What happened on Monday at the UN General Assembly? Here are some highlights.
The busiest week of the year kicked off on Monday at UN Headquarters and we used our social media platforms to report on the events. Below are some highlights.
Convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly, the two-day World Conference on Indigenous Peoples kicked off with delegates and world leaders sharing perspectives and best practices on the realization of their rights, including pursuing the objectives of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, adopted by the General Assembly in 2007.
- Overview from UN News Centre
- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says success of World Conference on Indigenous Peoples success is integral to humanity’s progress
- Tweets: #WCIP2014
At the second day of the Social Good Summit, conversations continued on the intersection between technology and social good. See tweets at #2030now.
Anticipation for Tuesday’s UN Climate Summit continued to build, with the number of tweets using #Climate2014 continued to rise on Twitter as the “I’m for Climate Action video” played on the Reuters building in Times Square. You can watch the video here:
Find out what Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed in his bilateral meetings with world leaders in this listing of readouts posted by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General and see photos of the meetings here.
Watch archived video from official meetings, side events, press conferences, stakeouts and more.
- Blog post: Even the toilet paper at #UNGA carries an important message — “end open defecation.”
- Cairo+20: General Assembly reaffirms UN goals on population, development
- Global film industry perpetuates discrimination against women – UN-backed study
- UN Women, Mary Robinson, host special climate change event for women leaders
- Official General Assembly website
- UN Webcast: Live coverage of meetings — also includes on-demand videos of past events.
- Follow @UN, @UN_Spokesperson and #UNGA on Twitter (plus more specialized and multilingual accounts).
- Who is speaking when? Check out the lists of speakers in the UN Daily Journal.