Τετάρτη, 20 Μαρτίου 2013

UN Video library

The video library provides a selection of water-related videos produced by United Nations agencies, programmes and/or initiatives.

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Waterborne diseases in humanitarian crisis Waterborne diseases in humanitarian crisis UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC), Spanish Society of Humanitarian Medicine (SEMHU), 2013 Duration: 10min15sec
When a humanitarian crisis strikes, affected populations face very important WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) related challenges. This video describes these challenges, main waterborne diseases risks in humanitarian crisis and interventions needed. The video also shows the case of Haiti and water and sanitation challenges suffered after the 2010 earthquake.


The objectives of the IYWC The objectives of the IYWC United Nations , 2013 Duration: 3min38sec
Blanca Jimenez, director of the Division Sciences of UNESCO, summarizes main objectives of the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013.


Video message from UN Secretary-General for IYWC Video message from UN Secretary-General for IYWC United Nations , 2013 Duration: 2min14sec
"Water is central to the well-being of people and the planet," says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in this video message for the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013.


Brazil: Grey Water, Green Ground Brazil: Grey Water, Green Ground International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), 2012 Duration: 3min13sec Brazil
In the North East of Brazil, millions of people battle to grow food around their houses due to toxic grey water from washing and sewage that runs outside. But now a newly designed biowater filtering system has the potential to change all of their lives. The dirty water passes through a filtering system. The filtered water is then clean enough to use to irrigate the land. This is the story of Ulisses dos Santos who has tested out the system for one year. Now he is not only eating better, but also making a profit.


Press briefing on the occasion of World Water Day 2012. United Nations, New York Press briefing on the occasion of World Water Day 2012. United Nations, New York United Nations, 2012 Duration: 37min35sec
UN press briefing on the occasion of World Water Day 2012 with the participation of Rolf Luyendijk, Senior Statistics and Monitoring Specialist, Statistics and Monitoring Section, The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Dr. Ania Grobicki, Executive Secretary Global Water Partnership, Ana Persic, Science Programme Specialist, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and Csaba Korosi, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations.


India's Iceman India's Iceman UNTV 21st Century, 2011 Duration: 8min52sec India
Climate change is threatening the future of millions of people. But high up in the Himalayas, a man known as The Ice Man, is trying to do what nature no longer can - and give his community a chance of survival - by building artificial glaciers.


Water in Cities Water in Cities UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme, 2011 Duration: 5min56sec
This short film aims to illustrate present and future challenges in urban water management, highlighting water problems facing cities around the world. As water has become an increasingly crucial issue facing many cities around the world today, film is designed to promote sustainable and innovative approaches that UNESCO is pursuing to help countries address water problems in fast-growing cities, and to assist cities to develop strategies for sustainable urban water management.


Africa's Lake Victoria: Turning the Tide Africa's Lake Victoria: Turning the Tide UNTV 21st Century, 2011 Duration: 6min48sec Lake Victoria
The struggle to access clean water and basic sanitation is intensifying as the global population ratchets up by the billion. Overcrowded makeshift settlements are springing up along the world's lakes and seas at a staggering pace, putting the health of millions under threat. This video takes you to Africa's Lake Victoria where one community is turning the tide on this alarming trend.


Dam Safety in Central Asia Dam Safety in Central Asia UNTV: UN in Action, 2011 Duration: 4min24sec Central Asia
Aging dams are a potential threat to millions living in flood-prone urban areas in Central Asia. A special project, supported by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, is underway to improve monitoring and maintenance of the Soviet-era dams.


Mauritania: Oasis Farmers Mauritania: Oasis Farmers UNTV: UN in Action, 2011 Duration: 3min15sec Mauritania
Severe drought and desertification in Mauritania has forced many villagers to abandon their traditions and move to cities. A new project financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development is helping find local solutions with the assistance of farmers from nearby Morocco.


Ethiopia: Drought Lingers Ethiopia: Drought Lingers UNTV: UN in Action, 2011 Duration: 3min56sec Ethiopia
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) recently trained pastoralists in Ethiopia to watch for warning signs of drought. Some 12 million pastoralists here travel great distance to find grazing land and water sources for their livestock daily. IFAD is counting on its investment in training to avert any future humanitarian crisis like the one unfolding now in the Horn of Africa.


Kenya: Water Scarcity Kenya: Water Scarcity UNTV: UN in Action, 2011 Duration: 3min48sec Kenya
In Kenya, the International Atomic Energy Agency is helping farmers make the most of limited water resources. Innovative irrigation and nuclear techniques enable communities to grow stronger crops while protecting the environment.


Bangladesh: Traces of Poison in Water Bangladesh: Traces of Poison in Water UNTV: UN in Action, 2011 Duration: 6min48sec Bangladesh
In 1993, Bangladesh found its main source of fresh water tainted with naturally occurring arsenic posing a public health risk to millions. Since then, the country has partnered with the World Bank and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to introduce isotope hydrology techniques to locate


Argentina: Dreaming of a Clean River Argentina: Dreaming of a Clean River UNTV 21st Century, 2011 Duration: 6min27sec Argentina
One of the world's most polluted rivers flows through Argentina's capital Buenos Aires and threatens the health of the city's poorest people. Now, one determined nine-year-old girl and her tenacious mother have decided enough is enough.


Colombia: Wayuu "Gold" Colombia: Wayuu "Gold" UNTV 21st Century, 2011 Duration: 8min46sec Colombia
Desert conditions have been exacerbated in recent years in Northern Colombia. The indigenous Wayuu women are struggling to ensure their community's very survival despite dwindling water resources. This video shows the initiatives they have taken to improve the situation.


The Man Who Stopped the Desert The Man Who Stopped the Desert UNTV, 2011 Duration: 1min Burkina Faso
The story of Yacouba Sawadogo, an illiterate farmer from Burkina Faso, who managed to win the battle against the on-going desertification of the region. This is the clip of the winner of Special Jury Award in the International Forest Film Festival.


Brazil Drylands: The Promise of Water Brazil Drylands: The Promise of Water UNTV 21st Century, 2011 Duration: 4min40sec Brazil
Desertification threatens almost half of the world's land. If left unchecked, its effects are disastrous. But in the drylands of Brazil, new hope is emerging: a project is educating farmers on a number of low cost time-proven methods of land cultivation and thus preventing desertification.


Turning the tide on desertification in Africa Turning the tide on desertification in Africa Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2011 Duration: 3min27sec Senegal
In Senegal, the Acacia project has involved the planting and managing of Acacia forests in arid lands helping combat desertification while providing life-changing benefits to local communities. With two thirds of the African continent now classified as desert or drylands and desertification affecting a quarter of the world's population, the breakthrough has the potential to transform the lives of vulnerable populations.


Morocco's solution to water scarcity Morocco's solution to water scarcity Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2011 Duration: 3min30sec Morocco
Change is on the way for Morocco's approach to irrigation. Thanks to an FAO development project that brings together local farmers into water user groups, drip irrigation (letting water drip slowly to the roots of plants by means of a network of valves, pipes and emitters) is widespreading throughout the country. This means increasing yeld from crops, enhancing training programs to assist the transition, and less field work for women too.


Water for Life. Water and Sanitation as a Human Right Water for Life. Water and Sanitation as a Human Right
UNW-DPAC, 2011
Duration: 19min09sec

Video on the UN-Water Interview Session at Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum (Bonn, Germany), 20 June 2011. This session was organized by the United Nations Office to Support the International Decade for Action "Water for Life" 2005-2015/UN-Water Decade Program on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC), in collaboration with UN-Habitat, the UN-Water Decade Program on Capacity Building (UNW-DPC) and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). During the session, the panel and the audience discussed about the UN resolution, the aspect of sanitation, the country example of South Africa and experiences and opinions from the audience.

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