SENEGAL / GUTERRES VISIT

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Speaking in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, Secretary-General António Guterres said, the war in Ukraine is aggravating a “triple food, energy and financial crisis,” across Africa. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 01 MAY 2022, DAKAR SENEGAL

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1. Wide shot, Presidential Palace
2. Various shots, Secretary-General António Guterres meeting with Senegal President Macky Sall
3. Wide shot, Guterres and President Sall walk up to rostrums
4. SOUNDBITE (French) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Of course, when we talk about the socio-economic situation, it is impossible not to address the war in Ukraine and its impact on Africa. This war aggravates a triple crisis: food, energy, and financial, for the region and beyond. That's why I have created the Global Crisis Response Group on food, energy and finance, which mobilizes the United Nations, UN agencies, development banks and other International organizations.”
5. Med shot, UN delegation
6. SOUNDBITE (French) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Firstly, we must ensure a steady flow of food and of energy in open markets, removing all unnecessary restrictions on exports, allocating surpluses and reserves to those who need them and controlling food prices to calm market volatility. But let's be serious, there will be no real solution to the world food security problem without reintegrating the agricultural production of Ukraine as well as the food and fertilizer production from Russia and Belarus in the markets in spite of the war.”
7. Close up, cameraman
8. SOUNDBITE (French) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“I have said several times that we need a reform of a global financial system that is morally bankrupt. It was designed by the rich, for the rich. As a matter of urgency, greater use must be made of all the mechanisms available in the benefit of developing countries, including medium-income countries, especially in Africa."
9. Wide shot, Guterres and Sall shake hands
10. Aerial shot, UN House in Diamniadio
11. Pan right, UN House
12. Various shot, aerial views of UN House
13. Various shots, workers putting finishing touches on UN House
14. Various shots, Guterres and President Sall visiting UN House
15. Aerial shot, UN House
16. Various shots, Guterres and President Sall visiting construction site of the Institute Pasteur vaccine manufacturing facility
17. Various shots, Guterres and President Sall signing Institute Pasteur guest book

STORYLINE:

Speaking in Dakar, the capital of Senegal today (1 May) Secretary-General António Guterres said, the war in Ukraine is aggravating a “triple food, energy and financial crisis,” across Africa.

On his first visit to the continent since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Guterres said, “when we talk about the socio-economic situation, it is impossible not to address the war in Ukraine and its impact on Africa.”

The UN chief made the remarks after meeting the country’s President Macky Sall.

Guterres said, “we must ensure a steady flow of food and of energy in open markets, removing all unnecessary restrictions on exports, allocating surpluses and reserves to those who need them and controlling food prices to calm market volatility. But let's be serious, there will be no real solution to the world food security problem without reintegrating the agricultural production of Ukraine as well as the food and fertilizer production from Russia and Belarus in the markets in spite of the war.”

Before the Russian invasion began in February, the combination of climate change, conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic, was already impacting the socio-economic situation in Africa, especially in the Sahel region which includes Senegal.

The Secretary-General stressed the need for “a reform of a global financial system that is morally bankrupt.”

He said, “it was designed by the rich, for the rich. As a matter of urgency, greater use must be made of all the mechanisms available in the benefit of developing countries, including medium-income countries, especially in Africa."

Earlier in the day, Guterres and President Sall toured the new UN House being built outside Dakar. Upon completion. The new building will house the 34 UN agencies currently scattered around Dakar. The building design forms a white circular volume with seven radiant wings.

Guterres and Salle also visited a new hi-tech vaccine production facility, currently being built by the Institut Pasteur in Dakar. When completed, it will be able to produce a range of vaccines including Pfizer-BioNTech, one of the most widely used immunizations against COVID-19. It will also be able to manufacture experimental vaccines against malaria and tuberculosis.
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