Author: Filip Andersson

More than 200 child soldiers released in Pibor, reintegrating them remains huge challenge

On 17 May, 210 child soldiers were released in Pibor, where they laid down their weapons and traded uniforms for items essential in their new lives as civilians.

“If they send us to one of the bad schools we have here in Pibor I…

SPLA women gender-trained by UNMISS: “We need to unite and support each other”

Under the theme “Military women contributing to peace and Security”, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan today initiated a 3-day-long workshop targeting 120 female members of South Sudan’s armed forces, SPLA.
“We do not get th…

Hope in short supply as fighting in South Sudan escalates ahead of decisive Addis peace talks

Hope in short supply as fighting in South Sudan escalates ahead of decisive Addis peace talks

As our helicopter approaches Leer in northern South Sudan, all one can see is eerily empty, dry, sun-stricken land. The people we meet…

Essay winners in Juba: “If men can make good presidents, maybe women can make better presidents”

Essay winners in Juba: “If men can make good presidents, maybe women can make better presidents”

High-pitched ululations, music, dancing and inspiring statements about the power, abilities and rights of women were all parts of a…

Essay winners in Juba: “If men can make good presidents, maybe women can make better presidents”

Essay winners in Juba: “If men can make good presidents, maybe women can make better presidents”

High-pitched ululations, music, dancing and inspiring statements about the power, abilities and rights of women were all parts of a…

Essay winners in Juba: “If men can make good presidents, maybe women can make better presidents”

Essay winners in Juba: “If men can make good presidents, maybe women can make better presidents”

High-pitched ululations, music, dancing and inspiring statements about the power, abilities and rights of women were all parts of a…

Essay winners in Juba: “If men can make good presidents, maybe women can make better presidents”

Essay winners in Juba: “If men can make good presidents, maybe women can make better presidents”

High-pitched ululations, music, dancing and inspiring statements about the power, abilities and rights of women were all parts of a…

Deputy head of UNMISS praises women’s participation in the peace process, reiterates UN support

Women leaders from across the country at the South Sudan Open Days Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security.

Moustapha Soumaré, deputy head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, has praised the resilience, determination and…

UNMISS launches nationwide essay competition to highlight role of women for durable peace

Join the UN Mission’s nationwide essay competition for secondary students by telling us: “How can women contribute to durable peace in South Sudan?” Deadline for submissions is 26 March.

Are you a South Sudanese secondary studen…

UNMISS chief celebrates International Women’s Day by hailing women’s role as agents for peace

Women from all walks of life participated in the celebration of International Women’s Day in Juba.

A jam-packed Nyakuron Cultural Centre in Juba enjoyed a colourful celebration of the International Women’s Day. Attendees were tr…

Peace and massive aid injection needed to prevent food insecurity reaching disastrous levels in South Sudan

Alain Noudéhou, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan at the launch of a food security classification report in Juba.

Peace, increased security and an immedia…