Press releases
  • “Free, Fair, Credible” Election: Critical Milestone towards Economic Recovery Mar 17, 2018

    Noting election are first and foremost for Zimbabweans, Mr. Steiner welcomed President Mnangagwa’s election pledge for a credible and peaceful election as an important milestone for a successful transition and key to the country’s future trajectory of international re-engagement and economic recovery.

  • Media Advisory: UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner To Visit Zimbabwe Mar 13, 2018

    The United Nations Development Programme’s Administrator Achim Steiner will visit Zimbabwe from 15 – 18 March. This is the first visit by a UN official since the end of Robert Mugabe’s Presidency and the transfer of power in November 2017.

  • Statement by Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator on International Women’s Day Mar 7, 2018

    Women’s movements dominate today’s global conversation. From #MeToo and #TimesUp spotlighting sexual harassment and abuse, to #NiUnaMenos, the not one less movement protesting femicide, women voices demanding equality have crossed the globe, and a palpable feeling of change is in the air.

  • UK Injects £21.5m into Zimbabwe’s Resilience Building Fund Feb 9, 2018

    The UK Department of International Development announced an additional £21.5 million grant to the ZRBF, which seeks to contribute to increased capacities of vulnerable rural communities to withstand shocks and stresses, leading to a reduced need for humanitarian responses and an improvement their well-being.

  • Zimbabwe Receives US $502 Million Additional Funding from Global Fund Jan 17, 2018

    A ceremony to mark the award of US $ 502 million additional healthcare funding from the Global Fund to Zimbabwe was held in Harare today. The grants which will be implemented by the Ministry of Health and Child and Child Care (MOHCC) and UN in collaboration with Civil Society Organizations and the National AIDS Council (NAC) will support HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria programmes for the next three years.

  • Leave No One behind: End Violence Against Women and Girls Nov 27, 2017
  • Government of Japan Avails USD I Million for Electoral Support Sep 6, 2017
  • UN supports Government to report on its human rights treaty obligations Jul 31, 2017

    Senior Government representatives reinforced Zimbabwe’s commitment to implement, monitor and report on its human rights treaty obligations during a capacity building workshop held in Harare today. The one-day sensitization workshop on the United Nations Human Rights System and the obligations of Zimbabwe, followed by a three-day training on treaty body reporting were organized by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in collaboration with the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Zimbabwe and the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

  • Sweden Commits US$8m to Zimbabwe’s Resilience Fund May 31, 2017

    The Embassy of Sweden and UNDP signed USD 8 million grant today giving a boost to the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF) and marking Sweden’s increasing development cooperation in resilience building and climate action in support of the people of Zimbabwe.

  • UN’s US$1.6m boost to flood disaster response May 17, 2017

    The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has today committed USD 1.6 million to assist over 32,600 flood-affected people with life-saving shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene and protection in 20 districts in Zimbabwe. This UN fund is in addition to USD 8.2 million allocated last year in response to the severe drought that affected over 4million rural Zimbabweans.

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