Civil society discuss the formation of a transitional justice working groupSep 29, 2015On 29 September 2015, just over a month after President Salva Kiir signed the peace agreement, over 30 representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs), including the South Sudan Council of Churches, convened in Juba Grand Hotel to discuss the formation of a civil society transitional justice working group.
After the MDGs, renewed commitment and financing required to spur Africa’s development Sep 28, 2015Having made encouraging progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), African countries have the opportunity to use the newly launched Sustainable Development Goals to tackle remaining challenges and achieve a development breakthrough, according to a report released here today.
Twenty-four judiciary staff trained in case management and computer skillsSep 4, 2015UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law Project, in partnership with the Judiciary of South Sudan and Good Hope Africa, organized a training for support staff of the Judiciary of South Sudan on case management and computer skills at Juba Bridge Hotel from 24 August-4 September 2015.
South Sudan and Kenya sign Memorandum of Understanding for deployment of Civil Service Support Officers to South Sudan Aug 31, 2015On 31 August 2015, the Republic of South Sudan signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kenya for the deployment of 55 Kenyan Civil Service Support Officers (CSSOs) to South Sudan. The CSSOs are deployed under Phase II of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development/Republic of South Sudan (IGAD/RSS) capacity building initiative.
UNDP PRESENTS RESULTS OF PERCEPTION SURVEY TO THE JUDICIARY OF SOUTH SUDANAug 27, 2015On 27 August 2015, the day after H.E. President Salva Kiir signed the peace agreement, the results of a survey on perceptions of truth, justice, reconciliation and healing in South Sudan were presented to the Judiciary of South Sudan.
Experience sharing workshop on an Infrastructure for Peace for South SudanAug 26, 201526 August 2015, Juba – UNDP hosted a two-day experience sharing workshop on an Infrastructure for Peace for South Sudan. The objective was two-fold. First, to invite guests from neighbouring countries and some further afield who have existing infrastructures for peace to share their experiences of the journey they took and the lessons learnt that could help South Sudan as it reflects on how best to establish a robust and well-coordinated infrastructure. Second, to provide an opportunity for all who are currently involved in peace building to discuss and agree on a suitable framework and roadmap for such a process.
Programme Criticality workshop, Opening remarks by Eugene Owusu, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator.Aug 25, 2015Dear Colleagues, I welcome you all to this workshop on Programme Criticality. I am delighted that so many of you have made the time to participate. I am even more pleased that a number of our colleagues from UNMISS are here with us. This is truly a reflection of the UN ‘Delivering as One’.
Fifty returnees graduate with marketable skills in WauAug 24, 2015On 24 August 2015, 50 returnees, including 27 women, graduated from the vocational training programme at the Don Bosco Training Centre and were provided with vocational toolkits at a ceremony held in Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal.
Thirty-five Ugandan civil service support officers arrive to provide mentoring and coaching to their South Sudanese counterpartsAug 11, 2015Thirty five civil service support officers today arrived in Juba from Uganda to participate in the Republic of South Sudan/Intergovernmental Authority on Development (RSS/IGAD) regional initiative for capacity enhancement in South Sudan.
Government of Japan and UNDP announce launch of initiative to help South Sudan respond to food insecurity and floodsJul 27, 2015The Embassy of Japan in South Sudan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are pleased to jointly announce the launch of a project in the Republic of South Sudan: “Food Security, Emergency Flood Response and Recovery” implemented under the auspices of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management.