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.
UNDP at 50: An investment in UN’s key role in development
Feb 24, 2016
New York City - As it marks 50 years at the frontlines of international development, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) should be seen as an investment in the UN’s critical role in helping to build a world free of poverty and inequality, said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.
#Inno4Dev: Innovation for development
Feb 2, 2016
On 2 February 2016 at 11:00pm at the UN House in Armenia Kolba Innovations Lab held the launch event of a new project called "Innovation for development". The project is funded by the European Union and is implemented by UNDP in Armenia. The project was launched by introducing first Public Sector Innovation Week in Armenia, which would include a conference in the well-known TEDx format, “Kolba Cafes” meeting and workshops for high-level public servants.
Supporting Development of Tourism Sector in Armenia
Jan 28, 2016
Yerevan, 28 January 2016 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia and the Development Foundation of Armenia (DFA) signed a document to jointly support the development of the tourism sector in Armenia and enhance the role of the tourism sector in socio-economic development of local communities in the regions.
Support to Development of Border Communities in Tavush Region
Dec 22, 2015
Yerevan, 22 December 2015 – Until 2020, 45 bordering communities of Tavush region, with an overall population of 62,000, will have the opportunity to develop their own community plans, prioritizing activities - such as infrastructure and income generating activities - for financing within the framework of “Integrated Support to Rural Development: Building Resilient Communities” project, financed by the Government of the Russian Federation and implemented by the UNDP in Armenia, in close partnership with the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations. The project budget is over USD 5 million.
Steps Toward Green Economy in Armenia
Dec 18, 2015
Yerevan, 18 December 2015 - Poverty and environment in Armenia was the topic of the workshop that brought together representatives of UNDP, government institutions, private sector, academia, and international organizations. The initiative aims to contribute to poverty reduction and improved well-being of poor and vulnerable groups through mainstreaming the environment into national development processes. Attendees of the workshop discussed the UNDP-UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative (PEI) Technical Assistance Project Phase II.
Youth Discusses Human Rights and Wrongs at HuRiCamp
Dec 10, 2015
On the occasion of the Human Rights Day, on 10 December 2015, the UN in Armenia in partnership with OSCE office in Yerevan, Council of Europe office in Yerevan and EU Delegation to Armenia organized an unconference on human rights - HuRiCamp - at the American University of Armenia.