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  • 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)”.

  • 02 Jul 2013
    55 percent of college students find work after graduation

    Around 55 percent of college graduates find employment after graduating from vocational education (VET) institutions, while the average timeframe to find a job is six months, reveals the 2010-2011 VET Graduate Tracer Study, launched today with participation of Armen Ashotyan, Minister of Education and Science, and Sophie Kemkhadze, UNDP Officer-in-Charge.

  • 27 Jun 2013
    In new video, UN Secretary-General hails post-2015 agenda as most inclusive global development process

    In a new video, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls the engagement of more than 750,000 people from 194 countries in setting a new global development agenda “a historic effort for a historic policy-making process.”

  • 05 Jun 2013
    Armenia is Among 44 Countries Piloting MDG Acceleration Framework

    Today, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia launched a report - "Youth Employment in Armenia" - developed within the framework of the "The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Acceleration Framework: Youth Employment in Armenia" initiative.

  • 02 May 2013
    UNDP Develops Capacities of Customs Service and Border Troops Staff

    On May 2-3 the Training Center of the State Revenue Committee hosts a national workshop on “Searching of Goods and Transport Means” organized within the framework of the EU funded and UNDP implemented “Enhancement of Border Management Capabilities at Bavra-Ninotsminda Border Crossing Point between Georgia and Armenia (BNIBM)” project.

  • 16 Apr 2013
    Forum of Women Engaged in Local Self-Governance

    Today the opening of the energy efficiency laboratory took place at Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction (YSUAC) with participation of Aram Harutyunyan, Minister of Nature Protection, Sophie Kemkhadze, UNDP Officer-in-Charge, and Hovhannes Tokmajyan, Rector of YSUAC.

  • 16 Apr 2013
    United Nations, Armenian Government and their Partners Contribute to the Greening of Yerevan

    Today the opening of the energy efficiency laboratory took place at Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction (YSUAC) with participation of Aram Harutyunyan, Minister of Nature Protection, Sophie Kemkhadze, UNDP Officer-in-Charge, and Hovhannes Tokmajyan, Rector of YSUAC.

  • 04 Apr 2013
    UN calls for accelerated action with 1,000 days to go on Millennium Development Goals

    New York, 4 April 2013 —To inspire further action, the United Nations and its partners around the world are marking 1,000 days to the end of 2015 – the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – during the next week.

  • 26 Mar 2013
    Opening of Energy Efficiency Laboratory at Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction

    Today the opening of the energy efficiency laboratory took place at Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction (YSUAC) with participation of Aram Harutyunyan, Minister of Nature Protection, Sophie Kemkhadze, UNDP Officer-in-Charge, and Hovhannes Tokmajyan, Rector of YSUAC.

  • 23 Mar 2013
    Earth Hour 2013 in Armenia

    Yerevan, 23 March 2013 – Today the capital of Armenia joined more than 7000 cities and towns in more than 150 countries and territories to observe Earth Hour 2013 - the single, largest, symbolic mass participation event in the world.

  • 21 Mar 2013
    Priorities for the global development agenda shaped by unprecedented public outreach effort

    The United Nations presented today the first findings from an unprecedented global conversation through which people from all over the world have been invited to help Member States shape the future development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their target date at the end of 2015.

  • 18 Mar 2013
    The South is driving global economic growth and societal change

    Yerevan, 18 March 2013 - Leading countries of the developing world are together reshaping global power dynamics in a new era of human development progress, according to the United Nation Development Programme’s (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report. The Report - The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World - was launched on 14 March by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico City.

  • 18 Mar 2013
    Armenia’s HDI value and rank

    Yerevan, 18 March 2013 Armenia’s HDI value for 2012 is 0.729—in the high human development category—positioning the country at 87 out of 187 countries and territories. As the underlying data and methods for calculation of HDIs have changed, it does not allow to compare values and rankings related to Armenia with those of previously published human development reports.

  • 06 Feb 2013
    Enhancement of the border management capabilities at Bavra - Ninotsminda Border Crossing Point between Armenia and Georgia

    Yerevan, 06 February 2013 – Today, UNDP in Armenia, the EU Delegation to Armenia, the RA National Security Council and the State Revenue Committee jointly presented the objectives and perspectives of the EU funded and UNDP implemented “Enhancement of the border management capabilities at Bavra - Ninotsminda Border Crossing Point between Armenia and Georgia” project at an opening conference held at Tigran Mets Hall of Marriott Armenia Hotel.

  • 22 Jan 2013
    Collection of UNDP Innovative Development Stories in Europe and Central Asia now available in Russian language

    22 January 2013— UNDP’s collection of Innovative Development Stories in Europe and Central Asia (Empowering Lives, Building Resilience Vol. 2) launched in September 2012 is now available in Russian language. This publication showcases transformative development achievements in Eastern European and Central Asian countries.

  • 29 Aug 2011
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