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  • 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.

  • 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.