Summary: NGO Bill: NGOs welcome a strong regulatory framework; warn NGO Bill should not be used to restrict civil society activities; call for strong consultation on implementation of Bill.
13 May 2015 (Juba, South Sudan) NGOs would welcome a strong regulatory framework in South Sudan -- it would be much easier for NGOs to operate within a coherent and consistent legal environment. It's also important to note that the new Bill includes substantive changes that will make it easier for NGOs to continue serving the people of South Sudan. The NGO Forum is encouraged by the willingness to consult with civil society groups, including NGOs, and to take their feedback into consideration.Date: Attachment: ngos.ngobillstatement.13may15.pdf122.75 KB
Summary: The Chair of the National NGO Steering Committee, of the South Sudan NGO forum, Mr Elijah Manyok, stated today that not only has the current war in South Sudan robbed the South Sudanese people of the human right of peace but has rendered over 6.4 million South Sudanese food insecure with nearly 2.5 million at risk of acute hunger and an estimated 2 million displaced from their homes.Date: Attachment: 2015.02.09. – PR – South Sudan NNGO’s statement at the IGADOCHA meeting in Nairobi – NGO Forum.pdf95.01 KB
Summary: It is with the heaviest of hearts that we remember our colleagues who were killed this week in ethnically targeted violence in Maban County. As an NGO community, we strongly condemn these killings and we offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of our colleagues who have died. Their senseless deaths, after their tireless efforts to provide aid and assistance to the people of South Sudan and to refugees from Sudan, are simply incomprehensible.Date: Attachment: 2014.08.06. – PR – Statement about killing of NGO Workers in Maban - NGO Forum.pdf75.01 KB