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08 Apr 2014
The National Platform for Peace and Reconciliation (NPPR) formally launched on 5 April appealed to civil society, youth, women’s organizations, government, opposition and the international community for cooperation to build a collective, unified and comprehensive national agenda for lasting peace in South Sudan
31 Mar 2014
Governor of Northern Bar El-Ghazal State says international community should continue to support the people of South Sudan
UNDP and UNMISS recently handed over a County Support Base (CSB) Portal to the State government in the presence of the community, customary authorities and local government of Gok Machar County in Northern Bahr El Ghazal, South Sudan.
19 Feb 2014
Juba, 19 February 2014 – The Ministry of Justice, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Access to Justice and Rule of Law Programme, is hosting a three-day legal aid consultative dialogue to strengthen the capacity of South Sudan’s rule of law institutions to deliver justice at the Asmara Hall, Juba Bridge hotel.
- 05 Feb 2014
- 31 Jan 2014
09 Jan 2014
The heads of South Sudan’s ethnically diverse peace and reconciliation institutions spoke jointly for the first time today, urging the country’s political leaders to immediately stop the fighting and put forward a peace plan.
- 09 Jan 2014
06 Jan 2014
Three helicopters have been deployed to the South Sudanese capital of Juba today to help reinforce United Nations peacekeeping bases in the country.
04 Jan 2014
The security situation in South Sudan remains “fluid”, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country today said, confirming that it is sending reinforcements to areas affected by the current fighting between pro- and anti-Government troops, particularly Bor, Malakal, Bentiu and Juba.
- 27 Dec 2013
26 Dec 2013
Aid agencies are preparing to scale up their work in key locations across South Sudan, as continuing clashes kill hundreds and drive tens of thousands from their homes, while the UN urged all forces to lay down their arms.
13 Dec 2013
Twenty traditional leaders from across South Sudan’s ten states were trained in customary and statutory law systems, providing them with basic training on principles of human rights and women’s rights. The three-day workshop focused on providing a better understanding of customary law and identifying inconsistencies for alignment with principles of statutory courts and the Bill of Rights of the Transitional Constitution of South Sudan.
05 Dec 2013
A 32 year old Civil Engineer from Ghana, Kweku shares how he came to be in South Sudan as a Volunteer Civil Engineer posted to Rumbek in Lakes State with UNDP’s Community Security and Arms Control (CSAC) project. Here, he narrates the experiences that have made his work in South Sudan worthwhile, and also describes his close encounter with a Hyena. So how did Kweku find himself in South Sudan?
30 Nov 2013
Third Governs’ Forum adopts key recommendations on service delivery for local development in South Sudan
Held under the theme ‘Transparent and Accountable Service Delivery for Local Development’, the ten state governors or their representatives, national ministers and heads of commissions re-affirmed their commitment to state building and set out a concrete action plan for achieving transparency and accountability in service delivery.
29 Nov 2013
Statement by Mr. Toby Lanzer, UN D-SRSG, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative at the closing ceremony of the Third Governors' Forum
n the behalf of the UN, and in particular UNDP, in South Sudan, we would like to reaffirm our commitment to the government and to the people of this country. We have made a promise to stand with you during good times and bad.
26 Nov 2013
Statement by Toby Lanzer, UN Deputy Special Representative & Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative
Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me to speak here this morning. It is a privilege to address you in Freedom Hall as I did one year ago. This is the tenth Governors’ Forum held since 2006; and the third held in independent South Sudan. This Forum is becoming a tradition that serves the country well. UNDP is proud to have supported the previous Governors’ Forums, and to work under the leadership of the Government to make it a success.
25 Nov 2013
South Sudan to launch its first national MDGs status report as country moves towards sustainable future beyond 2015 target date
25 November 2013 – Juba: From 26 – 29 November, ten state governors, members of the Legislature, key ministers and development partners will gather at the Freedom Hall in Juba for discussion and action on policies related to transparent and accountable service delivery for local development. The event will be organized by the office of the president with support from UNDP.
21 Nov 2013
21 November 2013 – Juba: The Office of the President, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will host a 4 day Governor’s Forum with the theme “Transparent and Accountable Service Delivery for Local Development”, from 26-29 November 2013 at the Freedom Hall, Juba
13 Nov 2013
The Acting Head of the South Sudan Bureau for Community Security and Small Arms Control (CSSAC Bureau), Dr Riak Gok Majok, yesterday flagged off a ‘Community Security Caravan’ (the Caravan) which will use a multi-faceted public information and community sensitisation approach that incorporates behavioural change messages and innovative drama to sensitise civilians about the dangers of misusing small arms and light weapons.
01 Nov 2013
A two-day Exit Workshop for the second group of 91 Civil Service Support Officers (CSSOs) under the RSS/IGAD Initiative for Capacity Enhancement concluded sessions today at the Juba Bridge Hotel with the signing of a new extension agreement for a further two years between Norway and UNDP. The Exit workshop, which began on 30 November, had been organized to bid farewell to the group, as well as to look back at what has been accomplished, and share experiences based on the key objectives of the program.