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  • New Community Security projects handed over to Unity State Aug 29, 2013

    The government of Unity State has officially taken charge of three police posts, 19 hand-pump boreholes and the seven kilometre long Guit Canal which will transport much needed water to the Naam River, saving cattle keepers in Guit County from a routine seven mile trek and holding the promise of calm in the area known for competition over access to water and pasture.

  • National Launch of the Human Development Report 2013 Jun 14, 2013

    UNDP South Sudan is hosting the national launch of the Human Development Report 2013 The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse Worldon Thursday 20 June 2013 from 14:00 – 16:00 at the UNDP Conference hall.

  • Warrap State Government to open new road Jun 12, 2013

    On 17 June 2013, the Government of Warrap State with UNDP will open the new 85km, road which will link Warrap, Akop, Pakur and Mashraar communities. The road, started in December 2011, was identified by the Warrap State Government as a project that will contribute significant steps towards security and development for the communities.

  • Special anti-cattle raiding police graduate in Jonglei Apr 18, 2013

    A contingent of South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) officers who underwent specialized training to address the unique security challenges posed by cattle-raiding in South Sudan graduated from the Livestock Patrol Unit (LPU) training facility in Malou, Jonglei on Thursday.

  • South Sudan to Validate the National Social Protection Policy Apr 17, 2013

    The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare will host a stakeholders consultative meeting to validate the National Social Protection Policy on Thursday 18 April 2013 at Juba Regency Hotel. With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Bank and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the Ministry has drafted the first National Social Protection Policy.

  • United Nations Marks 1000 Days until Millennium Development Goals Deadline Apr 5, 2013

    The United Nations and partners today are marking a vital moment in history’s largest and most successful anti-poverty push – the 1,000-day mark before the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. “We have 1,000 days to accelerate action on the Millennium Development Goals in South Sudan” stated Balázs Horváth, Country Director UNDP South Sudan.

  • Jonglei Governor launches campaign to ‘disarm minds’ Mar 25, 2013

    The Governor of Jonglei state, Honourable General Kuol Manyang Juuk launched a ‘Community Security Caravan’ on Thursday, 22 March, which will use a multi-faceted community sensitisation approach that incorporates educational messaging and innovative drama to inform civilians about the dangers of acquiring and using small arms.

  • Governors’ Forum draws government officials together to discuss food security and pressing issues Nov 23, 2012

    The Second Governor’s Forum will be 26-29 November 2012 at the Freedom Hall, Juba and will bring together the ten state governors, members of the Legislature, key ministers and development partners. Held nine times since 2006, this year marks the second time that key stakeholders will be meeting as an independent nation under the interim constitution.

  • County Headquarters handed over to the Eastern Equatoria Government Nov 5, 2012

    The South Sudan Recovery Fund (SSRF) handed over the newly constructed County Headquarters to the Government of Eastern Equatoria on Tuesday 30 October in Kapoeta South, Eastern Equatoria State. The Governments of the Netherlands, Norway and United Kingdom are the three donors to the SSRF.

  • South Sudan to launch Crime Statistics Reports Oct 8, 2012

    05 October 2012 – Juba: The South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) will release two Quarterly Crimes Statistics reports detailing crime rates, trends, and analysis for the last two quarters on Tuesday 9 October 2012 9:00am at Juba Grand Hotel. UNDP and UNPOL, with funding support from the Government of Japan, have provided technical support to the SSNPS at both the national and state level in the collection and analysis of crime statistics.