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  • 11 Feb 2011
    UNDP Administrator praises Southern Sudan's credible referendum process

    New York — Following today’s announcement of the southern Sudan referendum results, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark congratulated the Southern Sudanese people on the peaceful and transparent referendum process.

  • 23 Dec 2010
    UN delivers ballots for historic Southern Sudan referendum

    Juba – Today at the Juba airport, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) delivered ballots for more than 4 million voters to the Southern Sudan Referendum Bureau.

  • 15 Nov 2010
    20 African countries to accelerate climate adaptation

    Dakar – Climate adaptation teams from all 20 countries participating in the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) will meet in Dakar next week (22-25 November) to step up efforts to make their countries more resilient to climate change.

  • 04 Nov 2010
    UNEP unveils SEED award winners

    Nairobi – A novel solar device that turns waste heat into electricity in rural China, a Ugandan business that manufactures stationary from agricultural waste, a bamboo bicycle project in Ghana and a female-run business in South Africa making a hand-held laundry device that saves water are among the 30 winners of the 2010 SEED Awards, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.

  • 01 Nov 2010
    African countries, emerging economies explore development breakthrough

    Sharing experiences in achieving economic growth and poverty reduction in China, Vietnam, and across Africa can be the basis for more effective, evidence-based, developmental policies

  • 28 Oct 2010
    African football superstar calls for fair elections

    Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo – Football superstar Didier Drogba today kicks off a campaign to call attention to how democratic and transparent elections around the world could be an important tool for lifting some of the world’s poorest countries out of poverty.

  • 21 Sep 2010
    Africa: MDG progress associated with innovation

    Accra - Overlooking the Gulf of Guinea from the heart of the old center of Accra is a six-story concrete building that looks perfectly anonymous to the outside world.

  • 27 Jul 2010
    Promoting young IT entrepreneurs in Ghana

    Accra - Overlooking the Gulf of Guinea from the heart of the old center of Accra is a six-story concrete building that looks perfectly anonymous to the outside world.

  • 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.

  • 16 Jul 2010
    UNDP Administrator meets with Ghana’'s president, senior officials

    Accra – On a three day visit to Ghana last week, Helen Clark met with President John Evans Atta Mills, ministers, senior officials, and women leaders.

  • 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.