600 Burundian youth fixing roads to help rebuild peace
Mar 24, 2017
Since December 2016 more than 600 Burundian young women and men wearing t-shirts printed with the message “I commit to peace for my country” have been busy rehabilitating roads, and cleaning and constructing drainage systems in parts of the capital city Bujumbura to help build stronger community ties to reinforce peace. In Burundi, UNDP is the lead agency on early recovery and durable solutions for crisis-affected communities, focused on a smooth transition between humanitarian and development activities.
- World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report Mar 21, 2017
- Many left behind by human development progress in sub-Saharan Africa, UNDP Report finds Mar 21, 2017
- Remarks by Ruby Sandhu-Rojon at the launch of UNDP’s Strategic Assessment Report on the Central Africa sub-region Mar 14, 2017
- Opening address by Mr. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye at the Regional Experience-Sharing Workshop On Senegal’s Emergency Community Development Programme in Dakar Mar 14, 2017
- Renewed commitment and a sub-regional approach needed for peace and stability in Central Africa, says UNDP Mar 14, 2017
Thousands of Fathers Join Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau In Pledge to Stand Up for Daughters Around the World
Mar 7, 2017
A new Care2 petition from Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, actor on the HBO series Game of Thrones and goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is calling on fathers to unite and empower women and girls by promoting literacy and education around the world. More than 18,000 people have taken the pledge.
- Statement by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye at the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission Briefing on the Situation in the Sahel region Mar 6, 2017
Benin embarks on the production of non-polluting energy from agricultural residues
Feb 23, 2017
Benin is faced with the difficulty of households’ access to modern energy, while it has enormous potential in terms of renewable energies. With a view to diversifying sources of energy supply and ensuring sustainable energy supply to the population, on 27 January 2017 the Government of Benin signed with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) the Project for the Promotion of Sustainable production of biomass electricity in Benin.
Ending corruption can boost sustainable development
Feb 17, 2017
Combating illicit financial flows, building up capacities in public administrations and encouraging partnerships with the private sector are some of the initiatives that could be implemented in the fight against corruption. These were some of the solutions offered by panelists who participated in the seventh Maendeleo Policy Forum held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the theme “Corruption as an impediment towards SDGs achievement: What must Africa do?”. The forum offered an opportunity for practitioners on corruption prevention to provide some useful reference points and more understanding of what works and what does not in different countries in Africa.