SOUTH SUDAN / MONGOLIANS AWARDED MEDALS

09-Aug-2022 00:06:14
At a formal medal parade at their base in Bentiu, South Sudan, the 11th Mongolian Armed forces infantry Unit was highly commended for their peacekeeping work in the country. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / MONGOLIANS AWARDED MEDALS
TRT: 6.14
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / MONGOLIAN / NATS

DATELINE: 04 AUGUST 2022, BENTIU, SOUTH SUDAN / FILE
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4 AUGUST 2022, BENTIU, SOUTH SUDAN

1. Various shots, Mongolians at a military parade
2. Med shot, set up of Sergeant Kh Davaa Nyam
3. Close-up, Sergeant Kh Davaa Nyam

FILE - BENTIU, SOUTH SUDAN

4. Wide shot, UN convoy along street
5. Various shots, displaced people being assisted in getting on trucks, Mongolian Military at hand
6. Wide shot, convoy of displaced
7. Wide shot, Protection of Civilians site (POC)
8. Various shots, Mongolian military patrolling POC
9. Wide shot, view of POC

FILE - UNITY STATE, SOUTH SUDAN

10. Wide shot, Mongolian military on guard at food drop
11. Wide shot, Mongolian dropping bags
12. Med shot, Mongolian military assisting man in loading bag to carry away
13. Med shot, man loading bag on waiting for truck

04 AUGUST, BENTIU, SOUTH SUDAN

14. Various shots, Mongolian military at guard of honor
15. Various shots, military being pinned medals by Haysom
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“Under the theme of this year’s International Peacekeepers Day, which was People, Peace, Progress – the power of partnerships, your proactive posture has been exemplary, supporting the Mission’s peace efforts and in strengthening partnerships, you contributed in the construction of dykes in Bentiu at the height of the floods, and your deployment to the temporary operating base in Abiemnom and Mayom helped to show the presence of UNMISS, assured of security and strengthening of the engagement with local communities. Mission leadership appreciates the increase in deployment of Mongolian female military personnel, given the relevance to the work with vulnerable groups, and we have observed the expansion of the civil-military cooperation, which is increasing trust and securing the trust of the people we are here to serve.”
17. Various shots, military standing at parade
18. SOUNDBITE (English) Md Main Ullah Chowdhury, Acting Force Commander:
“You have been the linchpin for the mission to achieve its mandated task here, in this area of complex dynamics. Total 66 female peacekeepers of the Unit brought perspective with regards to the female emancipation in the area, under the banner of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, which is quite commendable indeed.”
19. Wide shot, Mongolians show
20. SOUNDBITE (Mongolian) Sergeant Kh Davaa Nyam, Mongolian Military:
“Female participation in the peacekeeping Mission is important. When I go on humanitarian missions, engaging with the females in the community is very easy. That is why I can understand what they need and tell my commanders what they need.”
21. Various shots, Mongolian military at march past
STORYLINE
At a formal medal parade at their base in Bentiu, South Sudan, the 11th Mongolian Armed forces infantry Unit was highly commended for their peacekeeping work in the country.

Sergeant Kh Davaa Nyam from Mongolia stands tall amongst her colleagues, ready to receive a medal of honor for her tireless efforts in South Sudan’s Unity State, where she has been serving for about a year.

She is now completing her second tour in South Sudan. This will be her third peacekeeping stint in a career that she has previously served in Sierra Leone.

For twenty years, Mongolian peacekeepers have consistently contributed to peacekeeping operations globally.

In South Sudan, they have supported the implementation of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)’s mandate under challenging conditions through diverse operations that include protection of civilians at risk of harm and have, among other challenging tasks, supported the delivery of humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people across Unity State, in the northern part of the country.

Nicholas Haysom Special, Representative of the Secretary-General for UNMISS, said: “Under the theme of this year’s International Peacekeepers Day, which was People, Peace, Progress – the power of partnerships, your proactive posture has been exemplary, supporting the Mission’s peace efforts and in strengthening partnerships, you contributed in the construction of dykes in Bentiu at the height of the floods, and your deployment to the temporary operating base in Abiemnom and Mayom, helped to show the presence of UNMISS, assured of security and strengthening of the engagement with local communities. Mission leadership appreciates the increase in deployment of Mongolian female military personnel, given the relevance to the work with vulnerable groups, and we have observed the expansion of the civil-military cooperation, which is increasing trust and securing the trust of the people we are here to serve.”

The contingent’s large female participation was recognized.

Md Main Ullah Chowdhury, Acting Force Commander, said: “You have been the linchpin for the mission to achieve its mandated task here, in this area of complex dynamics. Total 66 female peacekeepers of the Unit brought perspective with regard to the female emancipation in the area under the banner of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, which is quite commendable indeed.

Sergeant Kh Davaa Nyam is proud that the Mongolian Military has made it a priority to deploy more female peacekeepers as their work within the communities they deploy goes an extra mile.

She said that “Female participation in the peacekeeping Mission is important. When I go on humanitarian missions, engaging with the females in the community is very easy. That is why I can understand what they need and tell my commanders what they need.”

So far, close to 10,000 Mongolian peacekeepers, including over 900 female personnel, have participated in peacekeeping efforts in South Sudan.
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