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  • 21 May 2012
    Lebanese expert expatriate trains ministries on food safety

    In collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Trade, the UNDP “Transfer of Knowledge Through Expatriate Nationals” project (TOKTEN) is organizing the opening session of the food safety training on Monday 21st of June at 10am, in Mathaf at the Institute of Finance (1st Floor). Professor Fadi Aramouni, the Lebanese food safety expert from Kansas University, will conduct the trainings which aim at building the capacities of the ministries on food safety inspection. From the 21st until 24th of May, Mr. Aramouni will train 140 inspectors from the Ministry of Economy and Trade in the ministry.

  • 21 May 2012
    United Nations and Saudi Arabia launch cooperation for food and drug safety

    The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) was established in 1424H (2003) as an independent body to ensure safety of food and drug products in the Kingdom, reporting directly to the President of the Council of Ministers. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the lead agency in the UN for country level development cooperation, with over $5billion of activities each year in over 177 countries. UNDP started its presence in Saudi Arabia in 1966 and has supported capacity development projects in areas such as public administration, youth empowerment, energy and environment and economic diversification

  • 21 May 2012
    Reintegration services continue to roll out for South Kordofans

    As part of its firm commitment to fulfilling its obligations to provide Reintegration services to ex-combatants in South Kordofan State, Sunday May 20, 2012 saw the signing of a final contract by national NGO, Jasmar with UNDP DDR and its partner SDDRC. This contract which will see the provision of agriculture and livestock reintegration packages for 368 demobilized ex-combatants with disabilities.

  • 20 May 2012
    UNDP Iraq sponsors photo exhibition in Sulaymaniyah

    In partnership with the Heartland Alliance foundation, UNDP Iraq recently sponsored a photo exhibition in Sulaymaniyah.

  • 20 May 2012
    Raising awareness on family support, justice and security

    UNDP Iraq held a workshop to raise awareness on the Family Support, Justice and Security Project and the role of Family Protection Units, which provide assistance to victims of domestic and gender based violence.

  • 17 May 2012
    National Youth Survey conducted by UNDP Kuwait

    UNDP Kuwait has been making great efforts to develop a national survey that is set to spearhead the Youth Programme’s future initiatives. This new project is one of a number of assessments the programme is undergoing to better cater to the needs of youth nationally. Little to no research exists on youth in Kuwait, a common challenge for most human development planners. Despite that, Kuwaiti youth have much to offer and are well aware of the challenges that make it difficult for youth empowerment to be more than a common reality in Kuwait.

  • 16 May 2012
    Kuwait to become first gulf state to implement WRACATI Project

    Kuwait has become the first gulf country to implement the WRACATI project with support of the UNDP. Kuwait will implement the project as the seventh country in the Arab region and the first in the Gulf.

  • 12 May 2012
    Signing of "emergency capacity development facility" project document, Ould Cheikh Ahmed: this is an important step to confirm our support to the needs of transition

    ana’a - A signing ceremony of “Emergency Capacity Development Facility” project document was held today in Sana’a, between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) , and the Government of Yemen (GoY), represented by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC

  • 12 May 2012
    Conference on best practices of human rights committees

    In cooperation with the Iraqi Human Rights Committee at the Council of Representatives, UNDP held a conference on best practices of Human Rights Committees.

  • 11 May 2012
    Beirut roundtable discussion on laying foundations of the developmental state in the Arab region

    In coordination and co-sponsorship with the United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Center in Cairo (UNDP-RCC), the Carnegie Middle East Center will host the presentation and discussion of UNDP’s Arab Development Challenges Report 2011: Towards the Developmental State in the Arab Region. The discussion will take place at the Carnegie’s premises in Downtown (Bashir Street, Lazarieh bldg., Bloc A) on Friday 11th of May 2012 at 9am. In order to respond to the demand for dignity, social justice and freedom that reverberated across Arab streets since late 2010, the Report argues that Arab states need to adopt a “Developmental state” model based on a new social contract of mutual accountability and shed the rentier-based political economy model

  • 05 May 2012
    Launch of the National Energy Efficiency Programme: Phase 2

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with King Abdul-Aziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) – Saudi Energy Efficiency Centre (SEEC) launched Phase Two of the National Energy Efficiency Programme, with a total budget of $2,373,586 And a one year duration starting from1st of January 2012 and ending by 31st of December 2012.

  • 05 May 2012
    80% of traffic project implemented, says Ministry

    Kuwait has marked its commitment to improving traffic initiatives last week. In collaboration with UNDP Kuwait, the Ministry of Interior and the Government have ensured the implementation of the UN resolutions for improving road safety in the country. The event marked the first anniversary of the integration of the plan concerning the advancement of national traffic initiatives.

  • 02 May 2012
    Business Idea Competition UNDP Encourages Young Entrepreneurs in Blue Nile State

    Khartoum- As part of UN Joint Programme on Youth Employment, UNDP continues to support the new business initiatives that link the youth with sustainable employment opportunities. UNDP launched a second phase of Business Ideas Competition for youth in the Blue Nile State, upon successful completion of similar contest in North & South Kordofan States. The Competition awards start-up micro-grants for successful and innovative small business ideas prepared by aspiring young entrepreneurs.

  • 02 May 2012
    Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP and BankMed

    With the common aim of raising awareness on the environmental challenges, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and BankMed signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on April 30th at UNDP’s premises.

  • 02 May 2012
    Empowering pioneer women and developing their capacities

    In Cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme/ MDG Framework project, the Lebanon Family Planning Association (LFPA) organized a training workshop entitled “Empowering pioneer women and developing their capacities”. Funded by “ Senteurs d’Orient”, this workshop took place from 17 to 21 April 2012 at the Association premises in Choueifat.

  • 01 May 2012
    Making microfinance work for youth in Sudan- Microfinance Unit Central Bank of Sudan and UNDP

    Khartoum – Today the Central Bank of Sudan Microfinance Unit endorsed the recommendations proposed by United Nations Development Programme sponsored study on Making Microfinance policies in Sudan to serve the needs of young females and males between ages of 15-30 Years for “Youth Financial Inclusion Policy Reform”.

  • 29 Apr 2012
    Second consultative workshop to review and update the national fisheries sector strategy

    Sana’a- Under the patronage of H.E. Mr. Mohammad Salem Basendwa, Prime Minster of Yemen, the Ministry of Fisheries has conducted the Second Consultative Workshop to Review and Update the National Fisheries Sector Strategy in Sheba Hotel, in the period form 29 – 30 April 2012.

  • 25 Apr 2012
    The United Nations pays tribute to heroes of mine action in Iraq

    The United Nations today paid tribute to Iraqi mine action heroes for their role in demining and saving millions of lives in Iraq at an event held at the Military Prosthetic Limb Centre in Baghdad. The event was organized by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 25 Apr 2012
    Qatar and UNDP finalize agreement to set up Arab region anti- corruption initiative in Doha

    New York - The UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States at UNDP, Ms. Amat Al Alim Alsoswa, visited His Excellency the Attorney General of the State of Qatar, Dr. Ali Ben Fetais Al Marri, in Doha this week to discuss ongoing efforts to promote transparent and accountable governance in the Arab region.

  • 25 Apr 2012
    Religious Leaders to direct dialogue towards sustainable development

    The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic affairs, in collaboration with UNDP Kuwait, has set up an initiative to gear some religious discourse in the way of sustainable development. The project has been created in order to promote local and public awareness of development and its advantages to the community and individuals. The initiative, titled "The Development Of Religious Discourse For Sustainable Development," will improve religious leaders' role in development and encourage the participation of the public through a series of workshops geared to provide the necessary understanding of development and its impact on society.

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