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Originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Marko Miljevic joined UNMISS at a time when the country was emerging from the 2016 violence and beginning its long journey towards peace and recovery. As UN Day approaches, Marko reflects on the four years he has spent in the world's youngest nation. Photo by Marko Miljevic/UNMISS.

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Community leaders, civil society representatives and youth and women's groups in Eastern Equatoria were recently trained by UNMISS in forging close networks to document and report on human rights violations. Photo by Moses Yakudu/UNMISS.

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Peacekeepers from Bangladesh deployed with UNMISS in Wau, South Sudan, recently trained students at the Catholic Health Training Institute here on preventing and mitigating the effects of COVID-19. Photo by Alahayi Nemaya/UNMISS

UNMISS and Warrap state authorities recently visited conflict-ridden Tonj to listen to concerns raised by feuding communities and urge for peaceful reconciliation of disputes. Photo by Zejin Yin/UNMISS.

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The UNMISS Gender Unit recently supported a consultative workshop with the state Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare in Central Equatoria to give local development partners a bird's eye view of strategic planning mechanisms related to providing essential services to residents. Photo by Surur Ali Ayile/UNMISS

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Today, 23 UNPOL officers from Nepal received the UN medal for their service to the cause of durable peace in South Sudan at a meaningful ceremony held in the UNMISS headquarters in Juba. Photo by Yuppharat Pinkaew/UNMISS

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Police Community Relations Committees help local police maintain law and order as well as respond efficiently to potential crime. 80 members of such Committees in Eastern Equatoria were recently trained by UNPOL officers serving with UNMISS on human rights and international humanitarian law.

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Braving snakes and swampy waters, UNMISS peacekeepers from Pakistan responded to an urgent call by state officials in Bentiu to help prevent massive flooding and displacement by constructing four kilometers of dykes. Photo by Captain Muhammad Junaid Ud Din/UNMISS.

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UNMISS, UNDP and a host of local partners recently held a workshop for young people in Kuajok on identifying key drivers of conflict in the region and finding pathways to a peaceful dispute resolution. Photo by Zejin Yin/UNMISS

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UNPOL officers serving with UNMISS in Warrap recently held a day-long workshop for female policing counterparts from the South Sudan National Police Service to build their capacities in dealing with cases of sexual- and gender-based violence. Photo by Zejin Yin/UNMISS.