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  • 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.

  • Saudi Human Rights Commission and OHCHR successfully organized a seminar on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesHRC and OHCHR seminar Jan 10, 2017

    The Human Rights Commission in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (HRC/KSA) in collaboration and coordination with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), organized a one-day seminar on the rights of disabled persons on Tuesday 10th of January 2017.

  • United Nations Country Team and Ministry of Health meet to discuss areas of cooperation Dec 15, 2016

    Saudi Ministry of Health (MoH) and the United Nations Country Team met on 15 December 2016 at the UN premises in Riyadh to explore areas for coordinated UN support to MoH transformation plan in a meeting.

  • UNDP orgainzes a workshop to introduce the SDGs to local media Dec 12, 2016

    he United Nations Development Program (UNDP) organized a workshop for journalists titled “Capacity building workshop for local media on the Sustainable Development Goals” to better understand the SDGs for future professional reporting in any news related to UNDP and the UN. In addition, the workshop was aiming to strengthen media relations with UNDP.

  • UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative remarks on UN Day Reception Nov 9, 2016

    The United Nations is your organization. UN Day is an occasion to celebrate the founding of the organization by member states and their commitment to peace and prosperity for all of human-kind. Last year the UN brought together the five P’s in transforming our world – People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership when member states adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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