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  • 02 Nov 2010
    UNDP supports the general personnel council launch E-Government platform

    Ramallah – A new information portal which will improve the efficiency of the Palestinian civil service and allow online recruitment was launched today by the General Personnel Council (GPC), in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme.

  • 30 Oct 2010
    Launching of the national cancer treatment guidelines

    The United Nation Development Progaramme’s project “TOKTEN” and the Council of Development and Reconstruction (CDR) are organizing a workshop to launch the “National Cancer Treatment Guidelines” adopted by the Ministry.

  • 28 Oct 2010
    UNDP hosts mine action lessons learned workshop “strong commitment needed to make Sudan free of landmines by 2014”

    Khartoum – The landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) clearance assets developed in the form of Joint Integrated Demining Units have cleared 446 kilometre-long Babanusa-Wau railway line and more than 1,650 km of high priority roads in central and Eastern states of the country. This was stated at the Mine Action Capacity Development Lessons Learned Workshop, held here today. The aim of the workshop was to review and capture lessons learned in the field of mine action capacity development and come up with recommendations and priorities for future mine action capacity needs.

  • 26 Oct 2010
    Best opportunity in a generation to achieve MDGs in Sudan, says new report

    Khartoum – Sudan’s progress towards achieving the globally agreed Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been stalled due to the detrimental effects of past and continuing armed conflict in parts of the country. Significant financial and human resources needed to support government authority have caused a reduction or suspension of expenditure increases on essential or basic services to people.

  • 17 Oct 2010
    In the presence of the “Global Elders” delegation chaired by Mary Robinson UNDP signs an agreement with Palestinian NGO’s To empower women in Gaza

    Gaza – As a result of a recent UNDP social assessment survey, conducted in partnership with Gaza civil society organizations, to identify post conflict needs of different groups, including women, following the December 2008 war on Gaza, the United Nations Development Programme /Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People signed an agreement with four Women NGOs in the Gaza Strip to implement a US$350,000 project funded by the Government of Canada through CIDA.

  • 11 Oct 2010
    Prime Minister Salam Fayyad inaugurates the Jericho Agro-Industrial Road project funded by the government of Japan and implemented by UNDP

    Jerusalem– A new road connecting the Jericho wholesale market and the future agro industrial zone was inaugurated today in Jericho in addition to the laying of a cornerstone for the future site of the Jericho Agro-Industrial Park (JAIP). The projects funded by the Government of Japan in the amount of US$ 3.1 million are slated to support the (JAIP) project.

  • 23 Sep 2010
    Egypt’s Development Efforts Assessed

    Cairo – This week, Egypt presented its report on the 2010 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), entitled: Egypt’s Progress Towards Achieving the MDGs 2010 at the MDGs Review Summit convening at the United Nations General Assembly. The heads of State and Government, have gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York from 20 to 22 September 2010 to reaffirm their commitment to work together for a better world. With only five years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to attend the summit to accelerate progress towards the MDGs.

  • 23 Sep 2010
    Inauguration of two environment projects in Marjeyoun Kada

    UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon in collaboration with the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) will be hosting the inaugurations of two projects in Marjeyoun Kada.

  • 16 Sep 2010
    The inauguration of two water maintenance centers in Tyre and Taibeh

    On Thursday, UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon, and in collaboration with the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR), will be hosting the inaugurations of the water maintenance centers in Tyre and Taibeh in South Lebanon.

  • 15 Sep 2010
    Regional consultation meeting, Syria

    Damascus- Under the Patronage of H.E. Dr Kawkab Soubah Dayeh, the Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, The United Nations Development Programme is organizing a Regional Consultation Meeting on “Climate Change Impacts in the Arab Region – Water Scarcity, Drought and Population Mobility” at the Four Seasons Hotel in Damascus.

  • 10 Aug 2010
    Report acknowledges need for development in Iraq

    BAGHDAD - In a report published today, the Government of Iraq and the United Nations presented the progress made in a number of areas towards achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Iraq. These areas are: reducing hunger and child mortality and promoting gender equality. However, there is slower progress reported in other crucial areas: enrolment in primary education, unemployment and access to safe and reliable water and sanitation services.

  • 02 Aug 2010
    Japan offers 8.17 million USD to support referendum in Sudan

    Khartoum - The Government of Japan will provide a contribution to the UN in the amount of approximately $8.17 million to assist the conduct of the referenda in Sudan. The contribution will be channeled through the Referenda Basket Fund managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The funding will enable critical assistance to the newly established Southern Sudan Referendum Commission, and support key activities such as voter registration, civic and voter education, media training, domestic observation, assistance to protection and active participation of women, and strengthening of the Joint Integrated Police Units in Abyei.

  • 30 Jul 2010
    UNDP Administrator deeply saddened by fatal bus crash in Jordan

    Ms. Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, is deeply saddened by the tragic bus accident yesterday evening in Jordan. The crash claimed the lives of five persons and a number of others were injured en route to the Dead Sea.

  • 26 Jul 2010
    UN rolls out new initiative for conflict prevention in South Kordofan and warrap states

    Khartoum, a new UN Joint Programme on peace-building and conflict prevention is set to make a start in South Kordofan and Warrap. The initiative involves the Government of National Unity, the Government of Southern Sudan, and eight international agencies based in Sudan and is backed by the Spanish Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Achievement Fund.

  • 08 Jul 2010
    Saudi Arabia: New project will change urban landscape

    UNDP and the Government of Saudi Arabia last month launched a new project that would guide the shape and pace of urbanization that is set to change the Kingdom’s development landscape over the next decade.

  • 05 Jul 2010
    UNDP launches training for Palestinian leaders and journalists on covering HIV and AIDS

    Bethlehem – 25 journalists and 100 Palestinian representatives from the national HIV and AIDS committee, civil society, UN agencies and religious leaders began a three day workshop on strengthening the response to HIV and AIDS in the occupied Palestinian territory.

  • 28 Jun 2010
    New youth labour market survey: need for promoting self-employment in three states of north

    Khartoum, Self-employment is an effective antidote to counter the rising problem of youth unemployment in the three Northern States of South Kordofan, North Kordofan and Blue Nile State. Technical and vocational training institutions are in place throughout the three states, however, in most cases these institutions are in dire need of upgrading their physical infrastructure, their training equipment and their curriculum. These technical schools when adequately rehabilitated will ensure a steady supply of young and skilled workers with vocations that are suited to the local demands of the markets in each of the three states. These are just some of the findings from a Youth and Labour Market Survey, released here today. The findings were released at a Workshop that was inaugurated by the Federal Minister of Youth and Sports, H.E. Mr. Haj Magid Siwar.

  • 28 Jun 2010
    Lebanese expatriates carry out development projects in their homeland

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)–LIVE LEBANON project is organizing a press conference to announce the implementation of several development projects in the Beirut southern suburbs as well as the North and South of Lebanon. The press conference will take place on Monday 28th of June at 10:00am at the premises of the Syndicate of Press in Ain el Tineh, Beirut.

  • 17 Jun 2010
    Netherlands and UNDP sign a $2.8 million agreement in support of the Palestinian justice system

    Jerusalem – The Government of the Netherlands has agreed to provide US$2.8 million to the UNDP’s Supporting the Rule of Law and Access to Justice for the Palestinian People programme over two years, it was announced today.

  • 07 Jun 2010
    The state of the environment in Lebanese courts

    Under the patronage and presence of their Excellencies Ministers of Environment and Justice, Me. Mohamad Rahhal and Professor Ibrahim Najjar, the United Nations Development Programme has the pleasure to invite you to “The State of the Environment in Lebanese Courts” conference on Monday 7 June 2010 at 10:00am at the “Maison de L’avocat” in Aadlieh-Beirut.