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  • 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.

  • 25 Oct 2013
    UN Day

    The United Nations Country Team in Kuwait is proud to celebrate the 68th Anniversary of United Nations Day. The 24th of October marks the anniversary of the coming into effect of the United Nations Charter in 1945. That document established the United Nations, with the declared determination of its Member

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.