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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.