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A two-day consultation in Bor saw cogent discussions on key issues - full and equal participation of women and displaced people in constitution-making; fortified security structures as well as upcoming elections. 89 participants attended this meeting, jointly facilitated by UNMISS, UNDP and UNHCR. Photo by Angellah Mandoreba/UNMISS

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At a recent workshop in Panyume, South Sudan, facilitated by UNMISS, tackled tough topics - sexual and gender-based violence, intercommunal conflict, human rights and the role of citizens in upcoming elections. The consensus: peace begins with collective efforts to safeguard every individual's rights and dignity. Photo by James Sokiri/UNMISS

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Given the importance of journalism in shaping a democratic way of life as well as creating a vibrant, open civic space, UNMISS recently facilitated a training on ethical media practices for 30 journalists as well as civil society representatives in Bor, South Sudan. Photo by Angellah Mandoreba/UNMISS

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A two-day workshop by UNMISS in Upper Nile sought to address distrust between civilians and uniformed personnel in an attempt to build a sustained peace in this troubled region of the world's newest nation, South Sudan. Photo by Samuel Adwok/UNMISS.

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Joint efforts by UNMISS, faith-based leaders and state as well as county authorities have led to a remarkable increase in peace gains across Ikotos in Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan, where once-feuding communities are now embracing dialogue as a means to establish a prosperous, harmonious future. Photo by Moses Yakudu/UNMISS.

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As the rainy season approaches, UNMISS peacekeepers in Jonglei, South Sudan, are fully prepared to amp up their ground operations through all terrain vehicles. Photo by Angellah Mandoreba/UNMISS

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It was all about creating solid ground for peaceful relations when communities from the greater Tonj area got together for a dialogue. Photos: Zejin Yin/UNMISS