SOUTH SUDAN / NEPAL MEDAL PARADE

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28-Sep-2020 00:02:22
The 850 UN peacekeepers from Nepal who are deployed in South Sudan received today the United Nations medal for their service during an especially challenging time when conflicts and displacement have been exacerbated by the spread of COVID-19 across the war-torn African country. UNMISS

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / NEPAL MEDAL PARADE
TRT: 02:22
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 28 SEPTEMBER 2020, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot, peacekeepers in formation
2. Med shot, Parade Commander
3. Close up, Parade Commander hands on sword
4. Med shot, Parade Commander commanding troops
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Cpt Chunadevi Paudel, UN Peacekeeper from Nelpal:
“I am very proud to be a part of UNMISS and very glad to [have been] here with the people of South Sudan.”
6. Med shot, Captain Paudel in parade
7. Med shot, Captain Paudel being receiving medal from SRSG
8. Med shot, Captain Paudel with medal
9. Close up, Medal on Captain Paudel
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Col. Saroj Kumar Adhikari, Nepal Contingent Commander, UNMISS:
“The people of South Sudan graciously helped us understand and appreciate this place. We are grateful for this generosity of spirit.”
11. Wide shot, Shearer stepping into the dais
12. Wide shot, Parade Commander in action
13. SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for South Sudan:
“I want to thank you for the variety of work that you have done over the course of your time here of nearly a year. You have undertaken force protection, community engagement. Obviously, [I am thankful for] some of the work you have been doing in Yei, which meant moving into more difficult areas, but also for the reinforcement that you provided to people earlier this year when there was intercommunal violence and many, many people were at risk.”
14. Wide shot, Nepbatt Officers under tent saluting
15. Med shot, Nepbatt Officer saluting with facemask
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Col. Saroj Kumar Adhikari, Nepal Contingent Commander, UNMISS:
“As Peacekeepers we think the most important characteristic, we can bring to all deployments is the ability to comprehend the situation, respect for the rule of the land, dedication to the mission and [a] sense of pride in the duties we perform.”
17. Wide shot, Nepbatt knife exhibition
18. Med shot, Nepbatt knife exhibition
19. Med shot, Nepbatt Peacekeepers running out with knives extended.

STORYLINE:

The 850 UN peacekeepers from Nepal who are deployed in South Sudan received today the United Nations medal for their service during an especially challenging time when conflicts and displacement have been exacerbated by the spread of COVID-19 across the war-torn African country.

SOUNDBITE (English) Cpt Chunadevi Paudel, UN Peacekeeper from Nelpal:
“I am very proud to be a part of UNMISS and very glad to [have been] here with the people of South Sudan.”

Captain Paudel left behind a young son to participate in her first peacekeeping mission. However, these eleven months have been a special time for Captain Paudel and all her uniformed counterparts.

SOUNDBITE (English) Col. Saroj Kumar Adhikari, Nepal Contingent Commander, UNMISS:
“The people of South Sudan graciously helped us understand and appreciate this place. We are grateful for this generosity of spirit.”
These Nepalese peacekeepers have conducted operational activities in some of the most sensitive areas of South Sudan and played an important role in ensuring that the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) continues to deliver on mandated tasks.

SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for South Sudan:
“I want to thank you for the variety of work that you have done over the course of your time here of nearly a year. You have undertaken force protection, community engagement. Obviously, [I am thankful for] some of the work you have been doing in Yei, which meant moving into more difficult areas, but also for the reinforcement that you provided to people earlier this year when there was intercommunal violence and many, many people were at risk.”

Since Nepal’s first deployment in UNMISS in 2011, country’s military commitment has grown to over 2000 personnel including; military observers, staff officers, two Battalions, the High Readiness Company, as well as a Formed Police Unit and Individual Police Officers.

SOUNDBITE (English) Col. Saroj Kumar Adhikari, Nepal Contingent Commander, UNMISS:
“As Peacekeepers we think the most important characteristic, we can bring to all deployments is the ability to comprehend the situation, respect for the rule of the land, dedication to the mission and [a] sense of pride in the duties we perform.”

Currently, some 5,700 Nepalese peacekeepers serve across 13 UN peacekeeping missions. 68 peacekeepers from Nepal have lost their lives while serving for peace around the world.
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