H.E. Fekitamoeloa Katoa 'Utoikamanu, USG and High Representative for the United Nations Office for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, updates what LDCs are doing to combat poverty and climate change. September 30, 2017
Ms. Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office for International Affairs, details the positive economic impact the UN has on the "International Capital of the World." September 26, 2017
Kevin Cassidy, Senior Communications and External Relations Office of the UN's International Labor Organization, discusses how the ILO works with employers, governments and workers to promote workers' rights, combat human trafficking and deal with the challenge of Artificial Intelligence. September 30, 2017
Dr. Alistair Edgar, Executive Director, of Academic Council on the UN System (ACUNS), highlights the crucial role played by the UN in helping to eliminate wars, enhance economic and social development and promote human rights. September 30, 2017
Mr. William R. Pace, Executive Director of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy, provides an update on the International Criminal Court and the reform efforts at the UN. September 16, 2017
John Burroughs, Executive Director of the New York-based Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy & Director of UN Office of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, discusses how a recently adopted UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons may reverse nuclear proliferation. September 15, 2017
Peggy Kalas, Coordinator of the High Seas Alliance (HSA), focuses on the importance of preserving the biodiversity of the high seas, as well as combatting climate change, overfishing and plastic pollution. September 28, 2017
Ambassador Cameron Munter, President and Chief Executive Officer of the East West Institute, details how EWI helps the US, China, Russia, Europe and other powers to defuse dangerous conflicts. September 28, 2017
Mr. John R. Wilmoth, a US National and Director of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division at the UN, highlights major population trends and how they positively or negatively can affect various countries. September 27, 2017
Mr. Selim Jahan, a Bangladeshi National and Director of UNDP's Human Development Report Office in New York, discusses the Human Development Report 2016 'Human Development for Everyone' and how it impacts all 7.6 billion people on Earth.
Sally Kader, president of the International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development, elaborates on the five areas of focus: Women Empowerment, Interfaith Dialogue, Youth Leadership, Human Rights and Human Trafficking. June 28, 2017
Jonathan Granoff, president of the Global Security Institute, explains how nuclear weapons are a major threat to people worldwide and what the UN and the Global Security Institute are doing to reverse this dangerous trend. June 1, 2017
Dan Thomas, Communications Director for the President of the 71st UN General Assembly, discusses the UN's leadership in communicating about climate action and sustainable development, as well as other major issues such as women’s empowerment and human rights. June 30, 2017
Paksy Plackis-Cheng, founder of Impactmania focuses on her program, but then switches the conversation to discuss how and why Global Connections Television was launched and its impact around the world. June 27, 2017
Jonas Haertle, Head of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative of the UN Global Compact, details how businesses and management schools can work with the United Nations to instill more ethical business practices into their curricula. June 27, 2017
Her Excellency Dessima Williams, Grenada's former Ambassador to the UN and the current UN Special Adviser on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, highlights how the 17 goals, such as eliminating poverty and combatting climate change are being implemented. May 4, 2017
Joan Carling, former Secretary-General of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, focuses on the Tebtebba group in the Philippines and other indigenous peoples contributions to achieve sustainable development. May 4, 2017
Elifuraha Laltaika, of the United Republic of Tanzania, is the Executive Director of the Association for Law and Advocacy for Pastoralists who recently became an expert member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues for the continent of Africa. May 4, 2017
Rick Dubose, a Bowling Green, Kentucky businessman, focuses on how his city and Western Kentucky University confront challenges of globalization and international trade, while participating in UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program at Mammoth Cave National Park. 17 April 2017
Rick Smyre, an internationally recognized Futurist specializing in "community transformation," co-authored a ground-breaking book titled: "Preparing for a World That Doesn't Exist---YET: Framing a Second Enlightenment to Create Communities of the Future." 17 April 2017
His Excellency David Donoghue, Ireland's Permanent Representative to the who UN, co-authored "Negotiating The Sustainable Development Goals: A Transformational Agenda for an Insecure World," highlights how the plan is to eliminate poverty and hunger, promote gender equity, and achieve 14 other laudable goals by 2030. 4 April 2017
Andrew Hudson, head of the UN Development Program's Water & Ocean Governance Program, elaborates about a major oceanic conference at the UN in June to confront challenges such as overfishing, plastic islands of debris, reef deterioration and water pollution. 4 April 2017
H. E. Ambassador Peter Thomson, President of the 71st UN General Assembly and Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, explains the role of the General Assembly and what it is doing to deal promoting sustainable development and preserving the oceans. March 1, 2017
Steve Schlesinger author of "Act of Creation: Founding of the United Nations" highlights the critical role of the UN in combating problems such as civil strife, climate change and major diseases. February 27, 2017
H.E. Douglas George, Consul General of Canada in Detroit, focuses on why international trade is important to all countries and states, especially trade between Canada and the US state of Kentucky. February 15, 2017
Linda Fasulo, an independent reporter who covers the UN for National Public Radio, focuses on her book "An Insider's Guide to the UN: Third Edition," and how the UN deals with major problems such as war and peace, human rights and economic and social development. 6 January 2017
Sanjay Wijesekera, Chief of UNICEFs Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program (WASH), discusses the efforts to achieve potable water and reduce open defecation for millions of people worldwide. 5 January 2017
Dr. Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, defines Genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing, and identifies what can be done to assist people in danger. 6 January 2017
Kevin Cassidy, Senior Communications and External Relations Office of the UN’s International Labor Organization, discusses how the ILO works with employers, governments and workers to promote decent work and quality employment for people. 3 February 2017
Patrick Sciarratta, Special Advisor to the Permanent Mission of Sao Tome and Principe at the UN, identifies key programs, such as the First Ladies of the World (F.L.O.W.) and the World Development Foundation that work to reduce poverty and empower women. 3 January 2017
Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, details how prevalent sexual violence is in areas where conflicts are raging and what is the UN is doing to help prevent these attacks? 31 January 2017
Barron Segar, Executive Vice President for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, focuses on UNICEF's work with women and children, the Polioplus Program with Rotary International and the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program. 30 January 2017
Amir Dossal, President and CEO of the Global Partnerships Forum, highlights the role the private sector, in partnership with the public sector, can play in overcoming major problems, such as poverty, climate change and diseases.
Chandra Roy-Henriksen, Chief of the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, focuses on indigenous peoples around the world, contributions they are making and problems affecting them.
Professor Ricardo Sunga, Assistant Professor at the De La Salle University College of Law in the Philippines, and Chair- Rapporteur of the UN's Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent traces various forms of discrimination in the US and Canada against people of African descent. November 1, 2016
Ambassador Hardeep Puri, former Permanent Representative of India to the UN and author of "Perilous Interventions-The Security Council & the Politics of Chaos," highlights how the UN has used the Security Council to deal with major problems in Iraq, Syria and Libya, with varying levels of success. November 11, 2016
Dr. Michael Cairo, Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Transylvania University,updates the situations in Syria, Israel and Palestine and the Iranian nuclear deal. August 25, 2016.
John R. (Rick) MacArthur, president and publisher of Harper's Magazine, explains how the media often propagandizes wars and what types of international trade agreements can be beneficial. November 4, 2016.
Nicholas Rees, UNICEF Policy Specialist on Climate and Economic analysis discusses his recent report "Clear the Air for Children and how air pollution contributes to the deaths of around 600,000 children under five every year. November 2, 2016
Ms. Leila Zerrougui, former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed, focuses on efforts to extricate children, such as child soldiers, who are trapped in armed conflict. November 2, 2016
Steve Schlesinger, author of "Act of Creation: Founding of the United Nations," highlights how the UN has evolved over the past 71 years to develop programs to eliminate the scourge of war, promote economic and social development and encourage human rights that impact people in the US and worldwide.
His Excellency Peter Wilson, Deputy Permanent Representative of the UK at the UN, highlights the role of the United Kingdom at the UN as a Permanent Member of the Security Council, as well as its efforts to support peacekeeping missions and combat climate change.
Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, International Director of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, discusses the international coalition of women's groups from over 30 countries and what they are doing to promote peace negotiations in areas of civil conflict.
James Wurst, a journalist specializing in international affairs and author of "The UN Association-USA: A Little Known History of Advocacy and Action," details how UNA helps inform Americans about the major programs of the UN to eliminate the scourge of war, promote economic and social development and enhance human rights.
His Excellency Mogens Lykketoft of Denmark, President of 70th session of the UN General Assembly, discusses what the 193 GA members are doing to confront climate change, glacial melting, rising sea levels and desertification, as well as to deal with poverty, health and education issues.
Philip Spoerri, Permanent Observer of the International Committee of the Red Cross at the UN, highlights how the ICRC provides assistance to people in devastated areas from natural disasters or civil wars.
H.E. Oscar de Rojas, Ambassador for the Sovereign Order of Malta to the UN, identifies various humanitarian assistance programs to help refugees and disaster victims, as well as combating diseases and epidemics. 7 July 2016
Dr. Jean Krasno, Author and Professor, discusses her recent book on how personality and political leadership impact the decision-making process of leaders, such as Nelson Mandela, Angela Merkel, Saddam Hussein and 16 more. 4 May 2016
Ambassador Mwaba Kasese-Bota, Zambian Permanent Representative to the UN, highlights what land-locked developing countries are doing to combat AIDs, enhance trade and confront climate change. 3 May 2016
Chloe Demrovsky, Executive Director, Disaster Recovery Institute International describes the importance of working with the private sector to be prepared before, during and after human or natural disasters. 3 March 2016
Lise Kingo, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, discusses the role of the private sector in confronting problems in the areas of sustainable development, human and labor rights and anti-corruption. 2 February 2016
Azita Berar Ahwad, Director of the ILO Employment Policy Department, highlights efforts to promote full and productive employment by developing integrated employment, development and skills policies, especially for youth. 1 February 2016
Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier, New York Office Chief for the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), focuses on trade and development issues to help economically developing countries. February, 2016
Arthur Erken, Director, Division of Communications and Strategic Partnerships at the UN Population Fund, discusses various programs to reduce maternal mortality, child marriage and female genital mutilation. 7 December 2015
Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Office for International Affairs highlights work with international delegations from all over the world and why New York is the International Capital of the World. 5 November 2015
Gerry Bourke, Senior Communications Officer for the UN's World Food Program, focuses on assistance to millions in Libya, Yemen and other areas who have had their lives disrupted because of various tragedies, such as natural disasters or civil wars. 4 November 2015
Richard Wright, Director of the Representative Office of UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) New York, discusses challenges confronting Palestinians in Gaza and other sites in the Middle East. 4 November 2015
Dr. William Vendley, Secretary General of the World Conference of Religions for Peace, lays out how religious leaders and major religions can help create a better world and reduce conflicts. 6 November 2015
Mr. John Hewko, General Secretary of Rotary International, discusses the unique partnership between Rotary and the United Nations, especially through cooperation on such major programs as Polioplus, which is geared to ridding the world of the scourge of polio.
Vinicius Pinheiro, Deputy Director of the International Labor Organization Office to the UN, discusses issues such as decent work, economic development, child labor, social protection and full employment. 3 September 2015
Dr. Nata Menabde, Executive Director, World Health Organization Office to the UN, explains how WHO works with Rotary International to abolish polio, as well as spearheads efforts against other diseases such as Ebola. 3 September 2015
Dr. Francois Pierre-Louis Jr., Associate Professor of Political Science at Queens College, CUNY, who was in Haiti during the devastating earthquake in 2010, discusses major problems confronting the Caribbean country.
Dr. Gerald Lauber, an international educator, describes how major educational breakthroughs will alter our traditional ways of learning and be beneficial to developing and developed countries. 5 August 2015
Mr. John Wilmoth, Director, Population Division in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, explains how a world population increase affects areas, such as climate change, market economies, and urbanization and retirement systems. 4 August 2015
Dr. Alistair Edgar, Executive Director of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), highlights how the UN is providing major services in the areas of peace and security, economic and social development and human rights. 3 August 2015
Mr. Stephen Pursey, who is Director of the Department for Multilateral Cooperation of the UN's International Labor Organization, focuses on issues such as the impact of globalization on reducing poverty and promoting decent work.
Dr. Mini Murthy, Representative of Medical Women International’s Association to the UN, highlights the UN Millennium Development Goals to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates and to empower women.
Mr. Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in UN DESA , the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, highlights sustainable development goals to eliminate poverty, empower women and combat climate change. ---GCTV on Jan. 9, 2015.
Georg Kell, Former Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, discusses the involvement of over 8200 businesses to work on sustainable development, human rights, economic development and anti-corruption initiatives.
Ambassador Oh Joon, Permanent Representative to the UN from the Republic of Korea, discusses issues, such as peace and security, assisting people with disabilities and reducing weapons of mass destruction.
Former Ambassador Palitha Kohona, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN, focuses on the UN Millennium Development Goals to promote universal education, reduce poverty and combat climate change.
Suzanne Harvey, who is the UN Representative for the Peacemaker Corps and is the executive director of the Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival, highlights efforts to support peace and tolerance among the youth of the world.
Dr. Anupam Ray, Former Deputy Head of India's United Nations Security Council Team in New York, focuses on some of the major issues affecting India, China and South Africa, and how the UN Security Council and UN peacekeeping help promote peace, security and development in dangerous areas.
A Fellow at the Century Foundation and author of "Act of Creation: Founding of the United Nations, " and “The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.” highlights the role of the UN in confronting international problems.
Mr. Khalid Malik, Former Director of the Human Development Report Office in the UN Development Program, focuses on the "Human Development Report: 2014" and how there are vulnerabilities in countries that impede social and economic advancement.
Carey Cavanaugh, Retired US Ambassador and Director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky, focuses on major challenges confronting the US Foreign Service, UN agencies and NGOs in the 21st Century.