Press releases

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  • 23 Oct 2009
    In Nigeria, CFCs will soon be a thing of the past

    With the help of UNDP, in collaboration with the government, Nigeria is making great strides ahead in becoming green, thanks to a USD 13 million project that will phase out chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) from household equipment like refrigerators and air conditioners.

  • 16 Oct 2009
    In Gabon, employment and environmental protection go hand in hand

    A few years on, residents in disadvantaged areas of Libreville no longer look twice at the men and women wearing overalls, boots and protective masks as they push their wheelbarrows full of bin bags through the streets of the capital.

  • 09 Oct 2009
    Africa comes together in Burkina to talk about climate change

    Ouagadougou, 9 October - The Global Forum on Sustainable Development, to be held here from 9 to 11 October, will enable sub-Saharan Africa to continue to consolidate its views on climate change.

  • 05 Oct 2009
    Africans, with most to gain, face tough barriers to movement

    Johannesburg/Dakar, 5 October 2009—Migration is a way for Africans to improve their lives, but most seeking to move, face significant barriers, particularly across borders, according to the 2009 Human Development Report launched today.

  • 31 Aug 2009
    Niger: UNDP boosts livelihoods for women and girls

    About 1,200 conflict-affected women and girls in northern Niger are benefiting from an economic recovery assistance programme that will also promote cooperation among previously conflicting communities.

  • 20 Jul 2009
    Mozambique making progress but real challenges lie ahead

    Mozambique has made remarkable progress in the improvement of the lives of its citizens, according to a country report of African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) launched in the capital, Maputo, on July 16.

  • 14 Jul 2009
    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Drogba fights poverty in a new advertisement

    Didier Drogba, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador, is teaming up against poverty on a new UNDP advertisement to garner support for achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Africa.

  • 14 Jul 2009
    Displaced people in DRC to benefit from social and economic services

    Walungu/Kinshasa - About 125,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the South Kivu province of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo will benefit from a joint UN social and economic recovery programme over the next 18 months.

  • 19 Jun 2009
    UNDP launches photo contest in Africa

    UNDP, in partnership with Olympus Corporation and the Agence France-Presse (AFP) Foundation, launched an Africa-based, eco-themed photo contest today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  • 13 Jun 2009
    HIV/AIDS a focus of UNDP Administrator's visit to the DRC

    On her first official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, visited the walk-in HIV/AIDS Clinic run by Congolese NGO ACS AMO Congo (Actions Communautaires contre le Sida – Avenir Meilleur pour les Orphelins), in Kasavubu, in the populous heart of Kinshasa.

  • 11 Jun 2009
    Business leaders celebrate progress, pledge to invest more in Africa

    Cape Town, South Africa — Global business leaders gathered today at the World Economic Forum to mark the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Business Call to Action (BCTA).

  • 10 Jun 2009
    Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, to visit the DRC

    Following a mission last March by the UNDP's Assistant Administrator and Regional Director of the Africa Bureau to the DRC, Administrator Helen Clark will make her first visit to Africa after taking up her position in April.