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Stimulating sustainable development in Africa

Business / Economy | TICAD 7 Special Aug 27, 2019

Stimulating sustainable development in Africa

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain ...

Commentary / World Aug 8, 2008

Green efforts before Games deserve praise

BEIJING — Images of the Beijing skyline seemingly bathed in a soup of smog and haze have been a common sight on the world's TV screens in recent days and weeks. Foreign journalists with hand-held air pollution detectors have been popping up on street ...

Commentary / World May 29, 2008

Use nature's bounty to ensure our survival

BONN — Farmers across Africa are engaged in an unequal struggle against a pestilent fruit fly whose natural home is in Asia. The fly, first detected in 2004 in Mombasa on the Kenyan coast, has since swept across the continent, decimating mangoes and other ...