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17 Mar 2015
UNDP champions community radio to promote culture of employability and entrepreneurship for youth in the central and southern governorates
Aden, UNDP is supporting a community-based business radio show on Lana Radio, airing for Yemeni youth in Aden and neighbouring governorates. In partnership with 21 Century Forum and Lana Radio, UNDP launched today in Aden its first public event on economic and employment-related topics, bringing listeners and journalists together for unique opportunities to exchange. The first event was attended by over 100 youth, in addition to representatives from UNDP, NGOs and journalists in Khormaksar.
12 Mar 2015
Today marked the launch of the first Business Support Centre in Yemen, supported by UNDP, in partnership with the Yemeni Business Club (YBC) and Spark. The launch, which was attended by representatives from the private sector, NGOs, the Social Fund for Development, UNDP and Spark, successfully outlined the importance of private sector development for resilience and inclusive growth.
17 Feb 2015
The UN has been in operation in Yemen for over 60 years, sometimes through very difficult circumstances. Over these 60 years, UN agencies, funds and programmes have continued to work with the government, civil society partners and Yemeni women and men to ensure that activities related to health, education, food and shelter, just to name a few areas of assistance, are not disrupted.
16 Dec 2014
The Ministry of Legal Affairs (MoLA),in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Office of the United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR),) launched its “Strategy for Engaging Civil Society in Transitional Justice Efforts in Yemen.”
18 Nov 2014
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Yemen and the Yemeni private sector was signed today in Washington DC to foster an enabling environment for business creation and youth employment.
05 Nov 2014
Today’s Ideas, Tomorrow’s Business Prospects: Launching of Second Youth Innovation and Creativity Award
Supported by UNDP and its partner ROWAD Foundation, over 600 youth gathered today to launch the second edition of the Youth Innovation and Creativity Award under the patronage of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
05 Nov 2014
Members of the Aden Land Commission travelled to Germany for a nine-day learning visit to discuss mechanisms and approaches of dealing with land and property restitution issues.
30 Oct 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Yemen represented by Ministries of Planning, Water and Environment have singed a Project Document “Yemen’s National Preparation for Post-2015 Climate Agreement” at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.
30 Oct 2014
Signing ceremony of a project that will support Government’s efforts to address ghost workers and double dippers
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Government of Yemen (GoY), represented by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and Ministry of Civil Service (MoCS) signed the “Strengthening Civil Service and Human Resources Management Project (SHRM)”.
25 Oct 2014
Supported by the United Nations and the World Bank Group: Yemeni Government and partners validate roadmap to improve rural livelihoods and employment for women, youth and marginalized groups
Sana’a, the Government of Yemen requested support from the United Nations to accelerate progress on reducing poverty. Under a joint leadership by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Local Administration, partners and stakeholders have since August this year worked to identify bottlenecks hindering development.
20 Oct 2014
H.E. Katsuyoshi Hayashi, Ambassador of Japan to Yemen, visited Aden for the first time since 1980. Japan’s support to southern Governorates extends to a wide array of interventions towards the stabilization and economic recovery of the region including returning Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). With the generous support of the Government of Japan, UNICEF supported school rehabilitation, therapeutic health and nutrition centers and water and sanitation projects for thousands of children, parents, and teachers.
26 Aug 2014
With an average age in Yemen being 17 years old, it is the young people of this country that will shape and safeguard the New Yemen. The UN remains committed to stand along with the people of Yemen and assist the youth in the country in your difficult, but promising hard work to build the future you want.
17 Aug 2014
Supported by the United Nations and the World Bank: Yemeni Government Takes Serious Steps towards fighting poverty in the New Yemen
Sana'a, The Government of Yemen requests support from the United Nations to accelerate progress on eradicating poverty. Under a joint leadership by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Local Administration, partners and stakeholders have been invited for a two day workshop to discuss the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
06 Jul 2014
Sana'a, a cost sharing agreement was signed between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and UNDP represented by Mr. Jeroen Verheul, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands, and Mr. Paolo Lembo, UNDP Resident Representative for an amount of 500,000 euros dedicated to Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH).
07 Jun 2014
The Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future project, under the umbrella of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, is launching the “Youth Volunteering Award” competition for young volunteers of Yemeni nationality, aged between 18 and 29 years.
29 May 2014
Government of Yemen and UNDP signs two Project Documents supporting Yemen during the transitional period
A signing ceremony was organized at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation in which two of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) projects to support Government of Yemen efforts during the transitional period were signed.
29 May 2014
The Government of Yemen and the United Nations sign the Peacebuilding Priority Plan for Yemen worth $12 million
The Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, His Excellency Mohammed al Saadi, the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr. Paolo Lembo, and a representative of the Office of the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General, Mr. Niels Guenther, today signed the Peacebuilding Priority Plan and five initial projects.
10 May 2014
More than a thousand citizens in a small district of Sanaa actively took part in the future of electoral registration in Yemen when they headed to local schools to participate in Multi-donor Basket Fund supported Biometric Voter Registration.
07 May 2014
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Deputy Regional Director for Arab States and Resident Representative in Yemen visit officials in Aden and inaugurate UNDP Sub-Office in Aden
Mr Mourad Wahba, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Deputy Regional Director for Arab States and Mr Paolo Lembo, Resident Representative visited on 7 May the Port city of Aden, accompanied by Ms. Mikiko Tanaka, Country Director.
17 Apr 2014
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.
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