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  • 04 Mar 2011
    UNDP help Lebanese women in conflict-worn communities

    Beirut - More than 40 women’s cooperatives have formed small businesses across Lebanon to revitalize communities that were economically devastated by the 34-day conflict with Israel in 2006.

  • 02 Mar 2011
    United Nations humanitarian fund allocates $5 million for emergency response in Libya

    New York, 2 March 2011): The United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos has allocated US$ 5 million dollars from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to kick-start emergency efforts to help people fleeing violence in Libya.

  • 28 Feb 2011
    UNDP, Western Union join forces to channel remittances for development

    New York — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Western Union Foundation today announced a US$500,000 initiative to assist Filipino and Moroccan migrants living and working abroad to contribute to sustainable local development in their home countries.

  • 27 Feb 2011
    B. Lynn Pascoe United Nation Under Secretary General for Political Affairs

    Cairo- It is a pleasure to be here in Egypt, a country of great significance to the region and the world.The events of the past month have shown this to be true once again. The Egyptian people have caught the attention of the region and the world with the critical transformation that they have begun. They have created a new sense of hope and possibility.

  • 25 Feb 2011
    Youth leaders from Lebanese universities nationwide launch Peace Building Clubs, promote volunteerism and youth activism

    Youth leaders from 14 public and private universities nationwide will announce the establishment of Peace Building Clubs and on-campus activities around Volunteerism and Youth Activism at a forum organized by the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Peace Building Project and hosted by the Lebanese American University (Beirut campus) on 25 February, 2011.

  • 20 Feb 2011
    Corporate social responsibility in Iraq

  • 14 Feb 2011
    New UNDP Special Representative arrives at the occupied Palestinian territory

    Jerusalem - UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark, appointed Mr. Frode Mauring as her Special Representative in the occupied Palestinian territory, to replace Mr. Jens Toyberg-Frandzen, who retired at the end of September 2010 and Mr. Timothy Rothermel who was serving as Special Representative at interimduring the transition phase.

  • 13 Feb 2011
    UNDP supports training of 50 Sudanese judges to promote good governance and rule of law

    The Sudan Judiciary and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched today a comprehensive training workshop targeting subordinate court judges at the Judiciary House in Khartoum. Fifty judges from different states are to participate in this four-week workshop which is aimed at raising the capacity of the judges to effectively and fairly apply the law and deliver justice.

  • 13 Feb 2011
    Statement by Ms. Jacinta Barrins UNDP Jordan Country Director workshop on “The role of members of parliament in the protection of the environment

    Your Excellencies, Dear Members of Parliament, Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished guests, Al Salam Alaykom

  • 10 Feb 2011
    Ex-combatants and community members in Southern Kordofan jointly acquire new skills

    Kadugli– Today, the Southern Kordofan state government, the UNDP and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) officially launched a vocational training programme for ex-combatants and community members in the state. The programme will support a total of 215 participants who will be trained over a period of six-months. This training is an integral component of the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) programme, and aims to facilitate and accelerate the economic and social reintegration of ex-combatants and women associated with armed forces into society.

  • 10 Feb 2011
    The Arab Human Development Report: Worth a Second Read

    The Arab Human Development Report is an independent report sponsored by UNDP and authored by leading scholars, policymakers and opinion leaders in the Arab countries.

  • 10 Feb 2011
    Iraq: Judicial security reforms take aim at gender-based violence

    Baghdad – As it fights to improve security in the country as a whole, the Government of Iraq is also advancing a series of gender-related rule-of-law programmes to enhance protections for women in particular, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme

  • 06 Feb 2011
    UNDP spent US$980 million in support of the Palestinian people over 32 years

    Jerusalem- during an interview at the Jerusalem Press Club, UNDP/Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (PAPP) Special Representative announced that US$980 million were spent mostly on Palestinian infrastructure projects since the establishment of the programme in 1978

  • 05 Feb 2011
    Statement by Geraldine Fraser Moleketi, Director of the Democratic Governance group, UNDP

    Tunis- Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Director of the Democratic Governance Group of UNDP, met with key members of the transitional government, civil society, the presidents of the recently appointed commissions dealing with political reform and fact-finding of abuses, and key international cooperation partners during her visit to Tunisia the week of February 1-5th. She was grateful for the openness and warm reception received from all interlocutors.

  • 03 Feb 2011
    Graduation ceremony for 75 women trained on health awareness issues

    UNDP-ART GOLD North Lebanon in partnership with the “Minnieh Social Development Association” is organizing a graduation ceremony for 75 women from the Union of the Minnieh municipalities who have been trained on health awareness issues. The Graduation ceremony will take place at Al Mountazah Hall in Minnieh at 12:30 pm.

  • 27 Jan 2011
    UNDP RR meeting with Shura Council Chairman

    H.E. Ali Saleh Al Saleh, Chairman of the Shura Council, expressed appreciation of UNDP assistance and reiterated the commitment of the Council to continue its successful cooperation with UNDP to build on recent achievements in strategic planning, training and capacity development. In a meeting with the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Sayed Aqa, progress and activities of the Project “Strengthening the Capacity of the Parliamentary Secretariat and Members of Parliament” were reviewed and upcoming activities discussed.

  • 26 Jan 2011
    Signing of the document of energy efficiency code project in the building sector

    Damascus - The Ministry of Electricity and the Planning and International Cooperation Commission in Cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme signed today the project document of energy efficiency code project in the building sector in the Syrian Arab Republic, at the headquarters of the Commission at 10:00 a.m. Dr. Amer Hussni Loutfi, Head of the Commission of Planning and International Cooperation, Dr. Ahmad Qussay Kayyali, Minister of Electricity, and Mr. Issmail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UNDP resident representative in Syria, attended it.

  • 25 Jan 2011
    UNDP support to tribal elders’ conclave boosts peace efforts in South Kordofan

    Kadugli, The Southern Kordofan Reconciliation and Peaceful Coexistence Mechanism (RPCM) and UNDP’s Crisis and Recovery Mapping and Analysis (CRMA) and Conflict Reduction Programme (CRP)-supported community interaction in Al Buram locality has enabled the Shatt Nuba and Rawawga Hawazma tribes to jointly decide on interventions for consolidation of peace and reconciliation. Efforts to bring the two communities together were part of a two-day workshop that concluded , here today.

  • 25 Jan 2011
    UN Development Chief calls for increase support to Yemen

    Sana’a — Wrapping up her visit to Yemen today, the Chair of the United Nations Development Group and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark welcomed the increased international interest being shown in supporting Yemen to tackle the challenges it faces, and expressed her hope that it will be translated into increased support for Yemen’s development

  • 21 Jan 2011
    Helen Clark visits Socotra; Applauds Rosh community for Biodiversity

    Socotra, Yemen — On her second day in Yemen, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visited the Archipelago to present the Equator Prize to the Rosh Protected Area Community.