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Under the patronage of H.E. Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, the Minister of Labour and Social Development, an event was held celebrating the International Day of Peace at the United Nations building in Hoora. A joint-event by UNDP and the charity Torch of Love and Peace, the event focused on the contributions of the Kingdom of Bahrain towards the consolidation of peace around the world and the role of youth in conflict reduction and peace.
In attendance were H.E. Mr. Khalid Ishaq, Undersecretary of Human Development, H.E. Mr. Amin El Sharkawi, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Dr. Adel Abdellatif, Chief of the Regional Programme Division at the UNDP Regional Bureau of Arab States in New York via Skype, Torch of Love and Peace board members including Dr. Hala Jamal and various youth NGOs.
The United Nations in Bahrain held a session on “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their Targets” for Al Noor Charity Welfare Association at the UN House in Hoora yesterday. The session is part of a wider reaching strategy to work with non-governmental and charitable organizations towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030.
Under the patronage of the Minister of Labor and Social Development HE Mr. Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, the United Nations in Bahrain and the Baha'i Social Society organized an evening on the occasion of the International Day of Peace aimed at spreading and consolidating the concept of peace, coexistence and human values in support of unity and brotherhood on Monday, 18 September 2017, at the UN House in Hoora.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Social Media Club (SMC) celebrated the Social Good Summit in New York by holding an event at the UN House in Hoora on September 17, 2017. The event engaged 270 users online, who posted 2500 times and reached 1.1 million users with 8.7 million impressions.
In attendance were H.E. Mr. Amin El Sharkawi, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, and Mr. Ali Sabkar, Co-Chair of Social Media Cub. This year’s Social Good Summit theme is “Future in Focus” which discusses the intersection of technology and new media that has redefined our understanding of human progress.
UNDP partnered with the Social Media Club to host the event under the title “The Role of Social Media in Passing Knowledge”. Social media, youth and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were central themes of the session, which ran in parallel with this year’s Social Good Summit held in New York, and participants were able to view the opening session via livestream.
The Bahrain Centre for Strategic and International and Energy Studies (Derasat) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a joint workshop on “Options for Bahrain’s Future Sustainable Economic Growth” at Derasat’s headquarters in Awali. The workshop is one of many activities planned to support the development of the next Bahrain Human Development Report (BHDR), to be published next year.
The workshop was attended by H.E. Mr. Amin El Sharkawi, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, and Dr. Balázs Horváth, Director of the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre for Global Development, via Skype. Also in attendance were representatives of the Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister (OFDPM).
A joint project between the Bahrain Institute of Public Administration (BIPA) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) was signed Monday morning to institutionalize the Middle East and North Africa Research Network (MENAPAR).
The project aims at uncovering the best ways to institutionalize the network, which the Kingdom of Bahrain, represented by BIPA, in collaboration with UNDP and several other partners, worked on establishing the network and operating it from the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The United Nations Development Programme, UN-HABITAT and the Ministry of Housing signed a project document on Tuesday to revise Bahrain’s housing policy to develop an effective, efficient and sustainable housing and land sector in line with new economic realities. The agreement, “Bahrain Housing Policy Revision”, is the first of its kind in Bahrain between two UN agencies and works effectively towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The signing ceremony was attended by H.E. Bassim bin Yacoub Al Hamer, Minister of Housing, H.E. Mr. Amin El Sharkawi, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, and H.E. Dr. Tarek ElSheikh, Regional Representative for Gulf States, UN-HABITAT in the presence of in the presence of top officials from both parties and invited guests. The project document, which implies new roles for the public sector, the private sector and civil society to move towards an enabling efficient housing system, is in line with Bahrain’s Government Action Plan (2015-2018).
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Under the patronage of His Highness Sh. Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, the Kingdom of Bahrain hosted the 9th International Conference under the title "Give Back" and focusing on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event was organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs and supported by UNDP Bahrain.
On April 3rd, 2017 the United Nations Development Programme in Bahrain, under the auspices of His Excellency Dr. Sh. Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Undersecretary for International Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, hosted the launch of the Global Human Development Report 2016: Human Development for Everyone. First in its kind for Bahrain, the event, which took place in the UN House building located in Hoora, gathered several participants, including government authorities, ambassadors, entrepreneurs, academic institutions, civil society organizations, and representatives of the media.
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Marking the first national collaboration of its kind, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the UNDP and Microsoft in Bahrain was signed in a small signing ceremony, held in UN House. It was signed by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, HE Amin El Sharkawi and Microsoft Country Manager for Bahrain and Oman, Mr Sherif Tawfik.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), along with the Bahrain Journalists Association, organized a discussion on the “Arab Human Development Report, 2016” at the UN House in Hoora on Tuesday.
Under the patronage of H.E. Mr. Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Mutawa, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, the United Nations Development Programme and the Information and eGovernment Authority have organized a two-day workshop on national Sustainable Development Goals reporting.
The “Conquer Barriers, Empower Inclusion” initiative for wheelchair users was launched on October 24th as part of an event celebrating the UN’s 71st anniversary at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel in Manama in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Jameel bin Muhammad Ali Humaidan, Minister of Labour and Social Development and His Excellency Mr. Amin El Sharkawi, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative.
Climate Change, Quality Education and Gender Quality were highlighted as the three Sustainable Development Goals most relevant to youth in Bahrain at the YouthsSpeak Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) organized by AIESEC’s Bahrain Chapter and in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Bahrain Development Bank (BDB). The two-day-long forum, held at the Applied Science University on the 21st and 22nd of October,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for International Affairs, Dr Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, presented the Country Programme Document for the Kingdom of Bahrain for 2017-2020 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Executive Board during its annual session in New York.
A UNDP expert took part in the First Pakistan Bahrain Business Opportunities Conference on September 25, which aims to strengthen business, trade and investment relations between Pakistan and Bahrain.
An awareness seminar entitled "The Energy Efficiency of Air-Conditioners" was conducted under the auspices of the Minister of Industry,Trade and Tourism His ExcellencyZayed bin Rashid Al Zayani and Undersecretary of Commerce Affairse Nader Khalil Almoayyed and in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme and the Sustainable Energy Unit.
Al Baraka Banking Group (B.S.C) launched its Social Responsibility Report for 2015 on May 19, 2016 at the Shaikh Saleh Kamel Hall at Al Baraka Headquarters Bahrain Bay, in the presence of number of prominent figures including Mr. Adnan Ahmed Yousif, President and Chief Executive of Al Baraka Banking Group and H.E. Mr. Amin El Sharkawi, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative.
The launch of the Second Guide for Parliamentarians celebrated at the House of Parliament by the Council of Representatives, the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) and the United Nations Development programme (UNDP). Prepared by Supreme Council for Women and Shura Council member Ms. Dalal Al-Zayed,. In attendance were Council of Representatives Speaker, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Ali Almulla, and UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative His Excellency Mr. Amin El Sharkawi
CPD based on Bahrain Government Action plan will be finalized in May 2016. The new CPD (2017-2020) stipulates UNDP’s technical assistance to Bahrain, including different aspects such as the economic, social, enhanced services, energy conservation, among others.
A regional training course on Water Footprint Assessments for GCC and Arab countries was held at the Arabian Gulf University (AGU), Bahrain from 20-22 April 2015. The course was jointly organized and supported by AWARENET, the Arab Integrated Water Resources Management Network, a Cap-Net regional network for...
The Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs Dr. Abdul Hussain Ali Mirza and the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mr. Peter Grohmann signed on Wednesday 26th November 2014, the project agreement for establishing the “Bahrain Unit for Sustainable Energy”. The Unit will be...
Under the joint project between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC), a two-day conference on “Trade Facilitation Agreement: Self-Assessment, Needs and Potential for Bahrain” was held from 29-30 October 2014 in Manama, Bahrain. The conference brought...
Achieving gender equality is part of the core mandate of the UNDP, and it is necessary precursor to achieving sustainable human development. The UDNP has committed itself to support member states and to operationalize its commitment by conducting capacity building workshops for its staff, the IPs and the...
Delivered by Mr. Peter Grohmann, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bahrain I am pleased to send greetings to all participants at this important Conference on Civilizations in the Service of Humanity. I thank Foreign Minister Khalid Al-Khalifa and the Bahraini Government for their kind invitation and for this...
Marking the 68th anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter, the UN Country Team held several events on October 24 to affirm that the UN has, is, and will continue to be committed to supporting the country in addressing its current and future development needs. This year also marks the 42nd year...
UNDP Bahrain, in collaboration with Ministry of Social Development, have launched the first ever “National Strategy for Persons with Disabilities (NSPD), which covers six themes Health, Inclusive Education, Accessibility, Awareness and Media, Economic Empowerment, and legislation. A wide national consultative process was...