Women and Local Governance
Dec 1, 2015
Strengthening the synergies between the activities of the “Women in Local Democracy” (WiLD) project and the ongoing and planned national reforms in local governance (focused on women’s participation, and the application of principles of accountability, transparency and integrity (ATI) in local governance processes) were the main topics of the “Women and Local Governance” Community of Practice - a three-day workshop organized by the EU-funded and UNDP implemented WiLD project.
Ahead of Climate Summit in Paris
Nov 30, 2015
On 30 November UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Claire Medina and French Ambassador to Armenia Jean Francois Cherpantier were hosted by Nver Mnatsakanyan, the author of the “Interview” daily TV program broadcasted on Public TV of Armenia. The topic of the joint interview was the Climate Summit preparations in Paris, UNDP’s role in tackling climate change issues globally, and in Armenia, in particular.
Opening of the Dsegh Nature Visitor Center
Nov 12, 2015
On 12 November the opening of Dsegh Nature Visitor Center took place. The center was established by the joint efforts of UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme, the Rhone Alpes Regional Council in France, SVS BirdLife Switzerland, and the Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds.
UNDP in Armenia Goes Climate Neutral!
Nov 5, 2015
Today’s global community is fighting one of the most challenging problems we have ever encountered: climate change. Climate change is neither local nor regional – it is a global threat to development. In fact, this year’s make or break Climate Change Summit in Paris has been billed as a defining moment in the history of mankind. As a leading development actor, UNDP is supporting this fight, playing a key role in raising public awareness on climate change and supporting sustainable development throughout the world. Today we proudly announce that UNDP in Armenia has become officially Climate Neutral!
A Modern Border Crossing Point in Bagratashen
Oct 15, 2015
Yerevan, 15 October 2015 – “We are committed to establishing a modern integrated border management (IBM) system in Armenia, to the highest international standards, including infrastructure, legal and procedural frameworks,” stated the members of a high-level delegation, who paid an inspection visit to the Bagratashen border crossing point (BCP), currently under construction.
An Armenian Hackathon: the inside perspective
Oct 13, 2015
Keen not to miss out on such a concentration of bright young minds, Kolba Lab, UNDP in Armenia’s innovation unit, teamed up with the good folk at #createtogether and PicsArt to hold a 15-hour hackathon — a marathon coding event bringing together like-minded hackers and non-hackers alike — intended to transform ideas into reality via mobile and web apps, services and products!
Sustainable Energy for a Sustainable Armenia
Oct 5, 2015
Between the 29th September and 2nd October, Yerevan was home to the International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development. Over 260 energy experts from all around the world came together in what was only the sixth time such a forum had ever been organized.
NEW GOALS. NEW POWER. NEW TECHNOLOGY. #2030NOW
Sep 28, 2015
This year’s Social Good Summit was the most connected yet. With over 100 countries and counting, Armenia also got in on the party; bringing together activists, artists, leaders and everyday citizens to grapple with the new global goals.
60 fresh graduates, mostly displaced from Syria and Ukraine, will be offered paid internships to smoothly enter the labor market in Armenia
Sep 9, 2015
Yerevan, 09 September 2015 – Around 60 fresh graduates, mostly displaced youth from Syria and Ukraine, will be offered six-month paid internships in private companies in Armenia as a result of a tripartite partnership between the UNDP and UNHCR Representations in Armenia, and the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA).
UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summit
Aug 27, 2015
Geneva, 27 August 2015 – UNDP has launched today a global story telling contest,Voices2Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide. “We want to provide young journalists in developing countries a unique opportunity to contribute to the global debate on climate change in the run-up to COP21, while building their capacity and providing recognition for excellence” noted Neil Buhne, UNDP Geneva Director.