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  • 15 May 2014
    The Secretary-General Message on the International Day of Families

    As we commemorate this year’s International Day of Families, we recognize the meaningful contributions that families make to advancing the mission of the United Nations.

  • 23 Apr 2014
    The Forest and Climate Change: Children’s painting contest on occasion of the Earth Day

    Yerevan, 23 April 2014 – Today UNDP in Armenia, in partnership with the “Armenia Tree Project.” organized “Forest and Climate Change” children’s painting exhibition and contest on the occasion of the International Mother Earth Day. The event took place in the Geological Museum of the NAS Institute of Geological Sciences.

  • 11 Apr 2014
    A new project to upgrade Bagratashen-Sadakhlo border crossing point

    Yerevan, 11 April 2014 – Today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia, the EU Delegation to Armenia, the RA National Security Council and the RA State Revenue Committee jointly presented the goals, objectives, budget, implementation timeframe and perspectives of the EU funded and UNDP implemented “Provision of Equipment and Infrastructure for the Bagratashen - Sadakhlo Border Crossing Point between Armenia and Georgia and enhancement of their capacities” project at an opening conference held at “Armenia Marriott” hotel in Yerevan.

  • 08 Apr 2014
    The future starts with you

    Many of the solutions to the challenges facing Armenia already exist. But these solutions are yet to become mainstream. Over the coming three months, UNDP is looking for social innovators and their projects with a view to helping them scale up. Help us to spot the future.

  • 14 Mar 2014
    Joining Efforts to Promote Local Democracy

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia and the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration (MTA) organised the first Community of Practice in the framework of the EU funded project Women in Local Democracy on 14 March 2014. The event brought together around 60 female community leaders, representatives of regional authorities, community civic groups, representatives of local media and NGOs, working in the area of gender equality.

  • 07 Mar 2014
    2014 International Women’s Day Statement for Helen Clark

    This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discussion on the next global development agenda intensifies, there is strong momentum for achieving development with equity, including by eradicating gender inequality and empowering women and girls.

  • 04 Mar 2014
    Post-2015: the global conversation continues with new dialogues in 50 countries

    New York -- The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) which unites 32 UN funds and programmes, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), announced today its plan to launch Dialogues on Implementation of the Post-2015 development agenda in initially 50 countries. The consultations will take the form of public meetings and discussions where policy planners, civil society representatives, community and private sector leaders will discuss how to best deliver the next sustainable development agenda that will build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

  • 15 Jan 2014
    UNDP kicked-off the Green Urban Lighting project

    Yerevan, 15 January 2014 – In Armenia’s urban economy, lighting is one of the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, the lighting sector presents a significant energy saving potential, which is possible to realize through the effective use of modern energy efficient technologies.

  • 11 Dec 2013
    Helen Clark: Speech at launch of publication on sustainable energy

    It is my pleasure today to launch the third volume of the series: “Empowering Lives, Building Resilience: Development Stories from Europe and Central Asia”. Its theme, sustainable energy, is particularly timely as the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, declared by the General Assembly for 2014 to 2024, is about to begin.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    Human Rights Day Celebration

    Photo-contest and exhibition, debates on human rights and a theatre performance were the culmination of a campaign, which marked the Human Rights Day, giving an opportunity for Armenian youth and general public to increase their knowledge on human rights and to share their personal experiences in promotion and protection of human rights.

  • 03 Dec 2013
    Donate to Save

    Blood donation is a pressing problem in our country, since we have no national registry, which means that it is quite a challenge to locate a matching donor. Recently, within one of our projects the UN supported Anna Sahakyan to implement her idea of digitizing the Blood Banks Registry all over Armenia that she had developed during the Social Innovation Camp.

  • 02 Dec 2013
    Bradley Busetto visited UNDP projects’ sites in the regions

    On November 27-29, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Bradley Busetto visited UNDP projects’ sites in Ararat and Syunik regions, including the energy efficient social housing in Goris. The energy efficiency measures of the social residential building were supported and co-funded by the UNDP-GEF “Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings” project.

  • 25 Nov 2013
    Joint Statement on Gender Equality

    On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, representatives of the UN, US, EU, OSCE and Council of Europe Office in Yerevan welcome the 22 November statement of the Women’s Council chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia reaffirming the Government’s commitment to gender equality.

  • 09 Nov 2013
    Call for Proposals (second phase) EU-NGOs Project: Strengthening Environmental Governance by Building the Capacity of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

    The Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Small Grants Programme in Armenia opens a call for project proposals in the framework of the “Strengthening Environmental Governance by Building the Capacity of Non-Governmental Organizations” project, funded by the European Union, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and delivered by the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP)”.

  • 05 Nov 2013
    UNDP and AMAA Address Youth Employment Challenges in Armenia

    Yerevan, 05 November 2013 – Capitalizing on the successful partnership and joint achievements in increasing youth employability, today Bradley Busetto, UNDP Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia, and Harout Nercessian, Armenia Representative of Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), signed an agreement to further continue the Youth Career Trail (YCT) project. Former beneficiaries of the YCT were also present at the signing ceremony, who shared with participants their experiences and ideas on further expansion of the initiative.

  • 01 Nov 2013
    Opening of Urtsadzor Eco-training Center

    01 November 2013 – Today, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) with its partner VivaCell-MTS, friends and partners, as well as media representatives celebrated the official opening of the Urtsadzor Eco-training Center. The Center has been constructed by FPWC with the financial assistance from UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme.

  • 24 Oct 2013
    United Nations in Armenia and Partners mark 68th anniversary of UN

    Yerevan, 24 October 2013 - The UN in Armenia, together with its strategic partners - government officials, representatives of the diplomatic corps, international organizations, private sector, civil society, educational institutions and media, celebrates the 68th anniversary of the UN today.

  • 18 Oct 2013
    Minister of Foreign Affairs visited the UN Office in Armenia

    Today, Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian visited the UN Office in Armenia where he opened the renovated conference hall together with the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Bradley Busetto.

  • 17 Oct 2013
    The UNDP Administrator Statement on the IDEP

    World leaders meeting a few weeks ago at the UN Special Event on the Millennium Development Goals underscored their commitment “to free humanity from poverty and hunger as a matter of urgency.” In their efforts to accelerate progress to meet the MDGs by their 2015 target date and agree to an ambitious new post-2015 global development agenda, they expressed their resolve to ensure the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people remain at the fore. The theme of this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty “Working together towards a World without discrimination: Building on the experience and knowledge of people in extreme poverty,” reminds us that this objective will require that all of us, as individual citizens, community activists, development actors, and decision-makers confront discrimination in all its manifestations.

  • 07 Oct 2013
    UNDP and its Partners Join Efforts to Restore Historical-Cultural Heritage in Gyumri

    Yerevan, 07 October 2013 – The city of Gyumri is gifted with rich historical and cultural monuments. During centuries a unique architectural style has been formed in Gyumri, with more than 1,600 historical-architectural buildings covering an area of about 220 hectares. Most of them were built in the same period - 19th and beginning of 20th centuries. However, during the recent years the city’s historical and cultural heritage has suffered due to the 1988 devastating earthquake and insufficient funding and investments by public and private sectors. This, in its turn, hindered community development and investment flows to the second largest city of Armenia.