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  • 18 Nov 2009
    Kenyans, Moroccan receive top awards for Africa photo contest

    UNDP salutes heroes of the environment New York — The winning photographs of an eco-themed photo contest focused on Africa feature environmentalists planting trees in a water catchment area in Kenya, Moroccan women turning plastic bags into handbags as part of a fair trade project, and a Kenyan couple planting a tree on their wedding day.

  • 27 Oct 2009
    iKNOW Politics launches Arabic website to support women in politics

    Amman, Jordan - iKNOW Politics, an online network dedicated to the advancement of women in politics, launched a new Arabic language version here today, opening it up to potentially millions of new users in a region where women are underrepresented politically.

  • 21 Jul 2009
    Threats to human security impede development in the Arab countries

    BEIRUT ― In Arab countries, a widespread lack of human security undermines human development, according to the Arab Human Development Report 2009: Challenges to Human Security in the Arab Countries. This report is prepared by independent scholars drawn from the region.

  • 20 Jul 2009
    Statement from the UN in Somalia on the looting of UN compounds

    Nairobi, KENYA – Two UN compounds were looted today in Baidoa and Wajid, Somalia. Al Shabaab men entered both compounds and took UN equipment and vehicles.

  • 08 Jul 2009
    Qatar's Human Development Report focuses on sustainable development

    Doha - Qatar’s second National Human Development Report launched today under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Hamad Bin Jabor Bin Jassem Al Thani, Prime Minister of Qatar examines three critical and pressing environmental challenges facing the emirate, namely, water security; threats to the marine environment; and the effects of climate change.

  • 23 Jun 2009
    Government of Iraq, UN meet on the National Development Plan

    Baghdad - The Government of Iraq and UN Agencies concluded today a workshop to review UN’s contribution to national priorities and initially agree on the alignment of future UN programming to Iraq’s National Development Plan.

  • 21 Jun 2009
    UN-supported Iraqi news agency nominated for prestigious award

    BAGHDAD — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is proud to announce that one of its key projects in Iraq, wat al-Iraq (Voices of Iraq), an independent Iraqi news agency has been nominated for the prestigious One World Broadcasting Trust’s Special Award

  • 31 May 2009
    Elected women sworn in for first time in Kuwaiti parliamentary history

    Kuwait City - When Majlis AlUmmah convenes in Kuwait today for its first session after the last elections, women will occupy 4 out of the 50 member seats of the National Assembly, as the first elected female representatives in the history of the oldest parliament in a Gulf Arab state.

  • 06 Apr 2009
    Landmine clearance critical to boost Iraqi economy

    Baghdad - An estimated 20 million landmines and 2.66 million cluster bomblets are contaminating Iraq’s oil fields and farmlands, impeding economic recovery according to government figures.

  • 09 Mar 2009
    Asian migrant women face vulnerabilities in the Arab States

    Manila - Despite the substantial economic benefits that Asian women migrant workers generate from their work in the Arab region, they often migrate under unsafe conditions, are targets of sexual exploitation and violence, and are highly vulnerable to factors that lead to HIV infection, says a study released here today by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

  • 23 Feb 2009
    Qatar Charity supports Palestinian families

    Beyond Cash Assistance: “Qatar Charity” supports UNDP’s project to Empower Deprived Families in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Jerusalem – UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (PAPP) welcomes the contribution of US$ 1.5 Million announced today by “Qatar Charity” to its “Deprived Families Economic Empowerment Programme –DEEP” initiative. This contribution marks a first in UNDP’s efforts to encourage the involvement of Arab donors in supporting innovative Palestinian anti poverty strategies that foster self-reliance and economic independence, as opposed to the more traditional approach of direct cash assistance.