UN ambassadors from the US and Britain on Monday called for speedy deployment of a UN peacekeeping force to the troubled Darfur region of Sudan.
DARFUR, SUDAN - 8 MAY 2006
1. Thousands of internally displaced people protesting for greater UN and US intervention
2. Various of Jan Egeland walking through protest
3. Banner: "We need need redcoat to protect US, UP UP USA" (urging US intervention)
4. Women protesting in group
5. Close up of women
6. Children protesting in group
7. Angry crowd gathering around UN car leaving
8. Children in camp
9. Wideshot showing arid camp
NEW YORK, US - 8 MAY 2006
10. Wide shot exterior United Nations building
11. SOUNDBITE: (English) John Bolton, United States Ambassador to the United Nations
"I don''t think our objective changes. We want the deployment of the UN peace keeping force as soon as possible. But until you can get the planning done you can''t speed that date up. So the answer to accelerating the deployment depends on the pace of which the planning can take place."
12. Mid shot UN flags outside building
13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Emyr Jones Parry, Britain''s Ambassador to the United Nations
"But the goal must be clear. That in security and humanitarian access and relief that we do better in Darfur in the coming days, not waiting for the UN mission itself to take over. And my last point would be that one would aim to do this as much as possible with the closet cooperation with the African Union, but especially with the government of Sudan."
14. Wide shot tilt up exterior UN building
WASHINGTON DC, US - 8 MAY 2006
15. US President George W. Bush arrives for news briefing with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick
16. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W Bush, US President
"The government of Sudan and the largest rebel group signed an agreement and took a step towards peace. Many people worked hard for this achievement."
17. Wide shot Bush, Rice and Zoellick
18. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W Bush, US President
"The United States have met our commitment, but other major donors have not come through. As a result the World Food Programme was forced to cut rations by half. So I propose an emergency supplementary before Congress to increase food aid to Sudan by another 225 million (m) dollars."