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  • 09 Apr 2015
    UNECE and UNDP partner with the Government of Armenia to promote sustainable urban development

    The 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.

  • 27 Mar 2015
    Working visit of Deputy Foreign Minister Ashot Hovakimian to New York

    On 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).

  • 27 Mar 2015
    Almost 500 new energy efficient LEDs installed along Isakov Avenue and Tairov Street

    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.

  • 18 Mar 2015
    45 bordering communities in Tavush will benefit from a community development project funded by the Russian Federation

    Yerevan, 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.

  • 27 Oct 2014
    Financing Phase II of the Grant Program “Agricultural Census 2014 in the Republic of Armenia”

    Yerevan, 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.

  • 01 Oct 2014
    UNDP Administrator emphasizes citizen engagement in development

    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
    UNDP-Armenia Partnership High on the Agenda of UNDP Administrator’s Visit to Armenia

    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 First Successful Experience of Enveloping a Multi-Apartment Building

    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
    Armenia’s International Community Honours Human Rights Advocates

    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
    Standard Operational Procedures to be developed for Bagratashen Border Crossing Point

    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
    The Avedisian School will be the first certified “green” building in Armenia

    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
    A new project to upgrade Bagratashen-Sadakhlo border crossing point

    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
    Joining Efforts to Promote Local Democracy

    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
    Post-2015: the global conversation continues with new dialogues in 50 countries

    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
    UNDP kicked-off the Green Urban Lighting project

    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
    Human Rights Day Celebration

    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
    UNDP and AMAA Address Youth Employment Challenges in Armenia

    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
    United Nations in Armenia and Partners mark 68th anniversary of UN

    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
    UNDP and its Partners Join Efforts to Restore Historical-Cultural Heritage in Gyumri

    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.