On 22 July 2021, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of UNMISS, Nicholas Haysom, opened the 18th plenary meeting of the Reconstituted Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) in South Sudan's capital, Juba,

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Working together to implement provisions of the Revitalized Peace Agreement and provide services to citizens were the focus of a three-day retreat facilitated by UNMISS and RJMEC for executive members of the state government in Warrap. Photo by Peter Ring Ariik Kuol/UNMISS.

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In a bid to protect the rights of children and ensure South Sudan is de-listed from the countries charged with human rights violations, UNMISS has partnered with state authorities in Eastern Equatoria to sensitize all uniformed personnel on child rights. Photo by Moses Yakudu/UNMISS.

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A handover of a newly-constructed police station by UNMISS through its Quick Impact Projects programme has brought relief and joy to law enforcement officials and community members alike in remote Eastern Bank, Western Bahl EL Ghazal state. Photo by Dawit K. Tedla/UNMISS.

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A recent spate of armed attacks by unidentified gunmen in Tambura, Western Equatoria, has displaced many. An UNMISS assessment mission is currently on the ground, patrolling intensively and working with humanitarian partners to provide necessary assistance to affected families. Photo by Denis Louro/UNMISS

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UNPOL officers serving with UNMISS recently held a refresher training for their national police counterparts on dealing with cases related to sexual- or gender-based violence. Photo by Moses Pasi/UNMISS

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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