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UNAMID celebrates 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence
More than 500 women, men and schoolgirls participated in an event in El Fasher, North Darfur, to mark of the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence campaign. The celebration, organized by the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in collaboration with the North Darfur Committee for Elimination of Violence against Women, was held on 5 December under the theme “Together We Protect Women Against Violence.”
International Volunteer Day - Mary Grace Ariza: A UNV Working to Move the Mission Forward!
5 December is International Volunteer Day. A day to celebrate and recognize the essential contributions and spirit of the 400 plus United Nations Volunteers serving in UNAMID as well as the hundreds of millions of volunteers serving around the world to foster peace and development. Ms. Mary Grace Ariza has been serving with UNAMID as a UNV for the past five years.
UNAMID Head praises East Darfur tribal reconciliation efforts
The AU- UN Joint Special Representative (JSR), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, concluded on 3 December a two-day visit to El Daein, East Darfur, where he congratulated the State authorities and the traditional leaders for their work toward a peaceful solution to the conflict between the Rezeigat and the Ma’aliya following violent clashes in August 2013.
A Leader in Self-Improvement
Salahdin Abderrahman Khissan is a 17-year-old, blind student from Korma, North Darfur. In spite of his blindness, Salahdin is studying Psychology at El Fasher University and is confident he will graduate successfully. Each year, on 3 December, the United Nations observes the International Day of People with Disabilities to highlight the issues they face and recognize their contributions in a world in which they are not only marginalized and disenfranchised, but also challenged by ignorance and discrimination.
UNAMID and Sudanese Police strengthen cooperation
On 27 November 2013, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Government of Sudan (GoS) police held a strategic workshop in Khartoum on the memorandum of understanding they signed in August 2013. The event, which was aimed at strengthening cooperation, was attended by some 100 police officers from both institutions including GoS police directors-general from the five states of Darfur.
UNAMID’s Head meets President of Chad to garner regional support for Darfur peace process
The AU- UN Joint Special Representative/Joint Chief Mediator (JSR/JCM), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, met with Chadian President Idriss Déby in N'Djamena on 25 November as part of his ongoing efforts to garner regional support for the Darfur peace process.
UNAMID convoy attacked in North Darfur, one peacekeeper killed
An African Union- United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) convoy came under attack by unknown armed people on the road from Kabkabiya to Saraf Umra in North Darfur on 24 November. One soldier from Rwanda, who was shot during the assault, succumbed to his injuries later in the Mission’s hospital in Kabkabiya.
UNAMID peacekeepers provide critical health care to displaced population in Labado, East Darfur
Thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been receiving protection and health care from African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) since April 2013, when fighting between Government of Sudan troops and an armed movement forced them to flee their homes in Labado, East Darfur.
UNAMID sponsors conference on land and natural resources management in Darfur
Resolving land issues in Darfur, the impact of land- use on sustainable development and proper planning were the focus of a conference on the role of the Darfur Land Commission in relation to managing land and natural resources which took place in Khartoum on 20 November.
UNAMID's Head welcomes the signing of Final Security Arrangements between Government of Sudan & LJM
The AU- UN Joint Special Representative/ Joint Chief Mediator (JSR/JCM) for Darfur, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, attended the signing ceremony of the final security arrangements between the Government of Sudan and the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM), stipulated under the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), in the afternoon of 20 November 2013 in Khartoum.
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Children in a classroom of a basic school in Labado village, East Darfur, which has been recently reopened after nearly seven months inoperative. Photo by Albert González Farran
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