UN / MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY

18-Jul-2022 00:03:57
Under the theme of taking action and inspiring change, the International Day was celebrated through a special event at UN Headquarters in New York, where Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, delivered the keynote address. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY
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DATELINE: 18 JULY 2022, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations Headquarters

18 JULY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Pan right, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, arrive at General Assembly Hall
3. Wide shot, General Assembly
4. Wide shot, General Assembly dais
5. Wide shot, Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed walks up to the rostrum
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Today and every day, let us honour Nelson Mandela’s legacy by taking action. By speaking out against hate and standing up for human rights. By embracing our common humanity – rich in diversity, equal in dignity, united in solidarity. And by together making our world more just, compassionate, prosperous, and sustainable for all.”
7. Wide shot, Mohammed walks away
8. Wide shot, delegates applauding
9. Wide shot, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex walks up to the rostrum
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex:
“We’re living through a pandemic that continues to ravage communities in every corner of the globe. Climate change wreaking havoc on our planet, with the most vulnerable suffering most of all. The few, weaponizing lies and disinformation at the expense of the many. And from the horrific war in Ukraine to the rolling back of constitutional rights here in the United States, we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom—the cause of Mandela’s life.”
11. Pan right, GA delegates
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex:
“And in this moment, we have a choice to make. We can grow apathetic, succumb to anger, or yield to despair, surrendering to the gravity of what we’re up against. Or we can do what Mandela did, every single day inside that 7-by-9-foot prison cell on Robben Island—and every day outside of it, too. We can find meaning and purpose in the struggle. We can wear our principles as armour.”
13. Pan right, GA delegates
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex:
“The water is rising all around us—in some places, quite literally. So, it’s more important than ever that we seek a purpose greater than ourselves and get to work. After all, Mandela was not only a man of conscience. He was a man of action. He organized millions. Inspired billions. Joined hands—not only with those who loved him, but those who had once jailed him—to build a better future for all.”
15. Various shots, delegates applauding
16. Wide shot, New York City Mayor Eric Adams walks up to the rostrum
17. SOUNDBITE (English) Eric Adams, Mayor, New York City:
“The ongoing crises of COVID, war, and crime have imprisoned us in our own Robben Island prisons. But these are temporary conditions. They're not life sentences. My own personal story is a reflection of that. I was dyslexic and denied support services as a child. I was arrested as a youth and felt rejected as the person, but I knew it was not the end, not a barrier. And today I stand before you energized for all that I have endured on my journey too.”
18. Various shots, delegates applauding
19. Wide shot, photo op with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, GA President Abdulla Shahid, Mayor Eric Adams, Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, SDG Advocate Eddie Ndopu of South Africa, and Laureates of the 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize
STORYLINE
Under the theme of taking action and inspiring change, the International Day was celebrated today (18 Jul) through a special event at UN Headquarters in New York, where Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, delivered the keynote address.

Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, addressed the Nelson Mandela Day event, organized by the General Assembly and read a message of the Secretary-General in which Guterres called on everyone to honour Nelson Mandela’s legacy by taking action.

Reading the Secretary-General’s message, Mohammed said, “today and every day, let us honour Nelson Mandela’s legacy by taking action. By speaking out against hate and standing up for human rights. By embracing our common humanity – rich in diversity, equal in dignity, united in solidarity. And by together making our world more just, compassionate, prosperous, and sustainable for all.”

In his keynote address, Prince Harry said, “we’re living through a pandemic that continues to ravage communities in every corner of the globe. Climate change wreaking havoc on our planet, with the most vulnerable suffering most of all. The few, weaponizing lies and disinformation at the expense of the many. And from the horrific war in Ukraine to the rolling back of constitutional rights here in the United States, we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom—the cause of Mandela’s life.”

He said, “we have a choice to make. We can grow apathetic, succumb to anger, or yield to despair, surrendering to the gravity of what we’re up against. Or we can do what Mandela did, every single day inside that 7-by-9-foot prison cell on Robben Island—and every day outside of it, too. We can find meaning and purpose in the struggle. We can wear our principles as armour.”

The Duke of Sussex said, “the water is rising all around us—in some places, quite literally. So, it’s more important than ever that we seek a purpose greater than ourselves and get to work. After all, Mandela was not only a man of conscience. He was a man of action. He organized millions. Inspired billions. Joined hands—not only with those who loved him, but those who had once jailed him—to build a better future for all.”

For his part, New York City Mayor Eric Adams said, “the ongoing crises of COVID, war, and crime have imprisoned us in our own Robben Island prisons. But these are temporary conditions. They're not life sentences. My own personal story is a reflection of that. I was dyslexic and denied support services as a child. I was arrested as a youth and felt rejected as the person, but I knew it was not the end, not a barrier. And today I stand before you energized for all that I have endured on my journey too.”

And before this morning’s event, the Deputy Secretary-General met with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and SDG Advocate Eddie Ndopu of South Africa. The Deputy Secretary-General welcomed the commitment of the Duke and the Duchess as well as their work towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Deputy Secretary-General emphasized the urgent need for global unity and solidarity and the empowerment of young people to fight for global change.
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