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  • OHCHR and Saudi Human rights Commission cooperate to raise awareness on the UN Convention against Torture Jan 10, 2016

    The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) jointly with the Saudi Human rights Commission have organized a two day symposium to enhance awareness on the UN Convention against Torture. The event was organized from 6- 7 January 2016 in Riyadh. In his opening remarks, the UN Resident Coordinator a.i. on behalf of UNCT, Mr. Firas Gharaibeh, appreciated the efforts of both the Saudi Human Rights Commission and OHCHR in strengthening human rights protection in Saudi Arabia.

  • Qassim Urban Observatory Dec 14, 2015

    It is my great pleasure, on behalf of the United Nations’ resident and non-resident agencies, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), to attend this ceremony and congratulate you on the launching the Qassim Urban Observatory

  • Health Awareness Day Dec 6, 2015

    HIV/AIDS continues to be a major health and development challenge. Today, 36.9 million people are living with HIV, with 1.2 million deaths from AIDS-related illnesses and two million new HIV infections occurring in 2014 alone.

  • UNDP training AlFaisal University students to help raise awareness on HIV/AIDS among youth Nov 2, 2015

    UNDP Saudi Arabia Country Office held a one-day workshop on HIV/AIDS Awareness with the participation of six medical students from Al-Faisal University. The workshop focused on creating awareness among peers and teenagers and most importantly to implement these activities for the University to raise awareness on HIV for an activity that they are planning to hold on campus for various schools in early December.

  • Turn the World UN Blue Oct 24, 2015

    Saudi Arabia’s iconic Kingdom Tower and Al-Faisaliah Tower were lit in blue – the official color of the United Nations, as part of a global campaign to commemorate UN Day and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.

  • SDGs Facts Oct 6, 2015

    At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.

  • Digial Good Platform Sep 29, 2015

    The United Nations Development Programme launched its Digital Good interactive platform Tuesday, the first global resource enabling people worldwide to fund local and global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were adopted by the UN General Assembly on 25 September 2015.

  • “The important role of Education in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2030” Sep 8, 2015

    As you know the 193 Member States of the United Nations have reached consensus on the outcome document of a new sustainable development agenda entitled, “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” which will be adopted at the end of this month at a special session of the General Assembly.

  • Remarks by Ashok Nigam UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative on the occasion of the “13th Annual Iftar Party” of WAMY Jun 30, 2015

    Allow me to congratulate the Kingdom and all our Muslim brothers and sisters on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. I extend my warmest thanks to the World Assembly of Muslim Youth and special thanks to Dr. Saleh Al Wohaibi for honoring me with the invitation to address this august gathering on intercultural dialogue.

  • Youth innovate to address development challenges in the Arab region Jun 21, 2015

    The “First Social Innovation Camp for Youth from the Arab Region” was held for three days on 13 to 15 June 2015 in Amman, Jordan. The main purpose was to provide a platform for young women and men to examine key development challenges facing the region and suggest innovative solutions to address them. The camp is the first event of its kind to be organized on a regional level by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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