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  • GLOBAL INNOVATION SUMMIT Sep 1, 2015

    INNOVATION is key to a new global development agenda. Take our smart phones as an example of a technological innovation; think of the way it changed our lives; but also think of how other innovations using the smartphone as a platform has changed the civic dialogue through social media innovations. Innovations have consequences at the global scale

  • UNDP UAE and the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare commemorate the 15th annual UN International Youth Day Aug 12, 2015

    The United Nations Development Programme along with the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare co-organized the Youth Forum in celebration of the International Youth Day which took place on the 12th of August, 2015 in Dubai. The Forum gathered 100 participants including youth and different youth stakeholders in the UAE. The forum aimed at shedding the light on the importance of Youth Civic Engagement as well as promoting youth volunteerism in the UAE which is the main outcome of UAE Volunteer Program Adeed 2015 in which UNDP UAE is a strategic partner. A Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP UAE and the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare was signed during the forum.

  • Boost for women’s role in FNC elections Jun 7, 2015

    Boost for Women's role in FNC elections

  • Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator May 4, 2014

    The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, just completed a three day visit to the United Arab Emirates focused on UAE’s work on sustainable development and climate change, development co-operation, and logistical support to facilitate humanitarian efforts.

  • Helen Clark visits UAE Nov 6, 2013

    The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, just completed a three day visit to the United Arab Emirates focused on UAE’s work on sustainable development and climate change, development co-operation, and logistical support to facilitate humanitarian efforts.

  • UN Day: UAE renews commitment to UN principles and values Oct 27, 2013

    The UAE, out of its strong commitment to the United Nations principles and values, will continue to endeavour to ensure economic prosperity that will lead to better living conditions for all regions of the world, Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, has said.

  • The First Human Development Report of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Oct 21, 2013

    The Abu Dhabi Department of Economy and the United Nations Development Programme unveiled today the first Human Development Report of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi 2011/2012 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

  • Energy subsidies in the Arab world costly & inefficent -- report Apr 18, 2012

    Six of the world’s ten largest energy subsidizers are found in the Arab world, led by Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. Each of these three countries charges their populations less than a third of international prices for fuel and electricity. While energy subsidies may be seen as achieving some of a country’s objectives, a new UNDP report 'Energy Subsidies in the Arab World' argues they are a costly and inefficient way of doing so.