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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 28 Feb 2011
    UNDP, Western Union join forces to channel remittances for development

    New York — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Western Union Foundation today announced a US$500,000 initiative to assist Filipino and Moroccan migrants living and working abroad to contribute to sustainable local development in their home countries.

  • 25 Feb 2011
    Youth leaders from Lebanese universities nationwide launch Peace Building Clubs, promote volunteerism and youth activism

    Youth leaders from 14 public and private universities nationwide will announce the establishment of Peace Building Clubs and on-campus activities around Volunteerism and Youth Activism at a forum organized by the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Peace Building Project and hosted by the Lebanese American University (Beirut campus) on 25 February, 2011.

  • 20 Feb 2011
    Corporate social responsibility in Iraq

  • 13 Feb 2011
    UNDP supports training of 50 Sudanese judges to promote good governance and rule of law

    The Sudan Judiciary and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched today a comprehensive training workshop targeting subordinate court judges at the Judiciary House in Khartoum. Fifty judges from different states are to participate in this four-week workshop which is aimed at raising the capacity of the judges to effectively and fairly apply the law and deliver justice.

  • 10 Feb 2011
    Iraq: Judicial security reforms take aim at gender-based violence

    Baghdad – As it fights to improve security in the country as a whole, the Government of Iraq is also advancing a series of gender-related rule-of-law programmes to enhance protections for women in particular, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme

  • 10 Feb 2011
    The Arab Human Development Report: Worth a Second Read

    The Arab Human Development Report is an independent report sponsored by UNDP and authored by leading scholars, policymakers and opinion leaders in the Arab countries.

  • 27 Jan 2011
    UNDP RR meeting with Shura Council Chairman

    H.E. Ali Saleh Al Saleh, Chairman of the Shura Council, expressed appreciation of UNDP assistance and reiterated the commitment of the Council to continue its successful cooperation with UNDP to build on recent achievements in strategic planning, training and capacity development. In a meeting with the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Sayed Aqa, progress and activities of the Project “Strengthening the Capacity of the Parliamentary Secretariat and Members of Parliament” were reviewed and upcoming activities discussed.

  • 25 Jan 2011
    UN Development Chief calls for increase support to Yemen

    Sana’a — Wrapping up her visit to Yemen today, the Chair of the United Nations Development Group and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark welcomed the increased international interest being shown in supporting Yemen to tackle the challenges it faces, and expressed her hope that it will be translated into increased support for Yemen’s development

  • 21 Jan 2011
    Helen Clark visits Socotra; Applauds Rosh community for Biodiversity

    Socotra, Yemen — On her second day in Yemen, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visited the Archipelago to present the Equator Prize to the Rosh Protected Area Community.

  • 19 Jan 2011
    Development of national childhood strategy

    For the first time in the Kingdom of Bahrain, a National Childhood Strategy will be finalized that will ensure Bahrain’s sustainable development by addressing the rights of children and their access to healthcare, education and protection mechanisms, as well as their participation in decisions affecting them.

  • 20 Dec 2010
    In Syria, UNDP helps to launch "interactive schools"

    20 December 2010, Damascus, Syria — UNDP has partnered with a multinational energy company and the government to introduce “interactive” schools, bringing closer students, parents and teachers through information and communications technology.

  • 19 Dec 2010
    European Commission and UNDP to a develop a regional Crisis Response Centre at the League of Arab States

    he European Commission has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to set up a regional Crisis Response Centre and Warning System at the League of Arab States. The Centre aims strengthening the capacities of the Arab region in crisis prevention and response through enhanced cooperation between the Secretariat General of the League of Arab States (SGLAS), the European Commission (EC) and the UNDP.

  • 14 Dec 2010
    Arab countries can achieve MDGs by 2015

    The Arab region has achieved progress in many MDGs, including significant strides in health and education, says a recently launched UN Report. However, there have been setbacks and constraints attributable to several factors, including the relatively poor economic performance in the 1990s and early 2000s, inadequate financing of social policies, and increasing political tensions and conflicts.

  • 12 Dec 2010
    UNDP organizes first forum on legislative coordination in a federal system in Sudan

    Ensuring the proper implementation of a decentralized governance system in Sudan, was the main theme of the first forum on “Legislative Coordination in a Federal System” held in Khartoum on 12-13 December 2010.

  • 10 Dec 2010
    Human Rights Day 2010 marked in Bahrain

    On the occasion of Human Rights Day, H.E. Dr. Nezar Al Baharna, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, launched the Government of Bahrain Report entitled “Foreign Workers and Labour Conditions in Bahrain”. The report details some of the issues related to foreign workers in the Kingdom, such as recruitment fees, wages, excessive work, passport and mobility as well as other forms of physical and psychological abuse. It further features solutions and protections currently available in the Kingdom, as well as future pledges for further improving working and living conditions of foreign workers in Bahrain. The Report was prepared in joint consultation with the Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice and the Public Prosecutor’s Office, LMRA and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the support of UNDP within the framework of the UPR Project.

  • 29 Nov 2010
    National symposium on the rights of persons with disabilities

    A National Symposium on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was held in joint cooperation between the Ministry of Social Development, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the National Committee for Disabled Persons Affairs. The symposium was convened to coincide with the Kingdom's celebrations of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd.

  • 15 Nov 2010
    Lebanon hosts the fourth Mediterranean beekeeping forum

    Under the patronage and in the presence of H.E Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Hussein Haj Hassan, UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon (AGL) hosted the Fourth Mediterranean Beekeeping Forum in Beirut, Lebanon on November 11th and 12th, 2010. The Forum was initially established in Foligno, Italy in 2007 in collaboration with the Association of Umbrian Beekeepers (APAU), FELCOS Umbria, Foligno Municipality and ART Initiative.

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