PARIS / UNESCO GUTERRES

12-Nov-2019 00:01:26
Secretary-General António Guterres addressed UNESCO’s General Conference in Paris and reiterated the organization’s central role to bring the world together. He said, “we must prove the value of international cooperation by addressing the real problems and anxieties that people face.” UNESCO
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STORY: PARIS / UNESCO GUTERRES
TRT: 01:26
SOURCE: UNESCO
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 12 NOVEMBER 2019, PARIS, FRANCE
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1. Zoom in, Secretary-General António Guterres greeted by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay
2. Zoom in, Guterres and Azoulay photo op
3. Wide shot, Guterres addressing UNESCO’s General Conference
4. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Multilateralism has a proven record of service to people everywhere. But it is not enough to proclaim the virtues of multilateralism; to most people the word itself means very little. We must prove the value of international cooperation by addressing the real problems and anxieties that people face. We need a networked multilateralism, including closer ties with regional organizations and the international financial institutions. This is crucial in working across the UN pillars of peace, sustainable development and human rights.”
5. Wide shot, Guterres addressing UNESCO’s General Conference
6. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“A world of cracks and fault-lines is not sustainable. In this context, UNESCO’s work is central to bringing the world together. You carry out vital efforts to help the world address ethical issues in science and technology, to share the benefits of knowledge. I welcome the fact that this General Conference seems to be close to launching a process towards a global normative instrument about the ethics of Artificial Intelligence.”
7. Wide shot, audience
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Secretary-General António Guterres today (12 Nov) addressed UNESCO’s General Conference in Paris and reiterated the organization’s central role to bring the world together. He said, “we must prove the value of international cooperation by addressing the real problems and anxieties that people face.”

Guterres said, “we need a networked multilateralism, including closer ties with regional organizations and the international financial institutions. This is crucial in working across the UN pillars of peace, sustainable development and human rights.”

The Secretary-General highlighted UNESCO’s work to address ethical issues in science and technology, as well as its fundamental role to coordinate and monitor global efforts to promote education.

The Secretary-General also met some of UNESCO’s young staffers and representatives and reminded them that they are agents of change in international organizations.

He said, “a world of cracks and fault-lines is not sustainable. In this context, UNESCO’s work is central to bringing the world together. You carry out vital efforts to help the world address ethical issues in science and technology, to share the benefits of knowledge. I welcome the fact that this General Conference seems to be close to launching a process towards a global normative instrument about the ethics of Artificial Intelligence.”

Guterres underscored the importance of bringing young people to the table as key partners, and praised UNESCO’s efforts to include their voices, which include holding a major event at the General Conference, and the Youth Forum.


Last night, immediately after his intervention at the Paris Peace Forum, the Secretary-General had a bilateral meeting with President Emmanuel Macron. Their conversation focused on the need to redouble global efforts to fight climate change.

He also attended a dinner, hosted by the French President, for heads of States and heads of international organizations participating in the Paris Peace Forum.
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