Press Releases
  • UNDP welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet for its role in the country's transition to democracyOct 9, 2015New York – Sima Bahous, UN Assistant Secretary-General, and UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau of Arab States, welcomed today’s decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2015 to Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet for its “decisive contribution” to the democratic transition in the Tunisia.

  • UNDP Supports Civil Society in Yemen to Document Human Rights Violations Oct 1, 2015Sana’a– UNDP together with UN WOMEN and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has started training Yemeni civil society organizations to independently document human rights violations and provide psychosocial support to victims of the ongoing conflict.

  • Yemen – Emergency Employment to Bring Relief to Host Communities and Internally DisplacedSep 23, 2015Sana’a – A new scheme supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched yesterday to provide 500 new emergency jobs for people affected by conflict in Yemen, with half aimed at young people under the age of 30.

  • A Future During Crisis: Yemeni Youth Receive Key Job Skills Sep 20, 2015Sana’a, Yemen -- 135 young men and women from Hajjah governorate in Yemen have graduated from a vocational training course hosted by the Sun Rise Institute and Sana’a University on Monday. Participants of this initiative supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Netherlands, the non-governmental organizations ZOA and Millennium Development Foundation acquired key practical and theoretical job skills that include water harvesting techniques, maintenance of solar panels and solar-water pumps, plumbing and marketing of hygiene products. Another batch of around 170 youth is expected to start the training in October.

  • Inter-regional parliamentary conference:Parliamentary Groups key to effective representation of citizens’ interests in a diverse societySep 17, 2015Tunis – More than 80 parliamentarians from the Arab region, Europe and North America debated the importance of emerging political groups inside the Parliament as an essential component of diversity and political pluralism— a prerequisite for parliamentary effectiveness in representing the interests and aspirations of a diverse society

  • Libyan CSOs sign agreement to kick off projects for UNDP Civic Engagement Grant Fund Phase II Sep 17, 2015A group of Libyan Civil Society Organizations signed agreements with UNDP Libya last month as part of the Civic Engagement Grant Fund (CEGF) Phase II, officially kicking off activities for their projects across the country.

  • UNDP Climate Change Storytelling Contest: Oxfam supports journalists' participation with additional fellowshipsSep 15, 2015Oxfam will support the Voices2Paris global storytelling contest launched in August by the United National Development Programme (UNDP) by providing three additional fellowships for participating journalists to cover the UN Conference on Climate Change, COP21, in Paris in December. Oxfam’s contribution to the contest aims at encouraging journalists’ participation in climate change reporting and raising public awareness of climate actions.

  • $15 million worth of new environmental projects in EgyptSep 15, 2015The Ministry of Environment in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the technical support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has succeeded in obtaining a new package of grants from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) worth $11 million to implement three projects within the national environmental priorities and promote Egypt’s partnership with the international community as regards to the implementation of international environmental conventions

  • Ministry of Labor sets cornerstone for Somali Civil Service ReformSep 14, 2015Mogadishu – The Federal Government of Somalia, United Nations, and donor partners celebrated the inaugural meeting of a multi-partner commission tasked by the Federal Government to amend the Civil Service Law Number 11.

  • Netherlands and UNDP join hands in support of women’s empowerment in Libya Sep 7, 2015Tunis, Tunisia: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Dutch Embassy signed cost sharing agreement in support of the efforts to empower women in Libya. According to the Agreement signed today in the Dutch Embassy, the Netherlands Government will contribute a fund to UNDP/UNSMIL joint project which will be used to support the empowerment of women in the political dialogue process.

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