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Today, a colorful and meaningful event marking the 77th United Nations Day was held at the Nyakuron Cultural Centre in South Sudan’s capital city, Juba. The public event was attended by high-level government dignitaries, the UN family and community members. It included cultural performances, music and stirring speeches. Photo by Nektarios Markogiannis/UNMISS

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Boosting rule of law continues to be an UNMISS priority as it works with the government and the people of South Sudan to usher in a lasting peace. The UN Peacekeeping mission, therefore, recently funded the construction of a new police station for remote communities in Kuarjena, Western Bahr El Ghazal. Photo by Michael Wondi/UNMISS

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Monitoring, reporting on and preventing violations of human rights, including the rights of women and girls, is essential for South Sudan as it makes the difficult but necessary journey from war to peace. Senior military commanders attending an UNMISS-facilitated training in Bor agree and pledge to be ambassadors of everybody's rights. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS

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What are the benefits of having a secure prison perimeter? Inviolable custody of violent offenders; scope for outdoor recreation for inmates; and a general boost to safety and security for community members. That's why UNMISS funded the construction of a perimeter wall for Warrap Prison in Tonj North. Photo by Peter Kuol/UNMISS