Dispatches from the IGAD Regional Initiative: Setting up a Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Juba, South Sudan
Sep 28, 2016
Ms. Teresia Chepkosgei Kenduiywo and Ms. Alice Alego Matole, Kenyan veterinary laboratory technologists with two decades of technical experience, arrived at Juba’s Central Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory on October 2015, ready to mentor their South Sudanese peers on accurate animal disease diagnosis and effective laboratory management.
STATEMENT DELIVERED BY EUGENE OWUSU, DEPUTY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL, UN RESIDENT AND HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR, AND UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE AT THE HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE ON THE NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON UNSCR 1325 ON WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY.
Sep 27, 2016
It recognizes that the rights of women and their safety, engagement and empowerment are crucial to peace building and recovery; it reaffirms the critical role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, and its stresses the importance of giving women an equal voice and participation in the promotion of peace and security.
Learning How to Advocate for Peace through Broadcasting on Community Radio Stations
Sep 22, 2016
“I hope with this training I will get more knowledge and experience so I can contribute to the work that my local radio station is doing for peace,” expressed one of the participants of the Radio for Peace training organized by UNESCO and UNDP, in partnership with Radio for Peace Network (RaPNet), which kicked off yesterday in Juba.
South Sudan celebrates International Peace Day: Together We Can Heal the Nation
Sep 22, 2016
“Can we continue to work together to achieve peace?” The Deputy Chairperson of South Sudan’s Peace and Reconciliation Commission Hon. Peter Gwang Akiec posed this question during the celebration of the International Day of Peace in South Sudan which took place in Juba at Nyakuron Cultural Centre on 21 September 2016.
The RSS/IGAD Regional Executive Board Reaffirms Commitment to South Sudan’s Stabilization, Sustainability, and Progress
Sep 21, 2016
The latest RSS/IGAD Regional Initiative Executive Board Meeting took place yesterday, September 20, 2016 in Juba, at the Ministry of Labour, Public Service, and Human Resource Development of South Sudan, where they discussed the progress, achievements, and next steps of the IGAD Regional Initiative.
Peace Actors in South Sudan Launch Activities to Commemorate International Day of Peace
Sep 14, 2016
Peace actors from a wide-ranging coalition of civil society, international, and government organizations will host seven days of peace activities in commemoration of International Day of Peace. The activities begin today and will culminate in a march to the marquee ceremony in Juba on 21 September. This year the International Day of Peace will be celebrated in South Sudan by the national theme “Together We Can Heal The Nation”, as a call for every citizen to imagine, commit, and actively contribute to the vision of sustainable peace for South Sudan.
Dispatches from the IGAD Regional Initiative: Training Midwives for Safe Pregnancies in Terekeka, South Sudan
Sep 6, 2016
Mr. Silvanus Odukis, a qualified Kenyan nurse-midwife, with over 30 years of experience in maternal care, knows the inherent challenges of giving birth in South Sudan, one of the world’s deadliest countries to give birth.
UNDP and Ministry of Finance Discuss Recovery and Stabilization
Sep 6, 2016
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning met with UNDP today to discuss key priorities to achieve progress on national stability and sustainability. UNDP Acting Country Director Jean-Luc Stalon and Minister of Finance Hon. Stephen Dhieu Dau mutually agreed on the need to remain focused on economic stabilization and sustainable development initiatives.
BLOG| The Youth Innovation Challenge: Because South Sudan is Full of Young Heroes
Sep 1, 2016
Last week, UNDP South Sudan office was full of young South Sudanese ready to work to make the difference in their country. They came to participate in the introduction workshop of the Youth Innovation Challenge for Peace, held on Thursday 25 August. The aim was to inform interested participants about the process, rules and characteristics of innovative ideas.
Religious Leaders Gather to Discuss Human Development in South Sudan
Sep 1, 2016
The Bureau of Religious Affairs and UNDP hosted a workshop for religious leaders to delve deep into the themes of the first-ever National Human Development Report (NHDR) for South Sudan. People, peace, and prosperity was on the day’s agenda as Muslim and Christian leaders presented Biblical and Islamic perspectives on the themes of the National Human Development Report and the pathway forward for sustainable development in South Sudan.