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  • The Canadian Government reaffirms its support in the fight against sexual violence in the East Jul 21, 2017

    Canada’s Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, has reaffirmed her Government’s support for the programme and projects combating sexual violence and strengthening the economic power of vulnerable populations.

  • South Kivu: a new project to benefit vulnerable populations Jun 15, 2017

    Vulnerable populations of Luvungi and Kamanyola, on the Ruizzi plain, are about to benefit from a social reintegration project financed by Japan and the UNDP. This area is marked by insecurity and shifting populations, including refugees from Burundi. This new initiative aimed at stabilisation is therefore welcome in order to strengthen social cohesion and stimulate socio-economic development.

  • Climate change: the urgency of taking action and reconnecting with nature Jun 7, 2017

    The theme of this year’s World Environment Day, “Connecting People to Nature”, invites us to appreciate nature’s beauty and importance, and above all to respond to the call to protect the Earth. In the current global context, this call is more relevant than ever.

  • Infrastructure to provide social reintegration for children associated with armed groups through training and work May 9, 2017

    In DRC, a project aims to help the reintegration into families of children formerly associated with armed forces and groups (CAAFG), and other vulnerable children within the community, through schooling and vocational training...

  • Goma: Library on Sustainable Development, free and accessible to all! Apr 28, 2017

    On Wednesday, 19 April, the UNDP in Goma officially opened its Library on Sustainable Development. It is a new opportunity for Goma residents from all walks of life to get informed for free about subjects related to development. The event was attended by the UNDP DRC Country Director as well as representatives from United Nations organizations, universities and graduate schools in Goma.

  • upporting development in Masisi thanks to hydroelectric power Apr 26, 2017

    In Masisi Territory, in North Kivu Province, the verdant hills stretch as far as the eye can see. It is an agricultural region, known for its cattle-rearing, and for its cheeses, exported throughout the DRC. It is also an isolated area with little in the way of basic infrastructure to improve everyday life for its inhabitants.

  • Healing the physical and emotional wounds of sexual violence Apr 24, 2017

    After more than a decade of conflict in which rape has been used as a weapon, sexual violence is sadly a fact of life for both women and men in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Congolese men and women are working courageously to eradicate this scourge. Here are some of their stories.

  • UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator Apr 20, 2017

    The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator. Mr Steiner’s nomination for UNDP Administrator was forwarded by Secretary-General António Guterres to the General Assembly, which today confirmed him as the Administrator of UNDP for a term of four years.

  • UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator Apr 20, 2017

    The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator. Mr Steiner’s nomination for UNDP Administrator was forwarded by Secretary-General António Guterres to the General Assembly, which today confirmed him as the Administrator of UNDP for a term of four years.

  • Tribute to Helen Clark – leaves UNDP after eight years as Administrator Apr 19, 2017

    Helen Clark today completes her time as head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) where she has spearheaded significant development and institutional reforms and been a highly visible communicator since assuming the position of UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group in 2009