The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has called for continued collaboration between the Yei River area government authorities and the Mission, to meet the citizens’ aspirations for durable peace in the area, and to create an atmosphere needed for building mutual trust, partnership a
Joyful songs and speeches reverberated in Rumbek, South Sudan, as the area marked the International Peacekeepers’ Day, with locals commending the role played by United Nations peacekeepers in preventing the conflict in the country from spiraling out of control.
“The war that started in 2013 left my house in ruins, my father has been killed and my education was interrupted, but now I am back at school after the United Nations and the international community tried to restore peace in our country.”
It is a long way from her home on the beautiful Pacific island of Fiji to the conflict-ridden country of South Sudan. But the United Nation’s new Police Commissioner is bringing with her the natural warmth of her people as well as a huge amount of experience to the top job.
A blank canvas. Imagination, pencils and brushes in motion.
“I remember seeing how happy my father was when South Sudan gained independence in 2011. I want to see people happy like that again; this is why I drew this picture.”