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  • 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    SANA’A, Long-considered controversial, outdated and political fractious, the current voter registry is being reformed.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
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 11 Mar 2013
    As first phase of 3x6 approach closes, new life for youth begins

    More than 70 youth gathered to paint the war-affected walls of Salim al-Sabbah School in Sana’a. The school was immensely affected by the armed conflicts between the tribe and the state during the 2011 uprising

  • 11 Mar 2013
    Graduation Ceremony Marks the Success of the first phase of the UNDP's "3x6" Youth Employment Approach

    A graduation ceremony was conducted today to celebrate the successful completion of the first phase of the "3x6 approach" aiming to empower youth with sustainable employment. The ceremony was organized by the Government of Yemen via its Youth Economic Empowerment Project which is implemented by For All Foundation and supported by UNDP and the Governments of Japan and Korea.

  • 24 Feb 2013
    A large partnership to assess governance in Yemen: The Government and UNDP launch challenging study

    Dr. Mohammad Al-Saadi, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, H.E Ali Mohammed Al-Yazidi, Minister of Local Administration, Minister of Local Administrator, and Mr. Gustavo Gonzalez UNDP Senior Country Director will sign today a project document to undertake an assessment of formal and informal governance in Yemen.

  • 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.