South Sudan and UN sign a three-year Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework

South Sudan, Juba: President Salva Kiir Mayardit officiated the signing ceremony of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023–2025 between the government and United Nations Development agencies in South Sudan on Wednesday in Juba.

South Sudan, Juba: President Salva Kiir Mayardit officiated the signing ceremony of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023–2025 between the government and United Nations Development agencies in South Sudan on Wednesday in Juba.

In his remarks during the ceremony, President Kiir reaffirmed the government’s commitment to work with development partners, particularly UN agencies, to achieve sustainable peace and prosperity.

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“We have all seen the situation in South Sudan; we need peace, and we need our people to enjoy sustainable development as we implement the peace agreement,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Ms Sarah Beysolow Nyanti, reiterated the commitment of the UN system, across the peace, humanitarian, and development dimensions, to sustain and strengthen the partnership with the government and people of South Sudan to accelerate progress towards the country’s Vision 2040 as well as the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

Both the government and the United Nations endorsed the cooperation framework as the basis for partnership and collaboration over the next three years. 

The document allows UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes (AFPs) operating in South Sudan to reaffirm their commitment to work together to consolidate peace, stabilise and sustain the economy, secure social development, and build the resilience of the South Sudanese population.

The government of South Sudan also tweeted from their official account in which they informed the general public about their signing ceremony of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023–2025 UN agencies.

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And Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan (UNCHRSS) also tweeted about the peace agreement that it is important to sign the peace agreement for South Sudan because Soudan Sudan conflict has become increasingly complex, and millions of civilians are suffering. 

As per the study by United Nations (UN), there are still nine million people in South Sudan who need assistance to survive. People are being killed, maimed, raped and made homeless. 

During the meeting UN also highlighted the displeasure of the Sudanese as well as their sufferings.