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08 Jul 2010
An innovative approach to water resource management in Syria is estimated to be helping 18,000 people hit by a three-year long drought.
21 Jun 2010
The Kingdom of Bahrain re-confirmed its commitment to the protection of human rights by hosting a two-day workshop on Safeguards against Torture and Other Ill-treatments. The aim of the workshop was to deepen the understanding and functioning of safeguards against torture as they are enshrined in international law and to encourage participants to reflect on national law and practice in the light of these international standards.
09 Jun 2010
Supporting the development of the national childhood strategy and the national strategy for persons with disabilities for the Kingdom of Bahrain
The Ministry of Social Development and UNDP signed a project document today to develop two national strategies; the National Childhood Strategy and the National Strategy for Persons with Disabilities. The agreement, which comes as a result of thorough discussions with different stakeholders, including government and non-government institutions, was signed by H.E. Dr. Fatima Al Balooshi, Minister of Social Development and Mr. Sayed Aqa, UNDP Resident Representative in Bahrain at a formal ceremony at the Ministry of Social Development premises. Also present at the signing ceremony were representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Finance.
27 May 2010
The second phase of the joint UNDP and Ministry of Industry and Commerce Globalization Programme entitled: ‘Support to Enhancing Institutional Capacity for Global Economic Environment and Governance’. The Programme Document was signed by H.E. Dr. Hassan Fakhro, Minister of Industry and Commerce and Mr. Sayed Aqa, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative at a ceremony held at the Ministry’s premises.
18 Apr 2010
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator and United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Chair Helen Clark arrives in Bahrain to take part in the annual regional meeting of the UNDP Resident Representatives in Arab countries which is being hosted by Bahrain under the theme ‘Delivering Results that Count’. The UNDP official was received at the airport by the Prime Minister’s Advisor for Economic Affairs Abdullah bin Hassan Saif, Undersecretary for International Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Karim Ibrahim Al Shaker, and UN officials from the Kingdom.
30 Mar 2010
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the UN, H.E. Mr. Tawfeeq Almansoor, on Tuesday, 30th March 2010. During their meeting, the Ambassador presented the Administrator with a check of US$ 1 million as Bahrain´s contribution to recovery efforts in Haiti.
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.
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.
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.
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.
17 Sep 2009
On 12 August, a jubilant mood took over the Somali towns of Garowe and Hargeisa as groups of young people marched along the streets in celebration of International Youth Day. They held aloft banners bearing messages from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as loudspeakers everywhere excitedly announced community football matches later in the day. The events, organized by UNDP along with the UN Population Fund, mark the beginning of a sustained advocacy campaign promoting the MDGs and poverty reduction in Somalia.
12 Aug 2009
A UNDP-supported conflict recovery project in Lebanon , in collaboration with the Government, is breaking down prevailing stereotypes held by Palestinian and Lebanese youth through a very unique programme.
01 Jul 2009
BAGHDAD – A joint UNICEF-UNDP report, released today with the Iraqi Ministry of Environment, raises concerns that Iraq is unable to meet its obligations under the Ottawa Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty.
01 Jul 2009
It is 9 a.m. in an alley in Balbala, an immense area on the outskirts of Djibouti City. People hurry to and fro in front of the shop run by Nima Moussa Warfa, as they embark on a shopping expedition, engaged in a quest for rice, pasta, flour, and other basic foodstuffs.
05 Jun 2009
The 2009 Lebanese elections will be different from the previous parliamentary elections. This year, several changes were made concerning the electoral procedures such as redrawing of the electoral district, holding the elections in all the districts at the same day and using the National ID cards instead of voter cards. These changes were the outcome of the new electoral law that was enacted on October 2008 in the framework of the reconciliation process following the Doha agreement.
06 May 2009
Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan – UNDP-Iraq launched a three-year 4.5-million US dollar project in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, on Wednesday to support the budget planning and execution capacities of the Kurdistan Region Government (KRG).
03 May 2009
Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan Region - A World Press Freedom Day conference organized in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan on Sunday and sponsored by UNESCO and UNDP, saw a lively and rich debate on press freedom issues in the context of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and the upcoming regional and national elections.
- 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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