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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 02 Jul 2012
    With the Participation of the UN RC Mr. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Yemen Launches Transitional Program for Stabilization and Development 2012-2014

  • 01 Jul 2012
    National Consultative Workshop on Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future

    The National Consultative Workshop on Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future was launched on Sunday 1 July 2012 in Sana’a. Under the patronage of Mr. Mohammad Al-Saadi, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, and with the participation of Mr. Mr. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, the 2-day workshop aims to facilitate

  • 26 Jun 2012
    UN Resident Coordinator meets with the Yemeni Nobel Prize Laureate Ms. Tawakkol Karman

    Mr. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, met today with Ms. Tawakkol Karaman, Nobel Prize Laureate for Peace in her tent in Tagheer Square, in Sana’a.

  • 22 Feb 2012
    Yemen takes historic step as millions vote

    Sana’a - After months of chaos and the ghost of civil war, Yemen marked a new chapter Tuesday as millions of Yemenis voted to end the turmoil and move towards a new future. The presidential election is the first critical benchmark in a two-year transitional period, and voters turned out in large numbers, with many hoping that this election will bring a peaceful transition to democracy and development.

  • 22 Feb 2012
    Yemen takes historic step as millions vote

    After months of chaos and the ghost of civil war, Yemen marked a new chapter Tuesday as millions of Yemenis voted to end the turmoil and move towards a new future.

  • 20 Feb 2012
    UNDP Yemen to Create a Photo e-Gallery on Elections -Available to Public

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Support of Elections during the Transitional Period has employed eight Yemeni professional photographers to document all kind of activities related to the Early Presidential Elections. The photographers will cover the elections in Sana'a, Aden, Hadramout, Hodaidah, Marib, Taiz and Dhamar.

  • 10 Feb 2012
    YEMEN: Despite its flaws election gives hope

    A presidential election to be held on 21 February in Yemen will open the door for a new chapter in the poorest and arguably most fragile country in the Arab world, says new Prime Minister Mohammed Salim Ba-Sindwa.

  • 07 Feb 2012
    UN Peace-Building Fund Contributes One Million Dollars to Support the Early Presidential Elections in Yemen

    The UN Peace-Building Fund (PBF) has allocated one million dollars to the “Support to Elections During the Transitional” Project. Mr. Gustavo Gonzalez, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Senior Country Director in Yemen, described this contribution as “timely”,

  • 06 Feb 2012
    Alarming number of explosives in Aden

    Seven displaced children were injured after playing with an explosive device in Aden on Wednesday. Around 17,000 explosive remnants of war and land mines were removed from Abyan since June 2011, according to The Yemen Mine Action Committee (YEMAC) in Aden.