UN / GUTERRES COVID-19 MULTILATERALISM

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“The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated vulnerabilities and inequalities within and among countries,” the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said today, calling for “a strengthened and renewed multilateralism.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 17 JULY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Exterior shot, UN flag at the UN Headquarters

17 JULY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated vulnerabilities and inequalities within and among countries. It has reconfirmed that the systems on which we depend -- food, trade, health, climate -- are not only increasingly interdependent, but increasingly fragile. Indeed, the pandemic has underscored the world’s fragilities not just in the face of a health emergency, but in confronting the climate crisis, lawlessness in cyberspace, and the still-very-real risks of nuclear proliferation.”

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3. Exterior shot, UN flag at the UN Headquarters

17 JULY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“As we strive to respond and recover, we must reexamine many longstanding assumptions and reconsider the approaches that have led us astray. We must also reimagine the way nations cooperate.”

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5. Exterior shot, UN flag at the UN Headquarters

17 JULY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“The pandemic has underscored the need for a strengthened and renewed multilateralism: a multilateralism based on the powerful ideals and objectives enshrined in the Charter and in the agreements defined across the decades since. A multilateralism built on trust, that is based on international law and is geared towards the overarching goals of peace and security, human rights and sustainable development.”

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7. Exterior shot, UN flag at the UN Headquarters

17 JULY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“We need a networked multilateralism, in which the United Nations and its agencies, the international financial institutions, regional organizations and others work together more effectively. And we need an inclusive multilateralism, drawing on the critical contributions of civil society, business, foundations, the research community, local authorities, cities and regional governments. This, in turn, will help lead to an effective multilateralism with the mechanisms it needs to make global governance work where it is needed.”

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9. Exterior shot, UN flag at the UN Headquarters

STORYLINE:

“The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated vulnerabilities and inequalities within and among countries,” the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said today, calling for “a strengthened and renewed multilateralism.”

The pandemic “reconfirmed that the systems on which we depend -- food, trade, health, climate -- are not only increasingly interdependent, but increasingly fragile. Indeed, the pandemic has underscored the world’s fragilities not just in the face of a health emergency, but in confronting the climate crisis, lawlessness in cyberspace, and the still-very-real risks of nuclear proliferation,” said Guterres.

The Secretary-General spoke on Friday (17 Jul) on the last day of the High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development, at a panel on the theme of “Multilateralism after COVID-19: What kind of UN do we need at the 75thAnniversary?”

He said the pandemic has underscored the need for a strengthened and renewed multilateralism, one that is built on trust, based on international law and geared towards the overarching goals of peace and security, human rights and sustainable development.

“As we strive to respond and recover, we must reexamine many longstanding assumptions and reconsider the approaches that have led us astray,” said Guterres. “We must also reimagine the way nations cooperate.”


He stressed that this multilateralism needs to be inclusive, drawing on the critical contributions of civil society, business, foundations, the research community, local authorities, cities and regional governments.

The Secretary-General said that Member States can empower the Economic and Social Council to evolve and change with the times, and that the Council should connect with a much wider global audience.

He also called on the international community to heed the current wake-up call and move ahead with a collective response in unity and solidarity.
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