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  • 05 May 2011
    Inauguration of photovoltaic system for lighting in Public schools

    On Thursday May 5th, 2011 the Country Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Demonstration Project for the Recovery of Lebanon (CEDRO), which is a UNDP-managed project funded by the Government of Spain through the Lebanon Recovery Fund, is organizing the inauguration of “photovoltaic systems for lighting in public schools in Lebanon” at the public school of Kfour, in the South, at 11am.

  • 03 May 2011
    Saudi Arabia provides US$5m for displaced in Pakistan

    Riyadh – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has provided US$5,397,300 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for efforts in Pakistan to assist those uprooted in recent years.

  • 02 May 2011
    Election experts gather to help Arab States conduct polls

    Cairo – More than 50 experts from Arab states and from India, Mexico and South Africa gathered in Cairo to help conduct fair and transparent elections in the North African and Middle Eastern countries currently undergoing historic change.

  • 30 Apr 2011
    UNDP defers programmes for Yemen, Bahrain and Syria

    New York — In light of developments in the region, UNDP is deferring its upcoming five-year programmes for Yemen, Bahrain and Syria pending further review. The decision was taken by UNDP to ensure that new programmes address the evolving development needs of the people in each country.

  • 13 Apr 2011
    "Desire for Dignity" Driver of change in Arab world

    New York — In her second Twitter chat, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark answered questions from around the globe on development in the Arab world. The questions ranged from the causes of the uprisings to women and minorities and from the UN’s role in Libya to the role of social media and youth in Egypt and Tunisia

  • 20 Mar 2011
    UNDP Jordan CO joins: “Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health”

    UNDP Jordan CO has celebrated World Water Day Tow days ago by an Inception workshop for the national component of the Global Project on “Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health”; it was held on the 20th of March, 2011 on the Youth Sport City in Amman, Jordan.

  • 18 Mar 2011
    Landmines continue to kill or maim more than 4,000 people yearly

    The portfolio is an annual snapshot of the impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war in countries or territories with mine action programmes. The portfolio also provides proposals for mine action projects and details their costs. Countries profiled in the 2011 edition of the portfolio have so far secured about 25 percent of the total funding needed for the coming year, leaving a funding gap of $367 million. The largest funding gaps in 2011 are in Iraq ($44 million) and Sudan ($71 million).

  • 14 Mar 2011
    Three United Nations organisations sign 2011-2014 programme action plans with 
the government of Iraq

    Baghdad- The United Nations 
Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have today signed
 their Country Programme Action Plans for their respective 2011-2014 Programmes of Cooperation 
with the Government of Iraq. The signings endorse the key results the agencies will deliver over the
 next four years in support of the Government of Iraq’s development agenda.

  • 09 Mar 2011
    UNDP helps Syria achieve tuberculosis breakthrough

    Support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has increased success in target areas of a programme by the Government of Syria to bring down national TB infection rates.

  • 04 Mar 2011
    UNDP help Lebanese women in conflict-worn communities

    Beirut - More than 40 women’s cooperatives have formed small businesses across Lebanon to revitalize communities that were economically devastated by the 34-day conflict with Israel in 2006.

  • 28 Feb 2011
    UNDP, Western Union join forces to channel remittances for development

    New York — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Western Union Foundation today announced a US$500,000 initiative to assist Filipino and Moroccan migrants living and working abroad to contribute to sustainable local development in their home countries.

  • 25 Feb 2011
    Youth leaders from Lebanese universities nationwide launch Peace Building Clubs, promote volunteerism and youth activism

    Youth leaders from 14 public and private universities nationwide will announce the establishment of Peace Building Clubs and on-campus activities around Volunteerism and Youth Activism at a forum organized by the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Peace Building Project and hosted by the Lebanese American University (Beirut campus) on 25 February, 2011.

  • 20 Feb 2011
    Corporate social responsibility in Iraq

  • 13 Feb 2011
    UNDP supports training of 50 Sudanese judges to promote good governance and rule of law

    The Sudan Judiciary and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched today a comprehensive training workshop targeting subordinate court judges at the Judiciary House in Khartoum. Fifty judges from different states are to participate in this four-week workshop which is aimed at raising the capacity of the judges to effectively and fairly apply the law and deliver justice.

  • 10 Feb 2011
    Iraq: Judicial security reforms take aim at gender-based violence

    Baghdad – As it fights to improve security in the country as a whole, the Government of Iraq is also advancing a series of gender-related rule-of-law programmes to enhance protections for women in particular, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme

  • 10 Feb 2011
    The Arab Human Development Report: Worth a Second Read

    The Arab Human Development Report is an independent report sponsored by UNDP and authored by leading scholars, policymakers and opinion leaders in the Arab countries.

  • 27 Jan 2011
    UNDP RR meeting with Shura Council Chairman

    H.E. Ali Saleh Al Saleh, Chairman of the Shura Council, expressed appreciation of UNDP assistance and reiterated the commitment of the Council to continue its successful cooperation with UNDP to build on recent achievements in strategic planning, training and capacity development. In a meeting with the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Sayed Aqa, progress and activities of the Project “Strengthening the Capacity of the Parliamentary Secretariat and Members of Parliament” were reviewed and upcoming activities discussed.

  • 25 Jan 2011
    UN Development Chief calls for increase support to Yemen

    Sana’a — Wrapping up her visit to Yemen today, the Chair of the United Nations Development Group and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark welcomed the increased international interest being shown in supporting Yemen to tackle the challenges it faces, and expressed her hope that it will be translated into increased support for Yemen’s development

  • 21 Jan 2011
    Helen Clark visits Socotra; Applauds Rosh community for Biodiversity

    Socotra, Yemen — On her second day in Yemen, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visited the Archipelago to present the Equator Prize to the Rosh Protected Area Community.

  • 19 Jan 2011
    Development of national childhood strategy

    For the first time in the Kingdom of Bahrain, a National Childhood Strategy will be finalized that will ensure Bahrain’s sustainable development by addressing the rights of children and their access to healthcare, education and protection mechanisms, as well as their participation in decisions affecting them.