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  • 15 Oct 2011
    UN Global Compact launched in Iraq

    In a historic event, the United Nations Development Programme and the Iraqi Council of Ministers Secretariat launched today the UN Global Compact in Iraq, The Global Compact is a world-wide initiative to enhance the role of the private sector and promote responsible business practices through sustainable partnerships and commitments to human rights, labour standards, environmental sustainability and transparency in business operations.

  • 10 Oct 2011
    UNDP discusses with governments officials, NGOs and UN agencies recovery and prospects for long term sustainable development in Darfur

    El Fasher – During his first visit to Darfur, the newly appointed UNDP Country Director Mr. Sayed Aqa met with the Wali of North Darfur, Mr. Osman Kibir, on October 9 in El Fasher. Mr. Kibir commended the work of UNDP throughout the years, particularly its focus on sustainability and capacity development of state institutions and NGOs in the three Darfur states.

  • 06 Oct 2011
    Helping Africa's poor to manage risks key to region’s progress, says new report

    New York — African countries should enhance the strength and resilience of their poor populations through targeted social safeguards, according to “Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”, a region-specific report released today.

  • 03 Oct 2011
    Governments banning cluster bombs meet in Lebanon

    We, the representatives of the States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, together with representatives from other States present as signatories, the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Cluster Munitions Coalition, and other international and national organizations and institutions, gathered for the Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Beirut, Lebanon, reaffirm our commitment to end the harm caused by cluster munitions, working, “together for a safer life” said the 2011 Beirut Declaration submitted by the President of the Second Meeting of States Parties held in Beirut.

  • 30 Sep 2011
    Siemens and UNDP launch joint anti-corruption efforts for Arab region

    Tunis - Siemens and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have teamed up to promote integrity and openness throughout the Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa.

  • 22 Sep 2011
    Qatar backs anti-corruption project in Arab States

    Qatar partners with the United Nations Development Programme to implement a new Arab anti-corruption project, marking the first time that an Arab country will work with the organization on a regional democratic governance initiative.

  • 21 Sep 2011
    Inauguration of a primary health care center in Sareen El Fawka – Baalbeck

    UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon in partnership with the municipality of Sareen El Fawka, and the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) will inaugurate the newly equipped primary health care center in Sareen Al Fawka at the primary health care center premises on Thursday September 22nd 2011 at 11:30am sharp. The inauguration will be convened in the presence of Mr. Seifeldin Abbaro, UNDP Country Director, the head of the Eastern Baalbeck Federation, in addition to local officials and representatives from the civil society.

  • 19 Sep 2011
    What is UNDP doing to respond to the Horn of Africa food crisis?

    After consecutive seasons of inadequate rainfall, countries in the Horn of Africa are facing the worst drought in 60 years – leading to the largest food crisis in 20 years, and the world’s first famine of this century. UNDP is engaged with humanitarian actors in the region as an essential part of the response, addressing underlying factors of livelihoods and governance.

  • 19 Sep 2011
    Solar Summit Arabia

    Riyadh, The Solar Arabia Summit sponsored by UNDP which serves as supporting organization and will be hosted by King Saud University during the 23rd and 24th of October 2011. The summit will bring together key policy-makers, government officials, investors and business conglomerates involved in shaping Saudi Arabia's solar energy future. The summit will provide an opportunity to capitalize on the Kingdom's investment of US$100 billion in the solar energy sector and its objective to achieve 5 gigawatts of solar generated power by the year 2020.

  • 16 Sep 2011
    Global conference on cluster bomb ban ends with even more States pledging to join the treaty

    Lebanon—Friday 16 September 2011 marked the end of the week long Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, under the presidency of Lebanon’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants.

  • 15 Sep 2011
    "Together for a safer life”, together for a mine-free land

    Monday 12 September 2011 marked the opening of the Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Lebanon.

  • 13 Sep 2011
    UNDP welcomes second meeting of states parties to the convention on cluster munitions

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commended the Government of Lebanon on the opening day of a landmark meeting on cluster munitions for its leadership role to advance this important agenda.

  • 12 Sep 2011
    UNDP Welcomes Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions

    Beirut—The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commended the Government of Lebanon on the opening day of a landmark meeting on cluster munitions for its leadership role to advance this important agenda.

  • 04 Sep 2011
    Red Sea State first in Sudan to expand role of civil society in budget making and expenditure management

    Red Sea State: For the first time in Sudan, a civil society network has been involved in the process of drafting the state budget. To date, the network has expanded community-based budget monitoring to 10 localities in the Red Sea State.

  • 09 Aug 2011
    Famine spreads to more areas in southern Somalia

    Three new areas in southern Somalia have deteriorated into a famine situation. These are parts of Middle Shabelle region, the Afgooye Corridor settlements home to roughly 400,000 displaced people since 2007, and parts of Mogadishu which are hosting displaced populations.

  • 29 Jul 2011
    UN calls for a further US$1.4 billion to assist Horn of Africa

    New York/Geneva -The United Nations today appealed for a further $1.4 billion dollars to provide life-saving assistance to more than 12 million people across the Horn of Africa.

  • 28 Jul 2011
    UNDP supports value chain development in Sudan

    Khartoum – In the framework of supporting microfinance sectors in Sudan and enhancing capacity building mechanisms of national and sub-national levels for value chain development in Sudan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Microfinance Unit (MFU) at the Central Bank of Sudan organized a five day workshop on July 24th on “Training on Inclusive Market Development with a Focus on Value Chains and Access to Finance.”

  • 27 Jul 2011
    UNDP calls for full engagement with youth to boost development

    New York – The international community, governments and the private sector need to work more closely with people between the ages of 15 and 24 to build on their social commitment and support entrepreneurship

  • 26 Jul 2011
    DDR sensitization mission in El Srief, north Darfur

    El Fasher – A sensitization programme to disseminate messages on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) and Small Arms Control was organized yesterday in El Srief locality, situated 45 kilometers North of El Fasher, North Darfur, by African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), UN Development Program (UNDP) and the Sudan DDR Commission (SDDRC); in active coordination with other relevant UN agencies like UNICEF.

  • 21 Jul 2011
    Media workshop on the disaster risk reduction

    Under the patronage of the Prime Minister Mr. Najib Mikati, and in cooperation with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the United Nations Development Programme, “Strengthening Disaster Risk Management Capacities in Lebanon” project, is organizing the opening ceremony of the “Disaster Risk Reduction Media Workshop” on Thursday 21st of July at 9 am in the Grand Serail.

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