GHANBATT 11 serving with the UNMISS observes the 78th UN Day
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The Ghanaian Battalion (GHANBATT 11) serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has observed the 78th United Nations (UN) Day on Thursday, 26 October 2023.

The ceremony was held at the Buffer Zone of the Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Bentiu, under the theme: “Towards Sustainable Peace and Development in South Sudan”. The event was used to educate the public on the modalities outlined by the UN to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.  

The Guest of Honor, Acting Governor of Unity State, Honorable William Dak Koch Ali, expressed his profound gratitude to the UN for the immense contributions to South Sudan over the period. He appealed for support in the areas of training, capacity building, logistics and security in the upcoming elections.  He also made an appeal to UN and other Humanitarian Agencies to support all Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in South Sudan.

Representative of the Acting Head of Field Office (HoFO), Madam Don Dawnlop, indicated that the UN offers member states the opportunity to reaffirm its dedication to global peace and security, particularly in the light of global crisis and conflicts happening across the world.

She commended the bravery of UNMISS, Government of South Sudan and UN humanitarian agencies for their collective commitment towards safeguarding the civilian population, championing peace and assisting the vulnerable in Unity State of South Sudan. She advised the citizenry to come together and empower every individual to voice their opinion in the forthcoming elections.

The colorful parade was marked by flag raising event by smartly turned-out contingents drawn from UNMISS GHANBATT, Mongolian Battalion (MONBATT) and the Ghana Formed Police Unit (FPU) commanded by Captain Porchia Esi Amponsah.