UN / GUTERRES GLOBAL CRISIS RESPONSE

08-Jun-2022 00:01:45
Briefing journalists today in New York on the impact of the war in Ukraine on the food, fuel, and finance sectors, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “This year’s food crisis is about lack of access. Next year’s could be about lack of food.” UNIFEED
Size
Format
Acquire
N/A
Hi-Res formats
DESCRIPTION
STORY: UN / GUTERRES GLOBAL CRISIS RESPONSE
TRT: 01:45
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 08 JUNE 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
SHOTLIST
RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Med shot, exterior, United Nations

08 JUNE 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Guterres walking to the podium, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“This year’s food crisis is about lack of access. Next year’s could be about lack of food.”
4. Wide shot, journalists, press room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“In reality, there is only one way to stop this gathering storm and its threats: the Russian invasion of Ukraine must end.”
6. Wide shot, journalists, press room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“But until that happens, we need immediate action on two fronts. First, we need to bring stability to global food and energy markets to break the vicious cycle of rising prices and bring relief to developing countries. Ukraine’s food production, and the food and fertilizer produced by Russia, must be brought back into world markets – despite the war.”
8. Wide shot, journalists, press room
9. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“I have asked Rebeca Grynspan and my humanitarian chief, Martin Griffiths, to coordinate two task forces to help find a package deal that allows for the safe and secure export of Ukrainian-produced food through the Black Sea and unimpeded access to global markets for Russian food and fertilizers.”
10. Wide shot, journalists, press room
11. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Second, we need to make resources available immediately to help the poorest countries and communities. Governments must be able to borrow the money they need to keep their economies afloat and their people thriving. And there is no solution to this global crisis without a solution to the economic crisis in the developing world.”
12. Wide shot, Guterres leaving the podium, press room
STORYLINE
Introducing the second report of the Global Crisis Response Group on the impact of the war in Ukraine on the food, fuel, and finance sectors, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “This year’s food crisis is about lack of access. Next year’s could be about lack of food.”

Briefing journalists today (8 June) in New York, Guterres said that the war’s impact on the food, fuel, and finance sectors is systemic, severe, and speeding up.

According to the Secretary-General, three months into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, food prices are at near-record highs, and fertilizer prices have more than doubled.

Worldwide, three out of five workers are earning less than before the pandemic.

The World Food Programme estimated the ripple effects of the war could increase the number of people facing severe food insecurity by 47 million in 2022.

“In reality, there is only one way to stop this gathering storm and its threats: the Russian invasion of Ukraine must end,” Guterres highlighted, “but until that happens, we need immediate action on two fronts.”

He explained, “First, we need to bring stability to global food and energy markets to break the vicious cycle of rising prices and bring relief to developing countries. Ukraine’s food production, and the food and fertilizer produced by Russia, must be brought back into world markets – despite the war.”

The Secretary-General asked Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and Martin Griffiths, UN humanitarian chief, to coordinate two task forces to help find a package deal that allows for the safe and secure export of Ukrainian-produced food through the Black Sea, and unimpeded access to global markets for Russian food and fertilizers.

Guterres concluded, “Second, we need to make resources available immediately to help the poorest countries and communities. Governments must be able to borrow the money they need to keep their economies afloat and their people thriving. There is no solution to this global crisis without a solution to the economic crisis in the developing world.”
Category
Personal Subjects
Geographic Subjects
Source
Alternate Title
unifeed220608b