WOMEN RISING: Political Leadership in Africa Documentary Launched by FEMNET and UNDP
May 21, 2013
In Africa, as in the rest of the world, women are largely underrepresented in the political arena. However 2011 and 2012 saw an unprecedented number of female presidential candidates vying for office. 2012 also ushered in the second female Head of State as well as a female Chairperson of the African Union Commission for the very first time.
Botswana United Nations Programme Operational Plan Launched
May 20, 2013
The Government of Botswana – United Nations Programme Operational Plan (2010 -2014) presents how the UNITED NATIONS in cooperation with stakeholders including the Government of Botswana and civil society organizations intends to contribute to the attainment of the Millennium Development goals in Botswana and support the implementation of the priorities outlined in vision 2016 and the Tenth National Development Plan (NDP10).
Message by Mr. Anders Pedersen, UN Resident Coordinator, during the 2012 World AIDS Day commemorations
Dec 1, 2012
It is my true honour to participate on behalf of the United Nations and the UN Secretary General in this World AIDS Day Commemoration at this critical time of the AIDS response in Botswana. We know Botswana has made great achievements in responding to AIDS, by showing to the world one of the best ART and preventing Mother to Child Transmission programmes, with high coverage and high quality, thanks to the government leadership and good close collaboration with partners.
Closing remarks by the UN Resident Coordinator,Anders Pedersen at the UN STANDARDISED FORMED POLICE UNITS TRAIN-the-TRAINERS COURSE at Botswana Police College,Otse
May 25, 2012
On a personal note, I have very positive experiences of working together with the Police from a variety of countries. I remember vividly how I as a young/-er UN Legal Advisor to the UN Mission in El Salvador in 1989-1992 work hand in hand with police from Italy, Spain and a number of other countries. Step by step we got to know each other, we started to understand each other and eventually we fully valued each other’s role and function, strength and weaknesses. Together we formed a strong team.
Statement by the UNDP Resident Representative,Anders Pedersen Post at the COP 17 and Climate Change Policy Workshop Boipuso Hall, Gaborone
Apr 25, 2012
It is a great honour and privilege for UNDP Botswana to be part of this important gathering to share what we have learnt at the recent COP 17, the Durban Climate Conference in December 2011, and to also deliberate on what this means for Botswana in terms of formulating a comprehensive, forward-looking Climate Change Policy and Strategy.