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  • 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.

  • 10 Nov 2010
    Cluster munitions maim and kill Iraqis every day

    Iraq - Every year hundreds of Iraqis are killed or maimed by cluster munitions and landmines, due to Iraq’s contamination of millions of explosive remnants of war (ERW). According to Iraqi figures, the contamination claimed 14,000 victims between 1991 and 2007, while in the three Kurdish governorates the estimated number of victims (both injuries and deaths) was 8,174 between 1991 and 2008.

  • 14 Oct 2010
    "Lebanon is getting ready” for Disaster Risk Reduction

    Recent natural disasters in the world reminded all countries of the importance of disaster risk reduction and management to avoid human devastation and escalating economic losses. Lebanon is not an exception as it is also subjected to earthquakes, floods and forest fires which threaten lives, livelihoods, homes, basic social services and community infrastructure.

  • 08 Sep 2010
    Syria MDG Report: The main challenge is environmental degradation

    Syria has made substantive progress on school enrollment and reducing child deaths, according to the country’s recently published third national Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report.

  • 08 Sep 2010
    Syria MDG report: the main challenge is environmental degradation

    Syria has made substantive progress on school enrollment and reducing child deaths, according to the country’s recently published third national Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report.

  • 25 Aug 2010
    Kuwait contributes US$1 million to United Nations' work in Haiti

    New York – The Government of Kuwait has contributed US$1 million to support the work of the United Nations in the Haiti post-earthquake recovery process. The money will go toward UNDP’s livelihood programme, specifically in the area of debris removal and the creation of micro-enterprise projects.

  • 16 Aug 2010
    Syria's markets benefit from UNDP

    Throughout the Middle East, souqs, or markets, have historically been the centre of a city’s culture and livelihood. Centuries of use, however, have taken their toll on many of these traditional marketplaces in the region, from crumbling walls and falling ceilings to fewer sellers and goods.

  • 10 Aug 2010
    Report acknowledges need for development in Iraq

    BAGHDAD - In a report published today, the Government of Iraq and the United Nations presented the progress made in a number of areas towards achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Iraq. These areas are: reducing hunger and child mortality and promoting gender equality. However, there is slower progress reported in other crucial areas: enrolment in primary education, unemployment and access to safe and reliable water and sanitation services.

  • 08 Jul 2010
    Water well upgrades offer solution for Syria's drought-hit northeast

    An innovative approach to water resource management in Syria is estimated to be helping 18,000 people hit by a three-year long drought.

  • 21 Jun 2010
    Workshop on safeguards against torture and other ill-treatments

    The Kingdom of Bahrain re-confirmed its commitment to the protection of human rights by hosting a two-day workshop on Safeguards against Torture and Other Ill-treatments. The aim of the workshop was to deepen the understanding and functioning of safeguards against torture as they are enshrined in international law and to encourage participants to reflect on national law and practice in the light of these international standards.

  • 09 Jun 2010
    Supporting the development of the national childhood strategy and the national strategy for persons with disabilities for the Kingdom of Bahrain

    The Ministry of Social Development and UNDP signed a project document today to develop two national strategies; the National Childhood Strategy and the National Strategy for Persons with Disabilities. The agreement, which comes as a result of thorough discussions with different stakeholders, including government and non-government institutions, was signed by H.E. Dr. Fatima Al Balooshi, Minister of Social Development and Mr. Sayed Aqa, UNDP Resident Representative in Bahrain at a formal ceremony at the Ministry of Social Development premises. Also present at the signing ceremony were representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Finance.

  • 27 May 2010
    Signing of Bahrain Globalization Programme

    The second phase of the joint UNDP and Ministry of Industry and Commerce Globalization Programme entitled: ‘Support to Enhancing Institutional Capacity for Global Economic Environment and Governance’. The Programme Document was signed by H.E. Dr. Hassan Fakhro, Minister of Industry and Commerce and Mr. Sayed Aqa, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative at a ceremony held at the Ministry’s premises.

  • 18 Apr 2010
    2010 Annual Cluster Meeting of RR's and RC's from RBAS

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator and United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Chair Helen Clark arrives in Bahrain to take part in the annual regional meeting of the UNDP Resident Representatives in Arab countries which is being hosted by Bahrain under the theme ‘Delivering Results that Count’. The UNDP official was received at the airport by the Prime Minister’s Advisor for Economic Affairs Abdullah bin Hassan Saif, Undersecretary for International Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Karim Ibrahim Al Shaker, and UN officials from the Kingdom.

  • 30 Mar 2010
    Bahrain gives $1 million to UNDP for Haiti Cash for Work Programme

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the UN, H.E. Mr. Tawfeeq Almansoor, on Tuesday, 30th March 2010. During their meeting, the Ambassador presented the Administrator with a check of US$ 1 million as Bahrain´s contribution to recovery efforts in Haiti.

  • 04 Mar 2010
    UNDP supports Iraqis in electing their future government

    Baghdad -- On March 7, Iraqis will vote for 325 members of the Council of Representatives, the nation’s parliament, from 18 governorate constituencies, the third election conducted since 2003.

  • 18 Feb 2010
    UNDP chief calls on international community to support Yemen appeal

    Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), has welcomed the cease-fire in the conflict between the Government of Yemen and the Houthi rebels. Miss Clark added that UNDP will work with all parties in support of recovery and development of the region affected by the conflict.

  • 16 Dec 2009
    UNDP helps drought-stricken Iraq combat effects of climate change

    Global Warming is manifested in Iraq through: • More frequent and more severe droughts, 2008/09 was the second such prolonged drought period in ten years.

  • 03 Dec 2009
    UNDP helps mine victims in Iraqi Kurdistan become independent

    Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan – Every year an unknown number of Iraqis gets killed or maimed due to landmines and unexploded remnants of war, as their country is among the most contaminated with unexploded ordnance. One of the victims is Yahya Muhammed Taha, who stepped on a landmine and lost his left leg at the age of 23, seven years ago.

  • 04 Nov 2009
    UNDP in the occupied Palestinian territory

    Since 1978, UNDP's Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People has been implementing projects in the occupied Palestinian territory worth over US$600 million.

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