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  • 31 May 2009
    Elected women sworn in for first time in Kuwaiti parliamentary history

    Kuwait City - When Majlis AlUmmah convenes in Kuwait today for its first session after the last elections, women will occupy 4 out of the 50 member seats of the National Assembly, as the first elected female representatives in the history of the oldest parliament in a Gulf Arab state.

  • 06 May 2009
    UNDP to aid Kurdistan Region Government

    Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan – UNDP-Iraq launched a three-year 4.5-million US dollar project in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, on Wednesday to support the budget planning and execution capacities of the Kurdistan Region Government (KRG).

  • 03 May 2009
    Media's role in elections a hot topic in Iraqi Kurdistan

    Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan Region - A World Press Freedom Day conference organized in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan on Sunday and sponsored by UNESCO and UNDP, saw a lively and rich debate on press freedom issues in the context of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and the upcoming regional and national elections.

  • 14 Apr 2009
    Release of thousands of detainees secured in Somalia

    Over the past two years, the UNDP-supported Police Advisory Committee (PAC) has secured the release of more than 5,000 detainees in South Central Somalia, an achievement celebrated during the PAC’s annual debriefing meeting last week in Kampala.

  • 06 Apr 2009
    UNDP supports elections, assists parliaments

    UNDP has played a key role in strengthening democratic governance around the world. But there is a long way to go, especially considering the inadequate progress being made on reaching the Millennium Development Goals. While it is possible to achieve economic growth without democratic governance, evidence indicates that, in its absence, real sustainable gains in human development for everyone remain out of reach. Investing in democratic governance is vital to make development work.

  • 06 Apr 2009
    Landmine clearance critical to boost Iraqi economy

    Baghdad - An estimated 20 million landmines and 2.66 million cluster bomblets are contaminating Iraq’s oil fields and farmlands, impeding economic recovery according to government figures.

  • 09 Mar 2009
    Asian migrant women face vulnerabilities in the Arab States

    Manila - Despite the substantial economic benefits that Asian women migrant workers generate from their work in the Arab region, they often migrate under unsafe conditions, are targets of sexual exploitation and violence, and are highly vulnerable to factors that lead to HIV infection, says a study released here today by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

  • 02 Mar 2009
    UNDP sets foundation for long-term recovery in Gaza

    At the International Conference on the Palestinian Economy and Gaza Reconstruction, UN Under Secretary-General and UNDP Administrator, a.i., Ad Melkert called for more funding to rebuild the Gaza Strip.

  • 02 Mar 2009
    Ad Melkert: International donor conference for Gaza

    Statement by Ad Melkert , UN Under Secretary- General and Administrator, a.i., of the United Nations Development Programme; International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Economy for the Reconstruction of Gaza

  • 23 Feb 2009
    Qatar Charity supports Palestinian families

    Beyond Cash Assistance: “Qatar Charity” supports UNDP’s project to Empower Deprived Families in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Jerusalem – UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (PAPP) welcomes the contribution of US$ 1.5 Million announced today by “Qatar Charity” to its “Deprived Families Economic Empowerment Programme –DEEP” initiative. This contribution marks a first in UNDP’s efforts to encourage the involvement of Arab donors in supporting innovative Palestinian anti poverty strategies that foster self-reliance and economic independence, as opposed to the more traditional approach of direct cash assistance.

  • 02 Feb 2009
    Big turnout for Iraqi provincial elections

    Baghdad – The vote for the provincial elections taking place in Iraq over the weekend saw a healthy turnout, due in large part to the successful media and voter outreach strategies of the Iraqi election authorities.

  • 10 Nov 2008
    UNDP supports the State of Kuwait in strategic planning

    The General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development spearheaded a long term strategic planning process in 2007 to address the vision of HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the changing international and regional political, economic and social context. The formulation process started in 2007 bringing in the expertise of UNDP, World Bank, Korean Development Institute and tapping into growing national talents.

  • 29 Oct 2008
    Disabilities & inclusion in Kuwait

    The State of Kuwait plays a significant and leading role amongst Arab States in terms of awareness, advocacy and recognition of disabilities and inclusion and in 1996, a “Disability Law” was officially passed which paved the way for the creation of “The Higher Council for the Disabled Affairs (HCDA)”. There are currently 27,000 registered persons with disabilities in Kuwait benefiting from a diverse range of benefits and services that guarantee their inclusion as well as positive contribution to the Kuwaiti society.