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  • 05 May 2010
    Women entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso

    Without access to financial resources, escaping poverty is difficult. Through UNDP, a growing number of women from Burkina Faso take advantage of financial services that allow them and their families to become self-reliant and enjoy better lives.

  • 04 May 2010
    UNDP Chief hails progress in Mali

    On the first day of her three day visit to Mali, Helen Clark traveled to the legendary city of Timbuktu where she viewed the historic mosques and toured the library that houses its medieval manuscripts.

  • 04 May 2010
    Helen Clark concludes Mali visit

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark wrapped up her Mali visit today where she underscored the country’s progress on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 30 Apr 2010
    UNDP Administrator visits Africa

    New York – UNDP Chief Helen Clark begins a four-country tour of Africa tomorrow to highlight progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the run up to the MDGs Summit in September 2010.

  • 22 Apr 2010
    In northern Ghana, 10 horsepower helps to fight poverty

    Tamale, Ghana — Amadu Mahama has spent the last 20 years trying to make accessible modern energy services to his people in his native Tamale of northern Ghana.

  • 21 Apr 2010
    Director of UNDP in Africa visits Malawi

    The Director of UNDP in Africa, Tegegnework Gettu, attended a finance ministers' summit held jointly by the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

  • 21 Apr 2010
    Burkina Faso: Support for HIV-positive patients

    Once initiated, treatment with antiretroviral medications (ARVs) must be continued for the rest of a patient’s life.

  • 21 Apr 2010
    The Multifunctional Platform: lightening the burden of Burkinabe women

    Although the Millennium Development Goals specifically mention energy-related issues, this sector represents an essential component of the fight against poverty.

  • 15 Apr 2010
    Strengthening peace and security in West Africa

    Dakar - The United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) organized the second annual regional consultation with United Nations (UN) regional directors and resident coordinators based in the sub-region.

  • 14 Apr 2010
    Empowering women to boost African development

    In Sub-Saharan Africa, progress toward achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment has been modest, but several countries have been spearheading policies that address women’s needs.

  • 08 Apr 2010
    Tourism and poverty alleviation in Namibia

    Namibia is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Africa, owing to its vast wildlife and natural resources.

  • 06 Apr 2010
    Tackling gender-based violence in Rwanda

    It is estimated that 250,000 women were raped during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, but today the Rwandan people are reaching out to educate and prevent gender-based violence.

  • 29 Mar 2010
    Anglo American unveils commitment to job creation in South Africa

    Anglo American announces a new enterprise development venture that will help to generate more jobs, support entrepreneurship and strengthen local economies in South Africa.

  • 24 Mar 2010
    Sony partners with UNDP, JICA on anti-AIDS campaign

    Tokyo, Japan -- Sony Corporation is partnering with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to bolster the global fight to end poverty by 2015, with a special focus on the campaign to reverse the spread of HIV and AIDS.

  • 23 Mar 2010
    Launch of inter-university development journal in Mozambique

    The journal on economic, policy and development studies is published by eight Mozambican universities and is produced with UNDP support.

  • 22 Mar 2010
    Ghana: New wells boost school attendance, improve public health

    Villagers in Zukpuri Traditional Area had poor access to potable water supply and very low sanitation conditions.

  • 22 Mar 2010
    Tanzania: Renewable energy powers water supply and irrigation system

    Lake Victoria, located in Tanzania’s north, offers enough water for agricultural irrigation but local communities lack financial resources and adequate technologies to take advantage of it.

  • 19 Mar 2010
    Kenya: Rooting women into enterprise

    A Swahili word that means "to prosper", "Fanikisha" sums up the success of a joint project that aims to promote women in business and investment in Kenya through capacity development and access to finance.

  • 17 Mar 2010
    Promoting African commodity exchanges

    Articles Press Releases Speeches Videos Promoting African commodity exchanges 17 March 2010 In April 2008, Ethiopia’s first commodity exchange was established in a country where only a third of the agricultural produce reached the market.

  • 08 Mar 2010
    Launch of Africa Adaptation Programme in Namibia

    Ondangwa – Namibia has become one of the first African countries to launch the climate change adaptation programme.

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New York Nicolas Douillet
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