SOUTH SUDAN / UN DAY

25-Oct-2019 00:03:49
An informative and star-studded public event saw the United Nations family in South Sudan mark 74 years of existence of the global body, with revelers in the capital Juba gathering to learn about the activities of the UN in their country and to promote peace in the world’s youngest nation. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / UN DAY
TRT: 03:38
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 24 OCTOBER 2019, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
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1. Various shots, students performing peace song
2. Med shot, people watching
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Daniel Sabri, Student:
“We should know how to keep peace in the country so that the peace will not go out, so that we can stop the war. If we have peace in the country, we can have development in the country, and also, we will have good security and good health in the country, and it will help the country so much.”
4. Wide shot, performance by Isaka Number One
5. Various shots, revelers enjoying music
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald, Reveler from Yei:
“I have come for the celebration of the UN Day, and I am so much happy to be here to take part in the program. I know we are in a situation in our country, but we need more and more to hear more peaceful messages. But today I have chosen to come here, and I thank God that it’s a day for me to hear about peace, and everything that has been spoken here is about peace in our country, and I am so much interested, and I am so much entertained and informed. So, this day I don’t take it as a coincidence, I take it as a privilege for me to be part of what I can do.”
7. Various shots, performance by Emmanuel Kembe
8. Med shot, lady posing with sustainable development goals wheel colors, while taking selfie
9. SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“We know that 100 percent of the pre-transitional tasks will not be met in two weeks’ time. But that does not mean that we should sit back or give up. Collectively, together, we have a responsibility to maintain momentum so that the transformative process that began with the signing of the agreement 13 months ago will be fully realized. As always, the United Nations will be right alongside the parties working as an impartial partner in peace.”
10. Wide shot, members of the diplomatic community
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Deng Dau Deng, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
“Today is a day to appreciate the United Nations for tremendously continuing to maintain its four main purposes throughout the world. First to maintain peace and security throughout the world. In the context of South Sudan, [the] United Nations has been actively engaged in supporting the restoration of peace in the country. UN supports the Revitalized Peace Agreement, on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, national dialogues and other programs that include conflict mitigation and resolution.”
16. Various shots, UNMISS staff explaining various documents and handing man copy of the peace agreement
STORYLINE
An informative and star-studded public event saw the United Nations family in South Sudan mark 74 years of existence of the global body, with revelers in the capital Juba gathering to learn about the activities of the UN in their country and to promote peace in the world’s youngest nation.

Students sang in anticipation of peace descending on South Sudan.

Their hope and dream is for peace to become a reality.

SOUNDBITE (English) Daniel Sabri, Student:
“We should know how to keep peace in the country so that the peace will not go out, so that we can stop the war. If we have peace in the country, we can have development in the country, and also, we will have good security and good health in the country, and it will help the country so much.”

Marking United Nations Day, legendary South Sudanese musicians like Neetah Beibe, Isaka Number One, and Emmanuel Kembe sang peace songs, with revelers dancing and singing along.

SOUNDBITE (English) Donald, Reveler from Yei:
“I have come for the celebration of the UN Day, and I am so much happy to be here to take part in the program. I know we are in a situation in our country, but we need more and more to hear more peaceful messages. But today I have chosen to come here, and I thank God that it’s a day for me to hear about peace, and everything that has been spoken here is about peace in our country, and I am so much interested, and I am so much entertained and informed. So, this day I don’t take it as a coincidence, I take it as a privilege for me to be part of what I can do.”

A number of key issues contained in the revitalized peace agreement remain outstanding, including decisions on states and boundaries and the reunification of security forces. The Head of the UN in South Sudan urged parties to accelerate their efforts to resolve these matters so that a new government can be formed.

SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“We know that 100 percent of the pre-transitional tasks will not be met in two weeks’ time. But that does not mean that we should sit back or give up. Collectively, together, we have a responsibility to maintain momentum so that the transformative process that began with the signing of the agreement 13 months ago will be fully realized. As always, the United Nations will be right alongside the parties working as an impartial partner in peace.”

Speaking at the event, the Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister said people had suffered for too long and acknowledged the work of the UN as a partner in peace.

SOUNDBITE (English) Deng Dau Deng, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
“Today is a day to appreciate the United Nations for tremendously continuing to maintain its four main purposes throughout the world. First to maintain peace and security throughout the world. In the context of South Sudan, [the] United Nations has been actively engaged in supporting the restoration of peace in the country. UN supports the Revitalized Peace Agreement, on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, national dialogues and other programs that include conflict mitigation and resolution.”

The colorful event under the theme “Unity in Diversity” also saw various UN agencies exhibit their work at stalls to help people understand their activities to serve and support the people of South Sudan.
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