SOUTH SUDAN / GOVERNANCE AGREEMENT

07-Aug-2018 00:01:39
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), has welcomed the signing of an agreement between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his chief rival and former deputy, Riek Machar on Sunday in neighbouring Sudan, on outstanding governance issues and security arrangements in Khartoum as an important step forward in the revitalization of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the country. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / GOVERNANCE AGREEMENT
TRT: 1:39
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH /NATS
DATELINE: 05 AUGUST 2018, KHARTOUM, SUDAN
SHOTLIST
1. Pan right, conference room
2. Wide shot, podium
3. Kiir and Machar signing
4. Various shots, handshakes
5. Med shot, delegates singing
6. Wide shot, delegates singing
7. Med shot, Haysom going to podium
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Haysom, UN Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan:
“The support of the international community will depend, not merely on reaching an agreement, but the sustainability of that agreement. In plain terms sustainability means, fairness, inclusivity and capacity for proper implementation of the agreement.”
9. Med shot, President Bashir of Sudan and President Museveni of Uganda signing
10. Close up, Bashir signing
11. Wide shot, podium
12. Various shots, signing
13. Tilt down, conference
STORYLINE
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), has welcomed the signing of an agreement between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his chief rival and former deputy, Riek Machar on Sunday (5 Aug) in neighbouring Sudan, on outstanding governance issues and security arrangements in Khartoum as an important step forward in the revitalization of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the country.

After weeks of navigating tough political hurdles, the parties to the conflict in South Sudan have finally signed an agreement on the hitherto outstanding issues on governance and security arrangements.

There was jubilation in the streets of South Sudan’s capital overnight on Sunday, as residents celebrated a new agreement that the top UN official in the country has described as “a big step forward” towards ending nearly five years of brutal conflict.

At just seven years old, South Sudan is the world’s youngest nation. However, a December 2013 political impasse between the two rivals, plunged the country into deadly conflict. Tens of thousands have been killed while more than 4 million have been displaced, some 2 million of whom have fled to neighbouring States.

The representative of the United Nations at the signing ceremony, Nicholas Haysom, underlined the need to leave no bloc or party behind in the peace process, in order to demonstrate that this agreement is different. He also set some preconditions for the support of the international community.

Haysom said “the support of the international community will depend, not merely on reaching an agreement, but the sustainability of that agreement. In plain terms sustainability means, fairness, inclusivity and capacity for proper implementation of the agreement.”

Penned on Sunday night by President Salva Kiir and the leaders of various opposition parties to the conflict in South Sudan, the Khartoum agreement ended days of speculation about whether all the parties would sign it or not.

Host president Omar al-Bashir and President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda signed as guarantors, while the UN and the African Union signed as witnesses, at a ceremony that was also attended by Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti.
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