UNGA 2017 UPDATES : Fast-track: Quickening the pace of action to end AIDS

High-level side event at the United Nations General Assembly chaired by President Museveni of Uganda in collaboration with UNAIDS Ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030 requires renewed urgency. In collaboration with UNAIDS, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda is bringing world leaders together at...

Training Workshop: Integrating Gender into Adaptation Planning for the Agricultural Sectors

The United Nations Development Programme through the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans programme (NAP-Ag) held a training workshop to enhance the skills of trainees to mainstream (or integrate) gender issues in the planning, design, and implementation of climate change adaptation plans and...

UNDP Zambia signs contracts for construction of 4 pharmaceutical warehouses in Mansa, Mpika, Chipata and Choma

UNDP is pleased to announce that on Tuesday 18 July 2017 it has signed contracts worth 6, 3 million USD for the design and construction of 4 pharmaceutical warehouses in Mansa, Mpika, Chipata and Choma, with funding from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). The signing was witnessed...

UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, ends her mission to Zambia

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, held a press briefing to finalise her official visit to the Republic of Zambia, which was undertaken at the invitation of the Government from 3 to 12 May 2017.  The Objective of the mission was to evaluate the realisation of the right to food in...

Zambia shows leadership potential in milestone visit to GCF HQ

Zambia highlighted the major steps it is taking to deal with climate change as part of the largest official delegation to visit GCF’s headquarters in Korea on 9 February. Welcoming the 23-member group, including three government ministers, GCF Executive Director Howard Bamsey highlighted the country’s ability to...

In Zambia: UNDP Climate Action Hackathon Accelerates Innovative Approaches to Provide Weather Information to Vulnerable Communities in Africa

  The Sustainable Energy for All Forum is the landmark gathering celebrating the global sustainable energy movement. Over 1,000 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and international organizations will gather in New York City for the 3rd Sustainable Energy for All Forum – its theme...

UN to continue supporting governments effort aimed at eliminating Malaria

25th April is commemorated as National Malaria Day.  Today the United Nations in Zambia participated in the commemoration of the event under the theme "Malaria Ends with Me". In delivering her speech, UN Resident Coordinator Janet Rogan highlighted that sustainable development includes reaching good levels of health...

Statement by the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms Janet Rogan - International Day of Forests

International Women’s Day Commemoration Lusaka Showgrounds, 8 March 2017 Remarks by the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms Janet Rogan "Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50/50 by 2030"   Your Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia, Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu Your Honour the Vice President, Mrs...

United Nations Resident Coordinator in Zambia Janet Rogan's pledge for women

I pledge my support for the protection of the girl child in Zambia, that she should stay in school, that she should mature before she marries, that she should be protected from sexual predators and rape. I pledge to speak out to break the silence that protects those who violate women and childres. Abash...