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19 Feb 2012
Cairo – Economic issues, central to the Arab uprisings, trail behind political issues in the post-revolution public discourse between the State, civil society and the International community, asserts the Arab Development challenges Report 2011, discussed today in Cairo in a public meeting which brought together representatives of a wide range of Egyptian political forces, academia and development professionals. The Report warns that if economic challenges (particularly social justice) are not addressed properly, they risk thwarting Arab progress on democratic transitions.
10 Feb 2012
SANA'A - A presidential election to be held on 21 February in Yemen will open the door for a new chapter in the poorest and arguably most fragile country in the Arab world, says new Prime Minister Mohammed Salim Ba-Sindwa.
01 Feb 2012
The Government of Kuwait has contributed US$ 250,000 to UNDP to finance relief operations in Van province, eastern Turkey, a region that was struck by two earthquakes in October and November last year.
28 Jan 2012
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) handed over the first specialised Tuberculosis (TB) hospital to the Government of Iraq at a ceremony. The Hospital is located in the Sulimaniya Governorate, and will be supported by the Federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government. The KRG Minister of Health, Dr. Tahir Hawrami, and officials from the national TB programme in Baghdad, were also present at the ceremony.
27 Jan 2012
Sana’a – The UN staff member, who has been held in Yemen since 15 January 2012, arrived today in a UN safe haven in Sana’a after he was released earlier in Ma’rib. He is in good health and is receiving standard medical examinations and psychological counselling. He has been in touch with his family and will be reunited with them in Norway soon.
16 Jan 2012
New York - As the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All kicked off today, United Nations officials called on governments, the private sector and civil society to help expand energy access, improve efficiency and increase the use of renewables.
09 Jan 2012
Dubai – “Mainstreaming HIV & Health into UNDP’s Practice areas” which opened in Dubai, highlighted two factors, how to best identify opportunities to integrate HIV & Health in UNDP’s programs and projects, given the recent developments in the region, and the promotion of other health and non-health MDGs – particularly through cross-practice strategies.
03 Jan 2012
The Hawd Plateau is like many areas in Somalia. The landscape is arid. The sun, relentless and blinding, scorches the earth. Riverbeds are almost always dry, and livestock, the lifeblood of this country, seek cover from the heat under the thin shadows cast by Acacia trees.
21 Dec 2011
The project, which will last for two years a half, will adopt a two-phase approach: phase one will focus on the early presidential elections scheduled for 21 February, 2012; and phase two will focus on electoral reforms, the expected referendum on the new/revised constitution, and the post-referendum elections. The capacity of the SCER will be built during both phases at the institutional and individual levels. Support will be provided from a multi-partners basket fund to ensure both coordination and cost-effectiveness.
16 Dec 2011
On the occasion of Christmas, the Live Lebanon – United Nations Development Programme – goodwill ambassador Mr. Fady Salemeh and the goodwill ambassador for West Europe and the president of “Les amis de Monaco” organization Ms. Boran Bweiry, will distribute gifts to the children of the Maarouf Saad kindergarten in Saida on Monday 19th of January 2011 at 12pm.
14 Dec 2011
Baghdad – The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNDP have signed an extension of their existing partnership to accelerate the implementation of infrastructure and economic projects in key sectors such as electricity, water and sanitation, oil, transportation and industry. These projects have a total value of $3.28 billion, to date, and are implemented by Iraqi ministries.
14 Dec 2011
The Iraqi Higher Judicial Council and UNDP jointly launched today a media campaign in Baghdad to raise awareness on the justice system in Iraq. This campaign is part of the UNDP programme "programme “Support to the Rule of Law and Justice in Iraq" which is generously funded generously funded by the European Union.
14 Dec 2011
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNDP have signed an extension of their existing partnership to accelerate the implementation of infrastructure and economic projects in key sectors such as electricity, water and sanitation, oil, transportation and industry. These projects have a total value of $3.28 billion, to date, and are implemented by Iraqi ministries.
13 Dec 2011
UNDP supports the government of the three states of Eastern Sudan in designing state strategic and locality development plans
The State Governments of Eastern Sudan have shown increasing commitment to make their development interventions more effective, sustainable, equally accessible and responsive to the needs and priorities of citizens both at the state and locality level.
13 Dec 2011
Khartoum, four organizations were selected to became implementing partners of Sudan DDR Commission (SDDRC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to provide income-generating activities to DDR participants in Sudan. Over the next 6 months, implementing partners will provide agriculture, livestock and small business opportunities to a total of 4,775 DDR participants in four states within the Central Sector: Khartoum, North Kordofan, Sennar, and White Nile states.
13 Dec 2011
Ramallah – Marking its successful completion, the General Personnel Council (GPC), in cooperation with the Government of Italy and the United Nations Development Programme held a handover ceremony for the Civil Service Leadership Development programme and assets.
11 Dec 2011
UNDP and Ministry of Oil agree on New Long Term Partnership to Support Skills Development in the Oil and Gas Sector in Iraq
Baghdad - The United Nations Development Programme and the Iraqi Ministry of Oil have signed a new two-year partnership for skills development and human resources management in the oil and gas sector. This partnership will also help support the expansion of the sector and its ability to create jobs for the rapidly growing Iraqi labour force.
11 Dec 2011
Khartoum, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sudan categorically denies association with information published in several media outlets under the title ‘Sudan: security ‘volcano’ ready to blow in the east,’ No UNDP Sudan staff has made such statements. Journalistic norms, therefore, requires that any media outlet that has published such information should disassociate UNDP from these articles.
09 Dec 2011
A high level delegation of staff from the Iraqi Council of Representatives recently concluded a series of consultations in Brussels, Belgium. The visit was hosted by UNDP to explore how to improve the effectiveness of the Secretariat of the Iraqi Parliament.
08 Dec 2011
The United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait is proud to celebrate Human Rights Day on the 10th of December 2011. As the promotion of human rights is a fundamental goal of the United Nations, Human Rights are intrinsic to the work of the United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait.
- اليوم يبدأ مؤتمر #الكويت ال3 لإعلان التبرعات الدولية لسورية.تابعونا بعد قليل #Kuwait3 http://ow.ly/L0PZk about an hour ago
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- مديرة برنامج الأمم المتحدة الإنمائي، هيلين كلارك، تشارك في إفتتاح المؤتمر الدولي الثالث لإعلان التبرعات من أجل #سورية وخطط الاستجابة الجديدة والمنسقة لمعالجة الأزمة السورية. تابعونا غدا ٣١ مارس http://ow.ly/KYfSE Helen Clark 20 hours ago
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