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  • 10 Oct 2012
    South Sudan launches Crime Statistics Reports

    10 October 2012 – Juba: The South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) released two Quarterly Crimes Statistics reports detailing crime rates, trends, and analysis for the last two quarters on Tuesday 9 October 2012 at Juba Grand Hotel.

  • 09 Oct 2012
    UNDP Country Director Statement at the Official Launch of the Crime Statistics Report

    On behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr. Toby Lanzer and UNDP, I am honoured to be here at the launch of this important knowledge product, detailing crime trends and statistics in the Republic of South Sudan. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Government, and in particular the South Sudan National Police Service and the Ministry of Interior, for their tremendous efforts leading up to the publication of these reports. These efforts demonstrate that, even with the challenges the new Republic has experienced in the first year of its Independence, there is a progress, commitment and determination to community security, rule of law and peace.

  • 08 Oct 2012
    South Sudan to launch Crime Statistics Reports

    05 October 2012 – Juba: The South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) will release two Quarterly Crimes Statistics reports detailing crime rates, trends, and analysis for the last two quarters on Tuesday 9 October 2012 9:00am at Juba Grand Hotel. UNDP and UNPOL, with funding support from the Government of Japan, have provided technical support to the SSNPS at both the national and state level in the collection and analysis of crime statistics.

  • 07 Sep 2012
    National Customary Law Centre opens in Rumbek

    The Ministry of Justice with support from UNDP and funding through the Government of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) has established a National Customary Law Centre (CLC) in Rumbek, Lakes State. The CLC was formally handed over on Thursday 30 August.

  • 05 Sep 2012
    Livestock Patrol Unit re-established in Jonglei State

    The South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and with funding from the United States Department of State pledged their support to reconstitute the Livestock Patrol Unit (LPU) for Jonglei state. In addition two vehicles and USD 137,000 worth of equipment for the new LPU were handed over.

  • 04 Sep 2012
    Balázs Horváth, UNDP Country Director, Livestock Patrol Unit Handover, Buluk Police Hospital, Juba, South Sudan

    UNDP is proud to have worked alongside the new Government of South Sudan in building the capacity of the South Sudan National Police Service, in order to strengthen the rule of law and help lay the foundations for peaceful and secure communities.

  • 28 Aug 2012
    National Customary Law Centre to open in Rumbek

    The CLC is the first institution of its kind in Africa and is expected to facilitate coordination between government and other stakeholders of the customary justice system. The CLC will also provide advice and training for all branches of Government on matters of customary law and serve as the repository for all relevant customary law research and reference materials.

  • 17 Aug 2012
    George Conway, UNDP Country Director a.i, Launch of Central Equatoria State Strategic Plan 2012-15

    am pleased that this Plan was produced through an inclusive and participatory process involving all concerned stakeholders. This has included engagement with the six counties of Central Equatoria State, in order to ensure that State Government planning is coherent with local Government Planning, and that the development needs and priorities of communities are more clearly reflected in the plan.

  • 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

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