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  • 25 Aug 2010
    Kuwait contributes US$1 million to United Nations' work in Haiti

    New York – The Government of Kuwait has contributed US$1 million to support the work of the United Nations in the Haiti post-earthquake recovery process. The money will go toward UNDP’s livelihood programme, specifically in the area of debris removal and the creation of micro-enterprise projects.

  • 16 Aug 2010
    Syria's markets benefit from UNDP

    Throughout the Middle East, souqs, or markets, have historically been the centre of a city’s culture and livelihood. Centuries of use, however, have taken their toll on many of these traditional marketplaces in the region, from crumbling walls and falling ceilings to fewer sellers and goods.

  • 10 Aug 2010
    Report acknowledges need for development in Iraq

    BAGHDAD - In a report published today, the Government of Iraq and the United Nations presented the progress made in a number of areas towards achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Iraq. These areas are: reducing hunger and child mortality and promoting gender equality. However, there is slower progress reported in other crucial areas: enrolment in primary education, unemployment and access to safe and reliable water and sanitation services.

  • 10 Aug 2010
    Report acknowledges need for development in Iraq

    BAGHDAD - In a report published today, the Government of Iraq and the United Nations presented the progress made in a number of areas towards achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Iraq. These areas are: reducing hunger and child mortality and promoting gender equality. However, there is slower progress reported in other crucial areas: enrolment in primary education, unemployment and access to safe and reliable water and sanitation services.

  • 02 Aug 2010
    Japan offers 8.17 million USD to support referendum in Sudan

    Khartoum - The Government of Japan will provide a contribution to the UN in the amount of approximately $8.17 million to assist the conduct of the referenda in Sudan. The contribution will be channeled through the Referenda Basket Fund managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The funding will enable critical assistance to the newly established Southern Sudan Referendum Commission, and support key activities such as voter registration, civic and voter education, media training, domestic observation, assistance to protection and active participation of women, and strengthening of the Joint Integrated Police Units in Abyei.

  • 30 Jul 2010
    UNDP Administrator deeply saddened by fatal bus crash in Jordan

    Ms. Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, is deeply saddened by the tragic bus accident yesterday evening in Jordan. The crash claimed the lives of five persons and a number of others were injured en route to the Dead Sea.

  • 26 Jul 2010
    UN rolls out new initiative for conflict prevention in South Kordofan and warrap states

    Khartoum, a new UN Joint Programme on peace-building and conflict prevention is set to make a start in South Kordofan and Warrap. The initiative involves the Government of National Unity, the Government of Southern Sudan, and eight international agencies based in Sudan and is backed by the Spanish Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Achievement Fund.

  • 08 Jul 2010
    Water well upgrades offer solution for Syria's drought-hit northeast

    An innovative approach to water resource management in Syria is estimated to be helping 18,000 people hit by a three-year long drought.

  • 08 Jul 2010
    Saudi Arabia: New project will change urban landscape

    UNDP and the Government of Saudi Arabia last month launched a new project that would guide the shape and pace of urbanization that is set to change the Kingdom’s development landscape over the next decade.

  • 05 Jul 2010
    UNDP launches training for Palestinian leaders and journalists on covering HIV and AIDS

    Bethlehem – 25 journalists and 100 Palestinian representatives from the national HIV and AIDS committee, civil society, UN agencies and religious leaders began a three day workshop on strengthening the response to HIV and AIDS in the occupied Palestinian territory.

  • 28 Jun 2010
    New youth labour market survey: need for promoting self-employment in three states of north

    Khartoum, Self-employment is an effective antidote to counter the rising problem of youth unemployment in the three Northern States of South Kordofan, North Kordofan and Blue Nile State. Technical and vocational training institutions are in place throughout the three states, however, in most cases these institutions are in dire need of upgrading their physical infrastructure, their training equipment and their curriculum. These technical schools when adequately rehabilitated will ensure a steady supply of young and skilled workers with vocations that are suited to the local demands of the markets in each of the three states. These are just some of the findings from a Youth and Labour Market Survey, released here today. The findings were released at a Workshop that was inaugurated by the Federal Minister of Youth and Sports, H.E. Mr. Haj Magid Siwar.

  • 28 Jun 2010
    Lebanese expatriates carry out development projects in their homeland

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)–LIVE LEBANON project is organizing a press conference to announce the implementation of several development projects in the Beirut southern suburbs as well as the North and South of Lebanon. The press conference will take place on Monday 28th of June at 10:00am at the premises of the Syndicate of Press in Ain el Tineh, Beirut.

  • 21 Jun 2010
    Workshop on safeguards against torture and other ill-treatments

    The Kingdom of Bahrain re-confirmed its commitment to the protection of human rights by hosting a two-day workshop on Safeguards against Torture and Other Ill-treatments. The aim of the workshop was to deepen the understanding and functioning of safeguards against torture as they are enshrined in international law and to encourage participants to reflect on national law and practice in the light of these international standards.

  • 17 Jun 2010
    Netherlands and UNDP sign a $2.8 million agreement in support of the Palestinian justice system

    Jerusalem – The Government of the Netherlands has agreed to provide US$2.8 million to the UNDP’s Supporting the Rule of Law and Access to Justice for the Palestinian People programme over two years, it was announced today.

  • 09 Jun 2010
    Supporting the development of the national childhood strategy and the national strategy for persons with disabilities for the Kingdom of Bahrain

    The Ministry of Social Development and UNDP signed a project document today to develop two national strategies; the National Childhood Strategy and the National Strategy for Persons with Disabilities. The agreement, which comes as a result of thorough discussions with different stakeholders, including government and non-government institutions, was signed by H.E. Dr. Fatima Al Balooshi, Minister of Social Development and Mr. Sayed Aqa, UNDP Resident Representative in Bahrain at a formal ceremony at the Ministry of Social Development premises. Also present at the signing ceremony were representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Finance.

  • 07 Jun 2010
    The state of the environment in Lebanese courts

    Under the patronage and presence of their Excellencies Ministers of Environment and Justice, Me. Mohamad Rahhal and Professor Ibrahim Najjar, the United Nations Development Programme has the pleasure to invite you to “The State of the Environment in Lebanese Courts” conference on Monday 7 June 2010 at 10:00am at the “Maison de L’avocat” in Aadlieh-Beirut.

  • 27 May 2010
    Signing of Bahrain Globalization Programme

    The second phase of the joint UNDP and Ministry of Industry and Commerce Globalization Programme entitled: ‘Support to Enhancing Institutional Capacity for Global Economic Environment and Governance’. The Programme Document was signed by H.E. Dr. Hassan Fakhro, Minister of Industry and Commerce and Mr. Sayed Aqa, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative at a ceremony held at the Ministry’s premises.

  • 09 May 2010
    Wide spread absence of human security in the occupied Palestinian territory has greatly impeded Palestinian progress

    Ramallah – Until Palestinians are afforded economic and environmental control, specifically control over macro-economic policy, trade, livelihoods, water resources and borders, sustained development will remain elusive, according to the latest Palestinian Human Development Report, released today by Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Special Representative of the Administrator, Mr. Jens Toyberg-Frandzen

  • 29 Apr 2010
    UN’s role in the occupied Palestinian territory impeded

    Jerusalem - The ability of the United Nations to play a full role in meeting the basic needs and aspirations of the people of Gaza Strip is impeded by the current restrictions on access, a senior United Nations official cautioned today.

  • 19 Apr 2010
    Helen Clark praises Bahrain’s human development progress and promises continued cooperation to support Bahrain’s development vision for the future

    Manama –-- UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met today with HRH, Prince Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain during her visit to the kingdom. The Prime Minister valued UNDP’s contributions to advance development in the kingdom and expressed his wish to further strengthen this partnership especially in facilitating the sharing of best practices of development experiences between Bahrain and the rest of the world. Other areas of cooperation discussed include addressing the challenges of climate change; food security; expanding women’s political and economic participation; and sustaining progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.