- 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. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1 Oct 2008
Valerie McKenzie of the Morning Talk show interviews Executive Secretary Noeleen Heyzer on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of ESCAP. In the interview, the Executive Secretary talks about how ESCAP was formed to provide a regional platform for countries to come together to discuss development challenges and solutions and to have a regional voice.The interview also touches upon the theme topic of the 65th Commission Session - sustainable agriculture and food security. Morning Talk is shown on NBT, TrueVisions and Thai TV Global Network in 177 countries.