SOUTH SUDAN / CHINESE PEACEKEEPERS

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05-Oct-2021 00:02:20
Seven hundred Chinese peacekeepers were awarded the prestigious United Nations medal for their commitment to shaping a more peaceful and prosperous future for the people of the world’s youngest nation in a colorful ceremony, which took place at the mission’s headquarters in Juba. UNMISS

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / CHINESE PEACEKEEPERS
TRT: 2:20
SOURCE: UNMISS
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 05 OCTOBER 2021, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

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1. Wide shot, Chinese Battalion in formation
2. Wide shot, Peacekeepers in formation saluting
3. Close up, Peacekeepers
4. Med shot, Chinese flag being raised
5. Med shot, Chinese dragon dancers
6. Med shot, Chinese martial arts demonstration
7. Med shot, Chinese exhibitionist with Head of UNMISS
8. Wide shot, officials standing and saluting
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“Today, it is my privilege to recognize the 700 men and women of China Battalion 7 who have served in their duties with the upmost dedication and professionalism. I commend the Government of the People’s Republic of China for its commitment to the United Nations, including the over 2,400 peacekeepers currently serving in UN Missions worldwide.”
10. Pan right, Haysom inspecting the peacekeepers
11. Med shot, peacekeepers in formation
12. Close up, Peacekeepers
13. Wide shot, Peacekeepers marching
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“Specifically, we recognize the impact you’ve made on the ground through civil-military cooperation, including medical assistance to local residents, a cultural exchange program in the University of Juba, and employment outreach in Terekeka, all of which have helped to improve the livelihoods of residents and contributed to sustainable peace for South Sudan.”
15. Med shot, Haysom pinning medal on Chinese Battalion Commander
16. Close up, UN medal on Chinese Battalion Commander
17. Med shot, UNMISS Force Commander speaking with Chinese Peacekeeper
18. Wide shot, Peacekeepers turning around to march out

STORYLINE:

Seven hundred Chinese peacekeepers were awarded the prestigious United Nations medal for their commitment to shaping a more peaceful and prosperous future for the people of the world’s youngest nation in a colorful ceremony, which took place at the mission’s headquarters in Juba.

The event was attended by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Nicholas Haysom, and the Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan, Hua Ning.

SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“Today, it is my privilege to recognize the 700 men and women of China Battalion 7 who have served in their duties with the upmost dedication and professionalism. I commend the Government of the People’s Republic of China for its commitment to the United Nations, including the over 2,400 peacekeepers currently serving in UN Missions worldwide.”

This is the seventh rotation for troops of China Battalion 7. They have provided force protection for UNMISS and humanitarian staff during the challenging time of COVID-19 in a complex political and peacekeeping environment.

SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“Specifically, we recognize the impact you’ve made on the ground through civil-military cooperation, including medical assistance to local residents, a cultural exchange program in the University of Juba, and employment outreach in Terekeka, all of which have helped to improve the livelihoods of residents and contributed to sustainable peace for South Sudan.”

Blue Berets from China have been serving for peace in South Sudan since the inception of UNMISS in 2011, protecting civilians and building trust among local communities.
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