UN / SECRETARY-GENERAL NOMINATION

08-Jun-2021 00:01:48
The Security Council recommended the appointment of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a second term in a resolution adopted by “acclamation.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / SECRETARY-GENERAL NOMINATION
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 08 JUNE 2021, NEW YORK CITY
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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UN headquarters exterior

08 JUNE 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Estonian ambassador walking to stakeout
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations:
“The Security Council adopted by acclamation, the following resolution. The Security Council, having considered the question on the recommendation for the appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations recommend the General Assembly that Antonio Guterres be appointed Secretary-General of the United Nations for the second term of office from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2026. Even though we had only one official candidate, the process of the selection has not changed since last time. Now we pass on the torch to the UN General Assembly. As I have said many times before, Estonia, as Chair of the Council for the month of June, we have had the honour to guide these discussions in the Council.”

FILE – NEW YORK CITY

4. Close up, journalist writing on notepad

08 JUNE 2021, NEW YORK CITY

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations:
“We have all seen, actually, the Secretary-General in action. I think he has been an excellent Secretary-General. He is a bridge builder; his views on the conflict zones in the world; and he is able to speak to everybody. And I think this is something that is expected from the Secretary-General, and he has proven worthy of the post already with the five years that he has been in office. Thank you.”
6. Zoom out, Estonian ambassador leaving stakeout
STORYLINE
The Security Council recommended the appointment of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a second term in a resolution adopted by “acclamation.”

Speaking to reporters followed the closed meeting in which the resolution was adopted, Estonian ambassador and President of the Security Council for the month of June, Sven Jürgenson, said, even though there was only one official candidate, “the process of the selection has not changed since last time.”

Jürgenson said he thinks Guterres has been an “excellent Secretary-General.” He added, “He is a bridge builder; his views on the conflict zones in the world; and he is able to speak to everybody. And I think this is something that is expected from the Secretary-General, and he has proven worthy of the post already with the five years that he has been in office.”

The President of the Security Council said there were other self-proclaimed candidates, but the rules stipulate that candidates must be presented by a member state, and no other candidates were. He stressed that despite only having one candidate, the same democratic and transparent principles that were implemented last time applied, with the candidate presenting his vision statement and hearings being held in the General Assembly and the Security Council.

Jürgenson said “the torch” has now been passed to the General Assembly and expected the process to continue there on the morning of 18 June. If appointed, Guterres would serve a second term starting from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2026.
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