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  • 24 Feb 2013
    USAID increases support to national capacity building

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today its support to the Emergency Capacity Development Facility managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The initial 1,000,000 USD contribution will be channeled to Yemen via the UNDP Thematic Trust Fund for Crisis Prevention and Recovery through an agreement between the Headquarters of the agencies.

  • 24 Feb 2013
    Mines action becomes critical for economic recovery: New partnership between Yemen and the UNDP

    Under the leadership of the National Mines Action Committee (NMAC), the Yemen Mines Action Center (YEMAC) and UNDP developed a new project document to take into account the new challenges in the field of mines action as a result of the recent conflicts, particularly in the North and the South of the country.

  • 18 Feb 2013
    Government of Yemen with UNDP and Government of Japan present on the ground to support job creation for youth

    The youth say that they have not only learned job skills but have also learned to save which helps them to build resiliency in their lives. They learn how to be ambitious and how to look differently to life. “Now, I know that I can start from zero,” says one of the youth

  • 15 Feb 2013
    UN Secretary General declares Yemen eligible to Peacebuilding support

    Yemen has been declared “eligible” to the United Nations Peace-building Fund. The news has been confirmed by the UNDP’s Senior Country Director, Gustavo Gonzalez, who added that this decision “opens a promising venue for a strategic partnership amongst Yemen, a wide large of donors supporting the Peacebuilding Fund and the United Nations”.

  • 15 Feb 2013
    Launch of the 2013 Human Development Report

    The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – will be launched on 14 March in Mexico City by President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.

  • 20 Jan 2013
    Bringing innovation to youth employment generation in Yemen

    The United Nations Development Programme, Government of Yemen and Government of Japan launched the "3x6 approach" in Yemen for inclusiveness, ownership and sustainability.

  • 20 Jan 2013
    In response to the country’s transitional needs: UNDP is supporting the Government of Yemen with youth economic empowerment

    UNDP, GoY and Government of Japan launch the 3x6 approach in Yemen for Inclusiveness, Ownership and Sustainability. The Yemeni economy is caught in a jobless slow growth cycle leading to stagnation in per capita incomes and rising levels of unemployment, particularly among the youth. An estimated 50% of youth between the ages of 18 and 24 are unemployed and the country’s economic capacity is incapable to cope with the increasing youth bulge rate.

  • 17 Dec 2012
    The United Nations Development Programme reconfirms its strong commitment and support to the transitional process

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) reconfirms its strong commitment and support to the transitional process through its continued support to Yemen’s update to the Voter Registry, Constitutional Referendum and post-Referendum elections by the signing of an agreement in the amount of 27 million SEK (approximately US $4 million) with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) for the implementation of the Support to the Elections during the Transitional Period (SETP) project in Yemen.

  • 05 Dec 2012
    UNV celebrating the International Volunteers Day

    The United Nations Volunteers Program in Yemen celebrated the International Volunteer Day under the slogan of “Volunteer Work Counts” on Wednesday, December 5. At least 500 participants from civil society organizations and various youth volunteer initiatives took part. In addition, representatives of the Yemeni government, the private sector and international organizations attended the event held at Movenpick Hotel in Sana'a.

  • 05 Dec 2012
    President Hadi bans use of children in armed forces

    President Abd Rabo Mansour Hadi on 27 November banned the recruitment of children into any military and security forces in Yemen. The ban was announced following a meeting with the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms.Leila Zerrougui.

  • 04 Dec 2012
    United Nations Secretary-General compliments Yemen for having embraced a peaceful transition

    Back in NY following his visit to Yemen, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon compliments the nation for having embraced a peaceful transition. "I was very recently in Yemen. I was privileged to bear witness to a remarkable negotiated transition. The country has rejected civil war and embraced national dialogue. We must ensure the process is irreversible," Mr Ban Ki-moon said

  • 08 Oct 2012
    The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) acknowledges UNDP's support in the preparation for Riyadh’s donor conference

    In an official ceremony, the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Dr. Mohammad Al-Saadi, presented today appreciation certificates to UNDP Resident Representative – UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Mr. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UNDP Senior Country Director Mr. Gustavo Gonzalez, UNDP Head of Advisory Unit Mr. Abdo Seif and UNDP Project Manger in MoPIC Ms. Hiba Ahmed.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Humanitarian crisis threatens political transition in Yemen: UN official

    "The international community directs greater focus on the political and security situation in Yemen; no one is concerned with the deteriorating, humanitarian aspect of the scene," Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN humanitarian and resident coordinator, said at a Monday press conference organised by the UN Information Centre in Cairo.

  • 27 Sep 2012
    Yemen President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi meets UNDP Administrator Ms. Helen Clark in New York

    President of the Republic of Yemen, Mr. Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi, met on Tuesday United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark, in New York. President Hadi outlined the crisis of Yemen as a concurrent Political, Security and Economic crisis.

  • 27 Sep 2012
    Yemen President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi meets UNDP Administrator Ms. Helen Clark in New York

    President of the Republic of Yemen, Mr. Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi, met on Tuesday United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark, in New York. President Hadi outlined the crisis of Yemen as a concurrent Political, Security and Economic crisis.

  • 09 Sep 2012
    United Nations System in Yemen hails Riyadh donor meeting

    The two-day meeting of Yemen’s donors 4-5 September has demonstrated the commitment of the international community to support Yemen to overcome current development and humanitarian challenges in addition to ensuring the timely and honest implementation of the GCC initiative and its implementation mechanism. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator said: “The message from the donors was clear, that Yemen deserves urgent support to ensure a successful transition to a stable nation. Several donors highlighted the humanitarian crisis faced by the country and the need to address it.”

  • 09 Sep 2012
    United Nations System in Yemen hails Riyadh donor meeting

    The two-day meeting of Yemen’s donors 4-5 September has demonstrated the commitment of the international community to support Yemen to overcome current development and humanitarian challenges in addition to ensuring the timely and honest implementation of the GCC initiative and its implementation mechanism.

  • 15 Aug 2012
    UNDP Provides Technical Support to the Transitional Justice in Yemen

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Yemen (GoY) signed today the Support to the Implementation of Transitional Justice in Yemen (2012 - 2014) Project, at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC)

  • 24 Jul 2012
    UNDP and the government of Yemen sign two project documents to support human rights and biodiversity

    Sana’a, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Government of Yemen (GoY( signed today two important projects documents at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC).

  • 24 Jul 2012
    UNDP and the Government of Yemen Sign Two Project Documents to Support Human Rights and Biodiversity

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Government of Yemen (GoY0 signed today two important projects documents at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC).