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In a speech Wednesday at Cairo University, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said there was “no plan B” to the two-state solution in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. UNIFEED / UNIC CAIRO
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STORY: CAIRO / GUTERRES
TRT: 01:12
SOURCE: UNIC CAIRO
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 15 FEBRUARY 2017, CAIRO, EGYPT

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15 FEBRUARY 2017, CAIRO, EGYPT

1. Wide shot, hall at Cairo University
2. Wide shot, people in attendance
3. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“And for those that today attack Islam, considering it to be an intolerant religion, the truth is that in refugee protection it was very clear that it is a faith of tolerance, of solidarity, a faith of humanism that is important to recognize when we talk about Islam today.”
4. Pan right, people in attendance
5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“And it is good not to forget that probably the mother of these conflicts is probably in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, lasting for decades and decades without a solution, and the reason why, in a moment like this, it is important today to stress that in my opinion, and I believe in the opinion of the UN, the overwhelming majority of the membership, there is no plan B but the two-states solution and for that it is impossible to avoid all actions that undermine the possibility of the two-state solution.”
6. Pan right, people in attendance
7. Zoom in, attendees clapping

STORYLINE:

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said there was “no plan B” to the two-state solution in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In a speech Wednesday (15 Feb) at Cairo University, Guterres described the world today as chaotic where power relations have become unclear. He said conflicts today were interlinked and also linked to the threat of global terrorism adding that the “mother of these conflicts” was probably in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Guterres said refugee protection was deeply rooted in the culture and in the tradition of the Muslim world, contrary to the prejudice that some have that refugee protection law was an invention after the Second World War. Addressing those who attack Islam, Guterres pointed out that in refugee protection “it was very clear that it is a faith of tolerance, of solidarity, [and] a faith of humanism.”

The Secretary-General stressed that youth unemployment today was not only a terrible problem for those young people that see themselves without hope in the future, but it also became probably one of the worst threats to global peace and security. He explained that the economic frustrations of youth could be utilized by the propaganda of extremist organizations of different sorts from Da’esh to populist xenophobic parties in some parts of the world.

Guterres placed his hope in the world’s youth to move progressively into truly multipolar world and build strong multilateral institutions, including the United Nations. He said young people did not express the forms of xenophobia, or intolerance, or racism that are unfortunately now prevailing in many societies. He hoped that new generations would be able to strengthen a democratic multilateral governance mechanism in order to allow for peace to prevail in throughout the world.
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