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English  |  العربية 14:54:01, Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015
 Photo of the Day
On 5 October 2015, UNAMID peacekeepers from Rwanda took part in a medal parade ceremony, in the Mission’s headquarters in El Fasher, North Darfur. The event was presided over by the UNAMID Force Commander, Lieutenant-General Paul Mella. Rwanda currently has a contingent of 2, 536 peacekeepers in Darfur. Rwandan troops have been serving in the region since 2004. Photo by Hamid Abdulsalam, UNAMID.
 Press Releases
UNAMID welcomes JEM’s renewed Command Order ending use and recruitment of child soldiers
El Fasher, 12 October 2015 – the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) welcomes the renewed Command Order issued by the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on 30 September 2015, prohibiting the recruitment and use of children in its ranks.
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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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 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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