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  • 18 Jan 2012
    Legal Database Handed Over to Government

    During a ceremony in Beirut on 8 December 2011 UNDP Iraq handed over the Legal Database to the Government of Iraq represented by Higher Judicial Council. The project designed to collect and maintain the corpus of the Iraqi official legal documents provides easy access to the Iraqi legislations and their enforcement.

  • 18 Jan 2012
    Training on gender for Iraqi partners

    To bridge gaps in gender sensitive planning and service delivery at the sub-national level UNDP Iraq organised a three-week training with Iraqi partners to strengthen and promote better understanding of gender across federal, regional and local levels.

  • 17 Jan 2012
    UNGC Iraq network first general meeting and elections

    The First General Meeting of United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Iraq Network was held in mid-December 2011 in Baghdad, at the Council of Ministers Secretariat (COMSEC), to agree on the action plan for the Iraq Network.

  • 16 Jan 2012
    United Nations calls for achieving sustainable energy for all

    New York - As the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All kicked off today, United Nations officials called on governments, the private sector and civil society to help expand energy access, improve efficiency and increase the use of renewables.

  • 16 Jan 2012
    Lebanon and the proportional representation system in the draft law of the 2013 parliamentary elections

    Under the High Patronage of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Lebanon Gen. Michel SULEIMAN, a full day conference entitled "Lebanon and the Proportional Representation System in the Draft Law of the 2013 Parliamentary Elections" was held on January 9, 2012 at the Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel, Beirut. The invitation was addressed by H.E Gen. Marwan Charbel, Minister of Interior and Municipalities and organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the support of the Norwegian government

  • 12 Jan 2012
    Strong institutions, inclusive processes crucial for peace in crisis-affected countries

    New York —Building responsive institutions that deliver essential services and investing in inclusive political processes are among key ways to restore the social contract between states and citizens in crisis-affected countries, and consolidate peacebuilding gains.

  • 09 Jan 2012
    Meeting on mainstreaming HIV and health into UNDP’s practice areas

    Dubai – “Mainstreaming HIV & Health into UNDP’s Practice areas” which opened in Dubai, highlighted two factors, how to best identify opportunities to integrate HIV & Health in UNDP’s programs and projects, given the recent developments in the region, and the promotion of other health and non-health MDGs – particularly through cross-practice strategies.

  • 08 Jan 2012
    Rebeca Grynspan: Remarks at the Arab regional launch of the Human Development Report 2011

  • 03 Jan 2012
    Improving livelihoods and reducing environmental degradation in Somalia

    The Hawd Plateau is like many areas in Somalia. The landscape is arid. The sun, relentless and blinding, scorches the earth. Riverbeds are almost always dry, and livestock, the lifeblood of this country, seek cover from the heat under the thin shadows cast by Acacia trees.

  • 01 Jan 2012
    UNDP thanks Kuwait for generous contribution for flood affected areas in Pakistan

    UNDP expressed its gratitude to the Government of the State of Kuwait for contributing USD 250,000 in response to the international efforts to assist Pakistan cope with the devastating flood that hit the country this year.

  • 21 Dec 2011
    US$ 15 million to support the early presidential elections in Yemen

    The project, which will last for two years a half, will adopt a two-phase approach: phase one will focus on the early presidential elections scheduled for 21 February, 2012; and phase two will focus on electoral reforms, the expected referendum on the new/revised constitution, and the post-referendum elections. The capacity of the SCER will be built during both phases at the institutional and individual levels. Support will be provided from a multi-partners basket fund to ensure both coordination and cost-effectiveness.

  • 16 Dec 2011
    Live Lebanon Goodwill Ambassadors distribute gifts to the kids all over Lebanon

    On the occasion of Christmas, the Live Lebanon – United Nations Development Programme – goodwill ambassador Mr. Fady Salemeh and the goodwill ambassador for West Europe and the president of “Les amis de Monaco” organization Ms. Boran Bweiry, will distribute gifts to the children of the Maarouf Saad kindergarten in Saida on Monday 19th of January 2011 at 12pm.

  • 15 Dec 2011
    The Lebanese Mine Action Center (LMAC) presents its 2011-2020 strategy to the mine action internationlal support group

    Lebanon - Today, more than twenty Ambassadors and senior representatives of donor countries participated in the meeting of the International Support Group (ISG) that the LMAC organized with the support of EC and UNDP.

  • 14 Dec 2011
    Japan, UNDP extend partnership to accelerate economic recovery in Iraq

    Baghdad – The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNDP have signed an extension of their existing partnership to accelerate the implementation of infrastructure and economic projects in key sectors such as electricity, water and sanitation, oil, transportation and industry. These projects have a total value of $3.28 billion, to date, and are implemented by Iraqi ministries.

  • 14 Dec 2011
    National campaign for justice launched in Baghdad

    The Iraqi Higher Judicial Council and UNDP jointly launched today a media campaign in Baghdad to raise awareness on the justice system in Iraq. This campaign is part of the UNDP programme "programme “Support to the Rule of Law and Justice in Iraq" which is generously funded generously funded by the European Union.

  • 14 Dec 2011
    JICA and UNDP extend partnership

    The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNDP have signed an extension of their existing partnership to accelerate the implementation of infrastructure and economic projects in key sectors such as electricity, water and sanitation, oil, transportation and industry. These projects have a total value of $3.28 billion, to date, and are implemented by Iraqi ministries.

  • 13 Dec 2011
    UNDP supports the government of the three states of Eastern Sudan in designing state strategic and locality development plans

    The State Governments of Eastern Sudan have shown increasing commitment to make their development interventions more effective, sustainable, equally accessible and responsive to the needs and priorities of citizens both at the state and locality level.

  • 13 Dec 2011
    New partners join reintegration services targeting ex-combatants

    Khartoum, four organizations were selected to became implementing partners of Sudan DDR Commission (SDDRC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to provide income-generating activities to DDR participants in Sudan. Over the next 6 months, implementing partners will provide agriculture, livestock and small business opportunities to a total of 4,775 DDR participants in four states within the Central Sector: Khartoum, North Kordofan, Sennar, and White Nile states.

  • 13 Dec 2011
    Italy and UNDP hand over to the General Personnel Council the Civil Service Leadership Programme

    Ramallah – Marking its successful completion, the General Personnel Council (GPC), in cooperation with the Government of Italy and the United Nations Development Programme held a handover ceremony for the Civil Service Leadership Development programme and assets.

  • 11 Dec 2011
    UNDP and Ministry of Oil agree on New Long Term Partnership to Support Skills Development in the Oil and Gas Sector in Iraq

    Baghdad - The United Nations Development Programme and the Iraqi Ministry of Oil have signed a new two-year partnership for skills development and human resources management in the oil and gas sector. This partnership will also help support the expansion of the sector and its ability to create jobs for the rapidly growing Iraqi labour force.