• Prime Minister Receives UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Oct 18, 2016

    Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan received today UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Permanent Representative in Armenia Bradley Busetto. Describing as quite effective the productive ties of UN-Armenia partnership and the UNDP-supported programs in Armenia, the Prime Minister stressed the need to step up cooperation.

  • Message on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Oct 17, 2016

    We are approaching the end of the first year of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda is a universal vision for peace, prosperity and dignity for all people on a healthy planet. Achieving this objective is inconceivable without fulfilling the mandate of SDG 1 to end poverty in all its forms.

  • Seminar Dedicated to International Day for Disaster Reduction Oct 13, 2016

    The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is celebrated annually on October 13 with a mission to urge all human beings, communities and governments to make more intensive efforts towards building more disaster-resilient communities and countries. The slogan for this year’s DRR Day is “Live To Tell: Raising Awareness, Reducing Mortality”

  • Social Good Summit to Promote Impact Investment for the SDGs Oct 6, 2016

    On 6 October 2016 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Impact Hub organised a Social Good Summit in Geneva – a one-day event to promote social entrepreneurship and impact investment for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Representatives of financial institutions, incubators, impact investors, international development organisations and fellow entrepreneurs shared their experience and success stories, as well as explored synergies in supporting impact-driven ventures scale and expand their social and environmental impact.

  • The role of Social Entrepreneurship & Impact Investments for International Development Organisations Oct 4, 2016

    On 4 October 2016 UNDP, WWF, INSEAD and Rianta Capital organized a breakfast meeting in London for the members of social impact investment breakfast club network to discuss the role of Social Entrepreneurship & Impact Investments for International Development Organisations (IDO). The discussion was hold around various platforms and modes of addressing impact investments by IDOs.

  • Organising an innovation camp? 4 things you need to consider Sep 15, 2016

    For the uninitiated, social innovation camps are intended as a space for using tech to solve social challenges. These two-day events help to crowdsource ideas, especially from those citizens (youth, or minorities) who are often lacking access to contribute to issues directly affecting them. Building on UNDP’s “Toolkit for Troublemakers,” here are 4 tips from us for your next innovation event!

  • Armenia Receives Landmark Grant in Energy Efficiency Aug 22, 2016

    Diana Harutyunyan is UNDP in Armenia’s foremost Climate Change guru. Between heading an all-star team of experts and giving now-renowned TEDx talks, Diana’s team have just secured the region’s first investment from the new Green Climate Fund. We sat down with her to find out more…

  • Inspiring the Paradigm Shift Jul 13, 2016

    A breakthrough discussion on the role of Social Entrepreneurship & Impact Investments for International Development Organisations was held on 13 July in Geneva. Presenters Prof. Hans Wahl from INSEAD, Katherine Milligan from Schwab Foundation and Artak Melkonyan from UNDP, elaborated on significance of impact investments and social entrepreneurship for developing economies, approaches the development organisations choose to support them and upcoming dedicated conference in March 2017 invited by UNDP and INSEAD in Yerevan, Armenia.

  • Winners of the #inno4health Social Innovation Camp Jul 10, 2016

    Since 2011, UNDP has been organizing social innovation camps in an effort to locate innovative tech solutions that will help to solve issues that exist in different sectors of Armenia. Social Innovation Camps gather people, ideas and digital technologies in one place. Over the course of two days, business prototypes or models of embryonic ideas are cultivated and developed. The camp transforms these theoretical ideas into precise solutions by uniting people from different walks of life. Designers, programmers, marketing gurus, media and SMM specialists all come together to co-create technological solutions to specific social challenges.

  • A Passive Solar Greenhouse in Shirak Region Jul 1, 2016

    On 1 July 2016 UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Bradley Busetto and Ambassador of Romania to Armenia Sorin Vasile signed an agreement to implement the “Alternative Growing: Piloting Passive Solar Greenhouse Project in Shirak Region of Armenia” project to be implemented in Shirak region of Armenia. The Government of Romania contributed USD 60,000 for the implementation of the project.