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  • 08 Jan 2014
    In the lead-up to Kuwait II Pledging Conference for Syria: Partners discuss UNDP’s US$166 Million Resilience-based Development Response to the crisis in Syria and neighbouring Countries

    Amman – Development partners from 18 countries and the EU meeting in Amman today agreed that the Kuwait II Pledging Conference for Syria, slated for 15 January 2014, should encompass support for critical development efforts to compliment the humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria and its spill over impacts on neighbouring countries. The meeting which brought together partners with long-standing experience and knowledge of the region and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Directors from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey endorsed UNDP’s Resilience-based Development Response in support of people and communities affected by the Syrian crisis in the five countries.

  • 23 May 2013
    Reducing Disaster Risk and Building Resilient Communities – The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

    The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 19-23 May 2013, Geneva, is now the world′s foremost gathering of governments and professionals committed to reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations.

  • 19 Mar 2013
    Arab States Seek Agreement on Reducing Risk

    Aqaba – More than 250 Representatives from the Arab States region gather today in Jordan for three days to agree on a common Arab position on the region’s input to the international framework for disaster risk reduction which will be agreed at the 2015 World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The 1st Arab Regional Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is being held under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of the Royal Scientific Society.