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  • 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.

  • 10 May 2010
    Biodiversity, MDGs top Helen Clark's Tanzania agenda

    Articles Press Releases Speeches Videos Biodiversity, MDGs top Helen Clark's Tanzania agenda 10 May 2010 Helen Clark continues her four country visit to Africa, meeting today with Tanzania’s Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs, Mustafa Mkulo to discuss the country’s progress towards the MDGs, particularly on combating HIV/AIDS, empowering women, and enrolling children in primary school.

  • 10 May 2010
    Rwanda’s reforms boost progress on school enrolment

    Kigali, Rwanda — When the Rwandan Government drafted the first status report on the Millennium Development Goals in 2003, the main focus was economic stabilisation.

  • 08 May 2010
    UNDP Administrator meets with Tanzania Foreign Minister

    Dar es Salaam - UNDP chief Helen Clark met today with Tanzania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Bernard Kamillius Membe, on the first day of a four day official visit to Tanzania.

  • 06 May 2010
    Rural technology for development in Burkina Faso

    Ouagadougou — On the first day of her official visit to Burkina Faso, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) chief Helen Clark met yesterday with rural women farmers who benefit from a regional energy and food processing programme that is turning them into entrepreneurs while promoting local access to energy and rural development across the country.

  • 06 May 2010
    Community organizations key to fighting HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso

    On the last day of her official visit to Burkina Faso, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visited one of 176 UNDP supported community HIV/AIDS associations and spoke with sex workers about their concerns for the future.

  • 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
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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New York Nicolas Douillet
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