UN / POST CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION

05-Dec-2018 00:02:47
UN chief António Guterres told the Security Council today that peace “cannot be sustainable without development, and lasting peace is essential for the preservation of development gains.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / POST CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION
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DATELINE: 05 DECEMBER 2018, NEW YORK CITY
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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UNHQ exterior

05 DECEMBER 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. Wide shot, Guterres entering Security Council Chambers
4. Wide shot, Ivorian President speaking to British ambassador
5. Wide shot, Security Council
6. Med shot, deputy ambassador of the United States
7. Wide shot, Security Council standing for moment of silence
8. SOUNDBITE (French) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Peace cannot be sustainable without development, and lasting peace is essential for the preservation of development gains.”
9. Wide shot, Guterres and Ivorian President at Security Council
10. SOUNDBITE (French) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We must focus on meeting the needs of the host country and mobilizing the entire United Nations system, all peace operations, all humanitarian and development actors around these needs. This is one of the fundamental elements of the reforms I have undertaken. Too often, however, countries that have experienced crises can sometimes fall back into violence if an inclusive development agenda is not well conducted.”
11. Wide shot, Guterres and Ivorian President at Security Council
12. SOUNDBITE (French) Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission:
“In all conflicts, silencing arms is only the first step on a long journey. Anchoring peace in a lasting fashion on a country’s territory requires sustained effort and a long-term commitment which goes well beyond the lifespan of peacekeeping missions.”
13. Med shot, delegates
14. SOUNDBITE (French) Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission:
“Of course, the inextricable relationship between peace and development is evident. In the same way, it is important to link the processes of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration to the reform of the security sector, as well as the fight against impunity, in a way that takes into account specificities of each situation.”
15. Wide shot, Security Council
16. SOUNDBITE (French) Alassane Ouattara, President, Côte d’Ivoire:
“This situation could have compromised the return of the country to peace and stability over the long term, if urgent measures and an overall strategy for reconstruction and development, had not been implemented at the end of the clashes.”
17. Wide shot, delegates
18. SOUNDBITE (French) Alassane Ouattara, President, Côte d’Ivoire:
“The rapid recovery of our economy has given the Government the levers that enable it not only to respond to social emergencies and safety of the population but also to work towards the development of the country in the long run.”
19. Wide shot, Security Council
STORYLINE
UN chief António Guterres told the Security Council today (05 Dec) that peace “cannot be sustainable without development, and lasting peace is essential for the preservation of development gains.”

The Secretary-General was speaking at a Security Council meeting on post-conflict reconstruction, peace, security, and stability which was chaired by the President of Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara. Prior to the meeting the Council stood for a moment of silence to honor late US President George H. W. Bush.

Guterres noted that Côte d’Ivoire’s own experience showed that peace and development went hand in hand. He said we needed to adopt an approach that was holistic which addressed potential triggers of instability such as inequality and climate change. He also said that approaches needed to be more inclusive and led by national and local actors.

SOUNDBITE (French) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We must focus on meeting the needs of the host country and mobilizing the entire United Nations system, all peace operations, all humanitarian and development actors around these needs. This is one of the fundamental elements of the reforms I have undertaken. Too often, however, countries that have experienced crises can sometimes fall back into violence if an inclusive development agenda is not well conducted.”

The UN chief also stressed the role of partnerships with regional and sub-regional organizations, and with international financial institutions, to safeguard development gains, strengthen resilience and build local capacities to prevent and respond to conflicts.

African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki said the search for peace was a long process adding that without international support national efforts cannot overcome the countless obstacles on the path towards peace and without national political will no international effort could produce lasting results. He said Africa was stepping up its efforts to silence guns on the continent by 2020. He stressed however that “in all conflicts, silencing arms is only the first step on a long journey; anchoring peace in a lasting fashion on a country’s territory requires sustained effort and a long-term commitment which goes well beyond the lifespan of peacekeeping missions.”

Faki said the assistance provided by the AU to post-conflict countries showed the will of African leaders to shoulder their responsibility in promoting peace and security. He said the inextricable relationship between peace and development is evident and in the same way, “it is important to link the processes of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration to the reform of the security sector, as well as the fight against impunity, in a way that takes into account specificities of each situation.”

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara said his country benefited from a commitment by the international community to achieve peace for more than a decade, including through a peacekeeping mission. He said in 2011, after emerging from its crisis Côte d’Ivoire again felling into the post-elections crisis, which left the country weakened on many fronts. He said this situation could have “compromised the return of the country to peace and stability over the long term, if urgent measures and an overall strategy for reconstruction and development, had not been implemented at the end of the clashes.”

Ouattara said since 2011, Côte d’Ivoire has based its strategy of post-crisis reconstruction, peace and stability on the revival of its economy, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, security sector reform, and reconciliation. He said the rapid recovery of the Ivorian economy “has given the Government the levers that enable it not only to respond to social emergencies and safety of the population but also to work towards the development of the country in the long run.”

The Ivorian President expressed his wish to see his country’s experience used in the recommendations and decisions of the international community related to complex crisis-resolution processes and post-conflict reconstruction.
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