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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 24 Jul 2013
    “Let us seize the opportunity to build a better, more livable continent for all”: UN Development Chief for Africa

    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).

  • 25 Apr 2013
    UNDP Supports Cross Border Initiative to Roll Back Malaria along the Zambezi River

    Livingstone - Zambia commemorated World Malaria Day on May 25th with the launch of the Zambia Zimbabwe cross border malaria initiative which seeks to harmonise policies and jointly coordinate malaria control interventions between the two countries. The initiativewas launched under the theme“Investing in the Future to Defeat Malaria.” Zambia and Zimbabwe share the Zambezi River, a long water body which forms the border between the two countries.

  • 21 Mar 2013
    “Rise of South” potential for accelerating progress for future generation, says 2013 Human Development Report

    The UNDP 2013 Human Development Report, “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World”, was launched today in Zambia by the Vice President, His Honour Dr. Guy Scott. The new report places Zambia 163rd out of 187 countries on the HD ranking.