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Africa gene bank helps to bolster biodiversity

Top UN officials visited Africa’s largest gene bank, which conserves traditional seeds that can play a critical role in advancing sustainable development on the occasion of the third International Conference on Financing for Development in

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Development funding ‘must be risk-informed’

The new financing framework due to be agreed at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the universal post-2015 development agenda must take into account emerging global challenges and be risk-informed, said a top United Nations official. The f

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Bahrain’s economic openness highlighted at forum

Bahrain’s Industry and Commerce Minister Zayed Al Zayani opened the Bahrain Export Trade Expansion Forum at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence and Spa yesterday (May 31). It was organised by the ministry in collabora

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Sustainable energy unit for Bahrain to be set up

Bahrain’s Electricity and Water Authority and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have come together to establish the Bahrain Unit for Sustainable Energy. Minister of State for Electricity and Water Affairs Dr Ab

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Address water crisis now, Arabs told

Arab states must address water challenges if they are to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, attain prosperity, and reach a future of sustainable human development, says a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report.

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Abu Dhabi ranks among top states in human development

  Abu Dhabi is ranked among states with the highest standard of human development, according to the first human development report of the emirate, released today.   The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is ranke

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Bahrain eyes green energy agency

Bahrain is evaluating a plan to establish an energy agency dedicated to renewable energy and conservation, spurred by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiative. The potential green energy agency would work in close partnership

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Siemens, UNDP launch anti-corruption drive

Siemens said it has teamed up with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to promote integrity and openness throughout the countries in the Middle East and North Africa region. Under a three-year agreement focusing on clean busine

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Bahrain energy centre to help save resources

Bahrain is set to host a $50,000 (BD18,900) Energy Centre, said to be the first of its kind in the Gulf, which will help in conserving scarce supplies, develop more facilities and explore new areas of development. It is being set up in co-

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UAE's unequal development a challenge: UNDP

Economic disparities between the seven-member UAE are slowing the development of the country, the UN Development Program (UNDP) said on Thursday. In an interview, Elissar Sarrouh, UNDP resident representative, said those gaps showed the ne

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