UNDP and Panasonic step up their support for Ebola-affected communities
Jul 15, 2015
UNDP 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 States
Jul 15, 2015
The 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, 2015
As 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.
- Africa: making growth more inclusive hinges on unlocking potential of local economies May 25, 2015
Regional cooperation, working with demand countries key to ending wildlife crime, say African nations
Apr 30, 2015
Better 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 behind
Apr 7, 2015
The 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 Chief
Feb 18, 2015
Freetown - 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.