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Press releases

  • UNDP statement on erroneous Washington Post Monkey Cage blog concerning UNDP’s role in the 2016 Zambia elections Sep 20, 2016
  • Economic Transformation Hinges on Unlocking Potential of Cities, says the African Economic Outlook 2016 May 23, 2016

    Lusaka, Zambia, 23 May 2016 - With two-thirds of Africans expected to live in cities by 2050, how Africa urbanises will be critical to the continent’s future growth and development, according to the African Economic Outlook 2016 released today at the African Development Bank Group’s 51st Annual Meetings.

  • EU and UNDP Renew Partnership on Electoral Assistance Apr 18, 2016

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica met on Friday to reaffirm the long-standing partnership on electoral assistance. They signed the revised European Commission-UNDP Electoral Assistance Guidelines, which aim to enhance the EC-UNDP collaboration on electoral assistance on the ground.

  • UNDP at 50: World must step up to beat poverty by 2030 Feb 24, 2016

    Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is only possible with a broad coalition of leaders from government, civil society, multilaterals and the private sector, said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP) on the eve of a major Ministerial Meeting to mark the organisation’s 50th anniversary.

  • Zambia Benefits From First Line HIV Treatment at an Unprecedented Low Price Nov 30, 2015

    UNDP has achieved significant reductions in the price of HIV medicines that it procures, bringing down the cost of the most common treatment to an unprecedented US$100 per patient per year in Zambia, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Mali, South Sudan, and Zimbabwe. Through these price reductions UNDP is saving US$ 25 million that are being used to put an additional 250,000 people on life-saving HIV treatment.

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

    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.

  • undp-and-zambian-government-sign-multi-donor-support-for-the-presidential-by-election Jan 5, 2015

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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).

  • Zambia Ups Progress in Human Development Aug 13, 2014

    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”.