South Sudan Updates

  • South Sudan 2014 Update Quarter 1

  • South Sudan Update Vol 5 Issue 1

    2012 began with a mix of new hopes and challenges for South Sudan. In January, the Government of South Sudan shut down crude oil production after an agreement over transit fees could not be reached with Sudan. With 98 percent of South Sudan’s budget revenue reliant on oil, this meant the country faced austerity measures and new obstacles in continuing with its statebuilding efforts and the goals outlined in the South Sudan Development Plan.

  • South Sudan Update Volume 2 Issue 10

    On 26th October the annual Governors’ Forum convened at the Legislative Assembly in Juba. H.E. Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny formally opened the event and delivered President Salva Kiir’s keynote speech in his absence, highlighting the importance of the Forum and thanking UNDP for their consistent support to the event.

  • South Sudan Update Volume 2 Issue 7

    With only five years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to attend a summit in New York in September to accelerate progress towards the MDGs.

  • South Sudan Update Volume 2 Issue 8

    Sudan’s upcoming referendum, set to take place on 9 January 2011, will be a defining event in the country’s history. It will also be the last major milestone of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), bringing the interim period to an end in July 2011.

  • South Sudan Update Volume 3 Issue 1

    Southern Sudan is celebrating the staging of a peaceful, transparent, successful referendum giving citizens the opportunity to choose unity or secession for Southern Sudan. The Referendum voting was held from 9 -15 January 2010, a final key milestone event of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that began in January 2005.

  • South Sudan Update Volume 3 Issue 2

    Inside this issue: 1. New beginnings for former combatants 2. Becoming a sovereign States 3. Changes at UNDP 4. Resettling in Southern Sudan: New neighbourhoods

  • South Sudan Update Volume 3 Issue 3

    In this issue: 1. Growth from the grassroots 2. Police protecting cattle-raising communities 3. Just give money to the poor: people powering development

  • South Sudan Update Volume 3 Issue 4

    On 9 July 2011, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Juba to witness the ceremony declaring independence for South Sudan.

  • South Sudan Update Volume 3 Issue 5

    The queue outside the front gates of Bentiu State Hospital began in the early morning. Mothers held sick babies, the elderly rested against the wall, and together dozens of people waited for the gates to open. “Everybody comes here,” said the hospital’s surgeon, Dr. Patrick Njeru Nyaga. “Some travel for two or three days.”

  • South Sudan Update Volume 4 Issue 2

    In January, the Government of South Sudan shut down its crude oil production after they failed to reach an accord with Sudan over oil transit fees. The decision was not an easy one for a country emerging from civil war and conflict, while just beginning the process of nation building.

  • South Sudan Update Volume 5 Issue 2

  • South Sudan update Volume 4 Issue 1

    Six months ago the world celebrated the birth of a new nation on 9 July 2011. South Sudan’s hard-won independence was met with much fanfare. Less than a week later, on 14 July 2011, South Sudan was formally admitted into the United Nations General Assembly as the 193rd member state. South Sudan also joined the African Union (AU) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). The new nation took immediate steps to establish its new structures, including the formation of the South Sudan Legislative Assembly on 1 August 2011 and the formal announcement of the new Government on 26 August 2011.

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UNDP Global Fund Grants 2010

The main focus in 2010 was in strengthening capacity of national institutions to take the lead in programme management and implementation. The report highlights the successes of the six grants managed by UNDP on behalf of the people and Government of South Sudan, underlines the challenges encountered during the implementation stage, and charts a way forward.

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