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  • 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”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.