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  • 16 Nov 2011
    Assistant Secretary General and Regional Director for Arab States visits Baghdad to reinforce partnership and announce expanded presence

    A senior United Nations Development Programme official visited Baghdad on 16 November where she announced an increased presence of staff in Iraq and confirmed a renewed commitment to the Iraqi people through enhanced partnership and cooperation.

  • 08 Nov 2011
    The 2011 Human Development Report casts light on the links between sustainability and equity

    How sustainability is inextricably linked to basic questions of equity is one of the main messages of this year’s Human Development Report entitled “Sustainability and Equity: A better Future for All”.

  • 31 Oct 2011
    Lebanon puts army and civil service on front line of risk reduction

    UNISDR Chief, Margareta Wahlström welcomed the news that both the Lebanese Army and the National Institute of Administration, the country’s civil service, are to make disaster risk reduction a core element of staff training.

  • 21 Oct 2011
    Local development and exchange of experience in Beirut southern suburbs

    At the heart of Haret Hreik, more than 15 women are boosting their computer and Internet skills during an IT course given at the Vocational Training Center. In the same Center, older women are learning knitting and crochet techniques in order to sell their products in the future

  • 03 Oct 2011
    Governments banning cluster bombs meet in Lebanon

    We, the representatives of the States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, together with representatives from other States present as signatories, the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Cluster Munitions Coalition, and other international and national organizations and institutions, gathered for the Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Beirut, Lebanon, reaffirm our commitment to end the harm caused by cluster munitions, working, “together for a safer life” said the 2011 Beirut Declaration submitted by the President of the Second Meeting of States Parties held in Beirut.

  • 22 Sep 2011
    Qatar backs anti-corruption project in Arab States

    Qatar partners with the United Nations Development Programme to implement a new Arab anti-corruption project, marking the first time that an Arab country will work with the organization on a regional democratic governance initiative.

  • 19 Sep 2011
    What is UNDP doing to respond to the Horn of Africa food crisis?

    After consecutive seasons of inadequate rainfall, countries in the Horn of Africa are facing the worst drought in 60 years – leading to the largest food crisis in 20 years, and the world’s first famine of this century. UNDP is engaged with humanitarian actors in the region as an essential part of the response, addressing underlying factors of livelihoods and governance.

  • 16 Sep 2011
    Global conference on cluster bomb ban ends with even more States pledging to join the treaty

    Lebanon—Friday 16 September 2011 marked the end of the week long Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, under the presidency of Lebanon’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants.

  • 15 Sep 2011
    "Together for a safer life”, together for a mine-free land

    Monday 12 September 2011 marked the opening of the Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Lebanon.

  • 12 Sep 2011
    UNDP Welcomes Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions

    Beirut—The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commended the Government of Lebanon on the opening day of a landmark meeting on cluster munitions for its leadership role to advance this important agenda.

  • 09 Aug 2011
    Famine spreads to more areas in southern Somalia

    Three new areas in southern Somalia have deteriorated into a famine situation. These are parts of Middle Shabelle region, the Afgooye Corridor settlements home to roughly 400,000 displaced people since 2007, and parts of Mogadishu which are hosting displaced populations.

  • 29 Jul 2011
    UN calls for a further US$1.4 billion to assist Horn of Africa

    New York/Geneva -The United Nations today appealed for a further $1.4 billion dollars to provide life-saving assistance to more than 12 million people across the Horn of Africa.

  • 28 Jul 2011
    UNDP supports value chain development in Sudan

    Khartoum – In the framework of supporting microfinance sectors in Sudan and enhancing capacity building mechanisms of national and sub-national levels for value chain development in Sudan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Microfinance Unit (MFU) at the Central Bank of Sudan organized a five day workshop on July 24th on “Training on Inclusive Market Development with a Focus on Value Chains and Access to Finance.”

  • 27 Jul 2011
    UNDP calls for full engagement with youth to boost development

    New York – The international community, governments and the private sector need to work more closely with people between the ages of 15 and 24 to build on their social commitment and support entrepreneurship

  • 13 Jul 2011
    United Nations to scale-up relief for East Africa drought

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today called for an urgent scale-up in assistance for the millions affected by drought across Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and Uganda.

  • 12 Jul 2011
    Signing a memorandum of understanding between the United Nations Development Programme and Senteurs d’Orient

    The United Nations Development Programme Lebanon signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Private Sector company Senteurs d’Orient. This MoU aims at promoting women educational/training programs for income generation.

  • 22 Jun 2011
    Ministry of foreign affairs and emigrants and UNDP sign a new project: 'support to the second meeting of state parties to the convention on cluster munitions”

    H.E. Mr. Adnan Mansour, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, and the UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Robert Watkins will sign a project document entitled “Support to the Second Meeting of State Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions”. The ceremony will take place today, Wednesday June 22nd at 3:30pm, at the premises of the ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beirut

  • 22 Jun 2011
    Arab States transitions must be locally led and driven, says UNDP chief

    Washington, D.C. — Reforms under way in Arab countries will succeed only if they are driven from within each country, but the international community can provide concrete support, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said today.

  • 06 Jun 2011
    Two-day forum examines democratic transitions

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Prime Minister of Egypt Essam Sharaf, inaugurated the “International Forum on Pathways of Democratic Transitions: International Experiences, Lessons Learnt and the Road Ahead,” in Cairo which ran from 4 – 5 June.

  • 04 Jun 2011
    Youth can be a formidable force for development in the new Egypt

    Cairo – The challenges which Egypt currently faces are not confined to achieving a smooth transition through building representative and responsive political institutions. Charting a new course for social and economic development which reduces poverty, creates decent work – including for young people, and achieves equity is also high on the agenda. This was the conclusion of a youth-oriented workshop held today under the title: "Social and Economic Challenges in Egypt: Policies required to develop the Economy and achieve Social Equity."