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  • 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.

  • 17 Aug 2011
    Women stand up for their rights in the new Republic of South Sudan

    Just a few days after independence was declared, the South Sudan Women Lawyers Association (SSWLA) issued a rallying call to supporters of women's rights, demanding greater equality and human rights for the women of South Sudan.

  • 08 Aug 2011
    Reflections on Independence Day in South Sudan

    It seems a little strange to fall asleep in one country and wake up the next day in a completely new one, all without having moved a single step.

  • 21 Jul 2011
    Ethiopian crop yields to get boost from UNDP, Gates Foundation

    The striped flag of the Republic of South Sudan was raised outside the United Nations Secretariat building in New York on 14 July, shortly after the General Assembly admitted the new country as the 193rd UN member.

  • 15 Jul 2011
    South Sudan officially joins United Nations

    The striped flag of the Republic of South Sudan was raised outside the United Nations Secretariat building in New York on 14 July, shortly after the General Assembly admitted the new country as the 193rd UN member.

  • 13 Jul 2011
    United Nations to scale-up relief for East Africa drought

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today called for an urgent scale-up in assistance for the millions affected by drought across Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and Uganda.