UN / SOUTH SUDAN ATTACK REAX

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The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan “strongly condemned the recent assault and detention” of the ceasefire monitoring team (CTSAMVM) earlier this week by the country’s security forces, a United Nations spokesperson said today in New York. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 21 DECEMBER 2018, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Exterior, UN Headquarters

21 DECEMBER 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson going to podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan strongly condemned the recent assault and detention of the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism team. The assault, conducted by the Transitional Government of National Unity security forces, took place earlier this week, on December 18th, in the Luri area of Central Equatoria State.”
4. Cutaway, reporters
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“The mission notes that the monitoring and verification team members and their support personnel were merely discharging their mandate in support of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan. The Mission urges the immediate commencement of investigations in order for the perpetrators to be held to account. The Mission also urges the Parties to the Revitalized Agreement to adhere to the commitments outlined in the Agreement and to ensure that all their forces are aware of and comply with the tenets of the Agreement.”
6. Cutaway, reporters
7. Wide shot, press room

STORYLINE:

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan “strongly condemned the recent assault and detention” of the ceasefire monitoring team (CTSAMVM) earlier this week by the country’s security forces, a United Nations spokesperson said today in New York.

The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) was established in 2014 by the IGAD to monitor and verify the implementation Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements (PCTSA).

According to CTSAMVM, the security forces of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) assaulted and illegally detained senior ranking male and female officers and support personnel from IGAD guarantor nations who are assigned as International Observers to CTSAMVM. The attack happened on December 18, in the Luri area of Central Equatoria State of the country.

Speaking to reporters in New York on Friday (21 Dec), Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said “the mission [UNMISS] notes that the monitoring and verification team members and their support personnel were merely discharging their mandate in support of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan.”

He also said “the Mission urges the immediate commencement of investigations in order for the perpetrators to be held to account. The Mission also urges the Parties to the Revitalized Agreement to adhere to the commitments outlined in the Agreement and to ensure that all their forces are aware of and comply with the tenets of the Agreement.”

The mandate of the CTSAMVM is to monitor compliance by the warring Parties and armed groups, either under their control or invited to support them, to the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed by South Sudanese warring Parties in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

It monitors the warring Parties through its Monitoring and Verification Teams (MVTs) located in 12 of the most conflict affected areas of South Sudan.
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