VANUATU / GUTERRES VISIT

18-May-2019 00:02:44
Ending his trip to the Pacific, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited Vanuatu where be praised the Government’s efforts to combat climate change. UNITED NATIONS
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STORY: VANUATU / GUTERRES VISIT
TRT: 2:44
SOURCE: UNITED NATIONS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 18 MAY 2019, VANUATU
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18 MAY 2019, VANUATU

1. Various shots, Guteress arrival, greeted by Odo Tevi, Vanuatu Permanent Representative to UN
2. Various shots, Guard of Honour Welcome Ceremony
3. Wide shot, State Office
4. Wide shot, Guterres and Tallis Obed Moses, President of Vanuatu
5. Wide shot, Green Coconut toast
6. Wide shot, Port Vila, Vanuatu
7. Wide shot, Guterres walking into Office of the Prime Minister
8. Wide shot, presser Guterres and Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Prime Minister of Vanuatu
9. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Pacific is in the frontline of the devastating impacts of climate change, but the Pacific has not contributed to climate change. On the contrary, even if, the islands are so small that they would never have a meaningful impact, the truth is that we see a lot of investment in the Pacific in renewable energies and in other forms of mitigation that should be followed and copied by some of the most developed countries in the world.”
10. Pan left, presser
11. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Vanuatu is a country that is extremely prone to natural disasters; volcanos, to earthquakes, to the consequences of climate change. But Vanuatu has adopted a very effective policy on resilience and adaptation that I believe is also an example to be followed and has an oceans policy that is absolutely exemplary.”
12.Various shots, Drone Demonstration: Minister of Health Medicine Transport & Disaster Imagery
13.Various shots, Guterres at Port Vila Market House ‘Markets for Change’
STORYLINE
Ending his trip to the Pacific, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited Vanuatu where be praised the Government’s efforts to combat climate change.

In a statement, the UN chief said climate change is now an existential threat to the Pacific countries. He called on all decision-makers around the world to show ‘enlightened self-interest’ because it is not only the Pacific that is at stake, it is the whole planet. He stressed that to save the Pacific is to save the whole planet.

During his visit, Guterres met with Tallis Obed Moses, President of Vanuatu. The two discussed the effects of climate change on the small island State and efforts being made to increase its resilience.

Guterres also met with Prime Minister Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas. In a joint press conference with the Prime Minister, the UN chief reiterated his climate action plan which revolves around three key pillars; shifting taxation from salaries to taxation of carbon; stopping the subsidization fossil fuels; and to stop building new coal plants by 2020.

Guterres stressed that the Pacific islands are on the “frontline of the devastating impacts of climate change, but the Pacific has not contributed to climate change.” He highlighted the large investments made by Pacific countries in renewable energies and “other forms of mitigation that should be followed and copied by some of the most developed countries in the world.”

The UN chief said, “Vanuatu is a country that is extremely prone to natural disasters; volcanos, to earthquakes, to the consequences of climate change. But Vanuatu has adopted a very effective policy on resilience and adaptation that I believe is also an example to be followed and has an oceans policy that is absolutely exemplary.”

Guterres also attended a drone project demonstration by UNICEF. The drones are being used to deliver vaccines to rural areas and have so far benefited more than 1,100 children under five years old and 100 pregnant women.

The Secretary-General also visited UN Women’s Port Vila Market House “Markets for Change.” The Markets for Change (M4C) project is a multi-country initiative that aims to ensure marketplaces in rural and urban areas of Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory, promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.
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