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  • Enhancing civil service capacity: South Sudan signs Memorandum of Understanding with Ethiopia, Kenya, and UgandaJun 23, 2015The Republic of South Sudan on 18 June signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda for the deployment of Civil Service Support Officers (CSSOs). The MoU will pave way for the second phase of a capacity building project between South Sudan and the three countries.

  • U.N. to scale up aid and peacekeeping in South SudanDec 26, 2013Aid 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.

  • Statement by Toby Lanzer, UN Deputy Special Representative & Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident RepresentativeNov 26, 2013Mr. 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.

  • South Sudan to launch its first national MDGs status report as country moves towards sustainable future beyond 2015 target dateNov 25, 201325 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.

  • Governors’ Forum convenes in Juba to discuss service delivery for Local development Nov 21, 201321 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

  • Government launches campaign for a gun-free culture Nov 13, 2013The 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.

  • Japan supports constitutional review process in South Sudan Nov 1, 2013The 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.

  • As 91 CSSOs leave South Sudan, Norway and UNDP sign new capacity enhancement agreementNov 1, 2013A 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.

  • Rapid Prisons Assessment Report reveals dire prison conditions Oct 31, 2013The 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.

  • New Community Security projects handed over to Unity StateAug 29, 2013The 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.

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