UNDP Food Security Report in Africa to be Honored for Excellence
Aug 23, 2013
The Africa Human Development Report 2012, titled Towards a Food-Secure Future, has won the 2013 HDR Award for Excellence, which honors every three years the best and most impactful Human Development Reports.
“Let us seize the opportunity to build a better, more livable continent for all”: UN Development Chief for Africa
Jul 24, 2013
New York, Dakar: 23 July, 2013 - Abdoulaye Mar Dièye assumed his role on 22 July as Head of the Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA) and Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Students join UNDP and Standard Chartered Bank in Tree Planting to Help Conserve the Environment
Jun 8, 2013
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.
World Environment Day 2013: UN Rallies Zambians to Avoid Food Wastage
Jun 6, 2013
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.
UN Volunteers Work to Improve Sanitation in Congested Community in Lusaka
Jun 4, 2013
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.
UNDP Hands-over Three Trucks to MSL to Bolster Delivery of Medical Supplies Throughout Zambia
May 27, 2013
Medical Stores Limited (MSL) got a major boost to its supply chain management when it received three trucks worth more than US$427,000 from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The 15-tonne Hino trucks which were procured through the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) Round 8 HIV grant are meant to strengthen the delivery of medicines and medical supplies to health facilities throughout Zambia.
Campaign to End Early Marriages - Pathway to Reducing Maternal Mortality
May 21, 2013
The Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs (MoCTA), with the support of several government ministries, the United Nations and Cooperating Partners, has embarked on a nationwide campaign to end early marriages in Zambia. The First Lady, Dr. Christine Kaseba Sata officially launched the campaign with a call to end the practice which is robbing young people, especially girls of an opportunity to excel in life.
Forests the Key to Wealth and Job Creation for Zambia
May 2, 2013
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.
World Malaria Day: UNDP welcomes renewed push to fight deadly disease
Apr 25, 2013
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
Malaria prevalence has reduced, but three children continue to die of malaria every day in Zambia
Apr 25, 2013
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.