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  • 07 Jul 2012
    Lise Grande, UN DRSG/RC/HC/UNDP RR on signing of the United Nations Development Framework

    The UNDAF is the framework for the UN’s development assistance to South Sudan. The programmes that are in this framework are smart, ambitious and if implemented quickly, can help South Sudan to “take off” and become a prosperous, democratic, just and well governed country—exactly the kind of country that the people who voted for independence want.

  • 29 Jun 2012
    Decentralization Roundtable: Key Government officials discussed status and implementation of decentralization

    The Roundtable examined the current policy and regulatory frameworks as well as the institutional arrangements and mandates for the implementation of decentralization.

  • 28 Jun 2012
    George Conway, UNDP Country Director a.i, Roundtable Meeting on Decentralization and Intergovernmental Linkages in South Sudan

    UNDP acknowledges that there is no universal system of devolved government that is right for all contexts. There is a large body of knowledge about how to design systems of devolution from which we can draw comparative insights. Ultimately, however, it will fall to each country to adopt an approach that is best for its own political and economic circumstances.

  • 27 Jun 2012
    Decentralization Roundtable Meeting to be held

    The Roundtable Meeting on Decentralization will be held 28 and 29 June at the South Sudan Hotel. Organized by the Office of the President - Directorate of Inter-Governmental Linkages, Council of States, Local Government Board and with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), this two-day meeting will examine the current policy and regulatory frameworks and the institutional arrangement and mandates for the implementation of decentralization, and consider progress towards decentralization.

  • 20 Jun 2012
    South Sudan launches South Sudan Statistical Yearbook

    honourable Kwong Danhier Gatluak, Deputy Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development reading the Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, Dr. Riek Machar Teny’s statement

  • 20 Jun 2012
    George Conway, UNDP Country Director a.i, launch of the 2011 Statistical Yearbook, National Household Baseline Survey Report, and County Poverty Profile Report

    These efforts demonstrate that, even with the challenges the new Republic has experienced in the first year of its Independence, there is still a strong will and increasing capacity within Government to ensure it continues to build a robust and credible base of statistical data on the complex nature of poverty, and the challenges to human development, within the world's newest nation.

  • 18 Jun 2012
    South Sudan to launch South Sudan Statistical Yearbook

    The Statistical Yearbook 2011 has compiled statistics covering conditions in South Sudan, including agriculture, demographics, education, health, housing, labour and macroeconomic indicators. These statistics are critical to help Government in developing policies that will contribute to the development of South Sudan while also providing a baseline from which to track progress on development, economic growth and progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 05 Jun 2012
    South Sudan launches National Cooperatives Strategy

    The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperatives and Rural Development, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), convened a national conference on 23 May at Regency Hotel in Juba to launch the first South Sudan Cooperatives Strategy, coinciding with the country’s marking of the UN International Year of Cooperatives.

  • 28 May 2012
    Northern Bahr el Ghazal state allocates land to 900 returnees and issues first ownership certificates

    A high number of returnees have returned to settle in South Sudan, particularly in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity, Upper Nile and Warrap states. Initially, it was expected that the majority of returnees would settle in rural areas, while a few would remain in urban locations. However, over 80 percent of returnees have settled in urban areas. Thus, towns with little urban planning grew rapidly, stressing the already weak public utilities and running the risk of overcrowding. Moreover, it complicated land management for state.

  • 24 May 2012
    George Conway, UNDP Country Director a.i, Handover of Land Certificates to Returnees, Aweil, Northern Bahr el Ghazal

    UNDP supported the Government in designing a land management plan to support the five states with the highest number of returnees with re-integration, including Northern Bahr el Ghazal. With training, support, equipment, and technical advice the Government in Northern Bahr el Ghazal was able to achieve notable results.

  • 23 May 2012
    National Launch of the first Africa Human Development Report

    UNDP South Sudan launched the first Africa Human Development Report 2012: Towards a Food Secure Future on 22 May 2012. The Africa Human Development Report was launched nationally by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperatives and Rural Development, Honourable Betty Achan Ogwaro and Lise Grande DSRSG/RC/HC/UNDP RR in the presence of senior government officials from Ministries and Commissions, Donors, UN agencies, civil society representatives and the media.

  • 22 May 2012
    Lise Grande, UN DRSG/RC/HC/UNDP RR, Launch of the African Development Report, Juba, South Sudan

    Hunger prevents people from living their live in freedom and dignity. Millions of people remain hungry and malnourished in Africa today. More than one in four Africans is undernourished.

  • 22 May 2012
    George Conway, UNDP Country Director a.i, launch of the African Human Development Report

    We at UNDP are committed to helping the Republic of South Sudan realize a food secure future. Aligned with the Government’s South Sudan Development Plan, the new UN Development Assistance Framework (or UNDAF) for South Sudan prioritizes food security as a chief goal of the UN system as a whole in South Sudan.

  • 22 May 2012
    Northern Bahr el Ghazal state to transfer land to 900 returnees

    On Thursday 24 May, the Honourable Governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, Paul Malong Awan, will announce the transfer of land to over 900 returnees, in a programme jointly supported by the United Nations Development Programme and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

  • 22 May 2012
    South Sudan to launch National Cooperatives Strategy

    The first National Conference on the Cooperatives Strategy is a two-day workshop that will take place on 23 – 24 May 2012 at the Regency Hotel. The national conference, which will be opened by the Honourable Betty Achan Ogwaro, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperative and Rural Development will launch the first South Sudan Cooperatives Strategy and mark the “UN International Year of Cooperatives.”

  • 21 May 2012
    National Launch of the first Africa Human Development Report

    This report focuses on food security because without it development will not be possible. Currently, 218 million people or 1 in 4 Africans are suffering from food insecurity, including 55 million children. In South Sudan, 4.7 million people are a risk of food insecurity. Food insecurity is a serious problem that not only devastates families and communities but leaves a legacy with future generations, which impairs livelihoods and undermines human development.

  • 17 Apr 2012
    Japan contributes US$5 million to strengthen community security and rule of law in South Sudan

    The Government of Japan has released US$5 million to support key UNDP projects that will strengthen community security and rule of law in South Sudan. The funding from the Japan Supplementary Budget will support two on-going projects, the Community Security and Arms Control (CSAC) project and the Support to Access to Justice and Rule of Law project.

  • 28 Mar 2012
    George Conway, UNDP Country Director a.i, launch of the Environmental Impact, Risks and Opportunities Assessment, Juba, South Sudan

    A strong environmental policy and legal framework will help to provide a solid foundation for sustainable economic development as well as prevent potential conflicts and violence over natural resources.

  • 26 Mar 2012
    South Sudan presents the first Environmental Impacts, Risks and Opportunities Assessment Report

    The Ministry of the Environment and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be presenting the Environmental Impacts, Risks and Opportunities Assessment (EIRO) Report on Wednesday 28 March 2012.

  • 26 Mar 2012
    South Sudan Human Rights Commission Launches Human Rights Education and Awareness Creation Programme

    This activity is one of several strategies put in place by the Human Rights Commission to raise awareness about human rights and legal protections in South Sudan. The Commission is working to build synergies with appropriate government institutions and agencies to foster a respect for human rights.

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