UN / MIGRANTS REFUGEES DOCUMENT

03-Aug-2016 00:02:17
UN member States Tuesday evening agreed on a draft document on refugees and migrants that will serve as the basis for a meeting next month when world leaders gather in New York. UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE
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STORY: UN / MIGRANTS REFUGEES DOCUMENT
TRT: 2:17
SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 2 AUGUST 2016, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior United Nations Headquarters

2 AUGUST 2016, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Samantha Power, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations:
“President Obama is convening a refugee summit in September on the margins of the UN General Assembly to try to get Member States to take on more of their share. Together with Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, Jordan, Mexico, and Sweden, we are asking governments to make a deeper commitment to funding UN and humanitarian organizations and appeals, and to welcome more refugees into their countries. And we’re asking frontline countries, which are already doing way more than their fair share, to take additional steps to facilitate refugee education and employment. To that end, we hope all members of this Council who have not yet made new commitments will send word back to their capitals about the need to step up. The lives of millions of children depend on it.”
4. Wide shot, Security Council
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Güven Begeç, Deputy Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations:
“Education of Syrian children will remain at the top of our agenda. There are 830.000 school-age Syrian children and more than half of them miss on schooling. International support for more classrooms and education opportunities for these children is urgently needed. We expect the member states to consider these issues at the 19 September High Level Meeting on large scale movements.”

FILE – UNICEF - SEPTEMBER 2015, LESBOS, GREECE

6. Various shots, refugees arriving by boat
7. Various shots, refugee parents carrying children off boat

FILE – UNICEF - 23 NOVEMBER 2015, SERBIA

8. Med shot, mother holding child in line
9. Med shot, mother holding child in line
10. Close up, girl waiting in line
11. Close up, mother holding child in line
12. Close up, girl eating

FILE – UNICEF - 26 NOVEMBER 2015, MACEDONIA

13. Close up, child waiting behind bars
14. Wide shot, children waiting in line
STORYLINE
United Nations member States Tuesday evening agreed on a draft document on refugees and migrants that will serve as the basis for a meeting next month when world leaders gather in New York.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to hold a meeting on 19 September 2016 regarding large movements of refugees and migrants, immediately prior to the high-level general debate beginning on 20 September.

Speaking Tuesday (2 Aug) in a Security Council meeting on children in armed conflict, United States (US) representative Samantha Power stressed that the world was not doing enough to provide for child refugees or for refugees in general, adding that president Obama was also convening a refugee summit in September on the margins of the UN General Assembly “to try to get Member States to take on more of their share.”

She said “together with Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, Jordan, Mexico, and Sweden, we are asking governments to make a deeper commitment to funding UN and humanitarian organizations and appeals, and to welcome more refugees into their countries.”

Power added “we’re asking frontline countries, which are already doing way more than their fair share, to take additional steps to facilitate refugee education and employment. To that end, we hope all members of this Council who have not yet made new commitments will send word back to their capitals about the need to step up. The lives of millions of children depend on it.”

Turkish ambassador Güven Begeç pointed out that around 156,00 Syrian children were born in Turkey during the course of the conflict in Syria, adding that free health care, enrolment in schools and psycho-social support had been provided to Syrian children.

He said “education of Syrian children will remain at the top of our agenda. There are 830.000 school-age Syrian children and more than half of them miss on schooling.”

The Turkish diplomat stressed that international support for more classrooms and education opportunities for these children was urgently needed. He added “we expect the member states to consider these issues at the 19 September High Level Meeting on large scale movements.”
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