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  • As 91 CSSOs leave South Sudan, Norway and UNDP sign new capacity enhancement agreement Nov 1, 2013

    A two-day Exit Workshop for the second group of 91 Civil Service Support Officers (CSSOs) under the RSS/IGAD Initiative for Capacity Enhancement concluded sessions today at the Juba Bridge Hotel with the signing of a new extension agreement for a further two years between Norway and UNDP. The Exit workshop, which began on 30 November, had been organized to bid farewell to the group, as well as to look back at what has been accomplished, and share experiences based on the key objectives of the program.

  • Rapid Prisons Assessment Report reveals dire prison conditions Oct 31, 2013

    The National Prisons Service of South Sudan (NPSSS) launched the Rapid Prisons Assessment Report 2012 on Tuesday, 29 October 2013. The report and the accompanying photo book highlight the existing conditions of the prisons infrastructure and rehabilitation facilities and the urgent need for support to the Prisons Service.

  • 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.

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