UN / PEACE BELL

20-Sep-2019 00:02:14
Ringing the Peace Bell on the occasion of the International Day of Peace marked on Friday, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called “on combatants around the world to lay down their arms and observe a day of global ceasefire and non-violence.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / PEACE BELL
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 20 SEPTEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY
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1. Zoom in, Guterres ringing the peace bell
2. Pan right, flags waving
3. Zoom in, peace bell
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Each year on this day, we come together to renew our commitment to peace and a world free of violence and strife. But we know that peace is beyond the reach of so many people and communities. Around the world, we see conflicts everywhere, tensions growing, power relations unclear and insecurities on the rise. That is why today we call on combatants around the world to lay down their arms and observe a day of global ceasefire and non-violence.”
5. Wide shot, Guterres at the podium
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“We know that peace is more than just the absence of war. It is about respect, tolerance, and thriving societies in which people live in harmony with each other and with the environment. Our theme this year is exactly “Climate Action for Peace” because we know how much climate change threatens world peace. We see it in worsening air pollution and more frequent heatwaves. Rising sea levels and disappearing lakes. Unpredictable weather patterns and forced migration.”
7. Cutaway, audience
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Natural disasters and extreme weather events -- many a direct consequence of climate change -- are displacing three times as many people as conflicts. The competition for resources is creating tensions between peoples and countries. It is no coincidence that the countries most vulnerable to climate change are often those most vulnerable to conflict and fragility.”
9. Wide shot, Guterres shaking hands with Midori Goto
10. Zoom out, UN Choir preforming
STORYLINE
Ringing the Peace Bell on the occasion of the International Day of Peace marked Friday (20 Sep) the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called “on combatants around the world to lay down their arms and observe a day of global ceasefire and non-violence.”

“Each year on this day, we come together to renew our commitment to peace and a world free of violence and strife, “said the Secretary-General. “But we know that peace is beyond the reach of so many people and communities.”

This year’s theme for the International Day of Peace is “Climate Action for Peace” said Guterres, “because we know how much climate change threatens world peace.”

On Monday (23 Sep) the Secretary-General Guterres is convening a Climate Action Summit, inviting the world leaders to, as he said, come with concrete and bold plans that will help us to keep the rise of temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius to the end of the century, achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and cut carbon emissions by 45 per cent by 2030.

“Natural disasters and extreme weather events -- many a direct consequence of climate change -- are displacing three times as many people as conflicts,” said Guterres. “It is no coincidence that the countries most vulnerable to climate change are often those most vulnerable to conflict and fragility,” he added.

The Peace Bell was donated by the United Nations Association of Japan in June, 1954. It has become tradition to ring the bell twice a year: on the first day of spring, at the Vernal Equinox, and on 21 September to celebrate the International Day for Peace. On the International Day for Peace, the United Nations Secretary-General rings the bell to pray for World Peace, in the presence of Representatives of Permanent Missions and officials of the UN Secretariat.
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