UN / ABYEI PEACE

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The UN Mission in Abyei (UNISFA) has, “in what it calls a major breakthrough, brokered a peace accord between the Misseriya and Ngok Dinka communities. The leaders of the two communities have reiterated their commitment to achieving lasting peace in the Abyei Area and to dialogue to protect people, livestock and property,” said a UN Spokesperson. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 20 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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20 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Turning to Abyei, the UN Mission there (UNISFA) has, in what it calls a major breakthrough, brokered a peace accord between the Misseriya and Ngok Dinka communities. The leaders of the two communities have reiterated their commitment to achieving lasting peace in the Abyei Area and to dialogue to protect people, livestock and property. They also called on the UN Mission to enable continued dialogue between the communities to find a sustainable solution to the Abyei issue and also for the Mission to continue to protect civilians in the area. The accord was signed at the end of a three-day peace conference facilitated by the UN Mission, and that took place in Entebbe, in Uganda. The Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Hanna Tetteh, pledged to continue working with the key players to find a solution to the final status of Abyei.”
4.Wide shot, press briefing room

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The UN Mission in Abyei (UNISFA) has, “in what it calls a major breakthrough, brokered a peace accord between the Misseriya and Ngok Dinka communities. The leaders of the two communities have reiterated their commitment to achieving lasting peace in the Abyei Area and to dialogue to protect people, livestock and property,” said a UN Spokesperson

Speaking to reporters today (20 May) in New York, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said, the leaders of the two communities also called on the UN Mission to “enable continued dialogue between the communities to find a sustainable solution to the Abyei issue and also for the Mission to continue to protect civilians in the area.”

Dujarric continues, “the accord was signed at the end of a three-day peace conference facilitated by the UN Mission, and that took place in Entebbe, in Uganda. The Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Hanna Tetteh, pledged to continue working with the key players to find a solution to the final status of Abyei.”
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