UN / HUMAN RIGHTS ARMED CONFLICTS

18-Apr-2017 00:02:54
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council “our world is facing unprecedented peace and security challenges that result from a lack of prevention, and from insufficient implementation of human rights obligations, including social and economic rights.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / HUMAN RIGHTS ARMED CONFLICTS
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DATELINE: 18 APRIL 2017, NEW YORK CITY
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1. Wide shot, exterior, UN Headquarters

18 APRIL 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council meeting
3. Med shot, Guterres at the Council
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Our world is facing unprecedented peace and security challenges that result from a lack of prevention, and from insufficient implementation of human rights obligations, including social and economic rights. The consequences for people and States, and indeed for humanity, are being felt by tens of millions and by entire regions. Ensuring improved, and less politicised, action on human rights is a critical part of meeting this challenge, as is achieving urgent progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.”
5. Wide shot, meeting
6. SOUNDBITE (French) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“The unity of the Council is crucial in addressing the most flagrant violations of human rights and particularly in preventing mass atrocities. I call upon the Council to spare no effort in ending the intolerable suffering of the Syrian people. The failure to do so is a tragedy that shames us all.”
7. Med shot, Guterres and Haley at the meeting
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Nikki Haley, Permanent Representative of the USA to the United Nations:
“The traditional view has been that the Security Council is for maintaining the international peace and security, not for human rights. I am here today, asserting that the protection of human rights is often deeply intertwined with peace and security. The two things often cannot be separated.”
9. Wide shot, meeting
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Nikki Haley, Permanent Representative of the USA to the United Nations:
“The Security Council cannot continue to be silent when we see widespread violations of human right. Why would we tell ourselves that we would only deal with questions of peace and security without addressing the factors that bring about the threats in first place.”
11. Wide shot, delegates
12. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Evgeniy Zagaynov, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations:
“The UN has developed a broad range of instruments for the promotion and protection of human rights. The Security Council was not and is not a part of these. And this is something that we must bear in mind when on the Security Council we deal with questions that touch on human rights. Throughout all of this time that the UN had existed, the members of the Security Council avoided including the human rights on its agenda and this is not for no reason.”
13. Med shot, delegates
14. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Evgeniy Zagaynov, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations:
“This is a body that has unique power to take decisions, including decisions that stipulate the use of force, one applied to situations that represent a threat to peace, violation of peace, or an act of aggression. By virtue of this mandate, the Council cannot serve as a forum for a discussion of situations regarding human rights wherever that might be.”
15. Wide shot, meeting
STORYLINE
Briefing the United Nations Security Council today, Secretary-General António Guterres stressed the importance of unity in the 15-member body to effectively address human rights violations was well as to prevent mass atrocities.

Noting that “our world is facing unprecedented peace and security challenges that result from a lack of prevention, and from insufficient implementation of human rights obligations, Guterres said that “ensuring improved, and less politicised, action on human rights is a critical part of meeting this challenge, as is achieving urgent progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.”

He further stressed that close cooperation between the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and all relevant UN bodies, including the Security Council, is vital given that human rights concerns are fundamental to maintaining peace and security as well as essential to informing Security Council deliberations and decision-making.

He specifically called upon the Council “to spare no effort in ending the intolerable suffering of the Syrian people.”

US ambassador Nikki Haley said “the Security Council cannot continue to be silent when we see widespread violations of human right. Why would we tell ourselves that we would only deal with questions of peace and security without addressing the factors that bring about the threats in first place?”

Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, Evgeniy Zagaynov warned against including human rights in the Council’s agenda stressing that “this is a body that has unique power to take decisions, including decisions that stipulate the use of force, one applied to situations that represent a threat to peace, violation of peace, or an act of aggression.”

Zagaynov further said “by virtue of this mandate, the Council cannot serve as a forum for a discussion of situations regarding human rights wherever that might be.”

Today’s meeting of the Security Council was titled “Maintenance of international peace and security: human rights and prevention of armed conflict.”
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