UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summitAug 27, 2015Geneva – UNDP has launched today a global storytelling contest, Voices2Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide.
UNDP restoring community services through social entrepreneurship led by youthAug 24, 2015UNDP, Millennium Development Foundation and For All Foundation are launching three social businesses in Sana’a, which will directly support 53 vulnerable youth, including 30 women, with alternative economic opportunities that will benefit the affected population in Nuqum and Tahreer areas.
US$ 40 million Announced to Strengthen HIV and Tuberculosis Response in Sudan and reach out to Most Vulnerable PopulationAug 9, 2015Geneva - Two new agreements reached in Sudan by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Federal Ministry of Health and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is set to halt spread of HIV among most at risk Sudanese population and keep TB under control.
UNDP and Japan invest in Yemeni women to build resilience during crisisAug 7, 2015UNDP and the Government of Japan are launching a Women Economic Empowerment programme geared to economically empower Yemeni women of Taiz and Ibb governorates. Mostly absent from the labour market, women possess an untapped potential for value chains and local economic activity which has become even more vital within the current crisis as livelihoods are directly and durably affected by the war, insecurity and the economic blockade.
UNDP and Japan join hands to stimulate stabilization and recovery in IraqAug 3, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan yesterday signed a US$ 1 million emergency grant agreement to stimulate stabilization and recovery initiatives in newly liberated areas in Iraq. The grant will be channeled through the Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) which is managed by UNDP under the leadership of the government.
USAID grants US$ 8.3 million for stabilizing Iraq’s newly liberated areasJul 30, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Iraq today signed in Baghdad a memorandum of acknowledgement in recognition of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) US$ 8.3 million grant to UNDP.
Federal and Kurdistan Region’s crisis centres take important steps to reach the most vulnerableJul 26, 2015UK and UNDP sign £1 million support for humanitarian coordination The Federal Government of Iraq’s Joint Coordination and Monitoring Centre (JCMC) and Kurdistan Regional Government’s Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) today met in Erbil to discuss how to effectively reach to more than 3 million displaced Iraqis in the country, as funding is drying up.
Cleaning Campaign Launched in AdenJul 15, 2015In partnership with START Foundation, UNDP conducted a cleaning campaign in Enma, a neighbourhood of Aden, during the week prior to Eid. The initiative aimed at supporting 350 local residents and internally displaced persons with emergency cash-for-work while improving the solid waste situation of their communities.
The UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States released a short report highlighting successful programmes implemented in the Arab RegionJul 14, 2015New York —The UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States released Voices of Change, a short report highlighting successful programmes implemented in the Arab Region between 2011-2015.
Extended partnership to improve electricity in the Kurdistan RegionJul 2, 2015The Regional Ministry of Electricity in Kurdistan and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) today extended their partnership to improve the electricity sector. UNDP will play a pivotal role in updating the region’s master plan and strengthening the institutional capacity of the regional government by establishing a training centre in Erbil.