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  • 17 Apr 2014
    UNDP Experts Deem Latest Biometric Voter Registration Software a Success

    Sana'a, as part of the GCC initiative and its implementation mechanism, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) technical experts under the Multi-Donors Basket Fund (MDBF) and the Supreme Commission for Elections and Referendum (SCER) judges huddled late into the night around the commission’s meeting room throughout this week, testing the latest software version for the Biometric Voter Registration kits set to be used in the nation’s largest registration drive.

  • 06 Apr 2014
    UNDP Signs Project Document for Phase II of Support to Elections during the Transitional Period with Government of Yemen

    Sana’a - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners, including the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Japan, Netherlands, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, France and Turkey, through the Support to Elections during the Transitional Period (SETP) project extend their support to the Government of Yemen with the aim of reinforcing the electoral cycle and conducting fair, open and inclusive electoral events, as part of the UN’s integrated support to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Transition Agreement.

  • 06 Apr 2014
    The Joint Peace and Transition Support Project PTSP signed

    Sana’a - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Yemen (GoY), represented by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and Ministry of Local Administration signed the “Peace and Transition Support Project (PTSP)”.

  • 01 Apr 2014
    Mr. Paolo Lembo assumes his duties as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Yemen

    Mr. Paolo Lembo today assumed his duties as the Resident Coordinator (RC) of the United Nations in Yemen. He is responsible for coordinating all UN entities in the country to ensure that UN’s efforts are coherent and aligned with the Government’s development priorities and the needs and aspirations of the people living in the Yemen.

  • 26 Mar 2014
    UN hails the release of two abducted UN staff

    The UN is grateful for the determined efforts of the Yemeni Authorities which secured their safe return.

  • 09 Mar 2014
    Police Public Relation officers further develop their Public Communication and Inter-personal skills

    SANA’A, 09March 2014. The Ministry of Interior in cooperation with United Nation Development Program(UNDP)/Emergency Capacity Development Facility (ECDF) project and with funding from the U.S Department of State: Bureau of Intl Narcotic & Law Enforcement (INL) has organized an intensive one-week training course on Public Communication for 35 MoI Public Relation Officers fromSana’a and several governorates.

  • 04 Mar 2014
    UNDP Congratulates Government of Yemen on Launching the Partnership Framework with Civil Society Organizations

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) congratulates the Government of Yemen (GoY) on its remarkable achievement of launching the "Partnership Framework between the Government of Yemen and Civil Society Organizations" during the “Partnership for Development Knowledge Conference” held today at Movenpick Hotel in Sana'a.

  • 26 Feb 2014
    Consultation process for formulation of Yemen's Human Rights Strategy initiated

    SANA’A, with support from the UNDP, Yemenis, representing governmental institutions and civil society have commenced discussions on the formulation of Yemen's first-ever Human Rights Strategy. The inclusive formulation process of the Yemen Human Rights Strategy will be supported by a multi-donor (UNDP, SIDA and The Netherlands Government) supported project.

  • 24 Feb 2014
    UNDP Welcomes Appointment of Prime Minister Spokesperson

    SANA'A, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) welcomes the appointment of the Prime Minister Spokesperson, Mr. Rajeh Badi, and considers the establishment of the official spokesperson office an important step in improving communication and transparency across by the Government of Yemen.

  • 18 Feb 2014
    UNDP Resident Representative submit the 1st two years Progress Report 2012-2013 of Transition Plan

    Sana’a, during a meeting with Dr. Mohammed Al-Sa’adi, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Mr. Ismail Ouldcheickh Ahmed, UDNP Resident Representative handed over copy of a progress report on UNDP support during the first two years (2012-2013) of transitional period.

  • 12 Feb 2014
    Study Tour to the Netherlands proves a great learning experience

    The Technical Committee formed by the Ministry if Human Rights entrusted with drafting the law for the establishment on an Independent National Human Rights Institution (INHRI) has recently concluded a study tour visit to the Netherlands as part of UNDP's "Support to Human Rights during the Transitional Period" project activities.

  • 09 Feb 2014
    French Government joins nations supporting elections in Yemen

    Sana’a, Sunday 9 February 2014, signaling greater international cooperation for the transitional period and the electoral processes that are its backbone, the United Nations Development Programme and the French Government on Sunday formally signed an agreement that would contribute some US$ 406,620 to Yemen’s new voter registry.

  • 25 Dec 2013
    UNDP Yemen welcoming new Country Dirrector

    UNDP Yemen has the honor of welcoming Ms. Mikiko Tanaka as its new Country Director. Ms. Tanaka started her assignment in Yemen today, 24th December 2013, taking over from the former Senior Country Director Gustavo Gonzalez.

  • 24 Dec 2013
    Swedish and UNDP signed a Cost Sharing Agreement to support Transitional Justice

    The UNDP's Acting Resident Representative Mr. Mahamed Hassen and Mr. Anders Frankenberg, Head of MENA Unit of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) signed a Cost Sharing Agreement through which the SIDA will donate SEK 14,000,000 ($ 2,1 million, approximately) to support the Implementation of Transitional Justice Project in Yemen.

  • 24 Dec 2013
    Transitional Justice Awareness Workshops Conducted as Public Platforms to Address Past Injustice

    The UNDP's Acting Resident Representative Mr. Mahamed Hassen and Mr. Anders Frankenberg, Head of MENA Unit of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) signed a Cost Sharing Agreement through which the SIDA will donate SEK 14,000,000 ($ 2,1 million, approximately) to support the Implementation of Transitional Justice Project in Yemen.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    Editorial on Human Right’s Day

    First of all, I wish to express my deepest condolences to the people of Yemen following the sad events of last Thursday. Our hearts are with families and friends of victims that were robbed the most basic human right of all – the right to life. I have the whole UN family in Yemen with me joining your grief of the lost lives and the wounded.

  • 18 Nov 2013
    Police Leaders further develop their skills attending a Leadership & Strategic Planning Course

    AMMAN, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) in cooperation with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Emergency Capacity Development Facility (ECDF) project and the Public Security Directorate of Jordan has organized an intensive two-week training course on Leadership and Strategic Planning for 10 senior police officers leading the new departments which were established after the restructuring of the Ministry of Interior as part of the Gulf Cooperation Council initiative and its implementation mechanism that was signed in Riyadh on 23 November 2011.

  • 13 Nov 2013
    The Netherlands inters into an agreement with UNDP to Support Transitional Justice

    SANA'A - a cost sharing agreement between the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands and UNDP was signed on 13 November 2013 between Ms. Renate Pors Acting Charge’ d Affair and Head of Development Cooperation at the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands Embassy in Yemen and UNDP Acting Resident Representative Mr. Mahamed Hassen for an amount of $754,876 to support Transitional Justice Project in Yemen.

  • 03 Nov 2013
    Contribution Agreement between the EU Delegation in Yemen and the UNDP signed

    The Head of Delegation of the EU in Yemen Ms. Bettina Muscheidt and the UNDP's Senior Country Director Mr. Gustavo Gonzalez signed a Contribution Agreement through which the EU will donate €1 million to the Transitional Justice Project (Support to the Implementation of Transitional Justice in Yemen).

  • 25 Sep 2013
    Statement of Sima Bahous Assistant Secretary General and Chair of the Regional UN Development Group for the Arab States

    I thank His Excellency, HRH Prince Saud Al Faisal, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for hosting this meeting and for the leadership of Saudi Arabia in co-chairing the Friends of Yemen.