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Parliamentarians and members of the organized forces in Western Equatoria came together at a workshop facilitated jointly by UNMISS and the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization to put together a roadmap on how they can leave aside their differences and unite to build peace, usher in progress. Photo by Denis Louro Oliver/UNMISS

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Last year, when conflict broke out in Marial Lou in Warrap, South Sudan, UNMISS peacekeepers immediately mobilized and established a temporary base here. Nine months later, thanks to joint interventions by the UN Peacekeeping mission and partners, feuding communities have reconciled, though the wounds of past trauma still need to heal. Photo by Zejin Yin/UNMISS

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Some 30 senior officers of the Sudan's People Liberation Army-in Opposition participated in an interactive workshop facilitated by UNMISS on protecting and upholding the rights of children. Photo by Okello James/UNMISS.

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When displaced by conflict, turning steps homewards after years not only requires courage but also comes with its own tribulations. New returnees in Khor-gana, Western Bahr El Ghazal, speak to an UNMISS patrol about their pressing need for clean water, shelter, food and education. Photo by Michael Wondi/UNMISS

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How important is a good night's rest? Very, especially for the people of Wakou, South Sudan, who till recently lived 60 kilometers away from the main police station. Thanks to an UNMISS-funded police post, communities living here can now confidently go about their daily work while local police officers will no longer have to set up shop under a tree. Photo by Wade Mageng/UNMISS

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Protecting people and protecting the planet go hand-in-hand, as this UNMISS-funded installation of 20 solar panels at Duk Padiet Primary Healthcare Centre in Jonglei, South Sudan, demonstrates. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS

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In Lainya, South Sudan, a recent peacebuilding workshop by the UNMISS Protection, Transition and Reintegration Section, aimed at healing the trauma of recent conflict and inspiring communities to peacefully coexist. Photo by James Sokiri/UNMISS

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788 peacekeepers from India deployed to Jonglei received the prestigious United Nations medal for their service to the cause of building an enduring peace in South Sudan. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS.

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Some 30 officers from the South Sudan People's Defense Force and the national security apparatus participated in a vital training on protecting children as well as ending violations of their rights as stipulated in the Revitalized Peace Agreement. The workshop, held by the UNMISS Child Protection Unit, took place in Malakal. Photo by Nyang Touch/UNMISS

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57 women parliamentarians in Western Bahr El Ghazal came together at a workshop facilitated jointly by the UNMISS Gender Unit and the Women, Peace and Security caucus to share ideas, aspirations and their firm belief that South Sudanese women must be equally represented in politics, leadership and decision-making. Photo by Dawit K. Tedla/UNMISS