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Arab Digest editor William Law welcomes the Palestinian journalist and commentator Nour Odeh to the podcast. A recent UN General Assembly decision to seek an opinion about Israel's occupation has wide-reaching implications, ones that Israel is clearly rattled by. Against the backdrop of the most extreme government in Israeli history, Nour explains the importance of the decision for the cause of Palestinian justice. Sign up NOW at ArabDigest.org for free to join the club and start receiving our daily newsletter & podcasts.
(Airdate 1/3/23) Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Beckwith is a sought-after meditation teacher, speaker, and seminar leader on the Life Visioning Process™. He's addressed audiences at the UN General Assembly, TEDx Maui, and Oprah Winfrey Network's (OWN) SuperSoul Sessions, among numerous others. Three of his books—Life Visioning, Spiritual Liberation, and TranscenDance Expanded—have received the prestigious Nautilus Award. On this podcast he gets us ready for the new year
Comparisons to Avatar aside, FernGully: The Last Rainforest is a film of a lot of firsts. It wasn't just one of the first animated features to combine traditional and computer animation; it was also one of the first to be produced with remote artists, Robin Williams' first animated role (no, not the Genie!), and the first movie to be screened at the UN General Assembly. It's also got itself a spot in the Guinness World Records, too!Portions of its profits were donated to Greenpeace, the Rainforest Foundation Fund, and the Sierra Club, as well as a special fund benefiting environmental projects worldwide that was administered by the Smithsonian Institution.This was a movie that fully believed in its mission to help save the environment, and it all started with a mother's bedtime stories to her children in Byron Bay, Australia... I would love to hear your thoughts on FernGully: The Last Rainforest !GET IN TOUCH.... Twitter @verbaldiorama Instagram @verbaldiorama Facebook @verbaldiorama Letterboxd @verbaldiorama Email verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] com Website verbaldiorama.comSUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA....Give this podcast a five-star Rate & Review Join the Patreon Thank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Vern, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Michael, Scott, Brendan, Ian, Lisa, Sam, Will, Jack, Dave, Chris, Stuart, Sunni, Drew, Nicholas, Zo, Kev, Pete, Heather, Danny, Aly, Tyler, Jonathan and BRAND-NEW PATRONS Stu and Brett!BRAND-NEW Merch STORE!! T-shirts inspired by The Mummy (1999) with more collections to come!EPISODE THANKS TO....Most excellent patrons:Laurel for her patron thoughts. You can find her @TheMidnightMyth on Twitter and her podcast The Midnight Myth on all your podcast apps.Andy for his patron thoughts. You can find him @geeksaladradio on Twitter and his podcast Geek Salad on all your podcast apps.Simon for his patron thoughts. You can find him @simon_exton on Twitter and his podcast The Exton Moss Experiment on all your podcast apps.Brett for his patron thoughts. You can find him @DissectThatFilm on Twitter and his podcast Dissect That Film on all your podcast apps.Twitter peeps@KateMcKinnonAUS@ItTakesTwo_podInstagram folk@diabolicalpod@friendlysparpodFacebook chumsMarkHaydenTheme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme SongMusic by Chloe Enticott - Compositions by Chloe Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique StudioThis podcast is hosted by Captivate, try it yourself for free. Mentioned in this episode:Paid promotions in this episodeThis episode
The UN General Assembly has asked the UN's highest court to give a legal opinion on what was termed Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories. The resolution was backed by 87 countries but opposed by 26 others, including the UK and US. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) issues binding rulings, but it cannot enforce them. PM Netanyahu described the vote as "despicable". "The Jewish people are not occupiers on their own land nor occupiers in our eternal capital Jerusalem and no UN resolution can warp that historical truth," he said. KAN's Mark Weiss spoke with Israeli lawyer Nick Kaufman, a defense counsel at the International Criminal Court at The Hague and a former UN prosecutor. (Photo:AP)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman and Knesset correspondent Carrie Keller-Lynn join Amanda Borschel-Dan on this New Year's Day episode. On Friday, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution to refer Israel's “occupation… of Palestinian territory” to the International Court of Justice. What are Israel's next steps? On Thursday, the new government was sworn in. Keller-Lynn describes the stormy Knesset proceedings, including demonstrations outside. We discuss the final parceling out of the ministries, including a few last-minute ones to a pair of women. We hear about a precedent-setting Speaker of the Knesset, Amir Ohana, and what message is being sent with his appointment. Former pope Benedict XVI, who in 2013 became the first pontiff to resign as head of the Catholic Church since the Middle Ages, died on Saturday aged 95, leaving a somewhat mixed legacy. Berman explains how he will he likely be remembered by the Jews. Berman also fills us in on an annual interfaith ceremony that took place at the President's Residence on Thursday. Discussed articles include: Netanyahu pans ‘despicable' UN vote, says Jews cannot be occupiers in their own land Likud's Amir Ohana becomes Israel's first openly gay Knesset speaker Netanyahu offers condolences for death of ex-pope Benedict, recounts Israel visit Former pope Benedict XVI, the first pontiff to resign in 600 years, dies at 95 Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: FILE - In this May 12, 2009 file photo, Pope Benedict XVI places a note in the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City. (AP Photo/David Silverman, Pool)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Amb. Robert C. O'Brien, the Former Trump National Security Advisor, joins Liberty & Justice episode 44. Matt and Robert discuss the Brittney Griner prisoner swap, the current state of global affairs and the Ukraine war. Learn more about Amb. O'Brien at https://americanglobalstrategies.com/team_member/robert-c-obrien/Watch every episode of Liberty & Justice at www.whitaker.tvCo-founder and chairman of American Global Strategies LLC. He was the 27th United States National Security Advisor from 2019 – 2021. O'Brien served as the President's principal advisor all aspects of American foreign policy and national security affairs.O'Brien brought a renewed focus to defense and industrial base issues to the NSC. A long-time advocate of a sea power and a 355 ship Navy, O'Brien visited leading shipyards during his tenure. He also spent time at defense plants and with our troops at bases around the world.During O'Brien's time as National Security Advisor, the United States orchestrated the historic Abraham Accords in the Middle East, brokered economic normalization between Serbia and Kosovo, achieved significant defense spending increases among our NATO allies and increased cooperation with America's allies across the Indo-Pacific.Prior to serving as NSA, O'Brien was the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs with the personal rank of Ambassador. He was directly involved in the return of over 25 detainees and hostages to the United States. O'Brien previously served as Co-Chairman of the U.S. Department of State Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan under both Secretaries of State Rice and Clinton.O'Brien was also a presidentially-appointed member of the U.S. Cultural Property Advisory Committee from 2008-2011. In 2005, O'Brien was nominated by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a U.S. Representative to the 60th session of the UN General Assembly. Earlier in his career, O'Brien served as a Senior Legal Officer for the UN Security Council commission that decided claims against Iraq arising out of the first Gulf War. He was a Major in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the U.S. Army Reserve.O'Brien is partner emeritus at Larson LLP in Los Angeles, a nationally recognized litigation boutique that he co-founded in 2016. Over his career, he has served as counsel and arbitrator in dozens of International proceedings.O'Brien is the recipient of the National Security Medal, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the National Defense Medal, the Legion d'honneur (chevalier) and the Kosovo Presidential Medal of Merits. In July 2022, O'Brien was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Richard Nixon Foundation. He also serves as co-chair with Secretary Pompeo of The Nixon Seminar on Conservative Realism and National Security.O'Brien holds a J.D. from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law. He received his B.A. degree in political science, cum laude, from UCLA.Matthew G. Whitaker was acting Attorney General of the United States (2018-2019). Prior to becoming acting Attorney General, Mr. Whitaker served as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General. He was appointed as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa by President George W. Bush, serving from 2004-2009. Whitaker was the managing partner of Des Moines-based law fTalkin' MAGAMAGA Mike talks everything MAGA from Politics to Culture for all of MAGA world!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
On the seventh and final episode of The Climate Imaginary, a Below the Radar series, Am Johal is joined by Karenna Gore, the founder and executive director of Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary. In their conversation, they discuss the intersection of environmental ethics and theology, the wisdom contained in tradition, and the need for a new relationship between humans and nature – one not based on domination. Through the contemplation of faith and ecological responsibilities, this episode puts forward alternative ways to resist the climate crisis. Full episode details: https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/series/the-climate-imaginary/198-karenna-gore.html Read the transcript: https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/transcripts/198-karenna-gore.html Resources: Karenna Gore: https://centerforearthethics.org/profile/karenna-gore/ Center for Earth Ethics: https://centerforearthethics.org/what-are-earth-ethics-tk/ Union Theological Seminary: https://utsnyc.edu/about/ EcoPeace Middle East: https://ecopeaceme.org/about/ Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor by Rob Nixon: https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674072343 Ahmed Shaheed Report to 77th session of the UN General Assembly: https://www.ohchr.org/en/documents/thematic-reports/a77514-interim-report-special-rapporteur-freedom-religion-or-belief Seth Klein Interview: https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/episodes/27-seth-klein.html A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency: https://www.sethklein.ca/book Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home: https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html Dayenu: https://dayenu.org/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=44444444-4444-4444-4444-444444444444 Hazon: https://hazon.org/about/mission-vision/ Bio: Karenna Gore is the founder and executive director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York. She previously worked at the legal centre of Sanctuary for Families, which serves victims of domestic violence and trafficking, and had authored the book, “Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Changed Modern America” (2006). Karenna graduated from Harvard College, earned her law degree from Columbia Law School, and a Master's in Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary. Cite this episode: Chicago Style Johal, Am. “The Climate Imaginary: Earth Ethics, Spirituality and Social Justice — with Karenna Gore.” Below the Radar, SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio, December 13, 2022. https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/series/the-climate-imaginary/198-karenna-gore.html.
In tonight's podcast segment we discuss a recent report revealing that the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favor of Israel ridding itself of nuclear weapons. We discuss in more detail how we are seeing Bible Prophecy being fulfilled with increasing pressure against Israel in the last days. We also give more details on multiple power substations that have been deliberately attacked across the Country and the narrative the mainstream media continues to push for those responsible. We also discuss Kirk Cameron's new children's book being rejected by the same libraries that openly welcome transgender story hour, and finally, we show you how Christianity is increasingly becoming a thorn in the flesh of society.
In 1992, the UN General Assembly agreed that 3 December every year would be International Day of People with Disability. It marked an early attempt to treat disability as a human rights and access issue – something that was becoming a movement across the world at the time. Here in Australia, It was the same year that Australia passed the Disability Discrimination Act. But thirty years later, how much progress has been made? And has society really stopped viewing disability through the lenses of medicine or charity? Today, contributor to The Saturday Paper, writer and critic Olivia Muscat on what the day means to her, and how it could be done better. Socials: Stay in touch with us on Twitter and Instagram Guest: Contributor to The Saturday Paper writer and critic Olivia Muscat.
Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman and features writer Renee Ghert-Zand join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in today's episode. Yesterday marked 75 years to Kaf Tet B'November, November 29, 1947, on which the UN General Assembly voted in favor of a resolution that adopted the plan for partitioning Eretz Israel. Currently, Israel is facing a vote on a damning resolution that will come to the General Assembly plenary at some point in December. Berman updates us on how Israel is fighting it so far. Earlier this week, Berman wrote about the possibility of Israel joining the Grain from Ukraine program. What's actually happening here? Ghert-Zand discusses a study by University of Ottawa researcher Dr. Peggy J. Kleinplatz that suggests that the Nazis attempted to sterilize Jewish women in camps through the delivery of a hormonal food additive. What triggered the study and what was found? There is a new Paul Newman memoir 14 years after his death. What were some of the revelations in it? And finally, we hear about a new book that delves into a series of overlooked historical figures, the Rothschild women. Discussed articles include: TICKETS HERE: English screening of Israel's Oscar pick ‘Cinema Sabaya' + director interview ‘The occupation must end,' UN leader tells Palestinian solidarity event Lapid to world leaders: Stop Palestinian push to refer conflict to The Hague After Zelensky invitation, Kyiv has not talked to Israel about new food program Study suggests Nazis attempted to sterilize Jewish women in camps with food additive No longer just pretty faces, Rothschild family women take center stage in new book Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: Prime Minister Yair Lapid sends a letter to over 50 nations asking them to pressure the PA to abandon its drive to refer the conflict to the International Court of Justice in The Hague (PMO)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
For many countries in the Global South, tackling today's interlocking crises – climate change, the pandemic, the rising cost of living supercharged by Russia's invasion of Ukraine – is made practically impossible by sky-high interest rates on runaway government debt. Enter Barbados. No world leader is being invoked more at the moment than Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley, along with her ambitious plan to change the global financial system to end crippling debt and build climate resilience: the Bridgetown Agenda. For this episode of our podcast, Rethinking Humanitarianism, host Heba Aly sits down with two people close to the plan: Avinash Persaud, Mottley's special envoy on finance and investment; and François Jackman, the island nation's UN ambassador. Launched in September, the Bridgetown Initiative (as it is also known) lays out a step-by-step roadmap that begins by pressing the International Monetary Fund and other international financial institutions to unlock financing on more palatable terms for crisis-hit countries so they can better prevent and respond to disasters. It also calls for the setting up of a global mechanism to accelerate private sector investment in mitigation and reconstruction. Can this tiny Caribbean country of 300,000 people reform the international architecture around debt and disaster relief? ————— If you've got thoughts on this episode, write to us or send us a voice note at firstname.lastname@example.org. SHOW NOTES COP27: Diplomatic baby steps amid mounting humanitarian crises Loss and damage: Views from the ground at COP27 The 2022 Bridgetown Agenda for the Reform of the Global Financial Architecture | Barbados Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade| At the UN General Assembly, calls for fairer global governance grow louder The Barbadian Proposal Turning Heads at COP27 | Foreign Policy The Barbados Rebellion: An Island Nation's Fight for Climate Justice - The New York Times
Guests featured in this episode: Charles Taylor, one of the most preeminent contemporary philosophers of our times. He is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at McGill University in Montreal. He was Fellow of All Souls College and Professor of Social and Political Theory at Oxford University. His remarkably vast oeuvre includes landmark monographs on Hegel, social theory, religion, language, and multiculturalism. Among his books let me mention Sources of the Self: The Making of Modern Identity (1989), Multiculturalism and the Politics of Recognition (1992), or A Secular Age (2007) which have decisively shaped contemporary debates in their respective fields. His latest book, co-authored with Craig Calhoun and Dilip Gaonkar is called Degenerations of Democracy. GlossaryWhat is the murder of George Floyd?(08:51 or p.3 in the transcript)On May 25, 2020, white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd, a Black man, by kneeling on his neck for almost 10 minutes. The death, recorded by bystanders, touched off what may have been the largest protest movement in U.S. history and a nationwide reckoning on race and policing. After video of the incident was posted on Facebook, protests began almost immediately in Minneapolis and quickly spread across the nation. Demonstrators chanting “Black Lives Matter” and “I Can't Breathe” took to the streets from coast to coast, and police departments around the country responded at times with riot-control tactics. By early June, protests were so widespread that over 200 American cities had imposed curfews and half of the United States had activated the National Guard. Marches continued and spread throughout June, despite the restrictions on gathering during the COVID-19 pandemic and militarized resistance from federal and local law enforcement. More than 2,000 cities and towns in all 50 states saw some form of demonstration in the weeks after Floyd's death, as well as major cities across the globe: source What is the Hungarian Revolution of 1956?(13:06 or p.4 in the transcript)Hungarian Revolution was a popular uprising in Hungary in 1956, following a speech by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in which he attacked the period of Joseph Stalin's rule. Encouraged by the new freedom of debate and criticism, a rising tide of unrest and discontent in Hungary broke out into active fighting in October 1956. Rebels won the first phase of the revolution, and Imre Nagy became premier, agreeing to establish a multiparty system. On November 1, 1956, he declared Hungarian neutrality and appealed to the United Nations for support, but Western powers were reluctant to risk a global confrontation. On November 4 the Soviet Union invaded Hungary to stop the revolution, and Nagy was executed for treason in 1958. Nevertheless, Stalinist-type domination and exploitation did not return, and Hungary thereafter experienced a slow evolution toward some internal autonomy: source What is the Ukrainian refugee crisis?(15:16 or p.4 in the transcript)The ongoing Ukrainian refugee crisis began in February 2022 immediately after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. At present, around 8 million of Ukrainians fled the country as Russia indiscriminately targeted civilian populations with rockets and artillery strikes. By late March some four million Ukrainians had fled the fighting; this represented Europe's largest refugee crisis since World War II. The overwhelming majority would find safety in Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. 90% of the refugees are women and children as Ukrainian men between 18 and 60 are banned from leaving the country: sourceWhat is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?(18:13 or p.5 in the transcript)Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), foundational document of international human rights law. It has been referred to as humanity's Magna Carta by Eleanor Roosevelt, who chaired the United Nations (UN) Commission on Human Rights that was responsible for the drafting of the document. After minor changes it was adopted unanimously—though with abstentions from the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR), Czechoslovakia, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the Soviet Union, the Ukrainian SSR, and Yugoslavia—by the UN General Assembly on December 10, 1948 (now celebrated annually as Human Rights Day), as a “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.” The French jurist René Cassin was originally recognized as the principal author of the UDHR. It is now well established, however, that, although no individual can claim ownership of this document, John Humphrey, a Canadian professor of law and the UN Secretariat's Human Rights Director, authored its first draft. Also instrumental in the drafting of the UDHR were Roosevelt; Chang Peng-chun, a Chinese playwright, philosopher, and diplomat; and Charles Habib Malik, a Lebanese philosopher and diplomat: source Democracy in Question? is brought to you by:• Central European University: CEU• The Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy in Geneva: AHCD• The Podcast Company: Novel Follow us on social media!• Central European University: @CEU• Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy in Geneva: @AHDCentreSubscribe to the show. If you enjoyed what you listened to, you can support us by leaving a review and sharing our podcast in your networks!
*** Please support us to keep bringing you in-depth coverage. Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/talkeasterneuropeIn this episode Adam and Aga start with a brief conversation on recent developments regarding the Russian war against, including the incident which took place at Przewodów in Poland, just across the border with Ukraine.Later, Adam sits downs with Anais Marin - the UN Special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus. They discuss the situation in Belarus and the challenge Belarusians face when forced abroad.Ms. Marin has recently presented her report on the human rights situation to the UN General Assembly. You can read the full report here: https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N22/432/95/PDF/N2243295.pdf?OpenElement About the guest: Anaïs Marin is an independent Belarus expert who is an Associate Fellow in the Russia and Eurasia program at Chatham House. She is also a researcher with the University of Warsaw, Poland. She holds a PhD from Sciences Po, where she studied international public law and comparative politics with a focus on post-communist transformations in Central and Eastern Europe.For more context – listen to a special Talk Eastern Europe podcast series titled “The Story of Belarus. The nation, its history and a new hope”: https://neweasterneurope.eu/belarus/
Lecture summary: ‘Is there an international law of remedies?’ asked Cambridge’s very own Christine Gray in 1985. The United Kingdom was sceptical in the 1993 UN General Assembly’s Sixth Committee, with a particular reference to compensation: ‘The international law of remedies was piecemeal and undeveloped … . Many of the authorities culled by the [International Law Commission’s] Special Rapporteur [on State responsibility Arangio-Ruiz] were somewhat old, and there was a legitimate question of how far the guidance they provided remained valid for the current times.’ Yet within eight years the International Law Commission (ILC) adopted the 2001 Articles on responsibility for internationally wrongful acts, following Special Rapporteur James Crawford’s proposal on a provision on compensation in Article 36, without much scholarly controversy or indeed (mostly) even interest. Since then, compensation under international law has been increasingly addressed by international courts and tribunals, and may well play an important role in disputes about war reparations, environmental damage, and historical wrongs. In this lecture, Martins Paparinskis will explain the peculiarities of the international legal order of the 1990s that shaped the Commission’s assumptions regarding compensation, consider the fit of Article 36 within the international legal process of the following two decades, and sketch the direction for possible future developments. Martins Paparinskis is Professor of Public International Law at University College London and a member designate of the International Law Commission. He is a generalist international lawyer with a particular interest in State responsibility and dispute settlement as well as the specialist fields of investment law, human rights law, and transboundary water law, and has published on these topics in leading peer reviewed journals. https://www.lcil.cam.ac.uk/press/events/2022/10/compensation-under-international-law-and-international-law-commission-martins-paparinskis-ucl
This week's show features stories from France 24, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan. http://youthspeaksout.net/swr221111.mp3 (29:00) From FRANCE- The UN Conference on Climate Change, COP 27, was a major topic in the international press. There were several days with speeches by world leaders- notably discussed was the drought in East Africa, the rising sea levels affecting small island nations, and reparation for loss and damage for countries that pollute very little. The Middle East has seen temperatures rising twice as fast as the rest of the world. Then a press review from Ukraine on the climate impact of war and military operations. From GERMANY-- The World Meteorological Organization published its annual report showing that the past 8 years have been the warmest on record, driven by record levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. From CUBA- Venezuelan President Maduro has proposed to Colombia and Brazil a South American summit for the defense of the Amazon, to try to reverse the intense destruction of the past few years. At the COP 27 summit Maduro said that there needed to be a change in the consumerist model which has evolved climate change into the possible collapse of the entire ecosystem. African leaders pointed out that they are unable to afford the cost of adapting to the impact of the climate crisis. A group of small island nations has joined a call for a windfall tax on oil companies to compensate for induced natural disasters. Just Stop Oil protestors in England have been stopping traffic around London. The Iranian President addressed Joe Biden's comment on the need to free the country. The UN General Assembly again voted to end the US blockade of Cuba. From JAPAN- New Covid cases are rising sharply in Japan. North Korea slammed South Korea for this week's joint military operation with the US, saying it is a preparation for invasion. Several Japanese corporations have begun trials at thermal power plants using ammonia which does not emit carbon dioxide. Available in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml PODCAST!!!- https://feed.podbean.com/outFarpress/feed.xml (160kb Highest Quality) Website Page- < http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml ¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts "Look around. Oil companies guzzle down the billions in profits. Billionaires pay a lower tax rate than their secretaries, and Wall Street CEOs, the same ones the direct our economy and destroyed millions of jobs still strut around Congress, no shame, demanding favors, and acting like we should thank them. Does anyone here have a problem with that?" --Elizabeth Warren Dan Roberts Shortwave Report- www.outfarpress.com YouthSpeaksOut!- www.youthspeaksout.net
All contribute, all decide, all benefit: the three pillars of a bold idea to transform how global public goods are financed. Once laughed off as a pie-in-the-sky idea, Global Public Investment (GPI) has been gaining traction in recent years and is increasingly seen as a plausible paradigm shift for a traditional aid system beholden to the whims of wealthy countries and stuck in a failing donor-recipient binary. Host Heba Aly sits down with two people working to make GPI “technically sound” and “politically attractive”: Solange Baptiste, executive director of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), and Jonathan Glennie, co-founder of the Global Nation think tank and author of “The Future of Aid: Global Public Investment”. ————— If you've got thoughts on this episode, write to us or send us a voice note at email@example.com. SHOW NOTES How to begin fixing the ‘nonsensical' humanitarian financing system At the UN General Assembly, calls for fairer global governance grow louder Global Public Investment Network VIDEO | GPI Side Event UNGA 2022 - Transforming International Cooperation to Finance Common Needs
Buckle-up - we have the most amazing guest with us on a two part series. Elections are before us and who better to talk through the differences between the political systems of Denmark, US and other countries - than statesman Mogens Lykketoft. Mogens was Denmark's Foreign Minister, Finance Minister, and Minister of Tax. He was candidate for Prime Minister of Denmark as Head of the Social Democratic Party. He was also President of the UN General Assembly - and presided over the negotiations of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. Author, commentator, father, grandfather, husband and friend - we learned so much and CANNOT WAIT for you to listen to this as well. This is not about specific candidates or policies - but about political systems themselves. THANK YOU MOGENS!!! https://lykketoft.dk/
In part two of this incredible conversation with Mogens Lykketoft, we dive into the current economic situation in Europe with steep rises in utility costs and looming recession. We also talk about the dynamic shift underway with the European Union as well as climate change - both heavily impacted by Putin's war.Mogens was Denmark's Foreign Minister, Finance Minister, and Minister of Tax. He was candidate for Prime Minister of Denmark as Head of the Social Democratic Party. He was also President of the UN General Assembly - and presided over the negotiations of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. Author, commentator, father, grandfather, husband and friend - we learned so much and CANNOT WAIT for you to listen to this as well. This is not about specific candidates or policies - but about political systems themselves. THANK YOU MOGENS!!!https://lykketoft.dk/
Monday, October 17, 2022 Hoover Institution | Stanford University Hoover Institution (Stanford University) – Before a full crowd of mostly students in the Hoover Institution's Hauck Auditorium, Secretary of State Antony Blinken engaged in a conversation with his predecessor Condoleezza Rice on a broad spectrum of issues impacting the security and prosperity of the United States and like-minded partners, including aggression by Russia and China against the post–Cold War security architecture, and how the free world can best grapple with challenges resulting from the rapid pace of technological innovation. During the program, which was introduced by former secretary of defense James Mattis, Blinken reflected on the Biden administration's new national security strategy. As Blinken explained, the document underscores the importance of deterring Russian aggression, especially regarding Russia's ongoing assault on Ukraine. Blinken said that although the Biden administration had hoped, in the tradition of its predecessors, for a stable and predictable relationship with Russia, President Vladimir Putin has been, and continues to be, a major disruptor in Eastern Europe and more broadly to international security. In response to a question by Secretary Rice as to why Americans should care about wars that occur in faraway lands rather than place one hundred percent focus on matters of more immediate domestic concern, Blinken said that international rules and norms would be seriously undermined if a large country could with impunity redraw borders by force and subjugate a sovereign people against their will. In upholding the liberal order, he argued that, although international institutions are far from perfect, they have been integral to helping prevent global conflict. As an example, he pointed to the UN General Assembly's overwhelming rebuke of Russia's annexations of Ukrainian territory. "An extraordinary thing happened, 143 countries around the world stood up in opposition to the annexations, a sham referendum that Russia had used as justification," Blinken said. "That in and of itself is a powerful indicator of where the world actually is now on Russian aggression." Blinken also explained how Beijing has challenged the liberal order that emerged at the end of the Cold War, as well as the nature of the Sino-American relationship that was forged half a century ago during rapprochement. He maintained that although there are adversarial features of the relationship that need to be managed, they shouldn't overshadow areas of cooperation in which the two nations can reap benefits for the global commons. These issues include climate change and proliferation of infectious diseases. Of the former, Blinken explained that the United States is only as strong as the world's weakest link. Americans are responsible for 15 percent of global emissions. Using diplomatic tools at its disposal, the US needs to work with China and other major countries throughout the world to do their part in reducing greenhouse gases. Similarly, Blinken said, without singling out any one nation for mishandling their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world depends on a more coordinated public health response between the US and China to mitigate the deadly effects of infectious diseases, which are unconstrained by borders. Blinken is, however, concerned by the detrimental effects of Beijing's aggression toward Taiwan. A conflict over Taiwan would cause an enormous global crisis—not least because of the enormous volume of commercial maritime traffic that passes through the strait, but also because of the disruption it would cause to semiconductor production, which industries and consumers across the world rely on as an essential component for various electronic devices and computing systems. "I hope Beijing will come back to a place where it actually sees the merits in making sure that differences are peacefully resolved [and] that it doesn't try to force things through coercion, [or] even worse, through force," Blinken said. Blinken described how the United States is present in international consortiums that establish norms that govern technology. He said that for the State Department, being at the table means that US leadership, in partnership with nations with a shared commitment to peace and prosperity, can help formulate technology policies that respect privacy, protect human rights, and bolster security. To this end, he says, Foggy Bottom has been active in the US-EU Trade and Technology Council to ensure the two major economic powers are closely aligned on areas ranging from export controls and investments made by foreign actors in industries impacting national security, to the fortification of critical supply chains, including the development of semiconductors. Blinken maintains that these and other frameworks in which the US is actively involved are intended not only to increase technological competitiveness, but to do so in a manner that isn't to the detriment of any one nation, or to workforces, the natural environment, or ownership of intellectual property. "Competition, when it's fair and it's a race to the top, is good. That's what our own system is all about," Blinken said. In support of American competitiveness, Blinken also emphasized the importance of increasing America's capacity for innovation on the home front. He hailed the recent passage of the CHIPS Act, which facilitated funds for research and development as well as manufacturing to overcome the scarcity of the much-coveted semiconductor technology. He also praised investments made in green innovation under the Inflation Reduction Act. Blinken explained that this year, in a matter of six months, the State Department established a bureau of cyber and digital policy under the leadership of former tech executive Nathaniel Fick, who was present at the Hoover event today. Blinken also maintained that Washington and Silicon Valley needed to continue to engage effectively. In an appeal to his Stanford audience, Blinken said that the diplomatic community needed more talent to better understand technology and to support ways that it can be used to foster peace and prosperity. "I am here to proselytize too," Blinken said, amusingly. "We want you. We need you at the department. This is an opportunity to pursue so many of the things you've been studying, working on, or are passionate about, but to do so, for those of you that are American, for your country." In addition to the conversation with Secretary Rice, Secretary Blinken also visited SLAC, and attended a Stanford student recruitment event with Ambassador-at-Large Fick, hosted by Stanford Law School (SLS) Dean Jenny Martinez on behalf of the Cyber Policy Center, a collaboration between SLS and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. The event included approximately 100 students for a conversation about STEM career opportunities at the U.S. State Department.
The Chair of the UN's Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine has found reasonable grounds to believe war crimes have been committed there, since Russia's invasion of 24 February. On Tuesday, the Commission presented its first detailed written findings to the UN General Assembly. Chair Erik Møse says there's an undeniable need for accountability for the crimes which have been committed - the vast majority by Russian forces, although there are several instances involving Ukrainian troops. In an interview with UN News, he told Dina Neskorozhana that the contents are report are simply “the truth as we have observed it”.
It's been thirty years since the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution to create the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on 17 October 1992. Great advances have been made in reducing global poverty since then, particularly in China and India, but the period has also seen significant increases in inequality, between and within countries. To get a better idea of what progress has been made in dealing with poverty worldwide, Conor Lennon met Aye Aye Win, the co-founder of the International Committee for October 17, which promotes the spirit and aims of the International Day, and Stacy White, an activist who advocates for some of the poorest people in New York. Music: Within the Earth, Ketsa
A Trump employee made a stunning revelation to the FBI about classified documents at the former president's Mar-a-Lago home. Los Angeles City Council member Nury Martinez resigned from office two days after stepping down as president. The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution that condemns Russia's attempted annexations of four regions in Ukraine. Iranian officials admit that student protesters are being detained and taken to mental health institutions. Lastly, scientists are reporting a new discovery as Lake Mead's water levels continue to fall. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
UN General Assembly passes resolution condemning Russia in its war in Ukraine, President Biden on responding to Saudi Arabia's oil production cuts, interview with C-SPAN's Westminster Producer Peter Knowles on challenges facing new British government (39). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The UN General Assembly is set to vote on a resolution condemning Russia's illegal annexation of Ukrainian territory; thousands of participants gather in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the Arctic Circle Assembly; and the United Nations marks the tenth anniversary of the International Day of the Girl Child. Mentioned on the Podcast “Child Marriage,” CFR.org Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay, “The West Holds Firm,” Foreign Affairs Barbara Herz and Gene B. Sperling, What Works in Girls' Education “U.S. Policy Toward Russia, With Derek H. Chollet,” The President's Inbox Meighan Stone and Rachel B. Vogelstein, “Investing in Girls' STEM Education in Developing Countries,” CFR.org
Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez sat down with BT's Rania Khalek following the UN General Assembly to discuss why so many countries oppose the U.S. blockade, how U.S. official hostility towards Cuba hurts both countries and his own personal history volunteering in the liberation struggle of Angola against racist apartheid.
This week marked the end of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, an annual event that brings world leaders together in New York and often serves as both a forum for and a barometer of international politics. This year's session was particularly notable, both because it was the first in-person session since the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic and because it was the first session since what many see as the greatest crisis in the United Nations history: Russia's invasion of Ukraine. To learn more about what went down at the UNGA, Lawfare senior editor Scott R. Anderson sat down with Richard Gowan, the UN director for the International Crisis Group. They discussed how the Ukraine conflict shaped events at the session, how major powers like China and the United States responded, and what it might all mean for the future of both the conflict in Ukraine and the United Nations itself. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Rania Khalek joins The Katie Halper Show to talk about the UN General Assembly, which she's covering in NYC, life in Beirut, The War in Ukraine and more. Rania Khalek (https://twitter.com/RaniaKhalek) is a Middle East-based journalist for Breakthrough News. Her work has also appeared at The Grayzone, The intercept, Truthout, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Al Jazeera, The Nation, Salon, AlterNet, Vice and more. For the entire discussion, bonus content, to support independent media and to help make this program possible, please join us on Patreon at - https://www.patreon.com/thekatiehalpershow
Danny and Derek discuss the UN General Assembly (0:53), the Tigray Conflict in Ethiopia (3:05), protests in Iran (5:02), protests in Haiti (8:55), Ukraine annexation referendums (12:36), the Russian mobilization (15:19), and a Havana Syndrome update (32:24). Recorded Thursday, September 22, 2022 This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.americanprestigepod.com/subscribe
Many world leaders took to the stage at the UN General Assembly this week to speak about devastating losses their countries have experienced due to climate-fueled natural disasters. Low-emitting countries are calling on historic polluters to help pay for the damage. And polls opened on Friday in the four Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine. People in Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia were told to vote on whether to join Russia. Also, this summer's travel chaos led to cancellations, delayed flights and lost luggage. In Spain, airlines and airports are trying to make the most of it with a chain of nonprofit shops where shoppers can buy what other travelers have lost. Plus, a photography exhibit honors those who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.
It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Alex Pareene, Contributing Editor at the New Republic and proprietor of the AP newsletter on Substack, to round up the week in news. Then they are joined by Judy Gold, host of the Kill Me Now podcast! First, Emma and Sam run through Donald Trump's crumbling defenses, DeSantis canceling his second human trafficking stunt, updates on the continuing resolution, and more, before diving into Gustavo Petro's speech at the UN General Assembly on the climate crisis, diving into the plague of US and western consumption, imperialism, and exploitative practices that continue with the belief that “the market will save us from what the market itself has created.” Then Alex Pareene joins as they dive right into the Russian disaster that has been Putin's invasion of Ukraine, as he calls in the final reserves and begins a draft of Russian citizens with anti-war protests breaking out left and right, also holding a conversation on assessing the failures of Putin's goals, with NATO bigger and more popular than ever, and wrapping up the topic by assessing how it will develop next, with a depleted Russian officer class to be joined by unwilling draftees. Next, they tackle Manchin's whining about Republicans joining Bernie in taking his permitting out of the continuing resolution, exploring the animosity existing between the two, why the GOP shares in the anti-Manchin sentiment, and why none of that matters when it comes to Bernie's political action. Wrapping up the interview, they turn to the topic of Donald Trump, parsing through Trump Inc v Letitia James and whether the IRS will get involved, Trump v DeSantis and the rallying of Fox hosts behind their leader, what will happen with a Trump indictment (and why it might make him more likely to run), and how Trump's turn to Q might develop. And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma are joined by Judy Gold as she flaunts her son's athletic prowess, explores why the gays and literates love Sam, and assesses the state of the Stand-Up form as it feels the after-effects of social media's form of entrepreneurship. They also tackle the evolution of the form and safe (and creative) spaces for comedians. Sam and Emma watch Trey Hollingsworth's cordial meeting with US Banks as part of their oversight, the reveal that JR Majewski has actually been lying about his military experience, and Alex Jones flails angrily when being confronted with the families of Sandy Hook and what he's done to them. Tucker Carlson continues his tirade of stochastic terrorism as it continues to earn him the big bucks, 2x Divorcée Dennis Prager talks about being in the upper echelon of radio talk show hosts in his debate with Ana Kasparian, plus, your IMs! Check out the AP newsletter here: https://theap.substack.com/ Check out the Politics of Everything podcast here: https://newrepublic.com/podcasts Check out the Kill Me Now podcast here: https://www.stitcher.com/show/kill-me-now-with-judy-gold Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here: https://am-quickie.ghost.io/ Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Get the free Majority Report App!: http://majority.fm/app Check out today's sponsors: Sunset Lake CBD: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at http://www.sunsetlakecbd.com. Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Check out Ava Raiza's music here! https://avaraiza.bandcamp.com/ The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/
House Democrats score a key win ahead of the midterms - passing a slate of policing and public safety bills. NATO condemns referendums planned in the Russian-occupied parts Ukraine. The US Department of Labor updates its estimates of pandemic unemployment benefit fraud. Leaders build bridges and lock horns at the UN General Assembly. Lastly, Japan reopens fully to tourists.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
During hearings on Wednesday, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib DESTROYED JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon after he called no longer investing in fossil fuels a "road to hell." His company JP Morgan Chase is the world's largest investor in fossil fuels. During the hearings Tlaib recommended Americans boycott the company. Topics: Will Putin go nuclear?; Beyond Meat executive eats nose; Republican J.R. Majewsky lies about his military service; 00:00:00 Introduction 00:07:29 Americans should be screened for anxiety 00:08:50 Police tased and hogtied a 12-year-old autistic child 00:12:24 Beyond Meat executive bites man's nose 00:14:59 Virginia Thomas to testify before January 6 panel 00:17:30 Chipotle abuses child workers 00:22:57 How many ants are there on this planet? 00:26:55 The Fed only cares about wage inflation 00:33:50 Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib destroys JP Morgan Chief Jamie Dimon 00:38:05 J.R. Majewski lied about his military record 00:55:03 The UN meets, and there's talk of a two state solution 01:06:55 Grace Jackson reports on the UN General Assembly and what Britain, India and China had to say 01:22:07 Sir Arthur Streebling on hunting peasants 01:37:25 "I'm On My Way" written and performed by Professor Mike Steinel 01:40:22 David does more of The News 01:49:53 Quiz Master Dan Frankenberger tests Sir Arthur Greebling's knowledge of Darwin 02:03:40 Dr. Philip Herschenfeld and Ethan Herschenfeld 02:33:11 Emil Guillermo 03:04:48 The Rev. Barry W. Lynn talks about Folk Singer Utah Phillips with his son Duncan Phillips 04:11:59 Joe In Norway prepares tonight's dinner in Belgium 04:13:13 The Professors and Mary Anne: Professors Bick, Li, Cummings and Husain 05:22:26 Professor Harvey J. Kaye and Alan Minsky We livestream here on YouTube every Monday and Thursday starting at 5:00 PM Eastern and go until 11:00 PM. Please join us! Take us wherever you go by subscribing to this show as a podcast! Here's how: https://davidfeldmanshow.com/how-to-listen/ And Subscribe to this channel. SUPPORT INDEPENDENT MEDIA: https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=PDTFTUJCCV3EW More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com Get Social With David: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/davidfeldmancomedy?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Feldman_ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/david-feldman-show/id321997239
Women in Iran are ripping off their hijabs and cutting their hair in the streets as an outpouring of anger takes place across the country. Demonstrators are mourning and protesting the death of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old woman who died after being arrested by Iran's morality police, who enforce the country's strict dress codes for women. The authorities say Mahsa Amini had a heart attack, but her family say that's a lie. Christiane had hoped to put all this to the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in an interview on Wednesday night. But at the last minute, he refused to sit for the interview unless Christiane wore a headscarf. It's an unprecedented request; Christiane has interviewed every Iranian president since 1995, including on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, and this had never before been an issue. So tonight, Christiane gets reaction to the protests from Senator Chris Murphy – who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – and an Iran expert. Also on today's show: Holly Dagres, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund; Susan Glasser & Peter Baker, coauthors of a new book on Donald Trump, The Divider.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
As the UN General Assembly deliberates over a number of issues facing the international community, we look at some recent global events. On Today's Show:Nahal Toosi, senior correspondent for foreign affairs and national security for Politico, and Gideon Rose, distinguished fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, the former editor of Foreign Affairs and author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle (Simon & Schuster, 2010), recap the major themes so far, which include the war in Ukraine, China's relationship to the US and others and the many looming conflicts happening around the world.
One of the key events during UN High Level Week in the New York is a major fundraiser for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, hosted by President Biden. This is the topic of our first segment with Francoise Vanni, the Global Fund's Director of External Relations and Communications. Our second segment features an interview with Susan Ruffo, Senior Advisor for Oceans and Climate at the United Nations Foundation who discusses a meeting of foreign ministers and civil society leaders focused on the clean energy transition. This episode also leads off with a discussion about a unique meeting of the Security Council about war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine.
For the first time in three years, leaders from around the world are gathering in New York City for the UN General Assembly. The war in Ukraine is set to dominate this week's meetings. President Biden will give a speech today, as will Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who will be addressing the assembly remotely. But can anything practical come from the gathering? Plus, the pandemic made more Americans want to straighten their teeth. Now orthodontists and direct-to-consumer companies are battling it out. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Robin Lin, Fonda Mwangi, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper Ukraine dominates UN General Assembly Turkish president and Israeli PM hold first in-person meeting since 2008 The war for your teeth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz reacts to Russian President Vladimir Putin's call to mobilize up to 300,000 reservists to fight in Ukraine in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. N.Y. Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump. The House of Representatives votes on the Electoral Count Act reform bill. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the fifth time this year.
President Putin has sent the West a veiled nuclear warning and says he's not bluffing. Chris is in New York, where world leaders have gathered for the UN General Assembly. He joins Adam to discuss their reaction, and Sarah Rainsford explains what is behind the words coming from the Kremlin. Also, 33 million people have been affected by floods in Pakistan – Rajini Vaidyanathan has been talking to people who have lost their homes. And the UK government has announced plans to help businesses cope with rising energy costs. Alastair Horabin, who runs a chain of fish and chip shops, shocks Adam when he reveals the size of his bills. This episode of Newscast was made by Clare Williamson with Chris Flynn and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.
Today's episode was recorded on Wednesday, September 21 and under normal circumstances the President of the United States, as host of the UN, would have addressed the General Assembly yesterday. But because of the Queen's funeral in London at the start of the week, the United States traded speaking slots with Senegal. Meaning today was the day of President Biden's much anticipated address to the General Assembly. Shortly after President Biden's speech concluded, we spoke with Richard Gowan, the UN Director of the International Crisis Group and Anjali Diyal professor of International Relations at Fordham University and Senior Scholar in residence at the US Institute of Peace. We kick off discussing highlights from Biden's address before turning to other key speeches and events driving the diplomatic agenda at UNGA this week. Next, we speak with Kate Dodson, Vice President for Global Health at the United Nations Foundation. She had just come from a key meeting on Pandemic preparedness and response, which we discuss.
Referendums on joining Russia are to be held in Luhansk and Donetsk. Two other regions, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, have indicated they will take similar steps. Also: Pakistan health officials warn of an increase in waterborne diseases following floods, the UN General Assembly gets underway in New York, and the sounds of meteorites striking Mars are recorded for the first time.
A key focus of events at the United Nations and around New York this week is on food security and food access. On Tuesday, world leaders held a major Food Security Summit to combat soaring food prices and food insecurity around the world. This is the topic of our first segment today, featuring Rob Vos, director for Markets, Trade and Institutions at the International Food Policy Research Institute. In the second segment, I speak with the Assistant High Commissioner for Operations at the UN Refugee Agency, Raouf Mazou about how refugee issues are being addressed at UNGA this year.
Leaders from around the world are gathering in New York this week for the UN General Assembly. It's the first time leaders gather together since the start of the pandemic in 2020. And in Puerto Rico, residents are facing the collapse of the electrical grid and a lack of clean water in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona. Also, on Tuesday night in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin is to speak to the nation about Ukraine. The last time he did this was on the eve of the Russian invasion in February. Plus, the lead singer of Ukrainian band Antytila is on the front lines.
Liz Truss has signalled she will go ahead with her plan to lift the cap on bankers' bonuses, in her first interview with Chris Mason as prime minister. Chris joins Adam from New York, where Truss is attending the UN General Assembly. 47 people have been arrested in Leicester over the last few weeks after clashes involving mainly young men from sections of Muslim and Hindu communities. BBC Correspondent Navtej Johal discusses the situation in the city, and the BBC's Zubair Ahmed describes the reaction from Delhi. And Spice Girl Mel C talks to Adam about the mental health struggles she has experienced. This episode was made by Chris Flynn with Clare Williamson and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
The UN General Assembly got underway today in the shadow of war. While the focus is on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, there are worries as well about China and Taiwan. Joining the show to discuss is Michael Beckley, coauthor of Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict with China. Also on today's show: Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti, historian Camille Joseph.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
The annual opening of the United Nations General Assembly is always a key moment on the diplomatic calendar. Hundreds of world leaders head to New York to address the General Assembly and participate in various meetings and events around the city. Each day this week, we will bring you the key highlights from the 77th United Nations General Assembly. Today's epsode kicks off with an UNGA77 curtain raiser featuring Elizabeth Cousens, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation. She discusses the key storylines, events, moments and speeches that will drive the diplomatic agendaduring UN Week. Next we hear from Thaís Queiroz, Youth Representative for the World Organization of the Scout Movement and United Nations Foundation Next Generation Fellow. She participated in the Transforming Eduction Summit convened by UN Secretary-General António Guterres-- a major meeting of heads of state and civil society leaders focused on improving education access and outcomes.
World leaders gather for the seventy-seventh session of the UN General Assembly; NATO's senior military authority meets in Estonia to discuss the war in Ukraine; and the U.S. Federal Reserve plans another interest rate hike to combat inflation. Mentioned on the Podcast Richard Haass, “Ukraine's Coming Winter of Decision,” Project Syndicate James M. Lindsay, “Ukraine's Counteroffensive, With Max Boot,” The President's Inbox James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon, “Secretary Blinken Visits Mexico, Sweden's Election, Big Power Summitry in Uzbekistan, and More,” The World Next Week