HRH Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Inaugurates the Second Forum of the Urban Observatory
Feb 27, 2018
HRH Prince Faisal Bin Bandar, Chairman of the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh (HCDR) and Chairman of the Riyadh Urban Observatory Council, inaugurated the Second Forum of Riyadh Urban Observatory.
Minister of Water, Environment and Agriculture Signs Capacity Building Agreement with UNDP
Feb 20, 2018
His Excellency the Minister of Water, Environment, and Agriculture; Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhly signed a project document with HE Dr. Ashok Nigam, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program
King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue signs a memorandum of cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme
Jan 21, 2018
King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue signed a cooperative memorandum with the UNDP in order to place indicators, as well as develop and build strategies for facing intolerance and limiting its effect on the social fabric.
Workshop on Gender Balance in the Civil Service
Sep 25, 2017
The Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Programme 2020 aim at increasing women participation in the labor market from 22% to 30%, and reducing the unemployment rate among women at the macro level.
UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator
Apr 19, 2017
The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.
Remarks by Dr. Ashok Nigam, UNRC and UNDP RR on the “Youth Indicators” Workshop
Apr 16, 2017
Young people are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs frameworks. The words “children”, “young” and “youth” have been mentioned 33 times in the SDGs framework. At least 10 of the 17 Goals relate directly to the youth and their development challenges. The framework pays special attention to youth education, health, nutrition, employment, dignity, empowerment, security, equality, and young people’s participation in decision-making forums.
Youth and women among those being left behind as the Arab region develops, UNDP Report warns
Mar 21, 2017
Despite significant progress in human development over the past 25 years, the Arab States region has, among developing regions of the world, the highest youth unemployment rate and the lowest share of primary school age children attending school. A stronger focus on youth and others excluded – particularly women and girls, rural dwellers, and those living in conflict-affected areas – is now needed to ensure sustainable human development for all.
Remarks by Dr. Ashok Nigam, UNRC and UNDP RR at Nazaha 2: on Governance, Transparency and Accountability
Feb 20, 2017
n January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that "no one is left behind".
SG press encouter with Foreign Minister
Feb 12, 2017
Thank you very much, Honorable Minister. I want to express my deep gratitude and appreciation to His Majesty, the Custodian of the Holy Mosques, to His Royal Majesties, His Royal Highnesses, the Crown Prince and the Deputy Crown Prince, and to His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the very warm hospitality that I was granted here in Saudi Arabia.
Remarks by Dr. Ashok Nigam UNRC on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Saudi Arabia workshop Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Jan 10, 2017
Under the Technical Cooperation Programme between the Saudi Human Rights Commission and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the program works to promote awareness and capacity building in the application of human rights approaches in many areas. One of those areas is to strengthen public awareness of and actions called for by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention affirms that disabled people have the same rights as everyone else in society.