International Day for Disaster Reduction - Speech of UNDP Country DirectorOct 13, 2015On behalf of UNDP, I am delighted to join you in celebrating this year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction. It is a day when people come together to celebrate the ways in which people and communities are working to reduce disaster risks, including disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness. I am particularly pleased to see the enthusiastic participation of school children and youth in the celebrations.
Capacity Enhancement in South Sudan Induction Workshop October 8, 2015 - Remarks delivered by UNDP RR a.i.Oct 8, 2015I am pleased to join you today on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, South Sudan. Today is a momentous day for South Sudan and for all the Civil Service Support Officers. Today, we cherish and celebrate memorable moment as the country welcomes the29 CSSOs from Kenya to South Sudan under the second phase of the RSS IGAD Regional Initiative.
Programme Criticality workshop, Opening remarks by Eugene Owusu, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator.Aug 25, 2015Dear Colleagues, I welcome you all to this workshop on Programme Criticality. I am delighted that so many of you have made the time to participate. I am even more pleased that a number of our colleagues from UNMISS are here with us. This is truly a reflection of the UN ‘Delivering as One’.
Talking Points: Deputy Country Director, UNDP, Amanda Serumaga Annual Forum for Traditional LeadersJul 14, 2015There is wealth knowledge about the history of customary laws and their application within the South Sudan context. At a time when South Sudan continues to search for a peace, the questions of justice, accountability and reconciliation remain central. It may, therefore, be fair to say that this forum comes at an opportune time.
Statement by Toby Lanzer, UN Deputy Special Representative & Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident RepresentativeNov 26, 2013Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me to speak here this morning. It is a privilege to address you in Freedom Hall as I did one year ago. This is the tenth Governors’ Forum held since 2006; and the third held in independent South Sudan. This Forum is becoming a tradition that serves the country well. UNDP is proud to have supported the previous Governors’ Forums, and to work under the leadership of the Government to make it a success.
Balázs Horváth, UNDP Country Director at South Sudan National Social Protection Policy Validation WorkshopMay 18, 2013The nascent nation of South Sudan faces formidable challenges. This workshop aims at addressing one of these: building an effective, efficient and integrated Social Protection System.
Balázs Horváth, UNDP Country Director at RSS/IGAD Regional Initiative for Capacity Building Exit WorkshopMay 16, 2013Today, we recognize the tremendous progress and efforts made in the past two years by the first group of 46 Civil Service Support Officers deployed in South Sudan. You worked in over a dozen institutions including seven hospitals across the country; a fifth of you were deployed with the Ministry of Labour, Public Services & HR Development at the national level.
Speech by Amanda Serumaga, UNDP Deputy Country Director on Livestock Patrol Unit GraduationApr 18, 2013It is my great pleasure to attend the graduation of the Livestock Patrol Unity and UNDP is honoured to support the South Sudan National Police Service. First, I would like to congratulate the graduates for their hard work and notable achievement.
Balázs Horváth, UNDP Country Director on handover of GIS LaboratoryApr 18, 2013It is my great pleasure to attend the graduation of the Livestock Patrol Unity and UNDP is honoured to support the South Sudan National Police Service. First, I would like to congratulate the graduates for their hard work and notable achievement.
Speech by UNDP Country Director, Balázs Horvath, South Sudan Integrated Fiduciary Assessment Dissemination Workshop, 7 February 2013 - Juba, South SudanFeb 7, 2013First I would like to thank my colleagues from the World Bank for inviting me to participate in this discussion on the findings from the South Sudan Integrated Fiduciary Assessment. This assessment was conducted jointly with the African Development Bank, the World Bank and UNDP in June and July of 2011. The objectives of the assessment were, one, to develop a shared understanding of the current state of the Planning and Financial management and procurement systems in the country. And two, to identify the strengths and weaknesses so fiduciary risks associated with the use of public funds can be assessed, mitigated, and managed.