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  • 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

  • Socio-economic reintegration projects: when workers on the ground innovate! Apr 3, 2017

    The project follows the 3x6 Approach, a specific methodology created by UNDP to improve social cohesion and stimulate economic recovery in regions that have been affected by crises. The 3x6 Approach is implemented by UNDP and its partners in several regions of DRC. At Idjwi, after finishing the on-site work, the beneficiaries will be supported in the second phase to create their own income-generating activities.

  • Independence of Women in the DRC: Work and Stand Out! Mar 31, 2017

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, there are numerous women fighting daily to improve their conditions. In the UNDP’s office, there are working some truly exceptional women, you could even say extraordinary.

  • Civilian and military magistrates tackling international crimes Mar 27, 2017

    Civilian and military magistrates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are now equipped to prosecute and punish international crimes committed on national territory. Around thirty civilian and military magistrates from South-Kivu have just updated their knowledge of war crimes, victim protection measures and methods for dealing with witnesses to international crimes. This took place during a skills-building workshop held in Bukavu from 20-23 February 2017.

  • 900 solar-powered lanterns bringing light into the lives of victims of conflict Mar 23, 2017

    On Thursday 23 March 2017, His Excellency Mr Hiroshi Karube, Japan’s Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, took part in a joint review by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Japan, as well as the presentation of 900 Panasonic solar lantern kits, a gift from the Japanese company to the Democratic Republic of Congo through the UNDP.

  • Three programmes and 39 million dollars to preserve the DRC’s forests Feb 20, 2017

    To combat the degradation of forests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, several new programmes are to be initiated, three of them developed by the UNDP. The DRC ministries in charge of finance, the environment and the conservation of nature, as well as the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) were present this Thursday, 8th April, to witness the approval given by the steering committee of FONAREDD (the National REDD+ Fund) to the agreement to implement these forest protection and preservation programmes

  • Socio-economic reintegration projects : when agents in the field innovate ! Jan 3, 2017

    We are on the Island of Idjwi, where 250 beneficiaries are engaged in labour-intensive work which will last 2 months. The work involves restoring the soil’s fertility over large areas of rolling farmland and building agricultural terraces, designed to withstand erosion. 250 men and women are taking part in this programme of Socio-economic reintegration led by the Centre of Rural Promotion (CRP) and supported by the UNDP thanks to financing from Japan equalling $1,250,000.

  • “Art against Poverty in the DRC” Competition Holds Award Ceremony Dec 11, 2016

    Students Jackson TSHISEKEDI, Dieudonné NGABARO, Odeb LITOFO and Paulvi NGIMBI received awards in recognition of the quality of their work and the strength of the messages communicated through their artistic endeavours. The award ceremony was followed by the opening of an exhibition displaying the 30 works selected at the end of the competition.

  • Lydie, emerging from the shadows into the light. A story of hope Dec 9, 2016

    Komanda, Ituri. A one and a half hour’s journey from Bunia. In the office of the General Referral Hospital’s director, a young woman is talking with Doctor Guy, a swaddled baby on her lap. Lydie is 22 years old and just received a diploma thanks to support from the doctor

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