UN / BLACK SEA INITIATIVE UPDATE

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The Joint Coordination Centre was officially inaugurated in Istanbul to facilitate the implementation of the Black Sea Grain Initiative to establish a humanitarian maritime corridor to allow ships to export grain and related foodstuffs from Ukraine, a UN spokesperson informed. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 27 JULY 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior UN Headquarters

27 JULY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Joint Coordination Centre was officially inaugurated today in Istanbul, with representatives of Ukraine, the Russian Federation, Türkiye and the United Nations. The JCC will facilitate the implementation of the Black Sea Grain Initiative to establish a humanitarian maritime corridor to allow ships to export grain and related foodstuffs from Ukraine.”
4. Wide shot, briefing room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Welcoming the launch of the JCC, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, noted that the swift opening of the Joint Coordination Centre was made possible with the invaluable support from Türkiye in providing the parties with a physical platform to help operationalize the Black Sea Grain Initiative and with the commitment by the Russian Federation and Ukraine in nominating and sending quickly their senior representatives to work together, directly and in partnership in implementing the agreement.”
6. Close up, journalist asking question
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Present at the ceremony was the UN interim representative to the JCC, Frederick J. Kenney Jr, who is leading the UN’s efforts on the ground in facilitating the parties’ efforts to operationalize the agreement. The JCC will enable the safe transportation, by merchant ships, of commercial foodstuffs and fertilizer from three key Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea: Odesa, Chornomorsk and Yuzhny. ”
8. Close up, journalist asking question
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Centre will monitor the movement of commercial vessels to ensure compliance with the Initiative, focus on export of bulk commercial grain and related food commodities only, as well as ensure the on-site control and monitoring of cargo from Ukrainian ports and report on shipments facilitated through the Initiative.”
10. Wide shot, briefing room

STORYLINE:

The Joint Coordination Centre was officially inaugurated in Istanbul to facilitate the implementation of the Black Sea Grain Initiative to establish a humanitarian maritime corridor to allow ships to export grain and related foodstuffs from Ukraine, a UN spokesperson informed.

Briefing journalists today (27 July) in New York, UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said that representatives of Ukraine, the Russian Federation, Türkiye and the United Nations were present at the inauguration.

Welcoming the launch of the JCC, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, noted that the swift opening of the Joint Coordination Centre was made possible with the invaluable support from Türkiye in providing the parties with a physical platform to help operationalize the Black Sea Grain Initiative and with the commitment by the Russian Federation and Ukraine in nominating and sending quickly their senior representatives to work together, directly and in partnership in implementing the agreement.

Present at the ceremony was the UN interim representative to the JCC, Frederick J. Kenney Jr, who is leading the UN’s efforts on the ground in facilitating the parties’ efforts to operationalize the agreement.

According to the spokesperson, “the JCC will enable the safe transportation, by merchant ships, of commercial foodstuffs and fertilizer from three key Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea: Odesa, Chornomorsk and Yuzhny.”

Haq also said that the Centre “will monitor the movement of commercial vessels to ensure compliance with the Initiative, focus on export of bulk commercial grain and related food commodities only, as well as ensure the on-site control and monitoring of cargo from Ukrainian ports and report on shipments facilitated through the Initiative.”
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