UN / INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

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Marking the International Day of Peace, Secretary-General António Guterres said that our world faces “a stark choice — peace or perpetual peril,” adding that “we must choose peace. It’s the only option to repair our broken world.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 17 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

17 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, Guterres at the Peace Bell Ceremony

3.SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Our world faces a stark choice — peace or perpetual peril. My friends, we must choose peace. It’s the only option to repair our broken world. We call on combatants around the world to lay down their arms and observe a day of global ceasefire. We need to focus on fighting humanity’s common enemy — COVID-19. We need solidarity to end this pandemic, urgently deliver lifesaving vaccines and treatment, and support countries in the long road to recovery ahead. We need to intensify our work to reduce inequalities and end poverty. We need a bold global plan of action to heal our planet and make the transition to a green economy. Most of all, we need to renew trust in one another. “
4. Wide shot, Guterres at the Peace Bell Ceremony
5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Peace and progress depend on coming together as a human family — United in our commitment to building a better and brighter world. We cannot allow our future to be eaten away by the acids of hatred, division, conflict and mistrust. It is time to rebuild our world. To make peace with nature — and with one another. To lift each other up, instead of knocking each other down. And to live up, finally, to the true promise and potential of humanity. On this International Day of Peace, let’s re-commit to one another. Let’s re-commit to the best of humanity.”
6. Wide shot, Guterres rings the Peace Bell

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Marking the International Day of Peace, Secretary-General António Guterres said that our world faces “a stark choice — peace or perpetual peril,” adding that “we must choose peace. It’s the only option to repair our broken world.”

In his remarks at the Peace Bell Ceremony on the Occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the International Day of Peace, Secretary-General António Guterres today (17 Sep) said, “We call on combatants around the world to lay down their arms and observe a day of global ceasefire.”

The UN Chief continued, “we need to focus on fighting humanity’s common enemy — COVID-19. We need solidarity to end this pandemic, urgently deliver lifesaving vaccines and treatment, and support countries in the long road to recovery ahead. We need to intensify our work to reduce inequalities and end poverty. We need a bold global plan of action to heal our planet and make the transition to a green economy.”

Guterres reiterated, “Most of all, we need to renew trust in one another.”

The UN chief also said, “peace and progress depend on coming together as a human family — United in our commitment to building a better and brighter world.”

He added, “we cannot allow our future to be eaten away by the acids of hatred, division, conflict and mistrust. It is time to rebuild our world. To make peace with nature — and with one another.”

Guterres said, “to lift each other up, instead of knocking each other down. And to live up, finally, to the true promise and potential of humanity.”

The Secretary-General reiterated, “on this International Day of Peace, let’s re-commit to one another. Let’s re-commit to the best of humanity.”

The Peace Bell was donated by the United Nations Association of Japan in June, 1954. It has become tradition to ring the bell twice a year: on the first day of spring, at the Vernal Equinox, and on 21 September to celebrate the International Day for Peace. On the International Day for Peace, the United Nations Secretary-General rings the bell to pray for World Peace, in the presence of Representatives of Permanent Missions and officials of the UN Secretariat.
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