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  • 02 Jun 2015
    Landlocked Developing Countries Gather in Zambia to Accelerate Sustainable Development

    Senior government officials, United Nations representatives and the private sector from across the globe have gathered in Livingstone, Zambia, today to discuss concrete measures to effectively implement an ambitious action-plan that aims to put the world’s 32 landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) on the path to sustainable economic development.

  • 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.

  • 23 Sep 2014
    Landmark Project Launched to Promote Renewable Energy Technology Transfer from China to Zambia

    A project to promote the transfer of renewable energy technology from China to Zambia was launched at a brief ceremony held in Lusaka on Monday, 22 October 2014. The project agreement was brokered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 25 Apr 2013
    World Malaria Day: UNDP welcomes renewed push to fight deadly disease

    Tremendous progress to eliminate malaria has been made over the past decade, including a global reduction in malaria deaths of more than 25 percent, yet per year the disease still infects 219 million people and causes 660,000 deaths. In addition to its direct impact on the health of millions worldwide, malaria also has an indirect impact on economies and development in general

  • 25 Apr 2013
    Malaria prevalence has reduced, but three children continue to die of malaria every day in Zambia

    The 2013 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report for Zambia, which will be launched on 7 May, brings out significant progress made, as well as needed areas for acceleration of gains. One of these critical issues is malaria. Three children die of Malaria in Zambia every day. These are preventable deaths.