GA / BARBADOS MOTTLEY

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Addressing the general debate of the 77th Session of the General Assembly of the UN on Thursday, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said, “a Security Council that retains the power of veto in the hands of a few will still lead us to war, as we have seen this year.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 22 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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20 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UN headquarters exterior

22 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Mottley walking to dais
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister, Barbados:
“It is just within our power to be able to make that difference and that definable change, and we must decide whether we want to stand for peace, or whether we want to stand for love and whether we want to stand for prosperity, knowing that we choose to do so at the most difficult time and from the most difficult and deep place that we can do so, in a very, very long time.”
4. Wide shot, General Assembly Hall
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister, Barbados:
“We believe that a Security Council that retains the power of veto in the hands of a few will still lead us to war, as we have seen this year.”
6. Med shot, Barbadian delegates
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister, Barbados:
“The century in which we live does not only demand of us the eradication of poverty, which remains a noble goal, but it demands of us equally the protection of global public goods. All of us in here have suffered as a result of the weakest of us being unable to rise to the occasion for the protection of public health.”
8. Med shot, delegates
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister, Barbados:
“Any attempt to deny that the climate crisis has manmade origins is an attempt to delude ourselves and to admit that we want to be accomplices in the continued death and loss and damage that ensues to the people who are the victims of it.”
10. Med shot, Mottley at dais
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister, Barbados:
“We can't be lost in a conflict and lost in the climate crisis, and lost in the pandemic, and forget fundamentally what our mission is. I commend those who continue to remember that, but I ask for us to reach a global compact that Financing for Development cannot be short-term financing and that it needs to be at least 30-year money.”
12. Med shot, Barbadian delegates
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister, Barbados:
“This is our world, and this is our time to make that defining difference. And many of the things that have put before us today don't require money, but they require a commitment, and they require political will.”
14. Wide shot, Mottley at dais, delegates
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister, Barbados:
“With the power of the pen, we can impose natural disaster and Pandemic clauses in our debt. With the power of the pen, we can change the capital that is available to multilateral development banks, that will remove the barriers that currently exist for us to fight poverty. With those commitments, we can make a difference in today's world and let us do so recognizing that a world that reflects an imperialistic order and hypocrisy and lack of transparency will not achieve that mission.”
16. Various shots, Barbadian delegates, Mottley leaving the podium

STORYLINE:
Addressing the general debate of the 77th Session of the General Assembly of the UN on Thursday (22 Sep), Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said, “a Security Council that retains the power of veto in the hands of a few will still lead us to war, as we have seen this year.”

Mottley stated, “It is just within our power, to be able to make that difference and that definable change, and we must decide whether we want to stand for peace, or whether we want to stand for love and whether we want to stand for prosperity, knowing that we choose to do so at the most difficult time and from the most difficult and deep place that we can do so, in a very, very long time.”

She said, “The century in which we live does not only demand of us the eradication of poverty, which remains a noble goal, but it demands of us equally, the protection of global public goods. All of us in here have suffered as a result of the weakest of us being unable to rise to the occasion for the protection of public health.”

Talking about climate change, Mottley also said that any attempt to deny that the climate crisis has manmade origins is “an attempt to delude ourselves and to admit that we want to be accomplices in the continued death and loss and damage that ensues to the people who are the victims of it.”

She stated, “We can't be lost in a conflict and lost in the climate crisis, and lost in the pandemic, and forget fundamentally what our mission is. I commend those who continue to remember that, but I ask for us to reach a global compact that Financing for Development cannot be short-term financing and that it needs to be at least 30-year money.”

She continued, “This is our world, and this is our time to make that defining difference. And many of the things that have put before us today don't require money, but they require a commitment, and they require political will.”

She concluded, “With the power of the pen, we can impose natural disaster and pandemic clauses in our debt. With the power of the pen, we can change the capital that is available to multilateral development banks, that will remove the barriers that currently exist for us to fight poverty. With those commitments, we can make a difference in today's world and let us do so recognizing that a world that reflects an imperialistic order and hypocrisy and lack of transparency will not achieve that mission.”
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