Item Details

The United Nations and Human Rights [electronic resource]

International Center for G.
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
The UN Charter gives the Security Council primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. In fulfilling this responsibility, the Council can establish a UN peacekeeping operation. This episode examines the UN's human rights mandate in light of its peacekeeping operations in Bosnia, Somalia, and El Salvador. Kofi Annan, then Undersecretary-General of UN Peacekeeping Operations, is interviewed about these missions. Also featured are reports on Hungary's nationalist movement; on the black and Afro-Caribbean experience in the United Kingdom; and an interview with Anna Deavere Smith - writer, performer, social commentator, and star of her own one-woman show, Twilight: Los Angeles 1992.
Release Date
1994
Run Time
26 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 14, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television
Rights & Wrongs
Contents
  • Introduction: The United Nations and Human Rights (0:48)
  • United Nations and Human Rights (0:37)
  • UN Failure at Gorazde (2:53)
  • Peace and Human Rights in Tension (1:47)
  • Politics and Humanitarian Goals (2:10)
  • UN at Crossroads (1:24)
  • Twilight Los Angeles 1992 (1:59)
  • Anna Deavere Smith (2:45)
  • Enriching Racial Conversation (2:57)
  • State Hostility to Criticism of Hungary (3:57)
  • Handsworth Songs (2:08)
  • Films About Race (1:56)
  • Sponsors & Credits: The United Nations and Human Rights: Rights & Wrongs- Human Rights Television (0:44)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1994.
Publisher no.
  • 53112s Films Media Group
  • 53135 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (26 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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