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  • 31 Oct 2011
    Lebanon puts army and civil service on front line of risk reduction

    UNISDR Chief, Margareta Wahlström welcomed the news that both the Lebanese Army and the National Institute of Administration, the country’s civil service, are to make disaster risk reduction a core element of staff training.

  • 28 Oct 2011
    Addressing corruption key to achieving anti-poverty goals

    Marrakesh, Morocco – Countries should do more to address governance bottlenecks, and integrate anti-corruption strategies into their public sector service delivery to achieve the MDGs, said the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) head of Democratic Goverance, today.

  • 25 Oct 2011
    New Classrooms Opened for Students in Beit Jala

    Beit Jala, October 25, 2011 – Today marked an important step forward for secondary students in Talitha Kumi co-educational school as they celebrated the inauguration of seven new classrooms.

  • 24 Oct 2011
    UNDP wins the Palestine International Award for Excellence and Creativity for its economic empowerment programme

    Jerusalem - UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People won the 2011 Palestine International Award for Excellence and Creativity in the exceptional project category for its Deprived Families Economic Empowerment Programme, with a financial reward of USD20,000.

  • 24 Oct 2011
    UNDP wins the Palestine International Award for Excellence and Creativity for its economic empowerment programme

    Jerusalem - UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People won the 2011 Palestine International Award for Excellence and Creativity in the exceptional project category for its Deprived Families Economic Empowerment Programme, with a financial reward of USD20,000.

  • 21 Oct 2011
    Local development and exchange of experience in Beirut southern suburbs

    At the heart of Haret Hreik, more than 15 women are boosting their computer and Internet skills during an IT course given at the Vocational Training Center. In the same Center, older women are learning knitting and crochet techniques in order to sell their products in the future

  • 15 Oct 2011
    30 Iraqi companies sign the global compact and launch the Iraq network, to promote responsible practices in business

    Baghdad- In a historic event, the United Nations Development Programme and the Iraqi Council of Ministers Secretariat launched today the UN Global Compact in Iraq, The Global Compact is a world-wide initiative to enhance the role of the private sector and promote responsible business practices through sustainable partnerships and commitments to human rights, labour standards, environmental sustainability and transparency in business operations.

  • 15 Oct 2011
    UN Global Compact launched in Iraq

    In a historic event, the United Nations Development Programme and the Iraqi Council of Ministers Secretariat launched today the UN Global Compact in Iraq, The Global Compact is a world-wide initiative to enhance the role of the private sector and promote responsible business practices through sustainable partnerships and commitments to human rights, labour standards, environmental sustainability and transparency in business operations.

  • 10 Oct 2011
    UNDP discusses with governments officials, NGOs and UN agencies recovery and prospects for long term sustainable development in Darfur

    El Fasher – During his first visit to Darfur, the newly appointed UNDP Country Director Mr. Sayed Aqa met with the Wali of North Darfur, Mr. Osman Kibir, on October 9 in El Fasher. Mr. Kibir commended the work of UNDP throughout the years, particularly its focus on sustainability and capacity development of state institutions and NGOs in the three Darfur states.

  • 06 Oct 2011
    Helping Africa's poor to manage risks key to region’s progress, says new report

    New York — African countries should enhance the strength and resilience of their poor populations through targeted social safeguards, according to “Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”, a region-specific report released today.

  • 03 Oct 2011
    Governments banning cluster bombs meet in Lebanon

    We, the representatives of the States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, together with representatives from other States present as signatories, the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Cluster Munitions Coalition, and other international and national organizations and institutions, gathered for the Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Beirut, Lebanon, reaffirm our commitment to end the harm caused by cluster munitions, working, “together for a safer life” said the 2011 Beirut Declaration submitted by the President of the Second Meeting of States Parties held in Beirut.

  • 30 Sep 2011
    Siemens and UNDP launch joint anti-corruption efforts for Arab region

    Tunis - Siemens and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have teamed up to promote integrity and openness throughout the Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa.

  • 22 Sep 2011
    Qatar backs anti-corruption project in Arab States

    Qatar partners with the United Nations Development Programme to implement a new Arab anti-corruption project, marking the first time that an Arab country will work with the organization on a regional democratic governance initiative.

  • 21 Sep 2011
    Inauguration of a primary health care center in Sareen El Fawka – Baalbeck

    UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon in partnership with the municipality of Sareen El Fawka, and the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) will inaugurate the newly equipped primary health care center in Sareen Al Fawka at the primary health care center premises on Thursday September 22nd 2011 at 11:30am sharp. The inauguration will be convened in the presence of Mr. Seifeldin Abbaro, UNDP Country Director, the head of the Eastern Baalbeck Federation, in addition to local officials and representatives from the civil society.

  • 19 Sep 2011
    Solar Summit Arabia

    Riyadh, The Solar Arabia Summit sponsored by UNDP which serves as supporting organization and will be hosted by King Saud University during the 23rd and 24th of October 2011. The summit will bring together key policy-makers, government officials, investors and business conglomerates involved in shaping Saudi Arabia's solar energy future. The summit will provide an opportunity to capitalize on the Kingdom's investment of US$100 billion in the solar energy sector and its objective to achieve 5 gigawatts of solar generated power by the year 2020.

  • 19 Sep 2011
    What is UNDP doing to respond to the Horn of Africa food crisis?

    After consecutive seasons of inadequate rainfall, countries in the Horn of Africa are facing the worst drought in 60 years – leading to the largest food crisis in 20 years, and the world’s first famine of this century. UNDP is engaged with humanitarian actors in the region as an essential part of the response, addressing underlying factors of livelihoods and governance.

  • 16 Sep 2011
    Global conference on cluster bomb ban ends with even more States pledging to join the treaty

    Lebanon—Friday 16 September 2011 marked the end of the week long Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, under the presidency of Lebanon’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants.

  • 15 Sep 2011
    "Together for a safer life”, together for a mine-free land

    Monday 12 September 2011 marked the opening of the Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Lebanon.

  • 13 Sep 2011
    UNDP welcomes second meeting of states parties to the convention on cluster munitions

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commended the Government of Lebanon on the opening day of a landmark meeting on cluster munitions for its leadership role to advance this important agenda.

  • 12 Sep 2011
    UNDP Welcomes Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions

    Beirut—The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commended the Government of Lebanon on the opening day of a landmark meeting on cluster munitions for its leadership role to advance this important agenda.