VIENNA / GUTERRES VISIT WRAP

14-May-2018 00:03:18
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said the violence in Gaza only demonstrated the need for a political solution, and only with a two-State solution would we be able to have Israelis and Palestinians living in peace and security. UNIS VIENNA / UNIDO / ORF HANDOUT
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STORY: VIENNA / GUTERRES VISIT WRAP
TRT: 03:18
SOURCE: UNIS VIENNA / UNIDO / ORF HANDOUT
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / GERMAN / NATS

DATELINE: 14 MAY 2018, VIENNA, AUSTRIA / RECENT
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UNIS VIENNA - 11 MAY 2018, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

1. Wide shot, exterior Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria

ORF HANDOUT – 14 MAY 2018, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

2. Wide shot, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Karin Kneissl at stakeout
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General:
“I think it is very important that Israel calibrates its use of force and minimizes the use of live fire. Lethal force should be used only as a last resort under imminent threat of death or serious injury. And also it is important that Hamas and the leaders of the demonstrations keep the protestors away from the fence and prevent all violent actions and provocations or attempts to breach the fence that obviously make the situation also even more serious. And again, I would underline what I already said, all this only demonstrates the need for a political solution.”
4. Wide shot, Guterres and Kneissl shaking hands

UNIDO - 14 MAY 2018, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

5. Wide shot, flags at the Vienna International Centre
7. Pan right, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Karin Kneissl arriving on the Memorial Plaza, Vienna International Centre

UNIS VIENNA - 14 MAY 2018, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

9. Wide shot, Guterres listening to Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg speaking at the 27th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General:
“Cybercrime is estimated to generate some 1.5 trillion USD in revenue per year. And as with most crime, it targets the most vulnerable.”
11. Med shot, videographers
12. Med shot, UNOC Director-General Yury Fedotov and Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl listening
13. Pan right, audience
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“While each country must decide its own drug policy, I believe there is consensus around the need for a people-centred approach, based on results rather than dogma or prejudice.”
15. Wide shot, audience

UNIS VIENNA - 11 MAY 2018, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

16. Wide shot, exterior Austrian Federal Chancellery

ORF HANDOUT- 14 MAY 2018, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

17. Wide shot, Guterres shaking hands with Sebastian Kurz, Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria
18. Wide shot, journalists
19. Wide shot, Guterres and Kurz at stakeout
20. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“I’d like to welcome that and to say that irreversible closure of the site will be an important confidence-building measure that will contribute to further efforts towards sustainable peace and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, and I look forward to this positive momentum being consolidated at the summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea.”
21. Wide shot, Guterres and Kurz at stakeout

UNIS VIENNA - 11 MAY 2018, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

22. Pan right, exterior Office of the Austrian Federal President at the Hofburg

ORF HANDOUT- 14 MAY 2018, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

23. Wide shot, Guterres stakeout with Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President of Austria
24. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General:
“We need to run faster, we need to have enhanced ambitions. We need to implement Paris, but we have to recognize that Paris is not enough. The commitments made in Paris are not sufficient for climate change to be effectively controlled.”
25. Wide shot, Guterres and van der Bellen stakeout
STORYLINE
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said the violence in Gaza only demonstrated the need for a political solution, and only with a two-State solution would we be able to have Israelis and Palestinians living in peace and security.

The Secretary-General appealed to Israel to “calibrate its use of force and minimize the use of live fire”, while calling on Hamas and the leaders of the demonstrations “prevent all violent actions and provocations” that “make the situation also even more serious.”

Guterres was speaking in the Austrian capital Vienna today (14 May), host to one of the UN headquarters offices. Officials of the organizations based at the Vienna International Centre welcomed the Secretary-General on what was his first official visit to Vienna as Secretary-General.

Addressing the opening session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which is taking place at the UN in Vienna from 14 to 18 May 2018, Guterres outlined priorities and highlighted the urgent need to tackle human trafficking, cybercrime and other global threats.

He warned that while new technologies could enable growth and development, urgent action was needed on cybercrime, which generates some 1.5 trillion USD in revenue per year. He noted that cybercrime “targets the most vulnerable,” with developing countries often lagging behind in their cyber defences, online sexual exploitation and abuse of children proliferating, and women and girls being disproportionately harmed.

On the issue of drug abuse and trafficking, Guterres pointed to the experience of Portugal, which introduced non-criminal, health-based responses to the possession of drugs for personal use during his own previous tenure as Prime Minister. He pointed out that Portugal now had one of the lowest death rates for drug use in Europe, and that while each country must decide its own drug policy, he believed there was consensus around the need for “a people-centred approach, based on results rather than dogma or prejudice”. He called for a balanced, comprehensive approach to drug policy line with progress made at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem in 2016.

Earlier in the day, Guterres held meetings with the Austrian government officials. Speaking to reporters after his meeting with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Guterres welcomed the commitment by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to dismantle its nuclear test site at Punggye-ri as an important “confidence-building measure” that that will support efforts towards sustainable peace and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
He expressed hope that the “positive momentum” will be consolidated during the summit between the United States and North Korea, scheduled for next month.

Addressing the media after his meeting with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, Guterres paid tribute the Austrian President’s leadership on climate change. Calling for more leadership on the issue, the Secretary-General said climate change was running faster than we are, and as such “we need to run faster; we need to have enhanced ambitions.” Guterres said, “We need to implement Paris, but we have to recognize that Paris is not enough; the commitments made in Paris are not sufficient for climate change to be effectively controlled.”

The Secretary-General is expected to deliver a keynote address tomorrow during the R20 Austrian World Summit in Vienna, an annual event on sustainable development organized by the former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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