UN / COVID-19 GUTERRES TRUDEAU HOLNESS

28-May-2020 00:01:57
United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres; along with Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness; and Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau briefed reporters following the High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / COVID-19 GUTERRES TRUDEAU HOLNESS
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 28 MAY 2020, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Tilt up, exterior UN Headquarters

28 MAY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, conference room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We cannot contemplate a return to the same failed priorities and systems. We must invest in a sustainable and inclusive recovery. Too often, speed and greed have triumphed over compassion, solidarity and humanity. This pandemic is reminding us that the important things in life require investment – in people; in physical and mental wellbeing; in protecting our environment and in combating inequalities, including gender inequality. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change address precisely the failures that are being exposed and exploited by COVID-19.”
4. Wide shot, conference room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Andrew Holness, Prime Minister, Jamaica:
“There is general agreement that the response to this pandemic will require large-scale, comprehensive multilateral effort, particularly to support countries most in need. By recovering better we mean that countries vulnerable to systemic shock must be made more resilient from an economic, social, and environmental standpoint.”
6. Wide shot, conference room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada:
“This global pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for our modern world, but is also an unique opportunity to adjust our international institutions so they are more fit for purpose. Today we began a conversation on how we can emerge from this global crisis as a stronger and more cohesive world. We are forming six discussion groups to submit concrete proposals by mid-July on the path forward.”
8. Wide shot, conference room
STORYLINE
United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres; along with Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness; and Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeautoday (28 May) briefed reporters following the High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, “we cannot contemplate a return to the same failed priorities and systems,” calling for investment in “a sustainable and inclusive recovery.”

Too often, Guterres said, “speed and greed have triumphed over compassion, solidarity and humanity,” adding that “this pandemic is reminding us that the important things in life require investment – in people; in physical and mental wellbeing; in protecting our environment and in combating inequalities, including gender inequality.”

He said the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change “address precisely the failures that are being exposed and exploited by COVID-19.”

The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, said there was “general agreement that the response to this pandemic will require large-scale, comprehensive multilateral effort, particularly to support countries most in need.”

Holness said recovering better means “countries vulnerable to systemic shock must be made more resilient from an economic, social, and environmental standpoint.”

For his part, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the global pandemic “is also an unique opportunity to adjust our international institutions so they are more fit for purpose.”

Trudeau said, “today we began a conversation on how we can emerge from this global crisis as a stronger and more cohesive world.”

The Canadian Prime Minister told reporters that six discussion groups will be formed “to submit concrete proposals by mid-July on the path forward.”
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