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  • 14 Dec 2011
    JICA and UNDP extend partnership

    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
    New partners join reintegration services targeting ex-combatants

    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
    Italy and UNDP hand over to the General Personnel Council the Civil Service Leadership Programme

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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
    UNDP Sudan issues statement regarding media reports on east Sudan

    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
    Iraqi parliamentary staff exchange experiences in Europe

    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
    UNDP Kuwait celebrates Human Rights Day 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.

  • 08 Dec 2011
    UNDP Kuwait commemorates International Anti-Corruption Day

    KUWAIT CITY, 8 December (UNDP Kuwait) - The United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait is proud to commemorate the International Anti-Corruption Day on the 9th of December 2011. Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. No country, region or community is immune.

  • 07 Dec 2011
    30 international football greats join UNDP to support Horn of Africa famine relief

    Geneva / Hamburg — Football superstar Didier Drogba has joined a star-studded array of 30 international active and retired players who will take part in Tuesday’s Match Against Poverty, hosted by German team Hamburger Sport-Verein (HSV) in Hamburg, to raise awareness and funds for the Horn of Africa famine relief effort.

  • 07 Dec 2011
    Open day for justice services in Erbil

    During an open day ceremony held at the Erbil Investigative Court today, the United Nations Development Programme and the European Union provided information on their support to the Kurdistan Judiciary, and in particular to the Erbil Investigative Court.

  • 06 Dec 2011
    UNDP provides emergency assistance for Abyan IDPs

    The impact of the unrest situation on social and economic landscape of Abyan has been dramatic and devastating. According to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), close to 90,000 persons were forced to flee outside the conflict area as Internal Displaced Peoples (IDPs). Abyan governorate had the lion-share of IDPs, with just over forty thousand displaced in the governorate. Half of them took refuge in the schools and public premises in Aden, looking for any life-saving and critical support that would help them cope with their displacement and decrease their vulnerability.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    UNDP signs partnership agreements in support of democratic governance and rule of law

    Jerusalem - UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People signed two separate agreements today worth approximately USD 6 million with the Governments of Denmark, Sweden and EUPOL COPPS in an effort to reinforce transparency and democratic governance.

  • 28 Nov 2011
    Norwegian government provides support to UNDP

    The Government of Norway today signed an agreement worth $345,000 with the United Nations Development Programme for its Family Support, Justice and Security Programme. The funding will be used to enhance the capacities of Iraqi civil society organisations to provide legal assistance to vulnerable communities in Iraq, with a particular focus on women and children survivors of gender based violence as well as early and forced marriages. This support will be provided through family protection centres which are being established throughout the country.

  • 26 Nov 2011
    Three hundred thousand Dollars funding from the Swiss Embassy to support the “Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee”

    The UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Marta Ruedas, the Ambassador of the Switzerland in Lebanon, H.E. Ms. Ruth Flint and the LPDC President Me. Maya Majzoub signed an Agreement to support the UNDP project “Support to the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee” funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) for a total amount of 300 thousand dollars. The ceremony took place on Friday 26th of November at 9:30am at the Swiss Embassy premises in Ashrafieh (Bourj El Ghazal building, 14th floor).

  • 25 Nov 2011
    New agreement promotes conflict sensitive programming in Iraq’s disputed internal boundaries areas

    UNDP and IOM have signed a Letter of Agreement to undertake work in support of a Peace and Development Analysis, a joint project between UNDP and the Inter-Agency Information and Analysis Unit. The project seeks to understand the context-specific drivers of conflict and relevant development priorities in the Disputed Internal Boundaries (DIBs) areas in northern Iraq. It will provide first-hand information and analysis to ensure that development programming conducted in these areas by UN agencies is sensitive to local needs and priorities.

  • 20 Nov 2011
    New national human development report to focus on youth in Iraq

    Istanbul - A team of Iraqi and international officials and experts concluded a two day consultation in Istanbul to finalize the preparations for producing Iraq’s 2012 National Human Development Report.

  • 19 Nov 2011
    The governments of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA), through UNDP inaugurate the first project in the Middle East

    Ramallah – Foreign Ministers of India, Brazil and South Africa inaugurated today a multipurpose new sports centre implemented through UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People. This is the first IBSA project in the Middle East and is a pioneering initiative to enhance cooperation amongst developing countries in the fight against hunger and poverty.

  • 16 Nov 2011
    Assistant Secretary General and Regional Director for Arab States visits Baghdad to reinforce partnership and announce expanded presence

    A senior United Nations Development Programme official concluded today a visit to Baghdad where she announced an increased presence of staff in Iraq and confirmed a renewed commitment to the Iraqi people through enhanced partnership and cooperation.

  • 03 Nov 2011
    Central bureau of statistics and UNDP hold a launching event for the preparation of a national strategy for the development of statistics

    Khartoum - Under the auspices of 1st Vice President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha, the Central Bureau of Statistics and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), launched an Event on October 31st, 2011 aimed at setting the stage for the preparation of a National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) for the Republic of Sudan (2012-2016). The preparation of this strategy is expected to bring on board all stakeholders in statistical development and address the data gaps for the design, management, monitoring and evaluation of national development, policy frameworks, Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRSs) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).