In December 1996, the United Nations designated 21 November as World Television Day. This day was created to raise awareness of television, particularly children and teenagers, all over the world. On this day, any person can come up with an idea for a new television show that should be produced by a local or international television network or studio. The shows that are chosen are put forward to the entire members of the World Television Committee for voting. The winning ideas will then be put before the entire membership for approval.

The very first world television forum took place on November 5th, at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. At this meeting there were many discussions on global issues and what could be done to help bring about positive changes in the areas of global issues. The first idea that was brought up was to create a worldwide television channel that would be dedicated solely to AIDS. After a lot of brainstorming and planning, it was decided that the first world television day would be held on November 8th, which happened to fall on a weekday. It was also decided that this first television forum would involve all of the different WHO member bodies from around the world, except for the United States of America.

At the second World Television Day meeting in Durban, South Africa, it was decided that the first item that would go up on the World Wide Web in the company’s name and that of the AIDS epidemic that was so prevalent in the African region. Also included in this selection of projects were other important issues, including the problems of child poverty and hunger and the lack of education in countries such as Sierra Leone, where most of the children lived in poverty. Videos were produced and posted on the internet on various websites, including YouTube.

Around the same time, the first world television day was to take place. As expected, many people were extremely unhappy with the very fact that the first item that went up on the internet on that day featured AIDS and the issues that came with it. Some of the people in attendance spoke out against the notion of the WHO being involved in disseminating videos regarding the worldwide AIDS crisis. These individuals felt that they should have been consulted about the issue long before the disease had reached the scale that it had at that time. Many of these people also claimed that the WHO should not be trying to project itself into areas where there were not many people experiencing the AIDS crisis.

The fact that the WHO chose to participate in a special event like the first world television day during November was seen as a mistake by many. However, the organization did state that it would continue to work closely with the governments of countries in South Africa and throughout the world in addressing health issues and in finding ways to fight the AIDS epidemic. Additionally, the organization also announced that it would be working to increase the number of countries that had signed up to become members of the WHO. These efforts were seen as a good opportunity for the world to show that the organization truly is committed to global health issues.

Despite the unfortunate circumstances which brought about the first world forum, there was actually a lot of positive talk going on regarding this issue. Many of the participants stated that they appreciated the chance to be heard on television, and that they wished that the world could hear what the leading media figures had to say on the matter. Unfortunately, many of those who were present failed to understand the irony of this situation. At first, many people appeared to be joining in on the conversation, but when other members began to speak out against the WHO’s participation in the first world television day, many of those that had originally spoken out against the idea were unable to remain calm.

Many of those who participated in the first world forum seemed to forget the original premise of the event, which was to bring the media together to address some serious issues. Instead, it was possible to see a diverse array of opinions being presented, with little in the way of substance being discussed. The fact that this actually happened is even more unfortunate, as those that were participating in the discussions were doing so to raise awareness of issues that have been steadily increasing in the minds of the general public over the last decade. Some of these issues are related to global warming, environmentalism, vaccinations, genetically modified foods, and other such topics.

The first world television forum provided a forum in which those who have varying and opposing views on a wide variety of topics could have their say. However, many of those participating did not seem to realize that they were actually exercising their right to speak out. Instead, many of them seemed to take for granted the opportunity to voice their opinions. Unfortunately, this can only be considered to be a bad omen for those that wish to see significant change in the way that society views on issues such as these. Hopefully, those who were able to attend the event realized that this could not and should not be the trend for the future.