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  • Strengthening of Forest Fire Management Capacities in Syunik

    The forests of Armenia have suffered from severe deforestation and degradation during the recent decades due to the socio-economic situation in the country. Climate change poses an additional threat for the forest ecosystems of Armenia – wildfires. The forecasted increase in temperature and further aridization of Armenia’s climate is leading to more frequent wildfires, which are additionally affecting the scarce forests of Armenia.

  • The Government of Armenia and the UN set up the world’s first  National SDG Innovation Lab
    Nov 14, 2017

    The Government of Armenia and the United Nations have set up the world’s first National SDG Innovation Lab to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Armenia. For the first time, the state, in cooperation with the United Nations, is creating an innovation platform to support the UN SDGs implementation at country level. To do so, the Lab will draw upon innovative methodologies and expertise available from across the world, including the UN’s own innovation facilities and tools.

  • The future we want: youth aspirations in Armenia

    In any debate on the future development of Armenia the voice and participation of youth is integral. As the future of the country, they and unborn generations will feel the effects of decisions and actions today. Their views and aspirations must be heard in order to maintain social cohesion and ensure national resilience in the face of future challenges.

  • Tourism Research and Development Center Opened in Tavush Region
    Nov 7, 2017

    Today the official opening ceremony of Tavush Tourism Research and Development (R&D) Center took place in Ijevan branch of the Yerevan State University. The event was organized in the framework of Integrated Rural Tourism Development (IRTD) project, funded by the Russian Federation and implemented by UNDP in Armenia, in close partnership with the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development.

  • Towards open, but secure borders in the South Caucasus
  • UN House in Armenia uses Solar Power

    Encouraged by the initial achievements and motivated by the need to reduce UN carbon footprint, UNDP Armenia initiated another greening initiative that will have a significant local impact by promoting practices aiming at reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Following the example of UNDP Regional Centre in Bratislava, the Country Office decided to implement a solar PV project for electricity generation, through installation of grid connected 10 kWt solar panels on the roof of the UN House in Armenia.

  • UNDP Armenia for Youth

    Each year, UNDP Armenia teams up with the Armenian Missionary Association to provide young people with internship opportunities, under an initiative called “Youth Career Trail”. Six-month paid positions are made available to around 60 young people from an employer of their choice. There is a wide range of possibilities: be it a private business, think-tank, civil society group or international organization! This year, three United Nations agencies – UNDP, UNHCR and UNDPI – joined the list of employers and hosted three interns.

  • UNDP Focuses on Sustainable Livelihood for the Socially Vulnerable

    artificial insemination. To address the socio-economic challenges in these bordering communities, UNDP in Armenia, in partnership with UNHCR, UNICEF, UNFPA and UNIDO, is in a process of implementing a rural community development project - “Sustainable Livelihood for Socially Vulnerable Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and local families in Geghamasar and Pambak communities of Gegharkunik region of Armenia.” This two years project, funded by the UN Trust Fund for Human Security, was initiated in April 2009 and is aimed at improving the quality of life in the targeted communities through strengthening the capacities of local self-government bodies for strategic planning and improving the skills, as well as providing opportunities to around 600 vulnerable households for farming and non-framing income generation activities.

  • UNDP and Yerevan Municipality Discuss New Avenues for Partnership
    Apr 28, 2017

    Today, UNDP Delegation, led by UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Bradley Busetto, met with Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan. The parties discussed the directions of further cooperation for introduction of energy efficient approaches in daily practices within the context of city's further development paths.

  • UNDP continues supporting border communities in Tavush region
    Nov 15, 2017

    A new fruit orchard will be planted in Baghanis village that will boost fruit production in the community. The agro-machinery pool in Sarigyugh-Nerkin Tsaghkavan cluster will help the farmers to better cultivate and collect the crops with minimized loss and maximized profit. These initiatives are part of the five-year “Integrated Support to Rural Development: Building Resilient Communities” project, financed by the Government of the Russian Federation and implemented by the UNDP in Armenia, in close partnership with the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development. The project budget is over USD 5 million and is aimed at increasing income-generation opportunities and supporting rural infrastructure in borderline communities of Tavush region.

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