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  • 03 May 2011
    Saudi Arabia provides US$5m for displaced in Pakistan

    Riyadh – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has provided US$5,397,300 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for efforts in Pakistan to assist those uprooted in recent years.

  • 02 May 2011
    Arab States can reap significant benefits from international experience in electoral assistance

    Cairo– The UNDP “Community of Practice on Electoral Assistance for the Arab Region,” which opened today in Cairo, highlighted two factors of central importance in assisting the conduct of fair and transparent elections in countries which are undergoing major transformations towards democracy: the exchange of experience and coordination between international organizations actively involved in electoral assistance in the region, and understanding mechanisms employed in other countries to guarantee electoral credibility.

  • 02 May 2011
    Election experts gather to help Arab States conduct polls

    Cairo – More than 50 experts from Arab states and from India, Mexico and South Africa gathered in Cairo to help conduct fair and transparent elections in the North African and Middle Eastern countries currently undergoing historic change.

  • 30 Apr 2011
    UNDP defers programmes for Yemen, Bahrain and Syria

    New York — In light of developments in the region, UNDP is deferring its upcoming five-year programmes for Yemen, Bahrain and Syria pending further review. The decision was taken by UNDP to ensure that new programmes address the evolving development needs of the people in each country.

  • 20 Apr 2011
    First UNDP/global fund country level donor meeting successfully sheds light on Sudan’s progress in public health

    Khartoum, Ambassadors from Global Fund donor countries, UN agencies representatives, the Undersecretary of the Federal Ministry of Health, the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Secretariat, and heads of national programmes for AIDS, TB and Malaria, gathered for the first country-level Global Fund donor meeting in Sudan Tuesday afternoon. The purpose of the meeting was to share the successes of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Global Fund with the Global Fund donors while better acquainting them with the GFATM programmes and goals, after being on the ground for five years in Sudan

  • 20 Apr 2011
    UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon improves the quality of the medical and educational services at the social development center in Bab Al Tebbaneh - Tripoli

    UNDP-ART GOLD North Lebanon in partnership with “Les Amis du Liban à Monaco” will inaugurate the newly equipped and rehabilitated dental care unit and kindergarten at Social Development Center in Bab Al Tebbaneh – Tripoli at 12:00pm. This inauguration falls under the UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon’s project entitled "Rehabilitating and Equipping the dental care unit and kindergarten at the Social Development Center in Bab Al Tebbaneh", in collaboration with the municipality of Tripoli.

  • 19 Apr 2011
    UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon improves the quality of the educational services at two public schools in Bint Jbeil and Marjeyoun Cazas

    UNDP-ART GOLD South Lebanon in partnership with “Les Amis du Liban à Monaco” will inaugurate the newly equipped and rehabilitated theatre at the Bint Jbeil elementary mixed public school. This falls under the ART GOLD project entitled "Upgrading the educational services and extra-curricular activities at the public schools of Bint Jbeil and Blat in South Lebanon".

  • 13 Apr 2011
    "Desire for Dignity" Driver of change in Arab world

    New York — In her second Twitter chat, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark answered questions from around the globe on development in the Arab world. The questions ranged from the causes of the uprisings to women and minorities and from the UN’s role in Libya to the role of social media and youth in Egypt and Tunisia

  • 12 Apr 2011
    Launching of the "media development" programme

    Under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Minister of Information, Dr. Tarek Mitri, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with AFP foundation, Canal France International (CFI) and the French embassy in Lebanon, have the pleasure to invite you to attend the launching of the “Media Development” programme and the opening session of the first training session for the Lebanese reporters. This event will take place on Tuesday April 12th 2011 at 9am at the Crown plaza hotel, Queen1 hall, in Hamra.

  • 06 Apr 2011
    Clark on jobs, equity and voice: Economic and political inclusion

    Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator address at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • 05 Apr 2011
    Moving ahead to improve lives of Iraqis affected by landmines

    Baghdad – To commemorate Global Mine Action Day, the Iraqi Ministry of Environment and the United Nations in Iraq held today a press conference on mine action in Iraq at the UNAMI Headquarters in Baghdad. Representatives of national, regional and international media outlets in Iraq listened and interacted with the Deputy Minister of Environment, Dr Kamal Latif, the Head of Humanitarian and Development Office at UNAMI, Mr. Daniel Augstburger, and Major General Hadi Athab, Director of Military Engineering at the Ministry of Defence, who briefed them on Iraq’s continued commitment to building awareness on the dangers of landmines and clearing the country from explosive remnants of war, while supporting the victims who have been affected by them.

  • 20 Mar 2011
    UNDP Jordan CO joins: “Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health”

    UNDP Jordan CO has celebrated World Water Day Tow days ago by an Inception workshop for the national component of the Global Project on “Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health”; it was held on the 20th of March, 2011 on the Youth Sport City in Amman, Jordan.

  • 18 Mar 2011
    Landmines continue to kill or maim more than 4,000 people yearly

    The portfolio is an annual snapshot of the impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war in countries or territories with mine action programmes. The portfolio also provides proposals for mine action projects and details their costs. Countries profiled in the 2011 edition of the portfolio have so far secured about 25 percent of the total funding needed for the coming year, leaving a funding gap of $367 million. The largest funding gaps in 2011 are in Iraq ($44 million) and Sudan ($71 million).

  • 14 Mar 2011
    Three United Nations organisations sign 2011-2014 programme action plans with 
the government of Iraq

    Baghdad- The United Nations 
Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have today signed
 their Country Programme Action Plans for their respective 2011-2014 Programmes of Cooperation 
with the Government of Iraq. The signings endorse the key results the agencies will deliver over the
 next four years in support of the Government of Iraq’s development agenda.

  • 13 Mar 2011
    Helen Clark: Leaders of Change Summit, Istanbul

    I am pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to this panel on a new perspective on development.

  • 09 Mar 2011
    UNDP helps Syria achieve tuberculosis breakthrough

    Support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has increased success in target areas of a programme by the Government of Syria to bring down national TB infection rates.

  • 08 Mar 2011
    Launch of UN-women SABAYA evaluation report

    Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, A particular greeting to the Gaza women that are joining us via video link.

  • 08 Mar 2011
    Marking the International Women’s Day

    Today the world is celebrating the 100th anniversary for the International Women Day.

  • 07 Mar 2011
    Community leaders discuss small arms and light weapons control in Red Sea State, Port Sudan

    Port Sudan, Today, the North Sudan DDR Commission (NSDDRC) and the Ministry of Interior, with support from the UNDP- DDR program, opened a two-day small arms and light weapons (SALW) sensitization workshop in Red Sea State, Port Sudan City. This two-day workshop aims to raise awareness at the state and locality level on the dangers of small arms and their proliferation, and discuss small arms control measures that are acceptable to communities. Representatives from state government and ministries as well as localities are taking part in the workshop, which welcomed over 100 participants on its first day.

  • 04 Mar 2011
    UNDP help Lebanese women in conflict-worn communities

    Beirut - More than 40 women’s cooperatives have formed small businesses across Lebanon to revitalize communities that were economically devastated by the 34-day conflict with Israel in 2006.