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  • 10 Dec 2014
    Celebrating Human Rights Day in Zimbabwe

    With support from UNDP Country Office, the European Union and other partners, Zimbabwe commemorated the International Human Rights Day on 10 December 2014 in the country’s second biggest city of Bulawayo with a call for the cultivation of a national culture of promoting, protecting and respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms. The theme for this year’s commemoration was “Human Rights 365”.

  • 01 Dec 2014
    Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on World AIDS Day

    The current Ebola crisis reminds us that fighting communicable diseases requires behaviour change, engaging communities, partnerships with government and civil society, and reducing inequalities. Early diagnosis and treatment is vital too. These lessons have been learned in the fight against HIV. If the AIDS epidemic is to be ended as a public health threat by 2030, the sense of urgency and commitment to human rights which drove the early days of the response cannot be lost.

  • 21 Nov 2014
    Joint Programme for Gender Equality Targets Youth and Women

    Mr Vengai Mashonganyika, chairperson of the Chitora Horticulture Association located in Nyadire ward 25 of Mutoko narrates with pride, the progress he has made since 2011 when the International Labour Organization (ILO) came to his aid through the Training for Rural Employment (TREE) programme.

  • 20 Nov 2014
    Boost to Parliament with UNDP-EU Support of $ 4.8 million Programme

  • 10 Nov 2014
    Forging Partnerships for Renewable Energy in Zimbabwe

    The Minister of Energy and Power Development Hon. Senator Dzikamai Mavhaire has hailed the joint effort involving his ministry, the Ministry of Environment and Climate, UNDP and the Rural Electrification Fund, describing it as “the epitome of partnership that is necessary if progress is to be made in the provision of energy to rural communities countrywide”.

  • 01 Nov 2014
    Boosting crisis response and financing key for Africa’s continued progress

    While an increasing number of Africans are enjoying higher living standards, countries in Sub-Saharan Africa should redouble efforts to ensure crises such as the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa do not reverse development achievements, according to a report released here today during the African Economic Conference.

  • 27 Aug 2014
    Celebrating Two Decades of Sustainable Action in Zimbabwe

    Celebrating two decades of involvement in Zimbabwe, the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEFSGP), managed by UNDP brought together one of the largest representation of community-based organizations and NGOs to Harare to share experiences and best practices on community action for sustainable development.

  • 21 Aug 2014
    Bridging the Gender Digital Divide in Zimbabwe

    Studying chemistry at the University of Zimbabwe, third-year student Ms Sandile Mtetwa, is confronted by the challenge of accessing campus notifications from the administration, lecturers and colleagues.

  • 31 Jul 2014
    Promoting Development in Zimbabwe through Information Communication Technology

    In collaboration with the Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services as well as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), UNDP launched the inaugural Information Communication Technology for Development Policy (ICT4D) and Practice Dialogue Platform in Zimbabwe.

  • 24 Jul 2014
    Withstanding crises and redressing inequalities key to Africa’s continued progress

    Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa need to intensify their battle against deprivation and prevent crises from setting back recent development advances, according to the global 2104 Human Development Report (HDR), launched here today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 25 Jun 2014
    Focus on Wetlands as World Environment Day is commemorated in Zimbabwe

    A belated World Environment Day was commemorated in Zimbabwe with a call to safeguard the country’s wetlands and water resources. The event, involving representatives of NGOs, community-based organizations, academia, media and the UN was observed under the theme Wetlands and Waters: a Combination for Life”.

  • 16 Jun 2014
    Celebrating organic farming in Zimbabwe

    It is celebration time for the 450 members of Makoni Organic Farmers Association (MOFA), residents of a rural community in Zimbabwe who are literally making waves globally after winning the coveted Equator Prize 2014. Supported by the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEFSGP) of UNDP, the farmers are leading the way in environmental conservation and sustainable use of resources for livelihood improvement and poverty reduction.

  • 09 Jun 2014
    United Nations-led Partnership Announces Equator Prize Winners

    Global distinction given to innovative sustainable development solutions that can “change the world”

  • 09 Jun 2014
    Towards a discourse on human rights

    The Deputy Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Honorable. Fortune Chasi appealed to stakeholders in Zimbabwe to support the Government of Zimbabwe in the promotion and protection of human rights.

  • 05 Jun 2014
    Promoting timely delivery of health services

    Heralding a major transformational change in ensuring timely delivery of health services to citizens of Zimbabwe, the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) launched its new public website, the district health information system (DHIS-2) database, National Health profiles as well as the surveillance and strategic information reports in Harare on 5 June, 2014.

  • 20 Apr 2014
    Debating Special Economic Zones

    UNDP, the World Bank and the African Development Bank are taking the lead in this initiative, proposed in the new economic blueprint, (Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim Asset)) as a key strategy to boost economic growth and generate employment.

  • 26 Mar 2014
    International Women’s Day: Equality for Women is Progress for All

    United Nations in Zimbabwe joined the national commemorations of International Women’s Day. The commemoration which took place under the theme “Celebrating Women’s Gains through Constitutional Provisions”, aims to promote women’s participation in political, social and economic spheres in Zimbabwe.

  • 27 Feb 2014
    United Nations Launches New Gender Equality Programme

    In a milestone for the United Nations in Zimbabwe, the UN Women, ILO, UNDP, and UNFPA launched the country’s first joint programme to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. Initiated with the support of the Government of Sweden, the programme will be implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development.

  • 18 Feb 2014
    In Zimbabwe, Improving Healthcare Clinic by Clinic

    Overseeing routine work at the E.T Watson clinic, Ms. Ivy Chiyani, the sister-in-charge would like her patients to receive good healthcare but the limited physical space stymies her best efforts. “We have just opened an opportunistic infections (OI) clinic and therefore we need more room to keep the Antiretroviral drugs,” she says.

  • 13 Feb 2014
    The Dawn of a New IT Era

    The genesis of the modern national health information and surveillance system can be traced to the adoption of the DHIS-1.4 in 2010. This intervention assisted in strengthening the MoHCC national Health Information and Surveillance System (HISS). The system was piloted in Mashonaland Central Province from February-April 2010 and rolled out nationally in August 2010.