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  • 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.

  • 26 Feb 2013
    UNAIDS, UNDP back plan for poorest countries to keep low-cost access to life-saving drugs

    New York — The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) called today for renewing a provision that allows the world’s poorest countries access to life-saving drugs at costs they can afford, ahead of talks on the issue in Geneva next week.

  • 25 Feb 2013
    Women for lasting peace

    UNDP and a group of prominent female politicians launched the national initiative, Iraqi Women Platform for Lasting Peace, a mechanism to contribute to sustainable peace and development in Iraq. The forum will attempt to stop any further violence by engaging all communities through dialogue.

  • 24 Feb 2013
    Mines action becomes critical for economic recovery in Yemen

    Under the leadership of the National Mines Action Committee (NMAC), the Yemen Mines Action Center (YEMAC) and UNDP developed a new project document to take into account the new challenges in the field of mines action as a result of the recent conflicts, particularly in the North and the South of the country.

  • 24 Feb 2013
    Increased support to the Emergency Capacity Development Facility in Yemen

    Sana’a – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today its support to the Emergency Capacity Development Facility managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The initial 1,000,000 USD contribution will be channeled to Yemen via the UNDP Thematic Trust Fund for Crisis Prevention and Recovery through an agreement between the Headquarters of the agencies.

  • 18 Feb 2013
    Innovative approach for youth employment generation in Yemen

    Minister of Youth, Japan Ambassador, UNDP Senior Country Director, MOPIC Deputy Minister, Deputy Secretary of the Capital and PM Advisor listen to the voices of youth and their business ideas

  • 14 Feb 2013
    Graduation ceremony for the trainees of the youth employment generation programme

    The sixty five trainees graduated today have participated in specialized training programmes and workshops that provided them with the necessary experience and skills that would enhance their employability access to opportunities, including basic skills training and on the job training with the aim at retaining most of the interns in their workplace after the internship period.

  • 07 Feb 2013
    Contest to design theme and logo for 2013 Anti-Corruption Day

    A public competition has been launched to develop the campaign theme and logo for 2013 International Anti-Corruption Day – to be observed around the world on 9 December.

  • 06 Feb 2013
    Arab Governments commit to strengthening youth volunteerism

    The Governments of Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen have endorsed a project agreement with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme to facilitate youth volunteerism as a positive and sustainable mechanism for social change. Their endorsement follows a year-long process of national consultations with youth in the region and marks the transition to the implementation phase of the project.

  • 31 Jan 2013
    New toolkit helps countries strengthen HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria response

    Geneva – A world-first online resource has been launched to help strengthen the ability of healthcare systems in developing countries respond to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

  • 30 Jan 2013
    The International Development Journal interviews RBAS Regional Director about development assistance after the “Arab Spring"

    Ms. Sima Sami Bahous, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS), visited Japan to attend the Strategic Policy Dialogue with the Government of Japan in mid-November. Although Egypt is still in confusion after “the Arab Spring”, economic development has started under new regimes across the Middle East region. The International Development Journal (IJD) interviewed Ms. Bahous about development assistance after the “Arab Spring.”

  • 28 Jan 2013
    Stories bring results to life in new "Development Advocate"

    The second, color issue of our newspaper-style publication, The Development Advocate, is out. It presents the 3 winning entries from the Arab States of UNDP’s second annual storytelling competition in an easy-to-read newspaper-style format.

  • 22 Jan 2013
    Strengthening ties with the Kurdish parliament to boost public sector modernization

    UNDP’s Iraq Public Sector Modernisation (I-PSM) Programme works to reform Iraq’s essential services in education, health, water and sanitation. As Phase Two of the programme begins, UNDP met with the President of the Kurdistan Region’s Parliament, Dr. Arsalan Baiz, as well as other members of government to reaffirm mutual commitments to the programme’s objectives.

  • 21 Jan 2013
    Enabling NGOs through interactive training

    As part of UNDP’s project on “Empowering civil society organisations in Iraq”, 35 local Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) from south, central and north Iraq were trained on proposal writing and project development. This is part of an innovative approach by UNDP to support potential grantee NGO consortia to develop their skills prior to submitting project proposals.

  • 20 Jan 2013
    Bringing innovation to youth employment generation in Yemen

    The United Nations Development Programme, Government of Yemen and Government of Japan launched the "3x6 approach" in Yemen for inclusiveness, ownership and sustainability.

  • 30 Dec 2012
    Training of future judges and prosecutors in Erbil

    As part of its support to the Judicial Training Institute in Erbil, UNDP hosted Spanish Judge Ms. Ana Maria Rubio Encina who is specialised in domestic and gender-based violence, to provide sessions at a training course for 41 potential Judges and Public Prosecutors.

  • 30 Dec 2012
    Iraqi arts mark Human Rights Day

    The Iraqi Independent High Commission for Human Rights in cooperation with UNAMI, UNDP and OHCHR, marked International Human Rights Day under the theme “My Voice Counts”. The event took place at the UN compound in Baghdad.

  • 26 Dec 2012
    Live Lebanon and BBAC inaugurates women cooperative project in Mhaydthe

    Live Lebanon UNDP initiative in partnership with Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries (BBAC), inaugurated on Thursday 20th of December, its project in Najmet El Soboh cooperative of Mhaydthe, in the presence of Live Lebanon’s Goodwill Ambassador Mrs. Bouran Bouery and BBAC branch manager Ghassan Abou Hjeili

  • 19 Dec 2012
    UNDP organizes a national conference on youth in Jordan

    Amman - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with the Government of Jordan organized a two day National Conference entitled “Youth Employment: “Challenges and Opportunities” at the Landmark Hotel during the period between 17-18 December 2012.