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  • 11 Oct 2012
    'Sneezing Firas” play on disaster risk reduction

    “Sneezing Firas” is the title of the play that was performed in front of 620 students from different public schools in Beirut, South, Bekaa and Mount Lebanon at the UNESCO palace on Tuesday 9th of October, aiming to raise awareness on disaster risk reduction and prevention

  • 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.

  • 07 Oct 2012
    UNDP hands over new community policing stations in Basra

    During a recent ceremony UNDP Iraq handed over two brand new, state of the art police stations in Basra.

  • 05 Oct 2012
    UNDP and Lebanese Government initiate collaboration with media leaders in endorsing DRR

    In the context of the Lebanese Government commitment to Disaster Risk Reduction, and within the joint program between UNDP and the Lebanese Presidency of the Council of Ministers, a workshop was held with the leaders of the major media institutions in Lebanon.

  • 04 Oct 2012
    Launching of the study 'The status of Mukhtars and their role in strengthening civil peace in Lebanon” and the guide “Local authorities and peace building"

    The UNDP “Strengthening Civil Peace in Lebanon” project launched the study “The Status of Mukhtars and Their Role in Strengthening Civil Peace in Lebanon” and the guide “Local Authorities and Peace Building” in the UNESCO Palace.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Social Good Media 2012: Lebanon’s Meet up group promotes the role of social media and technologies in creating solutions to the Lebanese community

    Over the past three years, the social Good Summit has become a place where leaders meet to discuss big ideas around new media and technologies can create solutions in our community.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Social Good Media 2012: Lebanon’s Meet up group promotes the role of social media and technologies in creating solutions to the Lebanese community

    Over the past three years, the social Good Summit has become a place where leaders meet to discuss big ideas around new media and technologies can create solutions in our community.

  • 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
    UNDP and League of Arab States Join Hands for Development in the Arab Region

    New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the League of Arab States signed today a cooperation agreement, creating a framework for joint work in support of human development across the Arab region. The partnership, which calls for cooperation on the wide range of development areas which are central to the two institutions’ respective mandates, is intended to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of development cooperation, and enhance development results across for the peoples of the Arab region.

  • 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.

  • 24 Sep 2012
    Seeds of hope and joy: famous Iraqi musician returns to Baghdad for peace concert

    To mark International Peace Day in Iraq, the world famous Iraqi musician Nasseer Shamma gave his first performance in Baghdad for over 20 years at the National Theatre. His appearance was the main attraction at a music concert that UNDP organised for the first time in Iraq.

  • 21 Sep 2012
    The United Nations speech Peace Day concert

    Excellency Minister of Culture Mr. Sa’adoon Al-Dulaimi Distinguished Members of Parliament Members of the International Community Distinguished Colleagues Friends of Iraq Ladies & Gentlemen Good Evening – Salam Alikum

  • 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.

  • 20 Sep 2012
    MOU between Live Lebanon & BBAC

    Today, at the Phoenicia hotel, UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)and BBAC (Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries) signed a memorandum of understanding in the presence of Mr. Robert Watkins, UNDP’s Resident Representative, Mr. Ghassan Assaf, BBAC’s Chairman and General Manager, Mr. Milad Nammour, representing Mr. Haytham Joumaa the General Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants – Directorate of Emigrants Affairs, delegations from BBAC and UNDP, in addition to representatives from local and international organizations and members from the press.

  • 19 Sep 2012
    Anti-bullying project takes off with the help of KNPC

    In an aim to reduce the amount of bullying in schools and to decrease the evident violence that stems from it, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) signed a new agreement with the United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait. The project is titled “Fostering Youth Resiliency in Kuwait and it aims to combat violence amongst Kuwaiti youth in schools. KNPC Chairman & Managing Director, Mr. Fahed S. Al-Ajmi, and UNDP Resident Representative (a.i.) in Kuwait, Mr. Stein R. Hansen signed the Human & Social Development project to initiate the campaign.

  • 18 Sep 2012
    UNDP Seeks to empower civil society in Iraq

    UNDP Iraq is launching an opportunity to provide financial support for Iraqi Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to effectively support initiatives that empower citizens to promote and monitor government accountability. Selected CSO consortia will be issued with grants of between $50,000 to $150,000 to implement projects that promote better service delivery, anti-corruption and human and civil rights in Iraq. Approximately one million dollars have been allocated for CSO grant funds.

  • 18 Sep 2012
    Iraq features in UNDP's ‘visions of hope’ exhibition

    An international photography exhibition, including photos provided by UNDP Iraq, recently closed in Geneva.

  • 16 Sep 2012
    International Day of Peace 2012 Iraqis celebrate peace through hosting a musical concert in Baghdad

    In 2001, the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 September as the United Nations International Day of Peace. By 2010, 192 member states and 28 international organizations had marked the day, carrying out activities in 31 countries worldwide.