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788 peacekeepers from India deployed to Jonglei received the prestigious United Nations medal for their service to the cause of building an enduring peace in South Sudan. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS.

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Some 30 officers from the South Sudan People's Defense Force and the national security apparatus participated in a vital training on protecting children as well as ending violations of their rights as stipulated in the Revitalized Peace Agreement. The workshop, held by the UNMISS Child Protection Unit, took place in Malakal. Photo by Nyang Touch/UNMISS

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57 women parliamentarians in Western Bahr El Ghazal came together at a workshop facilitated jointly by the UNMISS Gender Unit and the Women, Peace and Security caucus to share ideas, aspirations and their firm belief that South Sudanese women must be equally represented in politics, leadership and decision-making. Photo by Dawit K. Tedla/UNMISS

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The UNMISS Child Protection Unit recently trained 50 senior commanders of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army- in Opposition (SPLA-iO) own and support the Comprehensive Action Plan to prevent and end grave violations of child rights. The workshop took place in Lankien, Jonglei, and included prisons officers, civil society representatives as well as officers from the South Sudan National Police Service. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS

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Thanks to a Quick Impact Project actioned by UNMISS and local implementing partner Community Empowerment for Progress Organization, reconciliation and a culture of peace in Yei River county has improved due to the construction of a perimeter wall as well as locker rooms and toilets for the main football pitch in the town square. Photo by James Sokiri/UNMISS

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Last week, the Secretary-General's Special Representative and Head of UNMISS, Nicholas Haysom, travelled to Mangalla, Central Equatoria, to learn more about the life-saving supply runs undertaken by the Bangladeshi Force Marine Unit across the river Nile, plus inspect much-needed upgrades to their accommodation. Photo by Priyanka Chowdhury/UNMISS

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Last week, the Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative and Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Sara Beysolow Nyanti, revisited Gondokoro, Central Equatoria, to assess the progress made in demining the area, making it safe for communities to return and rebuild their lives. Photo courtesy UNMAS.