UNDP and Kingdom of Netherlands Sign New Cooperation Agreement to Continue Support to Access to Justice and Rule of Law in South Sudan
UNDP and Kingdom of Netherlands Sign New Cooperation Agreement to Continue Support to Access to Justice and Rule of Law in South Sudan

The Kingdom of the Netherlands and UNDP signed a new agreement extending support to strengthening the rule of law and expanding access to justice for the people of South Sudan through 2020.

Civil Society Organizations Endorse “Guide on the National Dialogue Process in South Sudan” to Drive Grassroots Engagement
Civil Society Organizations Endorse “Guide on the National Dialogue Process in South Sudan” to Drive Grassroots Engagement

The launch also provided an opportunity for feedback and discussion between representatives of civil society organizations and members of the National Dialogue Steering Committee and Secretariat.

South Sudan’s Parliamentarians Explore Roles and Responsibilities Towards Achieving the Global Goals and Agenda 2030

South Sudan’s Parliamentarians in the Transitional National Assembly unanimously chose the sixteenth goal of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), “Peace, Justice and strong institutions”, as the top and most urgent priority in the country’s progress towards achieving Agenda 2030.

Youth Lead Dialogue About Prioritizing Peace in Yei River State
Youth Lead Dialogue About Prioritizing Peace in Yei River State

UNDP and the Information, Culture, Youth and Sports Committee of the Yei River State Assembly, in collaboration with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), recently organized a two-day youth peace dialogue aimed to unify youth from different ethnic groups living in Yei River State.

BLOG| UNDP’s Point of View: Unleashing Innovation to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
BLOG| UNDP’s Point of View: Unleashing Innovation to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Benjamin Moore currently serves in the Office of the Resident Coordinator, at UNDP South Sudan, as Special Assistant to the Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator. He was one of ten UNDP staff members invited from across the globe to the UNLEASH 2017 Innovation Lab event which was held in Denmark in August.

Three Community Aid Posts Established for the Joint Integrated Police with Japan’s Support
Three Community Aid Posts Established for the Joint Integrated Police with Japan’s Support

Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan H.E. Kiya Masahiko and Inspector General of Police Said Chawul Lom Aywal visited one of three community aid posts supported by the Government of Japan, marking the start of the operation of the Joint Integrated Police in Juba.

 Technical Committee for the Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing Completes Training in Conducting Inclusive Consultations
Technical Committee for the Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing Completes Training in Conducting Inclusive Consultations

The training aimed for the committee members to develop a common understanding of a human rights-based and victim-centred approach to consultation methodologies for transitional justice in South Sudan.

“Made in South Sudan” Honey Highlights Economic Potential and Challenges for Local Enterprises

“The ‘Made in South Sudan’ exhibition was a welcome, much-needed event for us. We were so happy for this opportunity for South Sudanese entrepreneurs to showcase their products,” said Matata Safi Khamis, Country Representative for Honey Care Africa in South Sudan.

Local Authorities and Host Communities Inaugurate New “Market for Peace” in Jondoru, Rejaf County

UNDP Country Director, Dr. Kamil Kamaluddeen, accompanied by the Chairperson of South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission Hon Chuol Rambang and the Deputy Commissioner of Rajaf West County, Hon Gasim Oresto, officially launched the new Jondoru Peace Market in Rejaf County.

Delegation Represents South Sudan at #YouthConnekt Africa to Advocate for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

A delegation representing South Sudan travelled to Kigali, Rwanda in July to represent their countrymen and share their unique experiences in technology, entrepreneurship, skills development and public service at the inaugural #YouthConnekt Africa Summit.

Civil Service Support Officers Making Difference in Gbudue State

Nearly two years ago, UNDP began deploying a number of highly professionalized civil service support specialists to Yambio, the capital city of the former Western Equatoria State - now renamed Gbudue State - to provide credible support to state government institutions as well as to community-based organizations.

RSS/IGAD Project Board Members Meet to Discuss Achievements
RSS/IGAD Project Board Members Meet to Discuss Achievements

The Board of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Regional Initiative for capacity enhancement in South Sudan lauded the positive impact of the transfer of skills and knowledge to South Sudanese civil servants during the recent Project Executive Board meeting on July 12, 2017 in Juba.

UNDP Hosts Summit on Practical Actions to Address Climate Change and Food Insecurity in South Sudan
Regional, National, and Sub-national Stakeholders Discuss Practical Actions to Address Climate Change, Food Insecurity and Resilient Livelihoods in South Sudan

The conference was organized by UNDP and the Ministry of Environment. It serves as a vehicle for key policy formation related to the joint recovery and stabilization programme launched by UNDP, FAO, WFP, and UNICEF.

South Sudan Celebrates First Graduation of 1,147 Joint Integrated Police
South Sudan Celebrates First Graduation of 1,147 Joint Integrated Police

President of the Republic of South Sudan H.E. Salva Kiir presided over the graduation ceremony, which was attended by the First Vice President H.E. Taban Deng Gai, Hon. Chief Justice Chan Reec Madut, Minister of Interior Hon. Michael Chiengjiek Gai, Special Representative of the Secretary General David Shearer, United Nations Development Programme Country Director Kamil Kamaluddeen, senior members of the diplomatic community, and senior security leadership of South Sudan.

UNDP Supports Government’s Public Sensitization Efforts on the Establishment of a Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing
UNDP Supports Government’s Public Sensitization Efforts on the Establishment of a Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing

The Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) mandates the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs to conduct national consultations in collaboration with other stakeholders and civil society, to inform the design of the legislation of the Commission for Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing.

First-ever “Made in South Sudan’’ Exhibition Held to Showcase Local Products and Industry
First-ever “Made in South Sudan’’ Exhibition Held to Showcase Local Products and Industry

A five-day trade exhibition showcasing locally-made products and businesses, dubbed “Made in South Sudan”, was held June 6-10, 2017 under the theme “Together Promoting South Sudan Business and Industrial Development.”

Vocational Training Centre at Juba Central Prison Celebrates Graduation of 143 New Trainees
Vocational Training Centre at Juba Central Prison Celebrates Graduation of 143 New Trainees

NPSSS also inaugurated new facilities located at the Vocational Training Centre to expand instruction into four new trades: information and communication technology (ICT), food processing, bakery, and plumbing.

Community Members Talk about Peace in Duk Padiet
Community Members Talk About Peace in Duk Padiet

Chiefs of Duk Padiet, Ayod South and Ayod Central called a community peace dialogue to address ongoing conflict between Dinka Hol and Gawier Nuer in Duk Padiet, Jonglei state. More than 80 community members, including chiefs, youth and women representatives, religious leaders and traders came together to discuss freedom of movement, cattle theft and road ambushes between the communities.

Japan and UNDP Witness Inauguration of South Sudan’s First-ever State Revenue Authority in Aweil
Japan and UNDP Witness Inauguration of South Sudan’s First-ever State Revenue Authority in Aweil

Aweil State Governor a.i., Hon.James Wieu Mayuol, along with the Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan, H.E. Kiya Masahiko, and UNDP Senior Advisor on Human Development and Inclusive Growth, Biplove Chaudhary, officially inaugurated Aweil State Revenue Authority as the first-ever state revenue authority to be founded in South Sudan.

Improving Law Enforcement Coordination and Response to SGBV and Child Protection Cases
Improving Law Enforcement Coordination and Response to SGBV and Child Protection Cases

Police and prosecutors came together to explore their complementary roles in law enforcement response to special protection cases.

Agriculture against Famine in Yambio
Agriculture Against Famine in Yambio

Food insecurity in South Sudan is affecting an estimated 5 million people, who urgently need livelihoods assistance. The IGAD Initiative civil service support officers deployed in Yambio and their South Sudanese counterparts (twins) have a plan to end famine in South Sudan.

BLOG| UNDP’s Point of View: Programme Analyst at the Human Development and Inclusive Growth Unit, David Deng Maker
BLOG| UNDP’s Point of View: Programme Analyst at the Human Development and Inclusive Growth Unit, David Deng Maker

David Deng Maker is a Programme Analyst with UNDP’s Human Development and Inclusive Growth Unit. He has an integral role in the implementation of our pilot Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development project, launched last June. The project has so far trained 110 men and women in entrepreneurship skills and business development advisory services.

Awerial County South Team Wins “Wrestling for Peace” Competition in Mingkaman’s New Community Stadium
Awerial County South Team Wins “Wrestling for Peace” Competition in Mingkaman’s New Community Stadium

Awerial County South and Awerial County North wrestling teams participated in a tournament organized by Solidarity Ministries Africa for Reconciliation & Development (SMARD) with the support of UNDP’s Peace and Community Cohesion project (PaCC) in the new community stadium constructed in Mingkaman

Responding to Famine
Responding to Famine

Some 100,000 people are already facing famine in South Sudan, while 1 million more are on the brink. UNDP South Sudan, with UNICEF, FAO, and WFP, has championed and proactively engaged in an integrated recovery and resilience-building programme, strengthening social services for the most vulnerable, building peace, strengthening governance, and reinvigorating the local economy