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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…

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South Sudan Law Reform Commission Holds Consultative Workshop on Draft Legal Aid Bill

The draft bill offers for an independent legal aid board that will manage and deliver legal aid in South Sudan and create relevant policies to facilitate the process

South Sudan Law Reform Commission (SSLRC), supported by UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law project, is facilitating a consultative meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 at Juba Regency Hotel, to incorporate inputs from relevant stakeholders on the draft legal aid bill. The draft bill offers for an independent…

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Japan and United Nations Development Programme Witness Inauguration of South Sudan’s State Revenue Authority in Yambio, Gbudue State

The Government of Japan and UNDP have collaborated for the past two years to help Ministry of Finance and Planning salvage the worsening economic situation in South Sudan

Gbudue State Governor, Hon. Badagbu Daniel Rimbasa along with the Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan, H.E. Seiji Okada, and UNDP Country Director, Kamil Kamaluddeen on 24 November officially inaugurated Gbudue State Revenue Authority as the second-ever state revenue authority after Aweil to be founded in South Sudan. The Government of…