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  • Armenia’s National Progress Report on MDGs Launched May 11, 2016

    On 11 May 2016, the UN and the Government of Armenia launched the National Progress Report on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which summarizes Armenia’s progress towards the implementation of the MDGs in the period of 2000-2015.

  • A Perfect Marriage: Bringing together development and entrepreneurship Apr 22, 2016

    According to some estimates, achieving the Global Goals will cost $172.5 trillion by 2030. Consider that aid towards developing countries currently sits around $350 billion annually. It’s clear there is a major gap in funding between where we are and where we want to go.

  • UNDP signed the new Country Programme Action Plan Apr 11, 2016

    11 April 2016 – Today, Bradley Busetto, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia, and Edward Nalbandian, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Armenia, in the presence of Jeffrey Feltman, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, signed the UNDP Country Programme Action Plan between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and UNDP for 2016-2020.

  • 3 things I learned about development from giving a TEDx Talk Mar 31, 2016

    I cringe every time I think of my TEDx talk. What those on stage in California make seem effortless is actually the result of months of work: an incredibly difficult process of condensing thousands of ideas into one simple message. For me, this was all the more difficult because I am a bureaucrat. Advocate, promote and represent are verbs in my job description but “give an inspiring talk without notes or slides on a difficult development topic in front of hundreds of people which will be posted online to be seen by many more” is not – at least not until now. In Armenia, we’re partnering with TEDx Yerevan to bring difficult topics into conversation, and to do it well: no notes, no props, no speech writers.

  • Earth Hour in Yerevan Mar 19, 2016

    At the initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), on 19 March an urban cycling marathon took place in Yerevan dedicated to Earth Hour global environmental campaign, with the support of UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme, SunChild NGO, Federation of Amateur Cycling and Cycle Tourism of Armenia and Velo Club.

  • One Year After Sendai – What The World Can Learn from Armenia Mar 18, 2016

    Armenia is prone to natural disasters. Eight out of every 10 citizens are likely to experience a natural disaster at some point during their lifetimes – an earthquake, landslide, hailstorm or flooding. Each year, the country incurs $33 million in damage from such disasters. As a Member State of the United Nations, Armenia joined the Hyogo Framework for Action in 2005, which brought a common understanding, at the global level, of what is needed to minimize the destruction caused by natural disasters.

  • I am the Community: In Action Mar 16, 2016

    16 March 2016 – Today, UNDP in Armenia, within the framework of the “Women in Local Democracy 2” project, funded by the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency, organized a Community Leadership awarding and networking event called “I am the Community”.

  • Helen Clark: Statement on International Women's Day Mar 8, 2016

    This International Women’s Day, the world stands well positioned to move forward on gender equality. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the UN General Assembly last year, asserts that gender equality is not only as a human right, but also a necessary foundation for a peaceful and inclusive world. Gender equality is the sole focus of one of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals, and is also integrated in the other goals, reflecting the growing consensus that gender equality is not just a worthy goal in its own right, but also a driver of progress across all development goals.

  • Citizens pave the way for more participatory development in Armenia Mar 2, 2016

    From street lighting to monitoring the effects of the climate change, Armenia is revolutionizing the way services are being delivered by calling on citizens to come up with solutions that work for the public good.

  • Armenia’s National Human Rights Action Plan Feb 27, 2016

    The second workshop on the Implementation of Armenia’s National Human Rights Action Plan was organized jointly by United Nations Office in Armenia and the RA Ministry of Justice on 26-27 February, 2016. The two-day workshop brought together representatives of RA Government agencies, National Assembly, Office of the Human Rights Defender, international and civil society organizations to discuss the progress, challenges and next steps for a synergized implementation of Armenia’s Human Rights framework.

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