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UNMISS gives a boost to judicial processes in the Jonglei area (Gideon Sackitey)

The discussion focused on the existent competencies and jurisdiction each body has

Daniel Deng, the Bor High Court Magistrate, is aware of one important fact: “Training in judicial processes is critical to ensure fairness and professionalism in what we do.” Mr. Deng made this declaration at the end of a one-day judicial training workshop conducted by the Human Rights Division of the…

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    • His snake-bitten arm may have seen better days, but it's there, thanks to UNMISS medical staff in Bor
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UN Peacekeepers in Bor save the arm of 8-year-old boy bitten by snake

He was rushed to the peacekeeping mission’s hospital, where Sri Lankan medical staff performed immediate surgery that saved his arm from amputation

The family of an 8-year-old boy has praised the UN Mission in South Sudan for saving the arm and quite possibly the life of their child, who was bitten by a snake in Bor North county in the Jonglei region. The boy was attending to a herd of goats in…

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    • Transformative moments at a conflict resolution workshop in Kimotong County, Eastern Equatoria
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Transformed peace actors and government leaders trained to manage conflicts in Eastern Equatoria

Kimotong County has a long history of conflicts between the community of Buya and the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces deployed in the area

MOSES YAKUDU For some, it was a workshop. For others, it was a near-transcendental experience. “We feel empowered, even transformed, by the information received on how to resolve disputes peacefully. We will participate alongside our elders for peace. Only brains work, not weapons,” says Clement Lotao, chairperson of the youth…

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Public opinion survey reveals widespread hope for lasting peace among South Sudanese

The survey found that 70 % of those interviewed felt that the current security situation in South Sudan was either very or somewhat safe while 28 % felt they were still not safe

FRANCESCA MOLD A new public opinion survey has found that 89 percent of South Sudanese believe that it is likely that there will be durable peace in the war-ravaged country by the end of this year. The survey, commissioned by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, asked approximately 2300…

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Bentiu-bound verification team vows to leave no stone unturned to remove children from armed forces

Demobilization Commission noted that the verification of the presence of children in the military ranks is important ahead of the integration of soldiers into one national army

BEATRICE MATEGWA/FILIP ANDERSSON A joint team from South Sudan’s government and opposition forces has arrived in South Sudan’s northern town of Bentiu, on a verification mission aimed at removing children from the country’s military ranks. Along with officials from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, representatives of the UN…

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Invitation to Press Conference with Special Representative of the Secretary-General

Conference on Wednesday to release results from a public opinion survey, providing a snapshot of the views of the people of South Sudan about the current security situation and prospects for peace

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMISS, David Shearer, will hold a press conference on Wednesday to release results from a public opinion survey, providing a snapshot of the views of the people of South Sudan about the current security situation and prospects for peace. He will…

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High-level UN/African Union (AU)/Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) mission visits South Sudan to promote peace process

The aim of the visit is to provide support to the peace process in South Sudan

A joint UN/AU/IGAD mission led by United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union Commission, Smail Chergui, and Special Envoy to South Sudan of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Dr. Ismail Wais, arrive in Juba today for a two-day visit. The…

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High-level discussions to operationalize women’s land rights at workshop in Juba

Hundreds of women across the country participated in focus group discussions on women’s land rights

This week, women from Parliament, the Ministries, and civil society organisations started a crucial dialogue on how to protect and operationalise women’s land rights. The three-day workshop, led by the Parliamentary Land Committee and the Ministry of Gender, brought together over 100 female participants, including representatives from the regions, to…

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A safe haven for women and girls: Aweil centre supporting prevention and response to gender-based violence (Joshua Mmali)

The centre is a part of what is known as ‘Women and Girls’ Safe Spaces’ – dedicated to ensuring women have a place where they can feel safe

Joshua Mmali A group of women sing and dance joyfully, as they welcome the head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to their secondary home – a resource centre for women and girls. Located in Aweil, in the far north-west of South Sudan, the centre is a part…

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The displaced in Juba urge speedy implementation of peace agreement (Moses Pasi)

We want to feel implementation of a genuine peace so we can go back to our homes with our children

Moses Pasi “When will the Transitional Government of National Unity be formed?” asks Professor Majok Yen, a youth representative, who lives in a UN protection of civilians site in South Sudan’s capital, Juba. He has been displaced for just over five years now, and he is one of 200 others…