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English  |  العربية 10:27:04, Sunday, 04 Oct 2015
 Photo of the Day
“The International Day of Non-Violence is commemorated annually on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence and pioneer of the philosophy of non-violence. This year the event coincides with the 70th anniversary of the United Nations and the adoption of the newly 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this photo actors from a Darfuri theatre group perform in a play sensitizing people against gender based violence. “Photo by Hamid bdulsalam,UNAMID
 Press Releases
27 September 2015 - Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Darfur

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack on 27 September against peacekeepers of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operations in Darfur (UNAMID) in which one South African peacekeeper died and four others were wounded after an exchange of fire. The attack took place near Mellit, North Darfur, while the peacekeepers were escorting a UNAMID logistics convoy. 

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27 September 2015 - Security Council Press Statement on Attack Against UNAMID

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on UNAMID (African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur) peacekeepers while accompanying a logistics convoy near Mellit, North Darfur, by a group of unidentified armed men on 27 September 2015.  The attack resulted in the death of one South African peacekeeper and four other peacekeepers were injured, one of whom remains in a serious condition.

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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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