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  • 29 Jul 2011
    UN calls for a further US$1.4 billion to assist Horn of Africa

    New York/Geneva -The United Nations today appealed for a further $1.4 billion dollars to provide life-saving assistance to more than 12 million people across the Horn of Africa.

  • 28 Jul 2011
    UNDP supports value chain development in Sudan

    Khartoum – In the framework of supporting microfinance sectors in Sudan and enhancing capacity building mechanisms of national and sub-national levels for value chain development in Sudan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Microfinance Unit (MFU) at the Central Bank of Sudan organized a five day workshop on July 24th on “Training on Inclusive Market Development with a Focus on Value Chains and Access to Finance.”

  • 27 Jul 2011
    UNDP calls for full engagement with youth to boost development

    New York – The international community, governments and the private sector need to work more closely with people between the ages of 15 and 24 to build on their social commitment and support entrepreneurship

  • 26 Jul 2011
    DDR sensitization mission in El Srief, north Darfur

    El Fasher – A sensitization programme to disseminate messages on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) and Small Arms Control was organized yesterday in El Srief locality, situated 45 kilometers North of El Fasher, North Darfur, by African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), UN Development Program (UNDP) and the Sudan DDR Commission (SDDRC); in active coordination with other relevant UN agencies like UNICEF.

  • 21 Jul 2011
    Media workshop on the disaster risk reduction

    Under the patronage of the Prime Minister Mr. Najib Mikati, and in cooperation with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the United Nations Development Programme, “Strengthening Disaster Risk Management Capacities in Lebanon” project, is organizing the opening ceremony of the “Disaster Risk Reduction Media Workshop” on Thursday 21st of July at 9 am in the Grand Serail.

  • 20 Jul 2011
    Launching of the strategic plans to improve the olive and vegetable sectors in Akkar

    The Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDGF) funded by the Spanish Government, is organizing a launching ceremony of the Strategic Plans to improve the Olive and Vegetable sectors in Akkar border area on Wednesday 20th of July at 12:30pm at the Quality Inn hotel in Tripoli. The ceremony will also include distribution of award certificates to the participants in the training programme on local socio economic development.

  • 13 Jul 2011
    United Nations to scale-up relief for East Africa drought

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today called for an urgent scale-up in assistance for the millions affected by drought across Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and Uganda.

  • 12 Jul 2011
    Signing a memorandum of understanding between the United Nations Development Programme and Senteurs d’Orient

    The United Nations Development Programme Lebanon signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Private Sector company Senteurs d’Orient. This MoU aims at promoting women educational/training programs for income generation.

  • 06 Jul 2011
    Sounding good: musical performances in Darfur make the difference

    EL Fasher - They’ve launched and produced newspapers, radios programmes in local unwritten languages, street theatre performances, and have entertained and informed thousands of children in IDP camps with their puppet shows. Now, on 7th July, 2011, Afia Sudan is returning to Darfur, this time in El Fasher, to organize extensive community outreach activities

  • 28 Jun 2011
    UNDP Kuwait launches Twitter account

    The United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait (UNDP Kuwait) has registered and launched its Twitter account at @UNDPKuwait.

  • 22 Jun 2011
    Clark: After the Arab spring, toward political and economic inclusion

    My thanks go to Ambassador Chamberlin and the Middle East Institute for co-hosting this event with UNDP today focusing on events in the Arab States region.

  • 22 Jun 2011
    Ministry of foreign affairs and emigrants and UNDP sign a new project: 'support to the second meeting of state parties to the convention on cluster munitions”

    H.E. Mr. Adnan Mansour, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, and the UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Robert Watkins will sign a project document entitled “Support to the Second Meeting of State Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions”. The ceremony will take place today, Wednesday June 22nd at 3:30pm, at the premises of the ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beirut

  • 22 Jun 2011
    Arab States transitions must be locally led and driven, says UNDP chief

    Washington, D.C. — Reforms under way in Arab countries will succeed only if they are driven from within each country, but the international community can provide concrete support, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said today.

  • 22 Jun 2011
    Ministry of foreign affairs and emigrants and UNDP sign a new project: support to the second meeting of state parties to the convention on cluster munitions

    H.E. Mr. Adnan Mansour, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, and the UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Robert Watkins will sign a project document entitled “Support to the Second Meeting of State Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions”. The ceremony will take place today, Wednesday June 22nd at 3:30pm, at the premises of the ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beirut.

  • 20 Jun 2011
    The media is the message: DDR and CSAC workshops in Darfur

    EL Geneina, West Darfur- The Sudan DDR Commission (SDDRC) and the UNDP, held the first of three media sensitization workshops in the Darfur region. With over 20 participants representing television, newspaper, radio and other traditional forms of media, the workshop in Geneina set about increasing awareness of local Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) and Community Security and Small Arms Control (CSAC) issues. It also aimed to bring about a greater understanding of the roles they as media can play in being a part of this nationally and locally-owned process.

  • 17 Jun 2011
    Commando forest fighting training certificates

    In cooperation with the Directorate General of the Civil Defense and the Lebanese Army Forces, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the French Embassy are organizing a ceremony to distribute certificates to the Civil Defense trainees after completing the Commando Forest Fire Fighting training on Friday 17th of June.

  • 15 Jun 2011
    First PSO regional seminar held in Sudanese capital instead of Copenhagen opens today

  • 09 Jun 2011
    UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon launches the strategic planning initiative for the Dinnieh region

    On Thursday June 9, 2011, UNDP-ART GOLD North Lebanon in partnership with the Union of Municipalities of Dinnieh will launch the Strategic Planning for the Dinnieh Dinnieh at 11:00 AM at the Jazar Hotel in Sir el Dinnieh. This initiative is funded by the Belgian and Italian governments within the framework of UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon.

  • 08 Jun 2011
    The UN system launches internal campaign to fight HIV-related stigma and discrimination in the workplace in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Riyadh, the United Nations system is launching on the 8th of June 2011, a global campaign called “Stigma Fuels HIV” aimed to create awareness and to fight against HIV related stigma and discrimination. The UN system strives to become a model workplace in regard to HIV and for this reason it provides continuing training to its employees about HIV prevention, treatment and care options; and it has adopted advanced policies that ensure a fair and respectful environment.

  • 06 Jun 2011
    Two-day forum examines democratic transitions

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Prime Minister of Egypt Essam Sharaf, inaugurated the “International Forum on Pathways of Democratic Transitions: International Experiences, Lessons Learnt and the Road Ahead,” in Cairo which ran from 4 – 5 June.