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  • 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.

  • 08 Jul 2011
    South Sudanese women break justice barriers

    Poverty, limited access to basic services, low education and literacy levels - just a few of the barriers to legal and human rights faced by women of Western Equatoria state in South Sudan.

  • 05 Jul 2011
    Tax specialist delivers "real change" in South Sudan

    Through an initiative to raise public awareness and boost the knowledge and skills of public servants in South Sudan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) helped a state in the newly-emerging east African country to increase tax revenues from zero to US$850,000 since February.

  • 10 May 2011
    Op-Ed: The renewable future

    NAIROBI: Renewable energy triggers sharply polarized views. For some, it is a costly white elephant; for others, it is humanity’s savior, promising to emancipate us (and our environment) from the “folly” of fossil fuels.

  • 06 May 2011
    Pro-poor initiative to boost job creation in Africa

    Cape Town, South Africa – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new initiative to boost job creation through pro-poor business development that engages low-income people in Africa as customers, employees, producers or entrepreneurs.

  • 12 Apr 2011
    Cameroon community to return home after lake explosion

    Nearly 1,700 people died in 1986 when Cameroon's Lake Nyos suddenly released deadly levels of carbon dioxide into the air, following a build-up of the gas in the lake.

  • 11 Apr 2011
    Security returning to DR Congo

    Security is gradually returning to parts of the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • 07 Apr 2011
    Multi-use engines drive empowerment in 1,000 Mali villages

    Each night, Koumantou village in southern Mali would to fall into near total darkness. The only light was cast from the restaurant of local businesswoman Kadia Kone.

  • 04 Apr 2011
    UNDP deeply saddened by plane crash deaths in DRC

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) personnel working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were among those killed in a plane crash in Kinshasa on Monday.

  • 31 Mar 2011
    Liberia: 1.7 million sign up to vote with UNDP support

    Monrovia - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is among national and international agencies that laid the groundwork for the 1.7 million Liberians, almost half of them women, who last month completed registration to vote in upcoming elections.

  • 25 Mar 2011
    Liberia: Ivorian refugee needs outstrip aid

    Monrovia -- With a sharp increase in the number of Ivorian refugees crossing into Liberia during recent weeks following Cote d’Ivoire’s political crisis which began in November last year, United Nations agencies have pointed to the increasing need for emergency shelter.

  • 25 Mar 2011
    UNDP helps boost Brazil-Africa partnerships

    Brasilia/Rio de Janeiro - Brazil’s experience in lifting millions of people out of poverty and in spurring agricultural and energy innovations is crucial to promoting development in Africa, according to regional directors of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 21 Mar 2011
    Rain Water Harvesting Improves Lives of Small Farmers

    "If there's a bad year, we can stay up to 20 days without rain. The young crops die, that's the problem over here", says Rabiet E. Mkumbwa, 60, in front of his home in from Mwembe village in Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro region.

  • 01 Mar 2011
    Benin: Empowering women to protect the coastal lagoon

    Benin - Until three years ago, Kindozandji Adovè, a mother of three daughters, had to decide which of her girls she would send to school, as her income from selling oysters was not enough to pay school fees for all of them.

  • 07 Feb 2011
    Southern Sudanese vote for independence

    The people of Southern Sudan have voted overwhelmingly to secede and form their own country.