The UN Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of Tolerance
Nov 16, 2016
The values of tolerance and mutual understanding – so firmly embedded in the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – are facing profound tests around the world.
South-South cooperation between Armenia and Moldova
Oct 21, 2016
On October 18-20, 2016 UNDP in Armenia hosted a delegation from UNDP in Moldova as part of the South-South cooperation to share experiences in forest-related projects and the overall forestry sector in Armenia. UNDP-EU Clima East Pilot Projects in Moldova and Armenia initiated the exchange mission.
If you judge a book by its cover, you might miss an amazing story…
Oct 20, 2016
People with disabilities are more likely to experience social isolation, which may have a detrimental impact on their physical, social and mental wellbeing. One of the fields where people with disabilities experience hardship and exclusion is the labor market. Despite the stereotypes in Armenia, most people with disabilities are ready, willing and able to work. Often they can be the largest and most underutilised source of talent in the labor market.
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…