• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • International Women’s Day 2015 Mar 8, 2015

    On occasion of the International Women’s Day, the United Nations Country Team in Saudi Arabia, held two panel discussions to celebrate achievements and determination by Saudi women who have played an extraordinary role in their communities.

  • Ban meets King Salman Feb 9, 2015

    Paying tribute to the legacy of the late Saudi Arabian king Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the United Nations Secretary-General today looked forward to continued “fruitful cooperation” with the country's new king, Salman bin Abdulaziz, after a meeting in which the two discussed sustainable development, climate change and regional peace and security.

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