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  • 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.

  • 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
    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
    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.

  • 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.

  • 27 Jun 2013
    UNDP Kuwait conducts "Training Of Trainers For Building National Capacities On Human/Women's Rights And Legal Empowerment In Kuwait"

    The United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait has successfully completed the “Training of Trainers for Building National Capacities on Human / Women’s Rights and Legal Empowerment in Kuwait.” The series of events took place at the Women’s Cultural and Social Society in Khalidya, the UNDP local partner, and included many participants in related fields to this important issue of national development.

  • 10 Apr 2013
    UNDP Kuwait hosts Private Sector Roundtable

    The United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait has hosted a roundtable discussion on promoting the private sector development in The State of Kuwait. The event took place at the UN House.

  • 05 Feb 2013
    UNDP Kuwait aids the launch of The Women's Economic Empowerment Incubator

    The economic past experience of industrial countries, has shown that the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role in the economic development of all industrial countries, through their perceived role in transferring innovative ideas into reality.

  • 30 Jan 2013
    UNDP Kuwait and KISR hold first Environmental Indicators Workshop

    Articles Press Releases Speeches UNDP Kuwait in the Media UNDP Kuwait and KISR hold first Environmental Indicators Workshop 30 January 2013 image The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will jointly organize a workshop for the Environmental Indicators of the STATE OF Kuwait, which is part of the Kuwait Integrated Environmental Information Network project.

  • 23 Jan 2013
    Second International Conference On Learning Difficulties and Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder to be held

    The Kuwait Association For Learning Differences (KALD) along with UNDP Kuwait held a press conference today at UN House to mark the occasion of the 2nd International Conference on Learning Difficulties and Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder: Assessment & Intervention.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.