UN / GUTERRES GA 75 ANNIVERSARY

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“The work of the General Assembly has helped to boost global health, literacy, and living standards, and to promote human rights and gender equality,” the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a virtual event marking the 75th anniversary of the world body. UNIFEED /FILE

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DATELINE: 10 JANUARY 2021, NEW YORK CITY /FILE

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10 JANUARY 2021, NEW YORK CITY /FILE

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1. Exterior shot, UN flag at the UN Headquarters

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2. Wide shot, moderator with Guterres in PIP
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“In many ways, the vision of our founders has been vindicated. There has not been a Third World War. Since 1945, the world has enjoyed the longest period in recorded history without a military confrontation between major powers. That in itself is a great achievement, of which the United Nations and its Member States can be rightly proud.”
4. Wide shot, moderator with Guterres in PIP
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“The General Assembly, where States have gathered for 75 years to debate the most important issues of our age, has seen many historic moments. And its daily work has played an enormous part in formulating and upholding laws on key global goods, from human rights and environmental protection to arms control and war crimes. The work of the General Assembly has helped to boost global health, literacy, and living standards, and to promote human rights and gender equality.”
6. Wide shot, moderator with Guterres in PIP
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“In the past year, the United Nations has been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization has led the global health response and coordinated the provision of essential equipment, training and services. Early in the pandemic, the General Assembly acted swiftly to pass a resolution calling for global solidarity to fight the virus.”
8. Wide shot, moderator with Guterres in PIP
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“While we are proud of our collective achievements, we are also aware of our failures. The climate emergency is already upon us and the global response has been utterly inadequate. The past decade was the hottest in human history. Carbon dioxide levels are at record highs. Apocalyptic fires and floods, cyclones and hurricanes are becoming the new normal. If we don’t change course, we may be headed for a catastrophic temperature rise of more than 3 degrees this century.”
10. Wide shot, moderator with Guterres in PIP
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Today’s war is against a microscopic virus. Tomorrow’s could be against terrorists in cyberspace. And we are still losing the long battle against climate change. Conflict is no longer a matter of military and economic might alone, just as power is no longer the sole preserve of states.”
12. Wide shot, moderator with Guterres in PIP
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“While the need for international cooperation continues, we must expand our idea of what that means. In our interconnected world, we need a networked multilateralism, so that global and regional organizations communicate and work together towards common goals. And we need an inclusive multilateralism, based on the equal representation of women, and taking in young people, civil society, business and technology, cities and regions, science and academia.”
14. Wide shot, moderator with Guterres in PIP
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Women’s leadership and equal participation are keyways to address the global challenges we face. The past year has highlighted the effectiveness of women’s leadership, adding to evidence that gender-balanced decision-making leads to stronger climate agreements, greater investment in social protection, longer-lasting peace, and more innovation. Achieving women’s equal representation requires bold action, and I am proud of our success in this area over the past four years.”
16. Wide shot, moderator with Guterres in PIP
17. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Today, I see growing momentum for change, from grassroots activists, young people and civil society, and from businesses, cities, regions, and governments in the United Nations General Assembly. Together, I am confident that we can emerge from COVID-19 and lay the foundations for a cleaner, safer, fairer world for all, and for generations to come.”
18. Graphic jingle of the event with Bozkir speaking in PIP

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19. Close up, UN logo on the wall
20. Med shot, Temporary Chairman Eduardo Zuleta Angel gavel
21. Wide shot, delegates
22. Wide shot, Angel speaking
23. Pan right, from Angel speaking to delegates applauding

STORYLINE:

“The work of the General Assembly has helped to boost global health, literacy, and living standards, and to promote human rights and gender equality,” the UN Secretary-General said in a virtual event marking the 75th anniversary of the world body and called for “a networked multilateralism, so that global and regional organizations communicate and work together towards common goals.”

On 10 January 1946 in the UK’s capital, London, representatives of 51 nations convened the first session of the UN General Assembly.

Marking the 75th anniversary of the historic meeting, the UN Chief Antonio Guterres said “in many ways, the vision of our founders has been vindicated. There has not been a Third World War. Since 1945, the world has enjoyed the longest period in recorded history without a military confrontation between major powers. That in itself is a great achievement, of which the United Nations and its Member States can be rightly proud.”

He also said “The General Assembly, where States have gathered for 75 years to debate the most important issues of our age, has seen many historic moments. And its daily work has played an enormous part in formulating and upholding laws on key global goods, from human rights and environmental protection to arms control and war crimes.”

The Secretary-General noted that the United Nations has been “on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic,” with its health body, the World Health Organization, leading “the global health response” and coordinating the provision of “essential equipment, training and services.”

“Early in the pandemic, the General Assembly acted swiftly to pass a resolution calling for global solidarity to fight the virus,” he also said.
Guterres then turned to the shortcomings of the organization.

“While we are proud of our collective achievements, we are also aware of our failures,” he said, underlining the “inadequate” global response to climate emergency.

“If we don’t change course, we may be headed for a catastrophic temperature rise of more than 3 degrees this century.” Guterres cautioned.

The Secretary-General also said, “while the need for international cooperation continues, we must expand our idea of what that means, In our interconnected world, we need a networked multilateralism, so that global and regional organizations communicate and work together towards common goals.”

Such “inclusive multilateralism” according to Guterres, needs to be based on the “equal representation of women, and taking in young people, civil society, business and technology, cities and regions, science and academia.”

“Women’s leadership and equal participation are keyways to address the global challenges we face,” Guterres said, highlighting examples of “effectiveness of women’s leadership,” which contributed greatly to the fighting against coronavirus pandemic, adding “to evidence that gender-balanced decision-making leads to stronger climate agreements, greater investment in social protection, longer-lasting peace, and more innovation.”

“Achieving women’s equal representation requires bold action, and I am proud of our success in this area over the past four years,” the UN chief said.

Guterres ended his remarks on a positive note, saying “I see growing momentum for change, from grassroots activists, young people and civil society, and from businesses, cities, regions, and governments in the United Nations General Assembly. Together, I am confident that we can emerge from COVID-19 and lay the foundations for a cleaner, safer, fairer world for all, and for generations to come.”

Other participants in the event included Lord Tariq Ahmad, UK’s Minister of State for the Commonwealth and United Nations and the current President of the UN General Assembly Volkan Bokir who said in his remarks that the General Assembly remains “a shining example of multilateralism where every country, no matter how big or small, gets one equal vote.”
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