Youth and women among those being left behind as the Arab region develops, UNDP Report warns

Gap set to widen unless deep-rooted development barriers, including discrimination and unequal political participation, are tackled.     Stockholm, 21 March 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...

UNDP in partnership with GSSCPD and Harvard Business Publishing delivered a uniquely tailored leadership training program for Kuwait's high-level public officials

UNDP has partnered with GSSCPD and Harvard Business Publishing – an entity wholly owned by Harvard Business School – to deliver a uniquely tailored leadership training program that addresses the needs and priorities of Kuwait's development endeavors. Through this program, 50 of Kuwait's high-level public officials...

UNDP Kuwait sign the project " KEGI" with Environmental Public Authority and GSSCPD

On January 16, 2017 United Nations Development Programme signed, with Kuwait Environmental Public Authority and the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, a two-year project to support the authority in developing its capacity to meet its obligations under the newly adopted...

اللواء العوضي يوقع وثيقة المشروع الوطني لسياسة وإدارة الوقاية من تعاطي المخدرات مع أمين عام المجلس الأعلى للتخطيط والتنمية والمنسق المقيم للأمم المتحدة

عقد صباح اليوم الأربعاء الموافق 11/1/2017 في مبنى الأمانة العامة للمجلس الأعلى للتخطيط والتنمية اجتماع تنسيقي ضم نيابة عن وكيل وزارة الداخلية الفريق سليمان الفهد وكيل وزارة الداخلية المساعد لشئون الأمن الجنائي اللواء عبد الحميد العوضي والأمين العام للمجلس الأعلى التخطيط والتنمية د. خالد مهدي والمنسق...

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.

Completion of the Training of the Second Group on Crash Investigation (I)

On Thursday 1 December 2016 a graduation ceremony was held at the Police Officers’ Club for 27 candidates, nominated by General Department of Traffic, who during the period 6 November to 1 December 2016, completed basic course on crash investigation I.  This is the second group to participate in this course...

UNDP Launched the Arab Human Development Report 2016

On 29th of November, the United Nations Development Programme launched the Arab Human Development Report 2016: Youth and the prospects of human development in a changing reality. The launch brought together around 150 participants including youth; civil society and women’s organizations; government representatives; parliamentarians; and the private sector, from across the Arab region. Arab states can achieve a huge leap in development and ensure durable stability if they put the empowerment of their youth at the top of their urgent priorities and harness young people’s energy to advance development processes. Based on this conclusion, the Arab Human Development Report (AHDR): Youth and the Prospects of Human Development in a Changing Reality, calls on Arab states to adopt a new development model that focuses on enhancing young people’s capabilities, unleashing their energy and expanding opportunities available to them, allowing them more freedom to shape their futures, and contribute to development in their societies and countries. The AHDR 2016 examines challenges and opportunities facing youth in the region, especially since the transformative changes that had swept across many Arab countries in 2011. The report provides an evidenced-based overview on youth in the region. It also seeks to stimulate a broad debate between key stakeholders and the youth themselves on the future of development in the Arab States region and best means of involving youth in shaping that future. The formal launch session featured: Philippe Lazzarini, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative in Lebanon Sophie de Caen, UNDP Deputy Assistant Administrator, Acting Regional Director - Regional Bureau for Arab States Ahmad AlHendawi, United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth Dr. Fadlo R. Khuri MD, President, The American University of Beirut (AUB) The launch concluded with a special session, which was a recorded episode of the Deutsche Welle Arabic programme Shabab Talk hosted by anchor Jaafar Abdel Karim. Follow the conversation on #YouthAHDR @UNDPArabic @UNDPArabStates

Modern Public Relations in Public Institutions Training Workshop

Training workshop has been organized on 29th and 30th of November, the workshop which was about the "Modern Public Relations in Public Institutions" held at the premises of the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development GSSCPD, the main objective of the workshop is to support the...

Delivering on Capacity Development Objectives: Completion of the First Training Course on Crash Investigation (I)

On Thursday 3rd of November, senior representatives of Ministry of Interior (MOI), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and General Secretariat for Supreme Council for Training and Development (GSSCPD) participated in the graduation ceremony to mark the successful completion of the first course of the...

The United Nations Country Team Celebrates United Nations Day 2016 under the theme " National Implementation of Agenda 2030"

The United Nations Country Team celebrated the 71st anniversary of the coming into effect of the UN Charter, which has provided the foundation of the work of the United Nations since its establishment in 1945. This year's celebration focused on The UN Country Team efforts in working with different national stakeholders to support national implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals through the provision of technical assistance, advocacy and public awareness.

United Nations and the GSSCPD convenes roundtable discussion on the private sector and the SDGs

On 20 October, the United Nations and the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development convened a roundtable discussion at the Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Building United Nations House on the role of the private sector as a partner in the implementation of the 2030...

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...