ADDIS ABABA / HIGH LEVEL REVITALIZATION FORUM

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UN Special Representative in South Sudan David Shearer called on parties to the South Sudanese conflict to find a way to compromise at the High-Level Revitalization Forum in the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa. UNMISS
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STORY: ADDIS ABABA / HIGH LEVEL REVITALIZATION FORUM
TRT: 02:04
SOURCE: UNMISS
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 17 MAY 2018, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

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17 MAY 2018, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

1. Wide shot, conference room
2. Med shot, Nicholas Haysom at meeting
3. Wide shot, delegates
4. Wide shot, Shearer
5. SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“What I wanted to say in my opening remarks was to remind people about why they’re here. So, I related the story of the people that I met in the former Unity State, both from the opposition and the government; where I saw people, who had lost their homes, their health services, many of the women had been raped. So, I told that message to the audience here, and the message they have to me to pass on was that we need peace and we want this High-Level Revitalization Forum to bring peace.”
6. Wide shots, delegates
7. SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“Now when it comes to the way that we bring peace, I think that what we are trying to do here is look at all of the possibilities, various processes. What we don’t want to have is a top down peace process which is forced on the various parties here by outsiders. The more that we can have agreement within and amongst the various participants here, the better it’s going to be and the more durable the peace would be.”
8. Wide shot, conference room
9. Wide shot, delegates from South Sudan Council of Churches
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Bishop Justin Bade, Head of the Primate Episcopal Church of South Sudan:
“We came to remind the delegates that the widows and the starving orphans of South Sudan are eagerly crying for peace and stability to come back.”
11. Med shot, delegates
12. Wide shot, conference room

STORYLINE:

UN Special Representative in South Sudan David Shearer called on parties to the South Sudanese conflict to find a way to compromise at the High-Level Revitalization Forum in the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa.

Speaking at the forum today (17 May), Shearer highlighted the suffering caused by the conflict and called for collective efforts to bring an end to the fighting. He also briefed the delegates on his recent visit to the Unity area where he witnessed immense suffering and destruction.

SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“What I wanted to say in my opening remarks was to remind people about why they’re here. So, I related the story of the people that I met in the former Unity State, both from the opposition and the government; where I saw people, who had lost their homes, their health services, many of the women had been raped. So, I told that message to the audience here, and the message they have to me to pass on was that we need peace and we want this High-Level Revitalization Forum to bring peace.”

The Head of the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said what he didn’t want is to have a “top down peace process which is forced on the various parties here by outsiders.” He stressed that the more agreement within and amongst the various participants at the Forum, “the better it’s going to be and the more durable the peace would be.”

UNMISS said speakers at the High-Level Revitalization Forum, expected to go on for a week, asked parties to compromise for the sake of suffering South Sudanese who are tired of the ongoing conflict, with some saying the international community is fatigued with the ongoing stalemate. Bishop Justin Bade, Head of the Primate Episcopal Church of South Sudan, said he came to the Forum “to remind the delegates that the widows and the starving orphans of South Sudan are eagerly crying for peace and stability to come back.”
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