Civil society Transitional Justice Working Group discusses the development of a strategic planFeb 2, 2016On 1 February 2016, the recently formed Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG) met to agree on the outlines of a strategic plan. The strategic plan is to guide the working group, composed of civil society organizations (CSOs), to advance transitional justice processes in South Sudan.
UNDP provides vocational training opportunities at Juba Central Prison to reduce re-offending and increase livelihoodsDec 23, 2015While the National Prison Service of South Sudan is faced with a number of challenges including the improvement of rehabilitation facilities, the Prison Service has been working closely with UNDP to build a professional Prisons Service. Following a vocational needs assessment, UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law Project, with generous funds from the Government of the Netherlands, is providing support to the National Prison Service of South Sudan to construct vocational training workshops at Juba Central Prison as a pilot.
Car handover ceremony—UNDP CD speech 15th December 2015, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster ManagementDec 15, 2015As you are all aware, UNDP, in partnership with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, is implementing the Food Security, Emergency Floods Response and Recovery project funded through generous funding from the Government of Japan. This contribution enables UNDP to strengthen national, local institutions and community capacity to respond to floods and food insecurity, with particular reference to IDPs and host communities.
Japan Embassy and UNDP handover a vehicle to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster ManagementDec 15, 2015A handover ceremony was held on December 15, 2015 at the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, where H.E. Shigeru Hamano, Deputy Chief of Mission in the Japanese Embassy, and Mr Balázs Horváth, UNDP Country Director officially turned over keys for 4X4 Toyota Landcruiser to Hon. Clement Dominic Taban, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management.
UNDP launches the 2015 Human Development Report - Work for Human DevelopmentDec 14, 2015This new global Human Development Report is an urgent call to tackle one of the world’s great development challenges - providing enough decent work and livelihoods for all. Work provides the means to tackle poverty, empower minorities by being inclusive, and protect our environment if jobs are green in a green economy. The world of work is changing more rapidly than ever before.
UNDP strengthens democratic engagement and participation of communities in Internally Displaced Persons campsDec 13, 2015The series of community dialogues which take place in two Protection of Civilian (PoC) and two IDP camps in Juba, are managed by the Integrated Development Organisation (IDO), with technical support from UNDP, and with generous funds via small grants from the Government of Sweden. Since October 2015, the community dialogues are held with selected community leaders based on their different ethnic groups, age and gender.
UNDP supports South Sudanese Peace FestivalDec 6, 2015UNDP attended the South Sudanese Peace Festival. The event under the theme: “Come Together” was organised by Initiative for Peace Communication Association (IPCA) with support from UNDP.
On Eye Radio: UNDP discusses the importance of a peace-building strategy for South SudanDec 4, 2015UNDP South Sudan Country Director, Balázs Horváth, joined EYE Radio’s popular talk show as a panel member to discuss building a national peace-building strategy for the country.
Debate on “women’s security and gender-responsive recovery”Nov 18, 2015The UNDP South Sudan Gender Focal Team hosted the first office-wide debate on “women’s security and gender-responsive recovery” on 18 November 2015.
Three day conference on truth, justice, reconciliation and healing in South SudanNov 12, 2015The South Sudan Law Society, supported by UNDP, held a three-day international conference entitled “New Beginnings: The role of truth, justice, reconciliation and healing in promoting sustainable peace in South Sudan.”