UN / SILENCING GUNS AFRICA

27-Feb-2019 00:03:11
Speaking at the Security Council’s open debate on how the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) can cooperate to end conflicts in Africa, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo said “silencing the guns for good requires the participation of all” as well as resilient societies with strong institutions, good governance and inclusive politics. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 27 FEBRUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY
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1. Wide shot, exterior, flags at the UN Headquarters

27 FEBRUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. Zoom in, Council’s president
4. Cutaway, delegates
5. Close up, president voting
6. Pan left, Council voting
7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Simeon Oyono Esono Angue, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Equatorial Guinea:
“There is an urgent need for Africa to accelerate the process of combating, preventing and eradicating the illicit trade of small arms and light weapons in all its aspects, as it is well known that the largest percentage of armed conflicts in the world are African.”
8. Wide shot, delegates
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, United Nations:
“Silencing the guns for good requires the participation of all. As we assess efforts to increase women’s leadership and meaningful participation in political processes, we see that progress has slowed, despite the combined work of the UN, the AU and civil society. We must redouble our efforts in this critical pursuit.”
10. Wide shot, Council in meeting
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Ramtane Lamamra, High Representative for Silencing the Guns in Africa, African Union:
“The recently concluded peace agreements in South Sudan and in Central African Republic, the successful democratic elections in Madagascar and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the historic positive developments in the Horn of Africa, are all generating optimism about a Continent emerging from the shadows and moving steadily to restore peace, stability, security and make decisive move towards integration and prosperity.”
12. Wide shot, Security Council
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Vasu Gouden, Founder and Executive Director, African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD):
“Many parts of Africa are reaching a dangerous tipping point and we are currently in a race against time. Transformation to deal with root causes and the deep structural challenges will take between ten and twenty years to address. In the meanwhile, protracted conflicts, ranging from the violent street protests to civil war and from radicalized terror insurgencies to criminal insurgencies will characterize large parts of the continent.”
14. Cutaway, delegates
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Vasu Gouden, Founder and Executive Director, African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD):
“Robust mitigation, including silencing the guns has to be an immediate priority if we are to arrest violence and conflict and allow socioeconomic transformation to take place. Anything short of that will result in a gradual collapse of law and order and the deterioration into civil war that will push Africa’s transformation even further back.”
16. Wide shot, Council
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Speaking at the Security Council’s open debate on how the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) can cooperate to end conflicts in Africa, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo said “silencing the guns for good requires the participation of all” as well as resilient societies with strong institutions, good governance and inclusive politics.

The Council also unanimously adopted a resolution drafted by the Equatorial Guinea that amongst other issues, calls on the UN and the AU to “strengthen their efforts to coordinate their engagement in a mutually supportive manner” in order to support the implementation of the AU Master Roadmap of Practical Steps to Silence the Guns in Africa by year 2020 adopted by the AU in 2013.

Presiding the Council’s meeting today, Simeon Oyono Esono Angue, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Equatorial Guinea said “there is an urgent need for Africa to accelerate the process of combating, preventing and eradicating the illicit trade of small arms and light weapons in all its aspects, as it is well known that the largest percentage of armed conflicts in the world are African.”

In her speech, the Under-Secretary-General DiCarlo said “as we assess efforts to increase women’s leadership and meaningful participation in political processes, we see that progress has slowed, despite the combined work of the UN, the AU and civil society. We must redouble our efforts in this critical pursuit.”

Also taking part in the debate, the AU High Representative for Silencing the Guns in Africa Ramtane Lamamra said “the recently concluded peace agreements in South Sudan and in Central African Republic, the successful democratic elections in Madagascar and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the historic positive developments in the Horn of Africa, are all generating optimism about a Continent emerging from the shadows and moving steadily to restore peace, stability, security and make decisive move towards integration and prosperity.”

For his part, Vasu Gouden, Founder and Executive Director of the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) said “many parts of Africa are reaching a dangerous tipping point and we are currently in a race against time”

South African Gouden warned that a “robust mitigation, including silencing the guns has to be an immediate priority if we are to arrest violence and conflict and allow socioeconomic transformation to take place. Anything short of that will result in a gradual collapse of law and order and the deterioration into civil war that will push Africa’s transformation even further back.”
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