South Sudan to launch its first national MDGs status report as country moves towards sustainable future beyond 2015 target date

25 Nov 2013

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.

WHO: H.E. Vice President James Wani Igga, and Honourable Issaiah Chol Aruai, National Bureau of Statistics Chairperson, joined by top government executives, development partners, and senior UNDP officials.

WHEN: 26 November 2013, concurrently with the third Governors’ Forum

WHERE: Freedom Hall, Juba

Time: 1400 p.m.

WHAT: Official launch of The South Sudan Millennium Development Goals Status Report.

WHY: The MDGs has been globally acclaimed as the most effective anti-poverty initiative, and the success and challenges of the MDGs in South Sudan, so far, are a strong motivation for further progress to be achieved by 2015 and beyond. The MDGs status report is aimed at outlining the progress South Sudan has made to-date towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and at creating a basis for determining the necessary interventions or policies to achieve the MDGs. The report outlines the current status and trends in providing basic services, as well as improvements in human development outcomes and poverty reduction in South Sudan.

Interview/Photo opportunities:

  • H.E. James Wani Igga, Vice President
  • Honourable Isaiah Chol Aruai, Chairperson, NBS
  • Toby Lanzer Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative
  • Mr. Balázs Horváth, Country Director, UNDP

For further information, please contact:

Murtaza Shibli, Head of Communications, a.i, UNDP South Sudan; murtaza.shibli@undp.org; Cell: (+211) 956 213 014

Tabani Joseph, Communications Analyst, UNDP South Sudan; Joseph.tabani@undp.org; Cell: (+211) 955 314 795