UN / AFRICAN UNION GUTERRES

19-Apr-2017 00:02:44
After meeting with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, the United Nations Secretary-General said changing conflict dynamic in Africa and elsewhere “forces us to strategically review the way we do peace operations.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / AFRICAN UNION GUTERRES
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 19 APRIL 2017, NEW YORK CITY
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1. Wide shot, exterior, UNHQ

19 APRIL 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Med shot, Guterres and Mahamat signing
3. Zoom out, handshake
4. Pan left, Guterres and Mahamat at the stakeout
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“We share the vision that peace and security, inclusive and sustainable development and human rights and good governance are dimensions that are need to be seen together and that requires a common vision and enhanced cooperation between our two organizations.”
6. Cutaway, stakeout
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“We are witnessing situations where there are no peace to keep, where multiple elements are disturbing the situation with asymmetric form of warfare. We see links with terrorist organizations, with criminal organizations also operating in the same area. And this forces us to strategically review the way we do peace operations and to fully explore the complementarity and interdependence of the African Union and the UN.”
8. Cutaway, stakeout
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“We will align the agenda 2063 of the African Union for the Sustainable Development with our own agenda 2030 and create the conditions not only to work together but also to have common lines of reporting and to be able to indeed avoid all forms of duplication and guarantee that we converge in the same objective to make the Agenda 2030 and the Agenda 2063 a success story in Africa.”
10. Cutaway, stakeout
11. SOUNDBITE (French) Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson, African Union Commission:
“I think the moment has come to make a critical evaluation of weaknesses and strengths and to work together to improve peacekeeping operations on the African continent.”
12. Cutaway, stakeout
13. SOUNDBITE (French) Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson, African Union Commission:
“The most important is to get together, to work, to discuss and to report together. I believe this a new page in cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union.”
14. Cutaway, stakeout
STORYLINE
The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, met today (19 Apr) in New York for the first AU-UN Annual Conference where they signed a Joint UN-AU Framework for Enhancing Partnership on Peace and Security.

Issues they discussed include the complementarity between Agenda 2030 and the AU’s Agenda 2063, countering terrorism, and financing for AU-lead operations, as well as some country-specific and regional situations - Libya, Mali, Central African Republic, Somalia, Boko Haram, among others.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said “we share the vision that peace and security, inclusive and sustainable development and human rights and good governance are dimensions that are need to be seen together and that requires a common vision and enhanced cooperation between our two organizations.”

Talking about the changing conflict dynamics in Africa and elsewhere which includes “situations with asymmetric form of warfare” Secretary-General said “this forces us to strategically review the way we do peace operations and to fully explore the complementarity and interdependence of the African Union and the UN.”

Guterres also said “We will align the agenda 2063 of the African Union for the Sustainable Development with our own agenda 2030 and create the conditions not only to work together but also to have common lines of reporting and to be able to indeed avoid all forms of duplication and guarantee that we converge in the same objective to make the Agenda 2030 and the Agenda 2063 a success story in Africa.”

Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission said “I think the moment has come to make a critical evaluation of weaknesses and strengths and to work together to improve peacekeeping operations on the African continent.”

He also said “the most important is to get together, to work, to discuss and to report together. I believe this a new page in cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union.”
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