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Traditional leaders from five counties in Lakes State have been learning more about how to better prevent and report violations of children. Photo: James Mawien Manyuol/UNMISS

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During a recent air patrol conducted by the UN Peacekeeping mission, UNMISS, to Ajakuac in Twic county, Warrap state, Blue Helmets interacted with community members who are reeling from climate shocks and conflict. Photo by Zejin Yin/UNMISS

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Yesterday, 7,500 South Sudanese uniformed personnel across different security branches were unified under a single command umbrella in Upper Nile state. The graduation of Necessary Unified Forces is a key benchmark contained within the Revitalized Peace Agreement. Photo by Ines Surwumwe/UNMISS

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The construction of a new police station is the latest addition to Quick Impact Projects funded by UNMISS in Western Bahr El Ghazal State. Photo: Michael Wondi/UNMISS

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Fifty police officers from the South Sudan National Police Service participated in a comprehensive, three-day awareness raising workshop on the role of law enforcement personnel in preventing all forms of violence against women and girls. Photo by James Mawien Manyuol/UNMISS

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A Quick Impact Project funded by UNMISS and implemented by a local partner has given a boost to the justice system in Lakes state. The UN Peacekeeping mission recently handed over a sheltered waiting area, toilet facilities, solar panels for uninterrupted power supply and three furnished courtrooms. Photo by Nina Zubovic Vignjevic/UNMISS

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South Korean engineers serving with UNMISS are currently rehabilitating a 308-kilometer stretch connecting communities in Jonglei to those living in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area. The advantages of this mammoth project: Providing access to services, increasing trade between areas which brings down the cost of goods in the market, creating jobs and contributing to economic growth, but above all building peace. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS.

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Under-Secretary-General for UN Peace Operations, Jean Pierre-Lacroix, wrapped up his four-day visit to South Sudan by assuring the citizens of the world's youngest nation full support from peacekeepers and humanitarians alike as they navigate the difficult road from war to peace. Photo by Priyanka Chowdhury/UNMISS

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It's been a productive day for Under-Secretary-General Jean-Pierre Lacroix as he visited Bor, South Sudan, to see firsthand the work being done by the United Nations and it's partners to protect civilians, reduce community violence, build peace and usher in development. Photo by Isaac Billy/UNMISS

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On the first day of his visit to South Sudan, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, met with senior leaders from UNMISS, humanitarian partners and the donor community. Photo by Priyanka Chowdhury/UNMISS