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  • 25 Jun 2012
    Supporting the secretariat of the council of representatives to better serve the Iraqi people

    UNDP Iraq hosted and facilitated a strategic planning workshop for a delegation of 25 senior members of the Secretariat of the Council of Representatives under the leadership of the Council’s Secretary General.

  • 15 Jun 2012
    National HDR in process of implementation, set to pave road for development

    Kuwait's Minister of Public Works and the Minister of the State for Planning and Development Affairs, Dr. Fadhel Safar, has applauded efforts on the achievement of implementing Kuwait's Human Development Report in collaboration with UNDP Kuwait and the Arab Planning Institute. During workshop, geared to build a platform for the report, Dr. Safar explained: "The growing number of population requires constant studying of the relationships among people building up the capacity of the workforce in keeping with the surrounding changes and developments.

  • 12 Jun 2012
    Promoting tolerance, strengthening coexistence

    An ongoing series of workshops undertaken through UNDP’s Ninewa Minorities Dialogue project, aims to promote inter-communal tolerance in the ethnically and religiously diverse governorate.

  • 11 Jun 2012
    Arab Water Conference proposes actions to avoid future conflict

    UNDP Iraq representatives recently attended the Arab Water Conference in Baghdad under the title of “The Application of International Law in Protecting Arab Water Rights in Shared Waters with non-Arab countries”.

  • 10 Jun 2012
    Marking Environment Day

    UNDP Iraq participated in an event to mark World Environment Day. The event organised by the Ministry of Environment featured a number of activities including a screening of a film produced by the United Nations on the decade of bio-diversity, a presentation on Green Economy, paying tribute to environment pioneers who used green economy in their work, a play by school children on environment and an exhibition of products made of recycled material.

  • 06 Jun 2012
    Justice and security central to crisis recovery

    A new report states that security and the rule of law are essential to recovery from crisis situations.

  • 04 Jun 2012
    Kuwait's Minister calls for e-waste treatment law overhaul

    Kuwait's Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs, Dr. Fadhel Safar, stressed the significance of revamping pieces of legislation and laws pertaining to e-waste treatment. Addressing an important electronic waste treatment conference supported by UNDP Kuwait, the minister said it is necessary to overhaul e-waste treatment laws.

  • 24 May 2012
    Khartoum Declaration fosters new cooperation

    Khartoum - The Regional Conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Control concluded on May 23rd with the agreement of Sudan, Central African Republic,Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo and Libya to improve their cooperation and coordination through the creation of a regional mechanism that will aim to control, manage and safeguard against the proliferation of small arms and illegal trafficking of weapons

  • 24 May 2012
    UNDP Live Lebanon and Tetra Pak re-shaping development work in Paradis d’Enfants

    With the aim to engage the private sector in the development initiatives in Lebanon, UNDP Live Lebanon partnered with Tetra Pak to rehabilitate part of Paradis d’Enfants’s playground and promote the school’s quality academics, including the recreational and extracurricular activities as part of the curriculum. In this respect, Tetra Pak volunteers were engaged in the process of beautifying and nurturing the playground hand in hand with the students.

  • 21 May 2012
    Reintegration services continue to roll out for South Kordofans

    As part of its firm commitment to fulfilling its obligations to provide Reintegration services to ex-combatants in South Kordofan State, Sunday May 20, 2012 saw the signing of a final contract by national NGO, Jasmar with UNDP DDR and its partner SDDRC. This contract which will see the provision of agriculture and livestock reintegration packages for 368 demobilized ex-combatants with disabilities.

  • 20 May 2012
    UNDP Iraq sponsors photo exhibition in Sulaymaniyah

    In partnership with the Heartland Alliance foundation, UNDP Iraq recently sponsored a photo exhibition in Sulaymaniyah.

  • 20 May 2012
    Raising awareness on family support, justice and security

    UNDP Iraq held a workshop to raise awareness on the Family Support, Justice and Security Project and the role of Family Protection Units, which provide assistance to victims of domestic and gender based violence.

  • 17 May 2012
    National Youth Survey conducted by UNDP Kuwait

    UNDP Kuwait has been making great efforts to develop a national survey that is set to spearhead the Youth Programme’s future initiatives. This new project is one of a number of assessments the programme is undergoing to better cater to the needs of youth nationally. Little to no research exists on youth in Kuwait, a common challenge for most human development planners. Despite that, Kuwaiti youth have much to offer and are well aware of the challenges that make it difficult for youth empowerment to be more than a common reality in Kuwait.

  • 16 May 2012
    Kuwait to become first gulf state to implement WRACATI Project

    Kuwait has become the first gulf country to implement the WRACATI project with support of the UNDP. Kuwait will implement the project as the seventh country in the Arab region and the first in the Gulf.

  • 12 May 2012
    Conference on best practices of human rights committees

    In cooperation with the Iraqi Human Rights Committee at the Council of Representatives, UNDP held a conference on best practices of Human Rights Committees.

  • 05 May 2012
    80% of traffic project implemented, says Ministry

    Kuwait has marked its commitment to improving traffic initiatives last week. In collaboration with UNDP Kuwait, the Ministry of Interior and the Government have ensured the implementation of the UN resolutions for improving road safety in the country. The event marked the first anniversary of the integration of the plan concerning the advancement of national traffic initiatives.

  • 02 May 2012
    Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP and BankMed

    With the common aim of raising awareness on the environmental challenges, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and BankMed signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on April 30th at UNDP’s premises.

  • 02 May 2012
    Empowering pioneer women and developing their capacities

    In Cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme/ MDG Framework project, the Lebanon Family Planning Association (LFPA) organized a training workshop entitled “Empowering pioneer women and developing their capacities”. Funded by “ Senteurs d’Orient”, this workshop took place from 17 to 21 April 2012 at the Association premises in Choueifat.

  • 25 Apr 2012
    Qatar and UNDP finalize agreement to set up Arab region anti- corruption initiative in Doha

    New York - The UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States at UNDP, Ms. Amat Al Alim Alsoswa, visited His Excellency the Attorney General of the State of Qatar, Dr. Ali Ben Fetais Al Marri, in Doha this week to discuss ongoing efforts to promote transparent and accountable governance in the Arab region.

  • 25 Apr 2012
    Religious Leaders to direct dialogue towards sustainable development

    The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic affairs, in collaboration with UNDP Kuwait, has set up an initiative to gear some religious discourse in the way of sustainable development. The project has been created in order to promote local and public awareness of development and its advantages to the community and individuals. The initiative, titled "The Development Of Religious Discourse For Sustainable Development," will improve religious leaders' role in development and encourage the participation of the public through a series of workshops geared to provide the necessary understanding of development and its impact on society.