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Bangladeshi peacekeepers serving for peace in Kuajok continue to win hearts, boost confidence and build trust with host communities. Recently, they handed over school supplies to students in remote areas; gave free medical checks to patients in Kuajok State Hospital and State Prison; distributed sewing machines to help upskill the incarcerated; and built numerous shelters for local police to help them continue upholding the rule of law, even during inclement weather. Photos by Zejin Yin/UNMISS

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How to best prevent crime, make arrests and handle suspects and everyone else with respect - there was plenty to ponder for police officers in Rajaf during a capacity building session offered by their UN counterparts. Photo: Michael Wondi/UNMISS

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An UNMISS-funded maternity ward has given hope to Magwi residents. Since the new center began operations, committed medical staff have given prenatal care to some 340 women plus ensured over 300 safe deliveries. Photo by Okello James/UNMISS

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Debate and discussion are key for a democracy to thrive. As part of country-wide efforts to promote civic engagement, especially by young South Sudanese, UNMISS is hosting university debates on vital issues that the world's newest nation is facing, such as widespread involvement in drafting a permanent constitution; gender equality, especially when it comes to political participation, and, of course, ensuring informed voters can express their will freely in South Sudan's first post-independence elections slated for next December. Photo by Alahayi Nemaya/UNMISS

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In Western Bahr El Ghazal, UNMISS and FAO are supporting the national prison system to become self-reliant in terms of its food supply through an innovative pilot project that teaches short-term inmates scientific agricultural practices at a prison farm in Thuro Majok, a locality on the outskirts of the state capital, Wau. Photo by Roseline Nzelle Nkwelle/UNMISS.