- 27 Jan 2011
My lecture will focus on the principles of the UN and why I believe that reaffirming them is critical for the 21st century. I work for the United Nations because I believe in “We, the People”. I believe that we can all work together for a common cause, a common purpose, and a common good. These are, I believe, essential in our increasingly interdependent world of the the 21st century, where all our destinies are intertwined. [Video Credit: National University of Singapore]
- 10 Nov 2010
ESCAP Executive Secretary Noeleen Heyzer provides Pakistan TV with a broad overview of the work and objectives of ESCAP, including discussion of the Pakistan's needs and challenges in recovering from the devastating floods of 2010. Dr. Heyzer speaks on how the UN can assist Pakistan with longer term recovery and development strategies, including contributions from all UN agencies as well as Pakistan's Asia-wide regional neighbors.
- 15 Oct 2010
ESCAP Executive Secretary Noeleen Heyzer speaks by video link to Oxfam East Asia development and relief specialists on the importance of gender-based approaches toward improving human development at the keynote address for Oxfam's Regional Gender Leadership Training Seminar in Bangkok on 15 October 2010.
- 10 Aug 2010
Executive Secretary Noeleen Heyzer speaks with Al Jazeera"s Veronica Pederosa on the floods in Pakistan and landslides in China and the need for better early warning technology and systems in Asia and the Pacific. The ES warns of increases in climate change-related natural disasters and notes ESCAP's role in promoting the Sentinel Asia initiative to provide satellite data and space-based imagery for early warning and disaster response and management agencies of Asia and Pacific states.
- 18 Jun 2010
Decades of isolation have left Myanmar one of the least developed countries in Asia. Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, the UN Undersecretary-General, who has led an unprecedented dialogue with Myanmar's leaders about how to move the country forward, talks to Al Jazeera's Veronica Pedrosa.
- 6 May 2010
Agence France-Presse Television Network provides coverage of the impacts of the economic crisis on Asia's economic power houses -China, India and Japan - as well as on developing economies. In her interview the Executive Secretary states that the vulnerable and poor have not been protected from the crisis. This video provides coverage of factories shutting down and migrant workers loosing their jobs.
- 16 Feb 2010
Executive Secretary Noeleen Heyzer speaks with Australia Newsline's Jim Middleton. The interview was held during her meeting with Pacific leaders in Port Vila Vanuatu where discussions focused on issues of climate change and opportunities for boosting economic growth. Dr. Heyzer states that, post Copenhagen, there is a real chance for Small Island States to consolidate their voice in the lead up to meetings in Mexico. The interview covers topics from the possible relocation of people in the Pacific (who may loose their homelands as climate refuges) to the need for better policies on renewable energies and climate migration.
- 26 Oct 2009
ESCAP's Executive Secretary Noeleen Heyzer is interviewed during the gathering of leaders at the 4th East Asia Summit. Dr. Heyzer notes that, for a region that has not invested in itself for a long time, Asia Pacific needs to look to commonalities and set deadlines for enhanced trade. Video features footage from the 4th East Asia Summit where leaders gathered to discuss how to enhance regional cooperation. October 26 2009, Hua Hin, Thailand. With permission from TV Thai.
- 26 Oct 2009
ESCAP's Executive Secretary Noeleen Heyzer is interviewed during the gathering of leaders at the 4th East Asia Summit. The Executive Secretary notes that for a region that has not invested in itself for a long time it will be important to look at commonalities and set deadlines for enhanced trade. Video features footage from the 4th East Asia Summit where leaders gathered to discuss how to enhance regional cooperation.
- 1 May 2009
Executive Secretary Noeleen Heyzer discusses the impacts of financial crisis with astro AWANI TV anchor Kamarul Bahrin Haron. Asia Pacific's export sector has been hit hard. Dr. Heyzer stresses that it is important to examine resulting impacts through the lens of gender, class and social exclusion. At risk are not only the rights to work, but also the rights at work. Income insecure people will not spend, regardless of the economic stimulus packages put in place. Stimulus packages should, therefore, go beyond physical infrastructure spending to include social protection, education, health and agriculture.