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  • 29 May 2014
    The Government of Yemen and the United Nations sign the Peacebuilding Priority Plan for Yemen worth $12 million

    The Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, His Excellency Mohammed al Saadi, the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr. Paolo Lembo, and a representative of the Office of the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General, Mr. Niels Guenther, today signed the Peacebuilding Priority Plan and five initial projects.

  • 27 May 2014
    UNDP Iraq inaugurates its new office in Basrah

    Basrah – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, officially inaugurated UNDP’s sub-office for southern Iraq in Basra. Held at the premises of sub-office, the inauguration ceremony was attended by local officials and civil society leaders, including the Chief Justice of the Basra Appellate Court, the Head of the Police Force in Basra, the Head of the Development Committee of the Basra Provincial Council, and members of the Provincial Council.

  • 26 May 2014
    Funded by the government of Saudi Arabia UNDP raffles off 350 housing units to families in Gaza

    Gaza - With funding from the Government of Saudi Arabia, 350 families are the proud owners of houses handed over to them by UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People in cooperation with the Municipalities of Rafah and Beit Lahia and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.

  • 22 May 2014
    Integrating environmental considerations into the industrial sector

    Under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Environment, Mr. Mohammed Al Mashnouk, and Minister of Industry, Dr. Hussein Hajj Hassan, the Ministries of Environment and Industry have held along with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) a conference to announce the partnership on “Updating and completing the industries’ database” on Wednesday 21st, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Conference Hall at the Ministry of Environment.

  • 21 May 2014
    UNDP and CCCPA sign a project to improve peace and stability in Africa

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP signed today the second phase of support to the Cairo Centre for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA), funded by the Government of Japan. The project document was signed by UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Anita Nirody; Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister for International Cooperation for Development Ambassador Omar Abou Aich, Director of the CCCPA Counsellor Ashraf Swelam.

  • 21 May 2014
    Crafting South Kordofan’s sirst locality development plan

    South Kordofan- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with South Kordofan state ministries and local authorities have kick started recently South Kordofan’s first ever Five Year Locality Development Plan. The plan aims to provide a roadmap for South Kordofan’s future social services by selecting as a pilot project Al Reef AlShargi locality.

  • 19 May 2014
    Funded by Japan and implemented by UNDP Beit Jala girls school celebrates the opening of its new building

    Bethlehem – Today marked an important step forward for girls in the Beit Jala School as they celebrated the inauguration of their new building in the Bethlehem Governorate of the West Bank. The school was funded by the Government of Japan and implemented by UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, and the Municipalities of Bethlehem and Beit Jala.

  • 15 May 2014
    UNDP and UN Women sign a USD 29.5 million agreement with the Palestinian Ministries of Justice and Interior

    Ramallah - In a concerted effort to strengthen the rule of law and improve access to justice across the occupied Palestinian territory, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Interior, UN Women and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People signed a USD 29.5 million agreement to support the establishment of a viable Palestinian state solidly based on the rule of law, human rights and justice.

  • 12 May 2014
    Study on women's roles in private sectors

    Nairobi - Although women make up over 60% of business owners in Somalia, they severely lack equal participation and representation in government and the private sector. Despite these obstacles, women across Somalia are challenging traditional barriers to representation and leadership in the private sector, according to a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) study on the Role of Women in the Private Sector in Somalia presented today in Nairobi.

  • 08 May 2014
    Launch of the national energy efficiency awareness campaign

    The National Center for Energy Research (NERC) / Royal Scientific Society (RSS) launched yesterday the National Awareness Campaign with the support and partnership of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to promote the use of the energy efficiency label of household electric appliances.

  • 07 May 2014
    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Deputy Regional Director for Arab States and Resident Representative in Yemen visit officials in Aden and inaugurate UNDP Sub-Office in Aden

    Mr Mourad Wahba, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Deputy Regional Director for Arab States and Mr Paolo Lembo, Resident Representative visited on 7 May the Port city of Aden, accompanied by Ms. Mikiko Tanaka, Country Director. Their visit aimed at meeting with Governorate officials, to get briefings from Land Claims Settlements and Dismissals and Forced Retirement commissions, while also looking at longer term development solutions such as youth employment.

  • 28 Apr 2014
    UNV holds the first Regional Youth Volunteering Forum and opens dialogue on youth volunteering in the Arab region

    Marrakesh, Morocco – The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is organizing the first Regional Youth Volunteering Forum, in Marrakesh, on 29 and 30 April, bringing together partners from the public sphere, civil society and youth to strengthen the dialogue on youth volunteering in the Arab region.

  • 14 Apr 2014
    UNDP and Japan Expand Partnership for a Better Future in the Arab World

    New York —The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this week launched the third phase of a major initiative in support of transition in the Arab States region, expanding the partnership to cover 14 countries with the addition of Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine.

  • 09 Apr 2014
    UNDP and Kuwait Expand Partnership for Response to Syria Crisis

    New York —The State of Kuwait this week contributed US$2.5 million towards UNDP’s emergency support in Syria and neighboring countries.

  • 07 Apr 2014
    Regional coordination essential for effective crisis mitigation in the Arab region

    Amman – Crisis response officials from 20 Arab countries started in Amman today meetings of the first regional conference “Towards a Crisis Response Network in the Arab Region.” Over two days, the conference discusses means to enhance the regional architecture for crisis management in order to link and strengthen national institutions, operating procedures, and capacities in early warning and crisis response.

  • 06 Apr 2014
    UNDP launches its first-ever regional project to support Arab Women’s Participation in the Public Sphere, “Mosharaka”

    Amman – At the close of a 2-day consultation that brought together key women’s-rights stakeholders and activists from around the Arab region, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched its new regional project, “Mosharaka” –Arabic for participation. The project galvanizes efforts of government institutions, civil society–especially women-based organizations, human rights councils, the private sector, the League of Arab States and several UN agencies, to foster inclusive participation of Arab women in public life, including the political, economic and social spheres.

  • 06 Apr 2014
    A new project to support peace and development in Yemen

    Sana'a - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Yemen (GoY) signed a new project to support increasing citizen participation in peace, development planning and policy development, as well as reintegrating marginalized groups into development sphere with much focus to youth and women.

  • 03 Apr 2014
    As Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Reach the One Million Mark, UNDP and the UK Department for International Development Boost Cooperation in Support of Host Communities

    New York –Today according to UNHCR estimates the number of refugees who have fled Syria and registered in Lebanon has surpassed the milestone of one million, leaving the country to Syria’s west with the highest population of refugees-per-capita worldwide.

  • 01 Apr 2014
    Women pivotal to bringing lasting peace to countries in conflict

    Amman - Women activists from 11 countries across the Arab region convened today to identify means to support women’s participation in peace making and ensure women’s protection from all forms of violence during times of conflict and emergency.

  • 01 Apr 2014
    The world celebrates first ever International Day on Sport for Development and Peace

    The UN General Assembly has declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Created at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee and officially announced at the United Nations headquarters last August, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace promotes the role of sport as a tool at the service of society and a universal tool for peace.