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  • 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.

  • 19 Jan 2011
    Helen Clark: Remarks Arab Social and Development Summit

    Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt- This Summit is a timely occasion to review the progress made since the first Arab Economic, Social and Development Summit held in Kuwait two years ago.

  • 19 Jan 2011
    Government Representatives and Community Leaders discuss small arms and light weapons control in Kassala

    Kassala, 19 January 2011. Over 100 participants including representatives from state government, ministries and localities met in Kassala City to deliberate small arms control measures that are acceptable to communities. These deliberations were part of a two-day sensitization workshop on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), which aims to raise awareness at the state and locality level on the dangers of small arms and their proliferation. The workshop is organized by the North Sudan Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (NSDDRC) and the Ministry of Interior, with UNDP support.

  • 19 Jan 2011
    Development of national childhood strategy

    For the first time in the Kingdom of Bahrain, a National Childhood Strategy will be finalized that will ensure Bahrain’s sustainable development by addressing the rights of children and their access to healthcare, education and protection mechanisms, as well as their participation in decisions affecting them.

  • 14 Jan 2011
    Signature of cooperation agreement between Monaco, UNDP and UNRWA

  • 13 Jan 2011
    UNDP Iraq launches a comprehensive legal training programme for over 400 Iraqi judges and legal officials.

    The Iraqi Higher Judicial Council and UNDP Iraq have jointly launched a comprehensive legal training programme for Iraqi Judges and legal officials in Erbil. The programme consists of 23 training courses on a range of legal and administrative topics, supporting judges and legal staff to work most effectively and promote justice in Iraq. The training programme is assisted by the European Union, which has an ongoing commitment to promote justice and the rule of law in Iraq, and the Iraqi Trust Fund.

  • 20 Dec 2010
    In Syria, UNDP helps to launch "interactive schools"

    20 December 2010, Damascus, Syria — UNDP has partnered with a multinational energy company and the government to introduce “interactive” schools, bringing closer students, parents and teachers through information and communications technology.

  • 19 Dec 2010
    European Commission and UNDP to a develop a regional Crisis Response Centre at the League of Arab States

    he European Commission has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to set up a regional Crisis Response Centre and Warning System at the League of Arab States. The Centre aims strengthening the capacities of the Arab region in crisis prevention and response through enhanced cooperation between the Secretariat General of the League of Arab States (SGLAS), the European Commission (EC) and the UNDP.

  • 14 Dec 2010
    Arab countries can achieve MDGs by 2015

    The Arab region has achieved progress in many MDGs, including significant strides in health and education, says a recently launched UN Report. However, there have been setbacks and constraints attributable to several factors, including the relatively poor economic performance in the 1990s and early 2000s, inadequate financing of social policies, and increasing political tensions and conflicts.

  • 12 Dec 2010
    UNDP organizes first forum on legislative coordination in a federal system in Sudan

    Ensuring the proper implementation of a decentralized governance system in Sudan, was the main theme of the first forum on “Legislative Coordination in a Federal System” held in Khartoum on 12-13 December 2010.

  • 12 Dec 2010
    The Arab Region can achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 through following suitable economic and social policies

    Egypt __ The League of Arab States will launch “The Third Arab Report on the Millennium Development Goals 2010 and the Impact of the Global Economic Crises” today during the opening session of the 30th Session of the Arab Ministers of Social Affairs (12-13 December 2010) taking place at the headquarters of the League of Arab States Secretariat in Cairo

  • 10 Dec 2010
    Human Rights Day 2010 marked in Bahrain

    On the occasion of Human Rights Day, H.E. Dr. Nezar Al Baharna, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, launched the Government of Bahrain Report entitled “Foreign Workers and Labour Conditions in Bahrain”. The report details some of the issues related to foreign workers in the Kingdom, such as recruitment fees, wages, excessive work, passport and mobility as well as other forms of physical and psychological abuse. It further features solutions and protections currently available in the Kingdom, as well as future pledges for further improving working and living conditions of foreign workers in Bahrain. The Report was prepared in joint consultation with the Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice and the Public Prosecutor’s Office, LMRA and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the support of UNDP within the framework of the UPR Project.

  • 02 Dec 2010
    East Sudan conference in Kuwait yields positive results 75% of 4 billion dollar goal reached

    Kuwait – The International Donors and Investors Conference on East Sudan under the patronage of His Highness the Esteemed Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah and by the Prime Minister of Kuwait, H.H Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, ended this morning. The grand total of pledges and planned contributions exceeds 3 billion US dollars, including the commitment from the Government of Sudan.

  • 01 Dec 2010
    Kuwait hosts international donors and investors conference for Eastern Sudan

    Kuwait – The International Donors and Investors Conference for East Sudan inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Kuwait, H.H Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, commenced this morning. In his opening speech the Prime Minister said, the main interest of the participating countries is to “aid the brotherly nation of Sudan in resolving the conflicts and challenges that it is facing at present and move forward towards development under the umbrella of peace and security”. The Government of Sudan out of their national commitment to improve conditions in eastern Sudan, came to the table with a pledge of 1,572, 000,000 US dollars. Head of the Sudanese delegation, Assistant to the President, Mr. Musa Mohamed Ahmed announced that this pledge is, “to fund projects in education, health, water, electricity a

  • 01 Dec 2010
    Awards giving ceremony on the occasion of World AIDS Day

    On the occasion of World AIDS DAY, the National AIDS Control Program- Ministry of Public Health, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Soins Infirmiers et Développement Communautaire (SIDC) and supported by the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), organized the Awards Giving Ceremony for the Radio/TV and Journalist Competitions at the Lebanese Order of Physicians Al- Tahwita, Furn El-Chebeck.