UNDP and Panasonic step up their support for Ebola-affected communitiesJul 15, 2015UNDP and Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic Corporation have delivered a second batch of 3,000 solar lanterns to the three countries most affected by the Ebola epidemic.
Small-scale mining to help boost social and economic development in the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of StatesJul 15, 2015The African, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) Group of States, the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today an initiative to support the low-value minerals and materials sector in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States. The sector includes the mining of construction materials, dimension stones, industrial minerals and low-grade metals and precious stones.
Africa’s infrastructure drive must take into account health and gender to be sustainable Jun 11, 2015As African countries undertake significant infrastructure development to transform their economies, it is critical that they take into account the impact of these capital projects on the health of workers and nearby communities, and on women and girls in particular, to ensure inclusive and sustainable growth.
Regional cooperation, working with demand countries key to ending wildlife crime, say African nationsApr 30, 2015Better coordinated intelligence and law enforcement, involving communities in Africa and working with transit and destination markets outside of the continent must be at the heart of all efforts to tackle the alarming illegal trade in wild flora and fauna, African States said here today at the closing of the International Conference on Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa.
Africa, Brazil join forces to ensure the poor are not left behindApr 7, 2015The International Seminar on Social Protection in Africa, brings together 14 African countries and Brazilian institutions to share experiences, and discuss ways to move the social protection agenda forward in Africa and how to fund it sustainably.
Moving to zero cases must still be top priority in Ebola-affected countries - UN Development ChiefFeb 18, 2015Freetown - Sierra Leone - At the end of a seven-day visit to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three epicenter countries of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said that moving to zero cases of the disease must remain the top priority response to the outbreak.
Boosting crisis response and financing key for Africa’s continued progressNov 1, 2014While an increasing number of Africans are enjoying higher living standards, countries in Sub-Saharan Africa should redouble efforts to ensure crises such as the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa do not reverse development achievements, according to a report released here today during the African Economic Conference.
Urgent action on Ebola needed to avert regional collapse, say UN development officialsOct 6, 2014High level visits to affected countries and Ghana to highlight disease’s devastating impact on the most vulnerable.
Reconciliation as a mechanism for conflict prevention and peacebuilding Sep 5, 2014The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has concluded a three-day expert consultation on “Reconciliation as a mechanism for conflict prevention and peacebuilding”, with discussions focusing on understanding history, timing, collective memories, changing contexts and subjectivities, as well as future goals.
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