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  • 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.

  • 24 Jul 2013
    Linking Poverty Reduction and Environmental Sustainability

    In order to address development challenges in Armenia, the UN Environment Program (UNEP) and UNDP introduced a joint Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI), which aims to contribute to poverty reduction and improved well-being of poor and vulnerable groups through inclusion of environmental issues into national development processes.

  • 11 Jul 2013
    #HuriLab: Human rights and social tech – a mashup

    Last weekend nine teams from eight countries converged on Armenia to build ventures that advance human rights and increase access to justice. HuriLab is the first Social Innovation Camp to explicitly address these issues – quite simply, it rocked Yerevan!

  • 03 Jul 2013
    Call for Proposals 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)”.

  • 02 Jul 2013
    55 percent of college students find work after graduation

    Around 55 percent of college graduates find employment after graduating from vocational education (VET) institutions, while the average timeframe to find a job is six months, reveals the 2010-2011 VET Graduate Tracer Study, launched today with participation of Armen Ashotyan, Minister of Education and Science, and Sophie Kemkhadze, UNDP Officer-in-Charge.

  • 27 Jun 2013
    In new video, UN Secretary-General hails post-2015 agenda as most inclusive global development process

    In a new video, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls the engagement of more than 750,000 people from 194 countries in setting a new global development agenda “a historic effort for a historic policy-making process.”

  • 20 Jun 2013
    UNDP supported public discussions to review Armenia’s regulations field

    Public consultations titled “Regulatory Guillotine Project in Armenia,” were held in May-June 2013 in Tavush, Shirak, Lori, Vayots Dzor, and Syunik regions. These forums targeted beneficiaries outside Yerevan and were aimed at presenting the Guillotine project to ordinary people, business communities, NGOs and local government representatives, and receiving their feedback on the challenges of current legislation, as well as hear their suggestions on possible improvements through interactive discussions.

  • 19 Jun 2013
    Speech of UNDP RR at MBBG Project Steering Committee meeting

    This is my honor to welcome you all at this event dedicated to marking the progress of the MBBG project. This is also my honor to be the co-chair of the Project’s Steering Committee and I am happy that UNDP is enjoying full trust of the Government of Armenia as the implementing agency of this ambitious project.

  • 05 Jun 2013
    Armenia is Among 44 Countries Piloting MDG Acceleration Framework

    Today, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia launched a report - "Youth Employment in Armenia" - developed within the framework of the "The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Acceleration Framework: Youth Employment in Armenia" initiative.

  • 05 Jun 2013
    Speech of UNDP RR on the occasion of the World Environment Day

    • I am very pleased that today, at this very day, UNDP Armenia, jointly with the Government of Armenia, are giving birth to a new project, which integrates environmental and social concerns into the management of pastures and forests.

  • 04 Jun 2013
    PM Welcomes Newly Appointed UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative

    Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan received newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Bradley Busetto.

  • 22 May 2013
    Community development in Tavush region in the focus of UNDP

    Today Bradley Busetto, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia, visited UNDP project sites in Tavush region.

  • 02 May 2013
    UNDP Develops Capacities of Customs Service and Border Troops Staff

    On May 2-3 the Training Center of the State Revenue Committee hosts a national workshop on “Searching of Goods and Transport Means” organized within the framework of the EU funded and UNDP implemented “Enhancement of Border Management Capabilities at Bavra-Ninotsminda Border Crossing Point between Georgia and Armenia (BNIBM)” project.