#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.
Presentation of Armenia’s Third National Communication to the UN Framework Convention on Climate ChangeMay 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 developmentApr 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, 2015Yerevan, 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.