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  • 11 Aug 2010
    Sony helps Africa combat the spread of AIDS during 2010 FIFA World Cup™

    The “Public Viewing in Africa” partnership project between Sony Corporation, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) brought 26 World Cup matches live to 24,000 people living in Cameroon and Ghana.

  • 06 Aug 2010
    Kenyans vote for new constitution with UN support

    Kenyans today had two reasons to celebrate – a peaceful referendum and a new constitution, endorsed by 67 percent of the voters.

  • 03 Aug 2010
    Tanzania: enrolling disabled children in primary schools

    Tanzania will soon carry out a population census for persons with disabilities. The government has indicated that the current records of the number of persons living with disabilities are insufficient, affecting the provision of social services to these citizens.

  • 26 Jul 2010
    Access to water is transforming life in rural Senegal

    Darou Ngaraf, Senegal - Kalla Niang, 12, is highly self-assured and energetic. She is busily preparing herself for high school, an opportunity that, until recently, would not have been available to her.

  • 20 Jul 2010
    Tanzania: UNDP project saves mountain forests for future generations

    UNDP has successfully finalized a seven-year biodiversity project that saved thousands of hectares of fragile forestland on a mountain range in northeast Tanzania, a region that the Government has nominated for recognition as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

  • 18 Jul 2010
    UNDP Nigeria calculates its 2009 carbon footprint

    UNDP in Nigeria has just concluded the calculation of its carbon footprint for the 2009 operational year.

  • 14 Jul 2010
    Women Leaders in Ghana

    Accra – Yesterday, on the first day of a three day trip to Ghana, UNDP chief Helen Clark met with women leaders to discuss their contribution to Ghana’s impressive progress towards women’s empowerment and gender equality – one of the eight Millennium Development Goals.

  • 13 Jul 2010
    UNDP promotes solar energy use in Botswana

    Until last year, the Mokgatlhe family in Kgope, a remote village situated 50 kilometres west of Botswana’s capital, had been using firewood to illuminate and heat their home.

  • 09 Jul 2010
    Promoting youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Since 2009 the UNDP Regional Programme for Social Cohesion and Youth Employment, a partnership that is bringing together the, UNDP, ILO, UNESCO and UNIDO, has been supporting 12 Sub-Saharan countries to design macro-economic policies that promote youth employment and facilitate the development of skills among the younger generations.

  • 29 Jun 2010
    A development breakthrough for Africa

    ust sixty days before the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit, UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa will host its annual Regional Management Team Meeting in Ghana (14-17 July), examining the region’s economic and development gains over the past decade and looking into ways of achieving a development breakthrough for Africa.

  • 18 Jun 2010
    Mozambique and 123 UN Member States discuss small arms control

    From 14 – 18 June, 124 U.N. member states, regional and UN bodies as well as 260 civil society organizations discussed how to better control small arms, reviewing the progress made under a 2001 U.N. programme to control the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons.

  • 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.

  • 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
    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).

  • 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.