SOUTH SUDAN / HAYSOM VISIT FOREIGN MINISTER

04-May-2021 00:06:02
Following a mandatory 10-day quarantine, the newly appointed Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for South Sudan, Nicholas Haysom met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Beatrice Wani-Noah and toured various UN facilities in capital Juba on Monday. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / HAYSOM VISIT FOREIGN MINISTER
TRT: 6:02
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH /NAS

DATELINE: 3 APRIL 2021, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
SHOTLIST
1. Various shots, Haysom, meeting with FM Minister Beatrice Wani-Noah in her office
2. Various shots, meeting
3. Med shot, Nicholas Haysom and Beatrice Wani-Noah at stakeout
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of UNMISS:
“Today, we discussed, generally, progress on the road ahead. What requires to be done to complete the transition, culminating in the election in two- or three-years’ time. We spoke about the importance of the international community in helping address the food security needs of South Sudan but going beyond that to begin a cycle of development, which would help South Sudan avoid the repeated cycle of humanitarian crises.”
5. Various shots, meeting
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of UNMISS:
“We need to address this locally but also to recognize that the international community is here to help the South Sudanese and you have to help us help you. It’s not constructive to attack humanitarian workers if you want to retain international support.”
7. More of photo-op
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of UNMISS:
“We will be working in partnership with the South Sudanese people. I pointed out [earlier] that we like to say in South Africa that the doctor cannot take medicine on behalf of the patient. In South Sudan, it is the South Sudanese who must walk that long road [to peace] and we are here to partner and assist, but we cannot take the place of the South Sudanese. So, in that regard we will be looking for a collaborative relationship with all our South Sudanese partners and interlocuters as we face the difficult challenges of not only making political progress, but also dealing with the humanitarian and development challenges, which have to be met, if, one day, South Sudan, is to be not only stable but not dependent on the international community. It can rely on its own resources for economic development.”
9. Tracking shot, convoy arriving at Level-2 hospital in UNMISS compound
10. Various shots, tour of various facilities at hospital
11. Tracking shot, convoy driving towards isolation area
12. Various shots, isolation area
13. Various shots, medical official explaining oxygen generating facility
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of UNMISS:
“Today I’ve been exposed to quite a lot of the operational side of the mission. It’s been educational to me and I can clearly see an operation in which there are many significant moving parts. And, as I’ve said previously, I think we need to recognize that all of those parts, no matter which are in the limelight and which are not, are important in making a contribution to the operation of the mission. I’m appreciative of what all our staff do in the various components.”
15. Various shots, Haysom touring food storage facility warehouse
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of UNMISS:
“I was fortunate and privileged to be a part of the negotiations for the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, facilitating its negotiation. And I regard myself as equally fortunate in being able to be here in Juba, working with the South Sudanese as they finish that long road that started in Naivasha towards [becoming a] stable, democratic and prosperous country.”
17. Various shots, Haysom touring accommodation facility in compound
STORYLINE
Following a mandatory 10-day quarantine, the newly appointed Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for South Sudan, Nicholas Haysom met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Beatrice Wani-Noah and toured various UN facilities in capital Juba on Monday.

SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of UNMISS:
“Today, we discussed, generally, progress on the road ahead. What requires to be done to complete the transition, culminating in the election in two or three years’ time. We spoke about the importance of the international community in helping address the food security needs of South Sudan but going beyond that to begin a cycle of development, which would help South Sudan avoid the repeated cycle of humanitarian crises.”

Haysom highlighted that his conversation with Minister Wani-Noah also focused on current realities such as widespread youth unemployment and poverty. He acknowledged pressure on humanitarian partners to hire young people from within local communities and reiterated that the UN family is here to help.

SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of t the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of UNMISS:
“We need to address this locally but also to recognize that the international community is here to help the South Sudanese and you have to help us help you. It’s not constructive to attack humanitarian workers if you want to retain international support.”

Partnerships for durable peace across the world’s youngest country, however, were the overarching theme of Haysom’s maiden visit with the Minister.

SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of t the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of UNMISS:
“We will be working in partnership with the South Sudanese people. I pointed out [earlier] that we like to say in South Africa that the doctor cannot take medicine on behalf of the patient. In South Sudan, it is the South Sudanese who must walk that long road [to peace] and we are here to partner and assist, but we cannot take the place of the South Sudanese. So, in that regard we will be looking for a collaborative relationship with all our South Sudanese partners and interlocuters as we face the difficult challenges of not only making political progress, but also dealing with the humanitarian and development challenges, which have to be met, if, one day, South Sudan, is to be not only stable but not dependent on the international community. It can rely on its own resources for economic development.”

Following this meeting, Haysom took an operational tour of the UNMISS base to familiarize himself and inspect the mission’s COVID-19 preparedness.

SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of t the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of UNMISS:
“Today I’ve been exposed to quite a lot of the operational side of the mission. It’s been educational to me and I can clearly see an operation in which there are many moving parts. And, as I’ve said previously, I think we need to recognize that all of those parts, no matter which are in the limelight and which are not, are important in making a contribution to the operation of the mission. I’m appreciative of what all our staff do in the various components.”

Special Representative has had longstanding experience in the greater Sudan area and he reiterated his commitment to the people of South Sudan.

SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of t the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of UNMISS:
“I was fortunate and privileged to be a part of the negotiations for the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, facilitating its negotiation. And I regard myself as equally fortunate in being able to be here in Juba, working with the South Sudanese as they finish that long road that started in Naivasha towards [becoming a] stable, democratic and prosperous country.”

Haysom will continue meeting government interlocuters till the end of the week.
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