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  • 01 Dec 2013
    Signing of five agreements to address environmental challenges in Socotra

    Sana’a – A signing ceremony took place at United Nations Development Programme office in Sana’a between the Global Environmental Facility, Small Grant Programme (GEF-SGP) and five Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) from Socotra to implement specific interventions to address environmental challenges in their localities.

  • 06 Nov 2013
    Helen Clark visits UAE

    The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, just completed a three day visit to the United Arab Emirates focused on UAE’s work on sustainable development and climate change, development co-operation, and logistical support to facilitate humanitarian efforts.

  • 22 Oct 2013
    2014 State of Energy Report Launched between UNDP and Dubai

    The inaugural State of Energy Report for Dubai stands as an example of this effort, one of the world’s first sub-national reports to capture trends and opportunities in the drive for a sustainable energy future. Developed in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme and the Dubai Carbon Centre for Excellence, the State of the Energy Report highlights the drive by Dubai to emerge as a centre of innovation, investment and technology in the Arab region.

  • 21 Oct 2013
    Livestock industry finds an alternate to charcoal in Somalia

    In the Karkaar region of Putland of Somalia, 3,500 households were provided with energy-efficient stoves and local enterprises have started sprouting around alternative energy industries providing job opportunities to many.

  • 21 Oct 2013
    Countering land degradation and water scarcity in Tafilalet

    Recognizing the need to safeguard the future of Tafilalet, UNDP, with support from the Government of Japan through the Africa Adaptation Programme and other partners, launched in 2007, a sustainable development project to counter the ecological, economic and social impact of land degradation and water scarcity.

  • 19 Jun 2013
    Palestinian Prime Minister and the Representative of UNDP sign a partnership agreement in support of area C and East Jerusalem

    Ramallah–19 June 2013 – His Excellency Prime Minister Rami Al Hamdallah welcomed today Mr Frode Mauring, UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator to discuss joint efforts in supporting the Government’s national development plans and launch the “FAIR” Facilitating Access to Infrastructure Resilience in ‘Area C’ and East Jerusalem programme

  • 23 May 2013
    Towards a green economy: The Palestinian Engineers Association and UNDP launch the national green building guidelines

    Ramallah – In an effort to create a healthier and more resource efficient models of construction, the Palestinian Engineers Association and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the National Green Building Guidelines in partnership with the Palestinian Higher Green Building Council on 23 May 2013 in Ramallah.

  • 14 May 2013
    Launching the Climate Change Policy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

    His Excellency Eng. Ahmad Al Qatarneh, Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment, stated in his opening remarks “This policy is considered the first of its kind in the field of climate change in the Middle East, as the policy is developed through a national consultation process led by the Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the National Energy Research Center and the United Nations Development Programme as part of the “Developing policy-relevant capacity for implementation of the Global Environmental Conventions in Jordan (CB2)”project.”

  • 17 Apr 2013
    Breaking the cycle of charcoal production in Somalia

    Mogadishu, Somalia – Every year, a staggering quarter of a million tonnes of charcoal is exported from Somalia to Gulf countries. To produce this amount, 4.4 million trees are cut down, and 72,900 hectares of land cleared. In a country already prone to natural disasters such as flooding and drought, the impact this has on the natural environment and the people who rely on it for their livelihoods has proven devastating.

  • 04 Mar 2013
    Al-Jadeed TV joins UNDP to support “Live Lebanon”

    UNDP in cooperation with the UN Information Centre in Beirut organized a press conference to launch a one-year partnership with Al-Jadeed TV and sign a memorandum of understating to support the "Live Lebanon" Initiative.

  • 03 Jan 2013
    Improving livelihoods and reducing environmental degradation through alternative energy in Somalia

    The Hawd Plateau is like many areas in Somalia. The landscape is arid. The sun, relentless and blinding, scorches the earth. Riverbeds are almost always dry, and livestock, the lifeblood of this country, seek cover from the heat under the thin shadows cast by Acacia trees.

  • 10 Dec 2012
    "Acting Green" at the core of Banque Libano-Francaise strategy while financing its Earth Card competition winning projects

    In line with its ‘green’ commitment to preserve Lebanon natural heritage, the Bank, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme – Lebanon (UNDP), held a gathering on December 10, 2012, at Phoenicia Hotel to award valuable prizes to three winners of the 1st Earth Card competition, launched in September 2011 in the framework of the “Towards Sustainable Energy” theme.

  • 04 Dec 2012
    Helen Clark: NDRC’s Side Event on South-South Co-operation and Climate Change

    Remarks by Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator NDRC’s Side Event on South-South Co-operation and Climate Change

  • 30 Nov 2012
    Increasing access to sustainable energy - OFID contributes to UNDP’s initiative on renewable energy in Gaza

    Jerusalem – The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the United Nations Development Programme signed an agreement worth USD529,300 to co-finance the Renewable Energy Generation through Solar Panels project in the Gaza Strip.

  • 25 Nov 2012
    Clean-up campaign in Kurani Ainkawa

    UNDP Iraq gathered over 100 children from Kurani Ainkawa to clean-up their neighbourhood. Kurani Ainkawa is a poor and socially conservative area at the heart of Erbil. UNDP Iraq is supporting the community to improve its accessibility to basic and social services and improve its socio-economic opportunities.

  • 08 Nov 2012
    “Why Tackling Climate Change Matters for Development”

    “Why Tackling Climate Change Matters for Development” Lecture by Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and UNDG Chair Co-organized by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment & the Stanford Program in Human Biology Stanford, California, USA Thursday, 8 November 2012 Progress towards a new global climate agreement has been painfully slow. In my lecture today, I will talk about key issues at stake in the negotiations, and why concerted international action to tackle global warming matters so much to poor people and poor countries on the front lines of climate change.

  • 07 Nov 2012
    “Our World in 2050: More Equitable and Sustainable – or Less?”

    I thank the World Affairs Council for inviting me to deliver this lecture as part of its ongoing mini-series: “Spotlight on Development Challenges”. As Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, I find the topic of this lecture series and the Council’s interest in what the world might look like in 2050 particularly relevant to our work to help address one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: how to lift human development while staying within planetary boundaries.

  • 16 Oct 2012
    Energy efficiency standards and labelling project

    UNDP project ” Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling’’ organised an event about discussing the technical market assessment of the upcoming energy efficiency regulations and their impact on the commercial sector.

  • 20 Sep 2012
    MOU between Live Lebanon & BBAC

    Today, at the Phoenicia hotel, UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)and BBAC (Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries) signed a memorandum of understanding in the presence of Mr. Robert Watkins, UNDP’s Resident Representative, Mr. Ghassan Assaf, BBAC’s Chairman and General Manager, Mr. Milad Nammour, representing Mr. Haytham Joumaa the General Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants – Directorate of Emigrants Affairs, delegations from BBAC and UNDP, in addition to representatives from local and international organizations and members from the press.

  • 26 Aug 2012
    Beekeeping fosters economic recovery in Darfur

    South Darfur is known as a troubled region, beset by years of conflict, poverty and human suffering. Yet the Honey Value Chain Project - part of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) early recovery activities in Darfur - is bringing hope and economic opportunity to this distressed state in Sudan.

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