Op-Ed | The South Sudan We Want in 2030
Jun 28, 2016
The multifaceted challenges that confront the country are indeed monumental, but not insurmountable. As the country embarks on this journey, each South Sudanese, whether they are young or old, educated or not, a minister or an ordinary citizen, must take one action each day to bring about the South Sudan we want by the year 2030.
UNDP Supports Transitional Justice Dialogue in Bentiu
Jun 20, 2016
The dialogue was attended by more than 72 participants ranging from women leaders, traditional authorities, representatives from the State Legislative Assembly, youth groups and the church.
BLOG| SDG 2030 is about transforming your own world, however you define it!
Jun 14, 2016
This is a call to action on what you, as an individual, can do to leverage the Sustainable Development Goals to achieve the profound change that you seek.
UNDP supports Transitional Justice Working Group on learning missions to Kampala and Gulu, Uganda
Jun 10, 2016
Under the theme of this year’s institute, ‘Too little too late or too much too soon? The time and timing of transitional justice’, participants discussed when transitional justice processes should begin and end, how long such processes should last and what this means for mandates of transitional justice institutions.
Peace actors joined-up actions to consolidate implementation of Peace Agreement
Jun 10, 2016
As part of its mandate, on 9 June 2016, the South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission (SSPRC), supported by UNDP’s Community Security and Arms Control (CSAC) project, convened the second quarterly peace actors meeting, which brought together over 50 stakeholders, from Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU), Parliament, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), Security Services, development partners and civil society organization (CSOs), to take stock of the peace process and agree on joined-up actions to consolidate the established gains and encourage further implementation of the peace agreement.
Empowering civil society organizations on their path towards success
Jun 7, 2016
Civil society organizations in South Sudan are playing a central role in building resilient and peaceful communities.
Becoming leaders to fight HIV/AIDS in South Sudan
Jun 2, 2016
National and state level HIV managers in South Sudan are equipped with useful skill and knowledge to understand the dynamics of the HIV epidemic, plan strategically, operationalize these plans, understand and use strategic information, use partnership and collaborations wisely and strengthen health systems and programs. In total 28 national and state HIV managers (M: 20 and F: 8) had attended the training.
County Support Base (CSB) Aims to Empower Women and Youth in Mabil
Jun 2, 2016
Representatives gathered from local government, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Mission in South Sudan, joined by members of the community, to officially open the Community Resources Center of Aweil East County. The vision for the center in Mabil is to provide a place for the community to organize and receive trainings, specifically tailoring to the needs and interests of local women and youth.
South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission reviews its Act
Jun 1, 2016
The South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission (SSPRC) held a two days internal review workshop with the aim of enlisting ideas and recommendations on whether the content of its current Act is commensurate with the need for a more robust, dynamic and independent Peace Commission. The reflection is also in response to calls by the peace agreement for the reform and reconstitution of the Peace Commission.
South Sudanese civil society organizations make a difference in their communities
May 31, 2016
With Swedish funding, UNDP CSAC was able to provide small grants and technical support to 15 civil society organizations in the Greater Upper Nile and Greater Equatoria Regions. The grants enabled the CSOs to engage in local peace and reconciliation activities. A second round of small grants was launched in 2016. Sweden’s development contributions in South Sudan aim at enhancing civil society capacity to promote increased respect for human rights and reconciliation, and thereby contribute to stronger democracy.