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    • Under the ambit of the ongoing 16 Days of Activism, UNMISS' Conduct and Discipline Team teamed up with women's representatives from Gurei in Juba to raise awareness on the UN's zero tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse. Photo by Blessings Phumisa/UNMISS
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United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) teams up with women’s group to raise awareness on ending sexual exploitation and abuse

The focus of the event: raising awareness on the need to end sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA)

For 11-year-old Jacqueline Joseph Imanga, songs are always personal as they reflect real life moments. Jacqueline herself had a powerful message to give while performing for a nearly 2,000-strong audience at a meaningful event organized by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in partnership with South Sudanese women…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Thousands displaced by escalating conflict in South Sudan’s Greater Upper Nile Region

It is currently advancing in Upper Nile’s Fashoda county and is threatening the town of Kodok

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed by the escalating armed conflict in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state which has displaced at least 20,000 people since August, some of them forced to flee for their lives up to four times as the conflict rages. At least 3,000 people have already fled to neighbouring Sudan, further…

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United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) workshop aims at improving rule of law and accountability

To improve the way the system works, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) invited relevant stakeholders to a two-day workshop

For the principle of rule of law to function as it should, those upholding it must know what they do, others what they cannot do, and everyone, by having transparency, be accountable for their actions. To improve the way the system works, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

South Sudan: United Nations (UN) human rights expert to assess trafficking in persons

Mullally will examine trafficking for purposes of sexual exploitation, forced labour, child and forced marriage, including among refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees

UN Special Rapporteur Siobhán Mullally will assess the situation of trafficking in persons during an official visit to South Sudan from 5 to 14 December 2022. Mullally will examine trafficking for purposes of sexual exploitation, forced labour, child and forced marriage, including among refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees. She…

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    • After a life of volunteering back home in the Gambia, Adama Njie took the plunge to become a UNV and Gender Affairs Officer in Rumbek. Photos: Nina Zubovic/Vignjevic
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International Day of United Nations (UN) Volunteers: Adama Njie, Gambia

In 2021, Adama Njie arrived in Rumbek, South Sudan, as a Gender Affairs Officer for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

Born and raised in the Gambia as the second of seven children, Adama Njie is now 46 years old and a mother. While she had always known that her life would involve volunteering for her community, little could she imagine that she would become a UN Volunteer. A scholarship made…

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International Day of United Nations (UN) Volunteers: Ebiboderi Opukiri, Nigeria

There is no greater entry point into the United Nations system that being a UN Volunteer – it enables you to contribute to a cause larger than yourself. It’s very gratifying and rewarding

Ebiboderi Nkeiruka Opukiri, is a 33-year-old from Nigeria, who is currently serving for peace as a UN Volunteer with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), believes that her work as an Administrative Officer forms the organizational backbone for the UN Peacekeeping mission to fulfil its mandate in the world’s…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Tayebwa, South Sudan Vice President close East African Community (EAC) Games

Tayebwa hailed the games as a panacea to deepening the East African Community integration

The East African Community Inter-Parliamentary Games have come to a close in Juba, South Sudan, with Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa, joining South Sudan’s, Vice President, Dr James Wani Igga, and other regional dignitaries for the closing ceremony. Tayebwa hailed the games as a panacea to deepening the East…

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Military officers in Eastern Equatoria learn about importance of respecting human rights

Briefs on relevant sections of international human rights and humanitarian law was on the agenda of the facilitators from the peacekeeping mission

Human rights violations are common in Eastern Equatoria State and in the rest of the country. Sometimes, they are committed by members of armed forces. The Human Rights Division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is working hard to put an end to these unlawful practices. “It’s…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - South Sudan |

South Sudan develops the next Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP) 2023-2027

The HSSP 2023 -2027 will guide all the investments by the Ministry of Health and health sector partners to build a resilient and robust health system

Strategic and operational planning are important for translating the National Health Policy Vision and Goals into actionable interventions that contributes to transforming the health and wellbeing of the people of South Sudan in line with the National Development Strategy  and sustainable development goals. To deliver health services across South Sudan,…

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Youth and women in Northern Bahr El Ghazal call for space to exercise political rights

Free and frank discussions at the forum among those attending led to key priorities being identified to progress peace and usher in development as well as stabilization

“Young people must be part of decision-making, specially when it comes to peace processes,” says Tito Awen Bol, Chair of the Youth Union in Northern Bahr El Ghazal. Mr. Bol was speaking at a two-day consultative forum organized by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Some 87 participants…