"INSIDE THE UNITED NATIONS: The Global Issues"

United Nations Television Shows (since 1996)

The World's First (and still Only) weekly one-hour UN TV broadcasts/webcast.
"Inside the United Nations: The Global Issues"
Now in our 17th Year!

The (new) means "Updated Weekly!"

*** UN Ambassadors, Heads of Governments, Heads of States,
Foreign Ministers and UN Department Heads.

IAED presents Weekly Television Shows

about the United Nations...

Global Conditions and Issues.

On AOL TimeWarner Cable at MNN Channel 34 and on RCN at Channel 82
Every Friday at 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM

UN TV Broadcasts with Simultaneous Webcasts . . . Now in our 17th Year!

(This page is located on the Web at: http://www.iaed.org/tv/untv.html)

Madame Vice President Annette Lu, Taiwan Government
Interview by Dr. Larry T. Gell in August 2001

President Wang Ying-Pyng, Legislative Yuan, Taiwan
Interview by Dr. Larry T. Gell in August 2001

Dr. Larry T. Gell videotaping "INSIDE THE UNITED NATIONS: The Global Issues"
in "Conference Room B" of United Nations Headquarters Building, on Thursday, March 2, 2000.


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Dr. Larry T. Gell videotaping The First Lady, Hillary R. Clinton inside the United Nations.


IAED launched the FIRST Weekly Cable Television program of United Nations meetings of "uncut" and "unedited" briefings, meetings and other activities showing what Leaders, Ambassadors, UN officials, global experts and the non-governmental organizations are saying and doing. This series of programs has been running since 1996.

This series is dedicated to the NGOs Non-Governmental Organizations, the Department of Public Information of the United Nations and to all those people throughout the world who are concerned about the global issues and are working for positive solutions.

Dr. Larry T. Gell is the only person to be given "official permission" to videotape daily inside the United Nations in the history of the UN. He has been videotaping for nearly eleven years (1994-2005). He has recorded thousands of hours of videotape covering nearly every issue the UN focuses on. This is the first time the UN has allowed anyone to videotape on a daily basis the meetings, briefings, conferences, Prep-Cons and many other functions (even "closed" meetings). Not even ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, BBC, ITN or any of the worlds TV Media have been allowed this privilege (CNN has done a few excellent documentaries, but does not provide their footage free to the NGOs or the UN). The worlds TV media has two restricted locations inside the UN ( outside the Security Council entrance & just inside the Ambassadors entrance) for videotaping, and they are rarely there.

IAED has given hundreds of tapes at no charge to heads of almost every department at the UN including, two Secretary-Generals, UN Ambassadors and Ministers since 1994. IAED started the first videotape library for the NGO's at the UN in their "UN NGO Resource Center.". Prior to IAED's NGO tape library the UN did not give their UN Tapes to the NGO's They had to buy them. As a result of IAEDs UN-TV videotapes, the UN now gives the tapes to the NGOs.

IAED's intent is first to help the UN Ambassadors find outside solutions to their countries problems. Second,. to preserve the history of the UN. Third, to provide the world's issues to those people who are trying to seriously look for the solutions to these global problems.

The" UN Millinium Goals" set in 2000, are rapidly slipping from their target dates as of May 2004.. After restricting the NGO's at the UN, the UN has had to turn to the NGO's for help on the slipping goals. The need for the UN to be totally "OPEN & TRANSPARENT" was originally Boutros Boutros-Ghali's idea in 1994 (i.e my approval to videotape "inside" the UN) but was stopped and "closed" back by Secretary General Kofi Annan in August 1999.

Here is some insight into just one problem, Pollution:

Of the 2.7 million deaths related to air pollution each year, 2.2 million are caused by fumes from wood and other fuels used indoors. In Mexico City, airborne particulate kills about 6,400 residents a year. Air pollution caused more than 175,000 premature deaths in China in 1995 an nearly 2 million cases of chronic bronchitis. More than 70 % of the deaths from outdoor air pollution are in developed countries. The total health costs of urban air pollution in developing countries was estimated to be nearly US$ 100 billion in 1995, with chronic bronchitis accounting for $40 billion. Germany loses an estimated $4.7 billion in agricultural production every year as a result of air pollution. Poland loses $2.7 billion, Italy $1.8 billion and Sweden $1.5 billion. In Sweden 20,000 of the country's 90,000 lakes are at least somewhat acidified due to air pollution. In Canada, 48,000 lakes are acidified. Asia's rivers contain 20 times as much lead on average and carry 50 times as much bacteria from human excrement as those in industrial countries. Jakarta Bay, where some 30,000 small industries discharge untreated waste, has a high accumulation of toxic heavy metals. Every year water pollution causes nearly 2 billion cases of diarrhea in the developing world, and diarrheal diseases kill some 5 million people annually. As many as 50 million Americans may be drinking water polluted by pesticides.
- - UNDP figures April 1999 - (You can figure that the world's conditions on pollution, are actually worse in the year 2002.)

To see more Global Problems/Issues

Hopefully, this is the forerunner of a future daily broadcast uncut and live from the United Nations, similar to our C-SPAN Network in the USA. We are actively looking for funding and help from the Cable, TV, Satellite Broadcast companies, foundations and or corporations who would like to help us make this a reality. We would like to broadcast live from the UN on a daily basis throughout the world. If you are interested, please contact us directly.

Dr. Gell has been recording the "UN/Department of Public Information - Thursday Briefings" since 1994 and has been donating copies (free) to the NGO community worldwide, UN Missions, and UN Department Heads. These tapes are available for NGOs free (no charge) throughout the world. We encourage your copying them and showing them to as wide an audience as possible. Dr. Larry T. Gell started the "first" videotape Library for the NGO's at the United Nations NGO Center inside the Dag Hammerskjold Library Building at the UN. Secretary-General Kofi Annan stopped the videotaping "inside the UN" in August 1999. The NGO Library of videotapes has been shrinking ever since.

The first public broadcast aired on MNN - Manhattan Cable Network in New York City

The Current Schedules of "Specials" are:

Stay Tuned!
On MNN Cable TV, Channel 34
No Specials currently scheduled.
See the Past "Specials" -History Database.



The Weekly TV Series: "INSIDE THE UNITED NATIONS: The Global Issues."
started with its first show on Sunday, December 28, 1997 at 2:30 PM on Channel 34 - MNN, in New York City. The show aired every week on Sunday at 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM on Channel 34 and on RCN Channel 109 also.

As of Tuesday, October 3, 2000 this show began airing for a FULL HOUR; every Tuesday from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.



"
Education's goal is not to fill the pail, but to Light the Fire!"
- William Butler Yeats

"INSIDE THE UNITED NATIONS:
The Global Issues"

Television with simultaneous Webcast every Friday from our Studio.

The Current Weekly Schedule:

Every Friday at
11:00 PM EST -
12:00 AM EST
FULL HOUR
On TimeWarner Cable TV, Channel 34
And on RCN Cable TV, Channel 82
* Live WEB BROADCAST every Friday from our Studio
2004
2004
To see the previously aired programs go to UN TV History. Note: This schedule may change due to special requests.


* See the past Weekly Programs - "INSIDE THE UNITED NATIONS: The Global Issues" History Database

Note: Ambassador tapes run one hour. Some of the full length versions of "inside meetings" can run much longer of these hour weekly shows. Some of our video tapes may be borrowed from the United Nations "DPI/NGO Resource Center" at the United Nations, if you are a registered UN NGO. The current management of the UN-DPI (as of 1999) along with the Secretary-General Kofi Annan of the United Nations has decided to stop the "open and transparent" policy of the past Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Gahli and the ex-head of DPI Mr. Samir Sanbar; by not providing videotapes as of July 1999. All videotaping, and the sharing of UN information and meetings inside the UN has been stopped! We are in the process of setting up a new "UN Information Center" outside the UN. You may also purchase an original at cost directly from us.

We will post topics as we determine them. However, sometimes we change them at the last moment due to the fact that something extra special happens at the United Nations. So check here before the program on Monday. We hope you find them timely, stimulating, intellectual, compassionate, compelling and informative.

Some people are telling us to "think globally and act locally" while they have been "thinking globally and acting globally." Some current TV ads are telling us the "global problems are not our problems." We disagree with this; and believe what is happening in our world and on the other side of our planet is going to effect us either immediately, or in our near future. An outbreak of a serious disease in Africa or Asia can become an American health epidemic within 24 hours, with people flying jets around the world today. It is much better to be informed. Pro-acting is much better than reacting, when it might be too late and too costly. Firestone recent tire problems is a perfect example of "Globalization" and "downsizing-cost-cutting" results. "End of Big Government." and downsizing the Federal Government (oversite departments) leads to the Enrons etc. 911 is the biggest reason so far to pay attention to global issues. We have been saying this for years . . . and the people who should have cared said, "I don't want to hear that!"

We hope this information gives you a broader understanding of these issues and may just encourage you to get involved in some of the possible positive solutions and the problems that the NGOs Non-Governmental Organizations worldwide strive to solve in partnerships with their Governments.



"Knowledge is the key to the universe, therefore get thee knowledge.
But, with all thy getting, get UNDERSTANDING..."

-- from one of the world’s great books.

"...But Understanding is a gift of Faith. Therefore, seek not to understand so that you can believe.
Just Believe first, and then you will Understand!"

-- that's the stumbling block!


The "Thursday NGO/DPI Briefings" have been video recorded for six years. We will be posting the database library of the video archives soon. This has been a sole effort and contribution by Dr. Larry T. Gell, Director-General of IAED. We are happy to report the first contributor as of November 1998 is Ms. Beth Lamont of the Half Moon Foundation, and The Human Values Network. Our deep and profound thanks to Ms. Lamont for her generosity and caring feelings for helping us preserve the NGOs efforts at the United Nations and provide tapes for the education of the NGOs, Ambassadors, their staffs and their governments worldwide.

Note: You may purchase an original for a nominal fee directly from us.

We will post topics as we determine them. However, sometimes we change them at the last moment due to the fact that something extra special happens at the United Nations. So check here before the program on Thursday. We hope you find them timely, stimulating, intellectual, compassionate, compelling and informative.

Some people are telling us to "think globally and act locally" while they have been "thinking globally and acting globally." Some current TV ads are telling us the "global problems are not our problems." We disagree with this; and believe what is happening in our world and on the other side of our planet is going to effect us either immediately, or in our near future. An outbreak of a serious disease in Africa or Asia can become an American health epidemic within 24 hours, with people flying jets around the world today. It is much better to be informed. Pro-acting is much better than reacting, when it might be too late and too costly.

We hope this information gives you a broader understanding of these issues and may just encourage you to get involved in some of the possible positive solutions and the problems that the NGOs Non-Governmental Organizations worldwide strive to solve in partnerships with their Governments.

 

“ACCESS FOR ALL"
UN NGOs Discuss the Peoples Issues

We wish to thank Ms. Gloria Messer for this opportunity.

This is a bi-weekly Program aired on prime time TV every other Tuesday Evenings at 10:30 PM Channel 34 MNN Cable TV in New York City. This show is mainly focused on issues of interest to Gloria Messer and occasionally will air interviews of the NGOs. The program is dedicated to the United Nations NGOs and the Department of Public Information at the United Nations, and is made up of NGOs discussing the peoples issues, when the programs are coordinated with IAED.

Already aired programs, and programs in progress will be posted here.

The Past Programs aired (History):

Biweekly - Every other Tuesday at 10:30 PM
On MNN Cable TV, Channel 34
Tuesday, April 14, 1998 Dr. Larry Gell interviews Dr. Clarence Dias and Ward Morehouse on The International People's Tribunal.
Tuesday, April 28, 1998 Gail Karlsson interviewing Irini Sarlis on Best Practices on the Environment and Habitat/ Housing.
Tuesday, May 12, 1998 Dr. Larry Gell interviewing Kenn Krasner of Spheres LLC. on the Use of the World Wide Web for the Competitive Advantage of the Developing Countries.
Tuesday, June 2, 1998 Dr. Larry Gell in discussions with Gail Karlsson, Irini Sarlis, and Kenn Krasner on current NGO United Nations Issues. A lively dialog!
Tuesday, November 10, 1998 Access for All: In cooperation with Producer Gloria Messer - Dr. Larry Gell interviews Ph.D. candidate Stuart M. Leiderman from the University of New Hampshire
TOPIC: "New Refugees: Environmental Refugees and Globalization Refugees (People losing their homes and incomes due to Globalization and Environmental Disasters")

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