South Sudan joins the rest of the world in commemorating International Day for Disaster ReductionOct 13, 2015The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today joined the rest of the world in commemorating International Day for Disaster Reduction, observed annually on October 13.
International Day for Disaster Reduction - Speech of UNDP Country DirectorOct 13, 2015On behalf of UNDP, I am delighted to join you in celebrating this year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction. It is a day when people come together to celebrate the ways in which people and communities are working to reduce disaster risks, including disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness. I am particularly pleased to see the enthusiastic participation of school children and youth in the celebrations.
UNDP supports the Ministry of Justice in producing the first case management reportOct 9, 2015Juba – 9 October 2015: Today, the Ministry of Justice published its 2014 case management report. This report symbolizes a breakthrough in the establishment of a case management system in the history of the criminal justice system in the Republic of South Sudan.
Twenty-nine Kenyan civil servants arrive to aid in institutional capacity developmentOct 8, 2015A three-day induction workshop for the first batch of 29 qualified Civil Service Support Officers (CSSOs) from Kenya opened 8 June 2015 in Juba in preparation for their deployment to various government institutions across South Sudan.
Civil society discuss the formation of a transitional justice working groupSep 29, 2015On 29 September 2015, just over a month after President Salva Kiir signed the peace agreement, over 30 representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs), including the South Sudan Council of Churches, convened in Juba Grand Hotel to discuss the formation of a civil society transitional justice working group.
After the MDGs, renewed commitment and financing required to spur Africa’s development Sep 28, 2015Having made encouraging progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), African countries have the opportunity to use the newly launched Sustainable Development Goals to tackle remaining challenges and achieve a development breakthrough, according to a report released here today.
Twenty-four judiciary staff trained in case management and computer skillsSep 4, 2015UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law Project, in partnership with the Judiciary of South Sudan and Good Hope Africa, organized a training for support staff of the Judiciary of South Sudan on case management and computer skills at Juba Bridge Hotel from 24 August-4 September 2015.
South Sudan and Kenya sign Memorandum of Understanding for deployment of Civil Service Support Officers to South Sudan Aug 31, 2015On 31 August 2015, the Republic of South Sudan signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kenya for the deployment of 55 Kenyan Civil Service Support Officers (CSSOs) to South Sudan. The CSSOs are deployed under Phase II of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development/Republic of South Sudan (IGAD/RSS) capacity building initiative.
UNDP PRESENTS RESULTS OF PERCEPTION SURVEY TO THE JUDICIARY OF SOUTH SUDANAug 27, 2015On 27 August 2015, the day after H.E. President Salva Kiir signed the peace agreement, the results of a survey on perceptions of truth, justice, reconciliation and healing in South Sudan were presented to the Judiciary of South Sudan.
Experience sharing workshop on an Infrastructure for Peace for South SudanAug 26, 201526 August 2015, Juba – UNDP hosted a two-day experience sharing workshop on an Infrastructure for Peace for South Sudan. The objective was two-fold. First, to invite guests from neighbouring countries and some further afield who have existing infrastructures for peace to share their experiences of the journey they took and the lessons learnt that could help South Sudan as it reflects on how best to establish a robust and well-coordinated infrastructure. Second, to provide an opportunity for all who are currently involved in peace building to discuss and agree on a suitable framework and roadmap for such a process.