World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought falls on 17 June. According to the South Sudan Infrastructure Action Plan (2012), less than 5% of the country's cultivated area is irrigated, making it difficult to ensure food security.
15 June 2013 - The Wau Duathlon raised $15,000 today for a solar panel to be installed in the pediatric section of Wau Teaching Hospital. The male and female winners of the event, organized by UN Volunteers in collaboration with MTN, were awarded round trip tickets to Dubai.
South Sudan will be marking International Day of the African Child on 16 June. The term "child" refers to anyone under the age of 18 or about 51% of the country's 11.8 million population estimate for 2013, of which only 1.6% are enrolled in secondary education.
Juba, 10 June 2013 - The global policy of the United Nations (UN) system on the protection of UN premises is no longer to hire individual contractors. Based on a resolution of the General Assembly of the UN, the current policy is to outsource the protection of UN premises.