Press releases

  • Horticulture development for improved quality of life and enhanced food security Sep 5, 2017

    Agriculture development and food security have faced many challenges in developing countries, hence the adoption of modern technology in horticulture ranging from greenhouse technology, micro-irrigation to post-harvest technologies, has become necessary in improving the quality of life with better food security

  • Building Skills for Young Leaders in Sudan Aug 28, 2017

    The Office of United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRCO) and the United Nations Department of Political Affairs (UNDPA), in cooperation with the Political Parties Affairs Council, organized a five-day workshop titled Building Skills of Youth Leadership in Sudanese Political Parties from 20 to 24 August 2017 at Al Salam Rotana Hotel in Khartoum. The workshop aimed to enhance the social responsibility of these young political leaders with an opportunity to think globally and apply locally

  • UNDF Showcases the results of the FaST activities from Darfur at the QFFD event in Khartoum Aug 22, 2017

    It was the perfect occasion for the UNDF to highlight its partnership with QFFD and showcase the results of the FaST activities in the 5 states of Darfur. QFFD has committed US$88.5m to UNDF to support the FaST activities of the Darfur Development Strategy (DDS); $56m of this amount now been provided.

  • IOM Delivers a Training of Trainers and Pilot Curriculum Workshop for the Sudanese Criminal Justice System Aug 6, 2017

    over the course of the last two weeks, a 10-day training for 20 senior-level judges, lawyers and police officers on investigating and prosecuting human trafficking cases has taken place at the Sudan Judicial and Legal Science Institute.

  • UNHCR voices serious concern over disturbances in White Nile State refugee camp Aug 6, 2017

    The incident reportedly started with rumours that a refugee youth had died in police custody. An investigation is currently underway by Sudanese authorities to identify those responsible. ‘‘UNHCR appeals for calm. Refugees, like everyone else, are subject to obey the law. The use of violence can never be condoned,’’ said UNHCR’s Representative in Sudan, Noriko Yoshida, after witnessing the damages in the camp with Sudan’s State Minister of Interior and the Commissioner for Refugees on Friday. ‘‘We extend our deepest sympathies to innocent victims caught up in the disturbance and their families.’’

  • Sudan and FAO launch four-year programme framework to enhance food and nutrition security US$ 72 million framework defines areas of programmatic focus Jul 25, 2017

    Agriculture is the most important economic sector in Sudan, accounting for nearly one-third of the country’s National Gross Domestic Product. Around two-thirds of the population live off of agriculture, with about 80 percent of the local labour force gaining jobs through this sector