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Micro animal husbandry brings self-sufficiency to poor communities in Jordan

  “With his reassurance, I accepted the goats willingly and was excited about the idea of raising them,” says Dina.    Dina’s family was chosen from amongst hundreds of other poor families to benefit from this UNDP-supported joint food and nutritional Security programme, which address more

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Implementation of phase 1 of a comprehensive Poly Chlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) management system in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Carry out Technical Training Workshop. (In reference to Component 2 of improving PCB inventory and technical capacity for Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of PCBs equipment & materials). As part of a Environmentally Sound Management of PCBs equipment and materials, a technical training wor more

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Jordan to become first Arab country free of minefields

Today, Jordan marked a historical milestone. It is the first country in the Middle East to meet the deadline set by the Ottawa Mine-Ban Treaty and declare itself free of minefields. The Northern Border Clearance Project, which celebrated its completion today, succeeded in clearing an estimated 136,0 more

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Jordan’s First Youth Innovation Camp to develop an online game on local governance

  Youth Participation in Local Governance is a UNDP project of support implemented by the Higher Council for Youth (HCY) in partnership with UN Volunteers (UNV). The objective of this project is to increase youth political participation and civic engagement in local governance through multiple more

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Saving the corals

The most significant feature of Jordan’s marine environment is the coral reef ecosystems. Reefs in Jordan are among the most threatened in the Red Sea because they are shallow, easily accessible, and adjacent to a major population and industrial centre. Following the recommendations made by the Aqab more

Youth Employment Project Phase I

Reem Khaza'ila is a 24 years old student from Mafraq Governorate in northern Jordan, where poverty rate and high unemployment deprive young people of the opportunity to fully participate in the life of the community and have productive lives. Reem was selected for the internship programme (training more

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Young Jordanians contribute to designing an online game on local governance

  In an effort to engage young people in local governance, The United Nations Development Programme and the Higher Council for Youth teamed up with Princess Sumaya University for Technology, to develop an online game on local governance.   The aim of this game is to increase awareness amon more

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