The busiest week of the year continued on Tuesday at UN Headquarters and we used our social media platforms to report on the events. Below are some highlights.
Many of the more than 120 Heads of States and Government, business, finance and civil society representatives were at the Climate Summit to announce commitments that will reduce emissions, enhance resistance to climate change and mobilize financing for climate action.
See news updates here:
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- Governments, corporations pledge at UN summit to eliminate deforestation by 2030
- Mayors at UN climate summit announce pledges towards major carbon cuts in cities
- Financial sector to help mobilize $200 billion to fight climate change in developing countries
- Commitment to sustainable transport mobilized at UN Climate Summit
- Oil, gas industry launches ‘immediate-impact’ plan to slash global warming emissions
- At UN summit, plans announced to boost low-carbon, renewable energy in Africa, small islands
This video, narrated by Morgan Freeman and featured teen activist from around the world, opened the Summit.
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Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Civil Society Representative from the Marshall Islands, with members of her family (on stage at right), moved attendees to tears at Summit opening. You can watch her recite her poem and hear her remarks online.
The two-day World Conference on Indigenous Peoples also wrapped up. Addressing attendees, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Elaisson said, the “future we want is where all indigenous peoples realize their human rights.”
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.
- 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.