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In an event marking Human Rights Day, Secretary-General António Guterres said that “throughout history and across the world, young people have been at the forefront of standing up for what is right.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 10 DECEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, exterior UN Headquarters

10DECEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, dais
3. Wide shot, audience
4. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“As someone who grew up under a dictatorship, I am deeply inspired by the energy and passion young people bring to the struggle for human rights. I know young people can lead movements that change hearts and minds and make history. That is an indelible part of my own past. Throughout history and across the world, young people have been at the forefront of standing up for what is right. From Harriet Tubman’s antislavery activism, to the White Rose campaign in Nazi Germany, young people have risked everything to struggle against oppression and discrimination and affirm fundamental rights and freedoms.”
5. Med shot, young people in the audience
6. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“There is still an enormous gap between the Universal Declaration, and the situation in countries around the world. Human rights violations, misogyny and exclusion are widespread and systematic. Inequality is growing and hate speech is poisoning public debate. The climate crisis, urbanization and endless conflict are denying millions of people their fundamental rights and freedoms.”
7. Med shot, dais
8. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Young people are on the front lines of action against the climate emergency, which poses a serious threat to human rights and to human life. Young women are at the forefront, making the link between the denial of their rights and rising populism, xenophobia and discrimination of all kinds. Young people are rightly demanding that governments listen to them and respect them. Their voices must be heard.”
9. Med shot, delegates

STORYLINE:

In an event marking Human Rights Day, Secretary-General António Guterres today (10 Dec) said that “throughout history and across the world, young people have been at the forefront of standing up for what is right.”

As someone who grew up under a dictatorship, he said, he is “deeply inspired by the energy and passion young people bring to the struggle for human rights.”

The Secretary-General reiterated that human rights are at the core of the United Nations and inform all of our work.

He said, “there is still an enormous gap” between the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the situation in countries around the world today.

Human rights violations, misogyny and exclusion are widespread and systematic. Inequality is growing and hate speech is poisoning public debate. The climate crisis, urbanization and endless conflict are denying millions of people their fundamental rights and freedoms.”

He highlighted some of the challenges we currently face and said, “human rights violations, misogyny and exclusion are widespread and systematic,” while “inequality is growing and hate speech is poisoning public debate.”

The climate crisis, urbanization and endless conflict, he added, “are denying millions of people their fundamental rights and freedoms.”

Guterres said, “young people are on the front lines of action against the climate emergency, which poses a serious threat to human rights and to human life,” while “young women are at the forefront, making the link between the denial of their rights and rising populism, xenophobia and discrimination of all kinds.”

He said, “young people are rightly demanding that governments listen to them and respect them. Their voices must be heard.”

Youth standing up for human rights is the theme for this year’s Human Rights Day.
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