Press releases
  • Economic Transformation Hinges on Unlocking Potential of Cities, says the African Economic Outlook 2016May 23, 2016Lusaka, 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 AssistanceApr 18, 2016United 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 2030Feb 24, 2016Meeting 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 PriceNov 30, 2015UNDP 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 GrantsJan 12, 2015Lusaka, 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-electionJan 5, 2015Lusaka – 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 SataOct 30, 2014New 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 ZambiaSep 23, 2014A 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 DevelopmentAug 13, 2014Lusaka, 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”.

  • Zambia Climbs up to Medium Human Development CategoryJul 25, 2014Lusaka, 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.

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