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UNMISS recently undertook a two-week fact-finding mission to remote villages in Western Equatoria, South Sudan. The objective was to investigate repeated attacks on travellers on the main route to the country's capital, Juba. Photo by Martin Siba/UNMISS.

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Nine bus stop shelters across South Sudan's busy capital city, Juba, will now shelter regular commuters from inclement weather. These were handed over by UNMISS as a goodwill gesture on 9 July 2021. Photo by James Sokiri/UNMISS.

“The constitution-making process is the fundamental consideration of sovereignty and should be an inclusive process where all voices are heard, with public processes premised on the idea that democratic constitutions should be created and adopted through open processes and not in small, closed rooms by scholars and elites alone

As it completes a decade of independence, South Sudan has started the process of drafting a permanent constitution. A complex undertaking with numerous moving parts, it is nonetheless the quintessential act of sovereignty. Photo by Nektarios Markogiannis/UNMISS.

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86 women were among the 643 peacekeepers recently honoured with the prestigious United Nations Medal for their service and sacrifice in conflict-ridden Jonglei, South Sudan. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS.

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UNMISS in Eastern Equatoria recently conducted a refresher training for 50 commanders of the South Sudan Peoples Defence Forces on adhering to international human rights standards and codes of conduct for military personnel. Photo by Moses Yakudu/UNMISS

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Some 10,000 young people from various cattle camps spread across Manalor, Pagol, Rualbet, Kirik, Akop, Marial-lou, Alebek and Awul in Warrap, South Sudan, participated in a peace campaign run jointly by UNMISS and the state government encouraging feuding livestock owners to reconcile. Women, traditional chiefs and intellectuals also attended the forum, and all pledged their commitment to promoting more peaceful, harmonious interactions in future. Photo by Manyang Mayom/UNMISS

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Women in Torit, Eastern Equatoria, are gearing up to ensure that they are fully represented at all levels of decision-making, as robust discussions in this UNMISS-led forum proved. Photo by Moses Yakudu/UNMISS.

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44 South Sudanese police offers benefited from a recent workshop held by UNPOL officers serving with UNMISS in Juba on reducing violence through collective action.