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The UNMISS Child Protection Unit recently trained 50 senior commanders of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army- in Opposition (SPLA-iO) own and support the Comprehensive Action Plan to prevent and end grave violations of child rights. The workshop took place in Lankien, Jonglei, and included prisons officers, civil society representatives as well as officers from the South Sudan National Police Service. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS

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Thanks to a Quick Impact Project actioned by UNMISS and local implementing partner Community Empowerment for Progress Organization, reconciliation and a culture of peace in Yei River county has improved due to the construction of a perimeter wall as well as locker rooms and toilets for the main football pitch in the town square. Photo by James Sokiri/UNMISS

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Last week, the Secretary-General's Special Representative and Head of UNMISS, Nicholas Haysom, travelled to Mangalla, Central Equatoria, to learn more about the life-saving supply runs undertaken by the Bangladeshi Force Marine Unit across the river Nile, plus inspect much-needed upgrades to their accommodation. Photo by Priyanka Chowdhury/UNMISS

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Last week, the Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative and Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Sara Beysolow Nyanti, revisited Gondokoro, Central Equatoria, to assess the progress made in demining the area, making it safe for communities to return and rebuild their lives. Photo courtesy UNMAS.

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In Yei, people displaced after last year's conflict between nomadic herders and settled agriculturalists are still fearful of returning to their original settlements. UNMISS, local authorities and humanitarian partners are supporting them but their future remains uncertain. Photo by James Sokiri/UNMISS.

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Today, at the UNMISS headquarters in Juba, South Sudan, peacekeepers, the diplomatic community and government partners came together in a meaningful and heartfelt ceremony, marked under this year's theme, People, Peace, Progress-The Power of Partnerships. Photo by Priyanka Chowdhury/UNMISS.

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Celebrations of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers at UN House in Juba. Photo by Priyanka Chowdhury/UNMISS