UN / GUTERRES INTERVIEW

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Secretary-General António Guterres sat down with newly appointed Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications Melissa Fleming to discuss the issues that will be at the forefront during next week high-level events at United Nations Headquarters in New York. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 18 SEPTEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

18 SEPTEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Secretary-General António Guterres talking with USG Melissa Fleming
3. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“These are global issues that no country can solve alone. In relation to climate, that's why we are having a summit. And that summit is aiming at making countries understand that they need to do much more than what they have been doing until now because we need to defeat climate change that you see running faster than what we had. And we see the consequences in devastating hurricanes; we see the consequence in glaciers melting; we see the consequences in public health deteriorating, with heatwaves and new diseases coming to several areas. And so, we need more international cooperation to defeat climate change. And inequality is the same. We need a fair globalization and a fair globalization is only possible with more international corporation. That's why we are going to have a summit on the Sustainable Development Goals. That's why we have the Agenda 2030, which is the blueprint of the UN to bring all countries together for the fair globalization. If you move into all the other areas, from hate speech - it is clear that this is now spreading like wildfire everywhere, we need to fight it together.”
4. Wide shot, Guterres and Fleming
5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“When the young people of today will be the adults that will be running the world in a few decades, they will be facing the worst consequences of the mistakes we might make now. So, the youth has been really in the forefront of pushing governments and pushing businesses and pushing cities and pushing all other actors to do what they have to do to stop climate change.”
6. Wide shot, Guterres and Fleming
7. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“What we want to have is more and more countries coming here and committing to carbon neutrality in 2050 and committing to reductions. And our target is 45 percent of the emissions during the next decades. Coming here to commit in relation to the financing of the Green Climate Fund and the $100 billion we need to have every year to support developing countries in adaptation and mitigation.”
8. Wide shot, Guterres and Fleming
9. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We should, in 2030, have reached a number of concrete Goals. We are not on track; we are not doing enough. Obviously, there has been progress. There is less absolute poverty then a few decades ago. There has been improvement in child mortality or in access of education, but we are not on track. We need more investment, more political action, more priority to those aspects that are described in the Goals that we have fixed to have what I mentioned: a fair globalization, to have a developments that are simultaneously sustainable and inclusive, that leaves no one behind, that brings all those that have been marginalized by development into the benefits of that development.”
10. Wide shot, Guterres and Fleming
11. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Many people have no healthcare and many people that have healthcare, they have no quality of care. And one fundamental objective is to make sure that sooner rather than later, the world will be able to provide to all the citizens of the world the kind of quality of care they need, and they deserve.”
12. Wide shot, Guterres and Fleming
13. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We have seen progress in Sudan, we have seen progress in the conversations on South Sudan last week. We have seen progress in the Central African Republic with its peace agreement. We see that many elections that were supposed to have been a disaster for the countries ended without violence from the DRC to the Maldives to Madagascar. So, there are many positive signs, but unfortunately, we also have many negative signs and we see people going on dying in Syria, in Libya, in Yemen. And so, we need to increase our commitment to diplomacy for peace. And we need to make countries understand – especially those that to a certain extent are responsible for these wars by proxy – make countries understand that these are wars nobody's winning, everybody is losing. And they are becoming more and more interlinked to global terrorism and becoming a threat, not only for the countries where the, these conflicts take place, but for the whole of the international community.”
14. Wide shot, Guterres and Fleming

STORYLINE:

Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday (18 Sep) sat down with newly appointed Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications Melissa Fleming to discuss the issues that will be at the forefront during next week high-level events at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Guterres said, “these are global issues that no country can solve alone.”

He said the Climate Action Summit, taking place Monday (23 Sep) “is aiming at making countries understand that they need to do much more than what they have been doing until now.”

On the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit, taking place Tuesday and Wednesday (24 - 25 Sep), the Secretary-General said, “we need a fair globalization and a fair globalization is only possible with more international corporation. He said the Agenda 2030 “is the blueprint of the UN to bring all countries together for the fair globalization.”

As regards the Youth Climate Summit, taking place Saturday (21 Sep), Guterres said, “when the young people of today will be the adults that will be running the world in a few decades, they will be facing the worst consequences of the mistakes we might make now.”

He said, “youth has been really in the forefront of pushing governments and pushing businesses and pushing cities and pushing all other actors to do what they have to do to stop climate change.”

The Secretary-General said he expects “more and more countries” to commit to carbon neutrality by 2050, as well as committing to reducing emissions by 45 percent during the next decades.

He said he also expects countries to commit “in relation to the financing of the Green Climate Fund and the $100 billion we need to have every year to support developing countries in adaptation and mitigation.”

On the SDGs he said, “we are not on track; we are not doing enough,” and added that “we need more investment, more political action, more priority to those aspects that are described in the Goals” in order to bring the benefits of that development to “all those that have been marginalized by development.”

A high-level meeting on universal health coverage will also take place on Monday (23 Sep) and Guterres said, “many people have no healthcare and many people that have healthcare, they have no quality of care. And one fundamental objective is to make sure that sooner rather than later, the world will be able to provide to all the citizens of the world the kind of quality of care they need, and they deserve.”

Talking about global peace and security, the Secretary-General said, “there are many positive signs” including in Sudan, South Sudan, Central African Republic, and “many elections that were supposed to have been a disaster for the countries ended without violence from the DRC to the Maldives to Madagascar.”

Unfortunately, he said, “we also have many negative signs and we see people going on dying in Syria, in Libya, in Yemen. And so, we need to increase our commitment to diplomacy for peace. And we need to make countries understand – especially those that to a certain extent are responsible for these wars by proxy – make countries understand that these are wars nobody's winning, everybody is losing.”

The 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 74) opened on Tuesday (17 Sep.) The first day of the high-level General Debate will be Tuesday, (24 Sep).
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