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  • 11 Dec 2012
    Marking International Volunteer Day

    The United Nations marked International Volunteer Day for the first time in Iraq on 5 December. The event, held in Erbil under the theme “Volunteer Action Counts” was attended by the civil society, students from Salahadin University, the Government and the United Nations.

  • 10 Dec 2012
    Strengthening Iraqi Civil Society Organisations

    As part of the Expanded Humanitarian Response Fund Programme, UNDP Iraq held a conference in Erbil to strengthen the capacity of Iraqi Civil Society Organizations (CSO).

  • 10 Dec 2012
    "Acting Green" at the core of Banque Libano-Francaise strategy while financing its Earth Card competition winning projects

    In line with its ‘green’ commitment to preserve Lebanon natural heritage, the Bank, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme – Lebanon (UNDP), held a gathering on December 10, 2012, at Phoenicia Hotel to award valuable prizes to three winners of the 1st Earth Card competition, launched in September 2011 in the framework of the “Towards Sustainable Energy” theme.

  • 09 Dec 2012
    Week long Anti-Corruption Day activities in Sudan

    Over 200 school students in Kassala State, Eastern Sudan, took part in the painting contests organized by UNDP as part of week long (December 03-09) campaign on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day.

  • 09 Dec 2012
    ACIAC celebrates the role of Arab youth in transforming the region

    Beirut - On the occasion of the commemoration of the 2012 International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December, the Non-Governmental Group of the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET) has partnered with UNDP's Regional Project on "Anti-Corruption and Integrity in Arab Countries" (ACIAC) to celebrate the role of Arab youth in the current momentum of transformation and their aspiration to have transparent and corrupt free governance systems.

  • 05 Dec 2012
    E-Governance: Towards digital inclusion in Iraq

    Under the auspices of the Prime Minister, UNDP and the National e-governance Steering Committee organized a two day international conference entitled “Together towards Digital Inclusion".

  • 05 Dec 2012
    Improving water governance in Iraq

    UNDP Iraq continues to support the Government of Iraq to improve its water governance through training to Iraq Ministry of Water Resources professionals under the Decision Support System project.

  • 05 Dec 2012
    UNV celebrating the International Volunteers Day

    Sana'a, The United Nations Volunteers Program in Yemen celebrated the International Volunteer Day under the slogan of “Volunteer Work Counts” on Wednesday, December 5.

  • 03 Dec 2012
    Competition for the design of the cover of "The Arab Water Report 2013"

    Up to this date, two reports have been issued in the Arab Knowledge Reports’ series. The first report is “Arab Knowledge Report 2009: Towards Productive Intercommunication for Knowledge

  • 03 Dec 2012
    Prioritizing Darfur: The 2012 Darfur Joint Assessment Mission

    The signing of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) between the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) and the Government of Sudan in July 2011 brought with it a new impetus for recovery and reconstruction in the Darfur region.

  • 03 Dec 2012
    “I am from South Kordofan”: Peace Ambassadors Spread the Message

    Khartoum - The Sudan DDR Commission (SDDRC) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme has implemented a large-scale peace building project in both Khartoum and five localities in South Kordofan State, which aimed to provide a broad radio sensitization and outreach campaign to a populace which very much needs to hear it.

  • 22 Nov 2012
    An Iraqi Plan for a Better Future

    A National Development Plan Conference was held in Erbil from 11-13 November to develop a unified vision for the future of Iraq. The Government of Iraq is revising the current National Development Plan 2010-2014 to better reflect the emerging development priorities for the period 2013-2017.

  • 20 Nov 2012
    Assi El Hellani: Live Lebanon Goodwill Ambassador

    In cooperation with BBAC, the United Nations Development Programme announced on the 19th of November the famous Lebanese Singer, Mr. Assi Hellani, as one of Live Lebanon’s Goodwill Ambassador at the Moevenpick hotel in Beirut.

  • 12 Nov 2012
    Empowering the Iraqi civil society

    UNDP held a Grant Guidelines Workshop for 25 pre-qualified Iraqi Civil Society Organizations at the Iraqi Council of Representatives.

  • 12 Nov 2012
    UN global compact sponsors Iraq’s first design excellence award

    The Iraq UN Global Compact (UNGC) Network supported the “Tamayouz Award”, an academic excellence award for architectural graduation projects in Iraqi universities.

  • 29 Oct 2012
    UNDP establishes a partnership with Saut Al Arab to empower PLWH

    In the context of the initiative on the socio-economic empowerment of People Living with HIV (PLWH), the HIV Practice of the UNDP Regional Centre in Cairo (RCC) established a partnership with the famous radio station Saut Al Arab (which reaches out to 40% of the rural populations in the Arab world).

  • 29 Oct 2012
    Watkins urges greater disaster readiness in Lebanon

    The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Robert Watkins, visited today the Ashrafieh blast site and called for further steps to help the victims of the explosion and improve Lebanon’s disaster preparedness and emergency response capacity.

  • 24 Oct 2012
    Renewed hope for future elections in Iraq

    On 7 October, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, hosted a reception at the UN House in Baghdad for the newly appointed Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) Board of Commissioners.

  • 24 Oct 2012
    Canada as a model to improve governance in Iraq

    UNDP Iraq recently organised a study tour for Iraqi officials to meet with senior representatives from Ottawa and Alberta authorities to discuss a number of aspects of their financial system

  • 24 Oct 2012
    First disaster risk reduction law drafted

    With support from UNDP Iraq, the Government of Iraq drafted the first version of The National Disaster Risk Reduction Law, currently under consideration by the Council of Ministers.

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