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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought falls on 17 June. According to the South Sudan Infrastructure Action Plan (2012), less than 5% of the country's cultivated area is irrigated, making it difficult to ensure food security. As Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated, “Sustainable land use is a prerequisite for lifting billions from poverty, enabling food and nutrition security, and safeguarding water supplies. It is a cornerstone of sustainable development.” Photo: UNMISS/Martine Perret
17 June 2013 - The South Sudanese government had a responsibility to work towards eliminating harmful socio-cultural and traditional practices affecting children, the Eastern Equatoria deputy governor said in state capital Torit today.
15 June 2013 - The Wau Duathlon raised $15,000 today for a solar panel to be installed in the pediatric section of Wau Teaching Hospital. The male and female winners of the event, organized by UN Volunteers in collaboration with MTN, were awarded round trip tickets to Dubai. (Female winner Therasa Andrea shown in photo.)
15 June 2013 - Beseeching them through songs and poems, Unity State children today urged adults to give young people an education so they could become doctors, pilots or teachers.
13 June 2013 - South Sudan was determined to be removed from the UN Secretary-General’s list of parties recruiting and using children in armed conflict, a top official in its army said today in Juba.
UNMISS Workshop on Child Protection
for Parliamentarians - 13 June 2013
"New contract to ensure job security"
10 june 2013
UNMISS and Jonglei page
Sheltering civilians in Jonglei photos (pdf)
Sheltering civilians from conflict in Jonglei
Transforming South Sudan’s prisons
Fitting back into the community
Video about prison agriculture
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