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On 15 July 2021, UNMISS launched its Peace Fellows Program, a joint initiative with South Sudan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The forward-looking project harnesses the power of young Peace Ambassadors from all 10 states and three administrative areas across this young nation to galvanize civic engagement in the peace process and garner support for implementing all provisions of the Revitalized Peace Agreement. Photo by Nektarios Markogiannis/UNMISS.

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After years of conflict and then, the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of people in Kuajok, South Sudan, came together at a peace concert organized jointly by UNMISS and the state government to celebrate a decade of this young nation's independence on 9 July 2021. Photo by Peter Ring Ariik Kuol/UNMISS

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UNMISS recently undertook a two-week fact-finding mission to remote villages in Western Equatoria, South Sudan. The objective was to investigate repeated attacks on travellers on the main route to the country's capital, Juba. Photo by Martin Siba/UNMISS.

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Nine bus stop shelters across South Sudan's busy capital city, Juba, will now shelter regular commuters from inclement weather. These were handed over by UNMISS as a goodwill gesture on 9 July 2021. Photo by James Sokiri/UNMISS.

“The constitution-making process is the fundamental consideration of sovereignty and should be an inclusive process where all voices are heard, with public processes premised on the idea that democratic constitutions should be created and adopted through open processes and not in small, closed rooms by scholars and elites alone

As it completes a decade of independence, South Sudan has started the process of drafting a permanent constitution. A complex undertaking with numerous moving parts, it is nonetheless the quintessential act of sovereignty. Photo by Nektarios Markogiannis/UNMISS.

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86 women were among the 643 peacekeepers recently honoured with the prestigious United Nations Medal for their service and sacrifice in conflict-ridden Jonglei, South Sudan. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS.