03 Dec 2012
The signing of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) between the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) and the Government of Sudan in July 2011 brought with it a new impetus for recovery and reconstruction in the Darfur region.
07 Oct 2012
During a recent ceremony UNDP Iraq handed over two brand new, state of the art police stations in Basra.
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.
08 Sep 2010
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.
16 Aug 2010
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.
03 Nov 2009
Windsor, UK - Nine of the world’s major religions today announced new, concrete actions to tackle climate change at a summit organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the non-profit group Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) and HRH The Prince Philip, who hosted the unique gathering at his Windsor Castle home.
14 Apr 2009
Over the past two years, the UNDP-supported Police Advisory Committee (PAC) has secured the release of more than 5,000 detainees in South Central Somalia, an achievement celebrated during the PAC’s annual debriefing meeting last week in Kampala.
06 Apr 2009
UNDP has played a key role in strengthening democratic governance around the world. But there is a long way to go, especially considering the inadequate progress being made on reaching the Millennium Development Goals. While it is possible to achieve economic growth without democratic governance, evidence indicates that, in its absence, real sustainable gains in human development for everyone remain out of reach. Investing in democratic governance is vital to make development work.