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  • 06 Jan 2014
    Amid fresh clashes in South Sudan, UN warns its supplies running low in Bor

    Three helicopters have been deployed to the South Sudanese capital of Juba today to help reinforce United Nations peacekeeping bases in the country.

  • 04 Jan 2014
    UN peacekeepers reinforcing presence in South Sudan amid continued fighting

    The security situation in South Sudan remains “fluid”, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country today said, confirming that it is sending reinforcements to areas affected by the current fighting between pro- and anti-Government troops, particularly Bor, Malakal, Bentiu and Juba.

  • 27 Dec 2013
    Civilians in strife-torn South Sudan fleeing to UN bases now number 63,000

  • 26 Dec 2013
    U.N. to scale up aid and peacekeeping in South Sudan

    Aid 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.

  • 05 Dec 2013
    Ghanaian Engineer recommends voluntary service

    A 32 year old Civil Engineer from Ghana, Kweku shares how he came to be in South Sudan as a Volunteer Civil Engineer posted to Rumbek in Lakes State with UNDP’s Community Security and Arms Control (CSAC) project. Here, he narrates the experiences that have made his work in South Sudan worthwhile, and also describes his close encounter with a Hyena. So how did Kweku find himself in South Sudan?

  • 30 Nov 2013
    Third Governs’ Forum adopts key recommendations on service delivery for local development in South Sudan

    Held under the theme ‘Transparent and Accountable Service Delivery for Local Development’, the ten state governors or their representatives, national ministers and heads of commissions re-affirmed their commitment to state building and set out a concrete action plan for achieving transparency and accountability in service delivery.

  • 09 Jul 2013
    South Sudan is running a marathon, not a sprint | Toby Lanzer

    Two years ago today, South Sudanese around the world celebrated their country’s independence after decades of war and struggle. Today, the hope remains but reality has set in.

  • 15 May 2013
    Expansion of Basic Services in Jonglei

    Honourable Kuol Manyang Juuk, Governor of Jonglei State officiated the handover to the Government of the Bor High Court, a new laboratory at the Bor state hospital, and 30 tractors with associated equipment and spare parts to help expand food production under the ‘Jonglei Peacebuilding through Food Security programme’ on Wednesday 8 May 2013 with support from UNDP.

  • 02 May 2013
    South Sudan hosts consultative meeting on the National Social Protection Policy

    The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare (MGCSW) hosted a stakeholders’consultative meeting to validate the National Social Protection Policy on Thursday 18 April 2013 at Juba Regency Hotel. With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Bank and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the Ministry has drafted the first National Social Protection Policy.

  • 02 Apr 2013
    Supporting Local Government in delivering services to the community

    Since 2006, UNDP South Sudan has been working with local governments to strengthen the institutional and human resource capacities in order to enable them to deliver services to their communities.

  • 02 Apr 2013
    Land management supporting sustainable development

    “In order to ensure better service delivery, it is crucial to sensitize our people on their rights, responsibilities and limitations in regards to land administration, as well as clarify and interpret the clauses in the Land Act” stated the Honourable Kuot Mawien Kuot, State Minister of Physical Infrastructure for Warrap State.

  • 02 Apr 2013
    Raising Awareness, Decreasing Stigma

    During her last pregnancy, Alice became ill and visited her local hospital for testing where she found out that she had both HIV and tuberculosis (TB). Her husband had recently died and left her to care for their four young children on her own. While her father took care of the children, Alice received three months of treatment at her local hospital. Today, she is healthier, stronger and energetic.

  • 02 Apr 2013
    Empowering Communities, Building Resilience

    Building and sustaining peace goes beyond simply negotiating a ceasefire between communities in conflict. Creating an enabling environment for lasting peace and security requires input from local communities, a contextual understanding of the political economy and long-term planning.

  • 02 Apr 2013
    A Milestone in Public Financial Management

    Planning and financial management is a critical core governance function that provides a system to prioritize development needs, allocate resources efficiently and strategize for the future. To strengthen the planning and financial management systems it is necessary to assess fiduciary and other risks associated with the use of public funds so they may be mitigated.

  • 11 Mar 2013
    Japan contributes US$ 1 million for UNDP to support access to justice and rule of law for conflict-affected communities and returnees

    The Government of Japan has approved US$ 1 million to support UNDP in increasing access to justice and rule of law for conflicted affected communities and returnees in South Sudan.

  • 25 Feb 2013
    Socioeconomic mapping improves services in South Sudan

    Funded by the European Union, the data garnered from this initiative is providing Government, development partners and humanitarian organizations with a sound evidence base on socioeconomic and conflict indicators across South Sudan.

  • 22 Feb 2013
    The Police Service sets up registration databases in every state

    As a nation with nascent institutions, South Sudan is focusing on building the core functions of Government, including building a professional police service to foster the rule of law throughout the country.

  • 20 Feb 2013
    Building a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework in Eastern Equatoria

    "If we are planning to sail to Australia from South Sudan, we need to plan our trip based on the resources available and report back home every time we reach milestones of the trip..." - Honourable State Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Sam Felix Makuja.

  • 31 Jan 2013
    EU programme managers learn about South Sudan’s digital atlas, its needs and uses

    The Crisis and Recovery Mapping and Analysis (CRMA) project organized a launch of the South Sudan Informational Management Working Group (IMWG) digital atlas on Thursday, 31 January 2013, at the European Union (EU). The event included a brief presentation and training on how to use the digital atlas and generate information.

  • 24 Dec 2012
    Anti-Corruption Investigators complete training in advanced investigation techniques to fight corruption

    20 Anti-Corruption Investigators from the South Sudan Anti Corruption Commission (SSACC) completed a week-long training workshop on advanced techniques in corruption investigation to achieve better results in combating corruption.

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