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  • 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.

  • 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.