UN / GUTERRES GA OPENING SESSION

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Addressing the General Assembly, the UN chief said, “The 77th session must be a moment of transformation — for people and planet alike. The time is now.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 13 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior UN Headquarters

13 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, General Assembly
3. Med shot, Kőrösi walks to the podium
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Csaba Kőrösi, President, 77th session of the General Assembly:
“This Hall was created as a place to build trust – to bring about peace and security, development and
human rights. We owe it to our 8 billion constituents, the people we are here to serve, to succeed in our aims.”
5. Med shot, Secretary-General walks to the podium
6. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The many challenges that defined the 76th session are still very much with us as we look to the 77th.

We face a world in peril across our work to advance peace, human rights, and sustainable development.”
7. Med shot, Guterres and Kőrösi
8. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Addressing common challenges will require continued solidarity as we demonstrate the great promise and potential of this organization. The United Nations is the home of cooperation. And the General Assembly is the life within that home.”
9. Med shot, Guterres at podium, Kőrösi at dais
10. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“And the world is looking to the members of the assembly to use all the tools at your disposal to negotiate and forge consensus and solutions. Debate. Deliberation. Diplomacy. These eternal tools represent the best pathway to a better, more peaceful world.”
11. Wide shot, General Assembly
12. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The 77th session must be a moment of transformation — for people and planet alike. The time is now.”
13. Med shot, Secretary-General walks away from the podium

STORYLINE:
Addressing the General Assembly, the UN chief said, “The 77th session must be a moment of transformation — for people and planet alike. The time is now.”

At the opening of the Seventy-Seventh Session of the United Nations General Assembly today (13 Sep), Csaba Kőrösi, President of the General Assembly, said, “This Hall was created as a place to build trust – to bring about peace and security, development and human rights. We owe it to our 8 billion constituents, the people we are here to serve, to succeed in our aims.”

Also addressing the General Assembly, António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, noted that the many challenges that defined the 76th session are still “very much with us as we look to the 77th.”

He said that addressing common challenges will require continued solidarity “as we demonstrate the great promise and potential of this organization.”

Guterres stated, “The United Nations is the home of co-operation. And the General Assembly is the life within that home.”

Secretary-General said that the months ahead would continue testing the strength and durability of the multilateral system this organization represents.

“And the world is looking to the members of the assembly to use all the tools at your disposal to negotiate and forge consensus and solutions,” he said.

“Debate. Deliberation. Diplomacy. These eternal tools represent the best pathway to a better, more peaceful world,” Guterres concluded.
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