UN / GUTERRES UNICEF EXHIBIT

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Secretary-General António Guterres visited a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) art installation that calls attention to the COVID-19 education emergency and raises awareness about the need for governments to keep schools open. UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / GUTERRES UNICEF EXHIBIT
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DATELINE: 02 MARCH 2021, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations Headquarters North Lawn, delegation approaching
2. Wide shot, Secretary-General’s delegation approaching
3. Pan right, UNICEF installation
4. Wide shot, Secretary-General António Guterres visiting UNICEF installation
5. Close up, UNICEF backpack
6. Various shots, Guterres visiting UNICEF installation
7. Med shot, backpacks hanging from school desks
8. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“One of the most dramatic consequences of the COVID, has been the terrible suffering that children, families, because of children that cannot attend school. Many, fortunately, had a chance to do it at least with virtual means, but for the poorest populations without internet connection, just we have millions of people out of school. And that is a tragedy. A tragedy for them, a tragedy their countries, and a tragedy for the future of humankind.”
9. Wide shot, 168 MILLION CHILDREN sign
10. Various shots, installation
11. Wide shot, Guterres and delegation walk away

STORYLINE:

Secretary-General António Guterres today (2 Mar) visited a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) art installation that calls attention to the COVID-19 education emergency and raises awareness about the need for governments to keep schools open.

The installation, ‘Pandemic Classroom,’ is a model classroom made up of 168 empty desks, each desk representing the million children living in countries where schools have been almost entirely closed – a solemn reminder of the classrooms in every corner of the world that remain empty.

Schools for more than 168 million children globally have been completely closed for almost an entire year due to COVID-19 lockdowns, according to new data released today by UNICEF. Furthermore, around 214 million children globally – or 1 in 7 – have missed more than three-quarters of their in-person learning.

The Secretary-General said, “one of the most dramatic consequences of the COVID, has been the terrible suffering that children, families, because of children that cannot attend school. Many, fortunately, had a chance to do it at least with virtual means, but for the poorest populations without internet connection, just we have millions of people out of school. And that is a tragedy. A tragedy for them, a tragedy their countries, and a tragedy for the future of humankind.”

UNICEF’s analysis of school closure report notes that 14 countries worldwide have remained largely closed since March 2020 to February 2021. Two-thirds of those countries are in Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting nearly 98 million schoolchildren. Of the 14 countries, Panama has kept schools closed for the most days, followed by El Salvador, Bangladesh, and Bolivia.
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