SOUTH SUDAN / INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACKEEPERS

31-May-2022 00:04:11
UNMISS peacekeepers, Government officials and humanitarian and diplomatic partners came together to mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACKEEPERS
TRT: 04:11
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 27 MAY 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN / FILE
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1. Various shots, International Day of Peacekeepers celebration
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General und Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“We know that peace is won when governments and societies join forces to resolve differences through dialogue, build a culture of nonviolence, and protect the most vulnerable. In this spirit, UN peacekeepers in South Sudan work with National and Local Government Authorities, Opposition groups, Civil Society, Humanitarians, the media, and communities, to foster peace, protect civilians, promote human rights and the rule of law. We do so in the face of enormous challenges, including risk of physical harm, flooding, and COVID-19 pandemic.”
3. Various shots, peacekeepers on parade
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephen Par Kuol, Minister for Peacebuilding, South Sudan:
“The significance of this occasion is well captured in the theme—People, Peace, Progress. The United Nations was formed decades ago to replace the League of Nations CUT TO So, the core goal of having the United Nations today is peace, peace of the people is well captured in the theme here.”
5. Various shots, peacekeepers match pass
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Christeel Philip, Police Adviser, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“The people in South Sudan, they are very, very friendly, they are very welcoming me and they are very good friends with me, and we can understand and talk with each other. For young girls, you want to be a police officer or maybe someday you can be a peacekeeper also, please always be a dreamer because we do not know, [when a] dream come true.”

FILE - 07 OCTOBER 2021, TAMBURA, SOUTH SUDAN

7. Various shots, displaced
8. Wide shot, peacekeeper walking in front of UN vehicle
STORYLINE
UNMISS peacekeepers, Government officials and humanitarian and diplomatic partners came together Friday (27 May) to mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

The top UN official in the country, Nicholas Haysom, said “peace is won when governments and societies join forces to resolve differences through dialogue, build a culture of nonviolence, and protect the most vulnerable.”

SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General und Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“We know that peace is won when governments and societies join forces to resolve differences through dialogue, build a culture of nonviolence, and protect the most vulnerable. In this spirit, UN peacekeepers in South Sudan work with National and Local Government Authorities, Opposition groups, Civil Society, Humanitarians, the media, and communities, to foster peace, protect civilians, promote human rights and the rule of law. We do so in the face of enormous challenges, including risk of physical harm, flooding, and COVID-19 pandemic.”

Haysom, accompanied by Stephen Par Kuol, South Sudan’s Minister for Peacebuilding, inspected an Honour Guard formed by Blue Berets from China, Nepal, and Rwanda as well as a mixed group of countries representing the United Nations Police. This year’s theme is People, Peace, Progress -The Power of Partnerships.

SOUNDBITE (English) Stephen Par Kuol, Minister for Peacebuilding, South Sudan:
“The significance of this occasion is well captured in the theme—People, Peace, Progress. The United Nations was formed decades ago to replace the League of Nations CUT TO So, the core goal of having the United Nations today is peace, peace of the people is well captured in the theme here.”

The names of peacekeepers who had paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving the cause of peace were called. As the flags lowered and wreaths were laid to honour their legacy there was a collective moment of silence in their memory.

SOUNDBITE (English) Christeel Philip, Police Adviser, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“The people in South Sudan, they are very, very friendly, they are very welcoming me and they are very good friends with me, and we can understand and talk with each other. For young girls, you want to be a police officer or maybe someday you can be a peacekeeper also, please always be a dreamer because we do not know, dream come true.”

12,000 military, 1,500 police, and 2,500 civilians – Including nearly 400 UN Volunteers, serve in South Sudan.
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