Twenty-nine Kenyan civil servants arrive to aid in institutional capacity developmentOct 8, 2015A three-day induction workshop for the first batch of 29 qualified Civil Service Support Officers (CSSOs) from Kenya opened 8 June 2015 in Juba in preparation for their deployment to various government institutions across South Sudan.
Civil society discuss the formation of a transitional justice working groupSep 29, 2015On 29 September 2015, just over a month after President Salva Kiir signed the peace agreement, over 30 representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs), including the South Sudan Council of Churches, convened in Juba Grand Hotel to discuss the formation of a civil society transitional justice working group.
After the MDGs, renewed commitment and financing required to spur Africa’s development Sep 28, 2015Having made encouraging progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), African countries have the opportunity to use the newly launched Sustainable Development Goals to tackle remaining challenges and achieve a development breakthrough, according to a report released here today.
Twenty-four judiciary staff trained in case management and computer skillsSep 4, 2015UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law Project, in partnership with the Judiciary of South Sudan and Good Hope Africa, organized a training for support staff of the Judiciary of South Sudan on case management and computer skills at Juba Bridge Hotel from 24 August-4 September 2015.
South Sudan and Kenya sign Memorandum of Understanding for deployment of Civil Service Support Officers to South Sudan Aug 31, 2015On 31 August 2015, the Republic of South Sudan signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kenya for the deployment of 55 Kenyan Civil Service Support Officers (CSSOs) to South Sudan. The CSSOs are deployed under Phase II of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development/Republic of South Sudan (IGAD/RSS) capacity building initiative.
UNDP PRESENTS RESULTS OF PERCEPTION SURVEY TO THE JUDICIARY OF SOUTH SUDANAug 27, 2015On 27 August 2015, the day after H.E. President Salva Kiir signed the peace agreement, the results of a survey on perceptions of truth, justice, reconciliation and healing in South Sudan were presented to the Judiciary of South Sudan.
Experience sharing workshop on an Infrastructure for Peace for South SudanAug 26, 201526 August 2015, Juba – UNDP hosted a two-day experience sharing workshop on an Infrastructure for Peace for South Sudan. The objective was two-fold. First, to invite guests from neighbouring countries and some further afield who have existing infrastructures for peace to share their experiences of the journey they took and the lessons learnt that could help South Sudan as it reflects on how best to establish a robust and well-coordinated infrastructure. Second, to provide an opportunity for all who are currently involved in peace building to discuss and agree on a suitable framework and roadmap for such a process.
NPPR launches pro peace campaign “Re-Awakening a Common Call for Peace among South Sudanese”Jul 17, 2015The National Platform for Peace and Reconciliation (NPPR) launched a peace campaign on 17 July in Juba in an effort aimed at putting an end to the current armed conflict in South Sudan under the theme “Re-Awakening a Common Call for Peace among South Sudanese”.
Traditional leaders’ annual customary law forum calls for unity, peace, and reconciliationJul 16, 2015“We recommend an amendment to the Local Government Act 2009 and the Judiciary Act 2008 for the harmonization of customary and statutory law and alignment with the Constitution, and the regularization of the establishment of customary courts”, said a statement issued in Juba by traditional leaders and presented by Hon. Nekodemo Arouman, member of the Local Government Board, at the close of a two-day annual forum for traditional leaders held in Juba between 14 – 15 July.
Enhancing civil service capacity: South Sudan signs Memorandum of Understanding with Ethiopia, Kenya, and UgandaJun 23, 2015The Republic of South Sudan on 18 June signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda for the deployment of Civil Service Support Officers (CSSOs). The MoU will pave way for the second phase of a capacity building project between South Sudan and the three countries.