UN / GUTERRES PRESSER

Preview Language:   Original
14-Sep-2022 00:03:44
Ahead of the High-Level Week of the General Assembly, the United Nations’ Secretary-General said his message to the world leaders gathering in New York is clear: “Lower the temperature now, don’t flood the world today, don’t drown it tomorrow.” UNIFEED

Available Language: English
Type
Language
Format
Acquire
/
English
Other Formats
Description
STORY: UN / GUTERRES PRESSER
TRT: 3:44
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 14 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations
2. Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“What is happening in Pakistan demonstrates the sheer inadequacy of the global response to the climate crisis, and the betrayal and injustice at the heart of it. Whether it is Pakistan, the Horn of Africa, the Sahel, small islands or Least Developed Countries, the world’s most vulnerable – who did nothing to cause this crisis – are paying a horrific price for decades of intransigence by big emitters.”
4. Wide shot, journalists in the briefing room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“So my message to world leaders gathering here is clear: Lower the temperature — now. Don’t flood the world today; don’t drown it tomorrow.”
6. Wide shot, press briefing room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The General Assembly is meeting at a time of great peril. Geostrategic divides are the widest they have been since at least the Cold War. They are paralyzing the global response to the dramatic challenges we face. Our world is blighted by war, battered by climate chaos, scarred by hate, and shamed by poverty, hunger, and inequality.”
8. Close up, journalist asking question
9. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The solidarity envisioned in the United Nations Charter is being devoured by the acids of nationalism and self-interest. By a shocking disregard for the poorest and most vulnerable in our world. By politicians who play to people’s worst instincts for partisan gain. By prejudice, discrimination, misinformation and hate speech that pit people against one another. By a global financial system that penalizes those with the least. By fossil fuel corporations killing the planet to rake in the most.”
10. Wide shot, press briefing room
11. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“As fractures deepen and trust evaporates, we need to come together around solutions. Solutions like those that will be showcased at the Transforming Education Summit. People need to see results in their everyday lives, or they will lose faith in their governments and institutions, and they will lose hope in the future.”
12. Wide shot, press briefing room
13. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The last time I spoke with President Putin was this morning. That is the reason why I came late to the press conference. And we had the opportunity to discuss the Black Sea Grain Initiative and its extension and expansion, possible expansion.”
14. Close up, journalist asking question
15. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“On the other hand, we discussed the questions of prisoners of war. We discussed the fact-finding mission. The fact-finding mission will be able to go to the area in which the attack that victimized so many prisoners of war took place. It will be able to go [and ]there will be no obstacle from the Russian side, for it to go through whatever way we choose. And that is very important.”
16. Med shot, journalists asking questions

STORYLINE:

Ahead of the High-Level Week of the General Assembly, the United Nations’ Secretary-General said his message to the world leaders gathering in New York is clear: “Lower the temperature now, don’t flood the world today, don’t drown it tomorrow.”

António Guterres spoke to journalists today (14 Sep) in New York, where he recalled his trip last week to Pakistan to assess the damage caused by extensive flooding.

The UN chief said that “what is happening in Pakistan demonstrates the sheer inadequacy of the global response to the climate crisis, and the betrayal and injustice at the heart of it.”

“Whether it is Pakistan, the Horn of Africa, the Sahel, small islands or Least Developed Countries, the world’s most vulnerable – who did nothing to cause this crisis – are paying a horrific price for decades of intransigence by big emitters,” Guterres continued.

For the Secretary-General, “the General Assembly is meeting at a time of great peril.”

Guterres highlighted “geostrategic divides are the widest they have been since at least the Cold War”, saying they are “paralyzing the global response to the dramatic challenges we face.”

For the UN chief, “our world is blighted by war, battered by climate chaos, scarred by hate, and shamed by poverty, hunger, and inequality.”

Guterres believes “the solidarity envisioned in the United Nations Charter is being devoured by the acids of nationalism and self-interest.”

“By a shocking disregard for the poorest and most vulnerable in our world. By politicians who play to people’s worst instincts for partisan gain. By prejudice, discrimination, misinformation and hate speech that pit people against one another. By a global financial system that penalizes those with the least. By fossil fuel corporations killing the planet to rake in the most,” said the Secretary-General.

“As fractures deepen and trust evaporates,” Guterres continued, the world needs “to come together around solutions.”

According to him, solutions like those that will be showcased at the Transforming Education Summit, happening next Monday (19 Sep).

“People need to see results in their everyday lives, or they will lose faith in their governments and institutions, and they will lose hope in the future,” said Guterres.

The UN chief also spoke about the war in Ukraine, telling journalists he had arrived late to the press briefing because he was speaking, on the phone, with President Vladimir Putin of Russia.

Guterres said they discussed the extension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative and its possible expansion.

Also on the agenda, was the question of prisoners of war and a fact-finding mission about possible human rights violations.

“The fact-finding mission will be able to go to the area in which the attack that victimized so many prisoners of war took place. It will be able to go [and] there will be no obstacle from the Russian side, for it to go through whatever way we choose. And that is very important,” said Guterres.
Series
Category
Personal Subjects
Creator
UNIFEED
Alternate Title
unifeed220914c
Asset ID
2932540