China Global Television Network (CGTN)

CIC director Sarah Cliffe was interviewed on the China Global Television Network about the UN General Assembly and challenges to global cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"What we really need to see is more unity of action at this UNGA from countries large and small, on three key issues: access to vaccines and on the socioeconomic recovery—which are surely the most urgent priorities for the world now—and third, on climate change," Cliffe said.

Sep 17, 2020

In a CGTN video on the 75th anniversary of the UN Charter, CIC director Sarah Cliffe comments on the geopolitical factors complicating multilateralism today.

"For powers who are in relative decline, there may be a temptation to act defensively," Cliffe said. "For powers on the rise, relatively, there may be a temptation for them to believe that they can wait five years, until their power is even less contested, before coming forward to negotiate."

Jun 27, 2020
Multilateral Reform
United Nations

Director Sarah Cliffe is interviewed on China Global Television Network on the role of multilateralism in maintaining stability around the world.

Oct 09, 2018

Deputy Director Paige Arthur provides expert commentary on UN Secretary-General António Guterres' gender parity strategy in an interview with CGTN.

Sep 20, 2018
Paige Arthur

The People’s Liberation Army is the biggest single provider of troops for the United Nation’s peacekeeping force, known as the Blue Helmets.

CGTN’s John Terrett reports.

We seldom, if ever, see the PLA or its generals at United Nations headquarters, but we do see Ambassador Liu Jieyi and Beijing’s team of diplomats everyday in the Security Council dealing with the most serious of world issues.

Aug 01, 2017
John Terrett, Sarah Cliffe
United Nations

Refugee numbers are at a record high globally – at a level not seen since the end of World War Two.

The world is marking World Refugee Day and the United Nations is calling for more action.

CGTN’s Nick Harper reports from New York.

Sayed Saber Ibrahimi knows about refugees. He was one. Forced to flee the Taliban in Afghanistan, he spent most of his teenage years across the border from his homeland, in Pakistan.

Jun 21, 2017
Nick Harper, Said Sabir Ibrahimi