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  • 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.

  • 07 Feb 2013
    Speech by UNDP Country Director, Balázs Horváth, South Sudan Integrated Fiduciary Assessment Dissemination Workshop, 7 February 2013 - Juba, South Sudan

    First I would like to thank my colleagues from the World Bank for inviting me to participate in this discussion on the findings from the South Sudan Integrated Fiduciary Assessment. This assessment was conducted jointly with the African Development Bank, the World Bank and UNDP in June and July of 2011. The objectives of the assessment were, one, to develop a shared understanding of the current state of the Planning and Financial management and procurement systems in the country. And two, to identify the strengths and weaknesses so fiduciary risks associated with the use of public funds can be assessed, mitigated, and managed.

  • 31 Jan 2013
    EU programme managers learn about South Sudan’s digital atlas, its needs and uses

    The Crisis and Recovery Mapping and Analysis (CRMA) project organized a launch of the South Sudan Informational Management Working Group (IMWG) digital atlas on Thursday, 31 January 2013, at the European Union (EU). The event included a brief presentation and training on how to use the digital atlas and generate information.

  • 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.

  • 03 Dec 2012
    South Sudan Governors’ Forum Agrees on Key Recommendations to Achieve Food Security

    The Second Governors’ Forum, which ran from 26 November 2012 – 30 November 2012, brought together representatives from the ten state Governors’ offices, members of the Legislature, key ministers and development partners.

  • 30 Nov 2012
    Balázs Horváth, UNDP Country Director, Basic Computer Training completion ceremony, Juba, South Sudan

    On behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, I am honoured to be here to commemorate the completion of this training. UNDP is pleased to support the provision of 20 laptop computers, the training of Members and staff of the Council of States on Basic Computer Skills.

  • 26 Nov 2012
    Statement by Toby Lanzer, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative - South Sudan 2nd Governor’s Forum

    I am pleased to be here with you today and address such an auspicious assembly of South Sudan’s leaders. I have been in your country for just over 100 days, during which it has been possible for me to visit all ten states. I will continue to travel to different parts of the country so that I can listen to the people of South Sudan and of course to everyone gathered in this room today. My role, as well as that of the entire United Nations community under the leadership of Hilde Johnson, is to support you in meeting your needs and aspirations for a prosperous and just state.

  • 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.

  • 16 Nov 2012
    How Conflict Risk Mapping Analysis advances peace and development in South Sudan

    CRMA data enables UNDP, Government counterparts and development partners to base planning on evidence as well as make informed decisions when allocating scarce resources.

  • 13 Nov 2012
    H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President received the credentials of Mr. Toby Lanzer, DSRSG/UNDP Resident Representative

    The President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit received the credentials of Mr. Toby Lanzer, Deputy Special Representative to the Secretary General/UN Resident Coordinator/UN Humanitarian Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative today at the Office of the President.

  • 05 Nov 2012
    County Headquarters handed over to the Eastern Equatoria Government

    The South Sudan Recovery Fund (SSRF) handed over the newly constructed County Headquarters to the Government of Eastern Equatoria on Tuesday 30 October in Kapoeta South, Eastern Equatoria State. The Governments of the Netherlands, Norway and United Kingdom are the three donors to the SSRF.

  • 10 Oct 2012
    South Sudan launches Crime Statistics Reports

    10 October 2012 – Juba: The South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) released two Quarterly Crimes Statistics reports detailing crime rates, trends, and analysis for the last two quarters on Tuesday 9 October 2012 at Juba Grand Hotel.

  • 09 Oct 2012
    UNDP Country Director Statement at the Official Launch of the Crime Statistics Report

    On behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr. Toby Lanzer and UNDP, I am honoured to be here at the launch of this important knowledge product, detailing crime trends and statistics in the Republic of South Sudan. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Government, and in particular the South Sudan National Police Service and the Ministry of Interior, for their tremendous efforts leading up to the publication of these reports. These efforts demonstrate that, even with the challenges the new Republic has experienced in the first year of its Independence, there is a progress, commitment and determination to community security, rule of law and peace.

  • 08 Oct 2012
    South Sudan to launch Crime Statistics Reports

    05 October 2012 – Juba: The South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) will release two Quarterly Crimes Statistics reports detailing crime rates, trends, and analysis for the last two quarters on Tuesday 9 October 2012 9:00am at Juba Grand Hotel. UNDP and UNPOL, with funding support from the Government of Japan, have provided technical support to the SSNPS at both the national and state level in the collection and analysis of crime statistics.

  • 07 Sep 2012
    National Customary Law Centre opens in Rumbek

    The Ministry of Justice with support from UNDP and funding through the Government of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) has established a National Customary Law Centre (CLC) in Rumbek, Lakes State. The CLC was formally handed over on Thursday 30 August.

  • 05 Sep 2012
    Livestock Patrol Unit re-established in Jonglei State

    The South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and with funding from the United States Department of State pledged their support to reconstitute the Livestock Patrol Unit (LPU) for Jonglei state. In addition two vehicles and USD 137,000 worth of equipment for the new LPU were handed over.

  • 04 Sep 2012
    Balázs Horváth, UNDP Country Director, Livestock Patrol Unit Handover, Buluk Police Hospital, Juba, South Sudan

    UNDP is proud to have worked alongside the new Government of South Sudan in building the capacity of the South Sudan National Police Service, in order to strengthen the rule of law and help lay the foundations for peaceful and secure communities.

  • 28 Aug 2012
    National Customary Law Centre to open in Rumbek

    The CLC is the first institution of its kind in Africa and is expected to facilitate coordination between government and other stakeholders of the customary justice system. The CLC will also provide advice and training for all branches of Government on matters of customary law and serve as the repository for all relevant customary law research and reference materials.

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