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  • 26 Jan 2015
    Ban Congratulates People, Government of Zambia for 'Peaceful' Election

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Government and people of Zambia for the peaceful conduct of their recent presidential election, according to a United Nations spokesperson.

  • 20 Jan 2015
    Zambians Vote for New President

    Nearly 5.2 million registered Zambian voters are expected at the polls on Tuesday, where they will elect a successor to President Michael Sata, who died last year.

  • 15 Jan 2015
    Zambia’s Civil Society Joins Global Campaign to Tackle Poverty, Climate Change and Inequality

    Today, a network of civil society organizations in collaboration with the United Nations in Zambia launched a mobilizing national campaign dubbed “Action/2015” in Zingalume, Lusaka. The campaign seeks to inspire concrete actions and ambitious agreements to collectively tackle the root causes of inequality, injustice, poverty and climate change in Zambia in 2015.

  • 10 Dec 2014
    UN Envoy Urges Zambians to 'Break the Corruption Chain'

    “Breaking the Corruption Chain”, demands that all people have space in public affairs and all voices echoing against corruption,” UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Zambia yesterday in a message marking International Anti-Corruption Day held at the Government Complex in Lusaka.

  • 19 Sep 2014
    Lusaka Gears Up for 2014 Social Good Summit

    For the second year in a row, UNDP Zambia will host the Social Good Summit on Monday, 22 September 2014 in Lusaka. The Summit will bring together bloggers, journalists, celebrities, community leaders, youth, CEOs, non-profits and civil society in one connected on-line event around a single theme, “Connecting for All, Connecting for Good.”

  • 28 Jul 2014
    African Women Want Increased Access to Finance and Financial Services

    The Third African Women’s Economic Summit (AWES) ended in Lusaka on Saturday, with a unanimous commitment by more than 200 women delegates pledging to campaign vigorously to improve women's access to finance and financial services as a means of harnessing their potentials for the development of the continent.

  • 15 May 2014
    UNDP Hands Over Seven Support Vehicles to Zambia’s Ministry of Health

    The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Friday hosted an official presentation of seven health support vehicles donated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 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
    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.

  • 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
    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.

  • 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.