SOMALIA / SWAN SOMALILAND

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29-Jul-2019 00:03:45
In meetings with Somaliland’s leadership on Sunday (28 Jul), the United Nations top official in Somalia highlighted the importance of building on Somaliland’s achievements as well as preparing for upcoming elections there. UNSOM

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STORY: SOMALIA / SWAN SOMALILAND
TRT: 3:45
SOURCE: UNSOM
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /SOMALI /NATS
DATELINE: 28 JULY 2019, HARGEISA, SOMALILAND, SOMALIA

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1. Aerial shot, landscape in Somaliland
2. Wide shot, Swan, reading a document on the plane
3. Close up, Swan
4. Med shot, James Swan reading a document
5. Med shot, plane landing
7. Wide shot, Adel airport in Hargeisa
8. Pan left, James Swan getting off the plane
9. Wide shot, James Swan and his delegation walking
10. Med shot, James Swan and his delegation walking
11. Tracking shot, drive through downtown Hargeisa
12. Wide shot, convoy arrives at the presidential palace
13. Close up, Somaliland flag
14. Tracking shot, Swan walking to meet with Somaliland’s President
15. Wide shot, Swan and Musa Bihi Abdi, Somaliland’s President
16. Wide shot, delegations shaking hands
17. Med shot, Swan and Abdi, talking
18. Wide shot, Swan and Somaliland’s Minister of Finance, Sa’ad Ali Shire, at stakeout
19. Wide shot, cameras
20. SOUNDBITE: (English) James Swan, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General’s for Somalia:
“We also discussed the importance of completing the necessary preparatory work to proceed to credible parliamentary and local elections very soon and in this context, I am very pleased to have noted the agreement reached among political parties just yesterday to move forward in preparing for elections on an early timeline.”
21. Tracking shot, delegation driving to the Livelihood Project site
22. Tracking shot, delegation driving to the Livelihood Project site
23. Close up, asylum seekers livelihood project banner
24. Various shots, Swan touring the center
25. SOUNDBITE: (English) James Swan, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General’s for Somalia:
“It was inspirational to see the practical training being provided to equip refugees and asylum-seekers to support themselves and their families, and also to contribute to the host economy and the community here in Somaliland.”
26. Various shots, James Swan meeting with local women leaders

STORYLINE:

In meetings with Somaliland’s leadership on Sunday (28 Jul), the United Nations top official in Somalia highlighted the importance of building on Somaliland’s achievements as well as preparing for upcoming elections there.

“We also discussed the importance of completing the necessary preparatory work to proceed to credible parliamentary and local elections very soon,” Swan said. “In that context, I was pleased to learn of the agreement reached yesterday among political parties that we hope will lead to these elections on an early timeline.”

The two-day visit to Hargeisa was the UN envoy’s first since assuming his post in late June. Aside from meeting with the local leadership, he was also there to help strengthen UN collaboration regarding humanitarian activities, economic development and capacity-building for local governance and service delivery.

Swan was accompanied by senior officials from the world body’s UN Development Programme (UNDP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

While in Hargeisa, the UN envoy saw first-hand some of the work being carried out locally by the world body to help address humanitarian needs and longer-term development goals.

This included visiting to a livelihood projects backed by UNHCR, in which participants were taught skills in areas such as electrical work and clothes-making.

“It was inspirational to see the practical training being provided to equip refugees and asylum-seekers to support themselves and their families, and also to contribute to the host economy,” Swan said about the visit.

He also met on Saturday with the administrators of Somaliland’s Civil Service Institute – which is supported by the Ministry of Interior and UNDP – and was taken on a tour of the Institute’s premises.

In his various encounters, Mr. Swan reiterated the world body’s commitment to supporting Somaliland, including in his meeting with local women leaders on Saturday. In that gathering, he heard first-hand about the progress and challenges faced by women locally.
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