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  • 17 Oct 2012
    "Development for Beirut Region" Workshop

    On 17 October 2012, the Lebanese parliament in collaboration with UNDP –parliament project organized a workshop entitled “Development for Beirut Region” at the Lebanese Parliament in the presence of the MPs representing the region: Tammam Salam, Imad Al-Hout, Mohamed kabanai, Atef Majdalani, Amar Houri, Michele Feraoun, Arthur Nazarian, Serge Toursarkisian and representatives from Ministries, public administration, local and international organizations, municipalities and Makhateer (mayors).

  • 17 Oct 2012
    "Assessing and managing risks in Lebanon" National Conference

    Under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Prime Minister Mr. Najib Mikati, the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS), in partnership with the United Nations and the Disaster Risk Reduction unit at the Prime Minister’s Office, are organizing a national conference on “Assessing and Managing Risks in Lebanon” to promote a strategic approach to address vulnerabilities and to reduce risks.

  • 17 Oct 2012
    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    Extreme poverty destroys the lives and spirit of people; it kills more children, young persons, and adults than any war. Every day, people living in extreme poverty are challenged and threatened by lack of food, shelter and access to essential services.

  • 16 Oct 2012
    Energy efficiency standards and labelling project

    UNDP project ” Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling’’ organised an event about discussing the technical market assessment of the upcoming energy efficiency regulations and their impact on the commercial sector.

  • 13 Oct 2012
    International Day for Disaster Reduction

    In the last decade, almost one million people have been killed by disasters and more than one trillion dollars have been lost. Yet only 1% of international aid is spent to minimise the impact of these disasters.

  • 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.