UNMISS

UNMISS was established in 2011 after South Sudan became the newest country on earth and works to deter violence, provide refuge at Protection of Civilian sites across the country, facilitate humanitarian assistance and investigate human rights violations. It is an impartial partner at national and sub-national level to political, religious, traditional and community leaders to foster reconciliation.

23 March 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

There are 27 volunteers serving in the Jonglei region for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. They decided to make their special day about others rather than themselves in the spirit of volunteerism, which is all about giving.

14 December 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

La Misión de las Naciones Unidas en Sudán del Sur (UNMISS) fue establecida en 2011 y, desde el estallido del conflicto en 2013, su misión ha evolucionado para incluir la protección de civiles, monitorizar e investigar abusos de derechos humanos, apoyar el proceso de paz y el envío de ayuda humanitaria esencial. Unos 440 Voluntarios de la ONU, como yo mismo, se encuentran en la zona trabajando en los objetivos de la misión y ayudando a comunidades locales.

07 September 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Como Director de programa del programa VNU en Sudán del Sur, es un privilegio apoyar y supervisar el trabajo que más de 440 Voluntarios de la ONU llevan a cabo en sus actividades diarias en 10 estados diferentes. Sus esfuerzos y contribuciones juegan un papel fundamental para desempeñar el mandato de UNMISS, principalmente al proteger a los civiles, facilitar el envío de asistencia humanitaria, denunciar los abusos de los derechos humanos y apoyar la implementación de los acuerdos de paz. 

31 August 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

As UNV Programme Manager in South Sudan, it is my privilege to support and follow the work that over 440 UN Volunteers carry out in their daily activities across 10 different states. Their efforts and contributions play an integral role in carrying out the mandate of UNMISS, namely protecting civilians, facilitating the delivery of humanitarian assistance, reporting human rights abuses and supporting the implementation of the peace agreement. 

31 August 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

En tant que gestionnaire du programme VNU au Soudan du Sud, j'ai le privilège de soutenir et de suivre le travail que plus de 440 Volontaires des Nations Unies affectés dans à travers le pays. Leurs efforts et leurs contributions jouent un rôle essentiel dans l'exécution du mandat de la MUNISS, à savoir la protection des civils, la facilitation de l'assistance humanitaire, la déclaration des violations des droits de l'homme et l'appui à la mise en œuvre de l'accord de paix.

31 August 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Bor, South Sudan: Mary works for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), and she does an important job – she makes sure that our office is neat and clean, allowing us to carry on with our duties in a healthy environment. Mary is a widow who lives at the Protection of Civilians site (PoC) adjacent to the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) compound in Bor, Jonglei State, together with her five children, in precarious conditions and unable to leave the camp for fear of her life. We became friends and we started a language exchange.

21 September 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Bentiu, South Sudan: I am serving as a UN Volunteer Relief, Reintegration and Protection Officer with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

I had been a UNV intern sponsored by the Government of Italy in 2004 in Sudan with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), after which I worked for an NGO.

24 August 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Between Friday 8 July and Sunday 10 July, heavy fighting broke out in Juba which had consequences for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the Agencies, Funds and Programmes active in the country.

A ceasefire was declared on Monday 11 July 2016. At least 272 people have been killed in the recent violence. Two peacekeepers and one United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) staff lost their lives while several other peacekeepers have sustained injuries. 

18 July 2016
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Bentiu, South Sudan: When fighting broke out in South Sudan in 2013, many civilians were killed and thousands of people sought protection at the UN base in Bentiu, with a large influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). This posed serious challenges to the management of the sites –scarcity of space and resources, an increase in inter-communal tensions, looting and attacks to humanitarian assets, and increased sexual and gender based violence (SGBV).

26 May 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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