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In a historic medal parade, nine police officers from Liberia - the country's first-ever deployment to UN Peacekeeping - received the prestigious UN medal for their efforts to build an enduring peace in the world's youngest nation, South Sudan.

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The UNMISS Protection, Reintegration and Transition Section recently organized a training for uniformed personnel from the South Sudan People's Defense Forces (SSPDF), local police, and community members in Yei, Central Equatoria. The focus: to convene and connect community members, SSPDF personnel and local police in a bid to enhance voluntary returns and fortify a safe, secure environment for residents. Photo by Taban Geofrey Koma/UNMISS

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Happy beneficiaries of the renovation of a primary school in Akobo, undertaken by UNMISS engineering troops from South Korea. Photos: Mach Samuel/UNMISS

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Some 35 women, and five male gender champions, joined a two-day workshop to discuss ways to boost full and equal participation of women in politics, leadership and decision-making. Photo by Samira Y. Salifu/UNMISS