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14-Sep-2016 00:03:16
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the global challenges pertaining to refugees and migrants and the war in Syria, as well as climate change, are the major topics that will likely figure prominently in this year’s high-level week at the United Nations. UNIFEED-UNTV
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STORY: UN / BAN PRESSER
TRT: 03:16
SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 14 SEPTEMBER 2015, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

14 SEPTEMBER 2015, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, dais
3. Pan left, press
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General:
“The international community must come together in a spirit of shared responsibility for the world’s refugees and migrants. More countries must re-settle more people who have been forced from their homes. More countries must recognize the benefits of migration. And everyone, everywhere, must stand up against the animosity that so many refugees, migrants and minority communities face.”
5. Med shot, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General:
“It is essential that intra-Syrian negotiations resume so that Syria’s long-suffering people feel a real change in their daily lives. Major countries with influence have a duty to use their influence and seize this latest opportunity to pursue a political solution to end this catastrophic conflict.”
7. Med shot, journalists
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General:
“After a two decades long consultation and negotiation process, it’s high time to discuss this matter. As I am just about to leave my position, I am urging that they should reflect the voices and aspirations of the member states. And rapidly changing, deteriorating security challenges of the international community really makes it imperative that the Security Council should be changed.”
9. Pan left, press
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General:
“This is the people’s decision, Colombian people’s decision and all this indications and reports suggest that the people of Colombia fully support this peace deal, and I sincerely hope the referendum will be a positive one.”
11. Pan left, press
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General:
“With my due respect to Prime Minister Netanyahu, I do not agree to what he said. The UN’s position on the settlements and the occupation has been clear, clearly stated on many, hundreds of times. I myself I do not remember how many times I have been stating this position. And it’s not only the United Nations, the whole international community are saying in the same, same way. The settlement is a violation of international law.”
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STORYLINE
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (14 Sep) said that the global challenges pertaining to refugees and migrants and the war in Syria, as well as climate change, are the major topics that will likely figure prominently in this year’s high-level week at the United Nations.
Addressing a press conference at Headquarters in New York, Ban said “the international community must come together in a spirit of shared responsibility for the world’s refugees and migrants”

He said “more countries must re-settle more people who have been forced from their homes. More countries must recognize the benefits of migration. And everyone, everywhere, must stand up against the animosity that so many refugees, migrants and minority communities face.”

On Syria, the Secretary-General said it was “essential that intra-Syrian negotiations resume so that Syria’s long-suffering people feel a real change in their daily lives.” Major countries with influence, he noted, “have a duty to use their influence and seize this latest opportunity to pursue a political solution to end this catastrophic conflict.”

Speaking about Security Council reform, Ban said that after a two decades long consultation and negotiation process, it was “high time to discuss this matter.”

He said that given the “rapidly changing, deteriorating security challenges of the international community” it was “imperative that the Security Council should be changed.”

On the Colombian peace process, he said “this is the people’s decision, Colombian people’s decision and all this indications and reports suggest that the people of Colombia fully support this peace deal, and I sincerely hope the referendum will be a positive one.”

The Secretary-General responded to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that dismantling Jewish settlements in occupied land would constitute ethnic cleansing.
He said “With my due respect to Prime Minister Netanyahu, I do not agree to what he said. The UN’s position on the settlements and the occupation has been clear, clearly stated on many, hundreds of times. I myself I do not remember how many times I have been stating this position. And it’s not only the United Nations, the whole international community are saying in the same, same way. The settlement is a violation of international law.”

Ban also said he is pushing for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change before the end of this year. The world’s two largest emitters, China and the United States, recently joined the accord.
World leaders are scheduled to address next week’s general debate and other events that will take place during the high-level segment of the General Assembly’s 71st session. With the Secretary-General’s second five-year term expiring on 31 December, this will be Ban’s last high-level week as the UN chief.
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