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The UN Mission chief in South Sudan (UNMISS) David Shearer told the Security Council that the peace process in the country remains “precarious, but progress is being made,” adding that maintaining momentum depends on “the continuing goodwill of the parties” and international support for the formation of a transitional government. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 18 SEPTEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

18 SEPTEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Head of UN Mission in South Sudan:
“The peace process remains precarious, but progress is being made. Maintaining momentum is the absolute key. And that depends very much on the continuing goodwill of the parties as well as the collective and unrelenting focus of its international friends to support the formation of a transitional government.”
4.Various shots, delegates
5. SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Head of UN Mission in South Sudan:
“So a strategy for a unified security sector is required. UNMISS has contracted an experienced retired general from the region to help parties determine the future security policy including the size and shape of forces.”
6.Various shots, Security Council
7. SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Head of UN Mission in South Sudan:
“The formation of the Transitional Government provides an opportunity to lift our gaze from immediate challenges and look over the horizon towards elections — expected at the end of three years of Transition. Elections give the opportunity to resolve differences through democratic rather than violent means. And to make a fundamental shift from deals done between elites to a duty to deliver policies by a government elected by the people.”
8.Various shots, Security Council
9.SOUNDBITE (English) Akuei Bona Malwal, Permanent Representative of South Sudan:
“His excellency President Salva Kirr and Dr. Riek Machar had serious discussions for two days concerning wide range of how best to implement the Revitalized Peace Agreement. The most important outcome of the two days discussion is that both sides agreed to form a transitional government by 12 November 2019.”
10. Wide shot, Security Council

STORYLINE:

The UN Mission chief in South Sudan (UNMISS) David Shearer said that the peace process in the country remains “precarious, but progress is being made,” adding that maintaining momentum depends on “the continuing goodwill of the parties” and international support for the formation of a transitional government.

UNMISS chief David Shearer today (18 Sep) briefed the Security Council on the situation in South Sudan, just six days after the first anniversary of the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan.

Noting that the recent visit of Dr. Riek Machar to Juba, at the invitation of President Salva Kirr was an important development for the peace agreement, Shearer stated that there are still areas that require progress.

He told the Council, “a strategy for a unified security sector is required,” adding that UNMISS has “contracted an experienced retired general from the region to help parties determine the future security policy including the size and shape of forces.”

Shearer also reiterated, “the formation of the Transitional Government provides an opportunity to lift our gaze from immediate challenges and look over the horizon towards elections — expected at the end of three years of Transition.”

He continued, “elections give the opportunity to resolve differences through democratic rather than violent means. And to make a fundamental shift from deals done between elites to a duty to deliver policies by a government elected by the people.”

Shearer noted that holding free and fair election is not just about preparing logistically but will require the creation of a political space where parties can form, discuss policies and campaign freely.

On the recent meeting between President Salva Kirr and Dr. Riek Machar in South Sudan’s capital Juba, the South Sudanese Ambassador Akuei Bona Malwal said that the two had “serious discussions for two days concerning wide range of how best to implement the Revitalized Peace Agreement.”

He added, “the most important outcome of the two days discussion is that both sides agreed to form a transitional government by 12 November 2019.”

On 10th and 11th of September, talks between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, and his former deputy, Riek Machar was held in Juba.
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