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  • 04 Apr 2011
    UNDP deeply saddened by plane crash deaths in DRC

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) personnel working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were among those killed in a plane crash in Kinshasa on Monday.

  • 31 Mar 2011
    Liberia: 1.7 million sign up to vote with UNDP support

    Monrovia - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is among national and international agencies that laid the groundwork for the 1.7 million Liberians, almost half of them women, who last month completed registration to vote in upcoming elections.

  • 25 Mar 2011
    Liberia: Ivorian refugee needs outstrip aid

    Monrovia -- With a sharp increase in the number of Ivorian refugees crossing into Liberia during recent weeks following Cote d’Ivoire’s political crisis which began in November last year, United Nations agencies have pointed to the increasing need for emergency shelter.

  • 25 Mar 2011
    UNDP helps boost Brazil-Africa partnerships

    Brasilia/Rio de Janeiro - Brazil’s experience in lifting millions of people out of poverty and in spurring agricultural and energy innovations is crucial to promoting development in Africa, according to regional directors of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 21 Mar 2011
    Rain Water Harvesting Improves Lives of Small Farmers

    "If there's a bad year, we can stay up to 20 days without rain. The young crops die, that's the problem over here", says Rabiet E. Mkumbwa, 60, in front of his home in from Mwembe village in Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro region.

  • 01 Mar 2011
    Benin: Empowering women to protect the coastal lagoon

    Benin - Until three years ago, Kindozandji Adovè, a mother of three daughters, had to decide which of her girls she would send to school, as her income from selling oysters was not enough to pay school fees for all of them.

  • 07 Feb 2011
    Southern Sudanese vote for independence

    The people of Southern Sudan have voted overwhelmingly to secede and form their own country.

  • 02 Feb 2011
    Kenya: Wetlands conservation project raises living standards

    Nairobi – In one of Kenya’s most polluted river basins, a conservation and livelihood improvement project coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has helped raise health and living standards of local communities.

  • 28 Jan 2011
    UNDP supports Niger elections

    Niamey - Niger went to the polls on 31 January to choose a new president and parliament, completing a process of transition from military to civilian rule initiated in February 2010.

  • 26 Jan 2011
    Burkina Faso: women help stop the spread of HIV and AIDS

    Burkina Faso - 27-year old Assiétou was pregnant with her third child when she discovered that she was HIV positive.

  • 21 Jan 2011
    Early Sudan returns heavily for secession; government prepares to lead

    Juba – Nearly 99 percent of South Sudanese have voted for secession in a closely-watched referendum, according to provisional returns released Friday, 21 January.

  • 11 Jan 2011
    Education key as voters flood polls in Sudan

    Juba – Voters in Southern Sudan flooded polling stations this week to decide whether the south of the country becomes independent from the north.

  • 06 Jan 2011
    Panel arrives to monitor voting in Southern Sudan referendum

    Khartoum - Members of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Panel tasked with monitoring the upcoming referenda on self-determination in Sudan have arrived in Khartoum to begin a critical visit on the eve of voting in the referendum on the future of Southern Sudan.

  • 21 Dec 2010
    Ghana peace architecture to get boost from lawmakers

    Accra - Lawmakers in Ghana are this month due to consider backing an independent peace-building body that has helped to solve disputes between some of the country’s many distinct ethnic and tribal groups and that could be replicated in other countries.

  • 15 Dec 2010
    Ethiopia: Small loan project "lights up" a town

    A United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project providing start-up costs for community-level income creation in Ethiopia has helped up to 5,000 people, mostly from poor and vulnerable groups, to gain new skills and find work during the last year.

  • 15 Dec 2010
    Representatives of youth employment programme meet in Dakar

    Representatives of UNDP’s Regional programme for Social Cohesion and Youth Employment convened in Dakar, Senegal earlier this month.

  • 07 Dec 2010
    UNDP, peacekeepers training Liberian youths

    UNDP and several battalions of peacekeepers attached to the UN Mission in Liberia have teamed up to provide youth in four Counties with skills training.

  • 02 Dec 2010
    35,000 join Haile Gebrselassie in Great Ethiopian Run to end poverty

    Addis Ababa - Thousands took to the streets in Addis Ababa on 21 November to participate in the Great Ethiopian Run, the biggest road race on the African continent.

  • 01 Dec 2010
    In Southern Sudan, successes reported in HIV-AIDS fight

    Juba — A major effort by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to combat an HIV/AIDS epidemic in Southern Sudan has achieved notable successes in an area already impoverished by more than 20 years of conflict.

  • 26 Nov 2010
    Tackling the costs of gender inequality to Africa's development

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has teamed up with the African Institute for Economic Development to launch a major programme aimed at boosting policies that deliver equally to low-income women and men in countries across Africa.