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  • 12 Feb 2014
    Study Tour to the Netherlands proves a great learning experience

    The Technical Committee formed by the Ministry if Human Rights entrusted with drafting the law for the establishment on an Independent National Human Rights Institution (INHRI) has recently concluded a study tour visit to the Netherlands as part of UNDP's "Support to Human Rights during the Transitional Period" project activities.

  • 25 Dec 2013
    UNDP Yemen welcoming new Country Dirrector

    UNDP Yemen has the honor of welcoming Ms. Mikiko Tanaka as its new Country Director. Ms. Tanaka started her assignment in Yemen today, 24th December 2013, taking over from the former Senior Country Director Gustavo Gonzalez.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    Editorial on Human Right’s Day

    First of all, I wish to express my deepest condolences to the people of Yemen following the sad events of last Thursday. Our hearts are with families and friends of victims that were robbed the most basic human right of all – the right to life. I have the whole UN family in Yemen with me joining your grief of the lost lives and the wounded.

  • 22 Nov 2013
    Empowering youth as ‘the engine of transition’ in Yemen | Ismail Ould Cheick Ahmed

    Yemen is currently facing an explosive “youth bulge”: the country holds the world's record for fertility rate (5.4 children born per woman) and about a quarter of the population is aged 10 to 19, with 46 percent of them under 16.

  • 31 Oct 2013
    A consolidated partnership between UNDP, Government, private sector, donors and MFI's to boost youth empowerment and innovation in Yemen

    A consolidated partnership between UNDP, Government, private sector, donors and MFI's to boost youth empowerment and innovation in Yemen

  • 24 Oct 2013
    Editorial by Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN Resident Coordinator, UN Day 2013

    United Nations Day is a chance to recognize how much the organization contributes to peace and common progress around the world. The United Nations is our organization; it belongs to all of us, member states and people.

  • 25 Sep 2013
    Interview: “There will be no stability if we don’t also deal with the underlying causes of the current crisis.”

    This morning (25 September), the United Nations Secretary General and Humanitarian Chief, as well as Ministers, directors of UN agencies and others will gather in the margins of the UN General Assembly to discuss the political, economic and security situation in Yemen.

  • 25 Sep 2013
    Statement of Sima Bahous Assistant Secretary General and Chair of the Regional UN Development Group for the Arab States

    I thank His Excellency, HRH Prince Saud Al Faisal, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for hosting this meeting and for the leadership of Saudi Arabia in co-chairing the Friends of Yemen.

  • 09 Sep 2013
    To support elections in Yemen Saudia Arabia signed cost sharing agreement with UNDP

    A signing ceremony was organized at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Saudi Arabia between the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and UNDP, in which the cost sharing agreement for the amount of US$ 1 million in favor of the project “Support to Elections during Transition Period (SETP)” that was signed by His Excellency Mr. Ali Ben Mohammed Al-Hamdan, Ambassador of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Mr. Ismail Oul Cheikh Ahmed, UNDP Resident Representative.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    Bridging the gap between Youth and the Private Sector

    The UNDP Youth Economic Empowerment Project (YEEP) intervenes at a critical period for the country, as peace remains fragile and expectations are high for economic recovery. Key factor for job creation is a strong alliance building with the private sector. The job placement approach aims at bridging the gap between Youth’s needs of employment and the private sector in Yemen.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.