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UNDP and Ministry of Justice Organizes Fora on Constitution Making

A nation’s constitution articulates principles, rules and processes that define the institutions of the State, their duties and functions, the relationship between such bodies and the citizens as well as the rights and duties of the citizenship itself.

In recognition of this pivotal issue now at the time where Sudan is experiencing a period of transition, UNDP in a collaborated effort with the Ministry of Justice, helped organize a series of fora in 15 northern states on the constitution making process this month.

The main objective of the workshops was to ensure a wide popular consultative process on the drafting of the upcoming constitution. Through these consultative workshops, the constitution becomes more likely to better reflect the needs and demands of the nation’s citizens as a whole and, therefore, more likely to gain their respect and support.

This month, three workshops were organized in Red Sea , Gedarif and River Nile States. Sudanese, representing a wide spectrum of political and social opinions, including: politicians, the judiciary, students, academics, traditional authorities, law enforcement and civil society participated in the workshops. .
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UNDP discusses with governments officials, NGOs and UN agencies recovery and prospects for long term sustainable development in Darfur

El Fasher, October 10, 2011 – During his first visit to Darfur, the newly appointed United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director Mr. Sayed Aqa met yesterday in El Fasher with the Wali of North Darfur, Mr. Osman Kibir. Mr. Kibir commended the work of UNDP throughout the years, particularly its focus on sustainability and capacity development of State institutions and NGOs in the three Darfur states.

Red Sea State First in Sudan to Expand Role of Civil Society in Budget Making and Expenditure Management

Red Sea State, 4 September, 2011: For the first time in Sudan, a civil society network has been involved in the process of drafting the state budget. To date, the network has expanded community-based budget monitoring to 10 localities in the Red Sea State.


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Established in Sudan in 1965, UNDP is the lead development agency in the country. We are empowering people across Sudan to achieve sustainable peace and development. All our development efforts support the implementation of the peace agreements across the country. Whether in Khartoum, Juba, El-Fasher or Kassala, our strategic interventions aim to develop the capacity of institutions, civil society, and communities to help them consolidate peace, prevent more conflicts, and build a better life.

In partnership with national and international development partners, we are promoting an environment that fosters democratic governance, enhances human security, reduces poverty and diseases, empowers women, ensures environmental sustainability, and contributes to achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.







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