Building local capacities and infusing fresh momentum into ongoing peace processes are key goals for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) as the world’s newest nation slowly begins its recovery from devastating civil wars as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.
For Alex Taban Lo Abaa, paramount chief of Morobo county in Central Equatoria, the past six years have been spent trying to keep community members falling into a spiral of violence, death and destruction that was left in the wake of civil wars.
“We may already be too old to effect the changes we want in our own lives, but it’s not too late for our young women, so we need to train them on their rights,” said Mary Aloyo, a women’s representative from Eastern Equatoria.
“On behalf of my colleagues, I appeal to UNMISS to come again and sensitize us on how to protect children and the Comprehensive Action Plan,” says Atim Alice Daniels, a woman commander of South Sudan People’s Liberation Army-in Oppos
The Civil Affairs Division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is continuing to engage with all stakeholders across Warrap state to promote the provisions contained within the Revitalized Peace Agreement of 2018.
Some 130 students, both girls and boys, drawn from two secondary schools in Aweil, Northern Bahr-el-Ghazal state, participated in a debate organized by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to mark International Day of Peace.