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12 Jun 2013
Kilifi, Kenya – A Swahili summary edition of the 2013 Human Development Report was launched here today by the UN Development Programme, marking the first time that UNDP’s flagship report has been available in the most widely spoken African language.
03 Jun 2013
Yokohama – Africa’s first and only women presidents joined UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on Sunday in calling for women and girls to be front and centre in Africa’s development agenda.
24 May 2013
Kampala/New York – During an unprecedented high-level visit to Africa’s Great Lakes region, the United Nations and the World Bank have joined forces to inject “hope” and change the face of conflict in the region.
16 May 2013
Kampala, Uganda – Maximising the power of local government will be crucial to realizing the ambitions of a post-2015 global development agenda which can lead to eradicating extreme poverty, tackling inequalities and putting the world on a sustainable path.
30 Apr 2013
Benguela, Angola — With the signing of the Benguela Current Convention, Angola, Namibia and South Africa will work together on the long-term conservation and sustainable use of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem, one of the richest ecosystems on earth.
29 Apr 2013
Lomé – Through diversifying destinations and boosting tourist arrivals, tourism in developing countries can contribute to poverty reduction as it offers significant opportunities for employment creation, local economic development and integration into the international market.
25 Apr 2013
In his fifties, Mossa Al Mouamar Ali, nicknamed Moussa Moussa, proudly bears his traditional boubou (a light tunic and pants) hand-stitched by tailors in Timbuktu, a region currently facing a precarious security situation on the ground.
16 Apr 2013
New York – From Eritrea to Bangladesh, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) offices have observed the 1,000–day milestone to the end of 2015 – the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – as part of a global campaign to accelerate progress.
15 Apr 2013
Luanda – In an important move to promote sustainable development across its national territory, the Government of Angola will step up its efforts to protect a vast natural area along the Atlantic coast.
04 Mar 2013
Kenyans headed to the polls on March 4th to elect a new president and a host of local and regional representatives in an election seen as critical for the country’s nation-building effort.
20 Feb 2013
In Kenya’s Nyeri district, several hundred miles north of the capital of Nairobi, energy-intensive tea production employs thousands of farmers and tea-factory workers - and now the industry is beginning to go green.
08 Feb 2013
A national campaign supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is using footballers and other sports stars, along with a range of other methods, to reduce the risk of violence in Kenya’s upcoming elections.
05 Feb 2013
Juba, South Sudan – In an important milestone for South Sudan’s conservation effort, hundreds of rangers are now patrolling the country’s largest national park.
18 Dec 2012
A constellation of some 45 global football stars will join on December 19 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to play in the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) 10th Match Against Poverty.
10 Dec 2012
Dakar, Senegal -- Representatives from government, regional and international bodies, the private sector and civil society from across Africa are gathering today in Dakar to discuss top priorities to be included in the global development framework beyond 2015, which will be debated at the UN General Assembly in September 2013.
07 Dec 2012
Ghanaians will vote for a president and members of parliament on December 7 in an important test for the country’s long democratic tradition.
05 Dec 2012
Monrovia, Liberia - A major regional forum in Monrovia has called for peace and security to be one of four core dimensions of the world’s development framework beyond 2015.
30 Nov 2012
This Sunday, the people of Burkina Faso will elect 127 Members of Parliament together with 18,584 municipal officials in the first concurrent ballots to be held in this small West African nation.
16 Nov 2012
Paris, France - In the wake of a major meeting of donors, Niger has collected $ 4.8 billion in substantial development-oriented funds with a focus on food security.
16 Nov 2012
Sierra Leone headed to the polls on 17 November to elect a new president, national assembly, mayors and local councils.
- 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 5 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. 9 hours ago
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