SOUTH SUDAN / SRSG LOEJ PRESSER

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Outgoing Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan , Ellen Margrethe Løj said she was "extremely moved" and "impressed" by the resilience of the people, but "depressed that their hopes and aspirations" from independence have not been fulfilled. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / SRSG LOEJ PRESSER
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SOURCE: UNMISS
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DATELINE: 25, 28 NOVEMBER 2016 JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

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1. Various shots, Meeting room
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Ellen Margrethe Loej, Special Representative of the Secretary General in South Sudan:
“We have not yet finished our job. We don’t have peace in South Sudan. We don’t have prosperity in South Sudan, but I think we all have to work for that. I am extremely moved by having learned so much about South Sudan. I am extremely impressed by the resilience of the South Sudanese people. I am extremely depressed that their hopes and aspirations at that time of independence has not yet been fulfilled, but that conflict that erupted in December 2013 continues to make many South Sudanese homeless, internally displaces or refugee in neighboring countries and I am of course worried about the threat to their security wherever they are and not least by the economic hardship they have to endure.”
3. Various shots, meeting room
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Ellen Margrethe Loej, Special Representative of the Secretary General in South Sudan:
“I heard all South Sudanese and specially the leaders of South Sudan to put the wellbeing of the people, the boys and girls of South Sudan as I am always saying in the forefront of their actions. They all have to commit to peace they all have to commit to moving forward to creating prosperous future for the people of the South Sudan.”
5. Close up, cameraman
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Ellen Margrethe Loej, Special Representative of the Secretary General in South Sudan:
“It has to be you the South Sudanese who sit down and build that national identity regardless of your ethnic affiliation. I urge you to look at other countries in Africa that are like South Sudan - composed of various of ethnic groups - but who have managed to build that national identity that national unity I can mention for instance South Africa, Ghana, there are many countries. Look at them be inspired; you are one people, you’re all South Sudanese.”
7. Wide shot, presser ending

25 NOVEMBER 2016 JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

8. Various shot, SRSG Farewell
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Taban Deng Gai, Vice President, South Sudan:
“Peace cannot come in one day. Peace is a process of building. It is destruction that come in one day you can destroy in one day but to fix it you need time. I promise you that I believe time to come you will be hearing good things about South Sudan.”
10. Various shots, SRSG Farewell

STORYLINE:

Outgoing Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan , Ellen Margrethe Løj said she was “extremely moved” and “impressed” by the resilience of the people, but “depressed that their hopes and aspirations” from independence have not been fulfilled.

Speaking at a press conference today (28 Nov) in South Sudan’s capital Juba before leaving this week, Løj said it was an honor to serve as Special Representative and urged the country’s leaders to put the wellbeing of their people at the forefront of their actions.

She said “all South Sudanese and specially the leaders of South Sudan to put the wellbeing of the people, the boys and girls of South Sudan as I am always saying in the forefront of their actions. They all have to commit to peace they all have to commit to moving forward to creating prosperous future for the people of the South Sudan.”

She said she hoped South Sudanese will be able to fulfil their dreams. Løj said the world should not lose hope in South Sudan and urged the country’s people to work together to unite and move the country forward.

She appealed to South Sudanese to learn from the experiences of other African countries that have built strong national identities regardless of their ethnic affiliations.

She made a personal call to South Sudanese to take individual responsibility for ushering the country to peace.

Løj said, “It has to be you the South Sudanese who sit down and build that national identity regardless of your ethnic affiliation. I urge you to look at other countries in Africa that are like South Sudan - composed of various of ethnic groups - but who have managed to build that national identity that national unity I can mention for instance South Africa, Ghana, there are many countries. Look at them be inspired; you are one people, you’re all South Sudanese.”

Speaking at a farewell event in her honor on Friday (25 Nov), South Sudan’s first Vice President, Taban Deng Gai promised peace.

He said, “Peace cannot come in one day. Peace is a process of building. It is destruction that come in one day you can destroy in one day but to fix it you need time. I promise you that I believe time to come you will be hearing good things about South Sudan.”

Løj leaves office after a two year term.
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