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  • Public Innovation Award Ceremony Jan 27, 2017

    Yerevan, 27 January 2017 – Today, UNDP/Kolba Innovations Lab held a Public Innovation Award Ceremony, which concluded the Public Sector Innovation Week (#PSIWeek), organized annually as part of the “Innovation for Development” (#Inno4dev) project. The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP in Armenia.

  • Demo Lab 2016: What can Community Reform mean for you? Jan 25, 2017

    The urban and rural communities of Armenia are currently experiencing challenging times. This is because the landmark community consolidation reform is in full swing. By 2018, the number of recognised communities in Armenia will go down from 915 to a just a bit over 300.

  • Prototyping the government of the future in Armenia Jan 24, 2017

    No matter where you live, reforming how the public sector operates is a difficult task. How do we ensure that public services are designed to be as effective and accessible as possible? How do we make government agile and responsive in the face of black swans and wicked challenges? How do we develop a bureaucracy that handles a myriad of tasks as efficiently as possible?

  • Statement by Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, on International Volunteer Day Dec 5, 2016

    On December 5th we celebrate International Volunteer Day in recognition of the enormous contributions made by volunteers to sustainable development and peace around the world. At UNDP, we greatly appreciate the power of volunteerism as a catalyst for change and building a better future for people and our planet.

  • Supporting Electoral Processes in Armenia Dec 2, 2016

    Yerevan, 2 December 2016 - Today, UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Bradley Busetto and Ambassador of Germany to Armenia Matthias Kiesler signed a cost-sharing agreement for the “Support to the Electoral Project in Armenia” (SEPA) project. The project is also supported by three other donors, the EU, US and UK, and the Government of Armenia. The project will support the introduction of voter authentication technology for the 2017 April parliamentary elections in Armenia.

  • Joint Statement – Standing Together Against Gender-based Violence Nov 25, 2016

    On 25 November, the world observes the International Day Against Violence. This day also marks the start of a global awareness raising campaign - the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence Campaign - that runs annually from 25 November to 10 December. Violence against women and girls remains one of the most serious human rights violations. This understanding is reflected in the new global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Goal Five on gender equality has a stand-alone target to end all forms of violence against all women by 2030.

  • End Violence against Women Today! Nov 25, 2016

    At long last, there is growing global recognition that violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. Yet there is still much more we can and must do to turn this awareness into meaningful prevention and response.

  • Round Table Discussion on Legislation, Policy and Institutional Frameworks of Environmental Education in Armenia Nov 23, 2016

    On November 23, 2016 in the scope of UNDP-GEF “Generate global environmental benefits through environmental education and raising awareness of stakeholders” project a workshop was organized in Yerevan, Armenia. The kick-off workshop was aimed at providing a platform for discussion of draft findings on legislative, policy and institutional aspects of Environmental Education (EE) as a tool for ensuring compliance with multilateral environmental agreements. The workshop was attended by more than 50 stakeholders representing key ministries, governmental and educational institutions, international and non-governmental organizations.

  • The UN Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of Tolerance Nov 16, 2016

    The values of tolerance and mutual understanding – so firmly embedded in the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – are facing profound tests around the world.

  • A Modern Border Crossing Point in Bagratashen Nov 4, 2016

    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, President of the Republic of Armenia, Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr. Vardan Harutyunyan, Chairman of the RA State Revenue Committee, Mr. Hoa-Binh Adjemian, Head of the Cooperation Section of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Mr. Bradley Busetto, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia, Mr. Sébastien Husson de Sampigny, Head of the EIB Regional Representation for the South Caucasus, and representatives of government agencies responsible for border management, as well as international organizations, diplomatic corps and media attended the official opening ceremony of the Bagratashen BCP within the framework of EU-funded and UNDP implemented “Modernisation of Bagratashen, Bavra and Gogavan Border Crossing Points of Armenia” (MBBG) project. The event participants toured the facility.