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  • 07 Dec 2011
    30 international football greats join UNDP to support Horn of Africa famine relief

    Geneva / Hamburg — Football superstar Didier Drogba has joined a star-studded array of 30 international active and retired players who will take part in Tuesday’s Match Against Poverty, hosted by German team Hamburger Sport-Verein (HSV) in Hamburg, to raise awareness and funds for the Horn of Africa famine relief effort.

  • 07 Dec 2011
    Open day for justice services in Erbil

    During an open day ceremony held at the Erbil Investigative Court today, the United Nations Development Programme and the European Union provided information on their support to the Kurdistan Judiciary, and in particular to the Erbil Investigative Court.

  • 06 Dec 2011
    UNDP provides emergency assistance for Abyan IDPs

    The impact of the unrest situation on social and economic landscape of Abyan has been dramatic and devastating. According to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), close to 90,000 persons were forced to flee outside the conflict area as Internal Displaced Peoples (IDPs). Abyan governorate had the lion-share of IDPs, with just over forty thousand displaced in the governorate. Half of them took refuge in the schools and public premises in Aden, looking for any life-saving and critical support that would help them cope with their displacement and decrease their vulnerability.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    UNDP signs partnership agreements in support of democratic governance and rule of law

    Jerusalem - UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People signed two separate agreements today worth approximately USD 6 million with the Governments of Denmark, Sweden and EUPOL COPPS in an effort to reinforce transparency and democratic governance.

  • 28 Nov 2011
    Norwegian government provides support to UNDP

    The Government of Norway today signed 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. This support will be provided through family protection centres which are being established throughout the country.

  • 26 Nov 2011
    Three hundred thousand Dollars funding from the Swiss Embassy to support the “Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee”

    The UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Marta Ruedas, the Ambassador of the Switzerland in Lebanon, H.E. Ms. Ruth Flint and the LPDC President Me. Maya Majzoub signed an Agreement to support the UNDP project “Support to the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee” funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) for a total amount of 300 thousand dollars. The ceremony took place on Friday 26th of November at 9:30am at the Swiss Embassy premises in Ashrafieh (Bourj El Ghazal building, 14th floor).

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

    UNDP and IOM have signed 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. It will provide first-hand information and analysis to ensure that development programming conducted in these areas by UN agencies is sensitive to local needs and priorities.

  • 20 Nov 2011
    New national human development report to focus on youth in Iraq

    Istanbul - 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.

  • 19 Nov 2011
    The governments of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA), through UNDP inaugurate the first project in the Middle East

    Ramallah – Foreign Ministers of India, Brazil and South Africa inaugurated today a multipurpose new sports centre implemented through UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People. This is the first IBSA project in the Middle East and is a pioneering initiative to enhance cooperation amongst developing countries in the fight against hunger and poverty.

  • 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 concluded today a visit to Baghdad where she announced an increased presence of staff in Iraq and confirmed a renewed commitment to the Iraqi people through enhanced partnership and cooperation.

  • 03 Nov 2011
    Central bureau of statistics and UNDP hold a launching event for the preparation of a national strategy for the development of statistics

    Khartoum - Under the auspices of 1st Vice President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha, the Central Bureau of Statistics and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), launched an Event on October 31st, 2011 aimed at setting the stage for the preparation of a National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) for the Republic of Sudan (2012-2016). The preparation of this strategy is expected to bring on board all stakeholders in statistical development and address the data gaps for the design, management, monitoring and evaluation of national development, policy frameworks, Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRSs) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 02 Nov 2011
    Environmental sustainability crucial to reducing inequality in Somalia

    Nairobi - Achieving sustainable development globally, including in Somalia, will require bolder action on internal inequalities and environmental risks, says the 2011 Human Development Report (HDR), released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 02 Nov 2011
    New community service centre in Bethlehem

    Bethlehem – The German Development Bank and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People marked today the inauguration of Dar Salah Community Centre in Bethlehem

  • 02 Nov 2011
    ‘Arab Spring’ shows need for broader, greener development, says Human Development Report

    Copenhagen, 2 November 2011—Achieving truly sustainable development in the Arab states will require bolder action on internal inequalities and environmental hazards, says the 2011 Human Development Report, released here today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 28 Oct 2011
    Addressing corruption key to achieving anti-poverty goals

    Marrakesh, Morocco – Countries should do more to address governance bottlenecks, and integrate anti-corruption strategies into their public sector service delivery to achieve the MDGs, said the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) head of Democratic Goverance, today.

  • 25 Oct 2011
    New Classrooms Opened for Students in Beit Jala

    Beit Jala, October 25, 2011 – Today marked an important step forward for secondary students in Talitha Kumi co-educational school as they celebrated the inauguration of seven new classrooms.

  • 24 Oct 2011
    UNDP wins the Palestine International Award for Excellence and Creativity for its economic empowerment programme

    Jerusalem - UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People won the 2011 Palestine International Award for Excellence and Creativity in the exceptional project category for its Deprived Families Economic Empowerment Programme, with a financial reward of USD20,000.

  • 24 Oct 2011
    UNDP wins the Palestine International Award for Excellence and Creativity for its economic empowerment programme

    Jerusalem - UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People won the 2011 Palestine International Award for Excellence and Creativity in the exceptional project category for its Deprived Families Economic Empowerment Programme, with a financial reward of USD20,000.

  • 15 Oct 2011
    30 Iraqi companies sign the global compact and launch the Iraq network, to promote responsible practices in business

    Baghdad- In a historic event, the United Nations Development Programme and the Iraqi Council of Ministers Secretariat launched today the UN Global Compact in Iraq, The Global Compact is a world-wide initiative to enhance the role of the private sector and promote responsible business practices through sustainable partnerships and commitments to human rights, labour standards, environmental sustainability and transparency in business operations.

  • 15 Oct 2011
    UN Global Compact launched in Iraq

    In a historic event, the United Nations Development Programme and the Iraqi Council of Ministers Secretariat launched today the UN Global Compact in Iraq, The Global Compact is a world-wide initiative to enhance the role of the private sector and promote responsible business practices through sustainable partnerships and commitments to human rights, labour standards, environmental sustainability and transparency in business operations.