Press releases
  • 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.

  • Presentation of Armenia’s Third National Communication to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change May 15, 2015Yerevan, 15 May 2015 – “In the “business-as-usual” scenario, total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Armenia are projected to reach 20,000 tons of CO2 equivalent by 2030 and 14,000 tons in the case of implementation of mitigation measures. At the same time, if no efforts are undertaken to reduce GHG emissions globally, temperature in Armenia may increase by 4.7 degrees Celsius and hydrometeorological extremes may become more frequent and severe”. This is the warning from the Third National Communication (TNC) on Climate Change of the Republic of Armenia that was launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia and the RA Ministry of Nature Protection.

  • UNECE and UNDP partner with the Government of Armenia to promote sustainable urban development Apr 9, 2015The Republic of Armenia is well committed to improve housing condition and urban planning and development. The country is actively working towards the preparation of the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – HABITAT III, which will take place in 2016 and is expected to adopt the New Global Urban Agenda. Armenia has already completed and submitted to the HABITAT III secretariat its national report on housing and urban development and is engaged in multiple projects on urban planning and energy efficient housing.

  • Almost 500 new energy efficient LEDs installed along Isakov Avenue and Tairov StreetMar 27, 2015 Yerevan, 27 March 2015 - Almost 500 new energy efficient LEDs (light emitting diodes) have been installed along Isakov Avenue and Tairov Street, joining Yerevan city center to Zvartnots international airport, within the framework of UNDP “Green Urban Lighting” pilot project. The initiative, which was carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Nature Protection and Yerevan Municipality, allows energy savings of 63 percent, reduction of costs by USD 45,000, and carbon emissions by 220 tons in annual terms.

  • Working visit of Deputy Foreign Minister Ashot Hovakimian to New YorkMar 27, 2015On the margins of his visit to New York, Deputy Foreign Minister Ashot Hovakimian met Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Helen Clark. Assessing the visit by the Administrator of the UNDP to Armenia in September 2014 efficient, the sides reflected on the final drafts of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2016-2020) and the new document of the UNDP for Armenia – Country Programme Document (CPD - 2016-2020).

  • 45 bordering communities in Tavush will benefit from a community development project funded by the Russian FederationMar 18, 2015Yerevan, 18 March 2015 – Over the next 5 years 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.

  • Signing Ceremony for Agreement on Financing Phase II of the Grant Program “Agricultural Census 2014 in the Republic of Armenia” Oct 27, 2014Yerevan, 27 October 2014 – Government of the Republic of Armenia hosted a signing ceremony for the Agreement of Phase II of a grant program titled “Agricultural Census 2014 in the Republic of Armenia,” funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation.

  • UNDP Administrator emphasizes citizen engagement in developmentOct 1, 2014Yerevan, 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”.

  • UNDP-Armenia Partnership High on the Agenda of UNDP Administrator’s Visit to ArmeniaSep 26, 2014On 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.

  • The First Successful Experience of Enveloping a Multi-Apartment Building Sep 19, 2014The 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.