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  • 20 Nov 2009
    UNDP empowers communities to treat TB in Burkina

    18-year-old Mouniratou in Bobo-Dioulassou is happiness itself. Two weeks ago she took her last pill, putting an end to a six-month long treatment for tuberculosis, still a major public health problem in Burkina Faso.

  • 18 Nov 2009
    Kenyans, Moroccan receive top awards for Africa photo contest

    New York — The winning photographs of an eco-themed photo contest focused on Africa feature environmentalists planting trees in a water catchment area in Kenya, Moroccan women turning plastic bags into handbags as part of a fair trade project, and a Kenyan couple planting a tree on their wedding day.

  • 18 Nov 2009
    Hunger is the lack of rain

    “Hunger is the lack of rain.” ("A fome é a falta de chuva"): these are the words of a local farmer from Chicualacuala, a small town situated in the South-west of Mozambique, when asked about the causes of food insecurity in the country.

  • 17 Nov 2009
    Crown Prince Haakon completes Botswana trip

    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has completed a three-day visit of Botswana where he met with officials, addressed students on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and visited a biodiversity project.

  • 16 Nov 2009
    Budget reform and achieving the MDGs in West and Central Africa

    UNDP's regional office for West and Central Africa will convene a group of international experts to discuss improved budget programming to accomplish the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the sub-region.

  • 13 Nov 2009
    Côte d'Ivoire: UN transports voters lists for upcoming poll

    13 November - The United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) began transporting provisional voters lists to polling stations across the country in preparation for the upcoming presidential election.

  • 27 Oct 2009
    Factsheet: UNDP's support to the Mozambique elections

    The fourth general election in Mozambique will take place on Wednesday 28 October 2009.

  • 27 Oct 2009
    More than 1,700 observers oversee Mozambican elections

    Maputo - Mozambique is almost ready for the elections. Seven helicopters are making the last material deliveries to the polling posts.

  • 23 Oct 2009
    In Nigeria, CFCs will soon be a thing of the past

    With the help of UNDP, in collaboration with the government, Nigeria is making great strides ahead in becoming green, thanks to a USD 13 million project that will phase out chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) from household equipment like refrigerators and air conditioners.

  • 19 Oct 2009
    UNDP helps to set up solar villages in Benin

    Until recently, the villages of Hon and Koussoukpa, like many others, (100 kilometers from Cotonou, Benin’s economic capital) got their light from oil lamps and candles, suffering all the damage to health and the environment.

  • 16 Oct 2009
    In Gabon, employment and environmental protection go hand in hand

    A few years on, residents in disadvantaged areas of Libreville no longer look twice at the men and women wearing overalls, boots and protective masks as they push their wheelbarrows full of bin bags through the streets of the capital.

  • 09 Oct 2009
    Africa comes together in Burkina to talk about climate change

    Ouagadougou, 9 October - The Global Forum on Sustainable Development, to be held here from 9 to 11 October, will enable sub-Saharan Africa to continue to consolidate its views on climate change.

  • 05 Oct 2009
    Africans, with most to gain, face tough barriers to movement

    Johannesburg/Dakar, 5 October 2009—Migration is a way for Africans to improve their lives, but most seeking to move, face significant barriers, particularly across borders, according to the 2009 Human Development Report launched today.

  • 25 Sep 2009
    Journalists commit to fair communication on Mozambique election

    Maputo, 24 September 2009 - “Being impartial, truthful and not influencing the voter in any way will be the key principles guiding me during the current election campaign.”

  • 23 Sep 2009
    UNDP to support Burundi elections

    Bujumbura, 23 September - UNDP is to manage a USD44 million basket fund to support Burundi’s 2010 election process, sealing the country’s transition to peace.

  • 10 Sep 2009
    UN assists flood victims in Ouagadougou

    “Early in the morning, water began to pour into my house and it quickly rose to my knees. The house collapsed and we lost everything we had. Now, we have nowhere to go” says Denise Dagano, one of the 150,000 people affected by the flood that struck the capital of Burkina Faso on 1 September.

  • 04 Sep 2009
    DR Congo: More than a million people register to vote

    More than 1.25 million people have registered to vote in Kinshasa Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the first phase of a countrywide exercise to revise the electoral roll, ahead of local elections scheduled for 2010.

  • 31 Aug 2009
    Niger: UNDP boosts livelihoods for women and girls

    About 1,200 conflict-affected women and girls in northern Niger are benefiting from an economic recovery assistance programme that will also promote cooperation among previously conflicting communities.

  • 26 Aug 2009
    Tanzania launches forest initiative to address climate change

    Tanzania has embarked on a $4.2 million initiative to fight climate change by focusing on sustainable forest management.

  • 03 Aug 2009
    Mozambique prepares for October elections

    ”I have voted in every election since 1994. I feel it is my right as a citizen, and I want to use it”, said Mrs. Julieta Batista from Maputo as she registered on the 28th of July.

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New York Nicolas Douillet
Communciations Specialist +1 212 906 5937