UNDP & Japan Strategic Partnership

A Partnership for growth, peace and stability

Over the past decades, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan have developed an important partnership, anchored in the belief that without peace, security and stability in the Arab region, the advancement of human well-being cannot be achieved.

In 2013, UNDP and the Government of Japan marked two decades of cooperation to promote development in Africa through the Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD). Nine UNDP offices in the Arab region are located in Africa and have benefited from this partnership. more

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Facts and Figures

In 2012 & 2013 Japan devoted US$80.43 million in resources to fund UNDP Projects in the Arab States.

Focus Areas

Boosting Economic Growth

Boosting economic growth

Securing livelihoods and ensuring access to education and healthcare services have been at the centre of UNDP’s mission to reduce poverty around the world. In the more

Building Inclusive Societies

Building inclusive societies

In the wake of the series of popular uprisings that have swept the Arab region over the past two years, UNDP responded to the urgent call more

Ensuring Human Security

Ensuring human security

More than any other phenomenon, conflicts in the Arab region have stripped people, communities and countries of the choices they need to build better lives for more

Managing Resources for Sustainability

Managing resources for sustainability

The Arab region is home to nine of the world’s ten most waterscarce countries. With the impact of climate change and rising sea levels on coastal more

Our Stories

  • Yousef El Mughrabi in his new job as Deputy Director of Ma'an Tourism. After a UNDP-supported training programme helped him secure an internship there, he distinguished himself and was offered a job. (Photo: UNDP Jordan)

    Employment programme gives hope to new graduates in Jordan
    Story from Jordan

    Like many other young students of his age in Jordan, Yousef El Mughrabi, 23, was full of dreams and plans for his future. Living in Ma’an, more

  • I am from South Kordofan: A community member participates in a peacebuilding drama group in Dilling, South Kordofan State in August 2012 (Photo credit: SUDIA).

    Mobilizing efforts for peace in Sudan
    peace building in Sudan

    In a dusty side road in the big city of Omdurman, “Mama” Aisha Juma has carved out her niche. What started as a small childcare more

  • A 3,000 cubic metres water tank is now serving more than 50,000 residents of Rafah in the occupied Palestinian territory. (UNDP PAPP)

    Provding safe water in Gaza
    safe water in Gaza

    Rafah, occupied Palestinian territory—Water is scarce in the occupied Palestinian territory and present supplies barely meet the needs of the Palestinian people. Over 13 percent of more

Video: Job Creation in Social Services and Public Works

UNDP Egypt has implemented a labour intensive Public Works programme together with the Social Fund for Development (SFD) since 2012. It captures how the projects changed the lives of not only the youth workers, but how they impacted the general public that greatly benefited from the new infrastructures and social services.

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Video: 3*6 Approach in Yemen

  

The Youth Economic Empowerment Project uses the 3x6 Approach to contribute to peace-building and the economic recovery process by mitigating rampant unemployment among youth in Yemen.

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Related booklet
Japan and UNDP in the Arab States: Partners for Development

In 2013, UNDP and the Government of Japan marked two decades of cooperation to promote development in Africa through the Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD). Nine UNDP offices in the Arab region are located in Africa and have benefited from this partnership.

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