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Peace Building Clubs connect Lebanese youth with their collective history

A group of Lebanese university students from different sectarian backgrounds set out from Martyr Square in Beirut, in June 2012, on a mission to discover The Bus that they have heard about so often.   Its story was not in their history books, but they heard of it from their parents, who all namore

Peace building and conflict resolution in Kakar

The UNDP is helping forge a peace between villages in Kakar  that have been fighting over scarce water supplies for decades. With UN support, elders from Dhudo village, accompanied by religious elders and the Vice Minister of Justice, the Minister of Women’s Affairs and the Minister of Religiomore

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Mobilizing efforts for peace in Sudan

In a dusty side road in the big city of Omdurman, “Mama” Aisha Juma has carved out her niche. What started as a small childcare centre for neighborhood youths a few years after her demobilization has blossomed into something much more. After years of providing support services to the war effort, Aimore

Police recruits trained on HIV & AIDS

New police recruits that UNDP is training at the Armo Police Academy recently received basic police training for three months. Included in the training, on 15 May 2010 was a specific session  on HIV & AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).  Five hundred and fifty two Police&more

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Pomegranate boom in Upper Egypt

Al Badary is a village in the heart of Assiut governorate in Upper Egypt. The small village made it to the news headlines in the past when the raging fire of vengeance between competing tribes spread wreaking havoc in the area. Recently, the name of the village is circulating in local news, telling more

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Preserving Egypt's protected areas starts with you

At 7:30 am on Saturday morning, people started to gather at three different locations in Cairo, determined to do one thing: take action and preserve Wadi Degla protected area. Located a few minutes away from Cairo, Wadi Degla is one of the 30 protected areas in Egypt. With a total area of 60 km², thmore

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Promoting awareness and recognition of people with disabilities

The State of Kuwait plays a significant and leading role amongst Arab States in terms of awareness, advocacy and recognition of disabilities and inclusion.  There are currently 27,000 registered persons with disabilities in Kuwait benefiting from a diverse range of benefits and services that gmore

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Promoting human rights and gender equality in the police force

Safety and security are the key foundations for building lasting peace and prosperity for all Somalis. UNDP is helping the Somali people to tackle insecurity and conflict by strengthening responsible policing that considers the needs of the communities.     UNDP’s Civilian Policing Projectmore

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Promoting responsible practices in business

By Arouna Roshanian, UNDP Iraq Last weekend history was made in Iraq- the United Nations Development Programme took the lead together with the Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers to launch the UN Global Compact Iraq Local Network from the Hall of Parliament in the Iraqi capital Baghdmore

Protecting the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS

 Amina , a mother of seven who lives  with HIV in Hargeisa, Somaliland, and Omar , a father of nine, who tested HIV positive, have both recently been supported by the Legal Aid Clinic, based at the University of Hargeisa that is supported by UNDP. The Legal Aid project provides free legal more