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A workshop in Bor led to the formation of a Jonglei State committee to implement an action plan to end violations of the rights of children in armed conflicts.

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Reports from Eastern Equatoria say that more than 300 teenage girls were either raped, forced into marriage, or used as “girl child compensation” (given to another family as compensation for a crime committed by a member of her family), during the COVID-19 lockdown in South Sudan. Only 20 of these girls have formally reported their ordeals to the Special Protection Unit of the South Sudan National Police Services (SSNPS).

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On 29 September 2020, David Shearer, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of UNMISS, briefed media partners on the current situation in South Sudan. The briefing was held at the mission's headquarters in Juba.

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On 29 September 2020, David Shearer, the UN’s top envoy in South Sudan, said that tangible progress in the peace process across the country is a crucial issue, while speaking at a press conference. Other key issues touched upon by the Mr. Shearer included unhindered access for UNMISS peacekeepers, economic stability for the South Sudanese as well as the ongoing re-designation of UN Protection Sites into more conventional camps for displaced people.