UN / MYANMAR SCHRANER-BURGENER

01-Jul-2019 00:02:58
The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Myanmar, Christine Schraner-Burgener said, “a key step to democratic consolidation” in the Southeast Asian nation “will be ending the vicious cycle of discrimination and violence, especially in Rakhine.” UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 01 JULY 2019, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

01 JULY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, conference rom
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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Christine Schraner-Burgener, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Myanmar:
“A key step to democratic consolidation in Myanmar will be ending the vicious cycle of discrimination and violence, especially in Rakhine. This will remain my highest priority. Right now, we must do more to end the heavy fighting with the Arakan Army as a first step. This is having a devastating impact on all local communities caught in the crossfire, independent of their religious or ethnic background.”
5. Wide shot, delegations
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Christine Schraner-Burgener, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Myanmar:
“The only viable solution for the refugees is the safe, voluntary and dignified repatriation to Myanmar. And the key responsibility for creating conducive conditions in Rakhine lies with Myanmar. It will be a great tragedy to look back in ten years and realize that we failed a generation of refugees by falling short of doing everything in our collective power to provide them opportunities and hope.”
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8. SOUNDBITE (English) Christine Schraner-Burgener, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Myanmar:
“We need to be strategic about pushing for real changes that are firmly rooted in inclusivity, respect and tolerance, and protection of human rights for all. The period leading to 2020 general elections will likely bring to the fore these interlinked sensitivities, as they relate to the geopolitical context, legacy of colonialism, decades of military rule. In this critical period, I will urge for national efforts and public campaigns to counter racism and discrimination and mobilise the UN system to work collectively in addressing divisive rhetoric.”
9. Med shot, acting President of the General Assembly
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Hau Do Suan, Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations
“Myanmar's genuine efforts to find a peaceful solution had been disrupted by deliberate and coordinated massive armed attacks of Arakan Rohigya Salvation Army also known as AI Yakin or Faith Movement on security posts in October 2016 and August 2017. The response of the security forces and ARSA's political machination resulted in mass displacement of the Muslims for Rakhine State. The majority of them crossed the border and took shelter in Bangladesh.”
11. Wide shot, delegations
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STORYLINE
The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Myanmar, Christine Schraner-Burgener, today (1 Jul) said, “a key step to democratic consolidation” in the Southeast Asian nation “will be ending the vicious cycle of discrimination and violence, especially in Rakhine.”

Informally briefing the General Assembly, the Special Envoy said, “we must do more to end the heavy fighting with the Arakan Army as a first step” as this is having “a devastating impact on all local communities caught in the crossfire, independent of their religious or ethnic background.”
Schraner-Burgener said, “the only viable solution for the refugees is the safe, voluntary and dignified repatriation to Myanmar” and stressed that “the key responsibility” for creating conducive conditions in Rakhine lies with the Myanmar government.

She said, “it will be a great tragedy to look back in ten years and realize that we failed a generation of refugees by falling short of doing everything in our collective power to provide them opportunities and hope.”

The Special Envoy said, “we need to be strategic about pushing for real changes that are firmly rooted in inclusivity, respect and tolerance, and protection of human rights for all” and “the period leading to 2020 general elections will likely bring to the fore these interlinked sensitivities, as they relate to the geopolitical context, legacy of colonialism, decades of military rule.

Shel urged “for national efforts and public campaigns to counter racism and discrimination and mobilise the UN system to work collectively in addressing divisive rhetoric.”

For his part, Myanmar Ambassador Hau Do Suan told the meeting that “Myanmar's genuine efforts to find a peaceful solution had been disrupted by deliberate and coordinated massive armed attacks of Arakan Rohigya Salvation Army also known as AI Yakin or Faith Movement on security posts in October 2016 and August 2017.”

He said, “the response of the security forces and ARSA's political machination resulted in mass displacement of the Muslims for Rakhine State,” the majority of which crossed the border and took shelter in Bangladesh.
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