• Mar 31, 2012

    The Declaration states that a successful national HIV and AIDS response should be measured by the achievement of concrete, time-bound targets. It also calls for careful monitoring of progress in implementing commitments and requires the United Nations Secretary General to issue progress reports. The purpose of the reports is to document challenges and constraints and recommend action to accelerate achievement of the set targets.

  • Mar 18, 2012

    The Gender Based Violence (GBV) Indicators Botswana study provides shocking statistics on the prevalence of gender based violence in the country. Almost 70% of the women interviewed had experienced GBV at least once in their lifetime. Nearly 30% experienced violence over the last year. We can extrapolate that more than 200 000 women had their rights violated at the very moment that we are working towards attaining human rights for all.

  • Mar 11, 2012

    Disasters are increasing in frequency and magnitude. The nature, spread and cost of disasters call for mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction at both the national and local levels. Disaster risk reduction strategies and activities contribute to the decrease of disaster risks and the negative impacts of disasters and attainment of sustainable development and poverty alleviation, by facilitating the integration of disaster risk reduction into development and day to day risk-deduction-related decision making.

  • Dec 18, 2011

    The Second National Communication (SNC) is the second assessment of Botswana’s situation with regard to position, national circumstances and responses to climate change. This follows the Initial National Communication that was prepared and submitted to the UNFCCC in 2001. The SNC serves as the basis for future action in research and offers opportunities for policy development and refinement. The report goes beyond the reporting commitment of a non-Annex I Party under the existing guidelines for the preparation of the National Communications to the UNFCCC.

  • Apr 1, 2010

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Progress Report 2010 is the second, after the 2004 maiden publication, to be produced by the Government of Botswana and the United Nations Country Team. The MDG Progress Reports are an all inclusive endeavor, written in collaboration with all the stakeholders, including civil society organizations, private sector and cooperating partners in the development sphere of Botswana. The purpose of the Reports is to assess progress towards the attainment of the MDGs in Botswana.

  • Apr 26, 2008

    Climate change is the defi ning human development issue of our generation. All development is ultimately about expanding human potential and enlarging human freedom. It is about people developing the capabilities that empower them to make choices and to lead lives that they value. Climate change threatens to erode human freedoms and limit choice. It calls into question the Enlightenment principle that human progress will make the future look better than the past.

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