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  • Al Madinah Urban Observatory Network

    During the period 2003-2008, UNDP supported the Municipality of Al Madinah Al Munawarah Region to establish Al-Madinah Urban Observatory Network (MOUN) – the first facility of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East Region as a whole. UNDP’s support has contributed to the development of MOUN since its inception until its firm establishment currently as a leading facility for urban development planning.

  • First step towards clean energy technologies

    Saudi Arabia hosts the world’s largest reserves of oil and has emerged as a global energy superpower. However, while past human development gains in Saudi Arabia have been achieved largely on the back of oil export revenues, and while oil exports will continue to provide significant revenues to Saudi Arabia for years to come, a long-term challenge exists to build capacities to sustain human development trends in an increasingly carbon-constrained world.

  • Raising Awareness about the MDGs Among Students in Saudi Arabia

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) representatives, together with UNDP’s National Goodwill Ambassador Mrs. Muna Abu-Sulayman, carried out visits to 9 girls’ schools in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Khubar during to present to the students the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which Saudi Arabia pledged to achieve by year 2015 following the endorsement of the “Millennium Declaration” by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and 180 Heads of States at the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000.

  • Saudi Arabia: government join forces to implement Energy Efficiency Labels
  • The Saudi Youth Exchange Programme visit to India
  • The Saudi Youth Exchange Programme visits Tanzania
  • The Saudi-Chinese Youth Dialogue Forum, exchanges medical research knowledge in China
  • Youth Exchange Programme for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)

    Based on the vision of the current leadership in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its continuous efforts to bridge the gap between nations through cultural dialogue, Saudi Arabia aspires to enhance dialogue opportunities among civilizations based on solid knowledge and sincere desire to set strong bases of cooperation, searching for common opinions, promoting mechanisms aimed at benefiting from the scientific, intellectual and cultural wealth of nations and making the best use of it for the benefit of the entire world.

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