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English  |  العربية 14:20:02, Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015
 
 Photo of the Day
On 22 March 2015, UNAMID peacekeepers in Nyala, South Darfur, started English classes for the displaced in Al-Salam camp as part of their capacity-building initiatives. The classes will continue for three months and are conducted five days a week for three proficiency levels—Beginner, Intermediate and Upper Intermediate. Photo by Tamer Mahboob, UNAMID.
 Press Releases
Working group for UNAMID’s exit strategy convenes
17 March 2015 – A joint working group composed of 16 Sudanese Government officials, 13 United Nations/UNAMID officials and 8 African Union officials met today to start preparations for drawing out a common strategy for UNAMID's eventual exit from Darfur. The meeting, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Khartoum, was inaugurated by Acting Undersecretary for Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sana Hamad, AU Ambassador in Sudan Mahmoud Kane and General Adrian Foster, Deputy Military Adviser at UN Headquarters, who heads the UN team in the Joint Working Group.
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UNAMID Celebrates International Women’s Day
On 8 March 2015 , under the theme of “Empowering women, Empowering community” the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), in collaboration with the North Darfur State’s Committee for Resolution 1325 on Women, and the Practical Action Organization celebrated the International Women’s Day in El Fasher, North Darfur.
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 News features
World Water Day: UNAMID Rehabilitates Natural Water Sources
Water, perhaps one of the most precious resources in Darfur, is one of the key non-political drivers of the ongoing conflict across the region. Since agriculture forms the mainstay of the economy here, reduced rainfall in this region of Sudan has led to insufficient sources of water and heightened clashes between local communities, especially farmers and pastoralists, resulting in loss of life, property and, in some cases, large population displacements.
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Darfuri People Discuss the Way Forward
As a means to harness collective responsibility in the move toward comprehensive peace in Darfur, people from across the region are participating in a series of workshops designed by UNAMID to support the Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultations (DIDC) process.
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 Daily Activities
UNAMID DDR Completes Vocational Training in North Darfur
On 25 March 2015, some 100 young women from different localities across North Darfur completed a three-month vocational training course at the Women’s Development and Peace Building Network in El Fasher, North Darfur. The training, which was provided as part of the Mission’s Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) Section’s Community-Based, Labour-Intensive Projects (CLIPS) programme, furnished participants with the opportunity to acquire livelihood skills in computer applications, sewing, shoemaking and handcrafts.
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Local Law Enforcement Officers Benefit from Human Rights Training in East Darfur
Introduction to international human rights and humanitarian laws; international refugee law and protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs); the justice system with regard to compliance of international standards and procedures on arrest and detention; the role of judges, prosecutors, legal representatives and rural courts were the focus of a two-day capacity building workshop organized by UNAMID in El Daein, East Darfur.
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UNAMID Continues to Support Prisons Systems in Darfur
On 1 March 2015, UNAMID launched a one-month train-the-trainers course on training methodology for Sudanese prison officers in El Fasher, North Darfur. The course, which attracted more than 30 individuals representing the five states of Darfur, is held as part of the Mission’s efforts to support the strengthening of the prisons systems across Darfur States.
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