Boosting Capacity for Resilience Building in ZimbabweMay 19, 2016In a major boost to national efforts to deal with consequences and impact of natural and manmade shocks / hazards, exacerbated by climate change, the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF) will be formally launched in Harare on 19 May 2016; this Fund shall provide a vital resource as the country contends with one of its worst droughts in recent decades.
Climate Change Takes Centre-Stage as Discourse on Human Development ContinuesMay 6, 2016Following the launch of the 2015 Human Development Report in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 14, 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and the Director of the Human Development Report Office and lead author of the report, Selim Jahan, UNDP in Zimbabwe is supporting the publication of a national human development report with a focus on “climate change and human development”.
EU and UNDP renew partnership on electoral assistanceApr 15, 2016United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica met today to reaffirm the long-standing partnership on electoral assistance.
Supporting Land ReformsMar 31, 2016With EU and UNDP support, key stakeholders in Zimbabwe’s land sector held face-to-face talks in Harare on 31 March, 2016, setting the stage for a dialogue process that is crucial in unlocking the country’s huge agricultural potential through a sustainable land reform process.
UN Applauds Zimbabwe’s Efforts in Combating HIV, Urges Donors to Stay the Course as Major AIDS Conference Gets Underway in ZimbabweNov 28, 2015Describing the hosting of the 18th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) in Zimbabwe as historic, the UN in Zimbabwe has commended the Government for outstanding leadership in responding to the HIV crisis and saving thousands of lives through effective and efficient delivery of health services to the needy. The conference is taking place in Harare from 29 November-4 December, 2015.
Breakthrough brings cost of HIV treatment to under $100 per patient per yearNov 27, 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$100 per patient per year in Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Mali, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Through these price reductions UNDP is saving US$ 25 million that are being used to put an additional 250,000 people on life-saving HIV treatment.
Administrator Statement for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against WomenNov 25, 2015Violence against women occurs on every continent and in every country, making it one of the most pervasive human rights violations around the world.
- EU Delegation to Zimbabwe 12 May AT 12:04 PM
- Academics, trade unions, miners, and church leaders were part of those in attendance at the public hearing on the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (#NPRC) Bill in the mining town of Hwange. The low attendance did not affect the quality of contributions from the informed and articulate participants, who often gave reference to sections of the country's Constitution in their feedback. Most of the input was centred on the independence of the Commission. Other feedback also touched on the Commission's funding, ministerial powers over the Commission and it's transparency. The public hearings on the NPRC Bill and other bills which continue throughout the country, are conducted by the Parliament of Zimbabwe, supported by UNDP Zimbabwe together with the EU Delegation to Zimbabwe and Embassy of Sweden in Harare. 15 April AT 02:52 AM
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