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25 Oct 2012
African leaders, academics to debate economic transformation and empowerment at African Economic Conference 2012
Kigali, Rwanda – Hundreds of leaders and scholars from Africa and around the world will gather in Kigali, Rwanda, from October 30 to November 2 to debate the continent’s prospects for sustainable and inclusive growth in the context of the international economic crisis.
16 Oct 2012
Hyderabad, India — The Equator Initiative - a United Nations-led partnership which recognizes the success of local sustainable development projects with the biennial Equator Prize - has launched a series of 127 case studies and a volume of “lessons-learned” outlining the key components of successful, community-based development initiatives.
16 Oct 2012
Gaborone, Botswana — African leaders, international organizations and civil society representatives will meet in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, for the next three days to discuss Africa’s diverse social fabric and how it can serve as an asset for democracy and development.
12 Oct 2012
African post-2015 dialogue launched with call for governance to build global transformational change
Midrand, South Africa – As part of the global United Nations-led post-2015 development agenda consultations, the first in a series of dialogues on governance, including accountability by governments, concluded in South Africa today.
01 Oct 2012
Brazil to host the 10th edition of the Match Against Poverty, featuring Ronaldo, Zidane and other football stars
Geneva/New York/Brasilia — Football legends and UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane are inviting some of the world’s top players to join them in an all-star line-up for the 10th “Match Against Poverty,” to take place on 19 December 2012 at the Gremio Arena in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
25 Sep 2012
New York —A broad range of companies from corporations to social enterprises made new commitments Tuesday to the Business Call to Action (BCtA) that will improve the lives of more than 34 million people worldwide, through market-based approaches that will accelerate development while generating new profits.
25 Sep 2012
New York — Public consultation in more than 50 developing countries will be part of a global process to ensure citizens’ views underpin the design of a post-2015 human development agenda, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said today.
17 Sep 2012
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire — Support for Cote d’Ivoire’s rapid development after years of upheaval and conflict was the focus of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark’s visit to the country
12 Sep 2012
Cotonou, Benin—Africa should reinvest in agriculture as a way to create jobs for youth and women said the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark, during her three-day official visit to Benin.
27 Aug 2012
Abuja, Nigeria - The United Nations Agencies and Organizations in Nigeria remember, with fond memories and prayers, all the 23 persons (13 UN staff and 10 non-UN staff) who lost their lives as a result of the unfortunate bombing of the UN House in Abuja on Friday, August 26, 2011.
31 Jul 2012
United Nations, New York – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the members of a High-level Panel to advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
25 Jul 2012
Dakar/New York: Senegal’s ongoing progress to strengthen its democracy was high on the agenda of UNDP chief Helen Clark’s six-day visit to that country.
19 Jul 2012
New York - The number of people needing humanitarian aid around the world has risen from 51 million to 62 million – an increase of more than 20 per cent – during the first half of 2012.
20 Jun 2012
Rio de Janeiro — The Equator Initiative celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Equator Prize with a gala event at the Vivo Rio concert hall, as part of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
16 Jun 2012
Addis Ababa —Sub-Saharan Africa must provide universal access to decent jobs and social services if it is to achieve decisive development progress, according to a newly released report on the continent’s progress on global anti-poverty goals.
29 May 2012
Latin American and African ministers discuss boosting cooperation and funding pro-poor social policies
Brasilia—Around 40 social development ministers and government representatives from more than 15 Latin American and 13 African countries today started in Brasilia, Brazil, a three-day forum to exchange experiences—and increase cooperation—to reduce poverty.
28 May 2012
Arusha – With the number of youths in Africa set to double by 2045, countries across the continent should boost job creation and help young people acquire new skills, according to the African Economic Outlook 2012.
23 May 2012
New York – Ten million low-income people living in rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, will gain access to low-cost solar energy by 2015, in part due to a commitment made by solar energy provider Barefoot Power to the Business Call to Action (BCtA).
15 May 2012
Nairobi, Kenya — Sub-Saharan Africa cannot sustain its present economic resurgence unless it eliminates the hunger that affects nearly a quarter of its people, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) argues in the newly released Africa Human Development Report 2012: Towards a Food Secure Future.
26 Apr 2012
Shanghai – A UNDP global programme based in Shanghai this week facilitated a forum to promote the development of the tourism sector in Cameroon, as a way to promote economic development in that country and the conservation of natural resources.
Contact UNDP Africa
New York Nicolas Douillet
Contact UNDP Africa
New York Nicolas Douillet
- Achieving sustainable development can only happen through action at the local level. Local actors know best what does and does not work within their communities and they should have the voice and support they need to work their way towards a better quality of life. Read about our programmes to promote the capacities of local actors and ensure that development initiatives are participatory and inclusive in nature: http://on.undp.org/C52sF #EmpowerTuesday © UNDP in India about an hour ago
- “So many things have changed in my life after I started to work. It is almost impossible for a woman in the eastern side of Turkey to earn money and live alone with her children. But now I believe I can make all these things happen,” says Fatma, a participant in one of our entrepreneurial projects in Turkey. Read more about the project, which has help to create 5,000 jobs and provide skills training to 1,600 women and men in Turkey: #EmpowerTuesday 6 hours ago
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