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  • 20 Mar 2011
    UNDP Jordan CO joins: “Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health”

    UNDP Jordan CO has celebrated World Water Day Tow days ago by an Inception workshop for the national component of the Global Project on “Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health”; it was held on the 20th of March, 2011 on the Youth Sport City in Amman, Jordan.

  • 18 Mar 2011
    Landmines continue to kill or maim more than 4,000 people yearly

    The portfolio is an annual snapshot of the impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war in countries or territories with mine action programmes. The portfolio also provides proposals for mine action projects and details their costs. Countries profiled in the 2011 edition of the portfolio have so far secured about 25 percent of the total funding needed for the coming year, leaving a funding gap of $367 million. The largest funding gaps in 2011 are in Iraq ($44 million) and Sudan ($71 million).

  • 14 Mar 2011
    Three United Nations organisations sign 2011-2014 programme action plans with 
the government of Iraq

    Baghdad- The United Nations 
Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have today signed
 their Country Programme Action Plans for their respective 2011-2014 Programmes of Cooperation 
with the Government of Iraq. The signings endorse the key results the agencies will deliver over the
 next four years in support of the Government of Iraq’s development agenda.

  • 13 Mar 2011
    Helen Clark: Leaders of Change Summit, Istanbul

    I am pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to this panel on a new perspective on development.

  • 09 Mar 2011
    UNDP helps Syria achieve tuberculosis breakthrough

    Support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has increased success in target areas of a programme by the Government of Syria to bring down national TB infection rates.

  • 08 Mar 2011
    Launch of UN-women SABAYA evaluation report

    Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, A particular greeting to the Gaza women that are joining us via video link.

  • 08 Mar 2011
    Marking the International Women’s Day

    Today the world is celebrating the 100th anniversary for the International Women Day.

  • 07 Mar 2011
    Community leaders discuss small arms and light weapons control in Red Sea State, Port Sudan

    Port Sudan, Today, the North Sudan DDR Commission (NSDDRC) and the Ministry of Interior, with support from the UNDP- DDR program, opened a two-day small arms and light weapons (SALW) sensitization workshop in Red Sea State, Port Sudan City. This two-day workshop aims to raise awareness at the state and locality level on the dangers of small arms and their proliferation, and discuss small arms control measures that are acceptable to communities. Representatives from state government and ministries as well as localities are taking part in the workshop, which welcomed over 100 participants on its first day.

  • 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
    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

  • 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.

  • 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
    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

  • 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.