Podcast by EU at UN
Who Rules the World - Ep. 1 EU at UN
Podcast by EU at UN
Episode 8 - Toxic Swimmer
“The UN 2023 Water Conference in March must result in a bold Water Action Agenda that gives our world's lifeblood the commitment it deserves,” said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. In the margins of the UN Water Conference, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York City from 22-24 March, this episode of EU Talks focuses on Clean Water. Water is the most basic human need. The question is, do we have a common sense of protecting it? This EU Talks episode also covers many aspects of water beyond the Water Conference. Participant Christopher Swain, Advocate for Clean Water and Universal Human Rights, also known as Toxic Swimmer, is in conversation with European Union Youth Delegates Lucija and Nadia.
Episode 7 - Let's Talk About Women!
Guests: European External Action Service (EEAS) Secretary General Stefano Sannino and European Union Ambassador for Gender and Diversity Stella Ronner- Grubačić.
In this episode, Nadia and Lucija are in conversation with the two European Union high-level officials on several issues involving women’s rights. They mention International Women’s Day, Women's rights globally & EU Action, and United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women (CSW) 67, which is taking place in the UN HQ in New York from 6-17 March. The Focus of this year’s CSW is Digital. Tune in to hear more about all these topics and thoughts on how to overcome the digital and gender divide.
Episode 6 - Discovering Jessica Mshama's World - Focus on Decent Jobs
The guest of the 6th Episode is Jessica Mshama, Tanzanian Entrepreneur, CEO J Sisters Company, activist, artist and a champion of #OurVoiceOurFuture global campaign initiated by the Diplomatic Service of the European Union. Jessica speaks about her journey as a young women entrepreneur in Tanzania and explains what the campaign meant for her as a young leader. Jessica’s activism and work focus on women and girls' economic empowerment, youth leadership and digital transformation and innovation.
Nadia and Lucija’s exchange with Jessica about UN Commission for Social Development (CSoCD) covers the important topic of creating full and productive employment and decent work for all as their discussion also focuses on decent jobs.
Episode 5 - Negotiating UN Budget: Follow the Money!
Episode 5 of the Who Rules the World Podcast by EU Youth Delegates Nadia and Lucija features this time Anda Bologa, Political Attaché for the Fifth Committee (5C) at the EU Delegation to the UN. Anda talked with María Reyes Fernández, Counsellor for Fifth Committee at the Spanish Mission to the UN. This episode covers the way the UN budget is negotiated and adopted. The episode is walking listeners through the many challenges and opportunities that diplomats face during this process. The main aim of UN Budget negations is to fund essential UN mandates.
Episode 4 - Human Rights Day
Guest: Boštjan Videmšek, Journalist, Author, European Climate Pact Ambassador in Slovenia, writer, ultra-marathon runner, climate activist, member of the President's climate advisory board.
Human Rights Day is 10 December. Lucija talked to her guest about the shifts in the field of human rights - where has the world made improvements and where had human rights backslid; what were the biggest milestones in the field of human rights in recent years.
Discussion also covers the links between human rights and climate crises; the role of youth and digitization.
Episode 3 - COP15: Global Goals and Local Impact
Guest: Olivia Adhiambo, Africa policy specialist with over 10 years work across various conservation NGOs
The UN Biodiversity COP15 took place in Montreal, Canada from 7 to 19 December. The conference determines the action on nature protection in the coming years. This is a challenging task, as we do not only need ambitious goals on protecting nature, but we also need global goals to be implemented and make a change locally. Among many things, this requires that local and indigenous people’s rights to nature are respected and that their knowledge of nature protection is recognized. That said, many more initiatives are needed. This episode will discuss the key points needed at COP15 that will ensure that the goals of COP15 do not end up unachieved as the Aichi goals from COP14 are, but instead potentially enables us to get on track to living in harmony with nature.