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  • 15 Aug 2012
    Training of DDR Counsellors to be held 30 Master Trainers will be trained to educate psycho-social professionals under the new DDR Programme

    This training will run from 21 August 2012 to 14 September 2012 and aims to equip 30 Master Trainers with the appropriate teaching skills and psychosocial knowledge to allow them to train psychosocial para-professionals under the new National DDR Programme.

  • 03 Aug 2012
    Nine pickup trucks handed over to Unity State for enhancing community security and law enforcement

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) handed over nine pick-up trucks to the Bureau for Community Security and Small Arms Control (BCSSAC) for community security patrol missions in all the counties in Unity State. This will boost police presence at community level and enhance community security by extending state presence and law enforcement in areas that were inaccessible or prone to conflict.

  • 21 Jul 2012
    Five Community Consultation Reports launched at Community Security Roundtable

    Five Community Consultation Reports were launched at the ‘Roundtable Discussion on Community Security in South Sudan’ held at the UNDP Compound, Juba. The reports, that are based on public consultations with communities in five states – Eastern Equatoria, Lakes, Unity, Upper Nile and Warrap, brought together village elders, traditional authorities, youth leaders, women leaders, religious leaders, local government, state ministers, and community members to discuss and find local solutions to their security issues.

  • 20 Jul 2012
    Mulugeta Abebe, Deputy Country Director (Operations), Roundtable on Community Security in South Sudan, Juba

    UNDP is proud to have worked alongside the new Government of South Sudan and the people of Eastern Equatoria, Lakes, Unity, Upper Nile and Warrap states in building the foundations for peaceful and secure communities. By providing payams and bomas with the tools and resources they need to prevent conflict, citizens can then begin to invest in their communities, cultivate their local economies, send their children to school and realize the benefits of peace.

  • 19 Jul 2012
    Community Security Roundtable and Report Launch

    The Launch of five Community Consultation reports and the Roundtable Discussion on Community Security in South Sudan will be held on Friday 20 July at the UNDP Compound. These five reports are based on consultations with communities in Eastern Equatoria, Lakes, Unity, Upper Nile and Warrap States, which were led by the Bureau for Community Security and Small Arms Control (BCSSAC) and the Peace Commission, with technical support from UNDP and financial support from Canada, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the European Union, the Netherlands and other donors.

  • 16 Jul 2012
    Ten Anti-Corruption Investigators take Oath to Stem Corruption in South Sudan

    Ten Anti-Corruption Investigators take Oath to Stem Corruption in South Sudan 16 July 2012 image New anti-corruption investigators taking oath inside the SSACC office The South Sudan Anti-Corruption Commission (SSACC) has recruited and trained ten new anti-corruption investigators, to boost the capacity of the Commission to broaden its work and efficacy in the fight against corruption. The investigators, which include six men and four women, took their oath at the SSACC office in Juba on 13 July, pledging to discharge their duties with honesty and integrity, abiding by the Transitional Constitution of South Sudan 2011 and the SSACC Act 2009.

  • 07 Jul 2012
    Lise Grande, UN DRSG/RC/HC/UNDP RR on signing of the United Nations Development Framework

    The UNDAF is the framework for the UN’s development assistance to South Sudan. The programmes that are in this framework are smart, ambitious and if implemented quickly, can help South Sudan to “take off” and become a prosperous, democratic, just and well governed country—exactly the kind of country that the people who voted for independence want.

  • 29 Jun 2012
    Decentralization Roundtable: Key Government officials discussed status and implementation of decentralization

    The Roundtable examined the current policy and regulatory frameworks as well as the institutional arrangements and mandates for the implementation of decentralization.

  • 28 Jun 2012
    George Conway, UNDP Country Director a.i, Roundtable Meeting on Decentralization and Intergovernmental Linkages in South Sudan

    UNDP acknowledges that there is no universal system of devolved government that is right for all contexts. There is a large body of knowledge about how to design systems of devolution from which we can draw comparative insights. Ultimately, however, it will fall to each country to adopt an approach that is best for its own political and economic circumstances.

  • 27 Jun 2012
    Decentralization Roundtable Meeting to be held

    The Roundtable Meeting on Decentralization will be held 28 and 29 June at the South Sudan Hotel. Organized by the Office of the President - Directorate of Inter-Governmental Linkages, Council of States, Local Government Board and with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), this two-day meeting will examine the current policy and regulatory frameworks and the institutional arrangement and mandates for the implementation of decentralization, and consider progress towards decentralization.

  • 20 Jun 2012
    George Conway, UNDP Country Director a.i, launch of the 2011 Statistical Yearbook, National Household Baseline Survey Report, and County Poverty Profile Report

    These efforts demonstrate that, even with the challenges the new Republic has experienced in the first year of its Independence, there is still a strong will and increasing capacity within Government to ensure it continues to build a robust and credible base of statistical data on the complex nature of poverty, and the challenges to human development, within the world's newest nation.

  • 20 Jun 2012
    South Sudan launches South Sudan Statistical Yearbook

    honourable Kwong Danhier Gatluak, Deputy Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development reading the Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, Dr. Riek Machar Teny’s statement

  • 18 Jun 2012
    South Sudan to launch South Sudan Statistical Yearbook

    The Statistical Yearbook 2011 has compiled statistics covering conditions in South Sudan, including agriculture, demographics, education, health, housing, labour and macroeconomic indicators. These statistics are critical to help Government in developing policies that will contribute to the development of South Sudan while also providing a baseline from which to track progress on development, economic growth and progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 05 Jun 2012
    South Sudan launches National Cooperatives Strategy

    The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperatives and Rural Development, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), convened a national conference on 23 May at Regency Hotel in Juba to launch the first South Sudan Cooperatives Strategy, coinciding with the country’s marking of the UN International Year of Cooperatives.

  • 28 May 2012
    Northern Bahr el Ghazal state allocates land to 900 returnees and issues first ownership certificates

    A high number of returnees have returned to settle in South Sudan, particularly in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity, Upper Nile and Warrap states. Initially, it was expected that the majority of returnees would settle in rural areas, while a few would remain in urban locations. However, over 80 percent of returnees have settled in urban areas. Thus, towns with little urban planning grew rapidly, stressing the already weak public utilities and running the risk of overcrowding. Moreover, it complicated land management for state.

  • 24 May 2012
    George Conway, UNDP Country Director a.i, Handover of Land Certificates to Returnees, Aweil, Northern Bahr el Ghazal

    UNDP supported the Government in designing a land management plan to support the five states with the highest number of returnees with re-integration, including Northern Bahr el Ghazal. With training, support, equipment, and technical advice the Government in Northern Bahr el Ghazal was able to achieve notable results.

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

    UNDP South Sudan launched the first Africa Human Development Report 2012: Towards a Food Secure Future on 22 May 2012. The Africa Human Development Report was launched nationally by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperatives and Rural Development, Honourable Betty Achan Ogwaro and Lise Grande DSRSG/RC/HC/UNDP RR in the presence of senior government officials from Ministries and Commissions, Donors, UN agencies, civil society representatives and the media.

  • 22 May 2012
    Lise Grande, UN DRSG/RC/HC/UNDP RR, Launch of the African Development Report, Juba, South Sudan

    Hunger prevents people from living their live in freedom and dignity. Millions of people remain hungry and malnourished in Africa today. More than one in four Africans is undernourished.

  • 22 May 2012
    George Conway, UNDP Country Director a.i, launch of the African Human Development Report

    We at UNDP are committed to helping the Republic of South Sudan realize a food secure future. Aligned with the Government’s South Sudan Development Plan, the new UN Development Assistance Framework (or UNDAF) for South Sudan prioritizes food security as a chief goal of the UN system as a whole in South Sudan.

  • 22 May 2012
    Northern Bahr el Ghazal state to transfer land to 900 returnees

    On Thursday 24 May, the Honourable Governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, Paul Malong Awan, will announce the transfer of land to over 900 returnees, in a programme jointly supported by the United Nations Development Programme and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

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