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  • Finding hidden gems: supporting local festivals in Armenia Aug 22, 2017

    Each year people all across Armenia celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of St. Mary, one of the most awaited events of the year. At the church of the Holy Mother of God in the village of Bjni, Kotayk province, for whom St. Mary is the Patron, it is an even more important event and locals prepare for the day very carefully.

  • Transfer of Voter Authentication Devices to the CEC Jul 4, 2017

    On 4 July 2017 the UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Bradley Busetto and the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) Chairperson, Mr. Tigran Mukuchyan, signed the official transfer of property from the UN to the CEC of all voter authentication equipment procured for the implementation of the voter authentication process in Armenia. The process introduced by the Electoral Code of June 2016 was implemented for the first time in Armenia during the 2 April National Assembly elections.

  • Hayanist Unveils Innovative Irrigation System May 22, 2017

    Hayanist, Armenia – During a public event on May 22, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Armenia (CCHBCA), and the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme in Armenia (implemented by UNDP) marked the successful completion of a joint water project in Hayanist, Ararat. This is part of USAID’s broader efforts to curb the rate of groundwater abstraction in the Ararat Valley to sustainable levels.

  • UNDP Statement on the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) May 18, 2017

    This year’s International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) focuses on raising awareness on the role of families in well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. At the core of this year’s theme are two inseparable concepts: inclusion and human dignity. These concepts are also at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which commits to leaving no behind.

  • Mitigating the consequences of hailstorms in Armenia’s agricultural sector May 5, 2017

    A trilateral Statement of Intent was signed between ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK, the UNDP in Armenia and ARNAP Foundation – the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. The sides agreed to jointly mitigate the consequences of hailstorms in Armenia’s agricultural sector. Within the framework of the agreement, ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK will provide targeted loans to farmers for the acquisition of anti-hail nets on a 7-year term, with an initial interest rate of 12,5 percent. In its turn, the UNDP in Armenia will provide 20 percent of necessary volume of the anti-hail nets to farmers as a grant contribution. The ARNAP Foundation, supports farmers in measuring and installation of supporting anchors and anti-hail nets, as well as provides with consultations on maintenance, usage and care of anti-hail nets.

  • UNDP and Yerevan Municipality Discuss New Avenues for Partnership Apr 28, 2017

    Today, UNDP Delegation, led by UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Bradley Busetto, met with Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan. The parties discussed the directions of further cooperation for introduction of energy efficient approaches in daily practices within the context of city's further development paths.

  • UNDP Administrator Helen Clark: Statement on International Women’s Day Mar 8, 2017

    This year, International Women’s Day is devoted to Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030. Globalization and technology change are driving that change. It’s important that women are able to succeed in this new world of work.

  • 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.