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  • 16 Jan 2012
    UNDP chief pledges to support Guinea’s political transition

    Conakry - Wrapping up her three day visit to Guinea, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark reiterated UNDP’s support to the west African country’s political transition and urged the authorities to finalize plans for legislative elections.

  • 14 Dec 2011
    South Sudan services must reach women and girls, UNDP chief says

    Washington — The world’s newest country has made progress in delivering social services since it declared independence in July, but South Sudan has much work ahead and needs international support, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said.

  • 12 Dec 2011
    UNDP invests in livelihoods to ease tensions in northern Kenya

    With the famine in Somalia sparking an increased flow of refugees into neighbouring Kenya, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is scaling up its programmes to help improve the living conditions in the northern part of the country.

  • 09 Dec 2011
    UN helping South African communities to access sustainable energy

    Durban - UN agencies and the South African government unveiled this week a pilot project that provides communities outside of Durban with access to clean energy.

  • 08 Dec 2011
    Ethiopia launches strategy for low-emission climate resilient development

    Durban, 8 December –Ethiopia will embark on a national plan that aims to boost the country’s development over the next twenty years while keeping its greenhouse emissions to current levels.

  • 06 Dec 2011
    Climate change: voices from the field

    Upon their arrival in Durban, five African journalists who recently participated in a UNDP-sponsored climate change awareness raising caravan traveling from Nairobi, shared their extraordinary, first-hand accounts of climate change with participants at the UN Climate Change Negotiations.

  • 05 Dec 2011
    Setting sustainable public transport in motion in South Africa

    High travel demand for private cars and mini-bus taxis make transport the second-largest greenhouse gas emission source in South Africa, where urban areas are characterized by low residential densities and long travel distances, which particularly affect the low incomes sector of society.

  • 25 Nov 2011
    The road to Durban: youth caravan highlights Africa’s changing climate

    New York - On 27 November, completing a two-week drive from Nairobi, a convoy of 150 youths campaigning for decisive climate action will be greeted by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, UN officials and African performers in a large inter-faith rally in Durban, South Africa.

  • 18 Nov 2011
    Ghanaian experience exemplifies progress, environmental challenges

    Launching the 2011 Human Development Report in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, the Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Rebeca Grynspan, said environmental degradation could seriously affect human development in Africa and around the world.

  • 15 Nov 2011
    UNDP response to inaccurate HDR coverage in Rwanda

    The headline in the New Times story of 14 November on the 2011 Human Development Report states erroneously that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Rwanda, Aurelien Agbenonci, termed the Report ‘misleading.’

  • 27 Oct 2011
    Liberians Urged To Cast Ballots in Runoff Vote

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 26—Liberia’s ongoing election poses a major test for the West African country, a senior UN Development Programme (UNDP) official said here Wednesday, urging Liberians to turn out in large numbers for a runoff vote Nov. 8.

  • 11 Oct 2011
    NEPAD/UNDP Africa Strengthen their Collaboration

    On 11 October, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa and the NEPAD Planning Agency (New Partnership for Africa’s Development) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their relationship toward a more strategic partnership.

  • 07 Oct 2011
    UNDP salutes Nobel Laureates

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, compatriot Leymah Gbowee, and Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman were jointly awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peacebuilding work.

  • 05 Oct 2011
    Successful Nigeria elections boost democratic process

    Nigeria’s general elections held from April and May of this year were widely hailed as credible, free and fair by international observers and citizen groups.

  • 26 Sep 2011
    UN pays tribute to Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai

    The United Nations today paid tribute to Professor Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners, who died on Sunday.

  • 23 Sep 2011
    Zambians praised for peaceful elections

    Lusaka, 23 September 2011 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon today commended the Zambian people following recent elections, saying he was “pleased that Zambians had shown Africa and the world that change can be brought about peacefully when democracy is allowed to flourish.”

  • 19 Sep 2011
    What is UNDP doing to Respond to the Horn of Africa Food Crisis?

    After consecutive seasons of inadequate rainfall, countries in the Horn of Africa are facing the worst drought in 60 years – leading to the largest food crisis in 20 years, and the world’s first famine of this century. UNDP is engaged with humanitarian actors in the region as an essential part of the response, addressing underlying factors of livelihoods and governance.

  • 06 Sep 2011
    Football legend Marta, in Sierra Leone, calls for more women decision-makers

    Freetown — Five-time FIFA player of the year, Marta Vieira Da Silva, in Sierra Leone Sunday, threw her support behind efforts to involve more women in decision-making positions.

  • 29 Aug 2011
    UN pays tribute to victims of Nigeria blast

    A minute of silence was observed for the victims of Friday's deadly car bomb attack at the United Nations compound in Abuja, Nigeria.

  • 26 Aug 2011
    UNDP deeply saddened by deaths in Nigeria UN attack

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is deeply saddened by the loss of UN personnel and Nigerian citizens killed today in a car bomb attack at the UN compound in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.