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  • 20 Apr 2012
    Northern Uganda: Peace and incomes help to boost recovery

    In the six years since the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group was driven out of the country, the improved security in northern Uganda is enabling tens of thousands of conflict-affected people to rebuild their lives by earning incomes from small businesses, and gaining access to land for agriculture.

  • 02 Apr 2012
    Landmine clearing efforts help boost Angola’s recovery

    Luanda, Angola – Angolans can now build infrastructure and farm crops more safely, as more than 870 million square metres of land have been cleared of mines since 2008.

  • 16 Mar 2012
    UN Secretary General urges peaceful vote in Guinea Bissau

    The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the people of Guinea Bissau to ensure a peaceful election as voters go to the polls this Sunday to choose a new president.

  • 07 Mar 2012
    Sierra Leone: Saturday courts tackle gender-based violence

    Freetown, Sierra Leone – Survivors of sex- and gender-based violence in Sierra Leone are having their day in court, as the judiciary now sits on Saturdays in a critical first step towards clearing an estimated 700-case backlog.

  • 27 Feb 2012
    Zambia: Olympic Movement gives US$ 50,000 for youth sports and conservation efforts

    Lusaka – International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge on Saturday contributed USD 50,000 towards a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-supported initiative that engages Zambian youth in sports activities while promoting conservation of the environment.

  • 22 Feb 2012
    Women call for peaceful elections in Senegal

    Dakar, Senegal – To coincide with presidential polls, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting women leaders in Senegal as they work with political parties and community groups to promote a peaceful election process.

  • 18 Feb 2012
    UN development chief says conflict often driven by poverty

    Agadez - On the last day of her visit to Niger, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark traveled to the ancient city of Agadez where armed rebellions in the 1990s led to a period marked by violence and instability, resulting in increased poverty and vulnerability for the population.

  • 03 Feb 2012
    South Sudan: UNDP Board approves first ever country programme for new state

    In yet another milestone for the world’s newest country, South Sudan has its own first ever United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) plan crafted together with the new government, and approved by the organisation’s governing board last night.

  • 16 Jan 2012
    UNDP chief pledges to support Guinea’s political transition

    Conakry - Wrapping up her three day visit to Guinea, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark reiterated UNDP’s support to the west African country’s political transition and urged the authorities to finalize plans for legislative elections.

  • 14 Dec 2011
    South Sudan services must reach women and girls, UNDP chief says

    Washington — The world’s newest country has made progress in delivering social services since it declared independence in July, but South Sudan has much work ahead and needs international support, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said.

  • 12 Dec 2011
    UNDP invests in livelihoods to ease tensions in northern Kenya

    With the famine in Somalia sparking an increased flow of refugees into neighbouring Kenya, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is scaling up its programmes to help improve the living conditions in the northern part of the country.

  • 09 Dec 2011
    UN helping South African communities to access sustainable energy

    Durban - UN agencies and the South African government unveiled this week a pilot project that provides communities outside of Durban with access to clean energy.

  • 08 Dec 2011
    Ethiopia launches strategy for low-emission climate resilient development

    Durban, 8 December –Ethiopia will embark on a national plan that aims to boost the country’s development over the next twenty years while keeping its greenhouse emissions to current levels.

  • 06 Dec 2011
    Climate change: voices from the field

    Upon their arrival in Durban, five African journalists who recently participated in a UNDP-sponsored climate change awareness raising caravan traveling from Nairobi, shared their extraordinary, first-hand accounts of climate change with participants at the UN Climate Change Negotiations.

  • 05 Dec 2011
    Setting sustainable public transport in motion in South Africa

    High travel demand for private cars and mini-bus taxis make transport the second-largest greenhouse gas emission source in South Africa, where urban areas are characterized by low residential densities and long travel distances, which particularly affect the low incomes sector of society.

  • 25 Nov 2011
    The road to Durban: youth caravan highlights Africa’s changing climate

    New York - On 27 November, completing a two-week drive from Nairobi, a convoy of 150 youths campaigning for decisive climate action will be greeted by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, UN officials and African performers in a large inter-faith rally in Durban, South Africa.

  • 18 Nov 2011
    Ghanaian experience exemplifies progress, environmental challenges

    Launching the 2011 Human Development Report in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, the Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Rebeca Grynspan, said environmental degradation could seriously affect human development in Africa and around the world.

  • 15 Nov 2011
    UNDP response to inaccurate HDR coverage in Rwanda

    The headline in the New Times story of 14 November on the 2011 Human Development Report states erroneously that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Rwanda, Aurelien Agbenonci, termed the Report ‘misleading.’

  • 27 Oct 2011
    Liberians Urged To Cast Ballots in Runoff Vote

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 26—Liberia’s ongoing election poses a major test for the West African country, a senior UN Development Programme (UNDP) official said here Wednesday, urging Liberians to turn out in large numbers for a runoff vote Nov. 8.

  • 11 Oct 2011
    NEPAD/UNDP Africa Strengthen their Collaboration

    On 11 October, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa and the NEPAD Planning Agency (New Partnership for Africa’s Development) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their relationship toward a more strategic partnership.