UN / AFRICA PEACE AND SECURITY

07-Oct-2019 00:02:20
Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council, “Terrorism is a growing threat across Africa, with serious implications for peace and security everywhere." UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 07 OCTOBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

07 OCTOBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, Security Council
3. Wide shot, President of the Security Council and Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations opening the Security Council session
4.SOUNDBITE (French) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Terrorism is a growing threat across Africa, with serious implications for peace and security everywhere. In the Sahel, terrorist groups regularly attack local and international security forces – we had another death yesterday - including our Blue Helmets serving with MINUSMA. The violence is spreading to coastal states along the Gulf of Guinea.”
4. Wide shot, Members of the Security Council
5. 4.SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Our largest peacekeeping missions are on the African continent, and more than 80,000 peacekeepers serve there. Africa is now the largest troop-contributing region. We owe these Blue Helmets our strong and united support, through robust funding and strong mandates.
I commend this Council’s cooperation with the African Union, including with the AU’s Peace and Security Council.
Across the continent, the United Nations is working in steadfast and close cooperation with the African Union and African sub-regional organizations to prevent and resolve conflicts.”
6. Wide shot, Security Council
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Liberata Mulamula, Visiting Scholar and Associate Director, Institute for African Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University:
“Violence against women remains the most – perhaps, the most pervasive human rights violation in the African continent and in the region in particular. The absence of and lack of African women’s participation in formal mediation processes and at the peace table, in particular, is an important area of the UN Security Council 1325 agenda that remains poorly implemented.”
8. Wide shot, Security Council members
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Liberata Mulamula, Visiting Scholar and Associate Director, Institute for African Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University:
“The African Women Leaders Network and FemWise are at your disposal, Mister Secretary-General, when you are searching for able and qualified women to assist in your good offices and diplomatic efforts.”
10. Wide Shot, Security Council

STORYLINE:

Secretary-General, António Guterres told the Security Council, “Terrorism is a growing threat across Africa, with serious implications for peace and security everywhere. In the Sahel, terrorist groups regularly attack local and international security forces – we had another death yesterday - including our Blue Helmets serving with MINUSMA. The violence is spreading to coastal states along the Gulf of Guinea.”

The Security Council met today (07 Oct) on “Peace and Security in Africa: The Centrality of Preventative Diplomacy, Conflict Prevention and Resolution”. The meeting, convened under South Africa’s presidency this month, emphasized the Council’s role in cooperation with regional and sub-regional organizations.

Recalling the importance of UN peacekeeping efforts in Africa, Guterres commended UN’s cooperation with the African Union, “including with the AU’s Peace and Security Council.” He added, “Across the continent, the United Nations is working in steadfast and close cooperation with the African Union and African sub-regional organizations to prevent and resolve conflicts.”

Speaking as a guest of the Security Council meeting, former Tanzanian Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, said, “Violence against women remains the most – perhaps, the most pervasive human rights violation in the African continent and in the [Southern African] region in particular.”

Targeting the absence of African women participation in formal mediation processes as addressed in the 1325 agenda, Mulata said, “The African Women Leaders Network and FemWise are at your disposal, Mister Secretary-General, when you are searching for able and qualified women to assist in your good offices and diplomatic efforts.”

Before the end of October, the Council is due to be briefed on the Secretary-General’s annual report on the UN-AU strategic partnership.
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