SOUTH SUDAN / LACROIX VISIT

11-Nov-2022 00:04:14
As Under-Secretary-General for United Nations Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix and the Secretary-General’s Chef de Cabinet, Courtenay Rattray, conclude their visit to South Sudan, Lacroix said, “you cannot build a durable peace if you don’t involve women.” UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / LACROIX VISIT TRT: 04:14
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 07, 09 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN / 08 NOVEMBER 2022, BOR, SOUTH SUDAN / FILE
SHOTLIST
08 NOVEMBER 2022, BOR, SOUTH SUDAN

1. Various shots, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix visits Bor

07 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

2. Various shots, meeting with women’s civil society group

09 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“First of all, there’s a key principle which is you cannot build a durable peace if you don’t involve women. It’s not just about symbolic representations but it’ s about active empowerment. So that’s the first thing. The second thing is that there are commitments that were entered into by the parties when it comes to participation of women in the key institutions of the country. So, these commitments need to be respected at the national and local level.”

07 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

4. Med shot, Chef de Cabinet Courtenay Rattray speaking

07 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

5. Wide shot, meeting with government officials
6. Med shot, meeting with Dr. Riek Machar

FILE – 12 SEPTEMBER 2018, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

7. Wide shot, peace deal signing

FILE – RECENT, SOUTH SUDAN

8. Wide shot, Internally Displaced People

09 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“Chef de Cabinet and all of us reaffirm our commitment to supporting South Sudan in overcoming the challenges that have to do with security but also the humanitarian situation exacerbated by natural disasters, particularly the flooding. And, of course, we talked about the implementation of the Roadmap, and in particular, the issue of the security sector and how that process can be carried forward.”
10. Med shot, Lacroix and Rattray at radio studio
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Courtenay Rattray, Chef De Cabinet, United Nations:
“What we all aspire to is, first of all stabilization of the situation in this country, followed by sustainable and enduring peace.”

07 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

12. Med shot, meeting with Machar
13. Wide shot, meeting with government officials
14. Wide shot, meeting with Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior

FILE – RECENT, SOUTH SUDAN

15. Wide shot, meeting under a tree
16. Med shot, displaced people at Protection of Civilians (POC) site

07 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

17. Wide shot, meeting with government officials
18. Med shot, Lacroix and Rattray
19. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“It’s absolutely clear that ultimately a durable solution to the challenges of South Sudan will come from a successful political process. That is really clear. The solution is political. Now, there is a window of opportunity ahead of us.”

FILE – RECENT, SOUTH SUDAN

20. Various shots, humanitarian assistance

09 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

21. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“It’s about conveying to the communities that as we are working together, one day, they will be empowered, one day, they will be able to build their own future.”
22. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“My message to the population of South Sudan is that we’re committed to supporting you, but I think, more importantly, we’re committed to empowering you.”

FILE – RECENT, SOUTH SUDAN

23. Med shot, displaced people receiving humanitarian assistance

STORYLINE

As Under-Secretary-General for United Nations Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix and the Secretary-General’s Chef de Cabinet, Courtenay Rattray, conclude their visit to South Sudan, Lacroix said, “you cannot build a durable peace if you don’t involve women.”

Lacroix and Rattray spent time with women’s representatives, listening to challenges and opportunities faced by women as they struggle to be recognized and included in political, governance and security institutions.

SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“First of all, there’s a key principle which is you cannot build a durable peace if you don’t involve women. It’s not just about symbolic representations but it’ s about active empowerment. So that’s the first thing. The second thing is that there are commitments that were entered into by the parties when it comes to participation of women in the key institutions of the country. So, these commitments need to be respected at the national and local level.”

Rattray and Lacroix also met top political leaders, including First Vice President Riek Machar, one of the key signatories to the Revitalized Peace Agreement, the 2018 peace deal that has helped broker a tenuous peace in this country that has been devastated by civil war. \

Their final meeting was with South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit.

SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“Chef de Cabinet and all of us reaffirm our commitment to supporting South Sudan in overcoming the challenges that have to do with security but also the humanitarian situation exacerbated by natural disasters, particularly the flooding. And, of course, we talked about the implementation of the Roadmap, and in particular, the issue of the security sector and how that process can be carried forward.”

During an interview with Radio Miraya, both Rattray and Lacroix stressed the need for a lasting, inclusive peace.

SOUNDBITE (English) Courtenay Rattray, Chef De Cabinet, United Nations:
“What we all aspire to is, first of all stabilization of the situation in this country, followed by sustainable and enduring peace.”

For these top UN officials, the dream of durable peace and development can be made possible for all South Sudanese only if political will is galvanized.

SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“It’s absolutely clear that ultimately a durable solution to the challenges of South Sudan will come from a successful political process. That is really clear. The solution is political. Now, there is a window of opportunity ahead of us.”

Lacroix and Rattray agreed that there have been positive steps forward, but more needs to be done to ensure that free, fair, and credible elections take place on time.

SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“It’s about conveying to the communities that as we are working together, one day, they will be empowered, one day, they will be able to build their own future.”

SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“My message to the population of South Sudan is that we’re committed to supporting you, but I thi
STORYLINE
TH SUDAN / LACROIX VISIT TRT: 04:14
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 07, 09 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN / 08 NOVEMBER 2022, BOR, SOUTH SUDAN / FILE

SHOTLIST:

08 NOVEMBER 2022, BOR, SOUTH SUDAN

1. Various shots, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix visits Bor

07 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

2. Various shots, meeting with women’s civil society group

09 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“First of all, there’s a key principle which is you cannot build a durable peace if you don’t involve women. It’s not just about symbolic representations but it’ s about active empowerment. So that’s the first thing. The second thing is that there are commitments that were entered into by the parties when it comes to participation of women in the key institutions of the country. So, these commitments need to be respected at the national and local level.”

07 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

4. Med shot, Chef de Cabinet Courtenay Rattray speaking

07 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

5. Wide shot, meeting with government officials
6. Med shot, meeting with Dr. Riek Machar

FILE – 12 SEPTEMBER 2018, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

7. Wide shot, peace deal signing

FILE – RECENT, SOUTH SUDAN

8. Wide shot, Internally Displaced People

09 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“Chef de Cabinet and all of us reaffirm our commitment to supporting South Sudan in overcoming the challenges that have to do with security but also the humanitarian situation exacerbated by natural disasters, particularly the flooding. And, of course, we talked about the implementation of the Roadmap, and in particular, the issue of the security sector and how that process can be carried forward.”
10. Med shot, Lacroix and Rattray at radio studio
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Courtenay Rattray, Chef De Cabinet, United Nations:
“What we all aspire to is, first of all stabilization of the situation in this country, followed by sustainable and enduring peace.”

07 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

12. Med shot, meeting with Machar
13. Wide shot, meeting with government officials
14. Wide shot, meeting with Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior

FILE – RECENT, SOUTH SUDAN

15. Wide shot, meeting under a tree
16. Med shot, displaced people at Protection of Civilians (POC) site

07 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

17. Wide shot, meeting with government officials
18. Med shot, Lacroix and Rattray
19. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“It’s absolutely clear that ultimately a durable solution to the challenges of South Sudan will come from a successful political process. That is really clear. The solution is political. Now, there is a window of opportunity ahead of us.”

FILE – RECENT, SOUTH SUDAN

20. Various shots, humanitarian assistance

09 NOVEMBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

21. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“It’s about conveying to the communities that as we are working together, one day, they will be empowered, one day, they will be able to build their own future.”
22. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“My message to the population of South Sudan is that we’re committed to supporting you, but I think, more importantly, we’re committed to empowering you.”

FILE – RECENT, SOUTH SUDAN

23. Med shot, displaced people receiving humanitarian assistance

STORYLINE

As Under-Secretary-General for United Nations Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix and the Secretary-General’s Chef de Cabinet, Courtenay Rattray, conclude their visit to South Sudan, Lacroix said, “you cannot build a durable peace if you don’t involve women.”

Lacroix and Rattray spent time with women’s representatives, listening to challenges and opportunities faced by women as they struggle to be recognized and included in political, governance and security institutions.

SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“First of all, there’s a key principle which is you cannot build a durable peace if you don’t involve women. It’s not just about symbolic representations but it’ s about active empowerment. So that’s the first thing. The second thing is that there are commitments that were entered into by the parties when it comes to participation of women in the key institutions of the country. So, these commitments need to be respected at the national and local level.”

Rattray and Lacroix also met top political leaders, including First Vice President Riek Machar, one of the key signatories to the Revitalized Peace Agreement, the 2018 peace deal that has helped broker a tenuous peace in this country that has been devastated by civil war. \

Their final meeting was with South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit.

SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“Chef de Cabinet and all of us reaffirm our commitment to supporting South Sudan in overcoming the challenges that have to do with security but also the humanitarian situation exacerbated by natural disasters, particularly the flooding. And, of course, we talked about the implementation of the Roadmap, and in particular, the issue of the security sector and how that process can be carried forward.”

During an interview with Radio Miraya, both Rattray and Lacroix stressed the need for a lasting, inclusive peace.

SOUNDBITE (English) Courtenay Rattray, Chef De Cabinet, United Nations:
“What we all aspire to is, first of all stabilization of the situation in this country, followed by sustainable and enduring peace.”

For these top UN officials, the dream of durable peace and development can be made possible for all South Sudanese only if political will is galvanized.

SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“It’s absolutely clear that ultimately a durable solution to the challenges of South Sudan will come from a successful political process. That is really clear. The solution is political. Now, there is a window of opportunity ahead of us.”

Lacroix and Rattray agreed that there have been positive steps forward, but more needs to be done to ensure that free, fair, and credible elections take place on time.

SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“It’s about conveying to the communities that as we are working together, one day, they will be empowered, one day, they will be able to build their own future.”

SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General, Peace Operations, United Nations:
“My message to the population of South Sudan is that we’re committed to supporting you, but I think, more importantly, we’re committed to empowering you.”

Peace implementation is led by the South Sudanese authorities and people. The UN family, according to them, stands ready to support in every way possible.
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