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  • 29 Nov 2013
    Statement by Mr. Toby Lanzer, UN D-SRSG, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative at the closing ceremony of the Third Governors' Forum

    n the behalf of the UN, and in particular UNDP, in South Sudan, we would like to reaffirm our commitment to the government and to the people of this country. We have made a promise to stand with you during good times and bad.

  • 26 Nov 2013
    Statement by Toby Lanzer, UN Deputy Special Representative & Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative

    Mr. 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.

  • 25 Nov 2013
    South Sudan to launch its first national MDGs status report as country moves towards sustainable future beyond 2015 target date

    25 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.

  • 21 Nov 2013
    Governors’ Forum convenes in Juba to discuss service delivery for Local development

    21 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

  • 13 Nov 2013
    Government launches campaign for a gun-free culture

    The 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.

  • 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.

  • 01 Nov 2013
    As 91 CSSOs leave South Sudan, Norway and UNDP sign new capacity enhancement agreement

    A two-day Exit Workshop for the second group of 91 Civil Service Support Officers (CSSOs) under the RSS/IGAD Initiative for Capacity Enhancement concluded sessions today at the Juba Bridge Hotel with the signing of a new extension agreement for a further two years between Norway and UNDP. The Exit workshop, which began on 30 November, had been organized to bid farewell to the group, as well as to look back at what has been accomplished, and share experiences based on the key objectives of the program.

  • 31 Oct 2013
    Rapid Prisons Assessment Report reveals dire prison conditions

    The National Prisons Service of South Sudan (NPSSS) launched the Rapid Prisons Assessment Report 2012 on Tuesday, 29 October 2013. The report and the accompanying photo book highlight the existing conditions of the prisons infrastructure and rehabilitation facilities and the urgent need for support to the Prisons Service.

  • 29 Aug 2013
    New Community Security projects handed over to Unity State

    The government of Unity State has officially taken charge of three police posts, 19 hand-pump boreholes and the seven kilometre long Guit Canal which will transport much needed water to the Naam River, saving cattle keepers in Guit County from a routine seven mile trek and holding the promise of calm in the area known for competition over access to water and pasture.

  • 17 Jul 2013
    Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis holds a press conference in Juba Friday 20 July 2013

    17 July 2013 – Juba: A delegation from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis will host a press conference with the Ministry of Health and key partners Friday 19 July 2013 from 15:30 – 16:30 at the Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery.

  • 09 Jul 2013
    South Sudan is running a marathon, not a sprint | Toby Lanzer

    Two years ago today, South Sudanese around the world celebrated their country’s independence after decades of war and struggle. Today, the hope remains but reality has set in.

  • 20 Jun 2013
    2013 Human Development Report launched in Juba

    UNDP South Sudan hosted today the national launch of the Human Development Report 2013, The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World at the UNDP Conference hall. Honourable Mary Jervase Yak, the Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, and Toby Lanzer, the DSRSG/RC/HC/UNDP RR officiated the function.

  • 18 Jun 2013
    UNDP helps improve community security in Lakes state

    “In the whole of South Sudan, security has become a dominant issue. Without security, there will be no development – so we want this programme to continue.”

  • 17 Jun 2013
    South Sudan Recovery Fund hands over new road to Warrap State

    The South Sudan Recovery Fund (SSRF) handed over the new 85km Warrap-Akop-Pakur-Mashraar road to the Government of Warrap State on Monday 17 June in a ceremony held in Warrap town, Tonj North County.

  • 14 Jun 2013
    National Launch of the Human Development Report 2013

    UNDP South Sudan is hosting the national launch of the Human Development Report 2013 The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse Worldon Thursday 20 June 2013 from 14:00 – 16:00 at the UNDP Conference hall.

  • 12 Jun 2013
    Warrap State Government to open new road

    On 17 June 2013, the Government of Warrap State with UNDP will open the new 85km, road which will link Warrap, Akop, Pakur and Mashraar communities. The road, started in December 2011, was identified by the Warrap State Government as a project that will contribute significant steps towards security and development for the communities.

  • 07 Jun 2013
    Major Infrastructure Handover to Lakes State

    UNDP’s Community Security and Arms Control (CSAC) project is organizing a major handover of conflict-sensitive infrastructure, including one police station, seven police posts, 12 boreholes, a prison courtyard, and solar power/radio communication equipment to the Government of Lakes State at 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 18 June 2013, at Abien-Ajok Police Post, Rumbek.

  • 18 May 2013
    Balázs Horváth, UNDP Country Director at South Sudan National Social Protection Policy Validation Workshop

    The nascent nation of South Sudan faces formidable challenges. This workshop aims at addressing one of these: building an effective, efficient and integrated Social Protection System.

  • 16 May 2013
    Balázs Horváth, UNDP Country Director at RSS/IGAD Regional Initiative for Capacity Building Exit Workshop

    Today, we recognize the tremendous progress and efforts made in the past two years by the first group of 46 Civil Service Support Officers deployed in South Sudan. You worked in over a dozen institutions including seven hospitals across the country; a fifth of you were deployed with the Ministry of Labour, Public Services & HR Development at the national level.

  • 15 May 2013
    Expansion of Basic Services in Jonglei

    Honourable Kuol Manyang Juuk, Governor of Jonglei State officiated the handover to the Government of the Bor High Court, a new laboratory at the Bor state hospital, and 30 tractors with associated equipment and spare parts to help expand food production under the ‘Jonglei Peacebuilding through Food Security programme’ on Wednesday 8 May 2013 with support from UNDP.

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