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  • 30 Nov 2013
    Third Governs’ Forum adopts key recommendations on service delivery for local development in South Sudan

    Held under the theme ‘Transparent and Accountable Service Delivery for Local Development’, the ten state governors or their representatives, national ministers and heads of commissions re-affirmed their commitment to state building and set out a concrete action plan for achieving transparency and accountability in service delivery.

  • 01 Nov 2013
    Japan supports constitutional review process in South Sudan

    The 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.

  • 11 Mar 2013
    Japan contributes US$ 1 million for UNDP to support access to justice and rule of law for conflict-affected communities and returnees

    The Government of Japan has approved US$ 1 million to support UNDP in increasing access to justice and rule of law for conflicted affected communities and returnees in South Sudan.

  • 20 Feb 2013
    Building a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework in Eastern Equatoria

    "If we are planning to sail to Australia from South Sudan, we need to plan our trip based on the resources available and report back home every time we reach milestones of the trip..." - Honourable State Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Sam Felix Makuja.

  • 24 Dec 2012
    Anti-Corruption Investigators complete training in advanced investigation techniques to fight corruption

    20 Anti-Corruption Investigators from the South Sudan Anti Corruption Commission (SSACC) completed a week-long training workshop on advanced techniques in corruption investigation to achieve better results in combating corruption.

  • 18 Dec 2012
    Judy Cheng-Hopkins, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support commends IGAD initiative

    Ms. Judy Cheng-Hopkins expressed her admiration for the initiative, which differs from traditional development modalities and seeks to foster South-South cooperation. Describing the relationship between South Sudan and its East African neighbours as unique, she praised this approach as an important step to regional peace and stability and pledged to be a Goodwill Ambassador for the initiative.

  • 15 Dec 2012
    Special training on gender and crime statistics for South Sudan National Police Service concludes

    The week-long training programme upgraded the knowledge of the officers on gender-based violence and equipped them with practical tools to respond to such crimes in a more gender sensitive manner.

  • 23 Nov 2012
    Governors’ Forum draws government officials together to discuss food security and pressing issues

    The Second Governor’s Forum will be 26-29 November 2012 at the Freedom Hall, Juba and will bring together the ten state governors, members of the Legislature, key ministers and development partners. Held nine times since 2006, this year marks the second time that key stakeholders will be meeting as an independent nation under the interim constitution.

  • 27 Jun 2012
    Decentralization Roundtable Meeting to be held

    The Roundtable Meeting on Decentralization will be held 28 and 29 June at the South Sudan Hotel. Organized by the Office of the President - Directorate of Inter-Governmental Linkages, Council of States, Local Government Board and with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), this two-day meeting will examine the current policy and regulatory frameworks and the institutional arrangement and mandates for the implementation of decentralization, and consider progress towards decentralization.

  • 16 Dec 2011
    Financial management training for local government officers concludes

    JUBA: Seventy-Nine Local Government Officers from the ten states of the Republic of South Sudan completed a comprehensive Financial Management Training for Local Government Officers that concluded in Juba today.

  • 06 Dec 2011
    International Volunteers Day celebrated in South Sudan

    International Volunteer Day (IVD) was marked in Juba and across South Sudan, renewing hope for sustainable peace and prosperity in the new nation. This year was the tenth anniversary of IVD and first to be celebrated in the newly independent nation of South Sudan.

  • 23 Nov 2011
    South Sudan Governors' Forum debates key challenges for the newly Independent Republic

    The South Sudan Governors' Forum convened this past week, bringing together the ten state governors, members of the Legislature, key ministers and development partners. Held nine times since 2006, this year marked the first time that key stakeholders met as an independent nation under the interim constitution.

  • 17 Nov 2011
    Ministers & governors discuss the new South Sudan Development Plan

    During the Governor’s Forum held at the South Sudan Legislative Assembly 14th – 17th November, the ten state Governors, together with their State Ministers of Finance, Speakers of the State Legislature, members of the National Legislature, and key national Ministers under the leadership of the Vice President H.E. Dr. Riek Machar Teny, discussed the next steps for the South Sudan Development Plan (SSDP). The Governors’ Forum is organized by the Office of the President with support from UNDP.

  • 15 Jul 2011
    South Sudan officially joins the United Nations

    The striped flag of the Republic of South Sudan was raised outside the United Nations Secretariat building in New York on 14 July, shortly after the General Assembly admitted the new country as the 193rd UN member.

  • 08 Jun 2011
    Civil servants get a helping hand

    A strong civil service is crucial to achieving efficient and transparent governance. It also plays a key role in effective service delivery, community security and economic development.

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