GENEVA / LAJCAK PRESSER

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In his first encounter with the Geneva press corps, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Miroslav Lajčák, said that over the next year, he wants to focus the work of the world body mainly on the prevention of conflicts. UNTV CH
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GENEVA / LAJCAK PRESSER
TRT: 2:58
SOURCE: UNTV CH
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 10 OCTOBER 2017 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, exterior, Palais des Nations
2. Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Lajčák, President UN General Assembly:
“We must not forget for a second that everything we do we do with the aim to improve the lives of the people on this planet”.
4. Wide shot, GA President on podium
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Lajčák, President UN General Assembly::
“We are well equipped to deal with the conflicts after they have broken out. The peacekeeping and peace enforcement, peacekeeping, post-conflict stabilisation. Yes we have rules, we have tools but when it comes to the pre-conflict phase as I call it, what are we doing and how efficient we are to avoid conflicts. I want to have a political debate; I want to give greater prominence to this. We are diplomates after all and this is what I see the essence of diplomacy to avoid conflicts. If we are unable to do that, then we are good for nothing as diplomates, then we can simply give away our role to the military people”.
6. Close up, hands typing
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Lajčák, President UN General Assembly: “Peacekeeping budget, I have reasons to believe that there will be no gap in financing and as you put it, we will be able to make up for shortcuts which have been announced, they will not be that significant and there are member states who have already announced their readiness to cover”.
8. Medium shot, journalists
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Lajčák, President UN General Assembly:
“What I don’t want to see is that we will have two instead of one and both will be stuck. What I wish to see is that the process that led to the conclusion of the nuclear test ban treaty will serve as a strong push - call it wakeup call if you wish- for the countries that we have to be serious when it comes to implement our commitments to the CTBT (Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty), to the operationalisation of the CTBT process and to our adherence to the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) process. Because they both are aiming at the final goal which is the world free of nuclear weapons”.
10. Close up, delegates
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Lajčák, President UN General Assembly:
“You know it sounds like a clichés focusing on people, but as a matter of fact that is the most important thing, because if we are unable to explain to our citizens that what we do matters to them and it is important to them, then we will never get our citizens’ support and then without their support we will never succeed”.
12. Close up, journalist
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Lajčák, President UN General Assembly:
“Migration is a phenomenon which is here to stay which has been here for years and it will be here as a fact of life. And we have to learn to live with that, we have to address really many issues, including and very importantly the protection of the human dignity and rights of people who are on the move and trying to define a framework, dealing with these issues”.
14. Wide shot, press room

STORYLINE

In his first encounter with the Geneva press corps, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Miroslav Lajčák, said that over the next year, he wants to focus the work of the world body mainly on the prevention of conflicts.

“We must not forget for a second that everything we do we do with the aim to improve the lives of the people on this planet” the former Slovak Deputy Prime Minister said, emphasizing that working for peace had to be the first priority for diplomats around the world.

Lajčák asked "we are well equipped to deal with the conflicts after they have broken out. The peacekeeping and peace enforcement, peacekeeping, post-conflict stabilisation. Yes we have rules, we have tools but when it comes to the pre-conflict phase as I call it, what are we doing and how efficient are we to avoid conflicts?”

He added “I want to have a political debate; I want to give greater prominence to this,

Lajčák also said "we are diplomats after all and this is what I see the essence of diplomacy to avoid conflicts. If we are unable to do that, then we are good for nothing as diplomats, then we can simply give away our role to the military people.”

Asked about the significant cut in the budget for UN peacekeeping missions, a reduction that the United States administration fought hard to achieve, Lajčák said that he had "reason to believe that there will be no gap in financing and as you put it, we will be able to make up for shortfalls which have been announced, they will not be that significant and there are member states who have already announced their readiness to cover”.

Talking about the current nuclear threat that is closer than ever, the GA President said that “what I don’t want to see is that we will have two instead of one and both will be stuck. What I wish to see is that the process that led to the conclusion of the nuclear test ban treaty will serve as a strong push - call it wakeup call if you wish- for the countries that we have to be serious when it comes to implement our commitments to the CTBT (Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty), to the operationalisation of the CTBT process and to our adherence to the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) process. Because they both are aiming at the final goal which is the world free of nuclear weapons.”

According to Lajčák, the issue of migration is an extremely important test for the UN.

He said “migration is a phenomenon which is here to stay, which has been here for years and it will be here as a fact of life. And we have to learn to live with that, we have to address really many issues, including and very importantly the protection of the human dignity and rights of people who are on the move and trying to define a framework, dealing with these issues."

His remarks came in the context of the on-going meetings aimed at forging a global legal framework for addressing the mass migration of people the world over.

Emphasizing the role of the people in his future work as President of the General Assembly, Lajčák said that “you know it sounds like a cliché, 'focusing on people', but as a matter of fact that is the most important thing. Because if we are unable to explain to our citizens that
STORYLINE
AJCAK PRESSER
TRT: 2:58
SOURCE: UNTV CH
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 10 OCTOBER 2017 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot, exterior, Palais des Nations
2. Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Lajčák, President UN General Assembly:
“We must not forget for a second that everything we do we do with the aim to improve the lives of the people on this planet”.
4. Wide shot, GA President on podium
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Lajčák, President UN General Assembly::
“We are well equipped to deal with the conflicts after they have broken out. The peacekeeping and peace enforcement, peacekeeping, post-conflict stabilisation. Yes we have rules, we have tools but when it comes to the pre-conflict phase as I call it, what are we doing and how efficient we are to avoid conflicts. I want to have a political debate; I want to give greater prominence to this. We are diplomates after all and this is what I see the essence of diplomacy to avoid conflicts. If we are unable to do that, then we are good for nothing as diplomates, then we can simply give away our role to the military people”.
6. Close up, hands typing
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Lajčák, President UN General Assembly: “Peacekeeping budget, I have reasons to believe that there will be no gap in financing and as you put it, we will be able to make up for shortcuts which have been announced, they will not be that significant and there are member states who have already announced their readiness to cover”.
8. Medium shot, journalists
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Lajčák, President UN General Assembly:
“What I don’t want to see is that we will have two instead of one and both will be stuck. What I wish to see is that the process that led to the conclusion of the nuclear test ban treaty will serve as a strong push - call it wakeup call if you wish- for the countries that we have to be serious when it comes to implement our commitments to the CTBT (Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty), to the operationalisation of the CTBT process and to our adherence to the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) process. Because they both are aiming at the final goal which is the world free of nuclear weapons”.
10. Close up, delegates
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Lajčák, President UN General Assembly:
“You know it sounds like a clichés focusing on people, but as a matter of fact that is the most important thing, because if we are unable to explain to our citizens that what we do matters to them and it is important to them, then we will never get our citizens’ support and then without their support we will never succeed”.
12. Close up, journalist
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Lajčák, President UN General Assembly:
“Migration is a phenomenon which is here to stay which has been here for years and it will be here as a fact of life. And we have to learn to live with that, we have to address really many issues, including and very importantly the protection of the human dignity and rights of people who are on the move and trying to define a framework, dealing with these issues”.
14. Wide shot, press room

STORYLINE

In his first encounter with the Geneva press corps, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Miroslav Lajčák, said that over the next year, he wants to focus the work of the world body mainly on the prevention of conflicts.

“We must not forget for a second that everything we do we do with the aim to improve the lives of the people on this planet” the former Slovak Deputy Prime Minister said, emphasizing that working for peace had to be the first priority for diplomats around the world.

Lajčák asked "we are well equipped to deal with the conflicts after they have broken out. The peacekeeping and peace enforcement, peacekeeping, post-conflict stabilisation. Yes we have rules, we have tools but when it comes to the pre-conflict phase as I call it, what are we doing and how efficient are we to avoid conflicts?”

He added “I want to have a political debate; I want to give greater prominence to this,

Lajčák also said "we are diplomats after all and this is what I see the essence of diplomacy to avoid conflicts. If we are unable to do that, then we are good for nothing as diplomats, then we can simply give away our role to the military people.”

Asked about the significant cut in the budget for UN peacekeeping missions, a reduction that the United States administration fought hard to achieve, Lajčák said that he had "reason to believe that there will be no gap in financing and as you put it, we will be able to make up for shortfalls which have been announced, they will not be that significant and there are member states who have already announced their readiness to cover”.

Talking about the current nuclear threat that is closer than ever, the GA President said that “what I don’t want to see is that we will have two instead of one and both will be stuck. What I wish to see is that the process that led to the conclusion of the nuclear test ban treaty will serve as a strong push - call it wakeup call if you wish- for the countries that we have to be serious when it comes to implement our commitments to the CTBT (Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty), to the operationalisation of the CTBT process and to our adherence to the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) process. Because they both are aiming at the final goal which is the world free of nuclear weapons.”

According to Lajčák, the issue of migration is an extremely important test for the UN.

He said “migration is a phenomenon which is here to stay, which has been here for years and it will be here as a fact of life. And we have to learn to live with that, we have to address really many issues, including and very importantly the protection of the human dignity and rights of people who are on the move and trying to define a framework, dealing with these issues."

His remarks came in the context of the on-going meetings aimed at forging a global legal framework for addressing the mass migration of people the world over.

Emphasizing the role of the people in his future work as President of the General Assembly, Lajčák said that “you know it sounds like a cliché, 'focusing on people', but as a matter of fact that is the most important thing. Because if we are unable to explain to our citizens that what we do matters to them and it is important to them, then we will never get our citizens’ support and then without their support we will never succeed”.
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