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On 11 July 2018, UNAMID’s Human Rights Section, in partnership with Sudan National Commission for Human Rights, conducted an awareness raising session on child rights at Tumbasi Girls’ Primary School in El Fasher, North Darfur. The event is part of the Mission’s campaign to promote the right to education among local communities. Photo by Mohamad Almahady, UNAMID.
18 July is commemorated as Nelson Mandela International Day. In his message, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said that Mandela continues to inspire the world through his example of courage and compassion. On the centennial of his birth, UNAMID celebrated with the people of Abou Shouk IDP camp, in North Darfur. Photo by Mohamad Almahady, UNAMID.
On 16 July 2018, UNAMID Joint Special Representative (JSR), Jeremiah Mamabolo, held his first meeting with the newly appointed Wali (Governor) of North Darfur, Mr. Alshareef Mohammed Abad, in El Fasher. They discussed the current security situation in the region and the implementation of the Mission’s mandate. Photo by Mohamad Almahady, UNAMID.
On 10 July 2018, UNAMID peacekeepers from the Chinese Engineering Company handed over school materials and sports items to students at Al Umm Secondary School for girls in El Daein, East Darfur. The initiative is part of the Mission’s efforts to support girls' education in Darfur. Photo by Abdualrasheed Yakubu, UNAMID.
On 13 July 2018, the United Nations Security Council extended unanimously the mandate of UNAMID until the end of June next year, but reduced the number of troops deployed with an eye towards the mission’s exit. The 15 Council members determined that although the security situation has improved in Darfur, the long-running conflict remains a threat to international peace and stability. Photo by Loey Felipe, UN.
On 11 July 2018, the 13th meeting of the Implementation Follow up Commission (IFC) of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) was held in Doha, Qatar. During the meeting, UNAMID Joint Special Representative, Jeremiah Mamabolo, (right, front row) presented a progress report on the implementation of the DDPD and provided an update on the Darfur peace process. UNAMID photo.
Photo by Mohamad Almahady, UNAMID.
On 18 July 2018 thousands of people, gathered at Abu Shouk Camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in El Fasher, North Darfur, to commemorate Nelson Mandela International Day, observed under the theme: “Take action, Inspire change.”