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20 Jun 2012
Rio de Janeiro — The Equator Initiative celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Equator Prize with a gala event at the Vivo Rio concert hall, as part of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Twenty-five local and indigenous groups earned distinctions for their outstanding contributions to sustainable development, leading campaigns that address central themes to the Rio+20 conference like food security, freshwater access, sustainable energy, oceans and biodiversity. In addition, the Equator Initiative awarded thematic prizes in ten categories from the pool of winners.
20 Jun 2012
The 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or “Rio+20” is a forum on how to make sustainable development a reality for seven billion people today, and to define the future we want for nine billion by 2050.
15 Jun 2012
Kuwait's Minister of Public Works and the Minister of the State for Planning and Development Affairs, Dr. Fadhel Safar, has applauded efforts on the achievement of implementing Kuwait's Human Development Report in collaboration with UNDP Kuwait and the Arab Planning Institute. During workshop, geared to build a platform for the report, Dr. Safar explained: "The growing number of population requires constant studying of the relationships among people building up the capacity of the workforce in keeping with the surrounding changes and developments.
14 Jun 2012
Khartoum: As part of UNDP’s support to the Government of Sudan in the area of promoting human rights protection, the Advisory Council for Human Rights organized Thursday 14 June, a high level forum for developing capacities of human rights in Sudan- which coincided with the visit of the Independent Expert for Human Rights, Massaoud Badareen,
12 Jun 2012
An ongoing series of workshops undertaken through UNDP’s Ninewa Minorities Dialogue project, aims to promote inter-communal tolerance in the ethnically and religiously diverse governorate.
12 Jun 2012
On Tuesday 12 June, the Lebanese Mine Action Center (LMAC) and the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) are organizing a field visit for H.E. Mrs. Colette Taquet - Ambassador of Belgium, Mr. Guido Benevento - Director of the Italian Cooperation, and Mr. Robert Watkins – UNDP Resident Representative to the south of Lebanon. A delegation from both Embassies and UNDP will accompany the ambassadors in their field visit to the South. This visit aims at updating the donors on the works implemented by the UNDP “Support to Lebanon Mine Action Programme – Phase II” project. With the target of completing the second phase of the mine action project, UNDP in partnership with LMAC recruited “Norwegian People’s Aid Lebanon” (NPA), an international mine clearance NGO to undertake clearance operations, with 4 multi-skilled clearance teams. The teams will undertake the required cluster munitions operations.
11 Jun 2012
UNDP Iraq representatives recently attended the Arab Water Conference in Baghdad under the title of “The Application of International Law in Protecting Arab Water Rights in Shared Waters with non-Arab countries”.
11 Jun 2012
Gaza Strip– 40 journalists and 60 representative from the national HIV and AIDS committee, UN agencies, civil society and government institutions completed a three-day workshop on strengthening the response to HIV and AIDS in the occupied Palestinian territory.
11 Jun 2012
Washington — US Friends of UNDP today presented its annual Julia V. Taft Award to the UN Development Program (UNDP) Country Office in Tunisia in recognition of its exceptional work in supporting the North African country’s transition. "In Tunisia, development partners had only small, if any, footprints prior to the change of regime in January 2011. Responses and capacities to support the transition had to be developed rapidly," UNDP Administrator Helen Clark told a reception here. “UNDP’s Country Office in Tunisia rose to the challenge, positioning itself to respond to historic events.”
10 Jun 2012
UNDP Iraq participated in an event to mark World Environment Day. The event organised by the Ministry of Environment featured a number of activities including a screening of a film produced by the United Nations on the decade of bio-diversity, a presentation on Green Economy, paying tribute to environment pioneers who used green economy in their work, a play by school children on environment and an exhibition of products made of recycled material.
09 Jun 2012
Sana’a - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Yemen (GoY), represented by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, signed two project documents today at the Ministry, to support Yemeni youth.
07 Jun 2012
Baghdad - The United Nations participated today in a national event to mark World Environment Day, where it renewed its commitment and support to the Government of Iraq in its efforts to preserve the environment and respond to climate change in Iraq.
06 Jun 2012
A new report states that security and the rule of law are essential to recovery from crisis situations.
06 Jun 2012
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office in Sudan hosted a high level video conference between Sudan’s delegation to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) Rio + 20 and UNDP advisors Frank Pinto, lead consultant on Climate Change and Development and Stephen Gitonga, Acting Chief, Sustainable Energy Unit in New York. The videoconference is just one part of UNDP’s broad-based support to the Government in its preparations for the upcoming summit, which also includes consultations, workshops, media and communication and preparations of technical papers and national position.In attendance at UNDP Sudan’s Country Office were the Minster of Environment, Forestry and Physical Development, H.E. Mr. Hassan Abdel Gadir Hilal, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Resident Representative of the UNDP Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, UNDP Deputy Country Director Programme Mr. Amin Sharkawi, Undersecretary – Ministry of Environment Mr. Babiker Abdalla Ibrahim, and Dr. Anshu Banerjee Representative World Health Organization (WHO) in Sudan. More than 15 participants from government institutions and Sudanese civil society participated in the event, engaging in the robust discussions seeking advice on approach, implementation and the way forward.
04 Jun 2012
Kuwait's Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs, Dr. Fadhel Safar, stressed the significance of revamping pieces of legislation and laws pertaining to e-waste treatment. Addressing an important electronic waste treatment conference supported by UNDP Kuwait, the minister said it is necessary to overhaul e-waste treatment laws.
04 Jun 2012
Beirut – City authorities from across the Middle East and North Africa convened in Beirut recently to hear how UNDP is helping to improve local development through bits and bytes. The local authorities shared experiences and heard success stories in everything from advanced Geographic Information Systems to software solutions that manage public documents.
04 Jun 2012
Gaza Strip - UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People, in partnership with the United Nations Volunteers programme in the occupied Palestinian territory, marked World Environment Day with a beach cleaning campaign in the Gaza Strip. The campaign is funded by the Government of Japan, through the job creation programme, and implemented in cooperation with six local partners.
30 May 2012
Inauguration of "geographic information system platform of Tripoli city» and launch of international workshop on ICT use for local development
UNDP Lebanon through ART Lebanon project and in the framework of the Information Society Initiative for the Mediterranean (ART-ISI@MED) is inaugurating the first phase of The Geographic Information System platform of Tripoli city and launching an international workshop on the use of a new handbook outlining how ICT can improve municipal services and contribute to local development. This will be held on Wednesday 30 May 2010 at Radisson Blue Martinez Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon, at 10:00 a.m.
24 May 2012
Khartoum - The Regional Conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Control concluded on May 23rd with the agreement of Sudan, Central African Republic,Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo and Libya to improve their cooperation and coordination through the creation of a regional mechanism that will aim to control, manage and safeguard against the proliferation of small arms and illegal trafficking of weapons
24 May 2012
With the aim to engage the private sector in the development initiatives in Lebanon, UNDP Live Lebanon partnered with Tetra Pak to rehabilitate part of Paradis d’Enfants’s playground and promote the school’s quality academics, including the recreational and extracurricular activities as part of the curriculum. In this respect, Tetra Pak volunteers were engaged in the process of beautifying and nurturing the playground hand in hand with the students.
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