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  • 30 Nov 2012
    Balázs Horváth, UNDP Country Director, Basic Computer Training completion ceremony, Juba, South Sudan

    On behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, I am honoured to be here to commemorate the completion of this training. UNDP is pleased to support the provision of 20 laptop computers, the training of Members and staff of the Council of States on Basic Computer Skills.

  • 26 Nov 2012
    Statement by Toby Lanzer, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative - South Sudan 2nd Governor’s Forum

    I am pleased to be here with you today and address such an auspicious assembly of South Sudan’s leaders. I have been in your country for just over 100 days, during which it has been possible for me to visit all ten states. I will continue to travel to different parts of the country so that I can listen to the people of South Sudan and of course to everyone gathered in this room today. My role, as well as that of the entire United Nations community under the leadership of Hilde Johnson, is to support you in meeting your needs and aspirations for a prosperous and just state.

  • 23 Nov 2012
    Governors’ Forum draws government officials together to discuss food security and pressing issues

    The Second Governor’s Forum will be 26-29 November 2012 at the Freedom Hall, Juba and will bring together the ten state governors, members of the Legislature, key ministers and development partners. Held nine times since 2006, this year marks the second time that key stakeholders will be meeting as an independent nation under the interim constitution.

  • 16 Nov 2012
    How Conflict Risk Mapping Analysis advances peace and development in South Sudan

    CRMA data enables UNDP, Government counterparts and development partners to base planning on evidence as well as make informed decisions when allocating scarce resources.

  • 13 Nov 2012
    H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President received the credentials of Mr. Toby Lanzer, DSRSG/UNDP Resident Representative

    The President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit received the credentials of Mr. Toby Lanzer, Deputy Special Representative to the Secretary General/UN Resident Coordinator/UN Humanitarian Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative today at the Office of the President.

  • 05 Nov 2012
    County Headquarters handed over to the Eastern Equatoria Government

    The South Sudan Recovery Fund (SSRF) handed over the newly constructed County Headquarters to the Government of Eastern Equatoria on Tuesday 30 October in Kapoeta South, Eastern Equatoria State. The Governments of the Netherlands, Norway and United Kingdom are the three donors to the SSRF.

  • 10 Oct 2012
    South Sudan launches Crime Statistics Reports

    10 October 2012 – Juba: The South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) released two Quarterly Crimes Statistics reports detailing crime rates, trends, and analysis for the last two quarters on Tuesday 9 October 2012 at Juba Grand Hotel.

  • 09 Oct 2012
    UNDP Country Director Statement at the Official Launch of the Crime Statistics Report

    On behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr. Toby Lanzer and UNDP, I am honoured to be here at the launch of this important knowledge product, detailing crime trends and statistics in the Republic of South Sudan. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Government, and in particular the South Sudan National Police Service and the Ministry of Interior, for their tremendous efforts leading up to the publication of these reports. These efforts demonstrate that, even with the challenges the new Republic has experienced in the first year of its Independence, there is a progress, commitment and determination to community security, rule of law and peace.

  • 08 Oct 2012
    South Sudan to launch Crime Statistics Reports

    05 October 2012 – Juba: The South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) will release two Quarterly Crimes Statistics reports detailing crime rates, trends, and analysis for the last two quarters on Tuesday 9 October 2012 9:00am at Juba Grand Hotel. UNDP and UNPOL, with funding support from the Government of Japan, have provided technical support to the SSNPS at both the national and state level in the collection and analysis of crime statistics.

  • 07 Sep 2012
    National Customary Law Centre opens in Rumbek

    The Ministry of Justice with support from UNDP and funding through the Government of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) has established a National Customary Law Centre (CLC) in Rumbek, Lakes State. The CLC was formally handed over on Thursday 30 August.

  • 05 Sep 2012
    Livestock Patrol Unit re-established in Jonglei State

    The South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and with funding from the United States Department of State pledged their support to reconstitute the Livestock Patrol Unit (LPU) for Jonglei state. In addition two vehicles and USD 137,000 worth of equipment for the new LPU were handed over.

  • 04 Sep 2012
    Balázs Horváth, UNDP Country Director, Livestock Patrol Unit Handover, Buluk Police Hospital, Juba, South Sudan

    UNDP is proud to have worked alongside the new Government of South Sudan in building the capacity of the South Sudan National Police Service, in order to strengthen the rule of law and help lay the foundations for peaceful and secure communities.

  • 28 Aug 2012
    National Customary Law Centre to open in Rumbek

    The CLC is the first institution of its kind in Africa and is expected to facilitate coordination between government and other stakeholders of the customary justice system. The CLC will also provide advice and training for all branches of Government on matters of customary law and serve as the repository for all relevant customary law research and reference materials.

  • 17 Aug 2012
    George Conway, UNDP Country Director a.i, Launch of Central Equatoria State Strategic Plan 2012-15

    am pleased that this Plan was produced through an inclusive and participatory process involving all concerned stakeholders. This has included engagement with the six counties of Central Equatoria State, in order to ensure that State Government planning is coherent with local Government Planning, and that the development needs and priorities of communities are more clearly reflected in the plan.

  • 15 Aug 2012
    Training of DDR Counsellors to be held 30 Master Trainers will be trained to educate psycho-social professionals under the new DDR Programme

    This training will run from 21 August 2012 to 14 September 2012 and aims to equip 30 Master Trainers with the appropriate teaching skills and psychosocial knowledge to allow them to train psychosocial para-professionals under the new National DDR Programme.

  • 03 Aug 2012
    Nine pickup trucks handed over to Unity State for enhancing community security and law enforcement

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) handed over nine pick-up trucks to the Bureau for Community Security and Small Arms Control (BCSSAC) for community security patrol missions in all the counties in Unity State. This will boost police presence at community level and enhance community security by extending state presence and law enforcement in areas that were inaccessible or prone to conflict.

  • 21 Jul 2012
    Five Community Consultation Reports launched at Community Security Roundtable

    Five Community Consultation Reports were launched at the ‘Roundtable Discussion on Community Security in South Sudan’ held at the UNDP Compound, Juba. The reports, that are based on public consultations with communities in five states – Eastern Equatoria, Lakes, Unity, Upper Nile and Warrap, brought together village elders, traditional authorities, youth leaders, women leaders, religious leaders, local government, state ministers, and community members to discuss and find local solutions to their security issues.

  • 20 Jul 2012
    Mulugeta Abebe, Deputy Country Director (Operations), Roundtable on Community Security in South Sudan, Juba

    UNDP is proud to have worked alongside the new Government of South Sudan and the people of Eastern Equatoria, Lakes, Unity, Upper Nile and Warrap states in building the foundations for peaceful and secure communities. By providing payams and bomas with the tools and resources they need to prevent conflict, citizens can then begin to invest in their communities, cultivate their local economies, send their children to school and realize the benefits of peace.

  • 19 Jul 2012
    Community Security Roundtable and Report Launch

    The Launch of five Community Consultation reports and the Roundtable Discussion on Community Security in South Sudan will be held on Friday 20 July at the UNDP Compound. These five reports are based on consultations with communities in Eastern Equatoria, Lakes, Unity, Upper Nile and Warrap States, which were led by the Bureau for Community Security and Small Arms Control (BCSSAC) and the Peace Commission, with technical support from UNDP and financial support from Canada, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the European Union, the Netherlands and other donors.

  • 16 Jul 2012
    Ten Anti-Corruption Investigators take Oath to Stem Corruption in South Sudan

    Ten Anti-Corruption Investigators take Oath to Stem Corruption in South Sudan 16 July 2012 image New anti-corruption investigators taking oath inside the SSACC office The South Sudan Anti-Corruption Commission (SSACC) has recruited and trained ten new anti-corruption investigators, to boost the capacity of the Commission to broaden its work and efficacy in the fight against corruption. The investigators, which include six men and four women, took their oath at the SSACC office in Juba on 13 July, pledging to discharge their duties with honesty and integrity, abiding by the Transitional Constitution of South Sudan 2011 and the SSACC Act 2009.

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