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English  |  العربية 12:27:57, Saturday, 28 Nov 2015
 Photo of the Day
On 26 November 2015, the Acting Joint Special Representative (AJSR), Abiodun Bashua, said good bye to UNAMID staff at a Town Hall meeting, at the Mission’s HQ, in El Fasher, north Darfur. Ambassador Bashua is leaving the mission after 13 months as head of UNAMID. In the photo, the outgoing AJSR thanks a member of the National Staff Association who presented him with a farewell gift. Photo by Mohamad Mahady, UNAMID.
 Press Releases
UN, AU appoint Martin Uhomoibhi as UNAMID Joint Special Representative
Addis Ababa and New York, 27 October 2015:United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announced today the appointment of Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi of Nigeria as their Joint Special Representative for Darfur and Head of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), with responsibilities including those of African Union-United Nations Joint Chief Mediator.
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UN, AU appoint Bintou Keita as UNAMID Deputy Joint Special Representative
Addis Ababa and New York, 27 October 2015: United Nations Secretary-General and African Union Commission Chairperson announced the appointment of Bintou Keita of Guinea as the Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).
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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 and partners mark UN Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Darfur
UNAMID, in collaboration with UNFPA and the Ministry of Social Affairs, north Darfur state, today marked the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women with a colourful ceremony punctuated by drama, music and dance. The event took place in El Fasher, capital of the state and was preceded by a procession comprising women from all walks of life.
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UNAMID hands over school to the displaced community in Al Salam camp, North Darfur
On 21 November 2015, UNAMID peacekeepers handed over the newly constructed Nusaibah Secondary School for Girls, to the displaced community at Al Salam camp for the internally displaced, North Darfur.
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UNAMID’s Ordnance Disposal Office intensifies Risk Education programmes across Darfur
Recently, three children were reportedly killed and two others wounded when a grenade exploded in Mellit, North Darfur. To reduce the occurrence of such incidents, from July – October 2015, UNAMID’s Ordnance Disposal Office (ODO) has conducted more than 294 educational programmes on Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) targeting local communities, especially children, across Darfur.
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