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  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition: a meeting full of enthusiasm! Dec 18, 2017

    Young Congolese students of the textile and fashion industry shone with both their ingenuity and sense of entrepreneurship during the innovation competition organized by UNDP and the Higher Institute of Arts and Crafts (l'Institut Supérieur des Arts et Métiers, ISAM)

  • The right to health: zero discrimination for an generation free from AIDS Dec 11, 2017

    In certain countries, including the DRC, the legal environment still has a negative influence on the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This legal environment punishes rather than protects those affected, and obstructs attainment of the “zero discrimination” goal for an AIDS-free generation

  • Fighting poverty: Youth employment and innovation come to the fore Oct 17, 2017

    On Tuesday 17 October, students at Kinshasa’s higher arts and vocational education institute, the Institut Supérieur des Arts et Métiers, celebrated the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This symbolic day paved the way for the launch of a three-day training session to boost entrepreneurship and innovation among final-year students, as well as an innovation competition - youth under-employment being a significant vector for poverty in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • 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.

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