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

    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.

  • 06 Mar 2013
    South Sudan to Present Action Plan of the Development Plan

    The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) with support from the United Nations Development Programme will host a consultative meeting to validate the South Sudan Development Initiative (SSDI) on Thursday 7 March at New Sudan Hotel.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • 08 Oct 2012
    South Sudan to launch Crime Statistics Reports

    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.

  • 28 Aug 2012
    National Customary Law Centre to open in Rumbek

    The CLC is the first institution of its kind in Africa and is expected to facilitate coordination between government and other stakeholders of the customary justice system. The CLC will also provide advice and training for all branches of Government on matters of customary law and serve as the repository for all relevant customary law research and reference materials.

  • 15 Aug 2012
    Training of DDR Counsellors to be held 30 Master Trainers will be trained to educate psycho-social professionals under the new DDR Programme

    This training will run from 21 August 2012 to 14 September 2012 and aims to equip 30 Master Trainers with the appropriate teaching skills and psychosocial knowledge to allow them to train psychosocial para-professionals under the new National DDR Programme.

  • 19 Jul 2012
    Community Security Roundtable and Report Launch

    The Launch of five Community Consultation reports and the Roundtable Discussion on Community Security in South Sudan will be held on Friday 20 July at the UNDP Compound. These five reports are based on consultations with communities in Eastern Equatoria, Lakes, Unity, Upper Nile and Warrap States, which were led by the Bureau for Community Security and Small Arms Control (BCSSAC) and the Peace Commission, with technical support from UNDP and financial support from Canada, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the European Union, the Netherlands and other donors.

  • 27 Jun 2012
    Decentralization Roundtable Meeting to be held

    The Roundtable Meeting on Decentralization will be held 28 and 29 June at the South Sudan Hotel. Organized by the Office of the President - Directorate of Inter-Governmental Linkages, Council of States, Local Government Board and with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), this two-day meeting will examine the current policy and regulatory frameworks and the institutional arrangement and mandates for the implementation of decentralization, and consider progress towards decentralization.

  • 18 Jun 2012
    South Sudan to launch South Sudan Statistical Yearbook

    The Statistical Yearbook 2011 has compiled statistics covering conditions in South Sudan, including agriculture, demographics, education, health, housing, labour and macroeconomic indicators. These statistics are critical to help Government in developing policies that will contribute to the development of South Sudan while also providing a baseline from which to track progress on development, economic growth and progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 22 May 2012
    Northern Bahr el Ghazal state to transfer land to 900 returnees

    On Thursday 24 May, the Honourable Governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, Paul Malong Awan, will announce the transfer of land to over 900 returnees, in a programme jointly supported by the United Nations Development Programme and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

  • 22 May 2012
    South Sudan to launch National Cooperatives Strategy

    The first National Conference on the Cooperatives Strategy is a two-day workshop that will take place on 23 – 24 May 2012 at the Regency Hotel. The national conference, which will be opened by the Honourable Betty Achan Ogwaro, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperative and Rural Development will launch the first South Sudan Cooperatives Strategy and mark the “UN International Year of Cooperatives.”

  • 21 May 2012
    National Launch of the first Africa Human Development Report

    This report focuses on food security because without it development will not be possible. Currently, 218 million people or 1 in 4 Africans are suffering from food insecurity, including 55 million children. In South Sudan, 4.7 million people are a risk of food insecurity. Food insecurity is a serious problem that not only devastates families and communities but leaves a legacy with future generations, which impairs livelihoods and undermines human development.

  • 26 Mar 2012
    South Sudan presents the first Environmental Impacts, Risks and Opportunities Assessment Report

    The Ministry of the Environment and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be presenting the Environmental Impacts, Risks and Opportunities Assessment (EIRO) Report on Wednesday 28 March 2012.

  • 26 Mar 2012
    South Sudan Human Rights Commission Launches Human Rights Education and Awareness Creation Programme

    This activity is one of several strategies put in place by the Human Rights Commission to raise awareness about human rights and legal protections in South Sudan. The Commission is working to build synergies with appropriate government institutions and agencies to foster a respect for human rights.

  • 14 Dec 2011
    Closing ceremony: Financial management training for local government officers

    JUBA - The three-week Financial Management Training for Local Government Officers is concluding on Friday 16 December at the Government Accounting Training Centre (GATC).

  • 17 Nov 2011
    Ministers & governors discuss the new South Sudan Development Plan

    During the Governor’s Forum held at the South Sudan Legislative Assembly 14th – 17th November, the ten state Governors, together with their State Ministers of Finance, Speakers of the State Legislature, members of the National Legislature, and key national Ministers under the leadership of the Vice President H.E. Dr. Riek Machar Teny, discussed the next steps for the South Sudan Development Plan (SSDP). The Governors’ Forum is organized by the Office of the President with support from UNDP.

  • 16 Aug 2011
    International Youth Day march addresses youth issues

    A two day justice workshop for traditional authorities was held from 26 – 27 July at the Royal Garden Hotel in Juba, attended by 50 chiefs from Central Equatoria State.

  • 27 Jul 2011
    Traditional leaders build stronger local justice systems

    A two day justice workshop for traditional authorities was held from 26 – 27 July at the Royal Garden Hotel in Juba, attended by 50 chiefs from Central Equatoria State.

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