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02 Apr 2013
Planning and financial management is a critical core governance function that provides a system to prioritize development needs, allocate resources efficiently and strategize for the future. To strengthen the planning and financial management systems it is necessary to assess fiduciary and other risks associated with the use of public funds so they may be mitigated.
02 Apr 2013
Since 2006, UNDP South Sudan has been working with local governments to strengthen the institutional and human resource capacities in order to enable them to deliver services to their communities.
02 Apr 2013
“In order to ensure better service delivery, it is crucial to sensitize our people on their rights, responsibilities and limitations in regards to land administration, as well as clarify and interpret the clauses in the Land Act” stated the Honourable Kuot Mawien Kuot, State Minister of Physical Infrastructure for Warrap State.
02 Apr 2013
During her last pregnancy, Alice became ill and visited her local hospital for testing where she found out that she had both HIV and tuberculosis (TB). Her husband had recently died and left her to care for their four young children on her own. While her father took care of the children, Alice received three months of treatment at her local hospital. Today, she is healthier, stronger and energetic.
02 Apr 2013
Building and sustaining peace goes beyond simply negotiating a ceasefire between communities in conflict. Creating an enabling environment for lasting peace and security requires input from local communities, a contextual understanding of the political economy and long-term planning.
25 Mar 2013
The Governor of Jonglei state, Honourable General Kuol Manyang Juuk launched a ‘Community Security Caravan’ on Thursday, 22 March, which will use a multi-faceted community sensitisation approach that incorporates educational messaging and innovative drama to inform civilians about the dangers of acquiring and using small arms.
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.
06 Mar 2013
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) with support from the United Nations Development Programme will host a consultative meeting to validate the South Sudan Development Initiative (SSDI) on Thursday 7 March at New Sudan Hotel.
25 Feb 2013
Funded by the European Union, the data garnered from this initiative is providing Government, development partners and humanitarian organizations with a sound evidence base on socioeconomic and conflict indicators across South Sudan.
22 Feb 2013
As a nation with nascent institutions, South Sudan is focusing on building the core functions of Government, including building a professional police service to foster the rule of law throughout the country.
20 Feb 2013
"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
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
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
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
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.