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  • 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
    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
    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
    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.

  • 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.

  • 05 Jun 2011
    Forum on Pathways of Democratic Transitions

    I begin by thanking the Prime Minister of Egypt, Dr. Essam Sharaf, for being with us at the opening of this UNDP-sponsored “Forum on Pathways of Democratic Transitions”. The aim of our forum is to exchange ideas and share lessons on what has worked, why, and how, in other transitions; and on what some of the obstacles to smooth transitions are, and how they might be avoided

  • 05 Jun 2011
    Experiences of other countries can guide democracy in the Arab region

    Cairo – HE Essam Sharaf, Prime Minister of Egypt and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Helen Clark , inaugurated today the "International Forum on Pathways of Democratic Transitions: International Experiences, Lessons Learnt and the Road Ahead." The 2-days forum aims to share experiences of countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America which have undergone democratic transitions in recent years to enrich on-going debates on democracy and development in Egypt, Tunisia, and elsewhere in the Arab states region.

  • 04 Jun 2011
    Youth can be a formidable force for development in the new Egypt

    Cairo – The challenges which Egypt currently faces are not confined to achieving a smooth transition through building representative and responsive political institutions. Charting a new course for social and economic development which reduces poverty, creates decent work – including for young people, and achieves equity is also high on the agenda. This was the conclusion of a youth-oriented workshop held today under the title: "Social and Economic Challenges in Egypt: Policies required to develop the Economy and achieve Social Equity."

  • 03 Jun 2011
    Opportunities for economic and political inclusion in the Arab Spring

    In recent months, millions of people came onto the streets of a number of Arab States demanding change.

  • 02 Jun 2011
    Producing and promoting products based on sustainable harvested MAPs

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Management into Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) Production Processes in Lebanon” project, in cooperation with the United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV), Kraft Foods Inc. and “Badr Hassoun & sons – Khan El Saboun” company, is organizing a press conference on the role of the private sector in producing and promoting products based on sustainably harvested medicinal and aromatic plants.