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  • 18 Jan 2012
    Training on gender for Iraqi partners

    To bridge gaps in gender sensitive planning and service delivery at the sub-national level UNDP Iraq organised a three-week training with Iraqi partners to strengthen and promote better understanding of gender across federal, regional and local levels.

  • 17 Jan 2012
    UNGC Iraq network first general meeting and elections

    The First General Meeting of United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Iraq Network was held in mid-December 2011 in Baghdad, at the Council of Ministers Secretariat (COMSEC), to agree on the action plan for the Iraq Network.

  • 16 Jan 2012
    Lebanon and the proportional representation system in the draft law of the 2013 parliamentary elections

    Under the High Patronage of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Lebanon Gen. Michel SULEIMAN, a full day conference entitled "Lebanon and the Proportional Representation System in the Draft Law of the 2013 Parliamentary Elections" was held on January 9, 2012 at the Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel, Beirut. The invitation was addressed by H.E Gen. Marwan Charbel, Minister of Interior and Municipalities and organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the support of the Norwegian government

  • 12 Jan 2012
    Strong institutions, inclusive processes crucial for peace in crisis-affected countries

    New York —Building responsive institutions that deliver essential services and investing in inclusive political processes are among key ways to restore the social contract between states and citizens in crisis-affected countries, and consolidate peacebuilding gains.

  • 01 Jan 2012
    UNDP thanks Kuwait for generous contribution for flood affected areas in Pakistan

    UNDP expressed its gratitude to the Government of the State of Kuwait for contributing USD 250,000 in response to the international efforts to assist Pakistan cope with the devastating flood that hit the country this year.

  • 15 Dec 2011
    The Lebanese Mine Action Center (LMAC) presents its 2011-2020 strategy to the mine action internationlal support group

    Lebanon - Today, more than twenty Ambassadors and senior representatives of donor countries participated in the meeting of the International Support Group (ISG) that the LMAC organized with the support of EC and UNDP.

  • 28 Nov 2011
    Norwegian government provides support to UNDP

    The Government of Norway signed on 23 November an agreement worth $345,000 with the United Nations Development Programme for its Family Support, Justice and Security Programme. The funding will be used to enhance the capacities of Iraqi civil society organisations to provide legal assistance to vulnerable communities in Iraq, with a particular focus on women and children survivors of gender based violence as well as early and forced marriages.

  • 25 Nov 2011
    New agreement promotes conflict sensitive programming in Iraq’s disputed internal boundaries areas

    UNDP and IOM signed on 23 November a Letter of Agreement to undertake work in support of a Peace and Development Analysis, a joint project between UNDP and the Inter-Agency Information and Analysis Unit. The project seeks to understand the context-specific drivers of conflict and relevant development priorities in the Disputed Internal Boundaries (DIBs) areas in northern Iraq.

  • 24 Nov 2011
    To promote the development of the private sector in Iraq, UNDP organises a study tour to Warsaw

    Concepts like South-South Cooperation are prone to becoming the “next- big thing” in the international development realm. However, when governments and international organizations team up to build credible knowledge-sharing channels, fashion fades as genuine institutions emerge. Promoting private sector development in Iraq is a priority for UNDP’s Country offices in Iraq and Europe.

  • 21 Nov 2011
    Famine in Somalia can only be reversed with continued assistance

    Nairobi – Increased humanitarian assistance to Somalia has had a significant impact in the famine‐affected parts, bringing the three southern regions of Bay, Bakool and Lower Shabelle out of famine.

  • 21 Nov 2011
    UNDP collaborates in workshop aiding the reduction of traffic-related deaths

    The Ministry of Interior is currently hosting a four-day workshop on 'National Traffic and Transport Strategy 2010-2020' at the Holiday Inn Hotel. It's being held under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior. The event will coincide with the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims which will conclude on November 23rd.

  • 20 Nov 2011
    National and international officials and experts meet to set the third Iraq national human development on course focusing on youth in Iraq

    A team of Iraqi and international officials and experts concluded a two day consultation in Istanbul to finalize the preparations for producing Iraq’s 2012 National Human Development Report. The Report, the third so far, will have a thematic focus on Youth, a topic which is highly relevant in the context of current events in the Arab Region and the many challenges that are confronting Iraq youth.

  • 16 Nov 2011
    UNDP boosts support for Iraqi people

    Baghdad - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today that it is boosting its partnership with the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi people.

  • 16 Nov 2011
    Assistant Secretary General and Regional Director for Arab States visits Baghdad to reinforce partnership and announce expanded presence

    A senior United Nations Development Programme official visited Baghdad on 16 November where she announced an increased presence of staff in Iraq and confirmed a renewed commitment to the Iraqi people through enhanced partnership and cooperation.

  • 08 Nov 2011
    The 2011 Human Development Report casts light on the links between sustainability and equity

    How sustainability is inextricably linked to basic questions of equity is one of the main messages of this year’s Human Development Report entitled “Sustainability and Equity: A better Future for All”.

  • 31 Oct 2011
    Lebanon puts army and civil service on front line of risk reduction

    UNISDR Chief, Margareta Wahlström welcomed the news that both the Lebanese Army and the National Institute of Administration, the country’s civil service, are to make disaster risk reduction a core element of staff training.

  • 21 Oct 2011
    Local development and exchange of experience in Beirut southern suburbs

    At the heart of Haret Hreik, more than 15 women are boosting their computer and Internet skills during an IT course given at the Vocational Training Center. In the same Center, older women are learning knitting and crochet techniques in order to sell their products in the future

  • 03 Oct 2011
    Governments banning cluster bombs meet in Lebanon

    We, the representatives of the States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, together with representatives from other States present as signatories, the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Cluster Munitions Coalition, and other international and national organizations and institutions, gathered for the Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Beirut, Lebanon, reaffirm our commitment to end the harm caused by cluster munitions, working, “together for a safer life” said the 2011 Beirut Declaration submitted by the President of the Second Meeting of States Parties held in Beirut.

  • 22 Sep 2011
    Qatar backs anti-corruption project in Arab States

    Qatar partners with the United Nations Development Programme to implement a new Arab anti-corruption project, marking the first time that an Arab country will work with the organization on a regional democratic governance initiative.

  • 19 Sep 2011
    What is UNDP doing to respond to the Horn of Africa food crisis?

    After consecutive seasons of inadequate rainfall, countries in the Horn of Africa are facing the worst drought in 60 years – leading to the largest food crisis in 20 years, and the world’s first famine of this century. UNDP is engaged with humanitarian actors in the region as an essential part of the response, addressing underlying factors of livelihoods and governance.