SOMALIA / DSG AMINA VISIT

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On a visit aiming to express her solidarity with the women of Somalia, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, called for the full participation of women in the country’s peace, security and development efforts.UNSOM

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STORY: SOMALIA / DSG AMINA VISIT
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DATELINE: 23 OCTOBER 2019, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA

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1. Various shots, United Nations Guard Unit (UNGU) waiting for the arrival of the visiting envoys at Aden Abdulle International Airport, Mogadishu
2. Various shots, plane carrying the delegation arriving
3. Med shot, UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed disembarking from the plane
4. Med shot, Mohammed greeting officials
5. Wide shot, Mohammed preparing to inspect the guard parade
6. Med shot, soldiers from the United Nations Guard Unit (UNGU) playing bugles
7. Various shots, Mohammed, inspecting the guard parade mounted to honour her on arrival
8. Wide shot, Mohammed completes the guard parade
9. Med shot, parade commander of the United Nations Guard Unit (UNGU) asking for permission to dismiss the parade
10. Wide shot, Mohammed walking away after inspecting the parade
11. Wide shot, Mohammed interacting with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan
12. Med shot, Swan, interacting with UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa, Parfait Ananga-Onyanga
13. Close up, Mohammed listening
14. Med shot, UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed interacting with the Somali Federal Minister of Women and Human Rights, Deeqa Yasin
15. Med shot, Deputy Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Raisedon Zenenga interacting with Ananga-Onyanga
16. Wide shot, Mohammed interacting with heads of UN agencies
17. Med shot, Swan talking during the meeting
18. Close up, Mohammed listening
19. Med shot, UN officials listening during the meeting
20. Med shot, Zenenga and UNSOS Director, Amadu Kamara listening
21. Wide shot, UN staff arriving for the town hall meeting
22. Med shot, UN staff seated during the town hall meeting
23. Med shot, Mohammed arriving for the town hall meeting
24. Med shot, UN staff applauding during the town hall meeting
25. Wide shot, Mohammed at a meeting with the Chairperson of the Somalia National Independent Electoral Commission, Halima Ibrahim Ismail
26. Med shot, Ismail talking during the meeting
27. Wide shot, Ismail, talking during the meeting
28. Wide shot, Mohammed at a meeting with Ismail
29. Close up, Ananga-Onyanga listening
30. Med shot, Swan arriving for the joint meeting with women civil society leaders
31. Wide shot, representative from the civil society talking during the meeting
32. Med shot, Mohammed listening
33. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Let me begin by congratulating all of you women because you have been at the forefront of realizing whatever gains we have of peace today, and it has been hard because the burden of the conflict has been on your shoulders and so we congratulate you and we are with you in solidarity on the success you have had to date. But we know the journey has only just begun, to have a new Somalia, a new Somalia for the mothers but a new Somalia for the young people, for the young women so that their future may be not just about Somalia, the region but how they are a part of the world which is different from the last three to four decades of the conflict.”
34. Wide shot, woman talking during the meeting
35. Close up, woman talking during the meeting
36. Med shot, women listening during the meeting
37. Med shot, woman talking during the meeting
38. Med shot, Swan and the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira listening during the meeting
39. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations:
“It has been a wonderful experience. What we have had is clarity as to where the Government intends to go with the reforms, with the plans, with the bills that they have put forward, with the recommendations and the processes for the elections, and all of this we listened to the different constituencies all with an effort to ensure the centrality of women in the rebirthing, in the healing of a nation that has so much opportunity and prosperity ahead of it”.
40. Med shot, Mohammed and other officials getting up at the end of the press conference.

STORYLINE:

On a visit aiming to express her solidarity with the women of Somalia, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, today (23 Oct) called for the full participation of women in the country’s peace, security and development efforts.

As part of a joint UN-African Union (AU) solidarity mission to the region which has been ongoing for the past few days, Ms. Mohammed was in Somalia today. Her delegation included Bineta Diop, the AU’s Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, and Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa.

“It has been a wonderful experience. What we have had is clarity as to where the Government intends to go with the reforms, with the plans, with the bills that they have put forward, with the recommendations and the processes for the elections,” she told journalists at the end of the visit.

Earlier, she met with the Prime Minister of Somalia, Hassan Ali Khayre, and cabinet ministers. The meeting took place at the Office of the Prime Minister in Mogadishu.

Discussions focused on the upcoming landmark one-person, -one-vote elections slated for 2020/2021, the process to promulgate a new federal constitution, the quota for elective positions for women, and women’s participation in other spheres of life such as the business sector.

“We listened to the different constituencies, all in an effort to ensure the centrality of women in the rebirthing, in the healing of a nation that has so much opportunity and prosperity ahead of it,” said the UN’s deputy chief.

Ms. Mohammed also held separate meetings with representatives and women leaders from civil society organisations; the Chairperson of the National Independent Electoral Commission, Halima Ibrahim Ismail; and officials from the gamut of UN agencies and programmes working in Somalia.

“We are very pleased to see that a woman heads the independent electoral commission. We believe that augurs well for the independence for the credibility and the inclusion of women,” she noted.

The Deputy Secretary-General pledged that the UN would continue to support Somalia’s path to peace, putting at the centre the need for women and youth to participate in the post-conflict reconstruction efforts.

“We urge everyone to come along on this new dawn to rightfully have the whole society to participate in a new era for Somalia,” she said.
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