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  • 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.

  • 10 Oct 2011
    UNDP discusses with governments officials, NGOs and UN agencies recovery and prospects for long term sustainable development in Darfur

    El Fasher – During his first visit to Darfur, the newly appointed UNDP Country Director Mr. Sayed Aqa met with the Wali of North Darfur, Mr. Osman Kibir, on October 9 in El Fasher. Mr. Kibir commended the work of UNDP throughout the years, particularly its focus on sustainability and capacity development of state institutions and NGOs in the three Darfur states.

  • 06 Oct 2011
    Helping Africa's poor to manage risks key to region’s progress, says new report

    New York — African countries should enhance the strength and resilience of their poor populations through targeted social safeguards, according to “Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”, a region-specific report released today.

  • 30 Sep 2011
    Siemens and UNDP launch joint anti-corruption efforts for Arab region

    Tunis - Siemens and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have teamed up to promote integrity and openness throughout the Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa.

  • 21 Sep 2011
    Inauguration of a primary health care center in Sareen El Fawka – Baalbeck

    UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon in partnership with the municipality of Sareen El Fawka, and the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) will inaugurate the newly equipped primary health care center in Sareen Al Fawka at the primary health care center premises on Thursday September 22nd 2011 at 11:30am sharp. The inauguration will be convened in the presence of Mr. Seifeldin Abbaro, UNDP Country Director, the head of the Eastern Baalbeck Federation, in addition to local officials and representatives from the civil society.

  • 19 Sep 2011
    Solar Summit Arabia

    Riyadh, The Solar Arabia Summit sponsored by UNDP which serves as supporting organization and will be hosted by King Saud University during the 23rd and 24th of October 2011. The summit will bring together key policy-makers, government officials, investors and business conglomerates involved in shaping Saudi Arabia's solar energy future. The summit will provide an opportunity to capitalize on the Kingdom's investment of US$100 billion in the solar energy sector and its objective to achieve 5 gigawatts of solar generated power by the year 2020.

  • 13 Sep 2011
    UNDP welcomes second meeting of states parties to the convention on cluster munitions

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commended the Government of Lebanon on the opening day of a landmark meeting on cluster munitions for its leadership role to advance this important agenda.

  • 04 Sep 2011
    Red Sea State first in Sudan to expand role of civil society in budget making and expenditure management

    Red Sea State: For the first time in Sudan, a civil society network has been involved in the process of drafting the state budget. To date, the network has expanded community-based budget monitoring to 10 localities in the Red Sea State.

  • 26 Jul 2011
    DDR sensitization mission in El Srief, north Darfur

    El Fasher – A sensitization programme to disseminate messages on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) and Small Arms Control was organized yesterday in El Srief locality, situated 45 kilometers North of El Fasher, North Darfur, by African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), UN Development Program (UNDP) and the Sudan DDR Commission (SDDRC); in active coordination with other relevant UN agencies like UNICEF.

  • 21 Jul 2011
    Media workshop on the disaster risk reduction

    Under the patronage of the Prime Minister Mr. Najib Mikati, and in cooperation with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the United Nations Development Programme, “Strengthening Disaster Risk Management Capacities in Lebanon” project, is organizing the opening ceremony of the “Disaster Risk Reduction Media Workshop” on Thursday 21st of July at 9 am in the Grand Serail.

  • 20 Jul 2011
    Launching of the strategic plans to improve the olive and vegetable sectors in Akkar

    The Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDGF) funded by the Spanish Government, is organizing a launching ceremony of the Strategic Plans to improve the Olive and Vegetable sectors in Akkar border area on Wednesday 20th of July at 12:30pm at the Quality Inn hotel in Tripoli. The ceremony will also include distribution of award certificates to the participants in the training programme on local socio economic development.

  • 06 Jul 2011
    Sounding good: musical performances in Darfur make the difference

    EL Fasher - They’ve launched and produced newspapers, radios programmes in local unwritten languages, street theatre performances, and have entertained and informed thousands of children in IDP camps with their puppet shows. Now, on 7th July, 2011, Afia Sudan is returning to Darfur, this time in El Fasher, to organize extensive community outreach activities

  • 28 Jun 2011
    UNDP Kuwait launches Twitter account

    The United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait (UNDP Kuwait) has registered and launched its Twitter account at @UNDPKuwait.