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  • 22 May 2012
    South Sudan to launch National Cooperatives Strategy

    The first National Conference on the Cooperatives Strategy is a two-day workshop that will take place on 23 – 24 May 2012 at the Regency Hotel. The national conference, which will be opened by the Honourable Betty Achan Ogwaro, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperative and Rural Development will launch the first South Sudan Cooperatives Strategy and mark the “UN International Year of Cooperatives.”

  • 21 May 2012
    National Launch of the first Africa Human Development Report

    This report focuses on food security because without it development will not be possible. Currently, 218 million people or 1 in 4 Africans are suffering from food insecurity, including 55 million children. In South Sudan, 4.7 million people are a risk of food insecurity. Food insecurity is a serious problem that not only devastates families and communities but leaves a legacy with future generations, which impairs livelihoods and undermines human development.

  • 17 Apr 2012
    Japan contributes US$5 million to strengthen community security and rule of law in South Sudan

    The Government of Japan has released US$5 million to support key UNDP projects that will strengthen community security and rule of law in South Sudan. The funding from the Japan Supplementary Budget will support two on-going projects, the Community Security and Arms Control (CSAC) project and the Support to Access to Justice and Rule of Law project.

  • 28 Mar 2012
    George Conway, UNDP Country Director a.i, launch of the Environmental Impact, Risks and Opportunities Assessment, Juba, South Sudan

    A strong environmental policy and legal framework will help to provide a solid foundation for sustainable economic development as well as prevent potential conflicts and violence over natural resources.

  • 26 Mar 2012
    South Sudan presents the first Environmental Impacts, Risks and Opportunities Assessment Report

    The Ministry of the Environment and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be presenting the Environmental Impacts, Risks and Opportunities Assessment (EIRO) Report on Wednesday 28 March 2012.

  • 26 Mar 2012
    South Sudan Human Rights Commission Launches Human Rights Education and Awareness Creation Programme

    This activity is one of several strategies put in place by the Human Rights Commission to raise awareness about human rights and legal protections in South Sudan. The Commission is working to build synergies with appropriate government institutions and agencies to foster a respect for human rights.

  • 28 Feb 2012
    South Sudan joins regional and international police ranks

    UNDP is working closely with UN Police (UNPOL) to build the capacity of the SSPS by providing technical support and expertise on issues such as recruiting and training new officers, putting in place policy and strategic frameworks, and establishing internal control and reporting mechanisms.

  • 16 Dec 2011
    Financial management training for local government officers concludes

    JUBA: Seventy-Nine Local Government Officers from the ten states of the Republic of South Sudan completed a comprehensive Financial Management Training for Local Government Officers that concluded in Juba today.

  • 14 Dec 2011
    Closing ceremony: Financial management training for local government officers

    JUBA - The three-week Financial Management Training for Local Government Officers is concluding on Friday 16 December at the Government Accounting Training Centre (GATC).

  • 12 Dec 2011
    George Conway, UNDP Country Director a.i, groundbreaking of Warrap-Akop-Pakur-Mashraar Road, Warrap Town

    I hope that these projects will contribute significant steps towards security and development for your communities, so that you can benefit from the peace you worked so hard to achieve.

  • 06 Dec 2011
    International Volunteers Day celebrated in South Sudan

    International Volunteer Day (IVD) was marked in Juba and across South Sudan, renewing hope for sustainable peace and prosperity in the new nation. This year was the tenth anniversary of IVD and first to be celebrated in the newly independent nation of South Sudan.

  • 23 Nov 2011
    South Sudan Governors' Forum debates key challenges for the newly Independent Republic

    The South Sudan Governors' Forum convened this past week, bringing together the ten state governors, members of the Legislature, key ministers and development partners. Held nine times since 2006, this year marked the first time that key stakeholders met as an independent nation under the interim constitution.

  • 17 Nov 2011
    Ministers & governors discuss the new South Sudan Development Plan

    During the Governor’s Forum held at the South Sudan Legislative Assembly 14th – 17th November, the ten state Governors, together with their State Ministers of Finance, Speakers of the State Legislature, members of the National Legislature, and key national Ministers under the leadership of the Vice President H.E. Dr. Riek Machar Teny, discussed the next steps for the South Sudan Development Plan (SSDP). The Governors’ Forum is organized by the Office of the President with support from UNDP.

  • 17 Aug 2011
    Women stand up for their rights in the new Republic of South Sudan

    Just a few days after independence was declared, the South Sudan Women Lawyers Association (SSWLA) issued a rallying call to supporters of women's rights, demanding greater equality and human rights for the women of South Sudan. The association congratulated President Salva Kiir Mayardit and all the South Sudanese people on attaining independence, however they also called on the government to step up their efforts in promoting and protecting the rights of women and girls.

  • 16 Aug 2011
    International Youth Day march addresses youth issues

    A two day justice workshop for traditional authorities was held from 26 – 27 July at the Royal Garden Hotel in Juba, attended by 50 chiefs from Central Equatoria State.

  • 27 Jul 2011
    Traditional leaders build stronger local justice systems

    A two day justice workshop for traditional authorities was held from 26 – 27 July at the Royal Garden Hotel in Juba, attended by 50 chiefs from Central Equatoria State.

  • 15 Jul 2011
    South Sudan officially joins the United Nations

    The striped flag of the Republic of South Sudan was raised outside the United Nations Secretariat building in New York on 14 July, shortly after the General Assembly admitted the new country as the 193rd UN member.

  • 08 Jul 2011
    South Sudanese women break justice barriers

    Poverty, limited access to basic services, low education and literacy levels - just a few of the barriers to legal and human rights faced by women of Western Equatoria state in South Sudan.

  • 08 Jun 2011
    Civil servants get a helping hand

    A strong civil service is crucial to achieving efficient and transparent governance. It also plays a key role in effective service delivery, community security and economic development.

  • 22 Apr 2011
    Protecting cattle-raising communities in South Sudan

    The post-conflict period should be a time of peace and increased security for the people of South Sudan. Ensuring the safety of communities is a key goal for government, and it will demonstrate the benefits of peace while building confidence among the population.

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