UN / GUTERRES LIBYA SLAVERY REAX

20-Nov-2017 00:01:46
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said he was “horrified at news reports and video footage showing African migrants in Libya reportedly being sold as slaves” and called upon all “competent authorities to investigate these activities without delay and to bring the perpetrators to justice.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / GUTEERS LIBYA SLAVERY REAX
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DATELINE: 20 NOVEMBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY
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1. Wide shot, exterior, UN Headquarters

20 NOVEMBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Pan right, Guterres walking to stakeout
3. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“I am horrified at news reports and video footage showing African migrants in Libya reportedly being sold as slaves. I abhor these appalling acts and call upon all competent authorities to investigate these activities without delay and to bring the perpetrators to justice. And I have asked the relevant United Nations actors to actively pursue this matter. Slavery has no place in our world and these actions are among the most egregious abuses of human rights and may amount to crimes against humanity. I urge every nation to adopt and apply the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its protocol on trafficking in persons and I urge the international community to unite in fighting this scourge. This also reminds us of the need to address migration flows in a comprehensive and humane manner: through development cooperation aiming at addressing its root causes, through a meaningful increase of all the opportunities for legal migration and through an enhanced international cooperation in cracking down on smugglers and traffickers and protecting the rights of their victims.”
4. Zoom out, Guterres leaving
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The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said he was “horrified at news reports and video footage showing African migrants in Libya reportedly being sold as slaves” and called upon all “competent authorities to investigate these activities without delay and to bring the perpetrators to justice.”

In a CNN video report released last week, young men from sub-Saharan Africa are seen being auctioned and sold as farm workers.

At the press stakeout Monday (20 Nov) in New York, the UN Secretary-General said “I abhor these appalling acts” and added that he had asked “the relevant United Nations actors to actively pursue this matter.”

Guterres said “slavery has no place in our world and these actions are among the most egregious abuses of human rights and may amount to crimes against humanity.”

He also underlined “the need to address migration flows in a comprehensive and humane manner.”
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