The community of Bentiu is being urged to embrace and promote peace, unity and love as they gather together to celebrate the International Day of Peace.
Lieutenant Colonel Katie Hislop, is the only female contingent commander with the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. She is commanding the UK Engineering Task Force which arrived in South Sudan in May.
The grounds in the Bangladesh Battalion camp in the UN Mission in South Sudan compound in Juba were buzzing as hundreds of UN peacekeepers and staff from different UN agencies in gathered for the inaugural United Nations South Sudan Sports Day.
Two years ago, five women living at the UN Mission in South Sudan Protection of Civilians site in Malakal in the Upper Nile region collected sacks and whatever tools they could find around the POC site, a place they had called home since 2013 when conflict erupted in their town.
A meeting with the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, ahead of the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly has been hailed as “productive” by the UN’s most senior representative in the country.
The children of Wau should be looking forward to a future full of opportunities.
Instead, life is a constant struggle for survival, including access to food, clean water, healthcare, schooling, and shelter.
The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer, has emphasized the need for the Mission and the government of the country to work together in the best interests of the people.