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Female officers of the organized forces in Torit are benefitting from the rapid empowerment through weekly capacity building workshops enhancing their professional standards. Last week’s main topic was “criminal investigation and prosecution”.
UN peacekeepers have been deployed in a number of recently conflict-ridden areas in Jonglei, including Pibor, Gumuruk, Manyabol and Likwanguelei, to protect civilians from clashes between armed groups from different communities.
Often when I brief the Security Council on South Sudan, the news is not encouraging.
However, today is different. There have been positive developments that have moved the country further along the road to sustainable peace.
Following recent intercommunal clashes in greater Tonj near Kuajok, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan is continuously patrolling the area and engaging in other activities to restore peaceful coexistence between feuding residents.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has inaugurated a new solar panel farm at one of its compounds in the capital Juba. The installation is expected to significantly reduce the peacekeeping mission’s use of noisy, expensive and excessively fuel-consuming generators.
It is a sweltering hot afternoon in the UN mission’s protection site in Malakal, South Sudan. Punishing weather notwithstanding, hundreds of people have gathered around the football pitch at the youth center.