UN / DRC UPDATE

07-Jan-2021 00:01:03
UN Secretary-General António Guterres was “shocked by the massacre of civilians, during recent attacks attributed to the ADF in the villages of Tingwe, Mwenda and Nzenga, near Beni territory in the province of North Kivu,” a UN Spokesperson told reporters in New York. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 07 JANUARY 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

07 JANUARY 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Turning to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, you saw the statement we issued last night that the Secretary-General was shocked by the massacre of civilians, during recent attacks attributed to the ADF in the villages of Tingwe, Mwenda and Nzenga, near Beni territory in the province of North Kivu. He strongly condemns such violence against the civilian population and calls for the perpetrators of these atrocities to be swiftly brought to justice. He offers his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Secretary-General reiterates his call for a global ceasefire and calls on all armed groups to lay down their weapons. He encourages the authorities of the DRC to take concrete steps to address the drivers of conflict in the eastern part of the country.”
4.Wide shot, press briefing room
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UN Secretary-General António Guterres was “shocked by the massacre of civilians, during recent attacks attributed to the ADF in the villages of Tingwe, Mwenda and Nzenga, near Beni territory in the province of North Kivu,” a UN Spokesperson said.

Speaking to reporters today (07 Jan) in New York, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said that in a statement issued Wednesday (06 Jan) night, the Secretary-General “strongly” condemned such violence against the civilian population and called for “the perpetrators of these atrocities to be swiftly brought to justice.”

Guterres also offered his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Secretary-General reiterated his call for “a global ceasefire and calls on all armed groups to lay down their weapons. He encourages the authorities of the DRC to take concrete steps to address the drivers of conflict in the eastern part of the country.”
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