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29 Nov 2017 description

29 November 2017, JUBA – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the national rule of law institutions (Ministry of Justice, Police, Prisons, and Judiciary) recently feted the graduation of the first batch of 100 rule of law women in English and computer skills. In a ceremony held at the Kampala University Juba campus on Thursday 23 November, the 100 women were commended for successfully completing the six-month training, which included English literacy, numeracy, and computer skills.

02 Oct 2017 description

Peace and stability are key to achieving the Global Goals in the Arab States, EU-UNDP report says

First report on the partnership between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Arab States was released today in Brussels.

Entitled “ Empowering people and building peaceful societies”, the report showcases results of the many initiatives carried out by the EU and UNDP, impacting the lives of millions of people across the region.

28 Sep 2017 description

Juba, 28 September 2017— the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Access to Justice project in collaboration with Human Rights Initiative launched a pocket guide on Wednesday "Legal Provisions Relating to Gender Equality and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in South Sudan" with a consensus on the need to transform and scale up the country’s gender legal framework, to enhance the protection of women and girls against discrimination, forced marriage and gender-based violence.

21 Sep 2017 description

20 September 2017, Juba — Stakeholders met on Wednesday to review and discuss the contents of a manual on the investigation and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) cases in South Sudan. The validation workshop was presided over by the Undersecretary of Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Hon. James Mayen Oka and the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Gender, Child, and Social Welfare Hon. Esther Ikere.

21 Sep 2017 description

21 September 2017, Juba — The Kingdom of the Netherlands and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a new agreement on Thursday extending support to strengthening the rule of law and expanding access to justice for the people of South Sudan through 2020.

The new funding totals US$10.2 million until March 2020.

01 Aug 2017 description

Key Points

• Strong commitment from field leadership and operational actors on NWOW needs to be backed by unified direction from headquarters. There is a need for a clear roadmap from the UNDG and IASC to move forward systemically.

11 Jul 2017 description
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Yumbe District Investment Profile
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Adjumani District Investment Profile
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Arua District Investment Profile
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Koboko District Investment Profile
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Lamwo District Investment Profile
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Moyo District Investment Profile
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Hoima District Investment Profile
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Kamwenge District Investment Profile
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Kiryandongo District Investment Profile
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Kyegegwa District Investment Profile

About the Investment Profiles

In preparation for the Uganda Solidarity Summit 2017, the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Uganda to prepare investment profiles.

The profiles are intended to mobilise additional investments and commitments to support the country’s efforts towards a more diversified and resilient economy that integrates refugees.

07 Jul 2017 description

Kampala - Members of the Private Sector have been asked to match up the public sector’s efforts towards supporting refugees.

The call was made by Mr. Patrick Bitature, the Chairperson of Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) during the Uganda Solidarity Summit’s Private Sector Side Event focusing on the theme: “Enabling the Private Sector to support Refugees and Refugee hosting communities.”

29 Jun 2017 description

 According to the Climate Change Vulnerability Index 2017, South Sudan is ranked amongst the five most vulnerable countries in the world alongside the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Haiti and Liberia.

 Studies have shown that over the last three decades, temperature has increased in South Sudan. It is also predicted that temperature in South Sudan will increase by 2 1/2 times more than the global average.

29 Jun 2017 description

29 June 2017, JUBA — A wide-ranging coalition of policy makers, political leaders, and development partners held a two-day interactive conference in Juba, South Sudan designed to generate ideas and concrete action points to protect and help vulnerable communities to adapt against the negative effects of climate change.

29 Jun 2017 description

UNDP Uganda commissioned a study on ‘Uganda’s Contribution to Refugee Protection and Management’ that for the first-time quantified the country's direct and indirect costs. The Government of Uganda now has a baseline of its expenditure in districts hosting refugees for the first time in history.

23 Jun 2017 description

It is a violation of women’s rights, a major global health problem, and is experienced by approximately one in three women worldwide. Yet the fight to end violence against women is too often overlooked and underfunded. In crisis-affected South Sudan where women and girls have long faced the threat of physical and sexual violence as well as early and forced marriage, Viola, 32, is one of the women working to get survivors the support they need.

15 Jun 2017 description

15 June 2017, Juba — A workshop launching a nationwide sensitization process aimed at increasing awareness and generating public opinion on the formation of a Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing (CTRH) kicked off this week at Juba Regency Hotel. The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, with funding from the government of Netherlands and technical support from UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law project.

05 Jun 2017 description

“In our culture, there is a saying, ‘Opi pa koka,’ says Drani Stephen Izakare, Paramount Chief of the Madi people of Uganda. “When someone comes to us for refuge, we take them in, we look after each other.”

He is referring to the hospitality that has been extended to over 200,000 South Sudanese refugees currently settled in the Adjumani district of Northern Uganda. Uganda is known for its progressive policy where refugees are provided land, freedom of movement, and access to employment and social services.

02 Jun 2017 description

2 June 2017, Juba — A two-day orientation and advocacy workshop on the implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS) concluded sessions on Thursday at Juba Regency Hotel. The workshop drew participants from the civil society, women and youth groups, the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism, Strategic Defense and Security Review Committee, and the Commission for Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing Technical Committee.

09 May 2017 description

More than 3.5 million people have been displaced and 7.5 million need emergency aid as a result of South Sudan’s three-year-old civil conflict, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Oil revenues have declined, farming and business activities have halted in many areas, and inflation has soared.

The number of people classified as “severely food insecure” is expected to reach 5.5 million by July 2017, and more than 1 million children are acutely malnourished. The world’s youngest country is now on the brink of mass starvation.

08 May 2017 description

3 May 2017, Bor — Six prosecutors in Jonglei State, including one female, have completed specialized training in investigation and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) cases and child protection issues organized by South Sudan National Police Service in collaboration with UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law project. The training also engaged UNICEF and UNMISS child protection experts as facilitators.

05 May 2017 description

Uganda is the largest refugee hosting country in Africa, with more than one million refugees and asylum seekers. Since the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan in 2013, Uganda has been experiencing increasing numbers of refugees, especially in the districts of West Nile, Northern Uganda. In light of the deteriorating security situation in South Sudan, a continued influx of refugees to Uganda is expected.

  • According to UNHCR, the registered number of new refugees from South Sudan has reached 779,622.

  • 86% of the new refugees are women and children.

03 May 2017 description

by Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Head of Climate Change Adaptation, Global Environmental Finance Unit, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP

This post is part of a series from UNDP experts sharing their views and experiences in the lead up to the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction taking place in May and the World Reconstruction Conference in June.

The world is seeing its worst humanitarian crisis since 1945. Right now, over 20 million people are at risk of starvation.

We are at a crossroads.