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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 06 Apr 2010
    Tackling gender-based violence in Rwanda

    It is estimated that 250,000 women were raped during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, but today the Rwandan people are reaching out to educate and prevent gender-based violence.

  • 23 Mar 2010
    Launch of inter-university development journal in Mozambique

    The journal on economic, policy and development studies is published by eight Mozambican universities and is produced with UNDP support.

  • 22 Mar 2010
    Ghana: New wells boost school attendance, improve public health

    Villagers in Zukpuri Traditional Area had poor access to potable water supply and very low sanitation conditions.

  • 22 Mar 2010
    Tanzania: Renewable energy powers water supply and irrigation system

    Lake Victoria, located in Tanzania’s north, offers enough water for agricultural irrigation but local communities lack financial resources and adequate technologies to take advantage of it.

  • 19 Mar 2010
    Kenya: Rooting women into enterprise

    A Swahili word that means "to prosper", "Fanikisha" sums up the success of a joint project that aims to promote women in business and investment in Kenya through capacity development and access to finance.