Today marks the first day of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly Debate, an important, week-long event where roughly 200 heads of state and government will convene to discuss pressing policy issues of global importance. A long-time proponent of live streaming, the United Nations is making the debate and related events accessible to viewers around the world on UN Web TV, the Official United Nations live and on-demand video portal.
The debate live stream--which will run today through October 1--is available in six languages (English, French, Russian, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic) as well as in the original language of the speaker. Through its live stream initiatives, the UN is helping to further the dialogue surrounding its policymaking and enabling a vast, global audience to take a front-row seat to witness important, impactful international relations efforts.
A Brightcove customer, the United Nations is using Brightcove Video Cloud Live to power the debate live stream. UN Web TV's on-demand assets are also driven by Video Cloud. We are delighted to help to support the UN's mission to distribute its events to a broad audience online.