SOUTH SUDAN / GOVERNANCE NATION BUILDING

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In the lead up to celebrations of the 10th anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, an achievement made possible by years of struggle by its people, UNMISS organized a two-day roundtable discussion with eminent leaders, intellectuals, politicians and young people in the country’s capital, Juba. UNMISS

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / GOVERNANCE NATION BUILDING
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DATELINE: 06 JULY 2021, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN / FILE

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FILE - 07 JULY 2011, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

1. Pan left, South Sudanese at the celebration ground
2. Wide shot, army matching
3. Med shot, army matching
4. Wide shot, unveiling of Dr. Garang’s statue
5. Wide shot, South Sudanese celebrating

06 JULY 2021, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

6. Med Shot, Cong at roundtable event
7. Close up, Cong reading
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Guang Cong, Deputy Special Representative for South Sudan and Deputy Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“The greatness of a state is not determined primarily by its territory, population size or natural resources, but by the sacrifice, hard work, wisdom and patience of its people. Such is also the case here in South Sudan. The young nation’s journey since independence has witnessed triumphs and travails as well as progress and setbacks.”
9. Wide shot, participants in hall

FILE - 07 JULY 2011, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

10. Wide shot, people at the celebration ground

06 JULY 2021, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

11. Close up, Teny and Nyaba writing
12. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Dr. Peter Adwok Nyaba, Intellectual:
“A people that have spent 21 years fighting to become free and to build a country and a nation, have recoiled into their ethnic communities.”
13. Close up, Teny writing
14. Med shot, participants sitting
15. Med shot, participants listening
16. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Angelina Teny, Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, South Sudan:
“We should consciously, deliberately design the constitution to help us manage our diversity, as a very crucial aspect of creating stability and peace in our country.”
17. Wide shot, delegates in hall
18. Wide shot, Participants listening
19. Close up, Cong writing
20. Close up, Cong at event
21. SOUNDBITE (English) Guang Cong, Deputy Special Representative for South Sudan and Deputy Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“UNMISS will continue supporting South Sudan in its efforts to promote peace and security and bring to its people the much-expected dividends of peace and independence, especially in relation to challenges in humanitarian assistance, recovery and development.”
22. Various shots, participants at event

STORYLINE:

In the lead up to celebrations of the 10th anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, an achievement made possible by years of struggle by its people, UNMISS organized a two-day roundtable discussion with eminent leaders, intellectuals, politicians and young people in the country’s capital, Juba.

Spearheaded by the peacekeeping mission’s Political Affairs Division, the aim of the dialogue was for the leaders of today to be inspired by the courage, resilience and sacrifice of South Sudanese communities and to take stock of efforts towards nation-building as well as draw upon lessons learned, eschew violence and look forward to building a durable peace across this young nation.

SOUNDBITE (English) Guang Cong, Deputy Special Representative for South Sudan and Deputy Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“The greatness of a state is not determined primarily by its territory, population size or natural resources, but by the sacrifice, hard work, wisdom and patience of its people. Such is also the case here in South Sudan. The young nation’s journey since independence has witnessed triumphs and travails as well as progress and setbacks.”

Participants agreed that perhaps the biggest challenge faced by South Sudan at this pivotal point in history is forging a unified national identity, despite pervasive subnational violence.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Dr. Peter Adwok Nyaba, Intellectual:
“A people that have spent 21 years fighting to become free and to build a country and a nation, have recoiled into their ethnic communities.”

For their part, government representatives underscored that a nation isn’t merely defined by national symbols such as flags, coats of arms, anthems, national days, languages but, more importantly, through deliberate, considered efforts at building a single identity by weaving together diversity to create a common and shared sense of nationhood.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Angelina Teny, Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, South Sudan:
“We should consciously, deliberately design the constitution to help us manage our diversity, as a very crucial aspect of creating stability and peace in our country.”

As South Sudan’s partner for peace and as mandated by the Security Council earlier this year, UNMISS is currently developing a three-year strategic vision for peacebuilding support to this young nation. At the same time, it continues to provide technical assistance and build capacities to government partners in efforts to reconstruct and develop the country, following devastating civil wars.

SOUNDBITE (English) Guang Cong, Deputy Special Representative for South Sudan and Deputy Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“UNMISS will continue supporting South Sudan in its efforts to promote peace and security and bring to its people the much-expected dividends of peace and independence, especially in relation to challenges in humanitarian assistance, recovery and development.”

The political context in South Sudan remains challenging, marked by an increase in subnational conflict and substantial delays in the implementation of the transitional security arrangements. But as Independence Day approaches and leaders begin the process of drafting a permanent constitution, paving the way to elections, the hope that every citizen felt on 9 July 2011, is palpable once again.
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