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Juba, South Sudan

The mayor of Juba is Stephen Wani Michael
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Juba is the capital and largest city of South Sudan. As of 2014, it has an estimated population of over 490 000. It became the world's newest capital in 2011 when South Sudan formally declared independence.

The city is a river port and monitors a lot of the traffic along the Nile. Juba was known as a major transport hub in the region, but the challenges posed by the civil war have made maintaining this status difficult.

Due to the conflict, sustainability goals have been hard to achieve in the city. Despite this, prior to the civil war, Juba was known as a green, bustling city and can achieve this again.

UNESCO has been working with local authorities to promote the collaboration of UN agencies and media associations to promote peacebuilding iniatives to promote lasting peace and sustainable development.

Due to the contexts of South Sudan, initiatives like ACCORD and others focus on bringing lasting peace to the region so that sustainable development can then occur.