GA / ICELAND GYLFADOTTIR

26-Sep-2022 00:01:40
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland Thórdís Kolbrún Reykjfjörd Gylfadóttir, told world leaders on Saturday, “we must advocate for the multilateral system at every opportunity and convince the peoples of the world, that despite its flaws, it is vastly and completely superior to any other method of resolving issues and disputes between states.” UNIFEED
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STORY: GA / ICELAND GYLFADOTTIR
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DATELINE: 26 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

26 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, General Assembly
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Thórdís Kolbrún Reykjfjörd Gylfadóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland:
“We must advocate for the multilateral system at every opportunity and convince the peoples of the world, that despite its flaws, it is vastly and completely superior to any other method of resolving issues and disputes between states.”
4. Wide shot, General Assembly
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Thórdís Kolbrún Reykjfjörd Gylfadóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland:
“I will say that for the sake of humanity, Ukraine must win. Russia’s aggression must be defeated, and the crimes perpetrated in its name must be accounted for and punished. The irresponsible words of Russia’s president these past few days are a chilling reminder that giving in to bullies and rule-breakers will only encourage more bullying and further rule-breaking.”
6. Wide shot, General Assembly
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Thórdís Kolbrún Reykjfjörd Gylfadóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland:
“It is paramount that all countries step up every effort to accelerate our fight towards better climate resilience. Iceland is committed to doing its part and has set ambitious targets of achieving carbon neutrality and full energy conversion no later than 2040. We increased our contribution to climate finance with a strong focus on balanced approached to mitigation and adaptation and are committed to do more.”
8. Wide shot, General Assembly
STORYLINE
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland Thórdís Kolbrún Reykjfjörd Gylfadóttir, told world leaders on Saturday (24 Sep), “we must advocate for the multilateral system at every opportunity and convince the peoples of the world, that despite its flaws, it is vastly and completely superior to any other method of resolving issues and disputes between states.”

Delivering her speech at the high-level debate of the General Assembly, Foreign Minister Gylfadóttir said, “for the sake of humanity, Ukraine must win. Russia’s aggression must be defeated, and the crimes perpetrated in its name must be accounted for and punished.”

She reiterated, “the irresponsible words of Russia’s president these past few days are a chilling reminder that giving in to bullies and rule-breakers will only encourage more bullying and further rule-breaking.”

On climate change, the Foreign Minister said, “It is paramount that all countries step up every effort to accelerate our fight towards better climate resilience.”

She added, “Iceland is committed to doing its part and has set ambitious targets of achieving carbon neutrality and full energy conversion no later than 2040. We increased our contribution to climate finance with a strong focus on balanced approached to mitigation and adaptation and are committed to do more.”
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