UN / NON-PROLIFERATION NUCLEAR WEAPONS

22-Aug-2022 00:02:48
Addressing a Security Council meeting on Promoting Common Security Through Dialogue and Cooperation, Secretary-General António Guterres said “today’s collective security system is being tested like never before” and stressed that “nuclear saber-rattling must stop” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / NON-PROLIFERATION NUCLEAR WEAPONS
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DATELINE: 22 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, flags outside UN Headquarters

22 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. Wide shot, Council dais
4. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Today’s collective security system is being tested like never before. Our world is riven by geopolitical divides, conflicts and instability. From military coups to inter-state conflicts, invasions, and wars that stretch on year after year. Lingering differences between the world’s great powers - including at this Council - continue to limit our ability to collectively respond. Humanitarian assistance is stretched to the breaking point, and human rights and the rule of law are under assault. Trust is in short supply.”
5. Med shot, Gustavo Zlauvinen, President of the Tenth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons:
6. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The tools that have kept us from catastrophic world war are more important than ever. But they must be fit for today’s rapidly deteriorating international peace and security environment. We need to reforge a global consensus around the co-operation required to ensure collective security, including the work of the United Nations.”
7. Wide shot, Council
8. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Countries with nuclear weapons must commit to the “no first use” of those weapons. They must also assure States that do not have nuclear weapons that they will not use - or threaten to use - nuclear weapons against them, and be transparent throughout. Nuclear saber-rattling must stop.”
9. Wide shot, Council
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Gustavo Zlauvinen, President, Tenth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons:
“As a consequence of the geopolitical turmoil rocking our world since February this year, the NPT faces a raft of challenges, the diversity and scope of which are unlike anything that has come before. And still, throughout the three weeks have witnessed that the parties have come resolved to strengthen the global regime that spans the three pillars of the Treaty, meaning nuclear disarmament, Non-Proliferation, and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.”
11. Wide shot, Council
12. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, China:
“It seems that every country is striving for its own security. But the result is that the sense of insecurity is on the rise in all countries. In the face of the new situation, it is necessary for the Security Council to revisit its original mission to better respond to the expectations of all parties and better and better fulfil its responsibility for maintaining international peace and security.”
13. Wide shot, Council
STORYLINE
Addressing a Security Council meeting on Promoting Common Security Through Dialogue and Cooperation, Secretary-General António Guterres today (22 Aug) said “today’s collective security system is being tested like never before” and stressed that “nuclear saber-rattling must stop”

The Secretary-General said, “lingering differences between the world’s great powers - including at this Council - continue to limit our ability to collectively respond”, while “humanitarian assistance is stretched to the breaking point, and human rights and the rule of law are under assault.”

Trust, he said, “is in short supply.”

Guterres noted that “the tools that have kept us from catastrophic world war are more important than ever,” but “they must be fit for today’s rapidly deteriorating international peace and security environment.”

He said, “countries with nuclear weapons must commit to the “no first use” of those weapons. They must also assure States that do not have nuclear weapons that they will not use - or threaten to use - nuclear weapons against them, and be transparent throughout. Nuclear saber-rattling must stop.”

The President of Tenth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) - which is taking place this month at the General Assembly - Gustavo Zlauvinen said, “as a consequence of the geopolitical turmoil rocking our world since February this year, the NPT faces a raft of challenges, the diversity and scope of which are unlike anything that has come before.”

Still, he said the past three weeks “have witnessed that the parties have come resolved to strengthen the global regime that spans the three pillars of the Treaty, meaning nuclear disarmament, Non-Proliferation, and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.”

For his part, China’s Ambassador Zhang Jun said, “it seems that every country is striving for its own security. But the result is that the sense of insecurity is on the rise in all countries.”

In the face of the new situation, he said, “it is necessary for the Security Council to revisit its original mission to better respond to the expectations of all parties and better and better fulfil its responsibility for maintaining international peace and security.”
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