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  • 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

  • Launch of the National Energy Efficiency Programme: Phase 2 May 5, 2012

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with King Abdul-Aziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) – Saudi Energy Efficiency Centre (SEEC) launched Phase Two of the National Energy Efficiency Programme, with a total budget of $2,373,586 And a one year duration starting from1st of January 2012 and ending by 31st of December 2012.

  • Gulf Environment & Sustainable Development Forum Mar 15, 2012

    For the third year in a row, UNDP, a sponsor of the Gulf Environment Forum, will be actively participating and supporting efforts aiming at protecting the environment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Kishan Khoday, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will be delivering a keynote speech at the forum. The event will take place in Jeddah Hilton Hotel, during 25-27 March 2012.

  • 30 international football greats join UNDP to support Horn of Africa famine relief Dec 7, 2011

    Geneva / Hamburg — Football superstar Didier Drogba has joined a star-studded array of 30 international active and retired players who will take part in Tuesday’s Match Against Poverty, hosted by German team Hamburger Sport-Verein (HSV) in Hamburg, to raise awareness and funds for the Horn of Africa famine relief effort.

  • The UN system launches internal campaign to fight HIV-related stigma and discrimination in the workplace in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Jun 8, 2011

    Riyadh, the United Nations system is launching on the 8th of June 2011, a global campaign called “Stigma Fuels HIV” aimed to create awareness and to fight against HIV related stigma and discrimination. The UN system strives to become a model workplace in regard to HIV and for this reason it provides continuing training to its employees about HIV prevention, treatment and care options; and it has adopted advanced policies that ensure a fair and respectful environment.

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