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21 Jan 2013
UNDP Regional Director: The Arab people look to their leaders for bold actions to maximize political, social and economic inclusion
Riyadh - UN Assistant Secretary General and Regional Director of UNDPs Bureau for Arab States, Dr. Sima Bahous, said in Riyadh today that the Third Arab Economic and Social Development Summit is an opportune time for the Arab Leaders to address the legitimate demands and aspirations of the Arab populations for equitable development, dignity and freedom.
10 Jan 2013
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNDP have signed a new agreement to strengthen their partnership and accelerate the implementation of infrastructure and economic development projects in Iraq. The focus of the partnership will be in key sectors such as electricity, water and sanitation, oil, irrigation, transportation and industry.
03 Jan 2013
The Hawd Plateau is like many areas in Somalia. The landscape is arid. The sun, relentless and blinding, scorches the earth. Riverbeds are almost always dry, and livestock, the lifeblood of this country, seek cover from the heat under the thin shadows cast by Acacia trees.
17 Dec 2012
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) reconfirms its strong commitment and support to the transitional process through its continued support to Yemen’s update to the Voter Registry, Constitutional Referendum and post-Referendum elections by the signing of an agreement in the amount of 27 million SEK (approximately US $4 million) with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) for the implementation of the Support to the Elections during the Transitional Period (SETP) project in Yemen.
10 Dec 2012
Cairo – Policy makers, legislators and national opinion leaders from Egypt, Libya and Tunisia concluded consultations in a two-day, subregional forum on best strategies for advocating for women’s equal voice and participation in post-revolutionary elections.
06 Dec 2012
Doha – Water scarcity and consequently food insecurity are critical issues in the Arab States region, and climate change will exacerbate these already existing vulnerabilities, said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark today at the 2012 UN Climate Change Conference (COP18/CMP8) hosted in Qatar.
06 Dec 2012
Strengthening the rule of law, justice and security will be critical for the stability and inclusive growth of Arab states, especially those now facing the transition to democracy, said the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
05 Dec 2012
UNDP and the Council of Representatives signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 2 December 2012 that defines their future cooperation and partnership.
04 Dec 2012
Baghdad - Ms. Helen Clark, the Administrator of UNDP and the Chair of the United Nations Development Group concluded a three day visit to Baghdad.
30 Nov 2012
Increasing access to sustainable energy - OFID contributes to UNDP’s initiative on renewable energy in Gaza
Jerusalem – The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the United Nations Development Programme signed an agreement worth USD529,300 to co-finance the Renewable Energy Generation through Solar Panels project in the Gaza Strip.
29 Nov 2012
New York — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new online portal allowing open, comprehensive public access to data on UNDP's work in 177 countries and territories, fulfilling a commitment to full transparency by 2013 above and beyond international standards
28 Nov 2012
Geneva —The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced the addition of more world-renowned footballers – including Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon, Djalma Feitosa Dia of Brazil, Fernando Hierro of Spain and Fernando Couto of Portugal – to the already star-studded team which will play in UNDP’s 10th Annual Match Against Poverty.
26 Nov 2012
At the Central Medical Supplies warehouse in North Khartoum: 2.7 million USD worth of medical equipment was officially handed over from UNDP to the federal and State Ministries of Health. The equipment donated by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, included Lab and IT equipment as well as 22 vehicles to upgrade andsupport 19 Medical Laboratories, 5 Rural Hospitals and 25 Health Care Centers across the country. The vehicles and IT equipments are intended to strengthen the health management teams at the locality levels.
25 Nov 2012
UNDP Iraq gathered over 100 children from Kurani Ainkawa to clean-up their neighbourhood. Kurani Ainkawa is a poor and socially conservative area at the heart of Erbil. UNDP Iraq is supporting the community to improve its accessibility to basic and social services and improve its socio-economic opportunities.
17 Oct 2012
Under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Prime Minister Mr. Najib Mikati, 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, are organizing a national conference on “Assessing and Managing Risks in Lebanon” to promote a strategic approach to address vulnerabilities and to reduce risks.
09 Oct 2012
Under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Rowsch Shaways and in cooperation with UNDP Iraq, the first ever Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference was held in Baghdad on 7-8 October under the slogan “Equality Means Business”. The conference was organized with support from UN Women, ILO and IOM.
01 Oct 2012
The international community directs greater focus on the political and security situation in Yemen; no one is concerned with the deteriorating, humanitarian aspect of the scene," Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN humanitarian and resident coordinator, said at a Monday press conference organised by the UN Information Centre in Cairo.
01 Oct 2012
Brazil to host the 10th edition of the Match Against Poverty, featuring Ronaldo, Zidane and other football stars
Geneva/New York/Brasilia — Football legends and UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane are inviting some of the world’s top players to join them in an all-star line-up for the 10th “Match Against Poverty,” to take place on 19 December 2012 at the Gremio Arena in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
28 Sep 2012
New York —The future of Somalia and the well-being of its people rests significantly on empowering its large youth population, said the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today at an event in New York launching the agency’s highly-anticipated Somalia Human Development Report 2012: Empowering youth for peace and development. This is the first report of its kind on this war-torn Horn of Africa country in more than a decade.
27 Sep 2012
President of the Republic of Yemen, Mr. Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi, met on Tuesday United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark, in New York. President Hadi outlined the crisis of Yemen as a concurrent Political, Security and Economic crisis.
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