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  • 04 Dec 2014
    Dr. Mubashar Sheikh, United Nations RC /RR in Kuwait, inaugurates the first Model UN conducted by the Indian school community in Kuwait

    n 4 December, Dr, Mubashar Riaz Sheikh spoke at the inauguration of the Model United Nations session conducted by six Indian schools in Kuwait. The Model UN session was hosted by the Indian Educational School.

  • 27 Nov 2014
    UNDP Signs Agreement with IOM and ILO for Joint Programming to Support Labour Market Development in Kuwait

    Kuwait – The Government of the State of Kuwait signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the International Labour Organization (ILO) for joint programming to support labour market development during the third ministerial meeting of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue member states on 27 November in Kuwait City.

  • 03 Nov 2014
    UNDP Anti-Bullying Campaign

    Earlier this month, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Kuwait Red Crescent Society and the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), launched a two-month media campaign that aims to combat violence among youth as part of their "Fostering Youth Resiliency”

  • 31 Oct 2014
    Call to civil society organizations to apply for funding

    The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy. Project proposals may be submitted on-line between 15 November 2014 and 31 December 2014 at You can find guidelines, FAQs and lessons learned from previous rounds at

  • 31 Oct 2014
    UN Launches First Online Platform Dedicated for Peace

    The number of social media websites found on the Internet today is uncountable, but there isn’t a single one exclusively dedicated to promoting the culture of peace. With newsfeeds filled with conflicts, terrorism, and political problems, it’s clear that Peace needs a digital home.

  • 27 Oct 2014
    UN Day 2014 Youth and the Humanitarian Efforts of the State of Kuwait

    The United Nations Country Team in Kuwait marked the occasion of United Nations Day 2014 by hosting a special reception on 27 October 2014 at the UN House in Kuwait, under the theme of Youth and the Humanitarian Efforts of the State of Kuwait

  • 12 Aug 2014
    UNDP, Ministry of State for Youth Affairs celebrate International Youth Day

    On August 12 Kuwait – along with the rest of the world – celebrated International Youth Day at a small ceremony at the National Library of Kuwait. Among those in attendance was Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al Sabah, who reaffirmed Kuwait’s desire to give the youth a greater role in society.

  • 21 Jul 2014
    UNSG Ban Ki-moon visits Kuwait

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

  • 25 Jun 2014
    Workshop on Mainstreaming Environmental Sustainability in Programmes and Projects in Kuwait hosted at UN House

    The office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Kuwait recently organized a workshop on Mainstreaming Environmental Sustainability in Programmes and Projects for Kuwait, hosted in the United Nations House, Kuwait.

  • 27 May 2014
    Media training for award-winning journalists at UN House

    UNDP Kuwait hosted recently a five-day workshop for the winners of the Sheikh Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah Award for Journalistic Excellence, which was initiated by UNDP Kuwait’s Programme Analyst Huda AlDakheel at the request of the Sheikh Mubarak Awards Committee in order to assist a number of award-winning journalists in advancing the nature of their work and building their capacity to motivate and stimulate their commitment to improving the role of media in Kuwait, especially when addressing national and key development issues.

  • 17 May 2014
    2nd Annual International Museum Day

    In accordance with the International Council of Museums, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah – in partnership with UNDP Kuwait – held its 2nd annual International Museum Day on May 17th, marking the day through several activities and events that spotlighted the role of museums in the realms of education, culture and media.

  • 01 May 2014
    Programme Analyst at UNDP Kuwait is Gender Net Community Member of the Month of May

    KUWAIT, May 2014 – Head of Gender and Social Development at UNDP Kuwait Ms. Sahar Shawa was selected as Gender Net Community Member of the Month. Shawa’s diligent efforts in the areas of women’s empowerment, women’s rights, and gender equality and mainstreaming have earned her high praise and brought recognition and visibility to the work being done by UNDP Kuwait’s CO. Shawa is only the third female ever to be profiled from the Arab region, and the first in the Gulf.

  • 24 Sep 2013
    Speech by Dr. Mubashar Riaz Sheikh on the occasion of the Kuwait Integrated Environmental Management System Enhancing Air Quality Compliance and Management Workshop

    Welcome to the UN house and the Kuwait Integrated Environmental Management System program workshop. The discussion over the next two days will be very important to the State of Kuwait and the health of its citizens and residents as we meet to discuss Air Quality in Kuwait and how we can manage it effectively. We are gathering here today to learn about the progress achieved in the development of the Kuwait Integrated Environmental Management System (KIEMS) in relation to Air Quality Management in Kuwait.

  • 24 Sep 2013
    UNDP Kuwait and KEPA host workshop to improve air quality and air management

    KUWAIT CITY, 24 September 2013 (UNDP Kuwait) - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will host a workshop with the Kuwait Environment Public Authority (KEPA) and local industry as part of the Kuwait Integrated Environmental Management (KIEM) project to improve air quality and air management within the State of Kuwait.

  • 15 Sep 2013
    Speech on the occasion of the 6th International Day of Democracy

  • 15 Sep 2013
    Kuwait celebrates 6th International Day for Democracy

    Today, the world celebrates the 6th International Day for Democracy under the slogan “Strengthening Voices for Democracy.” On November 2007, the General Assembly proclaimed 15 September as the International Day of Democracy. This day provides an opportunity to highlight the centrality of this universal core value and to review the state of democracy in the world. Democracy is as much a process as a goal, and only with the full participation of and support by the international community, national governing bodies, civil society and individuals, can the ideal of democracy will be realized.

  • 26 Aug 2013
    One year later, Kuwait's JPOs cement their positions as UN employees

    In 2012, the Government of the State of Kuwait agreed to support United Nations activities through the direct funding of 10 Junior Professional Officer (JPOs) posts. After a rigorous selection process, 10 young Kuwaitis were deployed to UNDP offices in duty stations including New York, Barbados, Copenhagen and Istanbul. Several months into their assignments, the JPOs have already experienced new challenges and the excitement of creating a new professional life for themselves in diverse surroundings.

  • 19 Aug 2013
    Kuwait celebrates World Humanitarian Day 2013

    Under the patronage of the UN Secretary General’s Humanitarian Envoy, Dr. Abdullah Matouq Al-Matouq, the Chairman of the International Islamic Charitable Organization and the Consultant of the Amir of Kuwait, we are putting together an event on the 19th of August 2013 in partnership with UNDP to join communities and organizations all over the world in celebrating World Humanitarian Day (WHD) for the first time.

  • 04 Aug 2013
    RCRR, Dr. Mubashar Riaz Sheikh's interview with Arab Times

    Kuwait City, Aug 3: The newly appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme Mubashar Riaz Sheikh, in his first interview with the Kuwaiti press, elaborated on the UN and UNDP’s agenda and key projects and addressed pertinent issues of health and food inflation.

  • 15 Jul 2013
    Kuwait Career Forum Keynote Speech By Dr. Mubashar Riaz Sheikh, the UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative

    Glad to be among the youth of SOK although it’s a long time since I was one of you. According to UNICEF, youth ends at 24 or at 32 if you are applying for the Young Professional Program in the UN or in the World Bank. Anyway, memories from youth are still fresh in my mind and always will be. So I am really grateful to the organizers and you all for giving me this opportunity and to feel young again, at least while I am here.