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  • NEW GOALS. NEW POWER. NEW TECHNOLOGY. #2030NOWSep 28, 2015This 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.

  • Sixth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable DevelopmentSep 25, 2015The Sixth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development will be held in Yerevan, Armenia, on 29 September - 2 October 2015. The Forum is organized by the Government of Armenia, the United Nations Regional Commissions, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Armenia, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2), the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), and Habitat for Humanity International. The Forum is one of the important events of the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) 2014-2024.

  • 60 fresh graduates, mostly displaced from Syria and Ukraine, will be offered paid internships to smoothly enter the labor market in ArmeniaSep 9, 2015Yerevan, 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 summitAug 27, 2015Geneva, 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.

  • How to organize a planet? Dispatch from the Kolba CaféAug 26, 2015How do seven billion men, women, and children organize themselves? As the world becomes more globalized and interconnected, do we increasingly resemble an ant colony, acting on instructions from our ant queen? Or are we are becoming more leaderless, acting horizontally by harnessing the power of crowds? According to Vahagn Poghoysan, decentralization is a choice being considered more and more in all domains of life. Poghoysan, the founder of the Yerevan-based engineering and robotics company, dropped by late last month for our latest Kolba Café.

  • ADB, UNICEF AND UNDP PARTNER TO IMPROVE SCHOOL SEISMIC SAFETY IN ARMENIAAug 5, 2015 Yerevan, 5 August 2015 — Asian Development Bank (ADB), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia signed an agreement on collaboration on August 5 to strengthen partnership on Seismic Safety Improvement Program in Armenia. In the framework of the document partners will direct their efforts towards improving seismic safety of schools throughout the country to reduce casualties and damages in school buildings during earthquakes. The program will enable better use of school buildings to ensure a safe, resource-efficient and inclusive environment for school children.

  • Reduction of the impact of hazardous waste in the focus of UNDP and the Government of ArmeniaMay 26, 2015Yerevan, 26 May 2015 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Armenia will work together to reduce the impacts of hazardous waste and related contaminated sites from Soviet times, in order to protect human and environmental health through the effective elimination of obsolete pesticide stockpiles, particularly persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Armenia.

  • Presentation of Armenia’s Third National Communication to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change May 15, 2015Yerevan, 15 May 2015 – “In the “business-as-usual” scenario, total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Armenia are projected to reach 20,000 tons of CO2 equivalent by 2030 and 14,000 tons in the case of implementation of mitigation measures. At the same time, if no efforts are undertaken to reduce GHG emissions globally, temperature in Armenia may increase by 4.7 degrees Celsius and hydrometeorological extremes may become more frequent and severe”. This is the warning from the Third National Communication (TNC) on Climate Change of the Republic of Armenia that was launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia and the RA Ministry of Nature Protection.

  • Climate Change: a predictable shockMay 7, 2015Last month UNDP in Armenia held Yerevan’s very first TEDx Salon. Speakers of all shapes and sizes – environmental experts, civil society leaders, government ministers, and academics – spoke in front of a packed audiences on the perils of climate change and what we need to do to combat it.

  • UNECE and UNDP partner with the Government of Armenia to promote sustainable urban development Apr 9, 2015The Republic of Armenia is well committed to improve housing condition and urban planning and development. The country is actively working towards the preparation of the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – HABITAT III, which will take place in 2016 and is expected to adopt the New Global Urban Agenda. Armenia has already completed and submitted to the HABITAT III secretariat its national report on housing and urban development and is engaged in multiple projects on urban planning and energy efficient housing.

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