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Zekia Musa, 29, may be visually impaired but that doesn't stop this feisty young activist from advocating for the rights of disabled persons and highlighting the need to include them at all levels of decision-making. Photo by Moses Pasi/UNMISS.

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28-year-old UNPOL officer Nanah Kamara decided she wanted to be a United Nations peacekeeper when she and her friends visited the peacekeeping mission in her home country, Sierra Leone, as young teenagers.

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19-year-old Faiza Aquila is one of the 60 beneficiaries of an UNMISS-funded livelihood programme in conflict-ridden Rimenze, Western Equatoria. Faiza believes that the four-month training has given her hope for a better future. Photo by Denis Louro/UNMISS.

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Captain Jinha Kim, a 28-year-old UNMISS peacekeeper from the Republic of Korea, was a combat pilot in his home country and says that serving for peace in South Sudan is his biggest learning experience yet. Photo by Nektarios Markogiannis/UNMISS.

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Nearly a decade after gaining independence, South Sudan is beginning the process of drafting a permanent constitution, which is expected to pave the way for fair elections. UNMISS and partners supported a workshop on the subject in Juba, the country's capital, sponsored by regional and international partners, and inaugurated by President Salva Kiir Mayardit. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS.

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Kirti Kler from India is one of the dedicated UN Volunteers serving for peace with UNMISS at the mission's field office in Lakes state, South Sudan.