April 17 International Sports Day

Sports together for a united country

Celebrating the international day of sports for development and peace

UNESCO and UNMISS marked the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace by organizing a colorful and vibrant afternoon of sports at the Juba Basketball Stadium. An estimated 2,000 people thoroughly enjoyed the commemorations.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) arranged the event in close cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, the National Olympic Committee and the Maale Foundation for Heritage Development as a way to build trust and develop new partnerships with South Sudanese organizations. Read More

UN Women advocates for women in leadership and end to child marriage

Inspired by the global theme “Pledge For Parity”, the 2016 celebration of the International Women’s Day in South Sudan comprised of series of activities including panel discussions, video messages by prominent male leaders in government, civil society and United Nations system as well as drama and music by young people in support of ending early marriages.

UN Women in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare; embassies of the Sweden, UK and the Norway; CSOs, media, the private sector and youth and women organized two panel discussions with the focus on ending child marriage and women in leadership to raise awareness, exchange local and global experiences and to forge the way forward on accelerating women leadership, participation and inclusion of women in all spheres of life and to brainstorm on strategies to end child marriage, a harmful cultural practices that reverses the efforts to promote gender equality and women empowerment in South Sudan. Read More

United Nations Country Team Retreat - February 18.

United Nations Country Team Retreat

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) held their retreat on February 18, 2016 at Crown Hotel in Juba. The aim of the retreat was to identify a common vision and generate an agreed work plan that demonstrates member commitment to ‘Delivering as One’.

This event brought together all heads of agencies working in South Sudan and co-chairs of the different groups working within the country team including Operations Management Team (OMT), Programme Management Team (PMT) and the United Nations Communications Group (UNCG).

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