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.
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.
Magdy Martínez-Solimán: Remarks at the Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals 2030 ("SDG 2030")
Sep 23, 2016
The Kingdom’s ambition articulated in Vision 2030 for a better future -- centered on having a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation -- is notable. It is also wonderful to see the strong alignment between Vision 2030 and the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Sima Bahous with UNDP staff during her official visit to Saudi Arabia to strengthen relations and discuss issues of common interest
Sep 1, 2016
The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of Regional Bureau for Arab States, Sima Bahous, with UNDP staff during her official mission to Saudi Arabia to strengthen partnership and discuss several regional issues of common interest with the Kingdom’s high officials back in June 2015. The delegation included Mr. Michael O’Neil, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy.
King Salman Youth Center join hands with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to develop three global youth indicators
Jul 27, 2016
The King Salman Youth Center (KSYC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have concluded an agreement to implement the “Youth National Indicators Project”. The Project aims at developing three globally certified youth indicators, as well as preparing a study about youth in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, based on the data of these indicators.