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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 05 Jun 2012
    South Sudan launches National Cooperatives Strategy

    The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperatives and Rural Development, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), convened a national conference on 23 May at Regency Hotel in Juba to launch the first South Sudan Cooperatives Strategy, coinciding with the country’s marking of the UN International Year of Cooperatives.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 15 Jul 2011
    South Sudan officially joins the United Nations

    The striped flag of the Republic of South Sudan was raised outside the United Nations Secretariat building in New York on 14 July, shortly after the General Assembly admitted the new country as the 193rd UN member.

  • 08 Jul 2011
    South Sudanese women break justice barriers

    Poverty, limited access to basic services, low education and literacy levels - just a few of the barriers to legal and human rights faced by women of Western Equatoria state in South Sudan.

  • 08 Jun 2011
    Civil servants get a helping hand

    A strong civil service is crucial to achieving efficient and transparent governance. It also plays a key role in effective service delivery, community security and economic development.

  • 22 Apr 2011
    Protecting cattle-raising communities in South Sudan

    The post-conflict period should be a time of peace and increased security for the people of South Sudan. Ensuring the safety of communities is a key goal for government, and it will demonstrate the benefits of peace while building confidence among the population.

  • 15 Apr 2011
    Reaching communities isolated by the long rainy season

    When the rains come, Upper Nile State is a lonely place. In the remote north-east of South Sudan, the state's roads become all but useless, and clashes between militias and the army make movement on foot potentially dangerous.

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