Central African Republic: peaceful ballots for the 2nd round of presidential elections and the first round of legislative elections
Feb 14, 2016
Following a first round of voting on 30 December for the presidential elections, without any major incident and with a participation rate of around 80 per cent, almost two million Central Africans went to the polls again on Sunday, 14 February 2016 for the second round
- EU partners with UNDP to strengthen electoral processes in Kenya Feb 11, 2016
- Joint Communiqué on the Establishment of the Sierra Leone Ebola Recovery Fund (SLERF) Dec 22, 2015
Greater inclusion of women and youth in work will spur human development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Dec 14, 2015
Reducing inequalities and the creation of work are critical for human development in the region, says the 2015 Human Development Report.
Ethiopia and Kenya join hands on cross-border initiative to boost sub-regional peace and development
Dec 7, 2015
The cross-border programme builds on ongoing development initiatives in the area, and is engaging a wide range of stakeholders including civil society, private sector, faith-based organizations, peace committees, development partners and philanthropic organizations.
Africa: Smart measures required to weather commodity boom-bust cycles
Dec 1, 2015
Governments in Africa should put into place fiscal rules, sovereign wealth funds and other mechanisms to buffer their economies from the commodities roller-coaster, according to a new report issued here by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Breakthrough brings cost of HIV treatment to under 100$ per patient per year
Nov 27, 2015
UNDP has achieved significant reductions in the price of HIV medicines that it procures, bringing down the cost of the most common treatment to an unprecedented US$100 per patient per year in Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Mali, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Savings provide funds for additional 250,000 people on HIV treatment.
- UNDP Africa launches initiative to help prevent and respond to violent extremism Nov 23, 2015
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.