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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Saudi Arabia lead provider of ODA in 2014 with 1.9% of Gross National Income May 15, 2016

    Since the early 1950s, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been active in providing Official Development Assistance (ODA) based on identified needs — from assistance to supporting people in fragile states and humanitarian crises to providing soft loans and grants to low-income developing countries for building crucial infrastructure.

  • UNDP tops global index for international aid transparency for second consecutive year Apr 12, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) remains the most transparent aid organisation in the world, according to a leading global ranking released today. The 2016 Aid Transparency Index today recognized UNDP as the leading aid organisation among 46 international agencies, representing 98 per cent of Official Development Flows. The index is produced by Publish What You Fund, a non-profit organisation that advocates for and measures transparency.

  • UNDP at 50: An investment in UN’s key role in development Feb 24, 2016

    As it marks 50 years at the frontlines of international development, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) should be seen as an investment in the UN’s critical role in helping to build a world free of poverty and inequality, said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • UNDP celebrates World Environment Day by presenting the World Water Development Report 2015 and hosting a photography exhibition on the environment Jun 5, 2015

    The planet will be facing a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless nations dramatically improve the management of this precious resource. This is the unavoidable conclusion reached in the 2015 United Nations World Water Development Report, which was presented during the World Environment Day event held by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Ministry of Water and Electricity.

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