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  • 16 Jul 2010
    UNDP Announces 2010 Red Ribbon Award Winners

    New York - Twenty-five community-based organizations representing 17 countries across the globe have won the 2010 Red Ribbon Award, UNDP has announced.

  • 14 Jun 2010
    Stars call on citizens to get on the pitch and kick out poverty

    New York/Cape Town, South Africa —To kick-off the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassadors, Didier Drogba and Zinedine Zidane, launched an anti-poverty TV spot appealing for the world to live up to the challenge and join the team that will beat poverty.

  • 12 Jun 2010
    Getting kids off the street and into hope seen as important part of Africa’'s development

    Cape Town, South Africa - HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco visited today a sports community center in the municipality of Gugulethu in Cape Town, South Africa.

  • 11 Jun 2010
    Uganda: UNDP launches Economics and Gender curriculum

    Uganda’s Makerere University in conjunction with UNDP today launched a new Master of Arts focusing on economics and gender, the first of its kind in an African University.

  • 07 Jun 2010
    UNDP and Sony bring the 2010 FIFA World Cup to Cameroon's poor

    NEW YORK/TOKYO/YAOUNDE, Cameroon —In the lead up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, Official FIFA Partner, Sony Corporation, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a campaign to bolster efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 14 May 2010
    African musicians join the UN in a song to end poverty by 2015

    Johannesburg, South Africa – Helen Clark, the chair of the UN Development Group which brings together all UN agencies working in development, today launched 8 Goals for Africa, a campaign song by eight of Africa’s best known musicians, calling for commitment to achieve the Millennium Development Goals - a set of eight internationally-agreed goals designed to reduce poverty, hunger, disease, and maternal and child deaths by 2015.

  • 12 May 2010
    UN Development Chief in South Africa to highlight the MDGs

    Helen Clark, the Administrator of UNDP, arrives in Johannesburg on 12 May for a three-day official visit where she will meet with President Jacob Zuma and other senior government officials and host a discussion on gender in South Africa with women leaders from business, politics, academia and the media.

  • 11 May 2010
    Tanzania makes progress on education and deepening democracy

    Dar es Salaam - On the last day of her four-day official visit to Tanzania, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) chief Helen Clark met with President Jakaya Kikwete to discuss Tanzania’s progress on a range of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including high primary school enrolment and greater representation of women in decision-making.

  • 10 May 2010
    Biodiversity, MDGs top Helen Clark's Tanzania agenda

    Articles Press Releases Speeches Videos Biodiversity, MDGs top Helen Clark's Tanzania agenda 10 May 2010 Helen Clark continues her four country visit to Africa, meeting today with Tanzania’s Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs, Mustafa Mkulo to discuss the country’s progress towards the MDGs, particularly on combating HIV/AIDS, empowering women, and enrolling children in primary school.

  • 06 May 2010
    Rural technology for development in Burkina Faso

    Ouagadougou — On the first day of her official visit to Burkina Faso, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) chief Helen Clark met yesterday with rural women farmers who benefit from a regional energy and food processing programme that is turning them into entrepreneurs while promoting local access to energy and rural development across the country.

  • 30 Apr 2010
    UNDP Administrator visits Africa

    New York – UNDP Chief Helen Clark begins a four-country tour of Africa tomorrow to highlight progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the run up to the MDGs Summit in September 2010.

  • 15 Apr 2010
    Strengthening peace and security in West Africa

    Dakar - The United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) organized the second annual regional consultation with United Nations (UN) regional directors and resident coordinators based in the sub-region.

  • 29 Mar 2010
    Anglo American unveils commitment to job creation in South Africa

    Anglo American announces a new enterprise development venture that will help to generate more jobs, support entrepreneurship and strengthen local economies in South Africa.

  • 24 Mar 2010
    Sony partners with UNDP, JICA on anti-AIDS campaign

    Tokyo, Japan -- Sony Corporation is partnering with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to bolster the global fight to end poverty by 2015, with a special focus on the campaign to reverse the spread of HIV and AIDS.

  • 17 Mar 2010
    Promoting African commodity exchanges

    Articles Press Releases Speeches Videos Promoting African commodity exchanges 17 March 2010 In April 2008, Ethiopia’s first commodity exchange was established in a country where only a third of the agricultural produce reached the market.

  • 05 Mar 2010
    Sierra Leone forum condemns violence against young girls

    Following an alarming spate of rapes in Sierra Leone in the first 3 months of 2010, a Civil Society Organizations (CSO)-UNDP forum has called for a vigorous response to stop human rights violations and criminal acts against young girls.

  • 02 Mar 2010
    Peace and security: two priorities for the Togo presidential elections

    On 4 March, the Togolese will elect their new president in a climate of hope, with many hoping that the March elections will proceed peacefully, thereby firmly and permanently anchoring the country in a modern political era.

  • 10 Feb 2010
    Sierra Leone: sexual violence remains unpunished

    In calling for the media to take a more pivotal role in combating Sexual and Gender based Violence (SGBV), Samuel Harbor, UNDP Deputy Country Director said, “inequalities between men and women (in Sierra Leone) are some of the worst in the world with Sierra Leone at the bottom of the UNDP Human Development index and ranking 180th out of 182 countries for overall human development in 2009.”

  • 30 Jan 2010
    Launch of Africa-UNiTE

    “Africa-UNiTE to end Violence against Women and Girls”, the Africa component

  • 26 Jan 2010
    In the north-east of Mali, successful mine clearing efforts

    Tinzawatene, a small town in the extreme north-east of Mali, is now entirely free of anti-personnel mines.