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Region:Asia Pacific Current UN Women Plan Period Afghanisthan:2018-2022
i-icon World Bank Income Classification:Low Income The World Bank classifies economies for analytical purposes into four income groups: low, lower-middle, upper-middle, and high income. For this purpose it uses gross national income (GNI) per capita data in U.S. dollars, converted from local currency using the World Bank Atlas method, which is applied to smooth exchange rate fluctuations. i-icon Least Developed Country:Yes Since 1971, the United Nations has recognized LDCs as a category of States that are deemed highly disadvantaged in their development process, for structural, historical and also geographical reasons. Three criteria are used: per capita income, human assets, and economic vulnerability. i-icon Gender Inequality Index:0.575 GII is a composite metric of gender inequality using three dimensions: reproductive health, empowerment and the labour market. A low GII value indicates low inequality between women and men, and vice-versa. i-icon Gender Development Index:0.723 GDI measures gender inequalities in achievement in three basic dimensions of human development: health, education, and command over economic resources.
i-icon Population:209,497,025 Source of population data: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2022). World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision Male:19,976,265 (9.5%) Female:189,520,760 (90.5%)
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$17.56 M Planned Budget
$9.42 M Actual Budget
$8.14 M Shortfall

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South Sudan has experienced several civil conflicts since its independence in 2011. In 2018, the country signed the revitalized peace agreement that provides new entry points for the incorporation of women’s rights and gender provisions, including an increased affirmative action quota for women’s representation at all levels of government from 25 to 35%. As this is a fragile, emerging state, the UN Women South Sudan Country Office (SSCO) supports the implementation of norms, policies and standards to set the foundation for gender inclusive peacebuilding, post-conflict reconstruction and transitional justice. Additionally, the SSCO works with key partners such as government, women leaders, women-led organizations, civil society and UN agencies to promote women, peace and security, gender in humanitarian action, women’s economic empowerment, and the ending of violence against women. The SSCO also plays a critical role in UN coordination of gender equality and women’s empowerment. 

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Revenue recognition per management accounts reporting (as per Revenue Management Policy). 2022 figures are preliminary, pending final audit.
Resources shown are only allocated towards development work.
The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.
References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).
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