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In a video message, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada told the General Assembly’s General Debate that “the world is in crisis, and not just because of the last few months, not just because of COVID-19.” The pandemic, he said, “is our wake-up call, and we cannot ignore it.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 25 SEPTEMBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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RECENT NEW YORK CITY

1. Various shots, United Nations exterior

25 SEPTEMBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. Zoom in, General Assembly
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada:
“The world is in crisis, and not just because of the last few months, not just because of COVID-19, but because of the last few decades. And because of us. This is our wake-up call, and we cannot ignore.”
4. Med shot, delegate
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada:
“Too often concerted action is blocked; the needs of our citizens are denied as a result of gridlock at our decision-making bodies. And why? Because there are few consequences for countries that ignore international rules, for regimes that think might makes right. Few consequences for places where opposition figures are being poisoned while cyber-tools and disinformation are being used to destabilize democracies. Few consequences when innocent citizens are arbitrarily detained and fundamental freedoms are repressed, when a plane of civilians is shot from the sky, when women’s rights are not treated as human rights, when no one has any rights at all.”
6. Zoom in, General Assembly

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In a video message, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada today (25 Sep) told the General Assembly’s General Debate that “the world is in crisis, and not just because of the last few months, not just because of COVID-19.” The pandemic, he said, “is our wake-up call, and we cannot ignore it.”

Trudeau said, “too often concerted action is blocked, the needs of our citizens are denied as a result of gridlock at our decision-making bodies. And why? Because there are few consequences for countries that ignore international rules, for regimes that think might makes right. Few consequences for places where opposition figures are being poisoned while cyber-tools and disinformation are being used to destabilize democracies. Few consequences when innocent citizens are arbitrarily detained and fundamental freedoms are repressed, when a plane of civilians is shot from the sky, when women’s rights are not treated as human rights, when no one has any rights at all.”

The Canadian Prime Minister’s comments were pre-recorded and aired in the General Assembly Hall as previously agreed by the General Assembly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the inability to gather world leaders in New York as customary, this year’s General Debate will witness the largest-ever participation of heads of states and government in UN history.
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