SOUTH SUDAN / ROADMAP IMPLEMENTATION

29-Nov-2022 00:04:15
Speaking at a workshop hosted by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Deputy Chief Guang Cong said, the Revitalized Agreement Roadmap is not “a guarantee of peace implementation” but “consistent efforts and continued progress” on the revised benchmarks “are essential.” UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / ROADMAP IMPLEMENTATION
TRT: 04:15
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 24, 25 OCTOBER 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN / FILE
SHOTLIST
FILE - 09 JULY 2011, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

1. Various shots, independence celebration

FILE – UNDATED, SOUTH SUDAN

2. Wide shot, displaced people with rifle in the foreground
3. Med shot, displaced people

FILE - 02 MAY 2018, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

4. Wide shot, Peace Forum

FILE – UNDATED, SOUTH SUDAN

5. Various shots, displaced people

24 OCTOBER 2022, JUBA SOUTH SUDAN

6. Various shots, Roadmap workshop

25 OCTOBER 2022, JUBA SOUTH SUDAN

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Guang Cong, Deputy Special Representative-Political, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“The roadmap provides a major opportunity to complete South Sudan’s transition timetable. Progress on the constitution-making and elections processes will be key to a successful transition towards stability and peace. The roadmap is not however a guarantee of peace implementation. Consistent efforts and continued progress on the revised benchmarks to which the parties recommitted themselves to in the roadmap are essential. This is not as a box-ticking exercise, but rather, a qualitative process to lay the proper foundations for a stable and democratic nation.”

24 OCTOBER 2022, JUBA SOUTH SUDAN

8. Various shots, Roadmap workshop
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Darren Nance, Chief, Electoral Affairs Division, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“In line and as envisioned within the Agreement and the associated Roadmap as well as with the UNMISS mandate at the request of the Government of South Sudan, UNMISS stands ready to work with our governmental counterparts, namely the election management bodies to support South Sudan in implementing a key aspect of the Agreement, namely the conduct of what would be South Sudan’s first elections as an independent state.”
10. Various shots, Roadmap workshop
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Boitshoko Mokgatlhe, Chief, Political Affairs Division, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“This workshop is important because it offers an opportunity for the mission, the United Nations, to consult with the South Sudanese, particularly the women, to get their views on what should go into the constitution-making process. This is very important given the fact that the timelines have been missed during the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement. We want to make sure that the timelines are not missed during the Roadmap process.”
12. Various shots, Roadmap workshop
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Alokiir Malual, Chair, South Sudan Civil:
“Women are hoping that they can change and put their part in this political and constitution-making process in particular because Chapter V in the Agreement is concentrating on how we make social justice, how we make transitional justice, how do we also record whatever we have been through within this period of time. So, it is very vital and important that women become part of the process which is taking place.”
14. Wide shot, Roadmap workshop
STORYLINE
Speaking at a workshop hosted by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Deputy Chief Guang Cong said, the Revitalized Agreement Roadmap is not “a guarantee of peace implementation” but “consistent efforts and continued progress” on the revised benchmarks “are essential.”

The signing of the 2018 peace deal provided a framework for peace, but delays in implementing all benchmarks have left many South Sudanese bereft.

Following the recent agreement on a Roadmap by all signatories, the UN Peacekeeping mission and partners are infusing renewed momentum into South Sudan’s journey from war to peace.

SOUNDBITE (English) Guang Cong, Deputy Special Representative-Political, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“The roadmap provides a major opportunity to complete South Sudan’s transition timetable. Progress on the constitution-making and elections processes will be key to a successful transition towards stability and peace. The roadmap is not however a guarantee of peace implementation. Consistent efforts and continued progress on the revised benchmarks to which the parties recommitted themselves to in the roadmap are essential. This is not as a box-ticking exercise, but rather, a qualitative process to lay the proper foundations for a stable and democratic nation.”

The Chief of the Electoral Affairs Division, Darren Nance, said UNMISS “stands ready to work with our governmental counterparts, namely the election management bodies to support South Sudan in implementing a key aspect of the Agreement.”

SOUNDBITE (English) Darren Nance, Chief, Electoral Affairs Division, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“In line and as envisioned within the Agreement and the associated Roadmap as well as with the UNMISS mandate at the request of the Government of South Sudan, UNMISS stands ready to work with our governmental counterparts, namely the election management bodies to support South Sudan in implementing a key aspect of the Agreement, namely the conduct of what would be South Sudan’s first elections as an independent state.”

High on the workshop’s agenda was discussing ways to progress way points that are vital to the adoption of a permanent constitution, holding of elections, and bringing an end to the ongoing transitional period.

SOUNDBITE (English) Boitshoko Mokgatlhe, Chief, Political Affairs Division, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“This workshop is important because it offers an opportunity for the mission, the United Nations, to consult with the South Sudanese, particularly the women, to get their views on what should go into the constitution-making process. This is very important given the fact that the timelines have been missed during the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement. We want to make sure that the timelines are not missed during the Roadmap process.”

Alokiir Malual, one of the seven women signatories to the Revitalized Peace Agreement, said, “it is very vital and important that women become part of the process which is taking place.”

SOUNDBITE (English) Alokiir Malual, Chair, South Sudan Civil:
“Women are hoping that they can change and put their part in this political and constitution-making process in particular because Chapter V in the Agreement is concentrating on how we make social justice, how we make transitional justice, how do we also record whatever we have been through within this period of time. So, it is very vital and important that women become part of the process which is taking place.”

While the Revitalized Agreement has provisions for 35 percent inclusion of women, in practice South Sudanese women are still battling to be fully included in politics and peacemaking.
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