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  • 01 May 2013
    Employment creation in Egypt's poorest governorates

    In partnership with the Social Fund for Development and with the support of the Government of Japan, UN Development Programme has been implementing an employment creation project across six of the poorest governorates in Egypt.

  • 29 Apr 2013
    Working as one to fight corruption in Iraq

    UNDP has launched a National Anti-Corruption campaign to educate over 3,000 people on the dangers of corruption. The campaign will last until November 2013 and will consist of 96 workshops educating government officials and non-governmental organisations on the types of corruption, the role of responsible citizens and how to report a suspected violation.

  • 29 Apr 2013
    Memorandum of understanding signed between Princess Sumaya University for Technology and Higher Council for Youth

    In 2012, UNDP and the Higher Council for Youth joined forces to implement the Youth Participation in Local Governance project. The aim is to use innovative methods and new media to foster Jordanian youth political participation by increasing their awareness about local governance and political participation at the local level . The project identified ‘gamification’ as a tool to spread more awareness about civic engagement.

  • 29 Apr 2013
    Strengthening legal assistance in Iraq’s Kurdistan region

    Despite being granted equal protection under the Iraqi constitution, many vulnerable groups in Iraq have limited access to the country’s formal justice system.

  • 21 Apr 2013
    Iraq: Learning from India on water resource management

    Climate change and the legacies of war and sanctions have placed an enormous strain on Iraq’s water resources. As the availability of fresh water declines and the potential for resource-driven conflict emerges, UNDP is working with Iraqis to incorporate the principles of participation into how limited resources are managed.

  • 19 Apr 2013
    UNDP signs deal with World Bank and OPEC Development Fund to create 'Arab Development Portal'

    Washington, D.C. – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) agreed today to create an innovative data-gathering prototype that will eventually provide online access to much needed development statistics in all 22 member countries of the League of Arab States.

  • 18 Apr 2013
    UNDP chief calls for scaled-up development cooperation

    Washington — Increasingly complex and interrelated challenges posed by conflict, violence, and disasters demand scaled-up collaboration among governments and development partners, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said here Thursday.

  • 17 Apr 2013
    Tribute to the tireless efforts of Somali human rights defenders

    Mogadishu, Somalia - In Sunday’s dual attacks on the Banadir Regional Court and in Wadajir District in Mogadishu, where dozens of people died, Somalia tragically lost a number of its legal professionals, including a judge, prosecutors, lawyers and legal support staff, who until their last minutes were working tirelessly to protect the fundamental human rights of the Somalis they represented.

  • 12 Apr 2013
    General Assembly confirms new four-year term for Helen Clark as UNDP Administrator

    New York – The United Nations General Assembly confirmed this morning the appointment by the Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, of Helen Clark as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for a further four-year term.

  • 08 Apr 2013
    Darfur Donors Conference concluded with International political and financial commitment

    The International Donors Conference for Darfur concluded today with a land mark showing of political and financial commitment from the international community towards a comprehensive and sustainable recovery and development for a region desperately in need of support.

  • 02 Apr 2013
    Manama launches the Human Development Report 2013 in Manama

    The United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Bahrain launched today the UNDP Human Development Report 2013 entitled “Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse” in Manama.

  • 04 Mar 2013
    Al-Jadeed TV joins UNDP to support “Live Lebanon”

    UNDP in cooperation with the UN Information Centre in Beirut organized a press conference to launch a one-year partnership with Al-Jadeed TV and sign a memorandum of understating to support the "Live Lebanon" Initiative.

  • 04 Mar 2013
    Launching of the "Lebanese Host Communities Support" Programme

    In response to the Syrian Crisis and the increasing influx of Syrian displaced to Lebanon, the Ministry of Social Affairs in coordination with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), organized a press conference to launch the "Lebanese Host Communities Support Programme" on 28 February.

  • 26 Feb 2013
    UNAIDS, UNDP back plan for poorest countries to keep low-cost access to life-saving drugs

    New York — The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) called today for renewing a provision that allows the world’s poorest countries access to life-saving drugs at costs they can afford, ahead of talks on the issue in Geneva next week.

  • 25 Feb 2013
    Women for lasting peace

    UNDP and a group of prominent female politicians launched the national initiative, Iraqi Women Platform for Lasting Peace, a mechanism to contribute to sustainable peace and development in Iraq. The forum will attempt to stop any further violence by engaging all communities through dialogue.

  • 24 Feb 2013
    Mines action becomes critical for economic recovery in Yemen

    Under the leadership of the National Mines Action Committee (NMAC), the Yemen Mines Action Center (YEMAC) and UNDP developed a new project document to take into account the new challenges in the field of mines action as a result of the recent conflicts, particularly in the North and the South of the country.

  • 24 Feb 2013
    Increased support to the Emergency Capacity Development Facility in Yemen

    Sana’a – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today its support to the Emergency Capacity Development Facility managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The initial 1,000,000 USD contribution will be channeled to Yemen via the UNDP Thematic Trust Fund for Crisis Prevention and Recovery through an agreement between the Headquarters of the agencies.

  • 18 Feb 2013
    Innovative approach for youth employment generation in Yemen

    Minister of Youth, Japan Ambassador, UNDP Senior Country Director, MOPIC Deputy Minister, Deputy Secretary of the Capital and PM Advisor listen to the voices of youth and their business ideas

  • 14 Feb 2013
    Graduation ceremony for the trainees of the youth employment generation programme

    The sixty five trainees graduated today have participated in specialized training programmes and workshops that provided them with the necessary experience and skills that would enhance their employability access to opportunities, including basic skills training and on the job training with the aim at retaining most of the interns in their workplace after the internship period.

  • 07 Feb 2013
    Contest to design theme and logo for 2013 Anti-Corruption Day

    A public competition has been launched to develop the campaign theme and logo for 2013 International Anti-Corruption Day – to be observed around the world on 9 December.