GUTERRES / WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

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In a virtual address to the Davos World Economic Forum, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that humanity has just endured a year of tragedy and crisis that we never want to repeat. However, the Secretary-General added, “the tests to our societies are continuing.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 25 JANUARY 2021, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Graphics intro, World Economic Forum
2. Tracking shot, moderator in studio
3. Wide shot, moderator in studio
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Humanity has just endured a year of tragedy and crisis that we never want to repeat. But the tests to our societies are continuing. If there is one word that characterizes today’s world, it is fragility. We see it in the impacts of the COVID-19 emergency. More than two million people have died, and we are in the worst economic crisis for nearly a century.”
5. Wide shot, moderator in studio
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“We are still far from putting in place the multi-stakeholder mechanisms that will ensure safe and equitable governance of cyberspace. We also see fragility in the disarmament regime and the growing risks of nuclear and chemical proliferation. We have reached a moment of truth. In 2021 we must address these fragilities and put the world on track. It is time to change course and take the sustainable path. And, this year, we have a unique opportunity to do so. We can use our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic to move from fragilities to resilience. But, all these threats, all these obstacles to progress, demand dialogue and collaboration.”
7. Split screen, moderator and Guterres
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“A New Social Contract within societies is needed to enable people to live in dignity. A New Social Contract, between Governments, people, civil society, business and more, must integrating employment, sustainable development and social protection, and based on equal rights and opportunities for all. It can enable young people to live in dignity; ensure women to have the same prospects and opportunities as men; and protect the sick, the vulnerable, and minorities of all kinds. Quality education and digital technology must be two great enablers and equalizers of the Contract.”
9. Wide shot, PIP, moderator in studio
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“A New Global Deal -- a new model for global governance -- should ensure that power, wealth and opportunities are shared more broadly and fairly at the international level. It must be based on full, inclusive and equal participation for developing countries in global institutions.”
11. Split screen, moderator and Guterres
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Vaccines are quickly reaching high-income countries, while the world’s poorest have none at all. If developed countries think they will be safe if they vaccinate their own countries while neglecting the developing world, they are wrong. There is now a clear, real danger of mutations making the virus more transmissible or lethal or resistant to existing vaccines. And we must act fast. Vaccine production capacity around the world needs to be massively scaled-up, licenses made available and affordability must be ensured. Vaccines must be seen as global public goods -- people’s vaccines.”
13. Split screen, moderator and Guterres

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In a virtual address to the Davos World Economic Forum, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that humanity has just endured a year of tragedy and crisis that we never want to repeat. However, the Secretary-General added, “the tests to our societies are continuing.”

“If there is one word that characterizes today’s world, it is fragility,” Secretary-General said. “We see it in the impacts of the COVID-19 emergency. More than two million people have died, and we are in the worst economic crisis for nearly a century.”

He also pointed out at the world’s fragility in regards to disarmament regime and the growing risks of nuclear and chemical proliferation as well as the lack of “the multi-stakeholder mechanisms that will ensure safe and equitable governance of cyberspace.”

Guterres said we have reached a moment of truth: In 2021, we must address these fragilities and put the world on track. It is time to change course and take the sustainable path. The Secretary-General once again called for a “reinvigorated, inclusive and networked multilateralism.”

Our common direction, according to Guterres is defined by the Sustainable Development Goals. To achieve them, he called for a New Social Contract and a New Global Deal to create equal opportunities for all and respect the rights and freedoms of all.

“A New Social Contract within societies is needed to enable people to live in dignity,” said Guterres, while a New Social Contract “between Governments, people, civil society, business and more, must integrating employment, sustainable development and social protection, and based on equal rights and opportunities for all.”

On the other hand, “a New Global Deal -- a new model for global governance -- should ensure that power, wealth and opportunities are shared more broadly and fairly at the international level,” the Secretary-General said.

Guterres also said that in the aftermath of the pandemic, the fastest way to reopen the global economy is to reach everyone, everywhere with the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Vaccines are quickly reaching high-income countries, while the world’s poorest have none at all. If developed countries think they will be safe if they vaccinate their own countries while neglecting the developing world, they are wrong. There is now a clear, real danger of mutations making the virus more transmissible or lethal or resistant to existing vaccines. And we must act fast. Vaccine production capacity around the world needs to be massively scaled-up, licenses made available and affordability must be ensured. Vaccines must be seen as global public goods -- people’s vaccines,” he said.
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