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  • 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).

  • 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.

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