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  • 20 Mar 2014
    Arhab Youth Beneficiaries Completed first Phase of 3x6 Approach

    Sana’a, More than 60 youth in Arhab area celebrated today at Eagle Hotel in the Capital Sana’a their successful completion of the first phase of the 3x6 approach phase. The 3x6 approach of UNDP’s Youth Economic Empowerment Project (YEEP) targeted Arhab area north Sana’a as being a post-conflict area through WASH interventions.

  • 09 Mar 2014
    Police Public Relation officers further develop their Public Communication and Inter-personal skills

    SANA’A, 09March 2014. The Ministry of Interior in cooperation with United Nation Development Program(UNDP)/Emergency Capacity Development Facility (ECDF) project and with funding from the U.S Department of State: Bureau of Intl Narcotic & Law Enforcement (INL) has organized an intensive one-week training course on Public Communication for 35 MoI Public Relation Officers fromSana’a and several governorates.

  • 04 Mar 2014
    UNDP Congratulates Government of Yemen on Launching the Partnership Framework with Civil Society Organizations

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) congratulates the Government of Yemen (GoY) on its remarkable achievement of launching the "Partnership Framework between the Government of Yemen and Civil Society Organizations" during the “Partnership for Development Knowledge Conference” held today at Movenpick Hotel in Sana'a.

  • 26 Feb 2014
    Consultation process for formulation of Yemen's Human Rights Strategy initiated

    SANA’A, with support from the UNDP, Yemenis, representing governmental institutions and civil society have commenced discussions on the formulation of Yemen's first-ever Human Rights Strategy. The inclusive formulation process of the Yemen Human Rights Strategy will be supported by a multi-donor (UNDP, SIDA and The Netherlands Government) supported project.

  • 26 Feb 2014
    3x6 Approach of UNDP Provides Sustainable Income to Vulnerable Youth in Taiz

    Taiz, a high-level delgatation from UNDP and the Yemeni governoment officials have conducted a two-day field visit to Taiz to review the progress of the youth beneficiairies’ bussiness projects generated as a result of the Youth Economic Empowerment Project’s support that apply 3x6 Approach of UNDP.

  • 24 Feb 2014
    UNDP Welcomes Appointment of Prime Minister Spokesperson

    SANA'A, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) welcomes the appointment of the Prime Minister Spokesperson, Mr. Rajeh Badi, and considers the establishment of the official spokesperson office an important step in improving communication and transparency across by the Government of Yemen.

  • 18 Feb 2014
    UNDP Resident Representative submit the 1st two years Progress Report 2012-2013 of Transition Plan

    Sana’a, during a meeting with Dr. Mohammed Al-Sa’adi, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Mr. Ismail Ouldcheickh Ahmed, UDNP Resident Representative handed over copy of a progress report on UNDP support during the first two years (2012-2013) of transitional period.

  • 11 Feb 2014
    Yemen Launches Sustainable Livelihoods Assessment Report

    Sana’a, Tuesday 11 February 2014, a ceremony was held at Movenpick Hotel under the auspices of the Prime Minister, Mr Mohammed Basindwa, to launch the findings of a comprehensive Multidimensional Livelihoods Assessment in Conflict Affected Areas of Abyan, Amran, Hajjah and Taiz governorates

  • 10 Feb 2014
    United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator visits the Officials of Aden and Abyan, discusses humanitarian issues and long term solutions.

    10, Feb, 2014 - Aden, Mr Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, visited on 10 February the Port city of Aden, accompanied by Ms Mikiko Tanaka, Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Yemen and Mr Trond Jensen, Director of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

  • 09 Feb 2014
    French Government joins nations supporting elections in Yemen

    Sana’a, Sunday 9 February 2014, signaling greater international cooperation for the transitional period and the electoral processes that are its backbone, the United Nations Development Programme and the French Government on Sunday formally signed an agreement that would contribute some US$ 406,620 to Yemen’s new voter registry.

  • 24 Dec 2013
    Swedish and UNDP signed a Cost Sharing Agreement to support Transitional Justice

    The UNDP's Acting Resident Representative Mr. Mahamed Hassen and Mr. Anders Frankenberg, Head of MENA Unit of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) signed a Cost Sharing Agreement through which the SIDA will donate SEK 14,000,000 ($ 2,1 million, approximately) to support the Implementation of Transitional Justice Project in Yemen.

  • 24 Dec 2013
    Transitional Justice Awareness Workshops Conducted as Public Platforms to Address Past Injustice

    The UNDP's Acting Resident Representative Mr. Mahamed Hassen and Mr. Anders Frankenberg, Head of MENA Unit of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) signed a Cost Sharing Agreement through which the SIDA will donate SEK 14,000,000 ($ 2,1 million, approximately) to support the Implementation of Transitional Justice Project in Yemen.

  • 01 Dec 2013
    Signing of five agreements to address environmental challenges in Socotra

    Sana’a, Sunday, 1st December 2013 – A signing ceremony took place at United Nations Development Programme office in Sana’a between the Global Environmental Facility, Small Grant Programme (GEF-SGP) and five Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) from Socotra to implement specific interventions to address environmental challenges in their localities.

  • 18 Nov 2013
    Police Leaders further develop their skills attending a Leadership & Strategic Planning Course

    AMMAN, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) in cooperation with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Emergency Capacity Development Facility (ECDF) project and the Public Security Directorate of Jordan has organized an intensive two-week training course on Leadership and Strategic Planning for 10 senior police officers leading the new departments which were established after the restructuring of the Ministry of Interior as part of the Gulf Cooperation Council initiative and its implementation mechanism that was signed in Riyadh on 23 November 2011.

  • 13 Nov 2013
    The Netherlands inters into an agreement with UNDP to Support Transitional Justice

    SANA'A - a cost sharing agreement between the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands and UNDP was signed on 13 November 2013 between Ms. Renate Pors Acting Charge’ d Affair and Head of Development Cooperation at the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands Embassy in Yemen and UNDP Acting Resident Representative Mr. Mahamed Hassen for an amount of $754,876 to support Transitional Justice Project in Yemen.

  • 03 Nov 2013
    Contribution Agreement between the EU Delegation in Yemen and the UNDP signed

    The Head of Delegation of the EU in Yemen Ms. Bettina Muscheidt and the UNDP's Senior Country Director Mr. Gustavo Gonzalez signed a Contribution Agreement through which the EU will donate €1 million to the Transitional Justice Project (Support to the Implementation of Transitional Justice in Yemen).

  • 31 Oct 2013
    With support from UNDP and the Governments of Japan and Korea, Youth boost business and entrepreneurship in Yemen: the Innovation and Creativity Award winners

    A press conference was convened at at Al-Bustan Hotel to inaugurate the winners of the youth innovation and creativity award. Twenty eight youth from around Yemen were impatient for 31st of October the day, in which sixteen innovative and creative business ideas won the Youth Innovation and Creativity Award. The award rewards the youth innovative business ideas with $20,000 for each project.

  • 23 Oct 2013
    UNDP leads multilateral organizations in global aid transparency

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the top-ranked multilateral organization in aid transparency according to a leading global ranking released today.

  • 15 Sep 2013
    Biometric Voter Registration Kits Arrive in Yemen, Signaling a New Era for Yemen

    Two-thousand nine-hundred and fifty biometric voter registration kits have arrived in Yemen as a portion of the planned roll out of a technologically-advanced biometric voter registration system supported by the Multi-donor Basket Fund project managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which is spearheading the support to the reform to the currently outdated voter registry.

  • 15 Sep 2013
    Development Partners and Yemeni Election Commission Sign Common Resources Framework for Biometric Voter Registration Phase to Enhance Coordination

    Implementing agencies and Multi-Donor Basket Fund partners gathered at the Supreme Commission for Elections and Referendum (SCER) on Sunday, 15 September 2013 to sign a comprehensive coordination document known as the Common Resources Framework, ensuring greater cooperation and coordination for the rollout of the nationwide Biometric Voter Registration campaign.