World Environment Day: Zambia Raises Awareness on Protection of Wildlife and Natural HeritageJun 7, 2016Environmental campaigners, activists and students in Zambia are using this year's World Environment Day slogan, “Go Wild for Life” to raise awareness about the economic, social, and environmental impacts of poaching and trafficking in wildlife and the damage it does; encouraging people to help safeguard endangered species for future generations.
‘Going Green’ Expo Opens in Lusaka Ahead of World Environment DayJun 3, 2016Zambia today kicked off the observance of this year’s World Environment Day with several activities including a Green Expo in Lusaka. The expo is designed to accelerate awareness of environmental issues and demonstrate how ‘going green’ is the easiest way to save money and the environment.
AfDB Annual Meetings: African Leaders Highlight Role of Affordable Energy for Sustainable DevelopmentMay 24, 2016African leaders attending this year’s African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meetings in Lusaka, Zambia, say the lack of electricity is the greatest hindrance to the continent’s growth and development.
Economic Transformation Hinges on Unlocking Potential of Cities, says the African Economic Outlook 2016May 23, 2016Lusaka, Zambia, 23 May 2016 - With two-thirds of Africans expected to live in cities by 2050, how Africa urbanises will be critical to the continent’s future growth and development, according to the African Economic Outlook 2016 released today at the African Development Bank Group’s 51st Annual Meetings.
Leaders of Africa’s Great Lakes Region Convene in Zambia to Assess Progress of Peace ProcessMay 13, 2016Zambia, in its capacity as signatory to the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF) agreement for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Great Lake Region is today hosting the 13th meeting of the Technical Support Committee.
UNDP Flagship Report Says a Diversified Economy will Spur Inclusive Development and Poverty ReductionMay 4, 2016Zambia's latest Human Development Report urges the country to diversify its economy through prioritisation of its manufacturing and agricultural sectors. The report reveals that these sectors have created productive employment at a much faster pace than mining, and indicates that increasing productivity in these sectors is likely to lead to a path of inclusive development and poverty reduction.
UNDP Bolsters Stronger Drugs Supply Chain in Zambia – Pens US$4m Medical Warehouse Extension DealApr 27, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 22 April 2016 signed a US$4 million contract with a construction company, Wah Kong Enterprises to extend the central warehousing facilities of Zambia’s medical distributor, Medical Stores Limited(MSL). Upgrading the central warehouse in Lusaka will ease some of the problems of storage and enhance distribution of drugs and supplies right up to district depots and clinics across the country.
EU and UNDP Renew Partnership on Electoral AssistanceApr 18, 2016United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica met on Friday to reaffirm the long-standing partnership on electoral assistance. They signed the revised European Commission-UNDP Electoral Assistance Guidelines, which aim to enhance the EC-UNDP collaboration on electoral assistance on the ground.
In Zambia: UNDP Climate Action Hackathon Accelerates Innovative Approaches to Provide Weather Information to Vulnerable Communities in AfricaMar 25, 2016The UNDP’s Climate Action Hackathon hosted recently in Livingstone, Zambia, brought together young software developers from around the world to develop innovative data and communications technologies to share weather and climate information with communities to better prepare themselves for the realities of climate change.
UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Begins Official Visit to ZambiaMar 16, 2016The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, is in Lusaka for his first official visit to Zambia. During his visit, the Envoy will meet with senior government officials and representatives of youth organizations and networks.
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- The Fijian Government and the European Union have signed a financing agreement for the ''Fiji Access to Justice'' programme, which is designed to enhance the justice system in Fiji and provide more access for underprivileged and vulnerable groups. The signing ceremony took place at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva this morning. It was attended by the Honourable Attorney-General, Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Public Service and Communications Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Chief Justice Anthony Gates, Chairperson of the Legal Aid Commission, Sharvada Sharma and UNDP Resident Representative Osnat Lubrani. Funded by the EU under the 11th European Development Fund and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the five-year programme will empower more Fijians than ever before by providing them with legal services through the key justice institutions. The Legal Aid Commission (LAC), the Judiciary and other relevant institutions will benefit from substantial capacity building through training, technical assistance and provision of basic equipment. And Non-Governmental Organisations will also be supported to assist the LAC to reach out to Fijian citizens and provide them with the services they need. Speaking at the event, EU Ambassador to Fiji and the Pacific, H.E Andrew Jacobs said: ''Access to justice is a fundamental principle of the rule of law. A clear understanding of the role of specific public offices, such as the judiciary, the legal aid commission and other transparency and accountability institutions, are paramount in ensuring that law and justice prevail and citizens fully exercise their rights and responsibilities. The EU-Funded Access to Justice Programme will help ensure that Fijians are aware of their rights and can action them through the relevant state mechanisms,'' Fijian Government United Nations Development Programme - UNDP 2 hours ago
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