UN / CAR LACROIX CHERGUI

22-Feb-2019 00:01:56
Following a meeting with the partners of the Central African Republic at the UN Headquarters on Friday, the UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix said “we have a momentum” to rally around the implementation of the peace agreement. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / CAR LACROIX CHERGUI
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 22 FEBRUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Exterior shot, UN Headquarters

22 FEBRUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press room
3. Wide shot, podium
4. Cutaway, reporters
5. Med shot, Chergui speaking
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security, African Union:
“This agreement is different from those signed before in the way that we have been a little bit creative in addressing mainly the root causes of the conflict and taking specific measures in terms of security, in terms of justice, in terms of inclusivity, in terms of equitable distribution of the wealth between all the regions of the country. More importantly, for this agreement we have a robust support mechanism.”
7. Med shot, Lacroix speaking
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations:
“We are currently looking at how, not only can MINUSCA and the UN support the implementation of the agreement, but also potentially, what kind of adjustments to our current priorities we can provide for, so, as to be effective as necessary in this action.”
9. Cutaway, reporters
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations:
“We have a momentum and that momentum is also a great opportunity to ensure that all the partners of the Central African Republic will rally around one objective which is the implementation of this peace agreement.”
11. Zoom out, end of press conference
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Following a meeting with the partners of the Central African Republic at the UN Headquarters Friday, the UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix said “we have a momentum” to rally around the implementation of the peace agreement.

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations and the African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail Chergui briefed reporters in New York on the way forward in implementing the Global Peace Agreement in the Central African Republic, that was signed by the CAR government and 14 armed groups in Bangui on 6 February, following the AU-led negotiations held in Sudanese capital Khartoum. The agreement addresses justice and reconciliation, governance, and transitional security arrangements.

AU’s Chergui explained that “this agreement is different from those signed before in the way that we have been a little bit creative in addressing mainly the root causes of the conflict and taking specific measures in terms of security, in terms of justice, in terms of inclusivity, in terms of equitable distribution of the wealth between all the regions of the country.”

The parties to agreement will establish a commission to review justice issues and submit recommendations to the National Assembly, the Commission of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation and a follow-up mechanism established to oversee the agreement’s effective implementation.

Also under the agreement, mixed security units will be formed comprised of members of the armed groups and state security forces, and members of the former armed groups will be allowed to participate in the government.
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