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The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) recently facilitated a three-days Political Parties’ Forum in Rumbek to discuss issues that are critical for the preparations of the country’s first post-independence elections. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / POLITICAL PARTIES FORUM
TRT: 03:52
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH
DATELINE: 04 JULY 2024, RUMBEK, SOUTH SUDAN

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1. Close up, delegate in the hall
2. Close ups, various delegates in the hall
3. Wide shot, speaker in the hall
4. Wide shot, participants in the hall
6. Med shot, various delegates in the hall
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Christopher Muchiri Murenga, Head of Field Office-Rumber, UNMISS:
“Part of the important work is in supporting and helping to build trust and confidence between the political parties. All sat down together and discussed opening civic and political space in Lakes State, and one thing they really mentioned and were clear about is that [the forum] should not be limited to only Rumbek municipality.”
8. Close ups, various politicians in the hall
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Chol Kodowel, Minister of Local Government and Law Enforcement, Lakes State:
“it’s important to all of us here in this forum to understand that what matters is the interest of the people, the best interest of [the] South Sudanese. Whichever political party you come from, you have to serve the best interest of the people, so that is one important aspect of this forum.”
10. Close ups, various shots, political party members in the hall
11. Medium shots, various shots, political party members in the hall
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Chol Kodowel, Minister of Local Government and Law Enforcement, Lakes State:
“We have role to play in stabilizing our community so that voting takes place in a peaceful environment and that is the role of all of us, not for the local government alone, not for the government of Lakes, its all of us as community and our stakeholders and partners.”
13. Wide shots, Various shots of party delegates

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Storyline

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) recently facilitated a three-days Political Parties’ Forum in Rumbek to discuss issues that are critical for the preparations of the country’s first post-independence elections.

In South Sudan, the electoral process is closely linked with that of implementing the provisions of the revitalized peace agreement, signed in 2018. The actions required for this to happen will need to be taken not only at the national level but also in the country’s states and administrative areas.

In recent years, Lakes State and its capital Rumbek have experienced frequent intercommunal violence. Such incidents have prompted local authorities to call on their partners, including the UN, to assist in creating peace and unity among the state’s political parties, security forces and civil society organizations.

SOUNDBITE (English): Christopher Muchiri Murenga, Head of Field Office-Rumber, UNMISS
“Part of the important work is in supporting and helping to build trust and confidence between the political parties. All sat down together and discussed opening civic and political space in Lakes State, and one thing they really mentioned and were clear about is that [the forum] should not be limited to only Rumbek municipality.”

The objective of the UN peacekeeping mission is to contribute to solutions to outstanding issues affecting both the peace and the electoral process. Enhancing the civic and political space available for parties and citizens alike is one key element to achieve that.

SOUNDBITE (English): Chol Kodowel, Minister of Local Government and Law Enforcement, Lakes State
“it’s important to all of us here in this forum to understand that what matters is the interest of the people, the best interest of [the] South Sudanese. Whichever political party you come from, you have to serve the best interest of the people, so that is one important aspect of this forum.”

UNMISS and regional partners hope that this forum and other similar events across the country will create a platform for an open, inclusive dialogue between political parties and voters.
SOUNDBITE (English): Chol Kodowel, Minister of Local Government and Law Enforcement, Lakes State

“We have role to play in stabilizing our community so that voting takes place in a peaceful environment and that is the role of all of us, not for the local government alone, not for the government of Lakes, its all of us as community and our stakeholders and partners.”

At the national level, political parties are currently engaging with some hold-out groups to bring them into the mainstream of the peace process and the build-up to peaceful, democratic, and credible general elections.

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