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PODCAST: Radio renaissance aids teachers in South Sudan during COVID-19

While many in the developed world are home schooling via Zoom and other online tools these days, in South Sudan, it’s old-fashioned radio that’s proving the best way to keep children on track with schoolwork.

For this episode of our flagship UN News podcast, the Lid Is On, Conor Lennon reports on the radio renaissance underway, in the world’s youngest country.

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Women peacekeepers from Brazil and India share UN military gender award

For the first time, the UN Military Gender Advocate award has been awarded to two UN peacekeepers: Commander Carla Monteiro de Castro Araujo, a Brazilian Naval officer, and Major Suman Gawani, of the Indian Army.

Women plough the way to peace in South Sudan resettlement project

Women who had been displaced by fighting in South Sudan are sowing seeds of peace, with support from the UN mission in the country, UNMISS

South Sudan: UN calls for end to inter-communal clashes, attacks against aid workers

Peacekeepers have been sent to the northern Lakes region in South Sudan in a bid to deter further violence between communities there, the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS, said on Tuesday.

UN blue helmets in South Sudan use Sustainable Development Goals to help build peace  

 The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has concluded the week by harnessing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to support the nation, including by offering free medical services, encompassing SDG 3’s target on health coverage.

News in Brief 03 December 2018

  • Climate change conference begins against backdrop of alarming reports
  • Landmark UN disability report lack of inclusivity   
  • UN South Sudan Mission condemns brutal sexual assaults
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South Sudanese soldier who shot UN peacekeeper on Saturday, will face court martial: UN mission chief

The South Sudanese soldier who shot and wounded a UN peacekeeper on Saturday is facing a court martial, said David Shearer, head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), during a press conference in the capital, Juba.

South Sudanese government must bring soldiers under control, urges UN mission chief, as peacekeeper is shot and injured

A “lack of command and control” on the part of South Sudan’s government, just days after signing a new peace agreement to end years of brutal civil conflict, is one of the factors which led to the shooting of a United Nations peacekeeper on Saturday, the UN mission chief in the country has said.

South Sudan: ‘Horrific acts’ by government may constitute ‘war crimes’ says UN, demanding justice

Multiple killings and a campaign of sexual violence that may amount to war crimes have been documented by United Nations rights monitors in South Sudan’s Unity state, prompting a call for government and opposition forces to be held to account.

Security Council renews UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday renewed the mandate of UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan for another year and demanded that all parties immediately end the fighting countrywide.