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UNMISS peacekeepers consistently engage with host communities and authorities to explain the mission's mandated goals as it works to help build a durable peace across South Sudan. At a recent such interactive session in Eastern Equatoria, participants were taken through the gamut of the UN Peacekeeping mission's interventions on promoting human rights, gender equality, child protection, plus the role played by peacekeepers in building trust, confidence and keeping all communities safe during conflict. Photo by Moses Yakudu/UNMISS

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60 South Sudanese military officers were trained in upholding the rights of children and ensuring that they are fully protected during armed conflict. Photo by Surur Ali Ayile/UNMISS.

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Communities, local authorities and UN personnel in Greater Yei came together in a fun-filled celebration of the 76th anniversary of the United Nations. Photo by Surur Ali Ayile/UNMISS.

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South Sudanese military commanders in Eastern Equatoria renew their pledge to end all violations of child rights at a joint session provided by UNMISS and state authorities on protecting children during armed conflict. Photo by Okello James/UNMISS

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Local communities and police officers in Saura and Sakure, Western Equatoria, have a reason to be happy. UNMISS recently handed over two newly constructed police posts authorities here with the aim of boosting law and order. These were built under the mission's Quick Impact Projects programme. Photo by Felix Katie/UNMISS