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UNMAS survey uncovers ammunition and saves lives in Abyei

Thursday, 14 May 2015

DPKO | UNMAS

In the Agok area of the Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan, a United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) team, undertaking a non-technical survey earlier this year, received information about the presence of ammunition near one of the old military barracks in the area. The team investigated and discovered that a substantial stockpile of ammunition had been stored near the barracks.

DPKO and DFS Develop New Specialized Training Materials for Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Wednesday, 06 May 2015

DPKO | DFS

The Departments of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and Field Support (DFS) have developed a new conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) training module for core pre-deployment training of all UN peacekeepers as well as new Specialized Training Materials for military components to prevent and respond to conflict-related sexual violence.

DESA & OSAA lead UN efforts to address job creation – in Africa

Monday, 13 April 2015

New York - OSAA

On 31 March the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) met to address the issues of under- and unemployment in Africa during a session, “At work in Africa” as part of the “ECOSOC Integration Summit: Achieving sustainable development through employment creation and decent work for all.”