UN / INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

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Marking the International Women’s Day, UN chief António Guterres called for “a new vision of equality and opportunity so that half the world’s population can contribute to all the world’s success.” UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
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DATELINE: 08 MARCH 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

08 MARCH 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“At present trends, it will take two centuries to close the gap in economic empowerment – a gap that is widening, not lessening, by the day. I do not accept a world that tells my granddaughters that economic equality can wait for their granddaughter’s granddaughters.”
3. Wide shot, podium
4. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Investing in women and respecting their human rights is the surest way to lift communities, companies and countries, and to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The longer we put off gender equality, the more we lose.”
5. Wide shot, podium
6. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“On this International Women’s Day, I call for a new vision of equality and opportunity so that half the world’s population can contribute to all the world’s success.”
7.Wide shot, podium
8.SOUNDBITE (English) María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations:
“We must show our impatience and anger, we must take the fight into our communities, and into the corridors of power. Let us not forget, Audre Lorde’s powerful words: I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”
8.Various shots, conference room
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Geraldine Byrne Nason, Chair of Commission on the Status of Women:
“Social protection and public services simply put free women up, it empowers women to participate, it empowers women to lead, to lead in communities, in politics, in peace agreements, to fulfill their potential.”
10. Wide shot, podium
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women:
“Innovation is a key component of development, and a far-reaching enabler of rights(?) It has to be treated as a right, not a privilege. Innovation is a lifesaving basic need for those live in poverty. Women and girls have a vital role to play in the fourth industrial revolution, shaping the policies, services and infrastructure that impact their lives.”
12. Various shots, conference room
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Drew Olivia Tillman, Youth Singer:
“Never stop chasing your dream, you know. It will come. It won’t come easily. It’s not going to come without hard work and without perseverance. It will definitely come sooner or later. Trust me. Believe me.
14. Various shots, conference room

STORYLINE:

Marking the International Women’s Day, UN chief António Guterres called for “a new vision of equality and opportunity so that half the world’s population can contribute to all the world’s success.”

Speaking at an event today (08 Mar) in New York, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that “at present trends, it will take two centuries to close the gap in economic empowerment – a gap that is widening, not lessening, by the day.”

He reiterated “I do not accept a world that tells my granddaughters that economic equality can wait for their granddaughter’s granddaughters.”

The UN chief also highlighted “investing in women and respecting their human rights is the surest way to lift communities, companies and countries, and to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

He stated “the longer we put off gender equality, the more we lose.”

The President the General Assembly María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés highlighted the need of boosting the number and diversity of women in leadership positions.

According to the UN, 20 countries have female leaders, less than a quarter parliamentarians are women, and just 5 per cent of Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs.

She said “we must show our impatience and anger, we must take the fight into our communities, and into the corridors of power. Let us not forget, Audre Lorde’s powerful words: I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”

Geraldine Byrne Nason, the Chair of Commission on the Status of Women noted that social protection and public services empower women to participate and to lead in communities, in politics, in peace agreements.

UN Women’s chief Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlighted the importance of innovation, she said “innovation is a key component of development, and a far-reaching enabler of rights.”

She added “it has to be treated as a right, not a privilege. Innovation is a lifesaving basic need for those live in poverty. Women and girls have a vital role to play in the fourth industrial revolution, shaping the policies, services and infrastructure that impact their lives.”

Representing the youth, Singer Drew Olivia Tillman’s message to young women and girls is “never stop chasing your dream.”

She added “It will come. It won’t come easily. It’s not going to come without hard work and without perseverance. It will definitely come sooner or later. Trust me. Believe me.”

The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) this year is “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change,” which puts innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality.
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