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Whole-of-Government efforts in South Sudan launched in 2012

Independence celebrated in South Sudan.
Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

When South Sudan achieved independence in July 2011 after decades of war, Denmark reacted quickly by launching a comprehensive development and stabilisation programme. The Danish efforts target the core priorities in South Sudan’s peace-building and state-building processes and focus on two components: good governance and public safety. Support is given to develop government structures that facilitate efficient and transparent service delivery to the general public and to enhance the capacity of the public administration. Denmark supports conflict resolution in local communities and supports initiatives to prevent violence against women.

The Peace and Stabilisation Fund contributes DKK 25 million and supports reform of the security sector and promotion of civil-military coordination in the UN through advisory assistance to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator’s Office. The Danish Armed Forces have posted a number of officers to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), just as Denmark have posted a number of civilian advisors, including the head of the EU Aviation Security Mission (EUAVSEC) to South Sudan.

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