Remarks by the UN Botswana Resident Coordinator,Anders Pedersen during the launch of the United Nations Joint Programmes on Gender Based Violence and Gender Mainstreaming in Gaborone
Jul 31, 2014
Promoting gender equality and empowering women is critically important for a variety of reasons. Firstly, it is a question of rights, of human rights, of non-discrimination. But secondly, and equally important, it is about development. To put it simply, only by engaging all women fully in the development efforts Botswana as any other country will be able to reach its full potential, in the case of Botswana, to move from an Upper Middle Income Country to a High Income Country, fighting poverty, inequalities and promoting equity
Remarks by the UN Botswana Resident Coordinator,Anders Pedersen at the launch of the 2014 Global Human Development Report
Jul 29, 2014
On behalf of the UN/UNDP family in Botswana, I would like to welcome you all to the launch of the 2014 Global HDR on Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities & Building Resilience.UNDP's vision is to help countries achieve the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion and to promote human and sustainable development
Equality for Women is Progress for All: Statement by Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator
Mar 7, 2014
This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discussion on the next global development agenda intensifies, there is strong momentum for achieving development with equity, including by eradicating gender inequality and empowering women and girls.
Combating Inequality Key to Combating Poverty, Says UN Development Chief
Jan 21, 2014
Despite evidence that inequality prevents countries from developing in a wide number of areas, little progress has been made combating it, said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark today at the London School of Economics where she was giving a lecture at the International Growth Centre.
Natural resources and innovation among Africa’s strongest assets
Dec 9, 2013
As the annual meeting of UNDP Africa came to a close on Wednesday, delegates called on African leaders to double their efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) saying they should aim to build economies and societies that provide security and opportunities for all.
Statement from UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark on the death of Nelson Mandela
Dec 5, 2013
Like many of my generation, I was inspired by Nelson Mandela’s vision for a democratic South Africa. Dismantling the apartheid system and building a South Africa in which all enjoyed equal rights of citizenship was the cause to which Mr. Mandela devoted his life. The inspiration and spirit of solidarity generated by Nelson Mandela and the movement he led were never limited by national boundaries.
Violence against women is not acceptable and can be prevented UNDP calls for renewed efforts to end gender-based violence
Nov 25, 2013
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is calling for renewed efforts to end violence against women.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on the International Day to End Violence Against Women
Nov 25, 2013
Violence against women and girls directly affects individuals while harming our common humanity. In response to this global challenge, I launched my UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign in 2008. Since then, partners around the world have joined our drive to protect the human rights of women and girls to live free from violence.
Government and Faith Based Organisations stand together to fight HIV and AIDS in Botswana
Nov 24, 2013
In an effort to sustain and improve on the progress made in the fight against the HIV and AIDS pandemic, the Government of Botswana is reaching up to a cross-section of society to supplement its efforts. The government and Botswana Council of Churches (BCC) invited Faith Based Organisations including the Zion Christian Church leader, Bishop Barnabas Lekganyane and membership to launch of a series of HIV and AIDS prevention strategies including Faith Based Organization (FBOs) HIV and AIDS Prevention Strategy in Gaborone.
UN Resident Coordinator's statement during the launch of the Botswana Faith Based Organizations HIV/Aids Response Strategy 2011-2016
Nov 24, 2013
Globally, efforts to halt the HIV epidemic are paying off as fewer people are acquiring HIV, fewer people are dying from AIDS-related illnesses and more people than ever before are accessing life-saving HIV treatment with a 40-fold increase from the 2002 levels.