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  • 21 Jun 2013
    UNDP Director for the Regional Bureau for Arab States statement on Mogadishu UN attack

    UNDP Director for the Regional Bureau for Arab States, Sima Bahous, joins Administrator Helen Clark in strongly condemning the attack which occurred on 19 June on the UN Common Compound in Mogadishu, Somalia, where UNDP personnel were among the casualties.

  • 19 Jun 2013
    UNDP appalled by cowardly attack on UN compound in Mogadishu

    New York - UN Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark has strongly condemned the attack today on the UN Common Compound in Mogadishu, Somalia, where UNDP personnel were among the casualties.

  • 19 Jun 2013
    UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia statement on Mogadishu UN attack

    Mogadishu – The UN Special Representative for the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has condemned the violent attack on the United Nations Common Compound in Mogadishu.

  • 19 Jun 2013
    Study on corruption and integrity in Iraq’s public sector released

    Iraq’s Commission of Integrity, with the support of the Central Statistics Office, has launched findings from its study on corruption and integrity in the country’s public sector.

  • 17 Jun 2013
    Testing biometric voter registration Kit - The future of elections in Yemen

    SANA’A, Long-considered controversial, outdated and political fractious, the current voter registry is being reformed. The Supreme Commission for Elections and Referendum, SCER, with technical support from the international community, , is leading a massive and ambitious project to transform the hand-written, and labour-intensive registry process into a biometric voter register that will ensure security and electoral integrity for years to come.

  • 02 Jun 2013
    UNDP supports Riyadh Municipality in its efforts to provide better services

    Riyadh – Mayor of Riyadh, H.E. Eng. Abdullah Al-Mogbel and UNDP Resident Representative, Dr. Riyad Al-Ahmad signed, earlier this week, an agreement for a new project. This project (with a total annual budget of (USD 500,000) aims to support capacity development for sustainable public service management.

  • 02 May 2013
    UNDP response to Soccer Tournament hosted by Ansar al-Quds club in Jerusalem

    UNDP response to Soccer Tournament hosted by Ansar al-Quds club in Jerusalem. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) had no role in the tournament, its naming or any other activity related to it. It was not informed about the activity in question.

  • 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.