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  • 28 Oct 2013
    Regional integration in Africa: key to transformation and development

    Gathering for the African Economic Conference in Johannesburg, leaders call on continent to seize the moment for wide-ranging structural change.

  • 25 Sep 2013
    UNDP Releases Guidelines To Address The HIV Risks Of Large Infrastructure Projects

    Governments and partners on the African continent must reduce the impact of large infrastructure projects and mining operations on the spread of HIV, according to new guidelines released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with other UN and international organizations.

  • 21 Sep 2013
    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon: International Peace Day

    The International Day of Peace is a time for reflection – a day when we reiterate our belief in non-violence and call for a global ceasefire. We ask people everywhere to observe a minute of silence, at noon local time, to honour those killed in conflict and the survivors who live with daily trauma and pain.

  • 22 Aug 2013
    Fighting Poverty through Tourism

    The 2013 Zimbabwe Investment Handbook was launched in the tourist resort town of Victoria Falls on 21 August 2013, with a call for the country to deal head-on with the specific challenges affecting the tourism industry to reduce poverty, enhance growth and position Zimbabwe as a preferred tourist destination.

  • 17 Jul 2013
    Transforming Africa through Investing in People

    Inclusive business holds the key to unlocking Africa’s development potential, UNDP Economic Advisor, Mr James Wakiaga has said. Speaking at the launch of the UNDP report Realizing Africa’s Wealth: Building Inclusive Business for Shared Prosperity, Mr Wakiaga described the situation of doing business in the slums and villages of Africa as challenging due to the lack of enabling market conditions.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    Lessons from the Accelerated Plan for MDG2

    The Ministry of Education, Sports, Art and Culture with support from the United Nations launched the Accelerated Action Plan (AAP) for MDG2 for Zimbabwe that aims at ensuring that by 2015, all Zimbabwean children—boys and girls alike—will be able to complete primary education.

  • 05 Jun 2013
    Commemorating World Environment Day

    With a simple message on the ‘return to basics’ of food consumption—and conservation-echoing throughout the event, nearly 40 institutions and groups took part in the World Environment Day commemoration held in the country’s capital, Harare on June 5, 2013.

  • 29 May 2013
    Accelerating Universal Primary Education

  • 29 May 2013
    Zimbabwe’s Latest MDG Progress Report Released

    Zimbabwe has made positive trends in MDG 2 on universal primary education. According to the 2012 MDG Progress Report, the country has also made strides towards achieving gender equality in schools and in fighting HIV/AIDS.

  • 15 May 2013
    Kick-starting the Post-2015 Debate in Zimbabwe

    National consultations on the Post-2015 development agenda kicked off in Zimbabwe with a call to stay the course of fighting poverty through inclusive growth and economic transformation for sustainable development.

  • 08 May 2013
    Forging Cross-Border Initiatives for Malaria Elimination along the Zambezi Valley

    With US $ 882,000 support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Zimbabwe and Zambia agreed to forge a common front in the fight against malaria along their shared border that straddles the Zambezi valley.

  • 08 May 2013
    Key Poverty Reports Produced

    UNDP mobilised about US $ 1.7 million from its core resources, UNICEF, and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) to support the Zimbabwe National Statistical Agency (ZIMSTAT) in undertaking the Poverty Income Consumption and Expenditure Surveys (PICES) between 2010 and 2012.

  • 14 Mar 2013
    Bicycles abet Fight against Malaria

    The progressive decrease in malaria incidence in the past decade in the country saw the incidence in Matabeleland South province approaching pre-elimination levels as set by the World Health Organisation. Therefore the province became eligible to spearhead malaria pre-elimination activities.

  • 07 Feb 2013
    Motions on Constitution Passed

    Following the adoption of the draft Constitution of Zimbabwe by COPAC (Constitution Select Committee), the House of Assembly and the Senate passed a motion on the same on 6 and 7 February 2013 respectively.

  • 26 Nov 2012
    GEPMI Trainees Graduate in a Historic Ceremony

    In a first for Zimbabwe, 73 senior policy makers involved in budgeting planning, policy making, human resources and gender mainstreaming graduated from the inaugural three-week Gender Responsive Economics Policy Management Initiative (GEPMI) course, developed by UNDP in collaboration with leading regional and international experts.

  • 22 Nov 2012
    Towards a National Plan of Action for UPR Recommendations

    Key personalities in Zimbabwe’s human rights community have benefitted from three-day training as the country prepares to implement recommendations that it has endorsed under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council.

  • 15 Nov 2012
    UNDP Provides Training to the New Human Rights Commission

    Members of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) have benefited from an intensive, week-long training programme, a month after the country’s premier national human rights institution was given a new lease of life, following the enactment of the ZHRC Act in October 2012.

  • 12 Sep 2012
    Targeting paralegals in the drive to improve access to justice for all

    Building on the publication of the Family Law Handbook in 2009, UNDP is working with the Ministry of Women Affairs Gender and Community Development (MoWAGCD), to develop a Family Laws training manual for paralegals, in a move meant to improve access to justice for all in Zimbabwe.

  • 12 Sep 2012
    Seeking a consensus on the draft National Women’s Council bill

    Consensus building on the establishment of a National Women’s Council moved a notch higher following a key meeting by Members of Parliament (MPs) organized by UNDP and the Ministry of Women Affairs Gender and Community Development (MWAGCD).

  • 06 Sep 2012
    National Energy Policy Unveiled

    Zimbabwe’s energy sector is set for major changes, following the unveiling of the National Energy Policy (NEP). The new policy identifies the key challenges in the exploitation, distribution and utilization of different energy resources, providing a detailed roadmap on how to address them.