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30 Mar 2010
New York, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met today with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Tawfeeq Almansoor. During their meeting, the Ambassador presented the Administrator with a check of US$ 1 million as Bahrain´s contribution to recovery efforts in Haiti. UNDP will be using these funds for the Haiti Recovery Programme, and the contribution will go to the UNDP Cash for Work Programme to help the people of Haiti.
26 Mar 2010
Baghdad – After suffering for decades from poor economic oversight and ineffective administrative practices, Iraq’s government on Wednesday launched the country’s first Anti-Corruption Strategy, developed with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
25 Mar 2010
On March 23rd, Egypt has launched a new index for listed companies called Standard and Poor’s/Egypt Stock Exchange Economic Social and Governance Index (S&P-EGX ESG)
24 Mar 2010
Jerusalem -Today is World TB Day, a day which commemorates the discovery of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis and serves as a reminder that 1.6 million people die every year from the disease. TB remains to be the number one opportunistic infection affecting people living with HIV and AIDS.
17 Mar 2010
Marrakech, Morocco ― To cope with challenges emanating from the financial crisis, climate change, food shortages and conflicts, developing countries need —now more than ever― to build capable institutions that will help them protect their citizens and sustain economic growth. The need to transform government institutions by investing in people’s capabilities and in providing innovative solutions and incentives that enable the delivery of effective services was a central message at the first day of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) global conference Capacity is Development, which began here today.
17 Mar 2010
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Litani River Authority are organizing a ceremony to launch the “Hydro Agriculture Development Project of Marjeyoun Area” in collaboration with the Government of Spain on Wednesday 17th of March at 10:00am at the premises of the Litani River Authority (5th Floor, Ibrahim Abdel Al conference room) in Bechara EL Khoury.
12 Mar 2010
Under the patronage and in the presence of H.E. Minister of Interior and Municipalities Me. Ziad Baroud, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is organizing a ceremony to distribute certificates to the civil defense trainees on the occasion of the completion of the second phase of the first stage of the “search and rescue” training. The ceremony will take place on Friday 12th of March at 9:45am at the civil defense premises in Tehwita where search and rescue equipments and fire fighting trucks will be delivered.
08 Mar 2010
Baghdad – I congratulate the more than 12 million Iraqis who went to the polls, some braving insecurity, to cast their ballots for a better future, marking the historic character of election day. This turnout was beyond the expectations of many. I commend the IHEC Board of Commissioners and the more than 300,000 Iraqis engaged by IHEC, for their efforts to conduct elections in a well organized and professional fashion. UNAMI is proud to have supported their work.
04 Mar 2010
Baghdad -- On March 7, Iraqis will vote for 325 members of the Council of Representatives, the nation’s parliament, from 18 governorate constituencies, the third election conducted since 2003.
18 Feb 2010
Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), has welcomed the cease-fire in the conflict between the Government of Yemen and the Houthi rebels. Miss Clark added that UNDP will work with all parties in support of recovery and development of the region affected by the conflict.
04 Feb 2010
Ramallah – The General Personnel Council (GPC), in cooperation with the Government of Italy and the United Nations Development Programme held a graduation ceremony for the first group of Palestinian civil servants to complete the Civil Service Leadership Development training programme.
03 Feb 2010
Damascus - A project aimed at up scaling the developing process of the “Al-Ghab” region has been signed at the State Planning Commission as a joint collaboration between the State Planning Commission (SPC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Food and Agriculture organization (FAO).
- 21 Jan 2010
16 Dec 2009
Global Warming is manifested in Iraq through: • More frequent and more severe droughts, 2008/09 was the second such prolonged drought period in ten years.
03 Dec 2009
Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan – Every year an unknown number of Iraqis gets killed or maimed due to landmines and unexploded remnants of war, as their country is among the most contaminated with unexploded ordnance. One of the victims is Yahya Muhammed Taha, who stepped on a landmine and lost his left leg at the age of 23, seven years ago.
18 Nov 2009
UNDP salutes heroes of the environment New York — The winning photographs of an eco-themed photo contest focused on Africa feature environmentalists planting trees in a water catchment area in Kenya, Moroccan women turning plastic bags into handbags as part of a fair trade project, and a Kenyan couple planting a tree on their wedding day.
04 Nov 2009
Since 1978, UNDP's Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People has been implementing projects in the occupied Palestinian territory worth over US$600 million.
03 Nov 2009
Windsor, UK - Nine of the world’s major religions today announced new, concrete actions to tackle climate change at a summit organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the non-profit group Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) and HRH The Prince Philip, who hosted the unique gathering at his Windsor Castle home.
27 Oct 2009
Amman, Jordan - iKNOW Politics, an online network dedicated to the advancement of women in politics, launched a new Arabic language version here today, opening it up to potentially millions of new users in a region where women are underrepresented politically.
22 Sep 2009
UNDP directed US$579 million in human development aid to the Arab region in 2008, an increase of 21 percent from the year before in a region that is experiencing a number of conflict and post-conflict recovery situations. Indeed, the bulk of the funds, 70 percent, went toward programmes in Iraq, Sudan, Somalia and Palestine supporting the rehabilitation of socioeconomic infrastructure and the creation of temporary employment for the millions of people who suffered devastating losses as a result of violent conflict.
- أطلقت حكومة اليابان وبرنامج الأمم المتحدة الإنمائي هذا الاسبوع المرحلة الثالثة من مبادرة كبرى لدعم التحول في المنطقة العربية، وتوسيع الشراكة الإستراتجية لتشمل 14 دولة عربية بالإضافة العراق ولبنان وفلسطين. ويركز برنامجنا بالشراكة مع اليابان على القضايا الأكثر أهمية في كل دولة. نحن ممتنون لحكومة وشعب اليابان على دعمهم الذي يأتي في الوقت المناسب والمهم جداً. JICA Tokyo International Center JICA PR http://on.undp.org/vNAiz 15 April AT 05:01 AM
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- الدول العربية تسعى إلى إنشاء شبكة إقليمية للاستجابة للأزمات بالتعاون مع جامعة الدول العربية والاتحاد الأوروبي وبرنامج الأمم المتحدة الإنمائي. أختتمت البارحة في العاصمة الأردنية عمان، فعاليات المؤتمر الإقليمي الأول المنعقد تحت عنوان "نحو شبكة للاستجابة للأزمات في المنطقة العربية"، والّذي جمع المسؤولين عن الاستجابة للأزمات في عشرين دولة عربية ليناقشوا وعلى مدى يومين سبل تعزيز البنية الإقليمية لإدارة الأزمات في المنطقة العربية سعياً إلى ربط المؤسسات الوطنية المعنية بإدارة الأزمات ببعضها البعض، وتعزيز قدراتها وإجراءاتها التشغيلية، في مجالي الإنذار المبكر والاستجابة للأزمات. http://ow.ly/i/5biTy European Commission أخبار جامعة الدول العربية European External Action Service - EEAS 09 April AT 08:10 AM
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