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paying the price? >> who's benefiting from restricting access to safe abortions? >> fault lines... al jazeera america's hard hitting... ground breaking... truth seeking... breakthrough investigative documentary series access restricted only on al jazeera america >> this is al jazeera america, i'm thomas drayton. let's get you caught up on the top stories of there hour. >> climate change some there's no time to lose. >> the head of the united nations joins protesters in new york city. the largest climate change march
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in history. yemen, peace sites at the time border. is syrians escaping i.s.i.l. flood into turkey. 70,0070,000 refugees. in sierra leone, lock down to stop the spread of the ebola virus is now over. good to have you with us. more than 400,000 protesters according to organizers took part in what has been billed as the people's climate march, touting it as the biggest in u.s. history. katherine saloomey was at the march. >> reporter: this is more of a protest, organizers say it's a movement and on the front lines of climate change.
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coastal communities who are losing their residences. >> fossil fuel development over 40 years, we have a big boom of fracking on our reservation and history of uranium mining. coal country. we felt the negative impacts of all of these for years and we're here to join with our brothers and sisters to pis push for a jt transition. >> including former u.s. vice president and climate activist al gore and u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon. ban has convened a climate summit here on tuesday, there are efforts to reach a binding international agreement by next year. >> nothing is going to happen in new york in the u.n. the big action is out here on the streets and this is finally the climate change movement
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coming of age demonstrating it is a profound issue for people. this is the biggest political gathering about anything in the united states in many years, okay? and that's the message above all that we need to get across. >> reporter: environmental activists have been down this road before. what's different this time is the broad coalition that's supporting them. faith based groups to labor unions. they're hoping to create a ground swell of public support for action. major unions brought thousands of people reflecting labor's evolving position on how climate action will impact jobs in the economy. >> it's not going to hurt the economy. it's the only choice we have. if we don't combat climate change then our economy will ultimately be devastated. >> reporter: with strength in numbers activists are calling for an agreement that will keep the rise in temperature to under 2 degrees celsius, and switching by 100% clean energy by the year
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2050. they say we must act now or pay the price later. >> people united we'll never be dwee feeted. >> kristin saloomey, al jazeera new york. >> while new york city's march may have been the largest one it certainly wasn't the only demonstration. in london, thousands marched past big been calling for climate agreement. in france marchers took to the streets of paris to call for a cleaner future with more renewable energy. many said their cause was not political. they wanted to help control their consumption of energy. in germany about 10,000 turned out marching past the brandenberg gate. chancellor angela merkel to take more action. joining us is jake schmidt.
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good to have you with us mr. schmidt. >> thanks for having me. >> organizers, over 400,000 in attendance. you were there. did you ever expect to have such an impact? >> i don't think we expected that large of a turnout. we expected that people would come out in growing numbers but i was overwhelmed. it was reams of people. we stood in line for over two hours because the group hadn't moved and there were so many people in the street they couldn't handle it. >> it was a sea of people. what kind of message dogs this sound? >> it sends a message to world leaders, people have their back. there's never enough support for the kinds of actions we want to do and that is a massive number of people on the streets of new york at a time when it's worst to be in new york, the u.n. is in town, traffic tends to be bad, and that is a large number of people who say world leaders we need some action. >> you know this all too well. carbon pollution was higher last
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year than ever before. nearly 40 billion tons of carbon diesmed wadioxide was pumped in. what would your organization like to see from this year's summit? >> it's really important that these big emirters deal with -- emitters deal with this problem. front page of the news, china's over-consumption of coal and i think it's time for china to realize that it needs to deal with that. at the same time the united states needs to deal with its carbon pollution. president obama has begun to put in place a plan to reduce emissions from the power, sector, and there's a number of steps that he needs to do. so what we're looking for is these countries to step up to the plate and signal the kind of deeper cuts that they're going to make over the next decade. >> do you think we're going to see real policy change? >> i think the signs today are
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very powerful because we need a movement that's very powerful to send this signal to these politicians that it's time to wake up and deal with this challenge. whether or not humanity can deal with this challenge we have the power in our hands. wind and solar and energy efficiency are real solutions that can deal with the climate problem, reduce our air pollution and create clean energy jobs across the world. >> long job ahead. jake schmidt, appreciate your time. >> thanks for having me. thank you. >> in addition to climate change also on the agenda at the u.n. general assembly this week, i.s.i.l, u.n. says it's forming an international coalition to take on the threat. leading the united nations to take its challenge. >> more than 40 countries spoke in support -- >> dealing with i.s.i.l, she also clarified a seeming
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inconsistency in recent years' pronouncements about iran's role in the fight. first let's listen to secretary of state john kerry on friday at the u.n. security council, where he spelled out the kind of coalition the u.s. is trying to form. then ambassador powers' addendum on sunday. >> it must be comprehensive and include close collaboration across multiple lines of effort. it's about taking out and entire network, decimating and discrediting a militant cult masquerading as a religious movement. the fact is there is a role for nearly every country in the world to play. including iran. >> well, let me stress that we are not coordinating military operations or sharing intelligence with iran. i think what the secretary meant was that iran has made clear that it too views i.s.i.l. as an enemy and as a threat. >> reporter: but ambassador powers said iran's behavior has
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been destructive. pointing out it supports syrian president bashar al-assad, a regime opposed by the obama administration. >> secretary of state john kerry met with mohamed javal sharif in new york city. meeting lasted over an hour and the two discussed the nuclear enrichment program. both men are here in new york for united nations general assembly. we will have more on the scientist session of the united nations coming up on the week ahead, coming up in a few minutes. heavy fighting in northern syria has driven many residents over the border to turkey. turkey says more than 70,000 syrian refugees have crossed the border, most of them ethnic kurds. it began when islamic state of iraq and the levant captured several villages, but turkey has
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closed a key border crossing. turkey's president says his government will not give details of the deal which released 49 are hostages. recep tayyip erdogan, said there are things we cannot talk about, they were returned on saturday. peace agreement with yemeni officials. the deal aims to form a more inclusive government. the sign even after fighters advanced on key government buildings earlier in the day. mohamed val reports. >> it is a deal whereby a shia are led ministers will lead the government. by the time they completed the assault a comprehensive peace agreement was signed.
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their president called it historic. >> translator: with all the parties and factions supported by the international community we have secured this historically agreement which we hope will bring a new dawn to yemen. we commend the efforts of the u.n. special envoy jamal ben omer. >> the u.n. brokered agreement has tackled nearly all the issues facing yemen but came short on specifics in some crucial aspects such as security and the takeover of the capital. >> the president holds transparent consultations with all parties to establish a technocrat government, the current government will continue to run the country until a new government is formed. it must be inclusive of all representatives of society. the duties of the government will be delegated centrally but
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also at a federal level. two advisors one from ansar alaf, a new prime minister must be appointed. >> reporter: other points include a special committee to reform the economy and regulate prices. another special body to be tough securing the situation in the northern areas. but the government has not said when the hosi fighters will put down their arrangements. the hosis say their campaign to topple the government will only come to an end once their deal is fully implemented. their offensive started from the north, from there surged south taking a number of strategic important cities before the capital. staged mass demonstrations demanding a more inclusive government and cuts to fuel prices but some observers say the goal of the group is to
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seize power and rule yemen with the alleged backing of iran. the latest violence is the latest violence yemen challenges in its transition to democracy. several peace agreements between them and the yemeni government crumbled in the past. sunday's agreement failed to be no exception in view of the unique circumstances under which it came to life, mohamed val, al jazeera, yemen. russian forces are still firing at government forces despite a ceasefire that is now two weeks old. there is a proposed buffer zone but the ukrainian government says it will not go through with that plan i until the truce violations cease. >> reporter: the ukrainian government says it lost eight soldiers, as a result of firing
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from the separatist positions. but the separatists also saying that the ukrainians have breached the ceasefire agreement in -- on six occasions, including yesterday they said that the ukrainians were responsible for blowing up an industrial exploichs factory -- explosives factory in separatist held territory. not all of this is look good for the being agreement signed in minsk. , a buffer zone of 30 kilometers between the fighting areas where heavy artillery pieces would be removed and also the intentions to withdraw foreign fighters and foreign military equipment from the conflict area. a reference to the russian forces it's alleged are fighting in ukraine that mos moscow has admitted are here but only in a voluntary capacity and
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ukrainians also have foreign fight centers their myths. ceaferceasefire was a ceasefiren name only. >> the lock down in searnl is ie is over. some activists are describing the shutdown as a publicity stunt. victoria gadden reports. >> more than half have died, so medical staff take no chances. even in hot and humid conditions, full protection suits are worn, chlorine is used to disinfect their masks. >> at the moment there are a lot of cases or suspected cases in the community, who if they aren't isolated could potentially infect those around them. their family.
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>> reporter: the medics are working at a new isolation unit from sierr sierra leone's capit. it's at full capacity. >> the patients that feel very uncomfortable so we try to console them. >> reporter: patients who test positive are transferred to freetown's only treatment center before it opened two days ago, the closest facility was five hours away. >> it is important to have a center like this because as you know we only have two treatment centers in the country. one in palao and one in penema. again, we used to move patients all the way from freetown to those areas. >> one rights group has called the shutdown in sierra leone a publicity stunt. but health workers who go door
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to door to identify new patients say it's been a success. >> from this morning i've been walking with people visiting houses. people come they listen to us, about ebola and they promise that they are going to put some -- going to put that into practice. >> reporter: the ebola outbreak has now killed more than 2600 people in west africa. even when it is in effect, the effect will be felt by people here for years to come. al jazeera. >> the protest liters accuse prime minister sharif of rigging last year's election which brought him back to power in a landslide. demonstrations have been going on since august. protesters are demanding sharif resign. still ahead on al jazeera, the man accused of getting into the white house with a knife.
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in pennsylvania, police believe they found a weapon belonging to a man who ambushed two state troopers. in the climate. syria and i.s.i.l, some topics to be discussed by the u.n. in the next few days. in our week ahead segment.
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>> we're learning more about the man accused of getting into the white house with a knife on friday. the army says he is a veteran named omar gonzalez, decorated for bravery. he is expected to be indicted tomorrow. the a former secret service agent said it was possible the breach occurred because everyone was focused on the president's departure. eric frien is the man suspected of ambushing two state troopers. ak 47 and ammunition they believe belong to frein. they found them while searching headily wooded areas of
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pennsylvania. authorities believe he is in a wooded area close to where he lived with his parents. >> up until now his advantage is this is his backyard and he knows this rugged terrain. our tactical operations people now also know his backyard, the area he once felt safe in. we are pushing him hard. he is no longer safe and i am confidence that he will be apprehended. >> the ambush style shooting happened near the blooming row police station, 60 miles from allentown. one has recovered one is still in serious condition. edge of eighteen, executive director alex gibney takes us there. >> i was like everyone hates me maybe i'll just kill myself.
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during the bowling situation i started getting threatening text messages and threatening things about me on twitter. people would 20s per and stair at me and -- and stare at me and laugh. >> i went into a deep depression. >> my thoughts were literally, how would be the easiest pain-freeway to end my life. -- pain-free way to end my life. >> kids are kids. and cu see they lack a certain perspective and wisdom. but their sophistication of the world and their strength profound. >> i don't want to let anyone know i got rejected by chapman. i wanted to start a new life away from here but my dream kind of shattered. i just -- i feel so utterly alone. >> we are not doing enough to
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make opportunity possible. for these children. that i think is one consistent theme and it breaks your heart at times. one of the issues about education that we learn from this series is how important the role of parents is. through this whole process i've kind of been at it on my own. i don't have you know my mom at the ready to you know be on me about deadlines and fees and all this other stuff. >> maurice, you've got a month from now you will be graduating and you don't have a plan. get your life together. at some point in your life you're going to loi realize that maurice is in charge of his life and hopefully it's not too late when you realize it. >> getting these kids prepared for college not only in a technical sense but in an emotional sense when they're learning to divorce themselves from their parents but also need their love and affection. >> you can catch edge of
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eighteen, here on al jazeera america. authorities struggled to contain a wildfire in northern california. the fire has burned through 128 square miles since it began just east of sacramento. more than 5,000 firefighters are working to control the fire. some came as far away as florida to help out. a man suspected of intentionally starting the fire is under arrest and held on $10 million bail. two other wildfires in california were all or mostly contained today. another storm is churning off the west coast. tropical storm polo. days ago cabo was hit by hurricane odile cutting water supplies. dangerous rip currents will linger for some days. what can we expect? rebecca stevenson joins us. >> it is tracking away from the
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baja peninsula, you can see it highlighted here. the high cloud tops in light green you can see them fade off to the west because it is starting to slowly, slowly, so slowly, can i say that one more time, how slow polo is falling apart? we are going to see rainfall still impacting part of the baja peninsula but it is the moisture we are watching, because of that moisture from not only tropical storm polo but hurricane odile all those days ago, churning up showers and thunderstorms that are so heavy. water in the atmosphere up to inch and a half to two inches hanging in the air waiting for a storm to push it up so it pripts precipitates down. causing problems into texas as well. it's so remarkable how much water is hanging in the atmosphere that we're seeing amounts for late september it's
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well above average. that's why we've got this heavy amount of rainfall coming down in such a dry area that's been dealing with drought all summer long. you can see on our hazards here we have high flood warning impacting nevada but also impacting parts of southeast new mexico into texas. these storms of bringing in up to two inches of rainfall in an hour in some of these stomps. keep in mind they are hit and miss, so not everywhere cuments thaccumulates the rain. from that storm we've got temperatures below normal in parts of the west but now we've also got cooler temperatures on the way not only around michigan but blasting into the northeast, tomorrow ten to 20° cooler than we had today. >> you failed to mention. summer's coming the an end. >> ah yes, tomorrow night. >> it begins rebecca.
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thank you. when we come back, our week ahead segment, the scientist session of the united nations is about to convene in new york. key players and key issues. stay with us.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. here are the top stories we're following right now. organizers said more than 400,000 participated in what they're calling there climate march, one of many similar marches around the world. the agreement in yemen includes a ceasefire and forming a government more inclusive. huti leaders say they will not withdraw from areas they control. a man accused of getting into the white house with a knife on friday, omar gonzalez was decorated for his service in iraq in 2012. he is expected to appear in
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federal court tomorrow. it is sunday night and our time to look at the week ahead. gathering for the scientist general assembly, the -- for the 69 inunited nations general assembly. we begin with courtney keely. >> the u.n. high commissioner for refugees pleads for international aid. >> we are approaching in turkey 1.6 million refugees and 100,000 influx and quite frankly we don't know when those numbers will end, don't know what the future holds. >> it is an appeal that the u.n. understood, world war ii and palestinian refugees displaced by the 1948 arab israeli war were some of the organization's earlest task force.
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but some of these latest might have puzzled them. >> requires unprecedented steps. >> the united nations voting unanimously to target ebola. the united nations was supposed to be a global cop. cold war tensions largely prevented it from playing that role. but as european countries gave up their empires during the 50s, 60s and 70s and the organization's membership grew from a few dozen countries to 193 member states today, the u.n. grew to be a massive multipronged entity, driving humanitarian relief and economic development in many parts of the world. according to the united nations department of public information, today's u.n. provides food to 90 countries, saving 3 million lives a year through vaccinations, assists
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38.7 million refugees and people fleeing war famine and persecution. 16 operations on four continents. it never became a global cop but emerged as a successful peace keeper in conflicts between cypress and between north on south korea. but there have been glaring failures. peace keepers in rwanda, were unprepared when the hutus slaughtered the tutsi majority. a u.n. protected safe haven, the sanctions the u.n. oversaw in iraq after the gulf war were mired in corruption. and the headquarters in new york has often been criticized as an ineffective talking shop, mired in bureaucracy and perks and
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protocol. annual speech to the general assembly, the united nations remains for all its flaws, an important institution. courtney keely, al jazeera. >> the general debates more than 140 leaders will take the podium to address the chamber. for u.n. it is the highlight of the year but it's also fair to ask how much attention anyone outside the world body pays attention to these speeches. as always, these speakers will focus on the main issues that are facing syria and the rest of the world. the ebola crisis and syria's refugee crisis. looking ahead, many believe the u.n. needs to broaden its mandate. but a perennial question remains, ask there too much bureaucracy, do smaller
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countries have too much power? joining me, is corin ross, the executive director of the independent diplomat and a former diplomat of the united nations. and in washington, d.c. we're joined by michael schroeder at american university. >> thanks for having me. >> gentlemen a broad question. how would you define the u.n. mission today? >> i think that's a broad question, almost impossible to answer. what i look for is peace and security and stopping wars. of course the u.n.'s record in that is deeply imperfect as we see today. but i think the truism is as true today as it ever was that the u.n. is ever only affected when the member states agree to do something about a problem. if you look at syria or ukraine or iraq, there is real disunity in the city council city securid
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when the permanent members agree, it's more effective. >> where is the growth the sharpest? >> i think certainly a lot of it is crisis driven, right? we are seeing a huge campaign that both the u.n. secretary-general is trying to mobilize against ebola, perhaps the 10 years, back up to almost 100,000 which i think at one point actually surpassed the early 1990s which previously had record numbers. so i think in both those numbers. but i think we're also seeing huge sums of money being put into development and refugees and so forth although probably
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those resources still pale in comparison of the tasks they've been asked to carry out. >> the u.n. has faced a lot of criticism. mr. ross, would you say it's a forum rather than a united force? >> it is a forum. the fact that it is a forum shouldn't be dismiss. when i was a diplomat at the security council, who pays attention what's going on at the general assembly this week? yes it's pretty boring and the speeches sound dull but hard core diplomacy goes on, in the corridors, real people meet they talk about real stuff on tuesday there will be a summit on climate change which in some ways will be the precursor of hopefully a major treaty to
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limit carbon emissions next year. you can't dismiss it as a talk shop, there's serious business being done there. >> mr. schroeder how would you assess the u.n.'s mission on handling security? >> that's a substantial question. as your station pointed out i think in the last certainly its low points came during the'rwandan crisis where it failed to respond to the issue, security council, to protect civilians. i think following that, there was a period of reflection in the 1990s and modest successe successes, east timor with the consent of the indonesian government and starting the
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rebuilding process, following the election i think it had a slightly better record. butter it still faces incredible challenges. in south sudan, basically the u.n. has become a de facto protector to change the mandate of the south sudan peace keeping mission, a priority. i'm hoping that's the sign that it's starting to learn those lessons from the past. >> great lessons, 190 nations, they could wield incredible power. what power does the u.n. actually have mr. ross? >> when the security council agrees to do something under so-called chapter 7 its decisions have the power of international law which is owe
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obligatary on all, sanctions on a country for some kind of egregious breach of international security. this is real power. it also has the power to mandate military action.for instance in 1991, there was a mandate for the u.s. and its coalition allies to remove iraq from kuwait. more recently it passed a mandate for the use of military force against moar moammar gadhn libya. real power in real places, it tends to be in the places that really don't hit the headlines like south sudan like mr. schroeder mentioned, or where the u.n. does do some good, it's imperfect in so many ways but it does do good in these places. >> is the power even? you have larger powers such as
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russia whether they adopt a resolution, they have the veto power. is this fair in the u.n. glnl it is grossly unfair. the p-5 countries have a grotesque amount of power, far more power than anybody else in the u.n. as a former p-5 diplomat i saw that, only the p-5 that matter when real decisions are being taken. it distorts the security council, the general assembly and the appointment of senior officials including the secretary-general who is basically a creature of the permanent five. that's wrong. we need to have a meritocratic system, for a secretary-general who speaks to the general group rather than the p-5.
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>> uranium bays in nejames bays. >> there are a list of things for them to discuss. the swawtions in iraq and syria, i.s.i.l. controlling a swath of land in both countries. chaired by president obama ought the seats aaround the security council will be taken by heads of state and heads of government with the exception of russia because president putin is staying away from new york, that may have something to do with the fact that another of the things that's being discussed here is the shaky ceasefire with ukraine with the ukrainian president likely again to accuse the russians of interfering in his country when he makes his speech. there will also be a discussion and summit taking place during the week about the situation in west africa, the ebola epidemic, conflicts in africa as well,
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central african republic, mali and the tension in pakistan, the electoral deal in afghanistan, there is so much for world leaders to discuss in new york this time, the suffering may not get the attention it deserves. >> mr. ross, i posed the question earlier, does the united nations need to focus more or international law, mr. schroeder, i'll start with you. >> that's a good question. i'm not certain it has to broaden its mandate. through its general assembly committees, to standardize into law, and the security council itself, the decisions are binding when they take place
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under chapter 7 of the u.n. charter. at this point, the u.n. has to figure out how to sharpen the tools of international diplomacy and better provide humanitarian relief and improve its ability to rebuild countries and potentially to provide peace keeping when violence is happening around them. and to implement ceasefires. >> mr. ross. >> i don't think doing more international law is what is needed. i would like to see greater clarity in putting the facts in front of member-states whether situations go wrong. a braver approach from the secretary-general in saying what is really going on and demanding action. unfortunately the secretary-general is pushed around by the permanent five to a far greater extent to the situation that in rwanda when the secretary-general reported to the security council, information was distorted to the
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security council to reflect their prejudices, which led to loss of life in rwanda. speak truth to power includes the people who most matter. 80% of the agenda items of the security council include so-called nonstate parties, groups, gorillas, political movements, political parties who are not states not governments who are therefore not represented at the eupts. they are left out of the -- at the united nations, they need to be brought into the room so the united nations can make better decisions. >> how does the osc stack up? >> the osc, there are provisions to enable the regional organization to play an active role in both diplomacy. the osc itself was part of the cold war end of the cold war a
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very important institution in unwinding and improving situations between the soviet block and the allies. done a lot of work in syria where it's sort of led i think a lot of the monitoring down there. but i think the u.n. continues to work on its regional partnerships and figuring out both the division of labor and when they are both sent into the field improving cooperation amongst them. that's been the issue, building institutional cooperatively arrangements. whetherrists with the au in architecture or the oas in the americas. >> when you look at the u.n, it's really served its members well. >> the humanitarian, one of the areas where there is a degree of you a aunanimity.
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a point worth underlining unfortunately because of the political power of the permanent five uh and the powerful states of the u.n. we don't always get best people running these agencies. there is a particular term, lobby for their candidates, retired politicians or retired diplomats to get these extraordinarily important jobs and that means that sometimes we don't get best people running those agencies. i think that needs to change. i think collectively and in deep appointment of the new secretary-general we ought to be demanding a more meritocratic agent. >> their ability to sort of walk in front of the heads of the state of most of the countries in the world and lay out their
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priorities. so they have a voice in that sense. in taking decisions on the security council i think it's been pretty well established that the permanent five sort of consult amongst themselves and if there's room for consensus there, they push that through. that being said, smaller countries have been able to draft resolutions, the power of the pen and potentially at least embarrass some of the major powers into having to take a stand even if it's initially behind closed doors. those things have leaked out. i think they have a voice and some of them are surprisingly good at making sure that voice is heard better than others. there are very clever diplomats, people that have been there for a very long time. once they are permanent members of the security council, they take on their own agendas. lichtenstein has tried the get use of the permanent veto, it
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has put itself on the agenda, have been able to make their voices heard, smaller countries in that sense. >> looking ahead, what role do you see the u.n. playing and can irt overhaul any of its current problems, mr. ross? >> i think with good leadership and good input from the major states, occurrence like the u.s., the russians, chinese taking it seriously, it can be a force for good for stability for cooperation in the world. but i think those questions are in fact moot. there is nothing predetermined about them. we have a problem with global institutions like the u.n. and indeed the imf the world bank and the postsecond world war, these are state based solutions, and yet the problems we confront, terrorism, climate change, financial volatility, these are transboundary problems, the problems of globalization, and interstate
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interglobal organizations have not proven themselves very good at managing those problems. climate change is not being fixed by the u.n. terrorism, i.s.i.s, the transborder phenomenon of international terrorism to me is not being solved by these international institutions and that arguably is one of the greatest security threats today. so i think these institutions need to look very hard at the way they're operating and making sure they're talking to the right people actually involved in these issues because often they're not governments. >> mr. schroeder, your final thoughts for week ahead. >> i think mr. ross raises good points in particular this idea that global governance has not been able to manage this issue, climate change. and the united nations in particular has to some extent opened itself up to civil society. but not effective partnerships.
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in the late 1990s, different actors came together to push through what i thought were some pretty important treaties whether it was one, banning land mines, but i think you need to find the u.n. find a better way to engage with these groups whether it's to push through a treaty or implement a treaty or whether better peace keeping, stakeholders and so forth. >> michael schroeder, kurran ross. thank you for being with us. let's take a look at the headlines. soulaiman anu ghaith, osama
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bashar al-assad's son-in-law, faces punishment. the government issues its revised estimate of economic growth. michael brown, the unarmed teen shot in ferguson, missouri this summer. a father whoots son was shot down by police, his mission to change how these investigations are concluded.
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automatically safe, is not true >> every saturday, go where technology meets humanity... >> sharks like affection >> tech know, only on al jazeera america >> the parents of miesh the unarmed teenager -- by michael brown, the unarmed teenager shot and killed in ferguson, missouri, are in the news again. asking to take over the investigation of their son's death. mrs. brown vowed to keep speaking out for her son. >> he was an average teenager, he didn't deserve that, in that
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he meant something to me. >> amen. [applause] >> and i won't stop fighting for my son ever until i get what is deserved. and that's justice. >> on thursday brown's parents will travel to washington, d.c. to rally for their son. after the shooting in ferguson there's closer scrutiny in the nation, the people investigating these shootings are the police themselves. one grieving be father is making that his mission to change that. christof putzel reports. >> tell me about your son. >> 21-year-old kid, had flaws, but that picture i took was the last one i took of him. the younger brother was crying and i snapped it and it was the last photo i ever took of him. >> in the night of november 7th, 2004, michael bell jr.
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was stopped by kenosha police, captured on a police car's dashboard camera the the situation escalated. michael bell sr. showed me what he said happened next. >> michael is bent over the car this way and his hands behind his back. the officer holding him in a bear hug. the officer says he's got my gun he's got my gun. >> this credit shows eerie ep a reenactment of the events. >> the police have held a review panel and they've cleared themselves of any wrongdoing, the shooting the justified. >> he vowed-d the shooting is
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justified. >> he vowed them for real change. >> let's make sure the police department that is involved doesn't investigate themselves. >> he began to put together a team that had all experienced violence at the hands of wisconsin police. there was little chance the reform would ever become law so bell reached out. >> so i contacted the director of the state's largest police association and his name is james palmer. he essentially said if you take down your billboards, i will help you craft a bill that you suggest, and let's say if we can run it through the legislature. >> to michael bell's credit he took down the billboards and we continue a dialogue that continues to this day. >> with the union backing the bill was signed on april 22nd of this year. >> it just felt like i accomplished my mission. >> would michael be happy?
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>> yeah. >> christof putzel, al jazeera. >> father making a difference. over 100 pounds of seized rhino horns were burned. the seizure, was done to raise attention aat the issue of rhino horn illegal trafficking. spacex took off to deliver goods to the international space station. the first 3d printer in space was part of its cargo go. expected to arrive on tuesday. part of 12 missions planned by spacex which has a 1.6 billion contract with nasa. that's it, i'm thomas drayton in
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new york. i'll be back at 11:00 p.m. eastern, 8:00 pacific. edge of eighteen is coming up next. thanks for watching.
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>> what you want to do? just don't want to go to college, you want to be a drop out? >> my mom don't know what i deal with on a daily basis. i've been shot at a couple of times. i really don't care about college. >> so you just throw your life up in the air, just like your daddy? >> i live in mosca, colorado, aka the middle of nowhere. >> thanks. my quest is to find me and me is not here. going to college is the only way i'm going to be able to get out of here. i'm opening my letter from