Civil society Transitional Justice Working Group discusses the development of a strategic planFeb 2, 2016On 1 February 2016, the recently formed Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG) met to agree on the outlines of a strategic plan. The strategic plan is to guide the working group, composed of civil society organizations (CSOs), to advance transitional justice processes in South Sudan.
UNDP provides vocational training opportunities at Juba Central Prison to reduce re-offending and increase livelihoodsDec 23, 2015While the National Prison Service of South Sudan is faced with a number of challenges including the improvement of rehabilitation facilities, the Prison Service has been working closely with UNDP to build a professional Prisons Service. Following a vocational needs assessment, UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law Project, with generous funds from the Government of the Netherlands, is providing support to the National Prison Service of South Sudan to construct vocational training workshops at Juba Central Prison as a pilot.
Japan Embassy and UNDP handover a vehicle to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster ManagementDec 15, 2015A handover ceremony was held on December 15, 2015 at the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, where H.E. Shigeru Hamano, Deputy Chief of Mission in the Japanese Embassy, and Mr Balázs Horváth, UNDP Country Director officially turned over keys for 4X4 Toyota Landcruiser to Hon. Clement Dominic Taban, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management.
UNDP strengthens democratic engagement and participation of communities in Internally Displaced Persons campsDec 13, 2015The series of community dialogues which take place in two Protection of Civilian (PoC) and two IDP camps in Juba, are managed by the Integrated Development Organisation (IDO), with technical support from UNDP, and with generous funds via small grants from the Government of Sweden. Since October 2015, the community dialogues are held with selected community leaders based on their different ethnic groups, age and gender.
On Eye Radio: UNDP discusses the importance of a peace-building strategy for South SudanDec 4, 2015UNDP South Sudan Country Director, Balázs Horváth, joined EYE Radio’s popular talk show as a panel member to discuss building a national peace-building strategy for the country.
Debate on “women’s security and gender-responsive recovery”Nov 18, 2015The UNDP South Sudan Gender Focal Team hosted the first office-wide debate on “women’s security and gender-responsive recovery” on 18 November 2015.
Three day conference on truth, justice, reconciliation and healing in South SudanNov 12, 2015The South Sudan Law Society, supported by UNDP, held a three-day international conference entitled “New Beginnings: The role of truth, justice, reconciliation and healing in promoting sustainable peace in South Sudan.”
UNDP supports harmonization of tax rates across South Sudan’ statesOct 30, 2015Recognizing the importance of a unified tax rate for state governments across South Sudan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today concluded a five-day workshop for 50 states representatives including two members of the Public Account Committee of state legislative assemblies.
Twenty-nine Kenyan civil servants arrive to aid in institutional capacity developmentOct 8, 2015A three-day induction workshop for the first batch of 29 qualified Civil Service Support Officers (CSSOs) from Kenya opened 8 June 2015 in Juba in preparation for their deployment to various government institutions across South Sudan.