Press releases
  • EU continues to support Disaster Risk Reduction in South CaucasusJun 28, 2016Yerevan, Armenia – The regional programme for “Disaster Risk Reduction to Improve Resilience of Communities and Institutions in the South Caucasus” has been launched today in Yerevan. The programme, funded by the European Commission under the Disaster Preparedness Programme (DIPECHO), is implemented by the Armenian Red Cross Society, OXFAM in Armenia partnering with OxYGen Foundation, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Save the Children. It will run until the end of 2017 and is carried out in close collaboration with the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development, and the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

  • Integrated Climate Risk Management as a Key Global PriorityJun 13, 2016Yerevan, 13 June, 2016 – Global climate risk management issues will be discussed at a three-day workshop organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia and the RA Ministry of Nature Protection. The Integrated Climate Risk Programme, funded by the Government of Sweden and implemented by the UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, is planned for the period of 2013-2016. The first phase of the programme was implemented in six countries: Armenia, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, and Uganda. The project is aimed at helping countries to build resilience through risk-informed development, in order to tackle climate change and related natural hazards.

  • UNDP at 50: An investment in UN’s key role in developmentFeb 24, 2016New York City - As it marks 50 years at the frontlines of international development, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) should be seen as an investment in the UN’s critical role in helping to build a world free of poverty and inequality, said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.

  • #Inno4Dev: Innovation for developmentFeb 2, 2016On 2 February 2016 at 11:00pm at the UN House in Armenia Kolba Innovations Lab held the launch event of a new project called "Innovation for development". The project is funded by the European Union and is implemented by UNDP in Armenia. The project was launched by introducing first Public Sector Innovation Week in Armenia, which would include a conference in the well-known TEDx format, “Kolba Cafes” meeting and workshops for high-level public servants.

  • Supporting Development of Tourism Sector in ArmeniaJan 28, 2016Yerevan, 28 January 2016 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia and the Development Foundation of Armenia (DFA) signed a document to jointly support the development of the tourism sector in Armenia and enhance the role of the tourism sector in socio-economic development of local communities in the regions.

  • Support to Development of Border Communities in Tavush RegionDec 22, 2015Yerevan, 22 December 2015 – Until 2020, 45 bordering communities of Tavush region, with an overall population of 62,000, will have the opportunity to develop their own community plans, prioritizing activities - such as infrastructure and income generating activities - for financing within the framework of “Integrated Support to Rural Development: Building Resilient Communities” project, financed by the Government of the Russian Federation and implemented by the UNDP in Armenia, in close partnership with the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations. The project budget is over USD 5 million.

  • A Modern Border Crossing Point in BagratashenOct 15, 2015Yerevan, 15 October 2015 – “We are committed to establishing a modern integrated border management (IBM) system in Armenia, to the highest international standards, including infrastructure, legal and procedural frameworks,” stated the members of a high-level delegation, who paid an inspection visit to the Bagratashen border crossing point (BCP), currently under construction.

  • 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).

  • ADB, UNICEF AND UNDP PARTNER TO IMPROVE SCHOOL SEISMIC SAFETY IN ARMENIAAug 5, 2015Yerevan, 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.

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