GENEVA / BACHELET HUMAN RIGHTS

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Michelle Bachelet's wide-ranging update to the Human Rights Council outlines human rights gains and setbacks across the world, and urged greater partnership and highlights climate threats. UNTV CH

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STORY: GENEVA / BACHELET HUMAN RIGHTS
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DATELINE: 9 SEPTEMBER 2019 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

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1. Wide shot, podium room 20 in Palais des Nations Geneva
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“In this last year, I believe we have made some important gains for the cause of human rights and thus have strengthened our societies. There is much left to be done, and numerous issues and situations urgently call for the Council's attention. I count on you to work with me on solid ideas, strategies and solutions addressing these challenges, including a rapidly growing and global threat to human rights: climate change.”
3. Close up, camera screen
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“Climate change is a reality that now affects every region of the world. The human implications of currently projected levels of global heating are catastrophic. Storms are rising and tides could submerge entire island nations and coastal cities. Fires rage through our forests, and the ice is melting. We are burning up our future literally.”
5. Wide shot, room 20
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“WHO expects climate change to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050.”
7. Close up, photographer
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope. This is not a situation where any country, any institution, any policymaker can stand on the sidelines. The economies of all nations; the institutional, political, social and cultural fabric of every State, and the rights of all your people – and future generations – will be impacted.”
9. Wide shot, screen
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“The window of opportunity for action may be closing – but there is still time to act.”
11. Close up, participant
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“With sufficient determination, acting in partnership, we can take steps to advance human rights and fundamental freedoms – and in doing so, we will strengthen our societies, and build a better future for us all.”
13. Various shots, conference room

STORYLINE:

Michelle Bachelet's wide-ranging update to the Human Rights Council outlines human rights gains and setbacks across the world, and urged greater partnership and highlights climate threats.

Speaking to the Council in Geneva today ( 09 Sep), the High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said, “in this last year, I believe we have made some important gains for the cause of human rights and thus have strengthened our societies. There is much left to be done, and numerous issues and situations urgently call for the Council's attention.

She continued, “I count on you to work with me on solid ideas, strategies and solutions addressing these challenges, including a rapidly growing and global threat to human rights: climate change.”

Bachelet also said that climate change is a “reality that now affects every region of the world,” adding that “the human implications of currently projected levels of global heating are catastrophic. Storms are rising and tides could submerge entire island nations and coastal cities.”

She continued, “fires rage through our forests, and the ice is melting. We are burning up our future – literally.”

The High Commissioner highlighted that “WHO expects climate change to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050.”

Bachelet reiterated, “the world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope. This is not a situation where any country, any institution, any policymaker can stand on the sidelines.”

She continued, “the economies of all nations; the institutional, political, social and cultural fabric of every State, and the rights of all your people – and future generations – will be impacted.”

Saying that “the window of opportunity for action may be closing – but there is still time to act,” the High Commissioner noted that “with sufficient determination, acting in partnership, we can take steps to advance human rights and fundamental freedoms – and in doing so, we will strengthen our societies, and build a better future for us all.”
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