United Nations Development Program


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United Nations Development Program

(UNDP), agency of the United Nations, established in 1965 to unify the operations of the Expanded Program of Technical Assistance and the United Nations Special Fund, which continued as separate components of UNDP until full unification in 1971. The UNDP is a major source of technical assistance in developing countries, with most of its grants being in the form of consultants' services, equipment, and fellowships for advanced study abroad. Thousands of projects in areas as diverse as resource planning, training institutes, the application of modern technology to development, and the building of the economic and social infrastructure are supported by the UNDP. It also administers UN special purpose funds for resource exploration, combating desertification, technology development and volunteers, and works with UN-associated agencies involved in development activities. It is funded by voluntary contributions from UN members.
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A statement by the Information Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives said that Al-Halbusi received on Tuesday evening the new Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program in Iraq, Zina Ali Ahmed and the accompanying delegation, and stressed during the meeting the importance of the work of the United Nations organizations and their role in humanitarian work, especially UNDP projects in the liberated cities, which were severely damaged by the Daesh terrorist organization, stressing the need to develop its reconstruction programs; to help the return of the displaced people.
Established at ITU's School of Humanities and Social Sciences in collaboration with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pakistan, the lab will enable effective interaction between citizens and the government.
Summary: Riyadh, April 18, 2010, SPA --The Director General of United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and President of United Nations Development Group Helen Clark left Riyadh today.

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