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South Sudan added its voice to the demand of the African Union for two permanent seats at the UN Security Council table, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said in a video message to the UN General Assembly. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 21 SEPTEMBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Exterior shot, UN Headquarters

21 SEPTEMBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, GA Hall
3. Med shot, South Sudan’s delegate introducing President
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Salva Kiir, President of South Sudan:
“75 years since the founding of the United Nations, the geopolitical realities in the world have changed and the UN Security Council remains the same. This situation cannot remain the same any longer and that is why I am adding my voice to the demand by the African Union for two permanent members – permanent seats in the Security Council. Africans demand this because we are the most affected by the Council’s decisions and resolutions.”
5. Wide shot, delegates applauding

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South Sudan added its voice to the demand of the African Union for two permanent seats at the UN Security Council table, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said in a video message to the UN General Assembly.

Addressing a high-level event to celebrate the 75-year anniversary of the United Nations Organizations, President of South Sudan Salva Kiir said “75 years since the founding of the United Nations, the geopolitical realities in the world have changed and the UN Security Council remains the same.”

The UN Security Council – the most powerful body of the Organization tasked with maintaining global peace and security, is made of five permanent members – the five victors of the World War Two (USA, UK, France, Russian Federation and China) and ten members elected for a two-year term by the UN General Assembly. Only the permanent members of the Council have the right to veto and therefore a power to block from being implemented any decisions they don’t agree with.

“This situation cannot remain the same any longer,” Kiir said in his message, “and that is why I am adding my voice to the demand by the African Union for two permanent members – permanent seats in the Security Council. Africans demand this because we are the most affected by the Council’s decisions and resolutions.”

To mark the 75 years of its existence, the United Nations Organization held a High-level meeting featuring many world leaders and adopting a declaration to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the planet by curbing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving sustainable consumption and production patterns.

The theme of the event was “the future we want, the United Nations we need”, giving a strong focus on the role of youth, and ensuring the UN remains relevant for future generations.
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