Community development: making each voice count

Tavush, 15 June 2017 – A secondary school in Nerkin Tsaghkavan will have a renovated canteen to provide schoolchildren with access to daily hot meals in more sanitary conditions. Households in the village of Koghb have started producing vegetables using a range of new greenhouses as an alternative source of...

The Government and UNDP address forest and wildfire in Armenia

Yerevan, 12 September 2017 – Armenia’s scarce forest resources are often located next to intensively cultivated agricultural and grasslands and are greatly exposed to anthropogenic and climate change impact. The forecasted rise in air temperature and rainfall changes, according to the Third National Communication...

Despite the Progress in Human Development, Vulnerable Groups Still Left Behind

Yerevan, 07 June 2017 – Between 1990 and 2015, there has been impressive progress in human development, but in almost every country, vulnerable groups, such as women and girls, people with disabilities, migrants and refugees, and ethnic minorities face disadvantages that often overlap and reinforce one another,...

Finding hidden gems: supporting local festivals in Armenia

The village of Bjni, 13 August, - Each year people all across Armenia celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of St. Mary, one of the most awaited events of the year. At the church of the Holy Mother of God in the village of Bjni, Kotayk province, for whom St. Mary is the Patron, it is an even more important event...

Building resilience in mountain ecosystems of Gegharkunik region

Restored and newly established forest belts, rehabilitated pasture infrastructures, among which mobile paddocks with equipped solar power systems – these are some of the achievements of the Clima East Pilot Project in Armenia, financed by the European Union (EU) and implemented by UNDP, which aims to enhance...

Empowering women in Armenia: Growing hope in greenhouses

"Actually, they are the chiefs of the greenhouse", Marietta laughs showing her daughters of 11 and 12, who run along the high tunnels of pepper and tomatoes while demonstrating how they do artificial pollination in the greenhouse. Marietta moved to Tavush at the age of seven. Back in 1989, the village of Ptghavan...

Integrated Rural Tourism Development Project Announced the Launch of the “Bridge” Network

Today, the “Integrated Rural Tourism Development” project, financed by the Government of the Russian Federation and implemented by the UNDP in Armenia, announced the official launch of the “Bridge” Network. Dmitry Mariyasin, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. in Armenia, Mekhak Apresyan, First Deputy Chairperson of...

Impact Investment for Development Summit 2017

Inspiring a paradigm shift and pushing the global development narrative to the next level   Yerevan, Armenia, 22 March 2017 - “How can we finance the next 15 years of development work?  In what ways should true innovators be engaged in the development process? How viable is impact investment for business and...

A Modern Border Crossing Point in Bagratashen

Simplified procedures and reduced waiting times, modern infrastructure and equipment, and improved security – these are only a few of the many advantages that the new border crossing point (BCP) in Bagratashen will provide to ordinary citizens of Armenia travelling from Armenia to Georgia. H.E. Serzh Sargsyan,...

Community development: making each voice count

Tavush, 06 September 2016 – For the past year and a half, residents of 16 bordering communities of Tavush region, working together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia, have been busy assessing the needs of their communities and  developing community plans. The plans address a range...