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, UNHCR, 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
A five-day long training in traffic and road safety management for traffic police officers from Jubek state, kicked off in Juba today. The training is being facilitated by the South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) in partnership with UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law project. The opening ceremony was attended by senior SSNPS Traffic Police officers, and officers from the UN Police Division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
In a country like South Sudan, facing conflict and an unprecedented economic crisis causing the price of goods to increase at an alarming rate, it is not easy to start a new business, neither to achieve profits nor sustain your life. However, the instability has not stopped Martha Abari Bartholomew from being an entrepreneur.
The report shows that in almost every country, several groups face disadvantages that often overlap and reinforce each other, increasing vulnerability.
Her Voice, Her Action! is a short documentary series of three episodes which show how with hard work and dedication women's empowerment can be achieved in South Sudan. These videos have been prepared on the occasion of the 61st Commission on the Status of Woman in New York (12 to 17 March, 2017).
The overarching goal of UNDP’s Integrated Crisis Response Programme is to support recovery and stabilization and lay down a strong foundation for national reconciliation and sustainable development. Participation and empowerment of women and girls is at the center of this work. On International Women's Day, find out what UNDP has done to empower women in South Sudan so far and what are we planning for this year.
Four Ugandan Civil Service Support Officers (CSSOs) are deployed to the National Audit Chamber in Juba, where they mentor and coach up to 100 South Sudanese counterparts, or “twins” on practical aspects of conducting effective public sector audits. During their time, the CSSOs have helped conduct audits on 65 entities and guided the completion of 19 released reports.
Aweil state is one of the first regions taking action to implement a new unified tax collection system. Members of the Parliament are working on the State Revenue Authority bill, which aims to establish non-oil revenue system to enhance transparent and efficient resource mobilization.
In support of optimizing and enhancing the government delivery mechanisms to better serve the citizens of Aweil, UNDP installed solar systems in the offices of the State Governor and State Ministry of Finance and Public Service.
Kilara Nasser Tanya is the Deputy Director for Field Management in Torit State Ministry of Agriculture. He works within the Directorate of Community and Rural Development and thanks to the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Regional Initiative for Capacity Enhancement in South Sudan, commonly referred to as the “IGAD Regional Initiative,” he receives support from Francis Kisia, a civil servant from Kenya. Kilara is now a member of a cooperative society which provide credit to him and to the rest of the farmers’ members, the most needed thing in the farming communities.
Fifty-one peace correspondents working for radio stations located in various states in South Sudan have been trained in Juba in conflict sensitive reporting, peace journalism and peacebuilding. The three-day training equipped the correspondents with skills and knowledge that enables them to report in a manner that promotes and builds peace.