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  • 17 Apr 2013
    UNDP ART in the 3rd Assises of Decentralized Cooperation

    The 3rd Assises of Decentralized Cooperation were organized in Brussels on April 9-10 by the Committee of the Regions and the European Commission On this occasion, UNDP arranged, through the ART Initiative, an associated seminar “Decentralized Cooperation: towards a Multi-stakeholder and Multi-level Approach".

  • 08 Apr 2013
    UNDP-EU in support of fragile states

    Jordan Ryan, UNDP Director for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, talks about the EU-UNDP collaboration to help fragile countries and communities recover after a conflict or natural disaster. In the last 10 years, the EU has supported a wide range of UNDP programmes addressing many different aspects of crisis prevention and recovery.

  • 22 Mar 2013
    UNDP-EC promote debate around Sustainability in Electoral Administration

    In cooperation with the European Union, UNDP organized a thematic workshop from 4 to 8 March 2013 in Maputo, Mozambique, that explored the main issues related to sustainability in electoral administration and allocation of adequate resources to ensure credible elections. This joint initiative that gathered around 200 participants from 45 countries brought to the forefront the issue of the costs and funding of electoral processes and their impact on sustainability and integrity of electoral administration.

  • 18 Mar 2013
    UN Head in Moldova: “UNDP-EU partnership making a significant difference for people’s lives”

    The UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Moldova, Ms. Nicola Harrington-Buhay, was on a recent visit to Brussels to discuss with key interlocutors within the European Union about the on-going UNDP-EU collaboration in Moldova.

  • 18 Mar 2013
    AGORA, the Portal for Parliamentary Development, launches in Arabic

    AGORA, the Portal for Parliamentary Development, is proud to announce the launch of its Arabic Portal. This Portal is developed to meet the increased demands for parliamentary development assistance from the Arab States following the Arab Spring, and will be actively engaging with parliamentary actors in the region.

  • 14 Mar 2013
    “Rise of South” transforming global power balance, says 2013 Human Development Report

    The rise of the South is radically reshaping the world of the 21st century, with developing nations driving economic growth, lifting hundreds of millions of people from poverty, and propelling billions more into a new global middle class, says the UNDP's 2013 Human Development Report.

  • 08 Mar 2013
    New cross border cooperation between Montenegro & Croatia: Development of ICT for Outdoor Destinations

    The European Union has awarded UNDP in February 2013 a new grant of over EUR 276,000 for strengthening cross-border tourism cooperation between Montenegro and Croatia. The project will stimulate local economy in the cross-border area through bringing together private and public sector in the field of tourism and leveraging new technologies to design user-centric tourism services.

  • 07 Mar 2013
    Launch of the 2013 Human Development Report

    The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – will be launched on 14 March in Mexico City by President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. A pre-launch “under embargo” press briefing of the report with Brussels-based press will be organized at UNDP, UN House (14 Rue Montoyer) on 12 March 2013, from 10:00 to 11:00 hours.

  • 20 Feb 2013
    China: UNDP-EU helped strengthen rule of law and public participation

    UNDP and EU jointly implemented in China project entitled “Governance for Equitable Development” (GED) during a period of five years (2007-2012) in China. This project, which recently came to an end, has led to improved access to justice and law-making process, and to a more favorable policy and legal environment for civil society organizations in China.

  • 30 Jan 2013
    EU key partner to UNDP

    In 2011, the European Union ranked third in the listing of top-donors to UNDP’s total resources (includes both regular and other resources). When considering contributions to “other resources” which consist of earmarked contributions, the EU ranked second.

  • 28 Jan 2013
    UNDP participated at EU Conference on Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance 2014-2020

    Cihan Sultanoğlu, Assistant Secretary General of the UN, and Regional Director at UNDP, participated at the European Commission Conference on the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) 2014-2020, which took place on Friday 25th of January. At the occasion, she shared the latest thinking within UNDP on the key development challenges facing the Western Balkans and Turkey.

  • 25 Jan 2013
    In Zimbabwe, UNDP-EU support development of new Constitution

    EU has awarded UNDP a new contract worth EUR 500,000 to continue to support the drafting and adoption of a new Constitution for Zimbabwe. As part of the agenda to support democratic transformation in the country, the UNDP-EU partnership has since 2009 assisted the Zimbabwean authorities to prepare and conduct a participatory, inclusive and transparent constitution making process.

  • 22 Jan 2013
    UN Under-Secretary-General in Brussels to discuss post-2015 agenda

    Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary General and Associate Administrator of UNDP, is in Brussels to participate at the public hearing on MDGs and beyond 2015 at the European Parliament.

  • 16 Jan 2013
    Awaken the African Giant

    Nick Moon, award-winning supporter of African entrepreneurship, will speak about market based approaches to poverty reduction, food security, economic empowerment and climate change in the “Kapuscinski development lecture” taking place on 16 January in Nicosia, Cyprus. This lecture series is organized jointly by the EU and UNDP.

  • 16 Jan 2013
    UN and EU launch training programme on natural resources and conflict

    Demographic changes, increasing consumption, environmental degradation and climate change are placing increasing pressures on land, water and ecosystems. As a result, natural resource-induced conflicts may well come to define global peace and security in the 21st century.

  • 16 Jan 2013
    EU and UNDP to support elections in Madagascar

    The EU and UNDP have joined forces to support the electoral process that should allow Madagascar to end the on-going political crisis in the country.

  • 16 Jan 2013
    EEAS staff gain understanding on the EU-UN partnership

    The European External Action Service (EEAS) organized on 16 January 2012 a new edition of the course on the EU-UN Partnership for EU staff working in the field of external relations, both at Headquarters and EU Delegations at country level. This training, which belongs to the EEAS catalogue of knowledge-based courses, is jointly organized by the EU and UN on a periodic manner as part of the efforts to promote institutional understanding among them.

  • 20 Dec 2012
    New report on electoral assistance

    In March 2012, over 230 electoral practitioners from over 60 countries came together in Mombasa, Kenya, to review and discuss the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in civil- and voter registration. The workshop was organized by UNDP and the EU, and the Joint EC-UNDP Task Force on Electoral Assistance has now released the final report of the workshop as a way to spread the information and lessons learned from the workshop.

  • 20 Dec 2012
    Serbia destroyed 45,285 small arms and light weapons with EU support

    With EU and UNDP support, Serbia’s Ministry of Interior organized an activity on 20 December 2012 to destroy 17,000 small arms and light weapons (SALW). This brings the total number of destroyed SALWs with EU-funding in Serbia to 45,285. EU and UNDP also supported the earlier destruction of 30,000 SALWs in Croatia.

  • 20 Dec 2012
    The EU and Germany contribute €10 million to UNDP to help countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    The European Commission and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) have each announced a €5 million contribution to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help assist 25 developing countries around the world reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.