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02 Apr 2013
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
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.
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
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
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
"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
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.
18 Dec 2012
Judy Cheng-Hopkins, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support commends IGAD initiative
Ms. Judy Cheng-Hopkins expressed her admiration for the initiative, which differs from traditional development modalities and seeks to foster South-South cooperation. Describing the relationship between South Sudan and its East African neighbours as unique, she praised this approach as an important step to regional peace and stability and pledged to be a Goodwill Ambassador for the initiative.
15 Dec 2012
The week-long training programme upgraded the knowledge of the officers on gender-based violence and equipped them with practical tools to respond to such crimes in a more gender sensitive manner.
03 Dec 2012
The Second Governors’ Forum, which ran from 26 November 2012 – 30 November 2012, brought together representatives from the ten state Governors’ offices, members of the Legislature, key ministers and development partners.
16 Nov 2012
CRMA data enables UNDP, Government counterparts and development partners to base planning on evidence as well as make informed decisions when allocating scarce resources.
13 Nov 2012
H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President received the credentials of Mr. Toby Lanzer, DSRSG/UNDP Resident Representative
The President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit received the credentials of Mr. Toby Lanzer, Deputy Special Representative to the Secretary General/UN Resident Coordinator/UN Humanitarian Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative today at the Office of the President.
10 Oct 2012
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.
07 Sep 2012
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
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.
03 Aug 2012
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 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.
16 Jul 2012
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.
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.