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  • 27 Oct 2014
    Financing Phase II of the Grant Program “Agricultural Census 2014 in the Republic of Armenia”

    Yerevan, 27 October 2014 – Government of the Republic of Armenia hosted a signing ceremony for the Agreement of Phase II of a grant program titled “Agricultural Census 2014 in the Republic of Armenia,” funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    Message from Helen Clark on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    Each year on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we can recommit to that goal, and, in the words of the UN Secretary-General's message for this day this year, plan for a world where no-one is left behind. Since 1990, the baseline date against which Millennium Development Goal progress is measured, hundreds of millions of people have moved out of extreme poverty and attained better access to health care and education. Globally, extreme poverty has reduced by half since 1990; the goal of enrolling all children in primary schools is close to being met; child mortality has been significantly reduced, and 2.3 billion people have gained access to improved drinking water.

  • 01 Oct 2014
    UNDP Administrator emphasizes citizen engagement in development

    Yerevan, 01 October 2014 - On 28-30 September Helen Clark, Administrator of UNDP and Chair of the UN Development Group came to Armenia on her first visit to the country. In discussions with government, civil society, women leaders, and international development partners, Clark emphasized the principle of citizen engagement in designing development assistance– ““UNDP is engaging with Armenia’s people and government to build development solutions to the challenges of today and the future. Armenians are very pragmatic and highly capable people. During my short visit I have been very impressed with the level of professionalism and talent here. I am also encouraged by the emerging women’s leadership, including at the local level”.

  • 05 Nov 2013
    UNDP and AMAA Address Youth Employment Challenges in Armenia

    Yerevan, 05 November 2013 – Capitalizing on the successful partnership and joint achievements in increasing youth employability, today Bradley Busetto, UNDP Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia, and Harout Nercessian, Armenia Representative of Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), signed an agreement to further continue the Youth Career Trail (YCT) project. Former beneficiaries of the YCT were also present at the signing ceremony, who shared with participants their experiences and ideas on further expansion of the initiative.

  • 07 Oct 2013
    UNDP and its Partners Join Efforts to Restore Historical-Cultural Heritage in Gyumri

    Yerevan, 07 October 2013 – The city of Gyumri is gifted with rich historical and cultural monuments. During centuries a unique architectural style has been formed in Gyumri, with more than 1,600 historical-architectural buildings covering an area of about 220 hectares. Most of them were built in the same period - 19th and beginning of 20th centuries. However, during the recent years the city’s historical and cultural heritage has suffered due to the 1988 devastating earthquake and insufficient funding and investments by public and private sectors. This, in its turn, hindered community development and investment flows to the second largest city of Armenia.

  • 13 Sep 2013
    Mr. Eduardo Eurnekian – UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador

    Yerevan, 13 September 2013 – For his instrumental role in supporting sustainable development in Armenia, for his efforts in the country aimed at reducing poverty, bridging regional disparities, creating jobs and improving the quality of services, today the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia appointed Eduardo Eurnekian, a prominent Argentinean-Armenian businessman and one of the largest investors in Armenia, as its first ever National Goodwill Ambassador.

  • 15 Aug 2013
    UN RC/UNDP RR and Ambassador of Finland visited Tavush region

    Today, Bradley Busetto, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia, and Ambassador of Finland Christer Michelsson visited Tavush region and got familiarized with the works implemented within the framework of UNDP Aid for Trade project.

  • 29 Jul 2013
    UNDP and AMAA support the fresh graduates to enter the labor market

    60 Armenian fresh graduates were hosted in 21 local companies for 6-month paid internship as a result of the 4th round of UNDP “Youth Career Trail” project, co-sponsored by Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA). Thirty of the graduates have been employed at the location of their internships. The other thirty are expected to find employment shortly as they have earned valuable job experience.

  • 02 Jul 2013
    55 percent of college students find work after graduation

    Around 55 percent of college graduates find employment after graduating from vocational education (VET) institutions, while the average timeframe to find a job is six months, reveals the 2010-2011 VET Graduate Tracer Study, launched today with participation of Armen Ashotyan, Minister of Education and Science, and Sophie Kemkhadze, UNDP Officer-in-Charge.

  • 05 Jun 2013
    Armenia is Among 44 Countries Piloting MDG Acceleration Framework

    Today, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia launched a report - "Youth Employment in Armenia" - developed within the framework of the "The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Acceleration Framework: Youth Employment in Armenia" initiative.

  • 22 May 2013
    Community development in Tavush region in the focus of UNDP

    Today Bradley Busetto, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia, visited UNDP project sites in Tavush region.

  • 12 Apr 2013
    Armenia Hosted an Annual Meeting of Senior UNDP Representatives from Europe and CIS

    On 10-12 April UNDP in Armenia hosted a cluster meeting of UNDP Deputy Resident Representatives from across the Europe and CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) region.

  • 05 Apr 2013
    President Received the Newly Appointed UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia

    President Serzh Sargsyan received today the newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Bradley Busetto.

  • 28 Mar 2013
    Edward Nalbandian received the newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia

    Today Foreign Minister of the Republic of Armenia Edward Nalbandian received the newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Bradley Busetto.

  • 23 Mar 2013
    Earth Hour 2013 in Armenia

    Yerevan, 23 March 2013 – Today the capital of Armenia joined more than 7000 cities and towns in more than 150 countries and territories to observe Earth Hour 2013 - the single, largest, symbolic mass participation event in the world.

  • 21 Mar 2013
    Priorities for the global development agenda shaped by unprecedented public outreach effort

    The United Nations presented today the first findings from an unprecedented global conversation through which people from all over the world have been invited to help Member States shape the future development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their target date at the end of 2015.

  • 22 Feb 2013
    The Foreign Minister received the Deputy Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS

    Yerevan, 22 February 2013 – Today, RA Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian received Deputy Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS Haoliang Xu.

  • 06 Feb 2013
    Enhancement of the border management capabilities at Bavra - Ninotsminda Border Crossing Point between Armenia and Georgia

    Yerevan, 06 February 2013 – Today, UNDP in Armenia, the EU Delegation to Armenia, the RA National Security Council and the State Revenue Committee jointly presented the objectives and perspectives of the EU funded and UNDP implemented “Enhancement of the border management capabilities at Bavra - Ninotsminda Border Crossing Point between Armenia and Georgia” project at an opening conference held at Tigran Mets Hall of Marriott Armenia Hotel.

  • 22 Jan 2013
    Collection of UNDP Innovative Development Stories in Europe and Central Asia now available in Russian language

    22 January 2013— UNDP’s collection of Innovative Development Stories in Europe and Central Asia (Empowering Lives, Building Resilience Vol. 2) launched in September 2012 is now available in Russian language. This publication showcases transformative development achievements in Eastern European and Central Asian countries.