UN / CHAD UPDATE

23-Apr-2021 00:01:15
The spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric said the United Nation’s current focus in Chad “remains on the de-escalation of tensions, on sustaining peace, and preventing violence and conflict.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / CHAD UPDATE
TRT: 01:15
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 23 APRIL 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Tilt up, UN headquarters exterior

23 APRIL 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric at the podium
3. Wide shot, press
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“François Fall the UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Office for Central Africa has been representing the Secretary-General at the late President Déby’s state funeral today. He will on in N'Djamena for several days to initiate contacts and also to meet with a range of stakeholders to encourage national cohesion in these difficult times. Our current focus remains on the de-escalation of tensions, on sustaining peace, and preventing violence and conflict.”
5. Med shot, reporters
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We understand that the African Union Peace and Security Council met yesterday to consider the situation in Chad. We are working with them as well as the Economic Community of Central African States to explore options on how to best support peace and stability in Chad. We are calling on all actors to remain calm and to refrain from any violence that could harm civilians and further complicate an already difficult situation.”
7. Med shot, reporter
STORYLINE
The spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric today (23 Apr) said the United Nation’s current focus in Chad “remains on the de-escalation of tensions, on sustaining peace, and preventing violence and conflict.”

Dujarric announced that the UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Office for Central Africa François Fall is representing the Secretary-General at the state funeral for the President Idriss Déby.

He said Fall will on in Chad’s capital N'Djamena “for several days to initiate contacts and also to meet with a range of stakeholders to encourage national cohesion in these difficult times.”

Dujarric said the UN is working with the African Union Peace and Security Council as well as the Economic Community of Central African States “to explore options on how to best support peace and stability in Chad.”

He said, “we are calling on all actors to remain calm and to refrain from any violence that could harm civilians and further complicate an already difficult situation.”

President Déby died Tuesday after sustaining injuries during clashes with rebels in the north of the country this weekend.
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