SOUTH SUDAN / LOEJ PRESSER

11-Dec-2014 00:02:15
Ellen Margrethe Lǿj, head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan said today the history of UN peacekeeping operations, this year will be remembered as the time UNMISS opened its bases to civilians facing a threat of physical violence. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / LOEJ PRESSER
TRT: 2:15
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
DATELINE: DECEMBER 11, 2014 -JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN



SHOTLIST

1. Wide shot, SRSG Ellen Margrethe Lǿj arriving for press conference
2. Med shot, TV cameras
3 SOUNDBITE: (English) Ellen Margrethe Lǿj, Special Representative of the Secretary General
“In the history of UN peacekeeping operations, the past 12 months will be remembered as the time UNMISS opened its bases to civilians facing a threat of physical violence. I am convinced that many lives were saved by this action.”
4. Back shot, conference hall
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ellen Margrethe Lǿj, Special Representative of the Secretary General
“While we, the UN family at large, will do our best to foster and promote safe returns of IDP’s we should never forget that the ultimate responsibility for protection of civilians remains with the government.”
6. Med shot, journalists
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ellen Margrethe Lǿj, Special Representative of the Secretary General
“Furthermore, and most importantly the protection of civilians, which is the core of the Mission’s mandate, is much more that protection of civilians in our camps, it is about protection of civilians wherever the need is.”
8. Side shot, head table
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ellen Margrethe Lǿj, Special Representative of the Secretary General
“We recognize that accountability remains a key issue in South Sudan. A legacy of impunity for serious human rights violation in the past has contributed to the current crisis. This legacy must stop. And, stop now.”
10. Wide shot, head table
11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ellen Margrethe Lǿj, Special Representative of the Secretary General
“The number of South Sudanese who will be targeted for humanitarian aid next year is expected to surpass the four million mark.”
12. Wide shot, end of press conference.



STORYLINE

Ellen Margrethe Lǿj, head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), said today the history of UN peacekeeping operations, this year will be remembered as the time UNMISS opened its bases to civilians facing a threat of physical violence.

Lǿj, Special Representative of the Secretary General, said, “In the history of UN peacekeeping operations, the past 12 months will be remembered as the time UNMISS opened its bases to civilians facing a threat of physical violence. I am convinced that many lives were saved by this action.”

She told a news conference, the UN needs to focus more on fostering a safe and secure environment outside the UN camps - an environment that will enable internally displaces persons to leave the UNMISS compound and start their lives anew, all on a voluntary basis

Lǿj said, “While we, the UN family at large, will do our best to foster and promote safe returns of IDP’s we should never forget that the ultimate responsibility for protection of civilians remains with the government.”

Lǿj added the Mission will work closely with the South Sudan National Police Service to support its pilot programme to encourage IDPs living in Juba protection sites to return to three specific neighborhoods in the national capital.

Lǿj said, “Furthermore, and most importantly the protection of civilians, which is the core of the Mission’s mandate, is much more that protection of civilians in our camps, it is about protection of civilians wherever the need is.”

Lǿj said, UNMISS will continue to undertake the monitoring and reporting on human rights violations.

Lǿj said, “We recognize that accountability remains a key issue in South Sudan. A legacy of impunity for serious human rights violation in the past has contributed to the current crisis. This legacy must stop. And, stop now.”

Margrethe Loej also added that the much feared famine was averted in the country. But the overall humanitarian situation remains dire, with an estimated 1.5 million people experiencing crisis and emergency of food insecurity and that figure could double in the coming weeks or months.

Lǿj said, “The number of South Sudanese who will be targeted for humanitarian aid next year is expected to surpass the four million mark.”

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / LOEJ PRESSER
TRT: 2:15
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
DATELINE: DECEMBER 11, 2014 -JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN



SHOTLIST

1. Wide shot, SRSG Ellen Margrethe Lǿj arriving for press conference
2. Med shot, TV cameras
3 SOUNDBITE: (English) Ellen Margrethe Lǿj, Special Representative of the Secretary General
“In the history of UN peacekeeping operations, the past 12 months will be remembered as the time UNMISS opened its bases to civilians facing a threat of physical violence. I am convinced that many lives were saved by this action.”
4. Back shot, conference hall
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ellen Margrethe Lǿj, Special Representative of the Secretary General
“While we, the UN family at large, will do our best to foster and promote safe returns of IDP’s we should never forget that the ultimate responsibility for protection of civilians remains with the government.”
6. Med shot, journalists
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ellen Margrethe Lǿj, Special Representative of the Secretary General
“Furthermore, and most importantly the protection of civilians, which is the core of the Mission’s mandate, is much more that protection of civilians in our camps, it is about protection of civilians wherever the need is.”
8. Side shot, head table
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ellen Margrethe Lǿj, Special Representative of the Secretary General
“We recognize that accountability remains a key issue in South Sudan. A legacy of impunity for serious human rights violation in the past has contributed to the current crisis. This legacy must stop. And, stop now.”
10. Wide shot, head table
11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ellen Margrethe Lǿj, Special Representative of the Secretary General
“The number of South Sudanese who will be targeted for humanitarian aid next year is expected to surpass the four million mark.”
12. Wide shot, end of press conference.



STORYLINE

Ellen Margrethe Lǿj, head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), said today the history of UN peacekeeping operations, this year will be remembered as the time UNMISS opened its bases to civilians facing a threat of physical violence.

Lǿj, Special Representative of the Secretary General, said, “In the history of UN peacekeeping operations, the past 12 months will be remembered as the time UNMISS opened its bases to civilians facing a threat of physical violence. I am convinced that many lives were saved by this action.”

She told a news conference, the UN needs to focus more on fostering a safe and secure environment outside the UN camps - an environment that will enable internally displaces persons to leave the UNMISS compound and start their lives anew, all on a voluntary basis

Lǿj said, “While we, the UN family at large, will do our best to foster and promote safe returns of IDP’s we should never forget that the ultimate responsibility for protection of civilians remains with the government.”

Lǿj added the Mission will work closely with the South Sudan National Police Service to support its pilot programme to encourage IDPs living in Juba protection sites to return to three specific neighborhoods in the national capital.

Lǿj said, “Furthermore, and most importantly the protection of civilians, which is the core of the Mission’s mandate, is much more that protection of civilians in our camps, it is about protection of civilians wherever the need is.”

Lǿj said, UNMISS will continue to undertake the monitoring and reporting on human rights violations.

Lǿj said, “We recognize that accountability remains a key issue in South Sudan. A legacy of impunity for serious human rights violation in the past has contributed to the current crisis. This legacy must stop. And, stop now.”

Margrethe Loej also added that the much feared famine was averted in the country. But the overall humanitarian situation remains dire, with an estimated 1.5 million people experiencing crisis and emergency of food insecurity and that figure could double in the coming weeks or months.

Lǿj said, “The number of South Sudanese who will be targeted for humanitarian aid next year is expected to surpass the four million mark.”

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