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01 Oct 2014
Yerevan, 01 October 2014 - On 28-30 September Helen Clark, Administrator of UNDP and Chair of the UN Development Group came to Armenia on her first visit to the country. In discussions with government, civil society, women leaders, and international development partners, Clark emphasized the principle of citizen engagement in designing development assistance– ““UNDP is engaging with Armenia’s people and government to build development solutions to the challenges of today and the future. Armenians are very pragmatic and highly capable people. During my short visit I have been very impressed with the level of professionalism and talent here. I am also encouraged by the emerging women’s leadership, including at the local level”.
26 Sep 2014
On 28 September, Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator arrives on a three-day official visit to Armenia, as part of her official tour to the South Caucasus.
19 Sep 2014
The official launch of the enveloped building located in #6 Daniel Varouzhan street, Avan administrative district, took place today. The enveloping of the building has been financed by the UNDP-GEF “Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings” project and co-financed by Yerevan Municipality. Staff of Avan administrative district and “Avan-3” condominium have their contribution during the implementation of the project.
15 Jul 2014
Single Window and IT systems to be used for full implementation of the e-governance concept in Armenia
A two-day national workshop on the role of Single Window and IT systems for full implementation of the e-governance concept is organized in Yerevan within the framework of the UNDP implemented “Enhancement of the Border Management Capabilities at Bagratashen – Sadakhlo BCP between Armenia and Georgia” (BSIBM) project.
19 Jun 2014
The U.S. Embassy, Delegation of the European Union to Armenia, British Embassy, OSCE Office in Yerevan, Council of Europe Office in Yerevan, the United Nations Armenia Office and Counterpart International honoured individuals working to promote human rights, accountable governance, civic activism, local government reform, community service and free speech in Armenia at the Universal Rights Awards Ceremony at the Congress Hotel in Yerevan.
06 Jun 2014
Yerevan, 06 June 2014– National workshop on Elaboration of Joint Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Bagratashen border crossing point (BCP) was organized on 3-6 June, 2014 in Yerevan within the framework of the Enhancement of the Border Management Capabilities at Bagratashen – Sadakhlo BCP between Armenia and Georgia (BSIBM) project.
03 Jun 2014
Yerevan, 03 June 2014 – The Khoren and Shooshanig Avedisian School and Community Center in Yerevan’s Malatia-Sebastia district will be a landmark “green” building and the first international LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building in Armenia. The Avedisian School is a joint project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) and Edward Avedisian, a trustee at the American University of Armenia and a member of the AMAA Board of Directors. The state of the art school, when it opens in September 2014, will provide a quality education to 570 Armenian students, who will be able to see, feel and move around in a sustainable design and a low-carbon footprint building.
11 Apr 2014
Yerevan, 11 April 2014 – Today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia, the EU Delegation to Armenia, the RA National Security Council and the RA State Revenue Committee jointly presented the goals, objectives, budget, implementation timeframe and perspectives of the EU funded and UNDP implemented “Provision of Equipment and Infrastructure for the Bagratashen - Sadakhlo Border Crossing Point between Armenia and Georgia and enhancement of their capacities” project at an opening conference held at “Armenia Marriott” hotel in Yerevan.
14 Mar 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia and the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration (MTA) organised the first Community of Practice in the framework of the EU funded project Women in Local Democracy on 14 March 2014. The event brought together around 60 female community leaders, representatives of regional authorities, community civic groups, representatives of local media and NGOs, working in the area of gender equality.
04 Mar 2014
New York -- The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) which unites 32 UN funds and programmes, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), announced today its plan to launch Dialogues on Implementation of the Post-2015 development agenda in initially 50 countries. The consultations will take the form of public meetings and discussions where policy planners, civil society representatives, community and private sector leaders will discuss how to best deliver the next sustainable development agenda that will build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
15 Jan 2014
Yerevan, 15 January 2014 – In Armenia’s urban economy, lighting is one of the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, the lighting sector presents a significant energy saving potential, which is possible to realize through the effective use of modern energy efficient technologies.
10 Dec 2013
Photo-contest and exhibition, debates on human rights and a theatre performance were the culmination of a campaign, which marked the Human Rights Day, giving an opportunity for Armenian youth and general public to increase their knowledge on human rights and to share their personal experiences in promotion and protection of human rights.
05 Nov 2013
Yerevan, 05 November 2013 – Capitalizing on the successful partnership and joint achievements in increasing youth employability, today Bradley Busetto, UNDP Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia, and Harout Nercessian, Armenia Representative of Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), signed an agreement to further continue the Youth Career Trail (YCT) project. Former beneficiaries of the YCT were also present at the signing ceremony, who shared with participants their experiences and ideas on further expansion of the initiative.
24 Oct 2013
Yerevan, 24 October 2013 - The UN in Armenia, together with its strategic partners - government officials, representatives of the diplomatic corps, international organizations, private sector, civil society, educational institutions and media, celebrates the 68th anniversary of the UN today.
07 Oct 2013
Yerevan, 07 October 2013 – The city of Gyumri is gifted with rich historical and cultural monuments. During centuries a unique architectural style has been formed in Gyumri, with more than 1,600 historical-architectural buildings covering an area of about 220 hectares. Most of them were built in the same period - 19th and beginning of 20th centuries. However, during the recent years the city’s historical and cultural heritage has suffered due to the 1988 devastating earthquake and insufficient funding and investments by public and private sectors. This, in its turn, hindered community development and investment flows to the second largest city of Armenia.
27 Sep 2013
Bagratashen, 27 September 2013 – “Efficient and effective border management contributes not only to secure borders, but also to the smooth movement of people and goods across borders, and to increased regional and international trade and transit - key prerequisites for economic growth and poverty reduction,” registered the participants of a groundbreaking ceremony that took place at the Bagratashen border crossing point (BCP) within the framework of UNDP implemented “Modernization of Bavra, Bagratashen and Gogavan Border Crossing Points” (MBBG) project.
13 Sep 2013
Yerevan, 13 September 2013 – For his instrumental role in supporting sustainable development in Armenia, for his efforts in the country aimed at reducing poverty, bridging regional disparities, creating jobs and improving the quality of services, today the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia appointed Eduardo Eurnekian, a prominent Argentinean-Armenian businessman and one of the largest investors in Armenia, as its first ever National Goodwill Ambassador.
10 Sep 2013
Education, Health Care, Honest and Responsive Government, and Jobs Top Priorities for People Worldwide, UN Report
10 September 2013, New York - The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented today a new report “A Million Voices: The World We Want”. The report summarizes the findings from public consultations and surveys that engaged more than 1.3 million people in all 193 UN Member States since August 2012 in an effort to identify priorities for the post-2015 development agenda that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
29 Jul 2013
60 Armenian fresh graduates were hosted in 21 local companies for 6-month paid internship as a result of the 4th round of UNDP “Youth Career Trail” project, co-sponsored by Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA). Thirty of the graduates have been employed at the location of their internships. The other thirty are expected to find employment shortly as they have earned valuable job experience.
03 Jul 2013
Call for Proposals EU-NGOs Project: Strengthening Environmental Governance by Building the Capacity of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
The Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Small Grants Programme in Armenia opens a call for project proposals in the framework of the “Strengthening Environmental Governance by Building the Capacity of Non-Governmental Organizations” project, funded by the European Union, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and delivered by the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP)”.
- On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, read below our chief Helen Clark's message to #EndPoverty: Each year on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we can recommit to that goal, and, in the words of the UN Secretary-General's message for this day this year, plan for a world where no-one is left behind. Since 1990, the baseline date against which Millennium Development Goal progress is measured, hundreds of millions of people have moved out of extreme poverty and attained better access to health care and education. Globally, extreme poverty has reduced by half since 1990; the goal of enrolling all children in primary schools is close to being met; child mortality has been significantly reduced, and 2.3 billion people have gained access to improved drinking water. The concerted and focused efforts of governments and their partners have contributed to getting these results. Nonetheless, meeting the basic targets of the MDGs remains unfinished business for many countries and people. This year’s theme, “Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty”, recognizes that social justice and equity are critical to eradicating extreme poverty, and focuses our attention on factors like gender, ethnicity, age, and geography which may be influencing the distribution of progress. The risk of dying from a pregnancy-related complication, for example, is almost 300 times greater for a woman living in extreme poverty than it is for a woman living in an industrialized country. Children in sub-Saharan Africa are more than fifteen times more likely to die before the age of five than are children in developed regions. Women make up about 43 percent of the agricultural labour force in developing countries; yet because of legal and other constraints in land inheritance, ownership, and use, fewer than twenty per cent of landholders there are women. Out of the world’s 796 million people who are illiterate, over two-thirds are women, and many of them live in rural areas. Rural girls are more likely to be out of school than are rural boys, and they are twice as likely to be out of school as urban girls. The post-2015 development agenda will build on the Millennium Development Goals, and present opportunities for all stakeholders to strengthen global solidarity around the goal of eradicating extreme poverty in all its dimensions. We can also resolve to work together to safeguard the future of the planet and the right of future generations everywhere to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Friday AT 03:42 AM
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