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  • UNDP Zambia welcomes new Country Director Oct 5, 2017
  • Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture Sep 26, 2017

    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 projects in the agricultural sectors.

  • United Nations General Assembly Side Event: Quickening the pace of action to end AIDS Sep 25, 2017

    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.

  • Remarks by UNDP Representative, Ms Janet RoganLaunch of the National Health Strategic Plan Aug 18, 2017

    I am delighted to represent the UN in Zambia at today’s launch of the strategic health plan 2017-2021, in particular WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNAIDS, which are the main agencies dealing with health issues. I would like to commend the government led by the Ministry of Health for the inclusive and consultative approach taken to develop this ambitious plan. It is truly a strategic plan for transformation in line with the aspirations of the 7NDP. The 7NDP prioritises health as a key economic investment in the human capital of the country in line with SDG 3 - to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

  • Remarks by Ms. Janet Rogan, UN Resident Coordinator at the Launch of the 7th National Development Plan Jun 22, 2017
  • UNDP participates in the Commemoration of World Environment Day Jun 7, 2017
  • UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, ends her mission to Zambia May 12, 2017

    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 the country. During the briefing her statement outlined preliminary findings based on information gathered during the visit. The final report will be presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council in March 2018.

  • UN-SDG Philanthropy Innovation Challenge May 11, 2017

    The Sustainable development Goals Philanthropy Platform is a global partnership that seeks to strengthen the engagement and role of philanthropy in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, deepen partnerships between governments, philanthropy, and other stakeholders, and increase understanding of philanthropy’s added value to planning, implementation, and monitoring of the SDGs.


    The Government of Japan handed over a cheque worth Two Million, Eighty Seven Thousand Dollars ($2, 087,000) towards the Programme for Sustainable Resettlement of Former Refugees in Zambia during the occasion of the National Advisory Group. The cheque was received by the Permanent Secretary Office of the Vice -President on behalf of the Zambian Government and the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Janet Rogan on behalf of the UN who are Programme Managers.

  • Speech by UNDP Country Director, Mr. Martim Maya on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator World Press Freedom Day commemoration May 3, 2017

    Today is a very important day when we commemorate the World Press Freedom Day under the theme “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s Role in Advancing Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies.” This theme points to the importance of strengthening free and quality journalism to enable the media to effectively contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in general and of SDG 16 in particular. SDG number 16 aims to Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.