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April 6 is annually observed as International Day of Sports for Development and Peace. In Juba, South Sudan, this Day saw two talented women's football teams put up a thrilling show for spectators, shattering gender stereotypes and shining bright as a beacon for unity, peace and equality. Photo by Nektarios Markogiannis/UNMISS

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Residents of Yirol east in Lakes, South Sudan, have proved to be true partners at a time of need to displaced people from Panyijir who escaped devastating floods in the Unity region and sought refuge with their kind-hearted neighbours across state lines.

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From 28-31 March 2022, partnerships for the people of South Sudan reigned supreme in Malakal, Upper Nile state, as military peacekeepers and UNPOL officers from Rwanda teamed up with doctors from India, plus humanitarian partners to provide free health checks to displaced people living in the UN Protection Site here. Photo by Samuel Adwok/UNMISS.

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From vertical gardens to bolstering security of UNMISS personnel, Indian peacekeepers from the UNMISS Petroleum Platoon have found multiple, innovative ways to upcycle used plastic bottles in an effort to protect civilians as well as Planet Earth. Photo by Isaac Billy/UNMISS

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Some 5,000 revellers filled Bor's Freedom Square with unbridled joy at a concert promoting and standing up for peace. Photos: Gideon Sackitey and David Awuou/UNMISS

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Upholding prisoner rights, ensuring cases of sexual-and gender-based violence are dealt with sensitively and the critical role played by police in building trust among the communities they serve - these were only a few issues that two comprehensive workshops facilitated by UNPOL officers serving with UNMISS sought to address. Photo by Nina Zubovic Vignjevic/UNMISS