Dr. Kamil Kamaluddeen was received by Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial for the formal presentation of credentials, as newly appointed Resident Representative (RR) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Republic of South Sudan.
Supported by the Government of Japan and UNDP, and organized by youth-led Grand Debaters organization, a peace marathon was held in Juba on 9 March.
UNDP Directors joined by Kingdom of the Netherlands Director-General for International Cooperation, and high-level delegations from the Embassy of Japan, the Netherlands and Sweden.
Progress in Yambio, Gbudue State, in building communities of peace, and supporting women and youth towards recovery and resilience, was observed by a joint-delegation of representatives from the Embassy of Sweden in South Sudan, SIDA, UN Women and UNDP last week.
The President of the Equatoria Circuit, Justice Simon Benjwinga recently toured the newly established Special Court for Gender-based Violence and Juvenile Cases in Juba accompanied by the visiting Director General for International Cooperation of the Netherlands, Reina Buijs and the Ambassador of the Netherlands to South Sudan H.E. Janet Alberda. Also present during the tour was the visiting UNDP’s Crisis Bureau Director Asako Okai.
UNDP completed a five-day training for youth peace champions in Bentiu to respond to the increase in cases of sexual violence among women and girls.
The new Emergency Call Center (ECC) in Wau is an extension of the ECC in Juba, and supported by Japan.

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12.58 million

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Poverty rate

$1067

Per capita income

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