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Message from UNDP Administrator International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

In the 25 years since the first International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, human development has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, and has increased economic and social…  


Wide inequalities in people’s well-being cast a shadow on sustained human development progress

According to the latest Human Development Index, people living in the very high human development countries can expect to live 19 years longer, and spend seven more years in school, than those living…  


HRH Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Inaugurates the Second Forum of the Urban Observatory

HRH Prince Faisal Bin Bandar, Chairman of the High Commission for the ‎Development of ‎Arriyadh ‎(HCDR) and ‎Chairman of the Riyadh Urban Observatory Council, inaugurated the Second Forum of Riyadh…  


Workshop on Gender Balance in the Civil Service

The Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Programme 2020 aim at increasing women participation in the labor market from 22% to 30%, and reducing the unemployment rate among women at the…  


Minister of Water, Environment and Agriculture Signs Capacity Building Agreement with UNDP

His Excellency the Minister of Water, Environment, and Agriculture; Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhly signed a project document with HE Dr. Ashok Nigam, Resident Coordinator of the United…  


King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue signs a memorandum of cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme

King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue signed a cooperative memorandum with the UNDP in order to place indicators, as well as develop and build strategies for facing intolerance and limiting its…  


UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator

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

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…  


Remarks by Dr. Ashok Nigam, UNRC and UNDP RR at Nazaha 2: on Governance, Transparency and Accountability

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…  


Saudi Human Rights Commission and OHCHR successfully organized a seminar on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesHRC and OHCHR seminar

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…  

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