UNEP has been active in South Sudan since 2009, engaged in creating and developing environmental awareness on a national scale to support the government and the people of South Sudan. UNEP has a well-established partnership with the Government of South Sudan, and works closely with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperatives and Rural Development.
In 2010, UNEP led the “Juba Clean and Green” campaign which made major headlines in South Sudan and helped to put environmental issues on the agenda of the government, the UN community and the citizens of Juba, the capital and the largest city in the country.
Today, UNEP maintains its focus on environmental management through three major areas:
1. Community management of natural forests;
2. Solid waste management;
3. Environmental governance.
UNEP South Sudan is funded primarily by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).