UN / GUTERRES ROBINSON CHARTER

09-Jan-2020 00:02:19
Addressing the Security Council, Secretary-General António Guterres said, “at this time when global fault-lines risk exploding, we must return to fundamental principles; we must return to the framework that has kept us together; we must come home to the UN Charter.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / GUTERRES ROBINSON CHARTER
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DATELINE: 09 JANUARY 2020, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, UN headquarters

09 JANUARY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. Med shot, Secretary-General António Guterres addressing Council
4. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“At this time when global fault-lines risk exploding, we must return to fundamental principles; we must return to the framework that has kept us together; we must come home to the UN Charter. Strengthening our commitment to that resilient, adaptable and visionary document – and thus to the very notion of international cooperation itself – remains the most effective way to collectively face the global challenges of this grave moment, and the decade before us.”
5. Med shot, Guterres addressing Council
6. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“At this time of global divisions and turmoil, the Charter remains our shared framework of international cooperation for the common good. In an era of spreading hatred and impunity, the Charter reminds us of the primacy of the rule of law and human dignity. And in a time of rapid transformation and technological change, the Charter’s values and objectives endure.”
7. Med shot, Guterres addressing Council
8. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The peaceful settlement of disputes. The equal rights of men and women. Non-intervention, self-determination and the sovereign equality of Member States. And clear rules governing the use of force, as set out in Article 2, paragraph 4, and Chapter VII of the Charter. These principles are not favours or concessions. They are the foundation of international relations and they are core to peace and international law.”
9. Med shot, delegates
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Mary Robinson, Chair of The Elders:
“It is my understanding that Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was due to address this chamber today. He was going to speak about the role of the UN Charter in supporting international peace and security but has been prevented from doing so as tensions have arisen between Iran and the United States. This is highly regrettable. It is precisely in times such as these, that we need to hear the voices of all concerned.”
11. Wide shot, Council
STORYLINE
Addressing the Security Council, Secretary-General António Guterres today (9 Jan) said, “at this time when global fault-lines risk exploding, we must return to fundamental principles; we must return to the framework that has kept us together; we must come home to the UN Charter.”

The Secretary-General said, “strengthening our commitment to that resilient, adaptable and visionary document – and thus to the very notion of international cooperation itself – remains the most effective way to collectively face the global challenges of this grave moment, and the decade before us.”

He said the UN Charter “remains our shared framework of international cooperation for the common good,” and “in a time of rapid transformation and technological change, the Charter’s values and objectives endure.”

He stressed these principles and objectives, peaceful settlement of disputes, equal rights of men and women, non-intervention, self-determination and the sovereign equality of Member States, as well as clear rules governing the use of force, “are not favours or concessions,” but are “the foundation of international relations and they are core to peace and international law.”

Former President of Ireland and Chair of The Elders, Mary Robinson, noted that Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was due to address the Council today but was “prevented from doing so as tensions have arisen between Iran and the United States.”

Robinson said this was “highly regrettable,” and added that “it is precisely in times such as these, that we need to hear the voices of all concerned.”

Today’s high-level meeting was convened by the Permanent Mission of Vietnam and included briefings from its Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, as well as the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, Estonia‘s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Unnas Reinsalu, and Germany’s Minister of State in the Federal Foreign Office, Michelle Muntefering.
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