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  • 08 Mar 2013
    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas launches appeal to End Violence Against Women

    Geneva/New York, 8 March 2013 - Film star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas today launched a global video appeal to end violence against women in recognition of International Women’s Day.

  • 08 Mar 2013
    International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day 2012 focuses on the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges.

  • 07 Mar 2013
    Sima Bahous: Friends of Yemen Meeting

    Statement of Sima Bahous, UN Assistant Secretary General, Assistant Administrator, and UNDP Regional Director of Bureau for Arab States at the Friends of Yemen meeting.

  • 07 Mar 2013
    UNDP chief calls for end to violence against women

    New York — UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark called Friday for scaled-up efforts globally to stop violence against women, calling it a weapon of war in much of the world and a major obstacle to equality and development.

  • 04 Mar 2013
    Al-Jadeed TV joins UNDP to support “Live Lebanon”

    UNDP in cooperation with the UN Information Centre in Beirut organized a press conference to launch a one-year partnership with Al-Jadeed TV and sign a memorandum of understating to support the "Live Lebanon" Initiative.

  • 04 Mar 2013
    Launching of the "Lebanese Host Communities Support" Programme

    In response to the Syrian Crisis and the increasing influx of Syrian displaced to Lebanon, the Ministry of Social Affairs in coordination with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), organized a press conference to launch the "Lebanese Host Communities Support Programme" on 28 February.

  • 03 Mar 2013
    Sima Bahous: Towards sustainable human development in the Arab region: Progress, challenges, and the world we want

    Remarks of Dr. Sima Bahous, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of Regional Bureau for Arab States, United Nations Development Programme at the regional workshop on “Post-2015 Development Priorities for the Arab World.”

  • 26 Feb 2013
    UNAIDS, UNDP back plan for poorest countries to keep low-cost access to life-saving drugs

    New York — The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) called today for renewing a provision that allows the world’s poorest countries access to life-saving drugs at costs they can afford, ahead of talks on the issue in Geneva next week.

  • 25 Feb 2013
    Women for lasting peace

    UNDP and a group of prominent female politicians launched the national initiative, Iraqi Women Platform for Lasting Peace, a mechanism to contribute to sustainable peace and development in Iraq. The forum will attempt to stop any further violence by engaging all communities through dialogue.

  • 24 Feb 2013
    New partnership to assess governance in Yemen

    Sana’a – A project document to be signed today by the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Yemen to undertake an assessment of formal and informal governance in Yemen. A large partnership, comprising the Government of Yemen as well as the academia and national NGOs, will be in charge of conducting this unprecedented exercise in the country.

  • 24 Feb 2013
    Mines action becomes critical for economic recovery in Yemen

    Under the leadership of the National Mines Action Committee (NMAC), the Yemen Mines Action Center (YEMAC) and UNDP developed a new project document to take into account the new challenges in the field of mines action as a result of the recent conflicts, particularly in the North and the South of the country.

  • 24 Feb 2013
    Increased support to the Emergency Capacity Development Facility in Yemen

    Sana’a – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today its support to the Emergency Capacity Development Facility managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The initial 1,000,000 USD contribution will be channeled to Yemen via the UNDP Thematic Trust Fund for Crisis Prevention and Recovery through an agreement between the Headquarters of the agencies.

  • 20 Feb 2013
    UNDP Deputy cites 'exciting moment' in Somalia's history

    In recognition of increased peace and progress in Somalia, UN Under Secretary-General and United Nations Development Programme Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan visited Mogadishu yesterday to meet with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, police recruits at the police training academy and civil society representatives.

  • 18 Feb 2013
    Innovative approach for youth employment generation in Yemen

    Minister of Youth, Japan Ambassador, UNDP Senior Country Director, MOPIC Deputy Minister, Deputy Secretary of the Capital and PM Advisor listen to the voices of youth and their business ideas

  • 15 Feb 2013
    2013 Human Development Report

    The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – will be launched on 14 March in Mexico City by President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. The 2013 Human Development Report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.

  • 14 Feb 2013
    Graduation ceremony for the trainees of the youth employment generation programme

    The sixty five trainees graduated today have participated in specialized training programmes and workshops that provided them with the necessary experience and skills that would enhance their employability access to opportunities, including basic skills training and on the job training with the aim at retaining most of the interns in their workplace after the internship period.

  • 07 Feb 2013
    The Palestinian Industrial Estate and UNDP sign an Exchange of Letters funded by the Government of Japan

    Ramallah – The Palestinian Industrial Estate and Free Zone Authority (PIEFZA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in the presence of the Representative Office of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, signed an exchange of letters worth USD 1,487,532 to establish an administration building for the Jericho Agro-Industrial Park.

  • 07 Feb 2013
    Contest to design theme and logo for 2013 Anti-Corruption Day

    A public competition has been launched to develop the campaign theme and logo for 2013 International Anti-Corruption Day – to be observed around the world on 9 December.

  • 06 Feb 2013
    Arab Governments commit to strengthening youth volunteerism

    The Governments of Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen have endorsed a project agreement with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme to facilitate youth volunteerism as a positive and sustainable mechanism for social change. Their endorsement follows a year-long process of national consultations with youth in the region and marks the transition to the implementation phase of the project.

  • 05 Feb 2013
    ILO and UNDP “Rethink Economic Growth” for Arab social justice

    The Arab uprisings have exposed skewed development policies, social justice deficits and over two decades of poorly managed economic liberalization, according to a joint report by the International Labour Organization and the UN Development Programme released on Tuesday (February 5).