Janie Cangelosi

'Portals' connects people from all over the world

A new innovation in communications technology is connecting people from all over the world, from the United States to Iraq, and from Cuba to Kenya.

Michelle Moghtader is the Co-founder of Shared Studios, the organization behind the project, called Portals.

Ms Moghtader was at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday to unveil the newest Portal, currently located inside the UN.

She’s been speaking with Janie Cangelosi and began by explaining exactly what Portals are.

Duration: 5’11”

UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Widespread communications technology is key to achieving SDGs

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can only be achieved with the help of widespread information and communication technology, or ICT.

That’s according to Daniel Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the United States Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.

Ambassador Sepulveda is chairman of the 2016 World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) that will take place this week in Geneva.

UN Photo/Manuel Elías

“Thrashing out the major challenges of our time”: the GA chamber

The General Assembly hall was the centre of the body’s 70th birthday celebrations on Monday, and it’s the place where leaders come to “thrash out” the major challenges of the day.

That’s according to Dan Thomas, spokesperson and communications director for the President of the General Assembly.

Matthew Wells spoke to Mr Thomas in the centre of the chamber where history has been made, over 70 years of lively debate.

Duration: 3’05”