UN / ANNAN PORTRAIT

12-Oct-2010 00:02:02
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon unveils the portrait of his predecessor Kofi Annan which was painted by artist John Keane. UNTV
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STORY: UN / ANNAN PORTRAIT
SOURCE: UNTV
TRT: 2.02
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH/ NATS

DATELINE: 12 OCTOBER 2010, NEW YORK CITY/ FILE
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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior North Lawn UN building

12 OCTOBER 2010, NEW YORK CITY

2. Tracking shot, Ban and Annan walk to the podium
3. Wide shot, audience
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon United Nations Secretary-General:
“Secretary-General Annan, with the unveiling of this portrait you take your place in the august gallery of those who have had the privilege, pleasure, burden, responsibility, commitment, to lead this noble organization. We welcome this painting to its permanent home at UN Headquarters.”
5. Wide shot, audience
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Kofi Annan, Seventh United Nations Secretary-General:
“It’s great to see so many colleagues and friends here who were in the trenches with me, who worked with me during those difficult periods when I had your charge. What is important is that we all did our best. We did what we could and believed in the Organization. If today my picture hangs here, it is a symbol for what we all did.”
7. Wide shot, unveiling
8. Wide shot, UN singers
9. Zoom out, Mr. and Mrs. Annan with Mr. and Mrs. Ban in front of portrait
STORYLINE
A ceremony to mark the unveiling of the portrait of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan took place today (12 October) in the North Lawn Building at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the ceremony telling Annan that he now takes his place “in the august gallery of those who have had the privilege, pleasure, burden, responsibility, commitment, to lead this noble organization.”

Annan, who was the seventh Secretary-General of the Organization, for his part saluted “colleagues and friends” who worked with him “during those difficult periods” and said that it was important “that we all did our best” and “believed in the Organization” during those times.

He added that “if today my picture hangs here, it is a symbol for what we all did.”

The portrait by British artist John Keane will hang along those of the previous Secretaries-General on their current temporary location in the North Lawn Building while work continues in the renovation of the Secretariat Building.
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