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20 Jan 2012
New York—The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today released a new video message aimed at highlighting a deadly ongoing famine in the Horn of Africa, with a song recorded by the renowned Dartmouth College a cappella group, the Aires, and dedicated to UNDP.
14 Dec 2011
New York—Two companies announced today they will be providing banking services to more than 30 million low-income people in India and South Africa by 2015 through their commitments to the Business Call to Action (BCtA).
14 Dec 2011
Hamburg — Zinédine Zidane, Ronaldo and Didier Drogba joined superstars of European football past and present at a charity match this evening in Hamburg to raise funds for and awareness of the crisis in the Horn of Africa at the ninth annual UEFA-backed Match Against Poverty.
07 Dec 2011
Geneva / Hamburg — Football superstar Didier Drogba has joined a star-studded array of 30 international active and retired players who will take part in Tuesday’s Match Against Poverty, hosted by German team Hamburger Sport-Verein (HSV) in Hamburg, to raise awareness and funds for the Horn of Africa famine relief effort.
28 Nov 2011
New York, Durban—More than 12 million low-income people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America will gain access to clean energy following four companies’ commitments made today to the Business Call to Action.
24 Nov 2011
UNDP receives additional funding from development partners for COPAC to support constitution making in Zimbabwe
Continuing its support to the constitutional reform process in Zimbabwe, UNDP has in the last two weeks received an additional USD 3.1 million.
15 Nov 2011
Geneva/Hamburg — Legendary six-time World Referee winner, Pierluigi Collina along with international football stars Luís Figo and Pavel Nedvěd are among the personalities that confirmed their participation in the 9th Annual Match Against Poverty on 13 December.
11 Nov 2011
New York/Nairobi—Juhudi Kilimo, a Kenya-based investment firm, announced today that it will provide some 100,000 smallholder rural farmers in Kenya—more than half of them women—with access to micro-loans and basic financial training by 2016 as part of the firm’s commitment to the Business Call to Action (BCtA).
28 Oct 2011
Addis Ababa - Africa should unleash its immense natural resource wealth to pursue sustainable economic growth and development, said economists, academics and UN officials in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the conclusion of the 2011 African Economic Conference.
24 Oct 2011
Bamako — Football superstar and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Zinédine Zidane ended a visit to Mali last Friday highlighting new anti-poverty tools put into action across the West African nation.
19 Oct 2011
Abuja, Nigeria - The United Nations is deeply saddened by the death of Sunday Nwachukwu, a UN Development Programme (UNDP) staff member who was severely injured in a bomb attack on 26 August at the UN compound in Abuja, Nigeria.
13 Oct 2011
Bamako/Geneva, New York — In his tenth year as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), football superstar Zinédine Zidane is to visit the West African nation of Mali next week to highlight the country’s efforts to cut poverty.
06 Oct 2011
Abuja – UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has ended her official visit to Nigeria – with a call at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the National Assembly and a tour of projects in the megacity of Lagos.
06 Oct 2011
New York — African countries should enhance the strength and resilience of their poor populations through targeted social safeguards, according to “Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”, a region-specific report released today.
05 Oct 2011
Abuja – UNDP Chief Helen Clark met with UN staff and toured the damaged UN headquarters in Abuja yesterday on the first day of her three day official visit to Nigeria.
04 Oct 2011
Geneva - UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie on Tuesday urged the international community to scale up its efforts to deal with the crisis in the Horn of Africa, saying the lives of hundreds of thousands of refugees depended on it.
26 Sep 2011
Geneva/Hamburg – Football stars Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane announced today that the ninth annual Match Against Poverty will take place in Hamburg, Germany on 13 December 2011, with most of the proceeds going towards addressing the ongoing food crisis in the Horn of Africa.
24 Sep 2011
New York - Leaders from more than 60 countries came together today at a United Nations mini-Summit chaired by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, to raise awareness of the scale and urgency of the humanitarian situation.
22 Sep 2011
New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of South Africa today signed a new agreement to boost pro-poor growth by expanding knowledge exchange between South Africa and developing countries in Africa and beyond.
21 Sep 2011
New York – Nine million poor people in Africa, Asia and Latin America will have access to clean energy sources and improved health care through commitments made today by three companies to Business Call to Action, a global initiative to promote poverty reduction and sustainable social and economic development.
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