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  • 25 Nov 2012
    Clean-up campaign in Kurani Ainkawa

    UNDP Iraq gathered over 100 children from Kurani Ainkawa to clean-up their neighbourhood. Kurani Ainkawa is a poor and socially conservative area at the heart of Erbil. UNDP Iraq is supporting the community to improve its accessibility to basic and social services and improve its socio-economic opportunities.

  • 17 Oct 2012
    "Assessing and managing risks in Lebanon" National Conference

    Under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Prime Minister Mr. Najib Mikati, the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS), in partnership with the United Nations and the Disaster Risk Reduction unit at the Prime Minister’s Office, are organizing a national conference on “Assessing and Managing Risks in Lebanon” to promote a strategic approach to address vulnerabilities and to reduce risks.

  • 09 Oct 2012
    Women’s economic empowerment conference held in Baghdad

    Under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Rowsch Shaways and in cooperation with UNDP Iraq, the first ever Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference was held in Baghdad on 7-8 October under the slogan “Equality Means Business”. The conference was organized with support from UN Women, ILO and IOM.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Humanitarian crisis threatens political transition in Yemen: UN official

    The international community directs greater focus on the political and security situation in Yemen; no one is concerned with the deteriorating, humanitarian aspect of the scene," Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN humanitarian and resident coordinator, said at a Monday press conference organised by the UN Information Centre in Cairo.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Brazil to host the 10th edition of the Match Against Poverty, featuring Ronaldo, Zidane and other football stars

    Geneva/New York/Brasilia — Football legends and UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane are inviting some of the world’s top players to join them in an all-star line-up for the 10th “Match Against Poverty,” to take place on 19 December 2012 at the Gremio Arena in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

  • 28 Sep 2012
    Empowering youth central to Somalia’s future

    New York —The future of Somalia and the well-being of its people rests significantly on empowering its large youth population, said the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today at an event in New York launching the agency’s highly-anticipated Somalia Human Development Report 2012: Empowering youth for peace and development. This is the first report of its kind on this war-torn Horn of Africa country in more than a decade.

  • 27 Sep 2012
    Yemen President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi meets UNDP Administrator Ms. Helen Clark in New York

    President of the Republic of Yemen, Mr. Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi, met on Tuesday United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark, in New York. President Hadi outlined the crisis of Yemen as a concurrent Political, Security and Economic crisis.

  • 21 Sep 2012
    Social Good Summit in NYC goes global

    New York —The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is partnering with Mashable, the United Nations Foundation, the New York City-based community and cultural center 92Y, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ericsson for the Social Good Summit – a series of global online and in-person gatherings of thousands of citizens, activists, technologists, and celebrities. Each of the events will focus on bringing new voices to the discussion of how new media and technology can play a role in solving the world's most pressing problems.

  • 11 Sep 2012
    The Government of Japan and UNDP handed over houses to families in Gaza

    Gaza – Today 120 families are the proud owners of houses handed over to them by the Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme in Khan Younis. Mr Hideaki Yamamoto, Deputy Representative of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, Yasmine Sherif, UNDP Deputy Special Representative and representatives from 20 families, attended the ceremony at UNDP offices in Gaza.

  • 09 Sep 2012
    United Nations System in Yemen hails Riyadh donor meeting

    The two-day meeting of Yemen’s donors 4-5 September has demonstrated the commitment of the international community to support Yemen to overcome current development and humanitarian challenges in addition to ensuring the timely and honest implementation of the GCC initiative and its implementation mechanism. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator said: “The message from the donors was clear, that Yemen deserves urgent support to ensure a successful transition to a stable nation. Several donors highlighted the humanitarian crisis faced by the country and the need to address it.”

  • 30 Aug 2012
    PACC and UNDP sign USD 270,000 agreement to enhance anti-corruption efforts

    Ramallah, 30 August 2012 - The Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in the presence of the European Union Coordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support (EUPOL COPPS), signed an agreement worth USD 270,000 to enhance anti-corruption efforts and increase citizen’s participation in the occupied Palestinian territory.

  • 29 Aug 2012
    Partnership with the Global Fund and UNDP is making significant progress to fight AIDs, Malaria and TB

  • 16 Aug 2012
    HRF and UNDP aim to improve hygiene facilities in Iraqi schools

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for Iraq and the Human Relief Foundation (HRF) have signed an agreement under the Expanded Humanitarian Response Fund (ERF). This will give greater flexibility in responding to the numerous infrastructural challenges that remain to be dealt with after a decade of violence and destruction in Iraq.

  • 16 Aug 2012
    Twinning initiative held for ministry of planning

    UNDP Iraq facilitated an important twinning initiative between the ministries responsible for key areas of planning in Iraq and Jordan. This was an opportunity for the two nations to share ideas and learn from one another’s experiences.

  • 15 Aug 2012
    UNDP provides technical support to the transitional justice in Yemen

    Sana’a, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Yemen (GoY) signed today the Support to the Implementation of Transitional Justice in Yemen (2012 – 2014) Project, at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC).

  • 01 Aug 2012
    Sustainable energy for the future UNDP signs an agreement to support the Palestinian solar initiative

    The Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority, the Ministry of Planning and Administrative Development and the United Nations Development Programme signed an agreement worth USD 50,000 to support the Palestinian Solar Initiative (PSI). The Initiative addresses social, economic and environmental objectives to tackle poverty and promote sustainable development through an integrated energy solutions model.

  • 26 Jul 2012
    More electricity for Iraq as UNDP completes rehabilitation works at Al-Mussaib power station

    UNDP Iraq recently visited the Al-Mussaib power station to commemorate the completion of rehabilitation works on one of the station’s units. The works will now ensure a stable supply of 200 MW of electricity. “The project has been completed just in time to meet the peak of summer demand,” said a relieved Engineer Raheem of the Ministry of Electricity who managed this rehabilitation project which was financed by the United Nations Iraq Trust Fund through a generous contribution by the Government of Japan.

  • 24 Jul 2012
    UNDP and the government of Yemen sign two project documents to support human rights and biodiversity

    Sana’a, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Government of Yemen (GoY( signed today two important projects documents at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC).

  • 17 Jul 2012
    Supporting the Missan Governorate to revise its provincial development strategy

    UNDP Iraq has organised a series of workshops in Erbil and Basra to support the Governorate of Missan to revise its Provincial Development Strategy.

  • 09 Jul 2012
    UNDP & DHL run preparedness program 'Get Airports Ready for Disaster”

    Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Ghazi El-Aridi, Minister of Public Works and Transportation, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and DHL are organizing the launching ceremony of the “Get Airports Ready for Disaster” (GARD) training, which prepares the Airport for the post-disaster logistics situation, on Monday July 9th at 11.00 a.m. at the Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport.