JAPAN / GUTERRES HIROSHIMA

06-Aug-2022 00:02:51
Speaking at a ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Secretary-General António Guterres said it was “totally unacceptable for states in possession of nuclear weapons to admit the possibility of a nuclear war.” UNIC TOKYO
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STORY: JAPAN / GUTERRES HIROSHIMA
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SOURCE: UNIC TOKYO
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 06 AUGUST 2022, HIROSHIMA, JAPAN
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1. Wide shot, sign of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony
2. Med shot, ringing of the peace bell
3. Wide shot, UN Secretary-General among others in a minute of silence
4. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Seventy-seven years ago, tens of thousands of people were killed in this city, in the blink of an eye. Women, children and men were incinerated in a hellish fire.”
5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Almost 13,000 nuclear weapons are held in arsenals around the world. And crises with grave nuclear undertones are spreading fast — from the Middle East, to the Korean peninsula, to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It is totally unacceptable for states in possession of nuclear weapons to admit the possibility of nuclear war.”
6. Wide shot, Guterres looking at the exhibition of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum with Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan
7. Med shot, Guterres and Kishida signing a signature book with paper cranes at the Museum
8. Close up, signed signature book by Guterres
9. Wide shot, Guterres with the Hibakushas, atomic bomb survivors
10. Med shot, Guterres with a Hibakusha, Ms. Megumi Shinoda
11. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Your voice, your testimony are extremely important, and we promise to keep it forever, and never let it back.”
12. Wide shot, Guterres meets with the Hiroshima mayor and Nagasaki deputy-mayor
13. Med shot, Guterres receives Special Honorary Citizenship from Hiroshima City
14. Wide shot, Guterres with youth
15. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“There is a chance that your generation will be able to have weapons that do not exist now. And make sure you guarantee sustainability and inclusivity. A world without nuclear weapons, a world where climate change is controlled, and a world where social cohesion prevails over inequality.”
16. Wide shot, city view
STORYLINE
Speaking at a ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Secretary-General António Guterres today (6 Aug) said it was “totally unacceptable for states in possession of nuclear weapons to admit the possibility of a nuclear war.”

During the solemn event at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Guterres said, “seventy-seven years ago, tens of thousands of people were killed in this city, in the blink of an eye. Women, children, and men were incinerated in a hellish fire.”

He said, “almost 13,000 nuclear weapons are held in arsenals around the world. And crises with grave nuclear undertones are spreading fast — from the Middle East to the Korean peninsula, to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”

The ceremony attended by dozens of people, including hibakusha, young peace activists, Japan’s Prime Minister, and other local authorities.

The Secretary-General visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

He also met a group of surviving victims of the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, - known as the Hibakushas - and participated in a dialogue with young activists who are leading initiatives on nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation, and other global issues.

To the Hibakushas, he said, “your voice, your testimony are extremely important, and we promise to keep it forever, and never let it back.”

To the youth, he said, “there is a chance that your generation will be able to have weapons that do not exist now. And make sure you guarantee sustainability and inclusivity. A world without nuclear weapons, a world where climate change is controlled, and a world where social cohesion prevails over inequality.”

The UN chief also met with the mayor of Hiroshima, and the deputy mayor of Nagasaki, and was granted honorary citizenship of Hiroshima.
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