SOUTH SUDAN / BASKETBALL FOR PEACE

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05-Dec-2023 00:02:51
Sport is one of the unifying factors in South Sudan. To build community confidence and mark 16 Days of Activism, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Yambio, held a week-long basketball tournament with local populations. UNMISS

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / BASKETBALL FOR PEACE
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SOURCE: UNMISS
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LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 05 DECEMBER 2023, YAMBIO, SOUTH SUDAN

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1. Various shots, basketball match
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacob Anther, basketball player, Western Equatoria:
“As a youth of this state, it is very important that we lead by example, and we do kind of [activities] to bringing young people together. We are very proud that our youth can be able to play and if we continue to play such kind of games, I think we will be able to solve some of our social issues.”
3. Various shots, basketball match
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacob Anther, basketball player, Western Equatoria:
I thing we are proud to be part of this activity with the community members, because basketball is one of the games that brings peace, love and joy among the community members.I am so happy that today women, children and different sections of the community were here watching UNMISS playing against community members.”
5. Various shots, basketball match
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Christopher Muchiri Murenga, Head of Field Office in Yambio, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“We will continue to support everybody in ensuring that the Revitalized Peace Agreement is implemented fully in spirit and in latter. But also that other parts pertaining to the Agreement, particularly looking at ensuring civic space and political space is there for people to be able to discuss things in a mature, peaceful and secure environment, making sure that the this all support is provided, for the country to move forward to a peaceful and inclusive society and full security for all, making sure that the Constitution making process and the elections process are conducted in a proper manner.”
7. Wide shot, basketball match


STORYLINE:

Sport is one of the unifying factors in South Sudan. To build community confidence and mark 16 Days of Activism, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Yambio held a week-long basketball tournament with local populations, which was widely attended and enjoyed by all.

And that’s why people like 25-year-old Jacob use basketball to pass messages on gender-based violence.

SOUNDBITE (English) Jacob Anther, basketball player, Western Equatoria: “As a youth of this state, it is very important that we lead by example, and we do kind of [activities] to bringing young people together. We are very proud that our youth can be able to play and if we continue to play such kind of games, I think we will be able to solve some of our social issues.”

For Geoffrey Omon, Chair of the UN peacekeeping mission’s Welfare Committee in the Yambio Field Office, such programmes help solidify a durable peace as this young nation approaches its first post-independence elections in December 2024.

SOUNDBITE (English) Geoffrey Omon, Chair, Welfare Committee, UNMISS Yambio: “I am so happy that today women, children and different section of the community were here watching UNMISS playing against community members.”

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan is committed to support South Sudan build a durable peace and meet the aspirations of the citizens.

SOUNDBITE (English) Christopher Muchiri Murenga, Head of Field Office, UNMISS Yambio: “We will continue to support everybody in ensuring that the Revitalized Peace Agreement is implemented fully in spirit and in latter. But also that other parts pertaining to the Agreement, particularly looking at civic space and political space is there for people to be able to discuss things in a mature, peaceful and secure environment.”
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