• 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.

  • BLOG| "The Doctors" from Wau to Radio Miraya May 30, 2016

    Since 2013, Dr. Buwembo Kakande, a general surgeon from Uganda, with over a decade of experience in the operating room, has mentored and trained two South Sudanese physicians, Dr. Mabor Matuiery and Dr. Nixon Anthony, on a number of surgical procedures like amputations, appendectomies, and prostatectomies (the removal of the prostate gland). The surgical team works at one of the largest medical facilities in South Sudan, the Wau Teaching Hospital, located in northwestern part of the country.

  • Young people need jobs and development in Yambio May 27, 2016

    UNDP Country Director, Balázs Horváth, visited the State capital Yambio and met with the State Governor, Hon. Victor Edward Kpiawandu, and his team of ministers to explore ways of collaboration and support.

  • New Strategic Plan for the South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission May 26, 2016

    On 24 May 2016, South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission (SSPRC) met with diverse stakeholders, from the Transitional Government of National Unity, CSOs, research institutions, development partners and youth and women groups, to discuss its 3rd Strategic Plan, covering the period from 2016-2018.

  • UNDP Country Director hands over a Community Center in Tombura May 6, 2016

    UNDP’s Community Security and Arms Control (CSAC) project works to provide support to the Government of South Sudan’s efforts to build peace and security for communities and establish conditions for development in South Sudan. As part of these efforts, CSAC constructed County Support (CSB) “Development Portals” to facilitate development activities at the county level”. In line with this activity, UNDP Country Director, Balázs Horváth, handed over a Community Resource Center to Tombura county administration as well as ICT equipment and furniture.