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Commitment to a “Zero-Child Army” Trumps Differences During Juba Conference

Representatives of the peacekeeping mission urged participants to work for increased transparency and pledged its continuous support to the creation of a child-free army

Although the converging of warring factions is normally not a good sign, a recent conference in Juba proved to be a significant exception when government and opposition forces met to discuss a matter that has been ravaging South Sudan for many, many years: the all too common presence of children…

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In Tombura, UNMISS Works With Faith Groups to Foster Peaceful Coexistence

Tombura had been accommodating internally displaced persons from the neighbouring villages since the conflict erupted in South Sudan in 2013

22-year-old Angelica Luka finds herself working long hours making pancakes, daily, yet her labour fetches only 1.5 dollars by the time she retires. It is the only way she gets to feed her three children. “I’m doing this small business to provide salt and soap, and anything I might need…

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In the Face of Uncertainty, Residents of Aweil Remain Hopeful of Unity

The passionate appeals for peace were stoked with equally ardent traditional performances put on by various cultural groups, musicians, and comedians

More than 1,000 residents in the Maper area of Aweil mustered their best rallying call for peace during a neighbourhood-wide advocacy initiative held this week to promote a better understanding of the country’s revitalized peace agreement.  “We are here today disseminating copies of the peace agreement so that each and…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on South Sudan

The Secretary-General also urges the Government of South Sudan to support the process by releasing the pledged amount of $100 million

The Secretary-General welcomes the decision of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council of Ministers, further to the agreement by the South Sudanese parties under the auspices of Uganda and Sudan, to extend the pre-transitional period for an additional 100 days. The Secretary-General urges the parties to use this extension…

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Remembrance Day luncheon remembers service and sacrifice of Veterans in Ghana

Remembrance Day 2019 luncheon in Ghana remembers the service and sacrifice of British and Commonwealth Armed Forces and veterans in Ghana

At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them. Remembrance holds a central place in the Commonwealth’s annual calendar of events. Around the World, on Monday 11 November 2019 we remembered the fallen together. Following the 74th Ghanaian National Parade of Remembrance at the…

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UN Human Rights Office Welcomes New Agreement with the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region

The Memorandum of Understanding establishes the basic parameters for the collaboration with the Office

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and the Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Zachary Muburi-Muita on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen the existing collaboration between the UN Human Rights Office and the ICGLR. “I look forward to…

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International Organization for Migration (IOM) responding to South Sudan Floods affecting 900,000 people

More than three months of unprecedented rainfall has submerged entire communities resulting in the temporary mass displacement of people and the disruption of basic services

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has scaled up efforts to meet the needs of internally displaced people and host communities in response to devastating floods that have affected over 900,000 people in South Sudan. “It was distressing to witness the level of destruction and suffering that the floods have caused,”…

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South Sudan: 100 days to alleviate the suffering of millions

Many South Sudanese fear the current fragile stability could be short-lived and that conflict could break out once again

Following the decision to extend the pre-transitional period by 100 days, peace and stability remain more than ever the prerequisites to alleviate the suffering of millions of South Sudanese. In the absence of a political solution and if high levels of violence were to return, the International Committee of the…

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Cattle Keepers and Farmers in Bahr El Ghazal Agree on Peaceful Coexistence During Tense Dry Season

The aim of the talks was to minimize the annual conflicts that cattle movements during the dry season tend to generate

Disarming cattle keepers before they enter farming areas and making sure that compensation is paid to landowners whose crops have been destroyed by roaming animals are two of the measures that communities in the Tonj, Gogrial and Wau areas have been discussing at a conference this week. The aim of…

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Women in Western Lakes Relish First-Ever Female Appointment to Traditional Court

In South Sudan, courts have historically been the domain of men

This week, women advocates and local authorities in Western Lakes gathered to celebrate the momentous appointment of Ayor Achol Kuer, the first female in the history of Dinka culture to become a member of the traditional court of the area. “This is a result of women’s advocacy groups fighting for…