New Grant to Support Human Rights in 10 African Countries
Nov 23, 2015
UNDP and the Global Fund have signed a US$10.5 million grant to address human rights barriers faced by vulnerable communities in Africa, and facilitate access to lifesaving healthcare. The grant is the first of its kind and will cover 10 countries including Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Tackling Root Causes of Migration Critical to Ending Crisis
Nov 12, 2015
Helen Clark was speaking at the opening of the Valletta Summit on Migration hosted by the European Union (EU) and the African Union in Malta from 11 – 12 November to discuss migration issues with African countries and other key countries concerned with the issue.
Investing in low value minerals and materials for jobs boost in Africa
Nov 9, 2015
The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Minerals Development Centre hosted today the Africa launch of a new global programme to support small-scale miners, public institutions, and communities operating in the low value minerals and materials (LVMM) sector.
African Economic Conference 2015: Tackling poverty and inequality to meet the Sustainable Development Goals
Nov 2, 2015
Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by world leaders in September, policy-makers, development practitioners, and researchers are convening to lay out policy options to eradicate poverty and tackle inequality in Africa, in line with the new universal anti-poverty goals.
Japan renews its support for the elections in Côte d’Ivoire
Oct 9, 2015
The Government of Japan has granted an additional contribution of US$1.6 million for the 25 October elections in Côte d'Ivoire. This contribution will enable the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to acquire essential equipment, including 20,000 ballot boxes, 25,000 voting booths and 944,000 ballot box seals.
Japan, UN support reintegration of child soldiers in Eastern DRC
Oct 7, 2015
Japan is contributing USD 4 million to help with the reintegration of former child soldiers and vulnerable children – including boys and girls who were victims of sexual violence -- in the province of North Kivu, situated in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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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.