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With the rehabilitation of the Upper Nile University campus, UNDP and the Government of Japan are rebooting Malakal’s recovery

At the signing ceremony in Upper Nile University campus, the Ambassador of Japan, H.E. Seiji Okada, described this initiative as “an important first step for the recovery of Malakal”

During a joint high-level visit to Malakal on 29 April 2019, United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Resident Representative, Dr. Kamil Kamaluddeen, and the Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, H.E. Seiji Okada, signed an agreement to support the rehabilitation of the Upper Nile University’s Malakal campus, and the establishment of…

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Game of Thrones Star and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Visits Rwanda 25 Years After Genocide

UNDP partners with the Rwandan government and its people through programs and initiatives focused on issues such as gender equality, poverty and climate change

As the world braces for the surprising twists and turns of the highly anticipated final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, which will air on April 14, the show’s star and United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau had an unexpected revelation of his own. Coster-Waldau traveled to Rwanda…

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Government of Japan releases USD 1.5 million for Stabilization activities in North-East Nigeria

These funds will be utilized through an ongoing programme launched in 2016, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme in Nigeria

The Government of Japan has released USD 1,500,000 to fund community stabilization activities in Nigeria’s North-East region. These funds will be utilized through an ongoing programme launched in 2016, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme in Nigeria. The interventions being implemented in the region are aimed at supporting victims…

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From the field: Powering up health care in Sub-Saharan Africa

Solar power is helping make universal healthcare a reality in places where unreliable power supplies regularly affect access to vital services, and can out people’s lives at risk, thanks to support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Governments in Sub-Saharan Africa have partnered with UNDP to launch the Solar for Health initiative to install solar systems in rural health centres and clinics where surgeries may be carried out by candlelight and where vaccines and medicines can expire without proper temperature regulation. The initiative aims to use solar power to…

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Donates an Ambulance to South Sudan National Police Service to combat crime and respond to survivors of Gender-Based Violence

James Pui, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police on behalf of the South Sudan National Police Service expressed their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Government of Germany

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through its Access to Justice and Rule of Law Project with funding from the Government of Germany on Wednesday donated a Toyota Landcruiser ambulance to the South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS). UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law Project Chief Technical Advisor…

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African countries must leverage their strengths to accelerate drive towards integration

If Africa were to increase its share of global trade from 2% to 3%, the one percentage point increase would result in an annual additional income of about US$70 billion

Participants to the 13th African Economic Conference called for African countries to leverage the full range of their strengths and resources to accelerate the region’s drive towards continental integration. Themed “Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development” the 2018 AEC, jointly organized by the United Nations Development Programme, the United…

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Japan flag of distribution of agricultural inputs and Solar lanterns in Song LGA, Adamawa State

In 2018, Japan is providing USD 2.5million which will facilitate implementation of initiatives to support 2,200 farmers and 500 small business

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Adamawa State Government and the Government of Japan flagged off the distribution of agricultural inputs in Loko, a village once hit by Boko Haram in Song Local Government Area in Adamawa State. This intervention is part of ongoing efforts by UNDP to support victims…

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Law enforcement and justice chain institutions in South Sudan examine ways to tackle Sexual and Gender Based Violence in the country

The training, funded by the Kingdom of Netherlands, is being organized by UNDP’s Access to Justice project in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, the South Sudan National Police Service & Judiciary of South Sudan

Forty judges, investigators, prosecutors and social workers countrywide, among them seven women, started a five-day training in Juba – Landmark Hotel - to enhance and upgrade their professional competences in dealing with Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) cases in South Sudan. The training, funded by the Kingdom of Netherlands,…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Sierra Leone

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Sierra Leone: The Secretary-General takes note of the announcement by the National Electoral Commission on 4 April of the final results of the presidential run-off election in Sierra Leone. He congratulates Mr. Julius Maada Bio on his election as the next…

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Bridging Gaps in Zambia

UN coalitions are coming together to support Zambia in reducing poverty, improving food security and ensuring no one is left behind in global efforts to reach the goals outlined in the Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda

The Government of Zambia is activating climate actions across the country to achieve its contributions to the Paris Agreement. Not only will this work protect the nation’s environment and contribute to reducing greenhouse gases worldwide, it will also provide the foundation to end poverty, hunger and inequality in a place…