- UNDP and Switzerland to boost sustainable private sector development in Africa Oct 1, 2015
UN and partners vow support to end transition in the Central African Republic
Oct 1, 2015
UN Member States today expressed their support for peace and stability in the Central African Republic (CAR) during a high-level meeting on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.
Commitment, financing required to lift Africa’s development
Sep 28, 2015
Having made encouraging progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), countries in Africa should use the world’s recently-launched Global Goals as an opportunity to achieve a development breakthrough, according to a report released here today.
Japan, UNDP launch South Sudan food security programme
Aug 3, 2015
The Embassy of Japan in South Sudan and UNDP have announced the launch of a project that will promote food security among 250,000 women, men and children affected by conflict.
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.