UN / CONFLICT PREVENTION

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Speaking to reporters before his first address to the Security Council, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said prevention of conflict “must be our common priority,” adding that “with prevention we can avoid suffering, with prevention we can avoid destruction, and it’s much smarter to prevent crises than to then respond to them.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / CONFLICT PREVENTION
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DATELINE: 10 JANUARY 2017, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Wide shot, UNHQ exterior
2. Med shot, Secretary-General and Swedish Foreign Affairs minister walking to the stakeout
3. Wide shot, Secretary-General and Swedish Foreign Affairs minister photo op
4. Med shot, Secretary-General and Swedish Foreign Affairs minister speaking
5. Wide shot, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Prevention must be our common priority. The truth is that with prevention we can avoid suffering, with prevention we can avoid destruction, and it’s much smarter to prevent crises than to then respond to them.”
7. Wide shot, Guterres speaking to reporters
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“I think we all need to come together. We all need to recognize that this is a priority for us all and to understand that prevention is not just doing some diplomacy to avoid the conflict. It’s creating conditions for sustainable development that is inclusive and reduces inequalities. It’s creating conditions for human rights to be respected. It’s creating conditions for the cohesion of societies to be enhanced. It’s to create the conditions for people to be able to live with each other, to respect each other, and to avoid the kind of tensions that trigger conflicts in the world, and for that we all must be united.”
9. Med shot, Secretary-General and Swedish Foreign Affairs walk away
10. Close up, camera-person
11. Various shots, Security Council
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We must commit to a surge in diplomacy for peace, in partnership with regional organizations, mobilizing the entire range of those with influence, from religious authorities to civil society and the business community. We will launch an initiative to enhance our mediation capacity, both at United Nations Headquarters and in the field, and to support regional and national mediation efforts.”
13. Med shot, delegates
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“War is never inevitable. It is always a matter of choice: the choice to exclude, to discriminate, to marginalize, to resort to violence.”
15. Med shot, delegates
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“But peace, too, is never inevitable. It is the result of difficult decisions, hard work and compromise. We should never take it for granted; but should prize and nurture it in every country, at every time. Prevention is not merely a priority, but the priority. If we live up to our responsibilities, we will save lives, reduce suffering and give hope to millions.”
17. Med shot, delegates
18. Wide shot, Security Council

STORYLINE:

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said prevention of conflict “must be our common priority,” adding that “with prevention we can avoid suffering, with prevention we can avoid destruction, and it’s much smarter to prevent crises than to then respond to them.”

Sweden in its capacity as the president of the Council today (10 Jan) convened a debate on conflict prevention and sustaining peace.

Speaking to reporters before his first address to the Security Council, Guterres said “we all need to come together. We all need to recognize that this is a priority for us all and to understand that prevention is not just doing some diplomacy to avoid the conflict.”

He also told the media that prevention of conflict also means creating conditions for sustainable development that is inclusive and reduces inequalities. He added “it’s creating conditions for human rights to be respected. It’s creating conditions for the cohesion of societies to be enhanced. It’s to create the conditions for people to be able to live with each other, to respect each other, and to avoid the kind of tensions that trigger conflicts in the world, and for that we all must be united.”

In his address to the Security Council, Guterres noted the UN needs to adopt a whole new approach to avert conflict around the world.

He said “we must commit to a surge in diplomacy for peace, in partnership with regional organizations, mobilizing the entire range of those with influence, from religious authorities to civil society and the business community.”

Guterres also said the United Nations will launch an initiative to enhance our mediation capacity, both at United Nations Headquarters and in the field, and to support regional and national mediation efforts.

He called on Member States to make greater use of Chapter VI under the UN Charter which provides for the peaceful settlement of disputes.

The Secretary-General also called on Member States to work with him to demonstrate leadership, and strengthen the credibility and authority of the United Nations by putting peace first.
He said “war is never inevitable. It is always a matter of choice: the choice to exclude, to discriminate, to marginalize, to resort to violence.”

Guterres pointed out that by restoring trust between governments and their citizens and amongst Member States, conflict can be prevented and avoided.

He added “but peace, too, is never inevitable. It is the result of difficult decisions, hard work and compromise. We should never take it for granted; but should prize and nurture it in every country, at every time. Prevention is not merely a priority, but the priority. If we live up to our responsibilities, we will save lives, reduce suffering and give hope to millions.”

In an effort to begin the reform process, he recently appointed a Special Advisor on Policy whose main task will be to map the prevention capacities of the UN system and to bring them together into an integrated platform for early detection and action.
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