برنامج القيادات الشابة التابع لبرنامج الامم المتحدة الانمائي (2):"الابتكار في تحقيق الاهداف الانمائية المستدامة"

إن الهدف من المشاركة في برنامج القيادات الشابة هو التعرف على أهداف التنمية المستدامة والدور الذي يمكن للشابات والشباب لعبه للمساهمة في تحقيقها، إلى جانب التعرف على أدوات الابتكار المجتمعي التي يمكن استغلالها لمواجهة التحديات التي تهمهم.

UNDP sign the Project “Developing and Piloting of a National Performance Management Framework” with State Audit Bureau and the GS-SCPD

Kuwait City, KUWAIT - United Nations Development Programme signed on Monday morning the contract to support the Kuwaiti State Audit Bureau, "The Development and piloting of a National Performance Management Framework Project" in collaboration with the international consultant Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) to...

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon visits Kuwait

Kuwait City, KUWAIT, - The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made a brief visit to the State of Kuwait on Sunday to meet with His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and First Deputy Prime Minister and...

Urban Development and Human Resilience

On June 16th 2016, on the sidelines of The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) 9th Conference, the UN Permanent Mission of the State of Kuwait, jointly with the Public Authority of the Disabled in Kuwait (PADA), organized a mini conference under the title The Urban Development and Human...

Labor Day 2016 Celebration in Kuwait

On 9 May, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the State of Kuwait, Ms. Zineb Touimi-Bejelloun, welcomed national partners and guests to an event at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Building United Nations House to celebrate International Labour Day and highlight the achievements to date of the joint...

UN Women Mission to Kuwait to develop a project document on SDG 5

A UN Women mission visited Kuwait to develop a project to support the implementation of SDG 5 as part of the CPAP 2015-2018 which will be one of the first standalone programmes to support SDGs implementation in the GCC sub-region. The programme will build on Kuwait’s achievements to date in promoting gender...

Helen Clark: Statement on International Women’s Day 2016

This International Women’s Day, the world stands well positioned to move forward on gender equality. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the UN General Assembly last year, asserts that gender equality is not only as a human right, but also a necessary foundation for a peaceful and inclusive...

UNDP supports event held at the University of KWSRC, on the occasion of Inernational women day 2016

On 8 March, Ms. Dima Al-Khatib, UNDP Kuwait Deputy Resident Representative, participated in a public awareness event organized by the Women’s Studies and Research Centre of the University of Kuwait to celebrate International Women’s Day. The event was organized to highlight the “He for She” global campaign...

UNDP Kuwait and the GSSCPD host the first national symposium on the UNDP Kuwait JPO Programme

On 7 February, under the auspices of Her Excellency Mrs. Hind Subeah Al-Subeah, Minister of State for Planning and Development and Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, UNDP Kuwait and the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development (GSSCPD) organized a symposium for national...

United Nations in Kuwait conducts the Arab regional launch of the UNFPA 2015 State of World Population Report “Shelter from the Storm” at the API in partnership with the GSSCPD

On 20 January 2016, the United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms. Zineb Touimi-Benjelloun, and the Arab Region Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Mr. Mohamed Adel-Ahad, launched the 2015 UNFPA State of World Population report “Shelter from the Storm: A Transformative Agenda for Women and Girls...

Insaf Campaign Roundtable discussion

UNDP Kuwait in its efforts to empower Kuwaiti women and advocate for their legal rights, the Head of Gender and Social Development Programme, Sahar Shawa, participated in the “Insaf Campaign” roundtable discussion on Tuesday 19th January 2016 organized by the Women Cultural and Social Society. The discussion was...

UNDP Kuwait GBV Interventions

In commemoration of the 16 days of activism on ending violence against women, as part of the United Nations Campaign “Unite to end violence against women” and in the efforts to raise public awareness to end this human rights violation that affects at least 1 in 3 women and girls worldwide, Sahar Shawa, Head of...

HE Mrs Hind Subeah al-Subeah and RCRR host a gathering of leading Kuwaiti women to commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Wednesday 25 November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, as decreed by the United Nations General Assembly. On this occasion, H.E. Mrs. Hind Subeah Al-Subeah, Minister of Social Affairs and Labour and Minister of State for Planning and Development and Ms. Zineb...

UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to the State of Kuwait present her letter of credence

Kuwait, November 2, 2015. Kuwait's new UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Zineb Touimi-Benjelloun met His Excellency Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs on Monday 2 November 2015 to submit her letter of credence. The...

UNDP Support the Climate Change COP21

In preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP 21) taking place in Paris on 30 November 2015–11 December 2015, UNDP has been joining efforts with several advocacy activities with the French Embassy in Kuwait. The first activity under the theme of “Climate Talks” was hosted by...

UNDP Celebrates World Statistics Day

On 20 October 2015, UNDP Resident Representative a.i., Ms.  Al-Khatib, participated in an event organized by the Central Statistical Bureau of the State of Kuwait to mark World Statistics Day, under the theme “Better Data, Better Lives” In her speech Mrs. Mona Al-Da’as, Assistant Under-Secretary for Statistics,...

United Nations celebrates the first anniversary of the Global Humanitarian Leadership Award presented to His Highness the Amir by the UN Secretary-General

On 9 September, the United Nations celebrated the first anniversary of the Global Humanitarian Leadership Award presented to His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait, on 9 September 2014 by the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon. The United Nations was...

Kuwait "strategic partner to the UN"

NEW YORK, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- A number of officials at the UN praised Kuwait's contributions to the international organization, naming Kuwait as a valuable strategic partner especially within the humanitarian domain. The State of Kuwait is a key strategic partner for the United Nations on humanitarian issues and it is...

Transforming Our World - the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The United Nations has released the finalised text of the draft Declaration “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, which will be agreed and adopted by world leaders during a special summit of the United Nations General Assembly in New York between 25 and 27 September 2015. The...

Financing for Development conference

UNDP Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark, meets with H.E. Mrs. Hind Subeah Al-Subeah, Minister of Social Affairs and Labour and Minister of State for Planning and Development, on the sidelines of the UN Financing for Development Conference, Addis Ababa   On 14 July, the UNDP Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark, met with H.E. Mrs....

Opening Financing for Developing Conference, Secretary-General Urges States to ‘Reboot’ Commitments, Bolster Inclusive Growth

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as delivered, at the opening of Third International Conference on Financing for Development, in Addis Ababa today: I thank the Government and people of Ethiopia for their generosity and hospitality in hosting this historic Conference.  I am grateful to the...

A JPO Journey Around the World

  UNDP has released a new video of current and former Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) talking about their experiences working for the UN under this Programme. The video features Kuwaiti JPO Eiman Al-Asad, who works as a Human Resources Analyst at UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Statement of UN leadership on the occasion of World Environment Day 2015: “Seven billion dreams. One planet. Consume with care”.

Waste Not Want Not From Wasted Economy to Wasted Planet: Why Changing Our Consumption Patterns is a Choice We Must Make! An Editorial by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme   As we sit down to lunch or dinner on this World Environment Day, it is...

UNDP Kuwait celebrates World Environment Day with Kuwait Oil Company

On the occasion of World Environment Day 2015, Kuwait Oil Company held an event at their Ahmadi Headquarters to showcase KOC’s support to the local community through its corporate social responsibility programme in the field of environmental sustainability. The United Nations Development Programme Kuwait Country...

Road Safety Week Event UNDP Kuwait

On 8 May 2015, the United Nations Development Programme and its partners, the Amiri Diwan and the Ministry of the Interior, held an event for Government policy-makers and members of the diplomatic corps in Kuwait to mark Global Road Safety Week. The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2011 – 2020 to be...

UNDP partners with Al-Argan Corporate Social Responsibility initiative in Support of Youth and Arts

UNDP Kuwait and for the second year has been partnering with the “Al-Argan Group” to advocate for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through Art competition targeting the youth in the country. This year, this partnership has expanded to include the National Council for Arts and Culture.  The theme of the...

Helen Clark Addresses Donors at Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark participated in the Third International Donors Pledging Conference for Syria, hosted by His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, the Amir of Kuwait, on 31 March 2015 in Kuwait City. The conference, which was chaired by United Nations...

United Nations in Kuwait hosts the closing dinner of the KU / GUST Model United Nations annual conference 2015

On 15 March, United Nations House was the scene for the closing dinner of the Model United Nations Conference organised by the students of the International Law Society of Kuwait University (KU) and the Student Association of the Gulf University of Science and Technology (GUST). The evening provided an...