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  • 20 Jun 2011
    The media is the message: DDR and CSAC workshops in Darfur

    EL Geneina, West Darfur- The Sudan DDR Commission (SDDRC) and the UNDP, held the first of three media sensitization workshops in the Darfur region. With over 20 participants representing television, newspaper, radio and other traditional forms of media, the workshop in Geneina set about increasing awareness of local Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) and Community Security and Small Arms Control (CSAC) issues. It also aimed to bring about a greater understanding of the roles they as media can play in being a part of this nationally and locally-owned process.

  • 17 Jun 2011
    Commando forest fighting training certificates

    In cooperation with the Directorate General of the Civil Defense and the Lebanese Army Forces, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the French Embassy are organizing a ceremony to distribute certificates to the Civil Defense trainees after completing the Commando Forest Fire Fighting training on Friday 17th of June.

  • 15 Jun 2011
    First PSO regional seminar held in Sudanese capital instead of Copenhagen opens today

  • 09 Jun 2011
    UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon launches the strategic planning initiative for the Dinnieh region

    On Thursday June 9, 2011, UNDP-ART GOLD North Lebanon in partnership with the Union of Municipalities of Dinnieh will launch the Strategic Planning for the Dinnieh Dinnieh at 11:00 AM at the Jazar Hotel in Sir el Dinnieh. This initiative is funded by the Belgian and Italian governments within the framework of UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon.

  • 08 Jun 2011
    The UN system launches internal campaign to fight HIV-related stigma and discrimination in the workplace in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Riyadh, the United Nations system is launching on the 8th of June 2011, a global campaign called “Stigma Fuels HIV” aimed to create awareness and to fight against HIV related stigma and discrimination. The UN system strives to become a model workplace in regard to HIV and for this reason it provides continuing training to its employees about HIV prevention, treatment and care options; and it has adopted advanced policies that ensure a fair and respectful environment.

  • 05 Jun 2011
    Experiences of other countries can guide democracy in the Arab region

    Cairo – HE Essam Sharaf, Prime Minister of Egypt and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Helen Clark , inaugurated today the "International Forum on Pathways of Democratic Transitions: International Experiences, Lessons Learnt and the Road Ahead." The 2-days forum aims to share experiences of countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America which have undergone democratic transitions in recent years to enrich on-going debates on democracy and development in Egypt, Tunisia, and elsewhere in the Arab states region.

  • 02 Jun 2011
    Producing and promoting products based on sustainable harvested MAPs

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Management into Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) Production Processes in Lebanon” project, in cooperation with the United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV), Kraft Foods Inc. and “Badr Hassoun & sons – Khan El Saboun” company, is organizing a press conference on the role of the private sector in producing and promoting products based on sustainably harvested medicinal and aromatic plants.

  • 28 May 2011
    The community development portal www.kenanaonline.com wins first prize at the 7th Arab e-content Award 2011

    The Community Development Portal (CDP) www.kenanaonline.com won the 1st Prize in the 7th Arab e-Content Award 2011 under the Social Network Category. The Award, sponsored by the e-Government Authority in Bahrain, will be officially announcement at the Bahrain IT Expo 2011 on Tuesday 17th May, 2011, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology.

  • 24 May 2011
    Small new businesses are the largest contributor to job creation in Jordan

    Amman – Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) account for 37% of total employed and 60% of total employment in the private sector in Jordan, spotlights Jordan Human Development Report 2011 launched here today under the patronage of HRH Princess Basma bint Talal, the Honorary Human Development Ambassador for the (UNDP). It shows while MSME’s do contribute toward development in Jordan through employment and empowerment, their contribution can and should be expanded.

  • 24 May 2011
    Public participation key to new constitution making

    Khartoum, With the opening of the Constitution Making Forum, the Government of Sudan initiated a broad-based consultative process for drafting a permanent constitution, here today. The Forum, an initiative of the Advisory Council for Human Rights (ACHR) and is supported by the United Nations, notably the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 24 May 2011
    2011 Jordan Human Development Report: Small New Businesses are the Largest Contributor to Job Creation in Jordan

    Amman – Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) account for 37% of total employed and 60% of total employment in the private sector in Jordan, spotlights Jordan Human Development Report 2011 launched here today under the patronage of HRH Princess Basma bint Talal, the Honorary Human Development Ambassador for the (UNDP). It shows while MSME’s do contribute toward development in Jordan through employment and empowerment, their contribution can and should be expanded.

  • 24 May 2011
    UNDP handover of GFATM HIV program construction sites to FMOH at new central warehouse in Khartoum

    Khartoum – The Undersecretary of the Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Isamaldine Mohammed Abdalla received a commemorative key from UNDP Acting Deputy Country Director, Yakub Beris, to mark the successful delivery of more than 60 health facilities constructed through the Global Fund grant for combating HIV/AIDS in Sudan, at the handover ceremony held this morning in the new central warehouse for storage of drugs, in Khartoum North.

  • 18 May 2011
    The Government of Germany and UNDP Sign a 3.5 million Euro agreement to create employment opportunities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

    Jerusalem - As part of its continuing effort to tackle unemployment in the occupied Palestinian territory, the Government of Germany, through its Development Bank (KFW), and the United Nations Development Programme signed an agreement in the amount of 3.5 million Euros on Wednesday May 18, 2011 in Ramallah. Mr. Marc Engelhardt, Head of KfW in the occupied Palestinian territory and Mr. Frode Mauring, UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator attended the ceremony.

  • 11 May 2011
    UNDP Jordan marks its first social media initiative

    Last week marked UNDP Jordan’s first social media initiative with 66 participants representing five national partners attending the “Social Media Week”. The initiative included daily sessions to introduce targeted national partners of the Governance Portfolio to social media concepts, platforms, strategic approaches and organizational and content policies each in their specific context. As the Country Office itself is planning to develop its social media plan, a learning session for UNDP Country Office and project staff on social media was delivered early in the Week.

  • 08 May 2011
    Community security initiatives take off in Blue Nile State

    Damazine. On Sunday May 8th, the Sudanese Development Initiative (SUDIA), with the support of the Joint DDR Commission (JDDRC) and the UNDP, officially launched two pilot social reintegration projects, which will be implemented in Blue Nile State. The launch took place in Damazine town, and was attended by more than 30 participants, including representatives from the state government, UN agencies, the media, and civil society.

  • 02 May 2011
    Arab States can reap significant benefits from international experience in electoral assistance

    Cairo– The UNDP “Community of Practice on Electoral Assistance for the Arab Region,” which opened today in Cairo, highlighted two factors of central importance in assisting the conduct of fair and transparent elections in countries which are undergoing major transformations towards democracy: the exchange of experience and coordination between international organizations actively involved in electoral assistance in the region, and understanding mechanisms employed in other countries to guarantee electoral credibility.

  • 20 Apr 2011
    UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon improves the quality of the medical and educational services at the social development center in Bab Al Tebbaneh - Tripoli

    UNDP-ART GOLD North Lebanon in partnership with “Les Amis du Liban à Monaco” will inaugurate the newly equipped and rehabilitated dental care unit and kindergarten at Social Development Center in Bab Al Tebbaneh – Tripoli at 12:00pm. This inauguration falls under the UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon’s project entitled "Rehabilitating and Equipping the dental care unit and kindergarten at the Social Development Center in Bab Al Tebbaneh", in collaboration with the municipality of Tripoli.

  • 20 Apr 2011
    First UNDP/global fund country level donor meeting successfully sheds light on Sudan’s progress in public health

    Khartoum, Ambassadors from Global Fund donor countries, UN agencies representatives, the Undersecretary of the Federal Ministry of Health, the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Secretariat, and heads of national programmes for AIDS, TB and Malaria, gathered for the first country-level Global Fund donor meeting in Sudan Tuesday afternoon. The purpose of the meeting was to share the successes of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Global Fund with the Global Fund donors while better acquainting them with the GFATM programmes and goals, after being on the ground for five years in Sudan

  • 19 Apr 2011
    UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon improves the quality of the educational services at two public schools in Bint Jbeil and Marjeyoun Cazas

    UNDP-ART GOLD South Lebanon in partnership with “Les Amis du Liban à Monaco” will inaugurate the newly equipped and rehabilitated theatre at the Bint Jbeil elementary mixed public school. This falls under the ART GOLD project entitled "Upgrading the educational services and extra-curricular activities at the public schools of Bint Jbeil and Blat in South Lebanon".

  • 12 Apr 2011
    Launching of the "media development" programme

    Under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Minister of Information, Dr. Tarek Mitri, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with AFP foundation, Canal France International (CFI) and the French embassy in Lebanon, have the pleasure to invite you to attend the launching of the “Media Development” programme and the opening session of the first training session for the Lebanese reporters. This event will take place on Tuesday April 12th 2011 at 9am at the Crown plaza hotel, Queen1 hall, in Hamra.