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Darfur / UNAMID Media Brief

By United Nations - African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)
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EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, April 2, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- UNAMID Media Brief /1 April 2012

Darfur university graduates sign peace pledge

More than 600 students from El Fasher University in North Darfur celebrated their graduation today with the signing of a Pledge for Peace in a ceremony organized jointly by the institution and UNAMID.

The students committed themselves to work conscientiously at all times for the realization of sustainable peace in Sudan and not to take up arms in any form.

The event was attended by the North Darfur Minister of Education and UNAMID Deputy Joint Special Representative for Operations and Management Mohamed Yonis.

Addressing the students, Mr. Yonis said that “the conflict in Darfur has overshadowed your youth. It is my sincere wish and hope that it will not impact your future.”

“All of you will have a part in ensuring that Darfur realizes a truly sustainable peace. Whatever role you choose in the new Darfur, each one of you will be essential to building it,” he said.

During the past weekend the students participated in a marathon and football and volleyball matches.

Today the programme will finish with a concert by the Sudanese musician Sherif Al Seheal.