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  • 09 Jan 2014
    South Sudan: peace and reconciliation leaders call for an end to the fighting

    The heads of South Sudan’s ethnically diverse peace and reconciliation institutions spoke jointly for the first time today, urging the country’s political leaders to immediately stop the fighting and put forward a peace plan.

  • 06 Jan 2014
    Amid fresh clashes in South Sudan, UN warns its supplies running low in Bor

    Three helicopters have been deployed to the South Sudanese capital of Juba today to help reinforce United Nations peacekeeping bases in the country.

  • 04 Jan 2014
    UN peacekeepers reinforcing presence in South Sudan amid continued fighting

    The security situation in South Sudan remains “fluid”, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country today said, confirming that it is sending reinforcements to areas affected by the current fighting between pro- and anti-Government troops, particularly Bor, Malakal, Bentiu and Juba.

  • 27 Dec 2013
    Civilians in strife-torn South Sudan fleeing to UN bases now number 63,000

  • 26 Dec 2013
    U.N. to scale up aid and peacekeeping in South Sudan

    Aid agencies are preparing to scale up their work in key locations across South Sudan, as continuing clashes kill hundreds and drive tens of thousands from their homes, while the UN urged all forces to lay down their arms.

  • 13 Dec 2013
    Traditional leaders trained to harmonize customary and statutory law systems

    Twenty traditional leaders from across South Sudan’s ten states were trained in customary and statutory law systems, providing them with basic training on principles of human rights and women’s rights. The three-day workshop focused on providing a better understanding of customary law and identifying inconsistencies for alignment with principles of statutory courts and the Bill of Rights of the Transitional Constitution of South Sudan.

  • 05 Dec 2013
    Ghanaian Engineer recommends voluntary service

    A 32 year old Civil Engineer from Ghana, Kweku shares how he came to be in South Sudan as a Volunteer Civil Engineer posted to Rumbek in Lakes State with UNDP’s Community Security and Arms Control (CSAC) project. Here, he narrates the experiences that have made his work in South Sudan worthwhile, and also describes his close encounter with a Hyena. So how did Kweku find himself in South Sudan?

  • 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.

  • 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.

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