Greater inclusion of women and youth in work will spur human development in Sub-Saharan AfricaDec 14, 2015Reducing 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 developmentDec 7, 2015The 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 cyclesDec 1, 2015Governments 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 yearNov 27, 2015UNDP 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.
New Grant to Support Human Rights in 10 African CountriesNov 23, 2015UNDP 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 CrisisNov 12, 2015Helen 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 AfricaNov 9, 2015The 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 GoalsNov 2, 2015Following 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.
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New York Nicolas Douillet
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