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  • “The Role of the Private Sector in the Post 2015 Development Agenda in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” Dec 23, 2014

    The United Nations Development Programme Country Office in Saudi Arabia in partnership with Council of Saudi Chambers and the support of the UNCT hosted on 23 December 2014 a roundtable deliberative discussions titled "The role of the private sector in the post-2015 development agenda in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" with the participation of academics, consultants and businessmen and women.

  • UNDP and Warif Celebrates 2014 International Volunteer Day Dec 11, 2014

    The International Volunteer Day was set by United Nations on the 5th of December to celebrate volunteers and volunteer organizations’ efforts in raising awareness and the contribution they make to their communities. In 1985 the International Volunteer Day was designed to be an observance day by way of celebrating volunteerism. It is also a great opportunity for volunteers and volunteer organizations to promote their work for all the concern parties in their country.

  • UNDP takes part in the International Anti-Corruption Day Dec 9, 2014

    On the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day, the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) held a seminar titled “The Role of Media and Cultural Institutions in Promoting Integrity and Anti-Corruption Practices” on 9 December 2014, under the patronage of HRH Turki Bin Abdullah, Governor of Riyadh.

  • Social Good Summit Meetup; Young people; Big ideas Sep 22, 2014

    The fifth annual Social Good Summit, a unique convening of world leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists, and voices from around the world took place on September 21 and 22 at 92nd Street Y in New York City coinciding with United Nations Week.

  • UNDP encourages local talents by hosting a photo gallery to mark World Environment Day Jun 5, 2014

    On the occasion of the World Environment Day, the United Nations Development Programme in Saudi Arabia held a photography exhibition titled “Our Environment, Our Kingdom” on the 5th of June, exhibiting the work of six Saudi photographers, who traveled through the undiscovered nature of the Kingdom. Ambassadors, diplomats, environmentalists and media viewed the work of the Saudi talents during the one day event.

  • The International Aid Transparency Initiative welcomes its new Secretariat Sep 6, 2013

    A multi-stakeholder consortium today assumes from DFID its new Secretariat role within the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), marking the 5th anniversary of the Accra Agenda for Action and giving new impetus to the transparency of development spending globally.

  • Helen Clark discusses gender and leadership with Forbes Aug 23, 2013

    Ranking an impressive 21st on the Forbes’ list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, Clark has experienced first-hand how gender can cut both ways when working toward the highest levels of leadership success. Clark gained global recognition in 1999 when she was elected New Zealand’s first female Prime Minister, an office she held for three consecutive terms. As one of the few female heads of state, “you tend to become more widely known than perhaps your own little country size and influence would justify,” admits Clark ultimately viewed this spotlight as a benefit.

  • UNDP supports Riyadh Municipality in its efforts to provide better services Jun 2, 2013

    Mayor of Riyadh, H.E. Eng. Abdullah Al-Mogbel and UNDP Resident Representative, Dr. Riyad Al-Ahmad signed, earlier this week, an agreement for a new project that will address key public service challenges in Riyadh, including transport and waste management systems.

  • Helen Clark emphasizes growing role of the Kingdom in addressing global development challenges Apr 18, 2013

    Riyadh – UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met on Saturday with Prince Saud Al-Faisal Al Saud, Minister of Foreign Affairs, during her visit to the Kingdom—the first by a UNDP Administrator. They discussed Saudi Arabia’s expanding support to global development efforts, particularly its assistance to humanitarian and post-crisis recovery all over the world and its recent pledge to recovery efforts in Haiti after the recent earthquake.

  • United Nations and Saudi Arabia launch cooperation for food and drug safety May 21, 2012

    The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) was established in 1424H (2003) as an independent body to ensure safety of food and drug products in the Kingdom, reporting directly to the President of the Council of Ministers. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the lead agency in the UN for country level development cooperation, with over $5billion of activities each year in over 177 countries. UNDP started its presence in Saudi Arabia in 1966 and has supported capacity development projects in areas such as public administration, youth empowerment, energy and environment and economic diversification

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