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 Photo of the Day
A routine patrol gets ready to move outside UNAMID's compound in Kabkabiya, North Darfur. Protection of civilians is one of the Mission's primary strategic objectives and regular patrols, especially in and around camps for the displaced, are an important tool in ensuring the safety and security of innocent civilians. Photo by Mohamad Mahady, UNAMID.
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Secretary-General meets with Mr. Ibrahim Ghandour, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Sudan
The Secretary-General met today with Mr. Ibrahim Ahmad Abd al-Aziz Ghandour, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Sudan.The Secretary-General urged the Government of Sudan to take strong ownership of the Sustainable Development Goals and underscored the need for African countries to speak with one voice on climate change.
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Communiqué of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 547th meeting

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 547th meeting held on 26 September 2015, adopted the following decision on the partnership between the AU and the United Nations (UN), in particular with regard to the funding of AU-led peace support operations undertaken with the consent of the UN Security Council.

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 News features
World Environment Day: UNAMID Focused On Protecting the Environment in Darfur
While environmental factors are rarely considered to be the sole cause of conflict, competition over natural resources can, often, become a significant driver of serious clashes. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in the past 60 years, at least 40 per cent of all intrastate conflicts have a link to natural resources, and that this link doubles the risk of a conflict escalation.
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International Day for Mine Awareness: UNAMID Helps Maintain a Safe Environment
Mr. Mohammad Hassan Mohammad is among several deminers working in Darfur as an international contractor with The Development Initiative (TDI), an organization that provides commercial explosive remnants of war (ERW) clearance and remote logistics solutions in inaccessible and often hostile locations. In Darfur, TDI collaborates closely with UNAMID’s Ordnance Disposal Office to ensure a safe environment for the local populations by clearing ERW in the region.
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 Daily Activities
UNAMID Commemorates International Day of Peace

On 21 September 2015, UNAMID, in collaboration with the Centre for Peace and Development studies and Human Rights, University of El Fasher, North Darfur, organized a day-long peace forum to commemorate the International Day of Peace, annually celebrated across the world on this date. The event was organised under the theme “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All,” and took place at the El Fasher University. 

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UNAMID Organizes Workshop on the Mission’s Mandate in El Geneina, West Darfur
On 8 September 2015, UNAMID organized a one-day workshop in El Geneina, West Darfur, on raising awareness and building an in-depth understanding among senior government officials regarding the Mission’s mandate and the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA).
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UNAMID Facilitates Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultations Conference in Um Baru, North Darfur
On 8-9 September 2015, UNAMID, in collaboration with the Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultations (DIDC) implementation committee; North Darfur Doha Civil Society Follow-up Mechanism; Center for Peace, Development Studies and Human Rights, University of El Fasher; and UNAMID’s DIDC Secretariat, organized a locality-level internal dialogue and consultations conference under the theme, “Let’s Talk Peace,” in Um Baru, North Darfur.
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