UN / GUTERRES PAKISTAN FLOODS

07-Oct-2022 00:04:04
UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged donor countries, international financial institutions and relevant organizations, along with the private sector and civil society to fully support efforts to help the Government and the people of Pakistan in the wake of devastating floods. UNIFEED / FILE
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STORY: UN / GUTERRES PAKISTAN FLOODS
TRT: 4:04
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 07 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

07 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2.Various shots, General Assembly
3. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“I urge donor countries, international financial institutions and relevant international organizations, along with the private sector and civil society to fully support these efforts.”

UNIFEED - 10 SEPTEMBER 2022, SINDH / BALOCHISTAN, PAKISTAN

4.Various shots, floods affected areas

07 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The people of Pakistan are the victims of a grim calculus of climate injustice. Pakistan is responsible for less than 1 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, yet it is paying a supersized price for manmade climate change.”


UNIFEED - 10 SEPTEMBER 2022, SINDH / BALOCHISTAN, PAKISTAN

6.Various shots, floods affected areas

07 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

7. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
Pakistan is on the verge of a public health disaster. The risk of a cholera outbreak, malaria and dengue fever threaten to claim far more lives than the floods. Nearly 1,500 health facilities have been devastated, greatly hindering the ability to detect and respond to outbreaks. More than 2 million homes were damaged or destroyed. That is more than 2 million families who have lost their possessions. Many have no shelter as winter approaches.”

UNIFEED - 10 SEPTEMBER 2022, SINDH / BALOCHISTAN, PAKISTAN

8. Various shots, Guterres visited floods affected areas

07 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

9. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“At the same time, the scale of crop and livestock destruction is creating a food crisis today and putting the planting season in jeopardy tomorrow. Severe hunger is spiking. Malnutrition among children and pregnant lactating women is rising. The number of children out of school is growing. Heartache and hardship – especially for women and girls – is mounting.”

UNIFEED - 10 SEPTEMBER 2022, SINDH / BALOCHISTAN, PAKISTAN

10. Various shots, IDP tents

07 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

9. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The calendar is fast moving forward to COP27 – but the world is moving backwards. Greenhouse gas emissions are rising along with climate calamities. COP 27 must be the place where these trends are reversed. COP27 must be the place for serious action on loss and damage. COP27 must be the place for clarity on vital funding for adaptation and resilience.”

UNIFEED - 10 SEPTEMBER 2022, SINDH / BALOCHISTAN, PAKISTAN

10. Various shots, displaced families and farm animals at IDP site

07 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

11. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Today, it is Pakistan. Tomorrow, it could be your country and your communities. Climate chaos is knocking on everyone’s door, right now. We must step up and answer the call for the people of Pakistan. This global crisis demands global solidarity and a global response.”
12. Wide shot, Guterres leaving the podium
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Munir Akram, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations:
“We must construct global mechanisms that can enable climate strike countries to access resources to mitigate the impacts of the ever more frequent and more intense climate disasters and to recover quickly from such disasters. We hope that the forthcoming COP 27 in Egypt will evolve agreement on such solutions through solidarity, as the President has called it.”
14. Wide shot, General Assembly
STORYLINE
UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged donor countries, international financial institutions and relevant organizations, along with the private sector and civil society to fully support efforts to help the Government and the people of Pakistan in the wake of devastating floods.

The General Assembly today (07 Oct) adopted a resolution titled Solidarity with and Support for Government and People of Pakistan and Strengthening Emergency Relief, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Prevention in the Wake of Devastating Floods.

Speaking to the General Assembly ahead of the adoption, the UN chief said, “the people of Pakistan are the victims of a grim calculus of climate injustice,” reiterating that “Pakistan is responsible for less than one per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, yet it is paying a supersized price for manmade climate change.”

Guterres recalled his trip a month ago to the country, where he saw a level of climate carnage beyond imagination: flood waters covering a landmass three times the total area of my own country, Portugal.

He said, “Pakistan is on the verge of a public health disaster. The risk of a cholera outbreak, malaria and dengue fever threaten to claim far more lives than the floods.”

Guterres continued, “nearly 1,500 health facilities have been devastated, greatly hindering the ability to detect and respond to outbreaks. More than two million homes were damaged or destroyed. That is more than two million families who have lost their possessions. Many have no shelter as winter approaches.”

At the same time, the UN chief said, “the scale of crop and livestock destruction is creating a food crisis today and putting the planting season in jeopardy tomorrow.”

Guterres added, “severe hunger is spiking. Malnutrition among children and pregnant lactating women is rising. The number of children out of school is growing. Heartache and hardship – especially for women and girls – is mounting.”

“The calendar is fast moving forward to COP27 – but the world is moving backwards,” the UN chief warned.

He said, “greenhouse gas emissions are rising along with climate calamities. COP 27 must be the place where these trends are reversed. COP27 must be the place for serious action on loss and damage. COP27 must be the place for clarity on vital funding for adaptation and resilience.”
The UN chief said, “today, it is Pakistan. Tomorrow, it could be your country and your communities.”

He reiterated, “climate chaos is knocking on everyone’s door, right now. We must step up and answer the call for the people of Pakistan. This global crisis demands global solidarity and a global response.”

Munir Akram, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN also spoke at the General Assembly.

He said, “we must construct global mechanisms that can enable climate strike countries to access resources to mitigate the impacts of the ever more frequent and more intense climate disasters and to recover quickly from such disasters. We hope that the forthcoming COP 27 in Egypt will evolve agreement on such solutions through solidarity, as the President has called it.”

The UN is working with the Government of Pakistan to convene a Pledging Conference to bring together donors at the highest level to provide concrete support for rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts.
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