NPPR launches pro peace campaign “Re-Awakening a Common Call for Peace among South Sudanese”Jul 17, 2015The National Platform for Peace and Reconciliation (NPPR) launched a peace campaign on 17 July in Juba in an effort aimed at putting an end to the current armed conflict in South Sudan under the theme “Re-Awakening a Common Call for Peace among South Sudanese”.
Traditional leaders’ annual customary law forum calls for unity, peace, and reconciliationJul 16, 2015“We recommend an amendment to the Local Government Act 2009 and the Judiciary Act 2008 for the harmonization of customary and statutory law and alignment with the Constitution, and the regularization of the establishment of customary courts”, said a statement issued in Juba by traditional leaders and presented by Hon. Nekodemo Arouman, member of the Local Government Board, at the close of a two-day annual forum for traditional leaders held in Juba between 14 – 15 July.
Talking Points: Deputy Country Director, UNDP, Amanda Serumaga Annual Forum for Traditional Leaders Jul 14, 2015There is wealth knowledge about the history of customary laws and their application within the South Sudan context. At a time when South Sudan continues to search for a peace, the questions of justice, accountability and reconciliation remain central. It may, therefore, be fair to say that this forum comes at an opportune time.
Enhancing civil service capacity: South Sudan signs Memorandum of Understanding with Ethiopia, Kenya, and UgandaJun 23, 2015The Republic of South Sudan on 18 June signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda for the deployment of Civil Service Support Officers (CSSOs). The MoU will pave way for the second phase of a capacity building project between South Sudan and the three countries.
U.N. to scale up aid and peacekeeping in South SudanDec 26, 2013Aid agencies are preparing to scale up their work in key locations across South Sudan, as continuing clashes kill hundreds and drive tens of thousands from their homes, while the UN urged all forces to lay down their arms.
Statement by Toby Lanzer, UN Deputy Special Representative & Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident RepresentativeNov 26, 2013Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me to speak here this morning. It is a privilege to address you in Freedom Hall as I did one year ago. This is the tenth Governors’ Forum held since 2006; and the third held in independent South Sudan. This Forum is becoming a tradition that serves the country well. UNDP is proud to have supported the previous Governors’ Forums, and to work under the leadership of the Government to make it a success.
South Sudan to launch its first national MDGs status report as country moves towards sustainable future beyond 2015 target dateNov 25, 201325 November 2013 – Juba: From 26 – 29 November, ten state governors, members of the Legislature, key ministers and development partners will gather at the Freedom Hall in Juba for discussion and action on policies related to transparent and accountable service delivery for local development. The event will be organized by the office of the president with support from UNDP.
Governors’ Forum convenes in Juba to discuss service delivery for Local development Nov 21, 201321 November 2013 – Juba: The Office of the President, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will host a 4 day Governor’s Forum with the theme “Transparent and Accountable Service Delivery for Local Development”, from 26-29 November 2013 at the Freedom Hall, Juba
Government launches campaign for a gun-free culture Nov 13, 2013The Acting Head of the South Sudan Bureau for Community Security and Small Arms Control (CSSAC Bureau), Dr Riak Gok Majok, yesterday flagged off a ‘Community Security Caravan’ (the Caravan) which will use a multi-faceted public information and community sensitisation approach that incorporates behavioural change messages and innovative drama to sensitise civilians about the dangers of misusing small arms and light weapons.
Japan supports constitutional review process in South Sudan Nov 1, 2013The Government of Japan has approved US $300,000 (29,475,000 Japanese Yen) to UNDP to support the constitutional review process in the Republic of South Sudan. The funding, provided through the Japan-UNDP Partnership Fund, will support the activities of South Sudan’s National Constitutional Review Commission in holding public consultations, especially with women, supporting media strategies to galvanise public participation, as well as the printing and distribution of the Transitional Constitution 2011.