The Heat: UN General Assembly 2016

The Heat

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As the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly wraps up in New York, who will be the next Secretary General?

CCTV America’s Asieh Namdar hosts.

The global challenges are daunting – hunger, gender equality and climate change among them. So last year the United Nations laid out what it calls Sustainable Development Goals – or SDG’s – an ambitious 15-year universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Later we’ll talk with two philanthropists joining in that effort. But first – whoever succeeds Ban Ki-Moon as the next UN Secretary-General will inherit those challenges and more.

For more, CCTV America’s Liling Tan.

With more insight into this year’s UNGA:

  • Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and current administrator of the UN Development Program
The Heat: UN General Assembly 2016 PT 1

The Heat: UN General Assembly 2016 PT 1

The global challenges are daunting – hunger, gender equality and climate change among them. So last year the United Nations laid out what it calls Sustainable Development Goals – or SDG’s – an ambitious 15-year universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Later we’ll talk with two philanthropists joining in that effort. But first – whoever succeeds Ban Ki-Moon as the next UN Secretary-General will inherit those challenges and more. For more, CCTV America's Liling Tan. With more insight into this year's UNGA is Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and current administrator of the UN Development Program

To talk about the United Nations work of those sustainable development goals:

The Heat: UN General Assembly 2016 PT 2

The Heat: UN General Assembly 2016 PT 2

To talk about the United Nations work of those sustainable development goals is Sergio Fernandez De Cordova, member of the United Nations Foundation and philanthropists and Toyin Saraki, founder and president of Wellbeing Foundation Africa.