Video resources

This page contains links to many useful video resources including short interviews with senior United Nations officials:

The role of facilitators in “informal” proceedings, an interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis
In this interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis, the Secretary of both ECOSOC and the Second Committee at the United Nations, she explains the role of the facilitator in “informal” proceedings.

The role of the Secretary, an interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis
In this interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis, the Secretary of both ECOSOC and the Second Committee at the United Nations, she explains the important role of the Secretary of an intergovernmental body at the United Nations.

Requesting a recorded vote, an interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis
In this interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis, the Secretary of both ECOSOC and the Second Committee at the United Nations, she explains the procedure for requesting a recorded vote.

The responsibilities of the Secretary, an interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis
In this interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis, the Secretary of both ECOSOC and the Second Committee at the United Nations, she explains the responsibilities of the Secretary of an intergovernmental body at the United Nations.

Consensus in UN committee proceedings, an interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis
In this interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis, the Secretary of both ECOSOC and the Second Committee at the United Nations, she explains the important decision-making mechanism of consensus.

 A discussion of resolutions, an interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis
In this interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis, the Secretary of both ECOSOC and the Second Committee at the United Nations, discusses the procedures related to adopting resolutions at the United Nations.

Procedures for taking the floor, an interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis
In this interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis, the Secretary of both ECOSOC and the Second Committee at the United Nations, she explains the the procedure for taking the floor at a meeting of an intergovernmental body at the United Nations.

How is the Secretary informed of the request for a vote, an interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis
In this interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis, the Secretary of both ECOSOC and the Second Committee at the United Nations, she explains the how the Secretary of an intergovernmental body at the United Nations is informed of the request for a vote.

A general discussion about groups of Member States within intergovernmental bodies at the UN
In this interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis, the Secretary of both ECOSOC and the Second Committee at the United Nations, she discusses groups of Member States within meetings of intergovernmental bodies at the UN.

 A general discussion about informal informal consultations and resolutions at UN
In this interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis, the Secretary of both ECOSOC and the Second Committee at the United Nations,she discusses informal informal consultations, and resolutions of intergovernmental bodies at the UN.

A general discussion about procedures in meetings of intergovernmental bodies at the UN
In this interview with Ms. Jennifer DeLaurentis, Secretary of both ECOSOC and the Second Committee at the United Nations, she explains various matters of relevance during meetings of intergovernmental bodies at the UN.

The relationship between the General Assembly and the UN Secretariat (Part 1)
In this video, the Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Eliasson provides a concise summary of the relationship between the General Assembly and the UN Secretariat.

The relationship between the General Assembly and the UN Secretariat (Part 2)
In this video, the Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Eliasson further elaborates the working relationship between the General Assembly and the UN Secretariat using the post-2015 development agenda as a concrete example.

Decision making in the General Assembly: Relationship between Member States & the PGA
In this video, the Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Eliasson provides an overview of how decisions are reached in the General Assembly and how the final say in all matters lies with the Member States.

Comparing the value of consensus vs. voting
In this video, the Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Eliasson explains the importance of encouraging Member States to reach decisions by consensus but recognizes that voting in certain instances may be an acceptable alternative.

The role of the President of the General Assembly in helping Member States reach consensus
In this video, the Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Eliasson explains the role that the President of the General Assembly, his Vice-Presidents, and facilitators play in helping Member States reach consensus on actions to be taken on agenda items that have been allocated to the GA plenary.

The working relationships between the Secretary-General and the Presidents of the General Assembly
In this video, the Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Eliasson  describes the close working relationship between the UN Secretary-General President of the General Assembly.

The relationship between the Security Council and the UN Secretariat
In this video, the Deputy Secretary-General describes the working relationship between the Security Council and the UN Secretariat and the greater played by the Department of Politicial Affairs (DPA) and the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).

Advice for students organising Model UN simulations
In this video, the Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Eliasson provides advice for students organising Model UN simulations and stresses the importance of remembering that national interests and international interests often coincide.

 

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