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  • 26 May 2015
    Zambia Prepares to Reduce Emissions in New Climate Action Plan

    Zambia is preparing to submit its plans for tackling climate change to the United Nations by August this year as the country’s Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection has begun a process of formulating a new climate action plan through policy interventions and actions called, the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).

  • 29 Apr 2015
    Zambia Holds High Level National Dialogue on Strategy to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation

    The Government of the Republic of Zambia yesterday held a high-level dialogue on its draft national strategy to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+). Speaking on behalf of the Vice President of Zambia, Mrs. Inonge Wina, the Minister of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Mrs. Christabel Ngimbu, highlighted the importance of the strategy as a demonstration of Zambia’s efforts and resolve to address deforestation and forest degradation in a holistic and integrated manner.

  • 13 Feb 2015
    Mobile Money for the Poor Expanded to Enable Zambians Access Digital Financial Services

    The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and its Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P) programme has partnered with DFID’s Financial Sector Deepening Zambia to expand a four-year flagship project to facilitate substantial expansion of digital financing in Zambia.

  • 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.

  • 12 Jan 2015
    Zambia and Global Fund Sign $234 Million in New Grants

    Lusaka, Zambia - The Government of the Republic of Zambia, the Churches Health Association of Zambia, and the Global Fund have reaffirmed their partnership, signing four new grants worth US$234 million to fight HIV, TB and malaria in Zambia.

  • 05 Jan 2015
    UNDP and Zambian Government Sign Multi-Donor Support for the 2015 Presidential By-Election

    Lusaka – 5 January 2015: The Ministry of Finance, Electoral Commission of Zambia, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on behalf of Ireland, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America have entered into a cooperative agreement to support the 2015 Presidential Election to be held on 20 January, 2015 with a total sum of USD3.09 million.

  • 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.

  • 29 Apr 2014
    New UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Zambia Presents Credentials

    The United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Zambia, Ms. Janet Rogan, today, 29 April 2014 presented her credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon Mr Harry Kalaba MP.

  • 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.

  • 04 Jun 2013
    UN Volunteers Work to Improve Sanitation in Congested Community in Lusaka

    A 13-year old pupil from Kalingalinga Middle Basic School defined an environment as “the surrounding that we live in” which should be healthy and clean. However, for a densely populated low income urban community like Kalingalinga, the words healthy and clean are far from the truth.

  • 02 May 2013
    Forests the Key to Wealth and Job Creation for Zambia

    The Government of the Republic of Zambia held its first national dialogue on climate change and sustainable development this week. The high-level event provided a platform for government Ministers and officials, the private sector, the civil society, the media, the youth, Cooperating Partners and the United Nations to exchange ideas on how to move Zambia towards a more sustainable development path in the run-up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio in June 2012.