UN 69th Anniversary: UN Botswana Opens House
Oct 28, 2014
The United Nations (UN) in Botswana will open its doors to the public and invited guests on Friday, 31 October 2014 for an informative day to highlight its work with the Government of Botswana. The UN Botswana Open House event, which is a celebration of the United Nations Day, provides an opportunity for visitors to interact with UN staff on the role of the UN in Botswana and results achieved, resonating with the theme of the event: Catalyzing Development Efforts in Botswana
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.
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.
Education, Health Care, Honest and Responsive Government, and Jobs Top Priorities for People Worldwide, UN Report
Sep 10, 2013
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented today a new report “A Million Voices: The World We Want”. The report summarizes the findings from public consultations and surveys that engaged more than 1.3 million people in all 193 UN Member States since August 2012 in an effort to identify priorities for the post-2015 development agenda that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)."
Botswana gears up for climate change; embarks on preparing a Policy, Response Strategy and Action Plan
Aug 28, 2013
Botswana is taking necessary steps that will ensure that effects of climate change do not adversely impact on its development programmes.
AIDS-related deaths have fallen by nearly 40% since 2005 in Eastern and Southern Africa
Jul 30, 2013
Several countries, including Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe saw a reduction at least 50% in the number of AIDS-related deaths since 2005. The report outlines that TB/HIV related deaths also decreased––by about 30% from the peak in the mid 2000’s.
“Africa making great strides toward many MDG targets yet serious challenges remain.” New report says
May 27, 2013
Released today, The MDG Report 2013: Assessing progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals concludes that while Africa is the world’s second fastest growing region, its rate of poverty reduction is insufficient to reach the target of halving extreme poverty by 2015.
Creating business and market opportunities for Africa’s poor is key to advancing sustainable development in the region.” UNDP Report
May 24, 2013
Involving low-income communities in markets and businesses across Africa is essential for economic growth to translate into sustainable development, according to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report released today alongside the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity / African Union.
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.