SOUTH SUDAN / SHEARER FAREWELL PRESSER

08-Apr-2021 00:02:04
“The peace process remains fragile and there is still much to be done,” the UN top official in South Sudan David Shearer, said in a press conference on Wednesday, a day before leaving the role of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / SHEARER FAREWELL PRESSER
TRT: 2:04
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 7 APRIL 2021, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN/FILE
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7 APRIL 2021, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

1.Wide shot. Press room
2.Med shot. Shearer listening
3.Med shot. journalists listening
4.Close up. journalist listening
5.SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of UNMISS:
“The peace process remains fragile and there is still much to be done, including picking up the pace on constitution-making, transitional justice, and economic reform. There are also courageous decisions that need to be made to unify the soldiers of the different parties.”

FILE - 12 MAY 2016, MALAKAL, SOUTH SUDAN

6.Wide shot, displaced persons carrying mattresses and beds
7.Med shot, peacekeeper walking
8.Med shot, displaced children standing

7 APRIL 2021, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

9.Med shot, journalists talking
10.Close up, journalist writing
11.SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of UNMISS:
“We are fully committed to continuing to secure durable peace by working closely with all political parties across regional and international boundaries. As I said when I came to South Sudan, our success will be measured by the downsizing of our presence.”
12.Med shot. journalist talking
13.SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of UNMISS:
“You are a tough, resilient, and remarkably patient lot of people. I am inspired by your seemingly endless hope as you fight against huge odds to achieve the much brighter future you deserve. I will miss this young country, and I wish you well from the bottom of my heart.”
14.Med shot. Shearer signing in the book
15.Med shot, Shearer greeting peacekeepers
STORYLINE
“The peace process remains fragile and there is still much to be done,” the UN top official in South Sudan David Shearer, said in a press conference on Wednesday (7 Apr), a day before leaving the role of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country.

Speaking to reporters in capital Juba, Shearer reflected on some of the highlights of his four years in charge, mentioning the ceasefire, the 2018 revitalized peace agreement and the formation of a transitional government. He conceded, however, that there is a long way to go to achieve sustainable peace.

SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of UNMISS:

“The peace process remains fragile and there is still much to be done, including picking up the pace on constitution-making, transitional justice, and economic reform. There are also courageous decisions that need to be made to unify the soldiers of the different parties.”

An important development has been the transitioning of UN protection of civilian’s sites into more conventional camps for internally displaced persons, under the responsibility of the government of South Sudan.

Shearer said he hopes that the two remaining protection sites, in Bentiu and Malakal, will soon be handed over to the government as well. UN agencies and other humanitarian actors are still operating within the “new” camps and will continue to do so.

SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of UNMISS:
“We are fully committed to continuing to secure durable peace by working closely with all political parties across regional and international boundaries. As I said when I came to South Sudan, our success will be measured by the downsizing of our presence.”

Summing up his impressions and speaking directly to the people of South Sudan, the Special Representative ended the press conference by paying tribute to the resilience and patience of South Sudanese.

“You are a tough, resilient, and remarkably patient lot of people. I am inspired by your seemingly endless hope as you fight against huge odds to achieve the much brighter future you deserve. I will miss this young country, and I wish you well from the bottom of my heart,” Shearer said.
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