GENEVA / NOBEL PEACE PRIZE REAX

05-Oct-2018 00:01:14
The decision to award this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to two leading campaigners against sexual violence in war will help end its use as a weapon of conflict, the United Nations said on Friday. UNTV CH
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STORY: GENEVA / NOBEL PEACE PRIZE REAX
TRT: 1:14
SOURCE: UNTV CH
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

DATELINE: 5 OCTOBER 2018 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
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1. Exterior shot, Palais des Nations
2. Wide shot, podium.
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Alessandra Vellucci, Director of United Nations Information Service in Geneva:
“The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. This is really a fantastic announcement, and I think we can all congratulate the winners of this peace prize. I will recall that this is a cause that is very close to the United Nations and as you know we have a special representative who is also working in towards this, and I’m sure that this Nobel peace prize will help advance the cause of ending sexual violence as a weapon of conflict. Congratulations to the winners.”
4. Various shots, reporters
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The decision to award this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to two leading campaigners against sexual violence in war will help end its use as a weapon of conflict, the United Nations said on Friday.

“The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict,” said Alessandra Vellucci, Director of United Nations Information Service in Geneva.

Welcoming the announcement on behalf of the UN, Vellucci offered her congratulations to the winners, explaining that eradicating sexual violence in conflict remains a priority for the organization.
This work is carried out by UN Under Secretary-General Pramila Patten of Mauritius, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

“I will recall that this is a cause that is very close to the United Nations and as you know we have a special representative who is also working in towards this,” Vellucci said. “I’m sure that this Nobel Peace Prize will help advance the cause of ending sexual violence as a weapon of conflict. Congratulations to the winners.”
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