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Fifty South Sudanese military personnel in Iruba cantonment site, Eastern Equatoria, received a human rights training facilitated by UNMISS where they said they believe that given the relative peace in the state, all South Sudanese military who are party to the Revitalized Peace Agreement should participate jointly in such capacity building initiatives. Photo by Samira Y. Salifu/UNMISS.

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Twenty-eight key security actors in Malakal, Upper Nile, were trained on gender equality and their role in preventing violence against women by UNMISS and UN Women. Photo by Samson Liberty/UNMISS.

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Twenty women from two counties in Western Equatoria come together to discuss issues related to women's protection, human rights and the role played by UNMISS as well as local law enforcement in establishing a durable peace. Photo by Denis Louro/UNMISS.

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A three-day UNMISS workshop in Bor, Jonglei, sought to empower local rule of law actors to deal with cases related to violence against women effectively and efficiently. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS

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60 participants drawn from a cross-section of local authorities and influencers, including women and youth, in Ruweng Administrative Area attended an awareness raising session facilitated by UNMISS to inform stakeholders about its mandate in South Sudan and build public trust. Photo by Jacob Ruai/UNMISS.

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Extraordinary crises bring about extraordinary solidarity. That's what's happening in Unity state where UNMISS, humanitarian partners and the state government have joined together to save people's lives and livelihoods during the worst flooding the region has witnessed in 60 years.

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49-year-old Sissi Renita Thorn, an UNPOL officer deployed to Pibor, South Sudan, shares her experiences as a UN peacekeeper in South Sudan.