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  • 02 Jul 2013
    Women and children, first victims in armed conflict

    Yemen’s Ministry of Interior, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Emergency Capacity Development Facility (ECDF), continues its efforts to address the issue of Women and children as the first victims of armed conflicts. In this regard, the Ministry of Interior and UNDP have convened a second workshop on the impact of armed conflict on women and children in Aden for police officers from southern governorates. The first workshop was convened last week in Sana’a for police officers from center and northern governorates. The workshop started today under the patronage under the patronage of the Ministry of Interior at the police coast Guard training center.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    Bridging the gap between Youth and the Private Sector

    The UNDP Youth Economic Empowerment Project (YEEP) intervenes at a critical period for the country, as peace remains fragile and expectations are high for economic recovery. Key factor for job creation is a strong alliance building with the private sector. The job placement approach aims at bridging the gap between Youth’s needs of employment and the private sector in Yemen.

  • 30 Jun 2013
    Turkey supports Yemen's Voter Registration Process

    SANA’A, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Republic of Turkey signed an agreement today, confirming Turkey’s support to UNDP’s Support to Elections during the Transitional Period (SETP) project. This important support will be channeled through the Multi-donors Basket Fund, administered by UNDP and comprising 8 countries and two UN institutions supporting elections during transitional period in Yemen.

  • 29 Jun 2013
    Senior Government Officials Participate at Workshop on Strategic Communication and Conflict Resolution

    Yemen's Prime Minister Office, in cooperation with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its Emergency Capacity Development Facility (ECDF) project, held a one-day workshop in Sana'a on the Role of Strategic Communications and Conflict Resolution in Transitional Processes.

  • 25 Jun 2013
    Women and children, first victims in armed conflict

    Like many other conflict areas, the recent Arab uprising had a negative impact on women and children, who bear disproportionately the consequences of wars and suffer violations of human rights. To address this issue in Yemen, the Ministry of Interior in the Republic of Yemen and the United Nations Development Programme under its funded project “Emergency Capacity Development Facility”

  • 18 Jun 2013
    GEF-Small Grant Programme and representatives of NGOs and CBOs signing five Memorandum of Agreements to address environmental problems in their localities

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

  • 17 Jun 2013
    Testing biometric voter registration kit - The future of elections in Yemen

    SANA’A, Long-considered controversial, outdated and political fractious, the current voter registry is being reformed. The Supreme Commission for Elections and Referendum, SCER, with technical support from the international community, is leading a massive and ambitious project to transform the hand-written, and labour-intensive registry process into a biometric voter register that will ensure security and electoral integrity for years to come.

  • 17 Jun 2013
    Yemen commits to implementing regional project to strengthen youth volunteerism

    Yemen lunched a Regional Project " Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future " today with the United Nations to expand opportunities for Yemeni youth in the area of volunteerism.H.E. Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Dr. Mohammed Al-Sadi signed the agreement in the presence of Ms. Kawtar Zerouali, the Regional Project Manager, and discussed ongoing UN activities in support of youth development, in a ceremony at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation in Sana'a.

  • 10 Jun 2013
    Transitional Justice moves forward in Yemen, although challenges remain significant

    SANA’A - The government of Yemen and the United Nations Development Programme took their first step today to establishing a common platform to support transitional justice in Yemen by holding the very first project board meeting of the Support to the Implementation of Transitional Justice Project.

  • 28 May 2013
    Prime Minister Basindwa Reviewed Progress Made by the Emergency Capacity Development Facility

    Prime Minister Mohamed Basindwa told UNDP's Emergency Capacity Development Facility (ECDF), “I count on ECDF to strengthen government capacities and accelerate socio-economic reforms during the transition period.” His statement came while reviewing progress made by ECDF during its first year of operation

  • 26 May 2013
    More than $ 15 m to Support the Electoral Process in Yemen

    The United Kingdom, Sweden and Japan announced today a contribution of US $15,200,000 in support of the coming voter registration, Referendum and electoral process in Yemen. This support will be channeled through the Multi-donors Basket Fund, administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and will serve to bolster the implementation of the Support to the Elections during the Transitional Period (SETP) project in Yemen.

  • 26 May 2013
    UNDP receives $15 million for enhancing voter registration in Yemen

    Sana'a - The United Kingdom, Sweden and Japan announced today a contribution of US $15,200,000 in support of the coming voter registration, Referendum and electoral process in Yemen. This support will be channeled through the Multi-donors Basket Fund, administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and will serve to bolster the implementation of the Support to the Elections during the Transitional Period (SETP) project in Yemen.

  • 18 May 2013
    UNDP and the Government's Cleaning and Improvement Fund partner in Taiz Governorate to empower youth economically

    After a few days of starting the 3X6 approach in Aden, the Government of Yemen, through its Youth Economic Empowerment Project (YEEP) implemented with support from UNDP and the Governments of Japan and Korea launched new activities in Taiz on May 9, aiming to create sustainable employment for young disadvantaged Yemenis.

  • 14 May 2013
    Nadia Al Sakkaf – a Yemeni Businesswoman receives Business for Peace Award, honored on May 14th at Akershus Nobel Prize Fortress in Oslo

    This year, UNDP has developed a new strategic partnership with the Business for Peace Foundation and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to promote the Business for Peace Award. UNDP country offices were invited to support this year’s nomination process. Nominations were received from over 50 countries, and a Yemeni business woman, Nadia Al Sakkaf, nominated by UNDP Yemen, has been chosen as Honoree.

  • 02 May 2013
    3x6 Approach Launched in Aden to Mitigate Youth Unemployment and Address Water Scarcity

    The Government of Yemen, through its Youth Economic Empowerment Project (YEEP) implemented with support from UNDP and the Governments of Japan and Korea launched the "3x6 approach" on May 2, aiming to create sustainable employment for young disadvantaged Yemenis in Aden.

  • 28 Apr 2013
    Yemenis Consider Post-2015 Developmental Needs

    “We would like our childhoods to be colored by rosy, joyous colors, not impregnated by the red of bloody conflicts” Sara Aziz, a member of the Democratic School in Sana’a, said in the ‘The World We Want’ conference held Monday 21st April, in Sana’a.

  • 13 Apr 2013
    UNDP's official: new electoral roll implementation still needs $ 20 mln

    In an interview with Saba ,the UNDP’s Resident -Representative, Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmed, indicated that the programme has played an important role along with the Yemeni government regarding the preparation for the donors meetings, noting there is optimistic especially that the donors pledges for Yemen reached ove

  • 04 Apr 2013
    The International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

    Today the world is celebrating the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. In 1998, 111 countries all over the world made a commitment to clear their lands of Explosive remnants of war to protect their civilians from death and injury and allow farmers to regain their land.

  • 27 Mar 2013
    Human Development Status in Yemen

    UNDP Country Office presented to the members of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) the status of Human Development in Yemen. The presentation was well acknowledged by members of the NDC

  • 16 Mar 2013
    2013 Human Development Report

    The rise of the South is radically reshaping the world of the 21st century, with developing nations driving economic growth, lifting hundreds of millions of people from poverty, and propelling billions more into a new global middle class, says the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report.