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  • Note Verbale: Resident Coordinator on Mission Feb 21, 2014

    Mr. Israel Dessalegne, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative will be out of the country on mission from Friday, 21st February 2014 to Wednesday, 12th March 2014. During his absence, Dr. Hassan Mohtashami, UNFPA Representative will serve as the UN Resident Coordinator a.i and Mr. Kabiru Nasidi, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, will serve as the UNDP Resident Representative a.i.

  • 2013 World Environment Day: The Sustainable Consumption Indaba Jun 5, 2013

    "The commemoration of the World Environment Day is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. The UN family is honoured to share this important occasion with the Swazi nation as a day that gives a human face to environmental issues." (Israel Dessalegne)

  • Signing Ceremony for the Disaster Risk Reduction Project May 17, 2013

    "A comprehensive approach to reducing disaster risk was established in 2005 by the UN General Assembly, through the Hyogo Framework for Action which emphasis on national and local stewardship as a priority with a strong institutional basis for implementation of necessary measures. The framework further highlights establishment of early warning systems and capacities to monitor and manage disaster risks." (Israel Dessalegne)

  • Transparency and Accountability through a Donor Database Mar 22, 2013

    UNDP in Swaziland has successfully completed a feasibility study to establish a donor database at the Ministry of Economic Planning & Development. The urgent need for the study was necessitated by the absence of a coherent system to predict and monitor commitments and disbursements by the various donors.

  • Cooperatives – Alternative To Austerity Measures Mar 19, 2013

    The United Nations declared 2012 as the International Year for Cooperatives. Swaziland marked the celebrations at the Mavuso Trade Centre. The declaration speak to the MDG’s goals of raising public awareness of the invaluable contributions of cooperate enterprises to poverty reduction; employment generation and social integration.

  • National Launch of the 2012 Equatorial Prize Mar 2, 2013

    "The Swaziland Indigenous Products initiative has demonstrated the integration of the three pillars of sustainable development; Through empowerment of the women as trustee members of the organization; sustainable management of the ecosystem, and; income generation. Of significance is that the initiative is a national effort that has been shouldered by Her Majesty, the Queen Mother. We thank you, Your Majesty." (Israel Dessalegne)

  • National Climate Change Strategy Action Plan Review Feb 22, 2013

    "UNDP commends the steps that the country is taking to address the human catastrophe and global economy threat, posed by climate variability and climate change. Swaziland has been part of the World, Africa’s and SADC’s efforts to sustain development; however the increasing demand for fundamentals such as, water, food have increased production of harmful substances and gases which has contributed to global warming." (Kabiru Nasidi)

  • Supporting our Women Feb 21, 2013

    UNDP funds training programs for the Business Women Forum (BWF) an organization whose mission is to empower women and create opportunities, as well as recognize the gender dimension to poverty. BWF is solely committed to supporting the achievement of the MDGs, with a specific mandate of translating the eradication of poverty goal into tangible results. UNDP funded a training program for women farmers, because it believes that empowering women farmers improves food security for all.

  • UNDP Supports Good Governance And Anti-Corruption Policy Feb 20, 2013

    UNDP, a UN Agency opposed to all forms of corruption, is in the process of assisting the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Swaziland adhere to a strict zero-tolerance policy on corruption. Mainstreaming Anti-Corruption in Development, an anti-corruption note produced in 2008, outlines UNDP’s rationale for supporting good governance and the anti-corruption policy.

  • Ministry of Justice Launches Justice Sector Strategic Plan Feb 20, 2013

    The report: “Access to Justice and the Rule of Law” points out that the UNDP works with national partners to develop national strategic plans and programs for justice reform and service delivery and supports justice needs and capacity assessments to analyze demand and supply for services, creating a baseline for monitoring and evaluation.