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  • 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.

  • 24 Oct 2012
    Iraqi youth in Jordan participate in focus group

    18 young Iraqis living in Jordan participated in a focus group sponsored by UNDP Iraq. The discussions came in support to the work on the National Human Development Report which focuses on challenges faced by Iraqi youth. The meeting helped the report’s researchers better understand reasons behind young Iraqis leaving their homeland and the challenges they face in Jordan; it allowed these young Iraqis to share their perceptions and feelings towards Iraq.

  • 18 Oct 2012
    The UN Special Representative distributes certificates to 250 municipalities that participated in the World Disaster Risk Reduction Campaign

    The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS), in partnership with the United Nations and the Disaster Risk Reduction unit at the Prime Minister’s office, organized today, at the Grand Serail, a certificate distribution ceremony to 250 municipalities approximately and union in Lebanon which joined the World Disaster Campaign “My City is Getting Ready”.

  • 17 Oct 2012
    "Development for Beirut Region" Workshop

    On 17 October 2012, the Lebanese parliament in collaboration with UNDP –parliament project organized a workshop entitled “Development for Beirut Region” at the Lebanese Parliament in the presence of the MPs representing the region: Tammam Salam, Imad Al-Hout, Mohamed kabanai, Atef Majdalani, Amar Houri, Michele Feraoun, Arthur Nazarian, Serge Toursarkisian and representatives from Ministries, public administration, local and international organizations, municipalities and Makhateer (mayors).

  • 16 Oct 2012
    Energy efficiency standards and labelling project

    UNDP project ” Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling’’ organised an event about discussing the technical market assessment of the upcoming energy efficiency regulations and their impact on the commercial sector.

  • 11 Oct 2012
    'Sneezing Firas” play on disaster risk reduction

    “Sneezing Firas” is the title of the play that was performed in front of 620 students from different public schools in Beirut, South, Bekaa and Mount Lebanon at the UNESCO palace on Tuesday 9th of October, aiming to raise awareness on disaster risk reduction and prevention

  • 07 Oct 2012
    UNDP hands over new community policing stations in Basra

    During a recent ceremony UNDP Iraq handed over two brand new, state of the art police stations in Basra.

  • 05 Oct 2012
    UNDP and Lebanese Government initiate collaboration with media leaders in endorsing DRR

    In the context of the Lebanese Government commitment to Disaster Risk Reduction, and within the joint program between UNDP and the Lebanese Presidency of the Council of Ministers, a workshop was held with the leaders of the major media institutions in Lebanon.

  • 04 Oct 2012
    Launching of the study 'The status of Mukhtars and their role in strengthening civil peace in Lebanon” and the guide “Local authorities and peace building"

    The UNDP “Strengthening Civil Peace in Lebanon” project launched the study “The Status of Mukhtars and Their Role in Strengthening Civil Peace in Lebanon” and the guide “Local Authorities and Peace Building” in the UNESCO Palace.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Social Good Media 2012: Lebanon’s Meet up group promotes the role of social media and technologies in creating solutions to the Lebanese community

    Over the past three years, the social Good Summit has become a place where leaders meet to discuss big ideas around new media and technologies can create solutions in our community.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Social Good Media 2012: Lebanon’s Meet up group promotes the role of social media and technologies in creating solutions to the Lebanese community

    Over the past three years, the social Good Summit has become a place where leaders meet to discuss big ideas around new media and technologies can create solutions in our community.

  • 28 Sep 2012
    UNDP and League of Arab States Join Hands for Development in the Arab Region

    New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the League of Arab States signed today a cooperation agreement, creating a framework for joint work in support of human development across the Arab region. The partnership, which calls for cooperation on the wide range of development areas which are central to the two institutions’ respective mandates, is intended to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of development cooperation, and enhance development results across for the peoples of the Arab region.

  • 24 Sep 2012
    Seeds of hope and joy: famous Iraqi musician returns to Baghdad for peace concert

    To mark International Peace Day in Iraq, the world famous Iraqi musician Nasseer Shamma gave his first performance in Baghdad for over 20 years at the National Theatre. His appearance was the main attraction at a music concert that UNDP organised for the first time in Iraq.

  • 20 Sep 2012
    MOU between Live Lebanon & BBAC

    Today, at the Phoenicia hotel, UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)and BBAC (Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries) signed a memorandum of understanding in the presence of Mr. Robert Watkins, UNDP’s Resident Representative, Mr. Ghassan Assaf, BBAC’s Chairman and General Manager, Mr. Milad Nammour, representing Mr. Haytham Joumaa the General Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants – Directorate of Emigrants Affairs, delegations from BBAC and UNDP, in addition to representatives from local and international organizations and members from the press.

  • 19 Sep 2012
    Anti-bullying project takes off with the help of KNPC

    In an aim to reduce the amount of bullying in schools and to decrease the evident violence that stems from it, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) signed a new agreement with the United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait. The project is titled “Fostering Youth Resiliency in Kuwait and it aims to combat violence amongst Kuwaiti youth in schools. KNPC Chairman & Managing Director, Mr. Fahed S. Al-Ajmi, and UNDP Resident Representative (a.i.) in Kuwait, Mr. Stein R. Hansen signed the Human & Social Development project to initiate the campaign.

  • 18 Sep 2012
    UNDP Seeks to empower civil society in Iraq

    UNDP Iraq is launching an opportunity to provide financial support for Iraqi Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to effectively support initiatives that empower citizens to promote and monitor government accountability. Selected CSO consortia will be issued with grants of between $50,000 to $150,000 to implement projects that promote better service delivery, anti-corruption and human and civil rights in Iraq. Approximately one million dollars have been allocated for CSO grant funds.

  • 18 Sep 2012
    Iraq features in UNDP's ‘visions of hope’ exhibition

    An international photography exhibition, including photos provided by UNDP Iraq, recently closed in Geneva.

  • 16 Sep 2012
    International Day of Peace 2012 Iraqis celebrate peace through hosting a musical concert in Baghdad

    In 2001, the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 September as the United Nations International Day of Peace. By 2010, 192 member states and 28 international organizations had marked the day, carrying out activities in 31 countries worldwide.

  • 06 Sep 2012
    Empowering cities on disaster risk reduction training of trainees for the municipalities

    On Tuesday, 4th of September, and under the patronage of the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, the opening ceremony of the Training of Trainers on the role of local governments in making cities more resilient to disasters was launched at the Grand Serail. This training was organized due to the continuous joint efforts of the United Nations Development Programme, the Prime Minister’s office and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction on the subject of disaster risk reduction.

  • 27 Aug 2012
    A new Somalia: the National Constituent Assembly builds momentum to a new political dispensation

    The approval of the provisional constitution in Somalia on August 1 was an important first step in ushering in a new political era for the war-torn nation.