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  • 30 Oct 2014
    UN Mourns Death of Zambian President, Michael Chilufya Sata

    New York, 29 October 2014 - The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon is deeply saddened by the passing of Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia on 28 October while receiving treatment at a hospital in London. He expresses his deepest condolences to late President Sata’s family, the Government and the people of Zambia.

  • 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).

  • 19 Sep 2014
    Lusaka Gears Up for 2014 Social Good Summit

    For the second year in a row, UNDP Zambia will host the Social Good Summit on Monday, 22 September 2014 in Lusaka. The Summit will bring together bloggers, journalists, celebrities, community leaders, youth, CEOs, non-profits and civil society in one connected on-line event around a single theme, “Connecting for All, Connecting for Good.”

  • 13 Aug 2014
    Zambia Ups Progress in Human Development

    Lusaka, Zambia - 13 August, 2014: With significant achievements in life expectancy, education and Gross National Income (GNI) per capita in past years, Zambia has risen into the medium human development category, according to the UNDP 2014 Human Development Report, “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience”.

  • 28 Jul 2014
    African Women Want Increased Access to Finance and Financial Services

    The Third African Women’s Economic Summit (AWES) ended in Lusaka on Saturday, with a unanimous commitment by more than 200 women delegates pledging to campaign vigorously to improve women's access to finance and financial services as a means of harnessing their potentials for the development of the continent.

  • 25 Jul 2014
    Zambia Climbs up to Medium Human Development Category

    Lusaka, Zambia, July 25 - Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, and unless it is systematically tackled by policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable. This is the core premise of the 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) entitled “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience”, launched yesterday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tokyo, Japan.

  • 15 May 2014
    UNDP Hands Over Seven Support Vehicles to Zambia’s Ministry of Health

    The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Friday hosted an official presentation of seven health support vehicles donated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 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.

  • 25 Feb 2014
    UN-GRZ Joint Programme Scales Up Efforts to Reduce Gender Based Violence – Donates Seven Vehicles to Zambia Police

    The Zambia Police Service got a major boost recently when it received seven vehicles and forensic equipment from the United Nations and the Government of the Republic of Zambia Joint Programme on Gender Based Violence.

  • 03 Feb 2014
    Bolstering Use of Smartcare Electronic Health Records System

    Like any good health worker, Banji Kaumba worried when she could not help patients because she was unable to access their records.

  • 20 Jan 2014
    Creating Environmental Awareness Among Zambian Children

    Planting a tree, learning how rain forms and playing games about the circle of life are among things that have helped many children understand and appreciate the importance of their natural surroundings.

  • 13 Dec 2013
    Scaling up MDGs Awareness at Institutions of Higher Learning

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has scaled up awareness and ownership of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), holding dissemination seminars among students at institutions of higher learning in Zambia. This initiative is part of ongoing efforts to ensure that all sectors of the country are fully engaged in accelerating progress on some MDG targets in the country.

  • 29 Oct 2013
    UNDP’s Goodwill Ambassador Arrives in Zambia to Support UN’s Development Work

    Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has begun a four-day tour of Zambia as the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador. He is here to engage on UNDP’s support with the Government, civil society organizations and communities aimed at improving the country’s human development and progress on the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 23 Oct 2013
    UNDP’s Goodwill Ambassador Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Visits Zambia

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador, His Royal Highness (HRH) Crown Prince Haakon of Norway will arrive in Zambia on October 28th, for a four-day visit to help support the agency’s role in the country’s development.

  • 18 Oct 2013
    Zambia Expands Access to Treatment for HIV

    GENEVA – In partnership with Zambia, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria signed a US$156 million grant agreement that aims to ensure a secure supply of antiretroviral medicine to all those receiving HIV treatment. The new funding will also support work that gets 225,000 more people to start treatment over the next three years.

  • 17 Sep 2013
    Lusaka Summit Supports International Ban on Cluster Munitions

    More than 100 nations met in Lusaka, Zambia last week to reaffirm their commitment to the international ban on cluster munitions during a four-day international conference.

  • 10 Sep 2013
    Fourth Global Conference on Cluster Munitions Opens in Zambia - Survivor Calls for Affirmative Action

    A global conference aimed at speeding up efforts to persuade governments the world over to stop producing and using cluster bombs which continue to kill and wound tens of thousands of civilians has begun in Zambia.

  • 26 Aug 2013
    Making Rural Women Stronger in Zambia

    Faced with lack of access to credit opportunities and gender barriers that cause their exclusion from mainstream entrepreneurship, a group of rural female artisans from diverse communities in Zambia are well on their way to self-employment which would help them fight poverty and give them a greater voice in the communities.

  • 23 Aug 2013
    UNDP and IOC Bolster Awareness on Wildlife Conservation through Sports

    The kick-off of the inaugural football match between the Chimwaye Zebras and their opponents, in the heart of the Chiawa Game Management Area, marked a new era in raising awareness on nature and conservation amongst the community, using the medium of sport.

  • 23 Aug 2013
    Zambia Showcases Natural Assets to Lure Investors - Targets Wealth and Job Creation

    Zambia recently convened public and private sector stakeholders at the Zambia International Investment Forum to provide information on the country’s vast array of underdeveloped natural and cultural resources waiting to be explored by both local foreign investors while at the same time, marketing Zambia as one of the premier tourism destinations in Africa.