Wrestling for Peace Competition Unites Yirol and Awerial Communities
Nov 25, 2016
Thousands of people from Yirol and Awerial communities gathered on Thursday for an unconventional peacebuilding activity: wrestling.
First Cohort of 226 Inmates and Prison Staff Graduate from the Vocational Training Centre in Juba Central Prison
Nov 24, 2016
The National Prisons Service of South Sudan (NPSSS) feted the graduation of the first batch of 226 inmates and prison staff trained in eight trades at the Vocational Training Centre in Juba Central Prison. In a ceremony held at the Vocational Training Centre on Tuesday, 134 (10 female) inmates were honored for successfully completing the four-month training, which included theory and extensive practical sessions. Ninety-two (22 female) prison staff also trained in the eight specialties to serve as instructors for subsequent classes.
South Sudan Institutions Reactivate the Justice, Law and Order Forum
Nov 17, 2016
The key government institutions empowered to protect, maintain and uphold the rule of law in South Sudan have reactivated the Justice, Law and Order Forum (JLOF) with a meeting including the Minister of Justice Hon. Paulino Unango Wanawilla, Minister of Gender Hon. Awut Deng Acuil, UNDP Country Director Kamil Kamaluddeen and Deputy Chief Justice Hon. John Gatwech Lul to highlight the importance of coordinating efforts to enforce the law in the country.
Jondoru Community of Rajaf Boma and UNDP Break Ground on New Market to Promote Peace
Nov 14, 2016
Members of the Jondoru community in Rajaf County gathered to celebrate the progress on the market, which aims to serve approximately nine thousand residents, as well as various additional communities in the county.
Op-Ed: Aweil State and UNDP Join Hands to Boost Recovery and Stabilization
Nov 4, 2016
Aweil State government, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan have joined hands to stimulate stabilization and kick-start recovery initiatives in the state.
Promoting Peace Through Technology and Innovation
Oct 28, 2016
A PeaceApp developed by 16 students from the University of Juba in the context of UNESCO’s YouthMobile Initiative has been launched at Regency Hotel in Juba, South Sudan.
Women Organizations, Universities, Private Sector, Civil Society and Media validate consultations on Sustainable Development Goals in South Sudan
Oct 27, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme and the South Sudanese Network for Democracy and Elections (SSUNDE) are organizing a series of validation workshops in Juba together with the aim of raising awareness and engaging on the global goals for sustainable development.
UNDP celebrates UN Day with the UN Family and the People of South Sudan
Oct 26, 2016
Under the theme “UN for the People of South Sudan”, UNDP joined the rest of the United Nations family to commemorate its 71st anniversary together with local communities, government counterparts, civil society organizations, and development partners.
UNDP Country Director hands over furniture to the Ministry of Federal Affairs
Oct 12, 2016
UNDP’s Democracy Governance and Stabilization Unit works to support the establishment of conditions for peace and development in South Sudan. Today the team has provided a set of furniture to the newly formed Ministry of Federal Affairs (MoFedA).
Minister of Interior and UNDP New Country Director Visit Prisons Vocational Training Centre in Juba Central Prison
Oct 7, 2016
The National Prisons Service of South Sudan, with support from UNDP, has established a well-equipped vocational training center at Juba Central Prison. In 2016, a first session of training was held from February to July. In the first session, 134 (10 female) inmates were trained in eight different vocational skills –carpentry, masonry, electrician, welding, vehicle mechanics, agriculture, hair dressing and tailoring – and are ready for graduation. A second batch of 143 (8 female) inmates has just started in the new round of training.