UNAMID’s Community Outreach Unit (COU) organized a day-long commemoration of International Youth Day on 12 August 2017, under the global theme, ‘Youth Building Peace.’ More than 3,000 young people from El Fasher and nearby localities in North Darfur took part in a marathon, a bicycle race, an exhibition and a carnival, which were followed by drama performances and traditional dances. The programme ended with a concert featuring renowned Sudanese musician Hani Abdeen, accompanied by local talent, Hassan Aish.
EL FASHER - The importance of child rights and child protection in armed conflict was the focus of UNAMID training for members of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) held on 01 August 2017, in El Fasher, North Darfur.
EL FASHER - The UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, has concluded a five-day visit to Sudan, during which time he met with Government officials, local authorities, community representatives and UNAMID peacekeepers.
High on the agenda was the recent UN Security Council Resolution 2363 and the current reconfiguration of UNAMID.
EL DAEIN - Enhancing community stabilization and peaceful coexistence amongst pastoralist and sedentary communities in border areas was the aim of a UNAMID-supported workshop in El Daein, the capital of East Darfur.
More than 70 people took part in the five-day capacity-building workshop on Cross Border Peace and Cooperation, which was organized in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and sponsored by the European Union.
EL FASHER - UNAMID’s Joint Special Representative, Jeremiah Mamabolo, met with community leaders at Abu Shouk camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in El Fasher, North Darfur this week to brief them on the planned closure of the Mission’s team site in the area.
During the 17 July visit, Mr. Mamabolo met with IDP representatives from Abu Shouk and Alsalam camps, including Omdas (tribal leaders), women and youth.