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  • 25 Feb 2014
    UN-GRZ Joint Programme Scales Up Efforts to Reduce Gender Based Violence – Donates Seven Vehicles to Zambia Police

    The Zambia Police Service got a major boost recently when it received seven vehicles and forensic equipment from the United Nations and the Government of the Republic of Zambia Joint Programme on Gender Based Violence.

  • 03 Feb 2014
    Bolstering Use of Smartcare Electronic Health Records System

    Like any good health worker, Banji Kaumba worried when she could not help patients because she was unable to access their records.

  • 20 Jan 2014
    Creating Environmental Awareness Among Zambian Children

    Planting a tree, learning how rain forms and playing games about the circle of life are among things that have helped many children understand and appreciate the importance of their natural surroundings.

  • 13 Dec 2013
    Scaling up MDGs Awareness at Institutions of Higher Learning

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has scaled up awareness and ownership of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), holding dissemination seminars among students at institutions of higher learning in Zambia. This initiative is part of ongoing efforts to ensure that all sectors of the country are fully engaged in accelerating progress on some MDG targets in the country.

  • 17 Sep 2013
    Lusaka Summit Supports International Ban on Cluster Munitions

    More than 100 nations met in Lusaka, Zambia last week to reaffirm their commitment to the international ban on cluster munitions during a four-day international conference.

  • 10 Sep 2013
    Fourth Global Conference on Cluster Munitions Opens in Zambia - Survivor Calls for Affirmative Action

    A global conference aimed at speeding up efforts to persuade governments the world over to stop producing and using cluster bombs which continue to kill and wound tens of thousands of civilians has begun in Zambia.

  • 26 Aug 2013
    Making Rural Women Stronger in Zambia

    Faced with lack of access to credit opportunities and gender barriers that cause their exclusion from mainstream entrepreneurship, a group of rural female artisans from diverse communities in Zambia are well on their way to self-employment which would help them fight poverty and give them a greater voice in the communities.

  • 23 Aug 2013
    A Story of Urban Renewal – The Rebirth of Livingstone

    The excitement of the UNWTO event is ephemeral, a fleeting moment that will come and go in a blink of an eye. But the renewal of Livingston as Zambia’s tourism capital will remain with us. This is often the longer-term value of such occasions, as it provides the host with an energy and opportunity to invest in the much needed urban renewal that a middle income country must strive for, even amidst a plethora of development challenges.

  • 23 Aug 2013
    Zambia Showcases Natural Assets to Lure Investors - Targets Wealth and Job Creation

    Zambia recently convened public and private sector stakeholders at the Zambia International Investment Forum to provide information on the country’s vast array of underdeveloped natural and cultural resources waiting to be explored by both local foreign investors while at the same time, marketing Zambia as one of the premier tourism destinations in Africa.

  • 23 Aug 2013
    UNDP Food Security Report in Africa to be Honored for Excellence

    The Africa Human Development Report 2012, titled Towards a Food-Secure Future, has won the 2013 HDR Award for Excellence, which honors every three years the best and most impactful Human Development Reports.

  • 23 Aug 2013
    UNDP and IOC Bolster Awareness on Wildlife Conservation through Sports

    The kick-off of the inaugural football match between the Chimwaye Zebras and their opponents, in the heart of the Chiawa Game Management Area, marked a new era in raising awareness on nature and conservation amongst the community, using the medium of sport.

  • 08 Jun 2013
    Students join UNDP and Standard Chartered Bank in Tree Planting to Help Conserve the Environment

    Inspired by public awareness on the social, economic and environmental benefits of trees in their neighbourhood, a good number of primary school students from Lusaka teamed up with UNDP and Standard Chartered Bank in a tree planting exercise on 7 June in celebration of World Environment Day.

  • 06 Jun 2013
    World Environment Day 2013: UN Rallies Zambians to Avoid Food Wastage

    Messages of avoiding food wastage resonated across Zambia as scores of stakeholders from diverse background including senior government officials, students and youth groups gathered at the Levy Business Park, downtown Lusaka to commemorate World Environment Day.

  • 04 Jun 2013
    UN Volunteers Work to Improve Sanitation in Congested Community in Lusaka

    A 13-year old pupil from Kalingalinga Middle Basic School defined an environment as “the surrounding that we live in” which should be healthy and clean. However, for a densely populated low income urban community like Kalingalinga, the words healthy and clean are far from the truth.

  • 27 May 2013
    UNDP Hands-over Three Trucks to MSL to Bolster Delivery of Medical Supplies Throughout Zambia

    Medical Stores Limited (MSL) got a major boost to its supply chain management when it received three trucks worth more than US$427,000 from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The 15-tonne Hino trucks which were procured through the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) Round 8 HIV grant are meant to strengthen the delivery of medicines and medical supplies to health facilities throughout Zambia.

  • 21 May 2013
    Campaign to End Early Marriages - Pathway to Reducing Maternal Mortality

    The Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs (MoCTA), with the support of several government ministries, the United Nations and Cooperating Partners, has embarked on a nationwide campaign to end early marriages in Zambia. The First Lady, Dr. Christine Kaseba Sata officially launched the campaign with a call to end the practice which is robbing young people, especially girls of an opportunity to excel in life.

  • 07 May 2013
    New Report Shows Encouraging Progress towards Realization of some MDG targets in Zambia

  • 02 May 2013
    Forests the Key to Wealth and Job Creation for Zambia

    The Government of the Republic of Zambia held its first national dialogue on climate change and sustainable development this week. The high-level event provided a platform for government Ministers and officials, the private sector, the civil society, the media, the youth, Cooperating Partners and the United Nations to exchange ideas on how to move Zambia towards a more sustainable development path in the run-up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio in June 2012.

  • 25 Apr 2013
    Malaria prevalence has reduced, but three children continue to die of malaria every day in Zambia

    The 2013 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report for Zambia, which will be launched on 7 May, brings out significant progress made, as well as needed areas for acceleration of gains. One of these critical issues is malaria. Three children die of Malaria in Zambia every day. These are preventable deaths.

  • 25 Apr 2013
    World Malaria Day: UNDP welcomes renewed push to fight deadly disease

    Tremendous progress to eliminate malaria has been made over the past decade, including a global reduction in malaria deaths of more than 25 percent, yet per year the disease still infects 219 million people and causes 660,000 deaths. In addition to its direct impact on the health of millions worldwide, malaria also has an indirect impact on economies and development in general