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03 Mar 2010
Tegegnework Gettu, Director of RBA and Associate Administrator of UNDP, met with Niu Dun, Vice Minister of China's Ministry of Agriculture on March 3rd 2010.
23 Feb 2010
Painting, hammering and other finishing touches were made on February 23rd at the dispensary in Ibiri to prepare for its inauguration by Tanzania's Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda.
19 Feb 2010
Syldio is a Rwandan farmer who until recently had no way of selling his crops to neighbouring districts because of poor roads, but thanks to UN support for local-level governance reforms in his district, a bridge has now been built, improving access to customers, school and even rule of law.
17 Feb 2010
Dakar, Senegal – Experts at a UNDP conference on democratic governance concurred that Africa needs strong, capable states to reach development goals.
10 Feb 2010
The North-Western province of Zambia is often referred to as an awakening giant in the Zambian economy because of its natural resource base.
12 Jan 2010
UNDP and the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) have been supporting Sierra Leone's youths through a number of training courses that will improve their chances of obtaining a job.
12 Jan 2010
Articles Press Releases Speeches Videos Youth in Sierra Leone find hope in entrepreneurship 12 January 2010 In eastern Sierra Leone, the Kono district is well known for diamond mining. However, during a decade of civil war, this district also gained notoriety for the brutal violence meted out to the local population.
05 Jan 2010
In Zambia, any change in climate can spell disaster. With a majority of Zambians depending on agriculture, even a slight change in temperature can affect crops like maize with catastrophic consequences for livelihoods.
02 Dec 2009
Nairobi - On the last day of her first official visit to Kenya, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met with Prime Minister Raila Odinga and discussed the ongoing political and constitutional reform agenda, Kenya’s response to the global economic recession, and the country’s plan to shift towards a green economy.
24 Nov 2009
UNDP in Ghana has set up a "communication club" to engage students journalists on development issues.
20 Nov 2009
18-year-old Mouniratou in Bobo-Dioulassou is happiness itself. Two weeks ago she took her last pill, putting an end to a six-month long treatment for tuberculosis, still a major public health problem in Burkina Faso.
18 Nov 2009
“Hunger is the lack of rain.” ("A fome é a falta de chuva"): these are the words of a local farmer from Chicualacuala, a small town situated in the South-west of Mozambique, when asked about the causes of food insecurity in the country.
17 Nov 2009
UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has completed a three-day visit of Botswana where he met with officials, addressed students on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and visited a biodiversity project.
16 Nov 2009
UNDP's regional office for West and Central Africa will convene a group of international experts to discuss improved budget programming to accomplish the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the sub-region.
27 Oct 2009
Maputo - Mozambique is almost ready for the elections. Seven helicopters are making the last material deliveries to the polling posts.
19 Oct 2009
Until recently, the villages of Hon and Koussoukpa, like many others, (100 kilometers from Cotonou, Benin’s economic capital) got their light from oil lamps and candles, suffering all the damage to health and the environment.
25 Sep 2009
Maputo, 24 September 2009 - “Being impartial, truthful and not influencing the voter in any way will be the key principles guiding me during the current election campaign.”
23 Sep 2009
Bujumbura, 23 September - UNDP is to manage a USD44 million basket fund to support Burundi’s 2010 election process, sealing the country’s transition to peace.
10 Sep 2009
“Early in the morning, water began to pour into my house and it quickly rose to my knees. The house collapsed and we lost everything we had. Now, we have nowhere to go” says Denise Dagano, one of the 150,000 people affected by the flood that struck the capital of Burkina Faso on 1 September.
04 Sep 2009
More than 1.25 million people have registered to vote in Kinshasa Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the first phase of a countrywide exercise to revise the electoral roll, ahead of local elections scheduled for 2010.
- Six out of ten of the world's poorest people are women who must, as the primary family caretakers and producers of food, shoulder the burden of tilling land, grinding grain, carrying water and cooking. This is no easy burden. For #EndPovertyFriday read more about our gender and poverty reduction focus area here: http://on.undp.org/vUgfR 2 hours ago
- The 11th Match Against Poverty held in March 2014 in Bern, Switzerland raised US$190,000 for ongoing recovery efforts in the Philippines where more than 5,000 people lost their lives last November to Typhoon Haiyan. See the action-packed summary below for the final score! Our team, led by our Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo Nazário de Lima and Zinedine Zidane, played against BSC Young Boys and Friends. Other football legends also joined, including Luís Figo, Fabio Cannavaro, Fernando Hierro, Paolo Maldini, Pavel Nedvěd. Our Goodwill Ambassador and five-time FIFA women's World Player Marta Vieira da Silva was also part of the team. 6 hours ago
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