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  • 04 Jun 2011
    Youth can be a formidable force for development in the new Egypt

    Cairo – The challenges which Egypt currently faces are not confined to achieving a smooth transition through building representative and responsive political institutions. Charting a new course for social and economic development which reduces poverty, creates decent work – including for young people, and achieves equity is also high on the agenda. This was the conclusion of a youth-oriented workshop held today under the title: "Social and Economic Challenges in Egypt: Policies required to develop the Economy and achieve Social Equity."

  • 03 Jun 2011
    Opportunities for economic and political inclusion in the Arab Spring

    In recent months, millions of people came onto the streets of a number of Arab States demanding change.

  • 24 May 2011
    Lebanon kick off solar powered schools

    Beirut - Teachers and students at 25 public schools in South Lebanon are to benefit from a constant supply of electricity to their offices and classrooms following installation of solar panels that provide an alternative to expensive and polluting diesel generators.

  • 23 May 2011
    Water access boosts crop production and incomes in Sudan's rural east

    Khartoum - More than 1,000 farmers living in northeast Sudan now have increased harvests and income due to water irrigation equipment provided through an initiative managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 15 May 2011
    Pre-launching of the national Youth Strategy 2011 – 2015

    The UN House hosted the pre-launching event of the National Youth Strategy 2011 – 2015. In his statement on the occasion, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Sayed Aqa said that the strategy was the result of a fruitful partnership between the General Organization for Youth and Sports (GOYS) and through it with ministries, the private sector and civil society. Mr. Aqa reinforced the importance of investing in youth saying that nations should consider “young generation as the citizens of today and not only the generations of tomorrow.”

  • 11 May 2011
    UNDP present on the ground in Lebanese American University and Beirut Arab University

    Lebanon - Eighteen UN agencies gathered on the 27th of April at the Lebanese American University (LAU) Beirut Campus for the LAU–UN Day to inform students about their missions, mandates and goals.

  • 11 May 2011
    UNDP sign a project with Government to establish capacity development facility in Kingdom of Bahrain

    The Bahrain Institute of Public Administration (BIPA) representing Government of Bahrain and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a three-year project to jointly establishing a facility for capacity development to assess and enhance productivity in the public sector. Dr. Raed Benshams, Director General of BIPA signed on behalf of the government of Bahrain, while Mr. Sayed Aqa, Resident Representative signed on behalf of UNDP. All Arabic and English local newspapers were presented in the event.

  • 09 May 2011
    UNDP benefits from the sun and implements photovoltaic system for lighting in public schools in South Lebanon

    Lebanon - Teachers and students in public schools of South Lebanon will now benefit from constant electricity power in their classrooms and hallways and will be able to run photocopy machines and computer systems, thanks to photovoltaic panels installed by the Country Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Demonstration Project for the Recovery of Lebanon (CEDRO).

  • 05 May 2011
    Inauguration of photovoltaic system for lighting in Public schools

    On Thursday May 5th, 2011 the Country Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Demonstration Project for the Recovery of Lebanon (CEDRO), which is a UNDP-managed project funded by the Government of Spain through the Lebanon Recovery Fund, is organizing the inauguration of “photovoltaic systems for lighting in public schools in Lebanon” at the public school of Kfour, in the South, at 11am.

  • 03 May 2011
    Saudi Arabia provides US$5m for displaced in Pakistan

    Riyadh – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has provided US$5,397,300 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for efforts in Pakistan to assist those uprooted in recent years.

  • 02 May 2011
    Election experts gather to help Arab States conduct polls

    Cairo – More than 50 experts from Arab states and from India, Mexico and South Africa gathered in Cairo to help conduct fair and transparent elections in the North African and Middle Eastern countries currently undergoing historic change.

  • 30 Apr 2011
    UNDP defers programmes for Yemen, Bahrain and Syria

    New York — In light of developments in the region, UNDP is deferring its upcoming five-year programmes for Yemen, Bahrain and Syria pending further review. The decision was taken by UNDP to ensure that new programmes address the evolving development needs of the people in each country.

  • 13 Apr 2011
    "Desire for Dignity" Driver of change in Arab world

    New York — In her second Twitter chat, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark answered questions from around the globe on development in the Arab world. The questions ranged from the causes of the uprisings to women and minorities and from the UN’s role in Libya to the role of social media and youth in Egypt and Tunisia

  • 20 Mar 2011
    UNDP Jordan CO joins: “Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health”

    UNDP Jordan CO has celebrated World Water Day Tow days ago by an Inception workshop for the national component of the Global Project on “Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health”; it was held on the 20th of March, 2011 on the Youth Sport City in Amman, Jordan.

  • 18 Mar 2011
    Landmines continue to kill or maim more than 4,000 people yearly

    The portfolio is an annual snapshot of the impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war in countries or territories with mine action programmes. The portfolio also provides proposals for mine action projects and details their costs. Countries profiled in the 2011 edition of the portfolio have so far secured about 25 percent of the total funding needed for the coming year, leaving a funding gap of $367 million. The largest funding gaps in 2011 are in Iraq ($44 million) and Sudan ($71 million).

  • 14 Mar 2011
    Three United Nations organisations sign 2011-2014 programme action plans with 
the government of Iraq

    Baghdad- The United Nations 
Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have today signed
 their Country Programme Action Plans for their respective 2011-2014 Programmes of Cooperation 
with the Government of Iraq. The signings endorse the key results the agencies will deliver over the
 next four years in support of the Government of Iraq’s development agenda.

  • 09 Mar 2011
    UNDP helps Syria achieve tuberculosis breakthrough

    Support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has increased success in target areas of a programme by the Government of Syria to bring down national TB infection rates.

  • 04 Mar 2011
    UNDP help Lebanese women in conflict-worn communities

    Beirut - More than 40 women’s cooperatives have formed small businesses across Lebanon to revitalize communities that were economically devastated by the 34-day conflict with Israel in 2006.

  • 28 Feb 2011
    UNDP, Western Union join forces to channel remittances for development

    New York — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Western Union Foundation today announced a US$500,000 initiative to assist Filipino and Moroccan migrants living and working abroad to contribute to sustainable local development in their home countries.

  • 25 Feb 2011
    Youth leaders from Lebanese universities nationwide launch Peace Building Clubs, promote volunteerism and youth activism

    Youth leaders from 14 public and private universities nationwide will announce the establishment of Peace Building Clubs and on-campus activities around Volunteerism and Youth Activism at a forum organized by the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Peace Building Project and hosted by the Lebanese American University (Beirut campus) on 25 February, 2011.

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