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.

Orientation workshop for the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan Stakeholders concluded in Juba
Orientation workshop for the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan Stakeholders concluded in Juba

A two-day orientation and advocacy workshop on the implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS) concluded sessions on Thursday at Juba Regency Hotel. The workshop drew participants from the civil society, women and youth groups, the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism, Strategic Defense and Security Review Committee, and the Commission for Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing Technical Committee.

Moving Forward on Recovery and Stabilization: UNDP and Development Partners Visit Project sites in Aweil
Moving Forward on Recovery and Stabilization: UNDP and Development Partners Visit Project Sites in Aweil

From 29 – 30 May 2017, UNDP Acting Country Director and Head of Programme, Mr. Jean Luc Stalon, along with FAO Head of Sub Office, Jackson Lita, WFP Head of Sub Office, Mac Yuang, and UNICEF Head of Partnerships and Resources Mobilization, Angela Griep, accompanied by a high-level delegation of development partners including the Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, H.E. Kiya Masahiko, the Head of German Development Cooperation in South Sudan, Bernhard Worm, the Head of Sweden Office in South Sudan, Henric Rasbrant, and the Head of Sweden Cooperation in South Sudan, Ola Nilsmo, travelled to Aweil to review progress of the joint UN Recovery and Stabilization programme.

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.

Vice President H.E. James Wani Igga Visits the National Public Health Laboratory
Vice President H.E. James Wani Igga Visits the National Public Health Laboratory

Government officials accompanied by doctors and laboratory specialists walked through the facilities, the National TB Reference Laboratory (NTRL), PCR Laboratory, and the National Blood Transfusion Center (NBTS), where the professionals explained to them how the new equipment, installed by UNDP through Global Fund, is helping them to work more efficiently to detect diseases on a shorter frame time and make an effective diagnostic, hence, making them able to save more lives.

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.

Jonglei State Prosecutors Trained on Investigation and Trial of SGBV Cases and Child Protection
Jonglei State Prosecutors Trained on Investigation and Trial of SGBV Cases and Child Protection

Six prosecutors in Jonglei State, including one female, have completed specialized training in investigation and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) cases and child protection issues organized by South Sudan National Police Service in collaboration with UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law project.

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

South Sudan Government embarks on revenue modernization and tax reform system
South Sudan Government Embarks on Revenue Modernization and Tax Reform System

A two-day seminar aimed at creating awareness and discussing the modernization and tax policy reform agenda of the Government at national and state levels has recently concluded sessions in Juba with a set of resolutions.

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

BLOG| UNDP’s Point of View: Rule of Law Officer Tarkuo Weah
BLOG| UNDP’s Point of View: Rule of Law Officer Tarkuo Weah

Tarkuo Weah is based in Aweil, South Sudan as Rule of Law Officer with UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law project. Recently he helped coordinate a training on the principles of law and human rights to local traditional leaders, jointly with the Ministry of Local Government and Law Enforcement.

UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator
UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator

The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.

Tribute to Helen Clark – leaves UNDP after eight years as Administrator
Tribute to Helen Clark – leaves UNDP after eight years as Administrator

Helen Clark today completes her time as head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) where she has spearheaded significant development and institutional reforms and been a highly visible communicator since assuming the position of UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group in 2009.

UNDP Headquarters Crisis Response Planning Team Visits Aweil as Part of Recovery Response Mission to Address Community Vulnerabilities
UNDP Headquarters Crisis Response Planning Team Visits Aweil as Part of Recovery Response Mission to Address Community Vulnerabilities

As part of the UN Secretary General’s call for action to respond to the famine crisis and heightened food insecurity in South Sudan, UNDP has activated its crisis response mechanism to provide boosted capacity and resources towards joined up humanitarian and recovery interventions that serve the needs of the most vulnerable.

Women from Rejaf Payam Learning How to Resolve Disputes in the Face of Community Food Scarcity
Women from Rejaf Payam Learning How to Resolve Disputes in the Face of Community Food Scarcity

UNDP, in partnership with South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission, conducted a three-day training to equip women with conflict mediation skills in preparation of a new market construction.

Rumbek University Students: “We have a great role to play in bringing peace” to South Sudan
Rumbek University Students: “We have a great role to play in bringing peace” to South Sudan

During recent community peace discussions held at the Rumbek University of Science and Technology, students were outspoken about their responsibility to participate and engage on the theme of the day’s discussion, “Strengthening the social fabrics among South Sudanese communities”.