SOUTH SUDAN / NEPALESE UN POLICE OFFICERS

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On Tuesday, 23 UNPOL officers from Nepal who have dealt with conflict, displacement and COVID-19 during their deployment received the prestigious UN medal for their commitment to the cause of durable peace in South Sudan. UNMISS

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / NEPALESE UN POLICE OFFICERS
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SOURCE: UNMISS
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DATELINE: 12 OCTOBER 2021, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

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1.Various Shots – UNPOL meeting, UNMISS, JUBA
2.Full Shot – Female UNPOL officer interacting with displaced women, JUBA POC 3 site
3.Various Shots - UNPOL at POC 3 site

12 OCTOBER 2021, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

4.Various Shots – UN medal pinning of Nepalese UNPOL, Juba
5. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Madhave Raj Kharel, UN medal recipient, Commander, Nepal:
“Nepal Police has been a part of the United Nations since 1992. Since then, Nepal has contributed 11,095 dedicated members of Nepal Police around the globe under the flag of the UN. In this journey of 29 years in the United Nations, UN Police Officers have lost their lives during the execution of UN mandates. From the very beginning when South Sudan was formed as a sovereign country, Nepal Police has continuously contributed here as peacekeepers. Till now 2,574 peacekeepers have served in this country.”
6.Various Shots – Nepalese documentary viewing
7.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Mutasem Almajali, Deputy Police Commissioner, UNMISS:
“I am deeply honoured to carry out this responsibility in recognition of your service. As the proud recipients of the UN medal, you have performed your duties with honour, pride and utmost dedication.”
8.Various Shots – Nepalese documentary viewing
9.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Rama Lama, Asst. Sub Insperctor, UNPOL Officer and Medal Recipient:
“As an UNPOL officer, I was deployed in [the mission’s] IOC or Integrated Operations Centre where I was a Duty Officer. In this office we have to coordinate with different members [of the mission such as] the Formed Police Unit Cell, IOC commanders, the UN Department of Safety and Security, other members of UNPOL to work together to achieve a common goal for peace and harmony of South Sudan. And that is my achievement.”

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10. Wide shot, UNPOL walking at POC 3 site
11. Various Shots, UN vehicles with UN flags

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United Nations Police officers serving with UNMISS, are the backbone of the world’s largest peacekeeping mission, building trust and confidence among local communities every single day, working to protect and serve them, while enhancing capacities among their South Sudanese policing counterparts as this young nation slowly begins to recover from the devastation of civil wars. Today, 23 UNPOL officers from Nepal who have dealt with conflict, displacement and COVID-19 during their deployment received the prestigious UN medal for their commitment to the cause of durable peace in South Sudan.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Madhave Raj Kharel, UN medal recipient, Commander, Nepal:
“Nepal Police has been a part of the United Nations since 1992. Since then, Nepal has contributed 11,095 dedicated members of Nepal Police around the globe under the flag of the UN. In this journey of 29 years in the United Nations, UN Police Officers have lost their lives during the execution of UN mandates. From the very beginning when South Sudan was formed as a sovereign country, Nepal Police has continuously contributed here as peacekeepers. Till now 2,574 peacekeepers have served in this country.”

The ceremony was held at the UNMISS headquarters in Juba and attended by the UNMISS Deputy Police Commissioner, Mutasem Almajali.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Mutasem Almajali, Deputy Police Commissioner, UNMISS:
“I am deeply honoured to carry out this responsibility in recognition of your service. As the proud recipients of the UN medal, you have performed your duties with honour, pride and utmost dedication.”

Nepal is the third-largest police contributor to UN Peace Operations. Currently 245 UNPOL officers from Nepal serve in South Sudan. This number includes 24 women police officers.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Rama Lama, Asst. Sub Insperctor, UNPOL Officer and Medal Recipient:
“As an UNPOL officer, I was deployed in [the mission’s] IOC or Integrated Operations Centre where I was a Duty Officer. In this office we have to coordinate with different members [of the mission such as] the Formed Police Unit Cell, IOC commanders, the UN Department of Safety and Security, other members of UNPOL to work together to achieve a common goal for peace and harmony of South Sudan. And that is my achievement.”

Every UNPOL officer honoured represents the essence of the United Nations, which has brought them far from home to serve under the iconic blue flag.
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