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  • 11 Dec 2011
    UNDP Sudan issues statement regarding media reports on east Sudan

    Khartoum, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sudan categorically denies association with information published in several media outlets under the title ‘Sudan: security ‘volcano’ ready to blow in the east,’ No UNDP Sudan staff has made such statements. Journalistic norms, therefore, requires that any media outlet that has published such information should disassociate UNDP from these articles.

  • 09 Dec 2011
    Iraqi parliamentary staff exchange experiences in Europe

    A high level delegation of staff from the Iraqi Council of Representatives recently concluded a series of consultations in Brussels, Belgium. The visit was hosted by UNDP to explore how to improve the effectiveness of the Secretariat of the Iraqi Parliament.

  • 08 Dec 2011
    UNDP Kuwait celebrates Human Rights Day 2011

    The United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait is proud to celebrate Human Rights Day on the 10th of December 2011. As the promotion of human rights is a fundamental goal of the United Nations, Human Rights are intrinsic to the work of the United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait.

  • 08 Dec 2011
    UNDP Kuwait commemorates International Anti-Corruption Day

    KUWAIT CITY, 8 December (UNDP Kuwait) - The United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait is proud to commemorate the International Anti-Corruption Day on the 9th of December 2011. Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. No country, region or community is immune.

  • 07 Dec 2011
    30 international football greats join UNDP to support Horn of Africa famine relief

    Geneva / Hamburg — Football superstar Didier Drogba has joined a star-studded array of 30 international active and retired players who will take part in Tuesday’s Match Against Poverty, hosted by German team Hamburger Sport-Verein (HSV) in Hamburg, to raise awareness and funds for the Horn of Africa famine relief effort.

  • 07 Dec 2011
    Open day for justice services in Erbil

    During an open day ceremony held at the Erbil Investigative Court today, the United Nations Development Programme and the European Union provided information on their support to the Kurdistan Judiciary, and in particular to the Erbil Investigative Court.

  • 06 Dec 2011
    UNDP provides emergency assistance for Abyan IDPs

    The impact of the unrest situation on social and economic landscape of Abyan has been dramatic and devastating. According to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), close to 90,000 persons were forced to flee outside the conflict area as Internal Displaced Peoples (IDPs). Abyan governorate had the lion-share of IDPs, with just over forty thousand displaced in the governorate. Half of them took refuge in the schools and public premises in Aden, looking for any life-saving and critical support that would help them cope with their displacement and decrease their vulnerability.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    UNDP signs partnership agreements in support of democratic governance and rule of law

    Jerusalem - UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People signed two separate agreements today worth approximately USD 6 million with the Governments of Denmark, Sweden and EUPOL COPPS in an effort to reinforce transparency and democratic governance.

  • 28 Nov 2011
    Norwegian government provides support to UNDP

    The Government of Norway today signed an agreement worth $345,000 with the United Nations Development Programme for its Family Support, Justice and Security Programme. The funding will be used to enhance the capacities of Iraqi civil society organisations to provide legal assistance to vulnerable communities in Iraq, with a particular focus on women and children survivors of gender based violence as well as early and forced marriages. This support will be provided through family protection centres which are being established throughout the country.

  • 28 Nov 2011
    Norwegian government provides support to UNDP

    The Government of Norway signed on 23 November an agreement worth $345,000 with the United Nations Development Programme for its Family Support, Justice and Security Programme. The funding will be used to enhance the capacities of Iraqi civil society organisations to provide legal assistance to vulnerable communities in Iraq, with a particular focus on women and children survivors of gender based violence as well as early and forced marriages.

  • 26 Nov 2011
    Three hundred thousand Dollars funding from the Swiss Embassy to support the “Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee”

    The UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Marta Ruedas, the Ambassador of the Switzerland in Lebanon, H.E. Ms. Ruth Flint and the LPDC President Me. Maya Majzoub signed an Agreement to support the UNDP project “Support to the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee” funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) for a total amount of 300 thousand dollars. The ceremony took place on Friday 26th of November at 9:30am at the Swiss Embassy premises in Ashrafieh (Bourj El Ghazal building, 14th floor).

  • 25 Nov 2011
    New agreement promotes conflict sensitive programming in Iraq’s disputed internal boundaries areas

    UNDP and IOM have signed a Letter of Agreement to undertake work in support of a Peace and Development Analysis, a joint project between UNDP and the Inter-Agency Information and Analysis Unit. The project seeks to understand the context-specific drivers of conflict and relevant development priorities in the Disputed Internal Boundaries (DIBs) areas in northern Iraq. It will provide first-hand information and analysis to ensure that development programming conducted in these areas by UN agencies is sensitive to local needs and priorities.

  • 25 Nov 2011
    New agreement promotes conflict sensitive programming in Iraq’s disputed internal boundaries areas

    UNDP and IOM signed on 23 November a Letter of Agreement to undertake work in support of a Peace and Development Analysis, a joint project between UNDP and the Inter-Agency Information and Analysis Unit. The project seeks to understand the context-specific drivers of conflict and relevant development priorities in the Disputed Internal Boundaries (DIBs) areas in northern Iraq.

  • 24 Nov 2011
    To promote the development of the private sector in Iraq, UNDP organises a study tour to Warsaw

    Concepts like South-South Cooperation are prone to becoming the “next- big thing” in the international development realm. However, when governments and international organizations team up to build credible knowledge-sharing channels, fashion fades as genuine institutions emerge. Promoting private sector development in Iraq is a priority for UNDP’s Country offices in Iraq and Europe.

  • 21 Nov 2011
    Famine in Somalia can only be reversed with continued assistance

    Nairobi – Increased humanitarian assistance to Somalia has had a significant impact in the famine‐affected parts, bringing the three southern regions of Bay, Bakool and Lower Shabelle out of famine.

  • 21 Nov 2011
    UNDP collaborates in workshop aiding the reduction of traffic-related deaths

    The Ministry of Interior is currently hosting a four-day workshop on 'National Traffic and Transport Strategy 2010-2020' at the Holiday Inn Hotel. It's being held under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior. The event will coincide with the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims which will conclude on November 23rd.

  • 20 Nov 2011
    New national human development report to focus on youth in Iraq

    Istanbul - A team of Iraqi and international officials and experts concluded a two day consultation in Istanbul to finalize the preparations for producing Iraq’s 2012 National Human Development Report.

  • 20 Nov 2011
    National and international officials and experts meet to set the third Iraq national human development on course focusing on youth in Iraq

    A team of Iraqi and international officials and experts concluded a two day consultation in Istanbul to finalize the preparations for producing Iraq’s 2012 National Human Development Report. The Report, the third so far, will have a thematic focus on Youth, a topic which is highly relevant in the context of current events in the Arab Region and the many challenges that are confronting Iraq youth.

  • 19 Nov 2011
    The governments of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA), through UNDP inaugurate the first project in the Middle East

    Ramallah – Foreign Ministers of India, Brazil and South Africa inaugurated today a multipurpose new sports centre implemented through UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People. This is the first IBSA project in the Middle East and is a pioneering initiative to enhance cooperation amongst developing countries in the fight against hunger and poverty.

  • 16 Nov 2011
    Assistant Secretary General and Regional Director for Arab States visits Baghdad to reinforce partnership and announce expanded presence

    A senior United Nations Development Programme official concluded today a visit to Baghdad where she announced an increased presence of staff in Iraq and confirmed a renewed commitment to the Iraqi people through enhanced partnership and cooperation.