because I think it's important. That kids hepatitis US was true. Okay so I finally did it and basically saying how was it. JEFF HAS THEM I. I broke my broke. I broke my cherry in well. Here's the deal. Only opportunity that was there was in this club that does like open mic night night. Once a month so Andrea invited me and she in our friend Connor Doobie you also see a young fellow who's in marketing. Who has been doing it as as well? We went to this open mic night while their status is last name as Dooby Doo you be. Does he any brothers. I'm sure I'm I'm sure he's never heard that one before. That's yeah and There was only like twelve people in the room including us. Two of them were innocent bystanders. All the rest were people that were gonna hit the mic so it was like it was a big room not exactly what you call a warm audience but unlike screw it. I'm going to go five minutes. And because there are so few people people there or because my jokes weren't funny there really wasn't laughter so I took the video and I added my own laugh track because I it's just like bet I figured that's that's funny in and of itself. I figured that look there's a lot of crappy. TV shows out there. You know like that Awful Big Bang theory. That's that's the one I think of. Is that just the most unpleasant you took the big bang. Theory's laugh track. I DID NOT I. I found my own on audio blocks dot com and using multiple different ones. But they didn't all sound the same. Yeah well no that was. The goal is to have buried a little bit and so I put it up on Youtube and and you guys can go see it and give me thumbs up in CR- don't tell me you hate it though But it's a different short link. It's not a bad cold link. It's ADT COM TOM DOT US com dot US forward slash comedy and this will also be in the show notes at for this episode which are bad Kodi that I am Ford Slash. Three fifty two and You know it was it was. It was fun to do it. I definitely need work. I may do it again. I don't know but Entry encouraged me too. So I don't know I might. Well you know we kind of do crypto comedy every week Ryan Right. That's that's an and then went to Bali. They wanted me to do. Fifteen minutes of comedy around Crypto. I think I ended up doing a twenty twenty minutes or something like that that So maybe that for for different events like we should get up and do some comedy crypto commentary and crack jokes like we do our show but like not interview people but US talking cracking jokes which is nice right. Well there's a big difference as you know between just having spontaneous conversation coming up with witty jokes as you go and planning in our routine Calcutta totally different deal. Oh Yeah I have notebooks full of like potential jokes. I think like my funniest jokes that I've said like in conversation. I just you now. I just drift away and you forget them. So that's why I if I have a funny thing that I think that was good I will put it on evernote in store all my jokes on evernote though I don't ever have to track it down. I I know where it is and then I have all my job since two thousand ten in evernote. So it's like if somebody wanted me to come into comedy set somewhere I could literally go back and look at previous. Just one look at my. You know give me a little bit of time to practice and I'll go up to knock out probably get twenty thirty minutes so you actually just you know what you he said. Put a song in my mind. Oh what's it's going to be added to the bad crypto lists but as you're talking I was just writing this parody. It's like A. GimMe the the jokes boy and write them down GonNa get on stage and be a clown drift away. Okay Hey this is as good as I get. Nobody's paying me to do this here. You're ready to carry. Okay okay. Maybe I don't know her though woman named Gary from Oklahoma is.
"unicef" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"One of the first A big sales in quite a while really in probably eighteen months inventing of that scale and then they came up made it happens. We're really excited to work with them. Knows all 'cause you geise isn't said he didn't take all the credit hundred percent. It appears that that episode would have been back on episode number two ninety two. If you guys want to check it out. It was August seventh. Two Thousand Nineteen bad code. I N Ford Slash two nine two. They were on the same episode with Broccoli. Rob Travis Travis on the guys at bitcoin friends Cartoon very good. So this is an interesting thing. So you guys have been around now since two thousand seventeen and saw a lot of the whole ICO craze. What are some of the key things that you've seen as this sort of funding mechanism has has matured over the last three years? Yes really interesting. Things have changed a lot in the last couple of years ago we saw in two thousand seventeen was just crazy. Rush of token sales and in our review the vast majority of them were bad. They were maybe scams maybe frauds. Maybe not that but at least low quality and in the last couple years what we've seen is the bottom part in the market has really dropped out so that slug of high quality projects that existed in two thousand seventeen. There are still the same number projects that are working on. Great things now Out But the the bottom you'll call ninety five percent of the market has dropped out which means that all the bad projects no longer existent. The difference is really across the board. Better teams teams better technology. Better ideas and that. We've just been seeing the space professionalize over the last couple of years evolving.
"unicef" Discussed on KGO 810
"He was all it takes is in UNICEF. For people that wanted to stand up when somebody tells you, and he told me the right thing, he said he goes, you can do it, but it's hard once you get rid of that piano, and you're just up there with your hands, and it's just you, it's you know you're naked. And when I mean, I'm sure you do the same. When people say, I want to be a Commodore, we get started go. I don't right? I you know, I should because there's too many comics right now. And they're getting in my way. Usually, I'm just like you know, I tell them I tell go ahead and try because it is such I used to think I usually think it's so much hard work like you're saying and is so scary, and such a grind that I just go ahead and try. And if you can really make it through this, then good more luck to you, you know, because it's so hard. Cert- Wanda Sykes, talking on actually I read it in New York magazine the New York Times magazine last week. And she was saying about her, I joke with a joke about, you know, the thing that you, you put up in your car window to keep the sun and it said remove before driving. It really is for that person be Dr. Those observational kind of Seinfeld was like remember when Seinfeld was writing jokes, and everybody was like this is before. I mean he'd had a tonight show with Carson. I think but, you know, it was like you, you listen to the guy, right? And you go. Oh man. That's that, that is constructed in their short as they possibly can be. A and then when you listen to your jokes on tape, and you go God, I suck right, do you tape shows? Nobody all my shows I was listening. I was walking over here listening to last night show. Trying to make tonight show even better and I, I record us that's actually the thing. I tell them I say, you know, when someone wants advice, get up as much as possible have something to write down any ideas, you have possible at any time and, and recorders, and actually listen to it because a lot of people record, there's, and then they don't buy the listen, actually have to listen to get better. Yeah. I it's, it's I, I hear, you know, of course that was a stage. Robin Williams was on. I heard Chapelle said last time, he saw him he was on it, the punch line and you look at all the different types of people that make people laugh. And I still go back to the, the idea that it's powerful tool. I think that after food and. Sex comedy is a thing we need the most. Yeah. And it really does get us through just the toughest stuff. And it's great. You know, you're young guy, you're doing this. Jimmy fallon. How was your set? Oh, that was that was really cool. And he was very nice. And I had a good time out there. You know, hit your Mark and everything that you have a Mike in your hand or giant boom or what I try to I saw I was getting ready for. And I was studying it. So I watch these cool like old Rodney Dangerfield things. Yeah. And he would get up and kind of like pretend like you couldn't find his Mark. And I, I kind of I was like that's really funny. You something like that. But I was like too nervous to walk around. So it just looks like I'm looking around strange manner. So walk straight a look. But then I look around weird way just trying to be a little like riding funny. There's so much pressure doing those shows, you know, just yet. Would you five minutes? Is that what it was? Minutes, come out there. So if you eat the I joke. I've seen a couple of comics friend of mine wants to Desario Jeff sorry about, and he ate the I joke, and I was like, dying, but he recovered closed by bringing back eating the first like you thought he did it on purpose. Oh, that's great. The, the I guess, with comedy, you know, part of it is, is that. You either allow it to invalid you and become part of who you are, and start looking at the world that way you know, because I mean, I don't I really don't. I don't think like that as much anymore for, you know, eight nine twelve second joke, you know. But it is interesting to see. And that's always fun. I really if you haven't if you've never been to a comedy club. God, we have the two best comedy clubs in the country right here within walking distance of each other. Yeah. And this and this week, especially with the opening opening X are Irene to and Kevin comu-. And they're both really funny Kevin's a good friend of mine. We kind of started together up here and I wanted to have a friend over for me, and then I watched my son, and I'm like, maybe this isn't a steak he's too funny, making a tough, but actually just makes it a better show. Some people don't understand either. If you're not in show business, how having a really funny person in front of you ask the your game. It's always good, right cats. Thank you, my friend. Thank you. I'll tell you brother Jonathan high for you. Okay. Shit. We got a lot coming up. David bumps gonna join us in Philip pump David, it'd be his brother. What do you mean look for tear names? Suck with names, I know my wife and are making level. I'll say my name, sometime surprised van, anyway, that, that and more coming up next on K G O chip Franklin. K G O eight ten the bay area. Crazy busy place. I tech capital of the world something you can't live without gets invented here every day, something.
"unicef" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Housman, I'm UNICEF Garcia for NewsRadio twelve hundred w away. I. Cloudy skies for the most part for us today. Seventies as warm as it's going to get fifty fifty on our rain chances tonight. If do you want agrees, add NewsRadio twelve hundred w. A minority. Democrats in the Texas legislature have released a compromise educational funding. Bill turns out it could lower our property taxes. The state House Democratic caucus members spoke of the need to work together. With the governor the Senate and Republicans to fix school finance while delivering real property tax relief state rep gino's democratic caucuses fourteen point five billion dollar plan is the solid earth. Step that includes mental health support three point seven billion for raises one point seven billion for retired teachers as well as property tax relief caucus chair Chris Turner, doubling the homestead exemption will lower taxes for homeowners by three hundred twenty five dollars per homeowner per year at the capitol. Chris FOX, News Radio twelve hundred WAI a dozen firetrucks remain on the scene of a two alarm fire that badly damaged the northeast side home this morning, fire broke out about five thirty in the twelve thousand block of this'll down. That's over by. Thousand Oaks symbol Verdy. No injuries reported but firefighters were hampered by a bunch of burning cars and motorcycles, they're located in the garage. And in the backyard that all began to catch on fire themselves, and thus to gator's starting to think that the fire began in the garage. The group children at risk says with full blown measles outbreaks underway throughout southeast Texas. It is time for the legislature to get serious and repeal that two thousand three state law, which granted parents personal and religious exemptions to avoid getting their kids vaccinated pediatrician doctor Allen cream says at since the law was passed. The opt outs have risen by so much. He says that the vast majority of kids he sees with the flu have certainly not gotten flu shots. He's taking the opportunity to talk about the value of getting your kids. Those vaccinations have questions, please ask your pediatrician. Please ask the questions that.
"unicef" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA
"And irrelevant when it comes to how people balanced freedom of speech versus social responsibility in their comedy. There is a generational divide the received wisdom would probably be that there is says comedy writer Liam Williams, though, it would be complacent just to assume that any backlash to increase nuance. Consideration empathy in comedy is just coming from nearly dead Daily Mail readers. There's a new sense of panic about tolerance and not just among older people. Oh. The old people it used to be normal. They're having not good reacts is all this new comedy. But now the young ones are starting to not like either as if to clinch that point just before Christmas Russian-born comedian Constantine kissing pulled out of a gig for the UNICEF on campus society at London School of oriental. And African studies after refusing to sign a behavioral agreement form, I'll come media. The behavioral agreement form stated by signing this contract, you are agreeing to our no tolerance policy with regard to racism, sexism, classism ageism able is homophobia by phobia, trans-phobia, Zena, phobia, Islamaphobia, Andy religion, atheism. Kissing told the Daily Mail, I grew up in the Soviet Union. But I saw this letter basically telling me, I couldn't couldn't say I thought this was precisely the kind of letter a comic would've. Seen in Russia. As far as I could see the bulk of the outrage coagulating around the idea that this Representative threat to free expression came from older, comedians and wing broadcasters were as younger people in the industry seemed to struggle to apprehend what the fuss was about Scott for think of this a comedian shows up at this various places, you gotta sign a contract. Agreeing to the no tolerance policy re your your joke. Cannot be about race cannot be about sex cannot be about class cannot be about age cannot be about able being able to do things can't be about homophobia, by phobia, transphobia zenith. In other words, you can't be funny about an odd ball leftists. You can't poke fun at any screwball liberals. And if you do we're going to grab the hook and get you out of here, and we're gonna make sure you never work again. And this guy said this is the kind of stuff the Soviet Union may decide except the Celtics Soviet Union wanted you to talk about. Was heart right to stand standout Kevin Hart. British comedian. Stephen Bailey has an intriguing perspective. I obviously as a gay, man. Don't agree with what Kevin Hart said that it was something he put out two years ago. Others have had the same derogatory views. He's apologized. He seems sincere. We have to hope he learns from his extreme, homophobia and grows, and we should give him that we shouldn't want to destroy it. We're in such a time where instead of educating and allowing growth we love to create a villain out of someone. So that we can play the hero. And that's not on. Goes on it, basically. Here's the role of the conic this last this last for the role of a comic is to provide the balance to tragedy in the theater that is art and life. Com comedies of making people laugh your people, what is this? It's to provide the balance to tragedy in the theater that arted life to rationalize trauma, one of the most effective coping.
"unicef" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY
"Irrelevant when it comes to how people balanced freedom of speech versus social responsibility in their comedy. There is a generational divide the received wisdom would probably be that there is says comedy writer, Liam Williams, though, it would be complacent just to assume that any backlash to increase nuance, consideration and empathy in comedy is just coming from nearly dead Daily Mail readers. There's a new sense of panic about tolerance and not just among older people. Uh-huh. The old people it used to be normal. They're having not good reactions all this new comedy. But now the young ones are starting to not like it either as if to clinch that point just before Christmas Russian-born comedian Constantine kissing pulled out of a gig for the UNICEF on campus society at London School of oriental. And African studies after refusing to sign a behavioral agreement for him. I'll come media. The behavioral agreement form stated by signing this contract, you are greeting to our no tolerance policy with regard to racism, sexism, classism ageism able is a phobia, BI phobia, trans-phobia, Zena, phobia, Islamaphobia, anti religion, atheism. Gissin told the Daily Mail, I grew up in the Soviet Union. When I saw this letter, basically telling me, I couldn't couldn't say I thought this was precisely the kind of letter a comic would've. Seen in Russia. As far as I can see the bulk of the outrage coagulating around the idea that this Representative threat to free expression came from older comedians, and right wing broadcasters, whereas younger people in the industry seemed to struggle to apprehend what the fuss was about stopping think of this a comedian shows up at this various places, you got to sign a contract agreeing to the no tolerance policy your joke. Cannot be about race cannot be about sex cannot be about class cannot be about age cannot be about able being able to do things can't be about homophobia, by phobia, trans-phobia zenith. In other words, you can't be funny about any oddball leftists. You can't poke fun at any screwball liberals. And if you do we're going to grab the hook and get you out of here, and we're gonna make sure you never work again. And this guy said this is the kind of stuff the Soviet Union things that Soviet Union wanted you to talk about. Was heart right to standout Kevin Hart. British comedian. Stephen Bailey has an intriguing perspective. I obviously as a gay, man. Don't agree with what Kevin Hart said. But it was something he put out two years ago. Others the same derogatory use his apologize. He seems sincere. We have to hope he learns from his extreme, homophobia and grows, and we should give him that chance. We shouldn't want to destroy it. We're in such a time where instead of educating and allowing growth we love to create a villain out of someone. So that we can play the hero. And that's not on. And it goes on it, basically. Here's the role of the comic this little last this last the role of the comic it's to provide the balance to tragedy in the theater that is art and life. Comedies of making people laugh your people. What is this? It's to provide the balance to tragedy in the theater that is art in life to rationalize trauma, one of the most effective coping methods..
"unicef" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Be the last Super Bowl. No. But there might not be that many left. Now back to Brian winnable on AM, seven sixty talk and breaking news surprise. Waterville show seven sixty talking breaking news. Boy. Oh boy. Oh boy. Oh boy. Oh boy. I don't like seeing the world change ways changing. I don't I don't like seeing it change. I don't like seeing a change. You mean, the political structure the moral structure the? I don't like seeing the way we have to reorient everything we do in our lives to satisfy some invisible. Angry force. It feels to me it feels very like Old Testament to me, we will be struck down in sm- smited, if we do this like laugh at a joke or something let me give you an example. Okay. One of the great things. And I think everybody can agree. One of the one of the great ways to escape. Now, not talking about political rant types. But. One of the great ways to escape is in comedy, stand up comedy. Well, written stand up comedy. I'm talking doesn't matter the time period. Seinfeld. Could be Don Rickles. It could be. Maybe like Louis C K. Whatever your taste is comedy. Okay. You've got you've got a lot of comedians to choose from Dave Chapelle. Dave Chapelle Richard Pryor back in the day. I mean, just go just go down the list, but we're now in this really scary place. And I don't know what to do with this. This is out of the guardian. The UK. Whether it's censorship problematic. Tweets me, metoo comics are being scrutinized. Like never before. Is there a new sense of panic in the industry there is I can short circuits the story and tell you there is. There is. When comedians say, you can't say anything these days what they're actually saying. I don't know how to be funny without stomping on people. That's according to a Danish comic named Sophie Haagen. I don't think that's the case. I don't think it's not stopping on people think it's about lampooning just lampooning behavior lampooning this lampooning that some people like shock shock, right? I mean, here's how the guardian writes is now the guardian is a hard left newspaper. Okay. This is a hard left newspaper. There's a new generation of comics retaliating against the old template of comedy nights, such as the L O L word for queer women and non binary performers and fans of color, which is shortened to f o it up have emerged along with the new comic voices, including khloe pats. Jody Mitchell Cama, Bob, and Sara Barron. And you got this. Danish guy. And these are all people who are doing a different kind of a comedy writer doing a comedy. That's a different different orientations are involved in different things like that. And that's fine. You know, some people like punk music people like thrash metal people like opera people like different genres. But this is what scares me? There's a Russian British comedian named Constantine kissing. He had to pull out of a gig for UNICEF. Which is a charity. Right. The international charity, UNICEF. He was doing a fundraiser for UNICEF at the at London's school of oriental and African studies now, I would think the word oriental is jarred, and they would rename it. Like Asian and African studies, but I'm not PC. He refused to sign what they offered him. As a behavioral agreement forum about his comedy. Listen to this. I mean, this is coming. This is going to come. And this is going to be a condition of your admission to college I predict this in the next ten years. Colleges are going to institute this policy with people go to their schools. By signing this contract, you are agreeing to our no tolerance policies with regard to the following topics. These are the things you cannot do as a comedian. You're pro Hitler, though, they will pull you off the stage and have you physically assaulted or whatever they do in England. They may they may have you. You know what I'm saying? It's London London has changed. Okay. By signing this contract, you're agreeing to our no tolerance policy with regards to racism, sexism classism. Classism? Can't make fun of poor people can't make fun of rich. People can't make fun of middle class people. Oh, I thought it was like camping finished seventh graders classes, okay? Is just kidding. Yes worse. You're ready gets worse. Racism, sexism, classism age ISM can't make fun of old people or the young or the young. My daughter is so funny, you know, she's just learning to walk, and you just never know where you're gonna find her dot dot to get about this days. Millennials. Racism, sexism, classism ageism able ISM. Able able ISM. What does that mean? Exactly. That means you might have a physical handicap or challenge. Okay. You might have a mental handicap or challenge or you might be exceptionally gifted physically or mentally you might be like a Mensa member. Okay. A you might be like somebody who can run a a three minute mile a two twenty five mile on speeds going to be. But you know, what I'm saying? So you'd be Catherine capped as you say, you, don't okay. So you can't make jokes. No, racism, sexism, classism ageism able ISM. Now, we get into it. You're ready. No, homophobia. No, by phobia. No trans-phobia. No xenophobia. No islamaphobia. No. This is the best to I don't know what you do with these last these already the last two or the thank you may not be anti religious. You may not be anti religious, and you may not be anti atheist. So two ends of the spectrum. You can't go to either one. So what do you do in the middle? You do the hokey pokey and you turn around. Horse horse walks into a bar. The bartender says why the long face pal? Oh, that's probably. That's animal is amazed offended the horse. All Brett can't do that. Gotta go. I'm gonna go to the Pennsylvania liquor. None of this. Pennsylvania liquor test. How are you there? I know you are liquor has l I q Bulow are just they don't wanna freak anybody. Okay. So. This guy's told. He's going to do stand up comedy for a UNICEF benefit. He's told he can't say anything about racism, sexism classes on ageism able ISM homophobia, by phobia, trans-phobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-religion or anti-aids guy just had something in your can you do comedy. That's like anti header can you do hetero. Phobia he made fun of hetero phobic people. I mean heterosexual people can you? So you can't make fun of racism, sexism, classism ageism able ISM homophobia, by phobia transphobia xenophobia. I can't on a phobia anti religion or anti. I can't make fun of racism, and you can't do you can't touch. No, the topics are not allowed can't say stupid clan. People look at the ku-klux-klan guys with those Rove's. That's no, you can't you can't. Them making fun of something that is so serious that you can't do that. Okay. So this guy the guy who got this from these idiots pulls out of the gigs. I'm not gonna work with these rules rate. His name is Constantine kissing. He's russian-british. Okay. He told the Daily Mail, I grew up in the Soviet Union. When I saw this letter, basically telling me what I couldn't couldn't say I thought it was precisely the kind of letter a comic would have been sent there. Yeah. Meaning in the Soviet Union. So so, of course, there are people who defend that position. Did they defend the position of the letter? That says you cannot do these things that people defend that as far as I could see the bulk of the outrage coagulating around the idea that this represented a threat to free expression came from older comedians and right wing broadcasters, whereas younger people in the comedy industry seemed to struggle to apprehend what the fuss is all about. Most decent comedy clubs offer. Some kind of disclaimer on their websites that abuse or discrimination will not be tolerated from either audience members or the acts. That's not a new thing. But maybe the intensity of the hysteria surrounding it is. Wow. Wow. I. They're gonna kill comedy, man. They killed off Kevin Hart from the Oscars. They've killed off. Louis C K, admittedly. I thought Louis CK has I think he's been funny in the past. I think some of this stuff is really demented. And his some of the stuff. He's accused of doing. This is bizarre. I have laughed at some of his stuff in the past. That was not in that category of comedy. I mean, the stuff that he's done recently. They're coming after me then breath for sure because 'cause you're going to the liquor test. And I. Because I like a lot of raunchy comedy like Chapelle. I love Chapelle Chapelle is not nobody know. I love Chapelle. I love why you cry. Now, George Lopez George Lopez. I mean, these funny. This stuff is funny. You make fun of Bobby Bobby Lee, Bobby lease another one, by the way is Korean. Yes. And he does he does a ton of stuff on being Korean in LA and in California. I am Korean. Going after. I mean, there's yeah. It's the only way this is going to get fixed. I'm telling you, this is going to get fixed is for these idiots like Sarah Silverman and the rest of them to just go out and do the comedy. They wanna do and be like, I don't care. We'll just record stuff bootlegged inside the clubs inside our own clubs, and then we'll sell the stuff on on the internet man, and people will still get comedy. These are the same people who try to kill rock and roll with Tipper Gore guy know, but I find it. I find it hard to believe that somebody like Jimmy Fallon or Jimmy Kimmel or any of these guys would would abide by something like that. Okay. They they'll abide by eight hundred seven sixty eight hundred seven sixty five three six to now. Markets were closed today. 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