• Speech by UNDP Country Director, Mr. Martim Maya on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator World Press Freedom Day commemoration May 3, 2017

    Today is a very important day when we commemorate the World Press Freedom Day under the theme “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s Role in Advancing Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies.” This theme points to the importance of strengthening free and quality journalism to enable the media to effectively contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in general and of SDG 16 in particular. SDG number 16 aims to Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

  • Statement by the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms Janet Rogan - International Day of Forests Mar 27, 2017

    I am delighted to be here today representing the UN in Zambia for the International Day of Forests. This year's theme is most relevant to Zambia because around 70% of the population rely on forest resources for their energy needs either through fuel wood or charcoal. The other 30% of the population rely on electricity produced by hydro-electric generation, which is dependent on forests for the sustainable supply of water. So does the formal economy.

  • Remarks by the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms Janet Rogan -International Women’s Day Commemoration Mar 8, 2017

    There are two underlying messages in this theme: first, "promoting inclusiveness" which is about empowering, or giving power to, those who are not currently included. It is about making space for others. Particularly, this message is to men, who possess the power and who occupy the space, that they need to share power, share space with women.