UN / DRC UPDATE

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The Special Adviser on the prevention of genocide Alice Wairimu Nderitu reiterated her “grave concern” about the deteriorating security and human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), particularly in Ituri province, a UN spokesperson said. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 24 JANUARY 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Various shots, exterior UN Headquarters

24 JANUARY 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson walking to the press room dais
3. Med shot, reporters
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
““Turning to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Special Adviser on the prevention of genocide Alice Nderitu reiterated her grave concern about the deteriorating situation, security and human rights situation there, particularly in Ituri province. In a statement, the special adviser said that civilians are being massacred based on their ethnic identity yet again, adding the conditions necessary for the commission of atrocity crimes continues to be present in a region, where genocide happened back in 1994.”
5. Med shot, reporters
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“She commended the ongoing efforts by the African and East African Community and the African Union to negotiate steps to end the violent conflict and build a culture of sustainable peace in the region. Her full remarks are online.”
7. Med shot, reporters
8. Wide shot, presser

STORYLINE:

The Special Adviser on the prevention of genocide Alice Wairimu Nderitu reiterated her “grave concern” about the deteriorating security and human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), particularly in Ituri province, a UN spokesperson said.

Briefing journalists at Headquarters today (24 Jan), UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric noted that in a statement, the Special Adviser said that civilians are being massacred based on their ethnic identity yet again, adding “the conditions necessary for the commission of atrocity crimes continues to be present in a region, where genocide happened back in 1994.”

According to the UN spokesperson, the Special Adviser commended the ongoing efforts by the East African Community and the African Union to negotiate steps to end the violent conflict and build a culture of sustainable peace in the region.
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