Madagascar votes in milestone local electionJul 31, 2015Voters today headed to the polls in Madagascar to elect mayors and local officials. The election was one of the final steps of a Southern African Development Community (SADC)-brokered roadmap to end the crisis and consolidate the country’s young democracy.
Political will and sustained financing needed to ensure Africa’s poor are not left behindApr 9, 2015The strong political will of Africa’s leaders is needed to ensure increased and sustained financing for social protection initiatives, if the continent is to lift millions of people out of poverty and onto the path to prosperity.
Japan supplementary funds target peace, stability, crisis response in AfricaMar 17, 2015The Government of Japan has contributed USD 26.5 million towards the work of UNDP in Africa, focusing on preventing and responding to crises.
Ebola: UNDP reaching out to Guineans, one household at a timeNov 25, 2014With support from UNDP, religious leaders in N'Zérékoré, in the heart of Guinea’s forest region where the West African Ebola outbreak first appeared, have taken the lead in informing their citizens on how to prevent the disease.
On visit to Kenya’s iHub, UN Secretary-General calls for use of ICT to tackle emerging development challengesOct 31, 2014Mobile technologies and the Internet are opening new channels of interaction and can be used for gathering, disseminating and analyzing information, which can accelerate action to protect natural resources, combat climate change and help vulnerable people.
São Tomé and Príncipe: Early warning systems protect farmers and fishermenAug 27, 2014A 4-year project aims to increase the resilience of local farming and fishing communities to climate-related shocks.
Protecting displaced people in South SudanAug 19, 2014UNDP is helping people displaced by the conflict to learn about their rights, and how to avoid intimidation and sexual and gender-based violence.
Second round of Presidential elections in Guinea-BissauMay 19, 2014After a successful first round which had a voter turnout of 88 percent - the highest in the history of democratic elections in the country -, Guinea-Bissau held its second round of presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday 18 May.
Malawi 50 years later - the importance of the 2014 elections May 19, 2014This year marks the 50th independence anniversary in Malawi and tomorrow the first-ever tripartite elections in the country will take place – an event that offers a unique opportunity to consolidate democracy in the country.
Helen Clark and Madagascar’s President Discuss the Country’s Transition, Development AgendaMar 17, 2014The UNDP Administrator Helen Clark today met with the President of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, who, on his second official visit outside the country, came to meet senior United Nations officials in New York.
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