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  • 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
    DHL prepares an airport in Armenia for emergencies

    Bonn/Yerevan, October 7, 2013 - Deutsche Post DHL is taking its GARD program (“Get Airports Ready for Disaster”) to the Zvartnots international airport in the Armenian capital of Yerevan and the Gyumri regional airport in the northwestern part of the country. The training will take place from October 7 -10 and will prepare airport personnel and infrastructure for the special logistical challenges that accompany natural disasters. The training demonstrates how logistics capacities and local expertise can be optimally utilized, bottlenecks prevented and inbound relief supplies handled quickly and efficiently after an extreme natural event.

  • 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.

  • 27 Sep 2013
    Modern border management system a key prerequisite for economic growth and poverty reduction

    Bagratashen, 27 September 2013 – “Efficient and effective border management contributes not only to secure borders, but also to the smooth movement of people and goods across borders, and to increased regional and international trade and transit - key prerequisites for economic growth and poverty reduction,” registered the participants of a groundbreaking ceremony that took place at the Bagratashen border crossing point (BCP) within the framework of UNDP implemented “Modernization of Bavra, Bagratashen and Gogavan Border Crossing Points” (MBBG) project.

  • 13 Sep 2013
    Mr. Eduardo Eurnekian – UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador

    Yerevan, 13 September 2013 – For his instrumental role in supporting sustainable development in Armenia, for his efforts in the country aimed at reducing poverty, bridging regional disparities, creating jobs and improving the quality of services, today the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia appointed Eduardo Eurnekian, a prominent Argentinean-Armenian businessman and one of the largest investors in Armenia, as its first ever National Goodwill Ambassador.

  • 10 Sep 2013
    Education, Health Care, Honest and Responsive Government, and Jobs Top Priorities for People Worldwide, UN Report

    10 September 2013, New York - The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented today a new report “A Million Voices: The World We Want”. The report summarizes the findings from public consultations and surveys that engaged more than 1.3 million people in all 193 UN Member States since August 2012 in an effort to identify priorities for the post-2015 development agenda that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 15 Aug 2013
    UN RC/UNDP RR and Ambassador of Finland visited Tavush region

    Today, Bradley Busetto, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia, and Ambassador of Finland Christer Michelsson visited Tavush region and got familiarized with the works implemented within the framework of UNDP Aid for Trade project.

  • 29 Jul 2013
    UNDP and AMAA support the fresh graduates to enter the labor market

    60 Armenian fresh graduates were hosted in 21 local companies for 6-month paid internship as a result of the 4th round of UNDP “Youth Career Trail” project, co-sponsored by Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA). Thirty of the graduates have been employed at the location of their internships. The other thirty are expected to find employment shortly as they have earned valuable job experience.