UN / MYANMAR UPDATE

21-Jun-2021 00:01:33
“The UN Country Team today again called for the immediate release of thousands of women, children and men currently in detention” in Myanmar, “almost five months after the military seized control of the government on February 1st,” the UN spokesperson said on Monday. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / MYANMAR UPDATE
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 21 JUNE 2021, NEW YORK CITY
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1.Exterior shot, UN Headquarters

21 JUNE 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, spokesperson at the podium in briefing room
3.Cutaway, reporters
4.SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“And a quick update from Myanmar, the UN Country Team today again called for the immediate release of thousands of women, children and men currently in detention almost five months after the military seized control of the government on February 1st. As of today, the number of people arbitrarily arrested and now in detention has topped 5,000, and that’s according to the UN Human Rights Office. In addition, nearly 2,000 people - including politicians, authors, human rights defenders, teachers, health care workers, journalists, monks and ordinary citizens - remain in hiding due to outstanding warrants for their arrests.”
5.Cutaway, reporters
6.SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“In a statement over the weekend to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the UN Population Fund in Myanmar said that survivors of sexual violence and their families carry the trauma of these heinous crimes. In Myanmar, survivors – including those born of rape – live with shame, stigma and limited health and social support, and few options to seek legal redress. UNFPA stresses that perpetrators of sexual violence must be held to account and that survivors must be provided with prompt non-discriminatory healthcare, legal protection, and social protection.”
7.Cutaway, reporters
STORYLINE
“The UN Country Team today again called for the immediate release of thousands of women, children and men currently in detention” in Myanmar, “almost five months after the military seized control of the government on February 1st,” the UN spokesperson said on Monday (21 Jun).

According to the UN human rights office, the number of people arbitrarily arrested and now in detention has topped 5,000.

“In addition, nearly 2,000 people - including politicians, authors, human rights defenders, teachers, health care workers, journalists, monks and ordinary citizens - remain in hiding due to outstanding warrants for their arrests,” Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said in New York.

He also said that “in a statement over the weekend to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Myanmar said that survivors of sexual violence and their families carry the trauma of these heinous crimes. In Myanmar, survivors – including those born of rape – live with shame, stigma and limited health and social support, and few options to seek legal redress. UNFPA stresses that perpetrators of sexual violence must be held to account and that survivors must be provided with prompt non-discriminatory healthcare, legal protection, and social protection,” said Dujarric.
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