Cultural norms and repeated cycles of conflict have impacted children negatively across South Sudan. Tens of thousands of young girls and boys were displaced or recruited into armed groups during the civil war and have had almost no education to speak of.
Partner in Peace
“Peace doesn’t just happen. It cannot be wished or willed into existence. It has to be made, it has to be fought for, it needs its own warriors,” stated Nicholas Haysom, the UN’s top envoy in South Sudan at the launch of a new initiative to push the stagnating peace process forward.
The UNMISS Peace Fellows Program is a joint undertaking between the United Nations Mission in South Sudan and the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. This forward-looking project has one main aim: Galvanizing citizens, especially young people across the nation, to breathe fresh life into the quest for a durable peace through active participation and leadership.