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  • 27 Jul 2010
    Promoting young IT entrepreneurs in Ghana

    Accra - Overlooking the Gulf of Guinea from the heart of the old center of Accra is a six-story concrete building that looks perfectly anonymous to the outside world.

  • 26 Jul 2010
    Access to water is transforming life in rural Senegal

    Darou Ngaraf, Senegal - Kalla Niang, 12, is highly self-assured and energetic. She is busily preparing herself for high school, an opportunity that, until recently, would not have been available to her.

  • 20 Jul 2010
    Tanzania: UNDP project saves mountain forests for future generations

    UNDP has successfully finalized a seven-year biodiversity project that saved thousands of hectares of fragile forestland on a mountain range in northeast Tanzania, a region that the Government has nominated for recognition as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

  • 18 Jul 2010
    UNDP Nigeria calculates its 2009 carbon footprint

    UNDP in Nigeria has just concluded the calculation of its carbon footprint for the 2009 operational year.

  • 16 Jul 2010
    UNDP Announces 2010 Red Ribbon Award Winners

    New York - Twenty-five community-based organizations representing 17 countries across the globe have won the 2010 Red Ribbon Award, UNDP has announced.

  • 16 Jul 2010
    UNDP Administrator meets with Ghana’'s president, senior officials

    Accra – On a three day visit to Ghana last week, Helen Clark met with President John Evans Atta Mills, ministers, senior officials, and women leaders.

  • 14 Jul 2010
    Women Leaders in Ghana

    Accra – Yesterday, on the first day of a three day trip to Ghana, UNDP chief Helen Clark met with women leaders to discuss their contribution to Ghana’s impressive progress towards women’s empowerment and gender equality – one of the eight Millennium Development Goals.

  • 13 Jul 2010
    UNDP promotes solar energy use in Botswana

    Until last year, the Mokgatlhe family in Kgope, a remote village situated 50 kilometres west of Botswana’s capital, had been using firewood to illuminate and heat their home.

  • 09 Jul 2010
    Promoting youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Since 2009 the UNDP Regional Programme for Social Cohesion and Youth Employment, a partnership that is bringing together the, UNDP, ILO, UNESCO and UNIDO, has been supporting 12 Sub-Saharan countries to design macro-economic policies that promote youth employment and facilitate the development of skills among the younger generations.

  • 02 Jul 2010
    Women's Empowerment in Africa: Access to Land, Credit, and Markets

  • 29 Jun 2010
    A development breakthrough for Africa

    ust sixty days before the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit, UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa will host its annual Regional Management Team Meeting in Ghana (14-17 July), examining the region’s economic and development gains over the past decade and looking into ways of achieving a development breakthrough for Africa.

  • 18 Jun 2010
    Mozambique and 123 UN Member States discuss small arms control

    From 14 – 18 June, 124 U.N. member states, regional and UN bodies as well as 260 civil society organizations discussed how to better control small arms, reviewing the progress made under a 2001 U.N. programme to control the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons.

  • 14 Jun 2010
    Stars call on citizens to get on the pitch and kick out poverty

    New York/Cape Town, South Africa —To kick-off the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassadors, Didier Drogba and Zinedine Zidane, launched an anti-poverty TV spot appealing for the world to live up to the challenge and join the team that will beat poverty.

  • 12 Jun 2010
    Getting kids off the street and into hope seen as important part of Africa’'s development

    Cape Town, South Africa - HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco visited today a sports community center in the municipality of Gugulethu in Cape Town, South Africa.

  • 11 Jun 2010
    Uganda: UNDP launches Economics and Gender curriculum

    Uganda’s Makerere University in conjunction with UNDP today launched a new Master of Arts focusing on economics and gender, the first of its kind in an African University.

  • 07 Jun 2010
    UNDP and Sony bring the 2010 FIFA World Cup to Cameroon's poor

    NEW YORK/TOKYO/YAOUNDE, Cameroon —In the lead up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, Official FIFA Partner, Sony Corporation, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a campaign to bolster efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 14 May 2010
    African musicians join the UN in a song to end poverty by 2015

    Johannesburg, South Africa – Helen Clark, the chair of the UN Development Group which brings together all UN agencies working in development, today launched 8 Goals for Africa, a campaign song by eight of Africa’s best known musicians, calling for commitment to achieve the Millennium Development Goals - a set of eight internationally-agreed goals designed to reduce poverty, hunger, disease, and maternal and child deaths by 2015.

  • 12 May 2010
    UN Development Chief in South Africa to highlight the MDGs

    Helen Clark, the Administrator of UNDP, arrives in Johannesburg on 12 May for a three-day official visit where she will meet with President Jacob Zuma and other senior government officials and host a discussion on gender in South Africa with women leaders from business, politics, academia and the media.

  • 12 May 2010
    Brazil and Mozambique team up on small arms reduction

    When Mozambique’s civil war ended in 1992, the government vowed to rid the country of small firearms. Although successful campaigns secured more than 260,500 guns from former combatants, up to 1.4 million weapons are still circulating illegally within the country.

  • 11 May 2010
    Tanzania makes progress on education and deepening democracy

    Dar es Salaam - On the last day of her four-day official visit to Tanzania, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) chief Helen Clark met with President Jakaya Kikwete to discuss Tanzania’s progress on a range of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including high primary school enrolment and greater representation of women in decision-making.

Contact UNDP Africa
New York Nicolas Douillet
Communciations Specialist

nicolas.douillet@undp.org +1 212 906 5937