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19 Jul 2012
New York - The number of people needing humanitarian aid around the world has risen from 51 million to 62 million – an increase of more than 20 per cent – during the first half of 2012.
20 Jun 2012
Rio de Janeiro — The Equator Initiative celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Equator Prize with a gala event at the Vivo Rio concert hall, as part of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
16 Jun 2012
Addis Ababa —Sub-Saharan Africa must provide universal access to decent jobs and social services if it is to achieve decisive development progress, according to a newly released report on the continent’s progress on global anti-poverty goals.
29 May 2012
Latin American and African ministers discuss boosting cooperation and funding pro-poor social policies
Brasilia—Around 40 social development ministers and government representatives from more than 15 Latin American and 13 African countries today started in Brasilia, Brazil, a three-day forum to exchange experiences—and increase cooperation—to reduce poverty.
28 May 2012
Arusha – With the number of youths in Africa set to double by 2045, countries across the continent should boost job creation and help young people acquire new skills, according to the African Economic Outlook 2012.
23 May 2012
New York – Ten million low-income people living in rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, will gain access to low-cost solar energy by 2015, in part due to a commitment made by solar energy provider Barefoot Power to the Business Call to Action (BCtA).
15 May 2012
Nairobi, Kenya — Sub-Saharan Africa cannot sustain its present economic resurgence unless it eliminates the hunger that affects nearly a quarter of its people, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) argues in the newly released Africa Human Development Report 2012: Towards a Food Secure Future.
26 Apr 2012
Shanghai – A UNDP global programme based in Shanghai this week facilitated a forum to promote the development of the tourism sector in Cameroon, as a way to promote economic development in that country and the conservation of natural resources.
23 Mar 2012
New York — The Equator Initiative announced yesterday the names of twenty-five local community groups to receive the Equator Prize 2012 in recognition of their outstanding contributions to sustainable development.
08 Mar 2012
Geneva - While Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have been hailed as starting a new industrial revolution, their application in improving how local governments respond to citizens’ needs is less well known.
17 Feb 2012
Niamey/New York - On the last day of their joint visit to Niger, UN Development and Humanitarian Chiefs Helen Clark and Valerie Amos travelled to the south-western Tillabery region, one of Niger’s most vulnerable areas in terms of food insecurity, to call for a response to the crisis that will build community resilience for the future.
16 Feb 2012
Niamey/New York - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA) Valerie Amos arrived today in Niamey for a joint two-day visit to draw attention to the looming food and nutrition crisis in Niger and in the Sahel region.
16 Feb 2012
New York — Up to 33 million people living in poverty in Africa and Asia will gain access to low-cost solar energy by 2016 following a commitment made by solar power provider ToughStuff to the Business Call to Action (BCtA) today.
15 Feb 2012
Rome – Leaders of United Nations agencies, representatives of affected governments, and major donors today called for an urgent scale up of humanitarian, rehabilitation and development assistance to address rising levels of hunger and malnutrition caused by the combined effect of drought, high food prices, displacement and conflict affecting the Sahel region of West Africa.
20 Jan 2012
New York—The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today released a new video message aimed at highlighting a deadly ongoing famine in the Horn of Africa, with a song recorded by the renowned Dartmouth College a cappella group, the Aires, and dedicated to UNDP.
14 Dec 2011
New York—Two companies announced today they will be providing banking services to more than 30 million low-income people in India and South Africa by 2015 through their commitments to the Business Call to Action (BCtA).
14 Dec 2011
Hamburg — Zinédine Zidane, Ronaldo and Didier Drogba joined superstars of European football past and present at a charity match this evening in Hamburg to raise funds for and awareness of the crisis in the Horn of Africa at the ninth annual UEFA-backed Match Against Poverty.
07 Dec 2011
Geneva / Hamburg — Football superstar Didier Drogba has joined a star-studded array of 30 international active and retired players who will take part in Tuesday’s Match Against Poverty, hosted by German team Hamburger Sport-Verein (HSV) in Hamburg, to raise awareness and funds for the Horn of Africa famine relief effort.
28 Nov 2011
New York, Durban—More than 12 million low-income people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America will gain access to clean energy following four companies’ commitments made today to the Business Call to Action.
24 Nov 2011
UNDP receives additional funding from development partners for COPAC to support constitution making in Zimbabwe
Continuing its support to the constitutional reform process in Zimbabwe, UNDP has in the last two weeks received an additional USD 3.1 million.
Contact UNDP Africa
New York Nicolas Douillet
Contact UNDP Africa
New York Nicolas Douillet
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