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  • 16 Dec 2012
    UNDP, KRCS, and KNPC Conduct first workshop under the Fostering Youth Resiliency project

    KUWAIT CITY, 16 December - UNDP Kuwait, along with Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) and Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), has embarked on implementing the ‘Fostering Youth Resiliency’ project that aims to end violence amongst youth by conducting a series of workshops, life skills, trainings, and participatory activities in local schools, youth sports centers and communities.

  • 05 Dec 2012
    President of the United Nations General Assembly visits the UN House in Kuwait

    The President of the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Vuk Jeremić, visited the United Nations House in Kuwait.

  • 25 Nov 2012
    UNDP Kuwait commemorates the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

    UNDP Kuwait, together with national supporters, commemorated the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by raising awareness on the subject. The event is an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991.

  • 08 Nov 2012
    United Nations Development Programme and Kuwait Environment Public Authority successfully completed the COP 18 preparatory Climate Change Workshop for GCC Diplomats

  • 06 Nov 2012
    Speech for Climate Change Workshop for GCC Diplomats

    UNDP Kuwait is pleased to partner with the Kuwaiti Environmental Public Authority and convene this two day workshop held at the UN House today and tomorrow.

  • 05 Nov 2012
    Speech on the occasion of United Nations Day 2012

    On behalf of UNDP Kuwait, I am honoured to welcome this great contribution made by the State of Kuwait in funding Junior Professional Officer posts in the United Nations system. Young Kuwaiti men and women, from a diverse range of educational and professional backgrounds, will be placed in UNDP, UNFPA and UNIDO, in headquarters and field offices to engage directly on UN projects and operations in the advancement of international cooperation.

  • 04 Oct 2012
    Women Religious Leaders take part in workshop on development

    UNDP Kuwait’s Country Office, in partnership with the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, has successfully completed the training of 80 women religious leaders - empowering the participants to effectively and creatively address the developmental challenges in Kuwait.

  • 16 May 2012
    Kuwait to become first gulf state to implement WRACATI Project

    Kuwait has become the first gulf country to implement the WRACATI project with support of the UNDP. Kuwait will implement the project as the seventh country in the Arab region and the first in the Gulf.

  • 25 Apr 2012
    Religious leaders to direct dialogue towards sustainable development

    The initiative, titled "The Development Of Religious Discourse For Sustainable Development," will improve religious leaders' role in development and encourage the participation of the public through a series of workshops geared to provide the necessary understanding of development and its impact on society.

  • 11 Apr 2012
    “One Day on Earth” to Screen in 160+ Countries Worldwide on Earth Day, April 22

    A new feature-length documentary film -- the first to include footage filmed in every country on earth captured all on the same day, and created with the help of the United Nations and an international community of filmmakers --is to debut on Earth Day, April 22, 2012 at screenings in more than 160 countries worldwide.

  • 22 Mar 2012
    Kuwait celebrates successful Earth Hour, Environmental Month

    In cooperation with Kuwait Global Warming Team, UNDP Kuwait supported the celebration of Earth Hour during Kuwait’s Environmental Month along with several other agencies and actors.

  • 06 Feb 2012
    UN Report: World Youth voice concern over employment prospects and call for investment increase

    Young people around the world are deeply concerned about a lack of job opportunities and are calling for an increase in investment in this area, according to the latest World Youth Report, issued today by the United Nations. In the aftermath of the economic crisis, the global youth unemployment rate saw its largest annual increase on record in 2009, resulting in around 75.8 million unemployed youth.

  • 08 Dec 2011
    UNDP Kuwait celebrates Human Rights Day 2011

    The United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait is proud to celebrate Human Rights Day on the 10th of December 2011. As the promotion of human rights is a fundamental goal of the United Nations, Human Rights are intrinsic to the work of the United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait.

  • 21 Nov 2011
    UNDP collaborates in workshop aiding the reduction of traffic-related deaths

    "This is an annual workshop held every year in which many international experts participate. The traffic situation is important. All related institutes should cooperate to find the important solutions and reduce losses in lives and finance."

  • 16 Nov 2011
    Third Annual 'Green Caravan Film Festival’ opens at the UN House

    The opening press conference took place on November 16th at the UN House in Mishref and was hosted by The UNDP Kuwait. Opening remarks were conducted by Dr. Adam Abdelmoula, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Kuwait, by the co-director of the Green Caravan Film Festival, Sandra Al-Saleh and the Chief of the UN-Habitat office in Kuwait Dr. Tarek A. El- Sheikh.

  • 11 Nov 2011
    Challenges to SME Development in Kuwait

    With the oil industry and the public sector being a leading contributor to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the economy has been modest in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries including Kuwait.

  • 18 Oct 2011
    Commemoration of UN Day 2011

    A very remarkable year has passed since we gathered here a year ago to celebrate UN Day. The Arab region has been experiencing a defining moment in its modern history. It is a year of rejuvenated hopes for dignity and better future. The UN stands ready to support the Arab people in attaining social justice, dignity, and freedom during these transitions.

  • 31 Jul 2011
    "Seeking Sustainability" Environmental Programme launches!

    As a key development partner for the State of Kuwait, the United Nations Development Programme is pleased to present Seeking Sustainability and Cost Efficiency: A UNDP Environment Programme for Kuwait as a blueprint for coordinated and targeted action towards achieving some of Kuwait’s most significant environmental goals.

  • 28 Jun 2011
    UNDP Kuwait launches Twitter account

    UNDP is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.

  • 29 Oct 2008
    Disabilities & Inclusion in Kuwait

    The State of Kuwait plays a significant and leading role amongst Arab States in terms of awareness, advocacy and recognition of disabilities and inclusion and in 1996, a “Disability Law” was officially passed which paved the way for the creation of “The Higher Council for the Disabled Affairs (HCDA)”. There are currently 27,000 registered persons with disabilities in Kuwait benefiting from a diverse range of benefits and services that guarantee their inclusion as well as positive contribution to the Kuwaiti society.