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  • 29 Sep 2013
    UNDP Jordan launches with Ruwwad for Development its programme on microbusinesses and entrepreneurial initiatives to help reduce unemployment in Jordan

    Dr. Zena Ali-Ahmad, UNDP Jordan Country Director, and Mr Fadi Ghandour, Founder and Chairman of Ruwwad for Development and Ruwwad Micro Venture Fund, signed a cooperation agreement that aims to address youth unemployment through microbusiness creation and development.

  • 19 Aug 2013
    UNDP Supports the Establishment of One Stop Shop Agreement in Al Tafileh Labor Directorate

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Labor (MOL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Monday, to establish a One Stop Shop in Al Tafileh Labor Directorate Employment Section and offer training for the staff to manage and operate the center.

  • 14 Aug 2013
    Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP and Ministry of Municipal Affairs to help support host communities in Mafraq and Irbid

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs on Wednesday 7 August 2013. The MOU aims at enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of basic municipal services provided in the host community, including solid waste management services.

  • 02 Jul 2013
    Arab think tanks help change public policy options in transition countries

    ‘Reform-oriented knowledge amid political transitions: The role of think tanks in supporting policy dialogue and consensus building’ forum held in Amman, 2 – 4 July 2013 is organised by the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre and the Foundation for the Future.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    UNDP Jordan supports Jordan’s Food Security Strategy

    UNDP Jordan has participated in “The National Agriculture Conference 2013: Opportunities and Challenges” on Monday July 1st 2013.

  • 30 Jun 2013
    Jordan Launches the National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2013-2017

    Prime Minister, Dr. Abduallah Nsour has launched the new national anti-corruption strategy 2013-2017

  • 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.

  • 14 May 2013
    Launching the Climate Change Policy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

    His Excellency Eng. Ahmad Al Qatarneh, Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment, stated in his opening remarks “This policy is considered the first of its kind in the field of climate change in the Middle East, as the policy is developed through a national consultation process led by the Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the National Energy Research Center and the United Nations Development Programme as part of the “Developing policy-relevant capacity for implementation of the Global Environmental Conventions in Jordan (CB2)”project.”

  • 29 Apr 2013
    Princess Sumaya University for Technology and Higher Council for Youth sign an agreement

    In 2012, UNDP and the Higher Council for Youth started the implementation of the Youth Participation in Local Governance project.

  • 10 Apr 2013
    Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah opens Arab Post – 2015 Forum in Amman

    Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah opened today the regional Arab Development Forum in Jordan launched by the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) as part of the worldwide UN led consultations on the global development agenda beyond 2015, when the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire.

  • 09 Apr 2013
    UNDP Knowledge Exchange Exhibition

    Showcasing UNDP’s achievements on ground in the Arab states, UNDP organized a Knowledge Exchange Exhibit

  • 04 Apr 2013
    UN development official Helen Clark to visit Jordan to discuss development priorities in the Arab Region

    The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Chair of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), Helen Clark arrives in Amman on 7 April 2013, on her first official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

  • 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.

  • 13 Mar 2013
    Post 2015 Development Agenda and Economic Growth

    The “UNDP-ILO Consultation on Employment and Decent Work in the Context of the Post 2015 Debate in Jordan” is one in a series of events that are organized at the regional and national levels to launch and widely disseminate the regional ILO/UNDP report “Rethinking Economic Growth towards Productive and Inclusive Arab Societies”.

  • 11 Mar 2013
    Private Sector’s vital role in the Post 2015 Development Agenda

    Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme organized a meeting within the context of the Post 2015 Agenda National Consultations for Jordan on the 11th of March 2013 at the Business Forum at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University.

  • 13 Feb 2013
    Graduation Ceremony for the trainees of the Youth Employment Generation Programme

    nder the patronage of the Ministry of Labor and Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, The United Nations Development Programme organized a graduation ceremony for the second group of trainees of the “Youth Employment Generation Programme in Arab Transition Countries - Jordan Component” funded by the Government of Japan, on Wednesday 13th February 2013 at the Al Hussein Youth City.

  • 19 Nov 2012
    UNDP organized a National Conference entitled “Youth Employment”

    Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Nidal Qatamin, Minister of Labour, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with the Government of Jordan organized a two day National Conference entitled “Youth Employment: “Challenges and Opportunities” at the Landmark Hotel during the period between 17-18 December 2012.

  • 18 Oct 2012
    Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling project

    UNDP project ” Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling’’ organised an event about discussing the technical market assessment of the upcoming energy efficiency regulations and their impact on the commercial sector.

  • 12 Sep 2012
    Launching of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2013-2017 for Jordan

  • 19 Dec 2011
    United Nations Global Compact Awareness Workshop

    A Global Compact Awareness Seminar was held on Monday, December 19th at UNDP premises. Ms. Majida Al Assaf, the poverty Analyst at the UNDP gave the opening speech and Mr. Walid Naji, the Regional Network Manager - MENA and Europe at the Global Compact office, presented the attendees with an overview of the initiative and how different entities: private sector, civil society, educational institutions can be part of this global initiative .In addition he gave a session on reporting and the main topics for presenting a Communication on Progress report. Current members in the local network also gave presentations; Mr. Raji Hattar the Chief Sustainability & Compliance Officer at Aramex gave a presentation on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), its role in supporting development in the country. Ms.Yasmeen Al Habra from Naouri Group gave a presentation on Naouri Group achievements regarding the Global Compact and their activities as members. With more than 5,200 participating businesses in over than 130 countries, the Global Compact is the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative. There are currently 32 members from Jordan including leading companies such as Aramex, Naouri Group, Jordan Aviation, Royal Jordanian, Idea JWT and others