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  • Administrator Statement for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Nov 25, 2015

    Violence against women occurs on every continent and in every country, making it one of the most pervasive human rights violations around the world.

  • Boost to Parliament as Embassy of Sweden Avails USD 1.8 million Nov 16, 2015

    Harare: In a boost to the Multi-donor Support Programme for Parliament and the Office of the Auditor General, the Embassy of Sweden has provided Swedish Kroner 15 million (about US $ 1, 8 million.). Implemented by UNDP in collaboration with the Parliament of Zimbabwe, the project is also funded with USD $ 2 million from the European Union, and USD 1 million from UNDP.

  • EU and UNDP support Ministry of Lands with EUR 5.2 million Oct 2, 2015

    The European Union and the Government of Zimbabwe, in close collaboration with UNDP, today launched a new program which will support the Ministry of Lands and Rural Resettlement (MLRR) in their efforts to unlock the potential of the agricultural land in the country.

  • Towards Localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Zimbabwe Aug 27, 2015

    An all-inclusive dialogue with all Provincial and District Administrator on localising the SDGs took place from 27-28 August, 2015 in Mutare. The dialogue brought together senior Government officials, top leadership of Local Authorities and all District Administrators. Head of UN Agencies including UNICEF, WFP, UNFPA and UNESCO were also present.

  • UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Statement on International Women’s Day Mar 8, 2015

    This week, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which remains the world’s best blueprint for achieving gender equality and empowering women. The review of this visionary roadmap, adopted at the Fourth World Conference for Women in 1995, is an opportunity to celebrate the world’s progress toward ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls, and also to renew and reinvigorate commitments to achieve gender equality.

  • Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on World AIDS Day Dec 1, 2014

    The current Ebola crisis reminds us that fighting communicable diseases requires behaviour change, engaging communities, partnerships with government and civil society, and reducing inequalities. Early diagnosis and treatment is vital too. These lessons have been learned in the fight against HIV. If the AIDS epidemic is to be ended as a public health threat by 2030, the sense of urgency and commitment to human rights which drove the early days of the response cannot be lost.

  • Boost to Parliament with UNDP-EU Support of $ 4.8 million Programme Nov 20, 2014
  • Boosting crisis response and financing key for Africa’s continued progress Nov 1, 2014

    While an increasing number of Africans are enjoying higher living standards, countries in Sub-Saharan Africa should redouble efforts to ensure crises such as the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa do not reverse development achievements, according to a report released here today during the African Economic Conference.

  • Withstanding crises and redressing inequalities key to Africa’s continued progress Jul 24, 2014

    Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa need to intensify their battle against deprivation and prevent crises from setting back recent development advances, according to the global 2104 Human Development Report (HDR), launched here today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • United Nations-led Partnership Announces Equator Prize Winners Jun 9, 2014

    Global distinction given to innovative sustainable development solutions that can “change the world”

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