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  • 25 Oct 2012
    Malawi: Food crisis top of mind for UN Development chief

    Lilongwe - Building resilience into Malawi’s agriculture long term is critical to achieving development progress, said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the second day of her official visit to that country.

  • 23 Sep 2012
    UNDP, Liberian President join efforts to support market women

    New York - The United Nations Development Programme and a fund that is working to boost the livelihoods of women farmers, traders and wholesalers in Liberia, have unveiled a new video documentary to inspire efforts to support similar women’s groups across the African continent.

  • 14 Sep 2012
    Guinea: Economic diversification and good governance at the heart of the debate

    President Alpha Condé and other Guinean officials are gathering here for a two-day forum, along with development partners, for talks on diversifying the Guinean economy and shoring up democratic governance.

  • 06 Sep 2012
    UNDP helping recovery efforts in flood-affected Niger UNDP helping recovery efforts in flood-affected Niger

    As humanitarian agencies mobilize emergency aid in support of the victims of Niger’s recent floods, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working with UN agencies and the Government to assess needs and kick-start early recovery activities.

  • 20 Jul 2012
    Angola: Improved water governance boosts access to clean water

    Luanda, Angola - Over the last three years, some 400,000 Angolans living in the capital, Luanda, and in the western province of Moxico have improved access to clean water and sanitation facilities through a combined boost to infrastructure building and water sector management capacity.

  • 12 Jul 2012
    Rwanda: Women helping lead country’s transformation

    The people of Rwanda have been working tirelessly to put their country’s tumultuous past behind them, paving the way towards a more promising future where peace and stability are helping transform the country into one of Africa’s fastest growing economies.

  • 06 Jul 2012
    South Sudan one year after independence: Increasing non-oil revenues

    The majority of South Sudan’s 10 states have boosted revenue collection by more than 100 percent after setting up functioning state revenue authorities with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 19 Jun 2012
    $1.6 billion needed to help 18.7 million crisis-affected people in Sahel

    Geneva -The United Nations and humanitarian partners today launched new and updated humanitarian appeals for the crisis-stricken Sahel region of West Africa.

  • 18 Jun 2012
    Genocide courts finish work in milestone for Rwanda’s healing

    Rwanda formally closed the Gacaca community courts today, after 10 years of prosecution of those accused in the 1994 genocide.

  • 24 May 2012
    Khartoum Declaration fosters new cooperation

    Khartoum - The Regional Conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Control concluded on May 23rd with the agreement of Sudan, Central African Republic,Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo and Libya to improve their cooperation and coordination through the creation of a regional mechanism that will aim to control, manage and safeguard against the proliferation of small arms and illegal trafficking of weapons.

  • 14 May 2012
    New jobs help Kenyans to fight hunger, food shortages

    The people of Namelok in Kenya's Amboseli region have had to learn to adapt to change. They are ethnic Maasai and traditionally keep livestock, but successive droughts have decimated many of their animals, so they broke with tradition and now cultivate tomatoes, maize and beans.

  • 13 May 2012
    UNDP Chief visits IT incubation centre in Kenya

    Africa is buzzing with innovative ideas, and some of them might just need the right space to develop and become a reality.

  • 08 May 2012
    UNDP congratulates Goodwill Ambassadors Casillas, Zidane, Drogba

    Iker Casillas, Didier Drogba and Zinédine Zidane – all UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors for the fight against poverty and the promotion of the Millennium Development Goals – recently made UNDP proud on the pitch last week.

  • 20 Apr 2012
    Northern Uganda: Peace and incomes help to boost recovery

    In the six years since the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group was driven out of the country, the improved security in northern Uganda is enabling tens of thousands of conflict-affected people to rebuild their lives by earning incomes from small businesses, and gaining access to land for agriculture.

  • 02 Apr 2012
    Landmine clearing efforts help boost Angola’s recovery

    Luanda, Angola – Angolans can now build infrastructure and farm crops more safely, as more than 870 million square metres of land have been cleared of mines since 2008.

  • 16 Mar 2012
    UN Secretary General urges peaceful vote in Guinea Bissau

    The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the people of Guinea Bissau to ensure a peaceful election as voters go to the polls this Sunday to choose a new president.

  • 07 Mar 2012
    Sierra Leone: Saturday courts tackle gender-based violence

    Freetown, Sierra Leone – Survivors of sex- and gender-based violence in Sierra Leone are having their day in court, as the judiciary now sits on Saturdays in a critical first step towards clearing an estimated 700-case backlog.

  • 27 Feb 2012
    Zambia: Olympic Movement gives US$ 50,000 for youth sports and conservation efforts

    Lusaka – International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge on Saturday contributed USD 50,000 towards a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-supported initiative that engages Zambian youth in sports activities while promoting conservation of the environment.

  • 22 Feb 2012
    Women call for peaceful elections in Senegal

    Dakar, Senegal – To coincide with presidential polls, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting women leaders in Senegal as they work with political parties and community groups to promote a peaceful election process.

  • 18 Feb 2012
    UN development chief says conflict often driven by poverty

    Agadez - On the last day of her visit to Niger, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark traveled to the ancient city of Agadez where armed rebellions in the 1990s led to a period marked by violence and instability, resulting in increased poverty and vulnerability for the population.