European and Arab partners discuss development challenges and priorities across the Arab region

2016 Arab Human Development Report highlights the important role of youth in achieving the development goals in the region The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Commission (EC) and the EastWest Institute (EWI) discussed today the development challenges and priorities in the Arab region, in...

Lack of funding putting help for Syrian refugees and hosts at risk, as Brussels Syria Conference set to open

As the ‘Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region’ opens, UNHCR and UNDP – on behalf of the 240 international and national partners and the host governments in the region – are extremely concerned by the current low funding levels of the response to help millions of Syrian refugees...

In Brussels, support for Roma integration gets a boost

The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank (WB) and the Council of Europe (CoE) launched today three new projects to support Roma integration in the Western Balkans and Turkey. The UNDP and the World Bank will carry out a survey covering important aspects of...

International Film Festival raises awareness about the global development goals

The European Union and the United Nations are supporting its 9th edition Seventy-five documentaries from all over the world will be screened during the 2017 edition of the Millenium International Documentary Film Festival, which starts today in Brussels. “One of the key objectives of the Millenium Festival is to...

World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report

Millions of people are not benefiting from progress, with the gap set to widen unless deep-rooted development barriers, including discrimination and unequal political participation, are tackled. A quarter-century of impressive human development progress continues to leave many people behind, with systemic, often...

Renewed commitment and a sub-regional approach needed for peace and stability in Central Africa, says UNDP

Brussels--Persistent insecurity and fragility in the Central African sub-region can only be addressed if national and regional actors, as well as international partners, prioritize peacebuilding and development of border areas, boost citizen’s engagement and participation, and improve governance indicators and...

EU and UNDP to support millions of Iraqis in liberated areas get back on their feet

The European Union (EU) has contributed around US$14.8 million (€14 million) to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).   Based on priorities identified by the Government of Iraq and local...

EU and UNDP discuss ways to advance the development goals in the Caribbean

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a unique opportunity to the Caribbean countries to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable people and boost resilience, said UNDP during a dialogue with the European Union on the Caribbean. According to UNDP’s Caribbean Human Development Report 2016, the...

UNDP, Council of Europe Development Bank to boost Development Goals in Europe

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) today agreed to extend their cooperation for another five years, aiming to scale up their support for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Southeastern Europe, Turkey, Moldova and Georgia. The...

European Commission, UNDP to help enhance resilience to disasters in South-east Europe

The European Commission (EC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched an initiative to increase disaster prevention in cities across seven countries and territories in the Western Balkans. The two-year project, to be implemented by UNDP in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the...

EU-UNDP initiative supports equal access to employment for Roma and Egyptians in Albania

EU-UNDP initiative supports equal access to employment for Roma and Egyptians in Albania Zymyle Seferi, a 23 years old young Egyptian never gave up her dream of becoming a midwife. She lost her father when she was one month old. She was brought up by her mother. Together with her older sister, they lived in...