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The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Huang Xia, told the Security Council that the region, is “more than ever before in recent history, resolutely committed to pursuing stability for itself.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 03 OCTOBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UNHQ exterior

03 OCTOBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. Zoom in, Special Envoy Huang Xia takes his seat
4. Wide shot, Council
5. SOUNDBITE (French) Huang Xia, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region:
“The Great Lakes region is, more than ever before in recent history, resolutely committed to pursuing stability for itself. Important steps have been taken in the implementation of the framework agreement, thanks in particular to the peaceful transfer of power that we saw in the DRC, and thanks also to the reaffirming by the leaders of the region of their determination to tackle together the existing obstacles standing on the way of the desired stability.”
6. Med shot, delegates
7. SOUNDBITE (French) Huang Xia, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region:
“In light of my interactions and my findings to date, I am in a position to be able to reassure you that there is a golden opportunity here before us to address the deep-rooted causes of the instability in the region. So, we must seize that golden opportunity and build upon it to strengthen regional cooperation in order to allow the people of this particular part of the word to be able to better tap the riches and wealth of their region.”
8. Med shot, DRC Ambassador
9. Med shot, delegates
10. SOUNDBITE (French) Igance Gata Mavita, Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United Nations:
“Based on the new momentum we’ve seen in our country since the new head of state came to power, and also with various armed groups surrendering, the government of the DRC reiterates here its determination to fulfil its commitments under the Addis Ababa framework. With this in mind, the government requests the ex M23 elements return to the country and place themselves at the disposal of the new authorities. My country, once again, calls for the involvement of countries of the region and also of this Security Council, to find a lasting solution to the situation.”
11. Wide shot, Council

STORYLINE:

The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Huang Xia, today (3 Oct) told the Security Council that the region, is “more than ever before in recent history, resolutely committed to pursuing stability for itself.”

Xia said that “important steps” have been taken in the implementation of the Addis Ababa framework agreement” and highlighted the peaceful transfer of power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as well as the regional leaders’ “determination to tackle together the existing obstacles standing on the way of the desired stability.”

The Special Envoy said there is “a golden opportunity” to address “the deep-rooted causes of the instability in the region” which must be seized “to strengthen regional cooperation in order to allow the people of this particular part of the word to be able to better tap the riches and wealth of their region.”

DRC Ambassador Igance Gata Mavita told the Council that “based on the new momentum we’ve seen in our country since the new head of state came to power, and also with various armed groups surrendering, the government of the DRC reiterates here its determination to fulfil its commitments under the Addis Ababa framework.”

With this in mind, he said, “the government requests the ex M23 elements return to the country and place themselves at the disposal of the new authorities” and called “for the involvement of countries of the region and also of this Security Council, to find a lasting solution to the situation.”

The UN Great Lakes Regional Strategic Framework (UN GLRSF) encapsulates a development approach to the peace and security issues in the region and builds on a regional conflict and socio-economic analysis. The UN GLRSF aligns the development efforts of the UN in core countries of the region, namely Burundi, the DRC, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to the O/SESG-GL Roadmap for the implementation of the PSC Framework.
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