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  • 15 Mar 2015
    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).

  • 08 Mar 2015
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Statement on International Women’s Day

    This week, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which remains the world’s best blueprint for achieving gender equality and empowering women. The review of this visionary roadmap, adopted at the Fourth World Conference for Women in 1995, is an opportunity to celebrate the world’s progress toward ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls, and also to renew and reinvigorate commitments to achieve gender equality.

  • 19 Feb 2015
    Tree Plantation Ceremony to Celebrate Kuwait Independence and Liberation Days and to Thank key Partners

    On 19 February 2015, the United Nations Country Team in Kuwait was honoured by the presence of Ambassador Khaled Sulaiman Al-Jarallah, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and colleagues at a tree planting ceremony at UN House.

  • 07 Feb 2015
    UN House hosts event of the Kuwait Association for Learning Differences

    United Nations House was the setting for an event organised by the Kuwait Association for Learning Differences (KALD) to mark the successful conclusion of a two-day educators’ forum organised by the Association,

  • 04 Feb 2015
    The Drugs Brain Storming Meeting at the UN House

    In its efforts to develop a drug intervention program underthe Country Program Action Plan 2014-2018, UNDP Kuwait hosted a meeting at the UN house in Mishref on the 4th of February 2015.

  • 29 Jan 2015
    UNDP Kuwait and Arab Planning Institute host the Arab region launch of the UNDP 2014 Human Development Report

    On 29 January, UNDP Kuwait and the Arab Planning Institute (API) jointly hosted an event at the API office for the official Arab region launch of the UNDP Human Development Report (HDR) for 2014. The launch was held under the esteemed patronage of His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait.

  • 23 Dec 2014
    UNDP Kuwait and HE Minister of Social Affairs and Labour and Minister of State for Planning and Development announce the 10 Kuwaiti JPOs for 2014

    UNDP Kuwait and HE the Minister of Social Affairs and Labour and Minister of State for Planning and Development announced the ten young Kuwaiti professionals selected to serve as Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) in the UNDP and affiliated offices. This is the second batch of ten JPOs sent by the State of Kuwait to support UNDP operations worldwide.

  • 22 Dec 2014
    KIEMS Air Quality Management Information System (AQMIS) Workshop

    On 22 Dec 2014 a workshop titled as “Air Quality Compliance & Management Workshop” was conducted in coordination with Kuwait EPA at United Nations house.

  • 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”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 25 Jun 2013
    Kuwait funds 10 JPO posts to support international UN operations

    In November 2012, the State Minister for Planning and Development launched a joint initiative with the Kuwait United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to recruit 10 young Kuwaiti professionals for employment as Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) in offices of the United Nations around the globe.

  • 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.