Fostering sustainable development across Lake Chad Basin
May 11, 2018
The Lake Chad Basin Governors’ Forum will support ongoing national, regional and multilateral efforts towards the stabilization of the region, including efforts at restoring Lake Chad's waters as part of a long-term solution to ensure sustainable development.
UNDP launches mobile application to help design campaigns to prevent violent extremism
Apr 19, 2018
Tackling extremist narratives should ensure local voices are captured in developing counter messages.
Equipping lawyers and activists with the skills to counter criminalisation of HIV and TB
Feb 23, 2018
Strategic litigation, legal defense and advocacy efforts are vital tools to counter the criminalisation of HIV and tuberculosis (TB) and advance a human rights and evidence-based public health approach.
UNDP and OCHA Chiefs renew call for new way of working
Jan 31, 2018
UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock concluded a three-day joint mission to Ethiopia by urging all stakeholders to increase cooperation to withstand humanitarian and climate-related crises.
- African states pledge to support strengthening of Human Rights Institutions Oct 27, 2017
Combating cross border corruption
Oct 10, 2017
The cross border corruption initiative is part of UNDP’s efforts to support governments in their fight against corruption.
The Development Imperative for a new Future of Governance in Africa
Sep 29, 2017
The High Level Dialogue was a platform for experts to reflect on approaches to democratic governance in Africa.
Youth are vital to establish and maintain peace and security in Africa
Sep 25, 2017
Over 40 young peace-builders and ambassadors attended the West and Central Africa Regional Consultation on Youth, Peace and Security in Cotonou, Benin.
Securing vanilla for farmers and development in Comoros
Sep 18, 2017
Vanilla, ylang-ylang and clove sectors together account for 80 percent of Comoros’ exports and employ 45 percent of the archipelago’s workforce – approximately 123,000 people - placing these sectors at the center of the government’s agricultural policy, and making their promotion a top priority.
- Strong empirical data and effective community engagement essential to prevention and response to violent extremism, UNDP panelists say Aug 25, 2017