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  • 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.

  • 29 Nov 2010
    National symposium on the rights of persons with disabilities

    A National Symposium on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was held in joint cooperation between the Ministry of Social Development, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the National Committee for Disabled Persons Affairs. The symposium was convened to coincide with the Kingdom's celebrations of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd.

  • 29 Nov 2010
    Inauguration of the newly dredged Abdeh harbor

    In cooperation with Abdeh-Bebnin municipality and the Abdeh Fishermen cooperative, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Early Recovery of Nahr El Bared Surrounding municipalities’ project – is organizing the inauguration of the Abdeh harbor after the completion of the dredging works on Monday 29th of November at 10:00am at the Abdeh harbor in Akkar

  • 28 Nov 2010
    Launching of Civil Courts System in Daraa

    Daraa – Under the patronage of H.E. Ahmed Hammoud Younes, the Minister of Justice, and in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, the new Civil Courts System in Daraa will be officially launched within the framework of the UNDP Project “Modernization of the Justice Sector” implemented by the Ministry of Justice and supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Embassy of the Netherlands.

  • 26 Nov 2010
    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 will sign 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 will take place on Friday 26th of November at 9:30am at the Swiss Embassy premises in Ashrafieh (Bourj El Ghazal building, 14th floor).

  • 25 Nov 2010
    Ceremony to Launch “The Comprehensive Guide to WTO Agreements” & The Website of WTO Directorate “www.syria-wto.org”

    Damascus-Syria- Under the Patronage of H.E. Mrs. Lamia Marai Aasi, Minister of Economy and Trade, “The Comprehensive Guide to WTO Agreements” and the Website of World Trade Organization Directorate of the Ministry of Economy and Trade will be launched on the 25th of November 2010. The two activities are achieved within the framework of the ongoing project “Trade Policy Reform and WTO Pre-Accession”; which is being implemented in cooperation between the Ministry of Economy and Trade (MOET) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Syria.

  • 25 Nov 2010
    Kuwait conference to pave way for human development and revival of East Sudan

    Kuwait conference to pave way for human development and revival of East Sudan

  • 24 Nov 2010
    Launching of the first Career Guidance Centre in Syria

    Damascus -Under the patronage of Dr. Diala Haj Aref, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, the first Career Guidance Centre in Syria will be launched on Wednesday 24 November 2010 in Barzeh (next to Hamish Hospital) at 11:00 am.

  • 23 Nov 2010
    OXFAM GB and UNDP Yemen gender and economic empowerment project will collaborate to promote economic empowerment in Hadramout governorate for women and youth

    Sana’a - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today to “collaborate for promoting women’s economic empowerment in Hadramout governorate”. The MoU between the UNDP Gender and Economic Empowerment Project (GEE) and OXFAM GB envisages the implementation of activities and actions to lay the foundations of partnership between UNDP and OXFAM GB relevant projects.

  • 23 Nov 2010
    Italian foreign minister opens a multipurpose hall in Jericho implemented by UNDP

    Jericho – Today the Jericho community marks an important step as they inaugurate a multipurpose hall at Terra Santa School. The project implemented in coordination with the Custodia Di Terra Sant by UNDP/PAPP, with a budget of US$495,022, is part of the Government of Italy’s support to the development of the education sector in the occupied Palestinian territory.

  • 15 Nov 2010
    Lebanon hosts the fourth Mediterranean beekeeping forum

    Under the patronage and in the presence of H.E Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Hussein Haj Hassan, UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon (AGL) hosted the Fourth Mediterranean Beekeeping Forum in Beirut, Lebanon on November 11th and 12th, 2010. The Forum was initially established in Foligno, Italy in 2007 in collaboration with the Association of Umbrian Beekeepers (APAU), FELCOS Umbria, Foligno Municipality and ART Initiative.

  • 10 Nov 2010
    Cluster munitions maim and kill Iraqis every day

    Iraq - Every year hundreds of Iraqis are killed or maimed by cluster munitions and landmines, due to Iraq’s contamination of millions of explosive remnants of war (ERW). According to Iraqi figures, the contamination claimed 14,000 victims between 1991 and 2007, while in the three Kurdish governorates the estimated number of victims (both injuries and deaths) was 8,174 between 1991 and 2008.

  • 08 Nov 2010
    Community leaders gather in Blue Nile State to discuss DDR and community security issues

    Damazine, Today, the Joint DDR Commission (JDDRC) in Blue Nile State opened a threeday workshop on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) and Community Security and Arms Control (CSAC). The workshop was attended by 50 community leaders from six localities in Blue Nile State, and took place at the Workers Union Hall, in Damazine. Other participants included representatives from State Ministries, local government, the media, the UNDP, UNMIS and international organizations.

  • 04 Nov 2010
    2010 Human Development Report analyses long-term development trends

    United Nations — Most developing countries made dramatic yet often underestimated progress in health, education and basic living standards in recent decades, with many of the poorest countries posting the greatest gains, reveals a detailed new analysis of long-term Human Development Index (HDI) trends in the 2010 Human Development Report, released here today.

  • 03 Nov 2010
    UNDP and the Government of Morocco Launch the Arab Climate Resilience Initiative Regional Forum

    Rabat, Morocco ― The Arab Climate Resilience Initiative Regional Forum opened here today, bringing together high-level officials from over fifteen Arab countries to build consensus around a future course of action on climate change in the Arab region. Over 100 participants are in attendance, including government officials, and representatives from regional organizations, the private sector, environmental organizations, research centers and multilateral institutions. The Forum is co-organized by UNDP and the Secretariat of State in Charge of Water and the Environment of the Government of Morocco.