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20 Feb 2014
Doha – Developing countries of the South are taking greater control of their development future as the world debates a new global development agenda that will shape the 21st century, concluded delegates to the “First Arab States Regional South-South Development Expo,” which concluded today in the Qatari capital, Doha.
19 Feb 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark wrapped up a two day visit to the occupied Palestinian territories today which focused on development priorities there and how UNDP could support them.
18 Feb 2014
Doha – The “First Arab States Regional South-South Development Expo” opened today in the Qatari capital, Doha. The Expo is the first ever forum in the Arab region seeking to study successful development solutions from the global South and possibilities for their replication and scaling up, and to strengthen the exchange of tangible solutions and experiences between countries of the South and the Arab region in response to common development challenges.
16 Feb 2014
Ramallah - The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Business Women Forum-Palestine (BWF), today launched a new project to empower Palestinian women business owners and help build capacity to ensure that they are better enabled to sell their goods and services.
11 Feb 2014
Sana’a - The Government of Yemen and the United Nations Development Programme in Yemen launched today the findings of a comprehensive multidimensional livelihoods assessment in conflict affected areas of Abyan, Amran, Hajjah and Taiz Governorates.
09 Feb 2014
Sana’a - Signaling greater international cooperation for the transitional period and the electoral processes that are its backbone, the United Nations Development Programme and the French Government on Sunday formally signed an agreement that would contribute some US$ 406,620 to Yemen’s new voter registry.
29 Jan 2014
New York– A sustained reduction in inequality requires a shift to more inclusive growth patterns – supported by redistributive polices and changes in social norms – says a report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.
28 Jan 2014
Khartoum - The Government of Sudan, The India, Brazil and South Africa Facility for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation (IBSA Fund) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) endorsed today a USD 1,300,000 project for the creation of youth employment opportunities in Sudan.
15 Jan 2014
Kuwait City– United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Chair of the Arab States/Middle East and North Africa Regional United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Sima Bahous appealed to the international community to scale-up investment in national development processes to mitigate the impact of the Syria crisis on neighbouring countries. Bahous made her appeal at a special event organized today in Kuwait City, within the framework of the Kuwait II International Pledging Conference for Syria.
09 Jan 2014
Amman - The Host Communities Support Platform (HCSP), chaired by the Minister of Planning, H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Saif convened a meeting on Thursday 9th January 2014 to endorse the Government’s National Resilience Plan (NRP). The NRP provides a strategic framework for Jordan’s response to the impact of the Syria crisis, with a focus on supporting Jordanian host communities in the most affected areas of the Kingdom.
08 Jan 2014
Partners discuss UNDP’s US$166 Million Resilience-based Development Response to the crisis in Syria and neighbouring Countries
Amman – Development partners from 18 countries and the EU meeting in Amman today agreed that the Kuwait II Pledging Conference for Syria, slated for 15 January 2014, should encompass support for critical development efforts to compliment the humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria and its spill over impacts on neighbouring countries. The meeting which brought together partners with long-standing experience and knowledge of the region and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Directors from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey endorsed UNDP’s Resilience-based Development Response in support of people and communities affected by the Syrian crisis in the five countries.
28 Dec 2013
A study released this week warned of a marginal risk on buildings, roads and infrastructure components in the Petra region due to the anticipated level of seismic hazard in the area, in addition to potential risk in case of flash floods, landslides and rock slides in certain locations.
24 Dec 2013
The UNDP's Acting Resident Representative Mr. Mahamed Hassen and Mr. Anders Frankenberg, Head of MENA Unit of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) signed a Cost Sharing Agreement through which the SIDA will donate SEK 14,000,000 ($ 2,1 million, approximately) to support the Implementation of Transitional Justice Project in Yemen.
24 Dec 2013
Tripoli, Libya- The United Nations Development programme and the authority of historical cities of Libya- Ministry of Local Government signed a project document on December 23, 2013to launch income generating activities through the rehabilitation of old historical cities in Libya.
19 Dec 2013
Khartoum - Sudan’s first-ever National Human Development Report (NHDR) launched today representing a significant milestone in Sudan’s path towards advancing human development.
12 Dec 2013
Cairo, Egypt – In the occasion of International Volunteer Day, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has launched a report gathering findings, perceptions and recommendations on youth volunteerism in Arab states, as part of its regional project, Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future.
11 Dec 2013
Algiers – Temporary special measures, including different forms of “quotas,” are still needed in the Arab region to guarantee women’s representation in major legislative and governance bodies, in enough numbers to influence decision making, agreed over 450 participants in the international Conference on “Effective and Sustainable Participation of Women in Elected Assemblies,” which concluded two days of deliberations in Algiers today.
01 Dec 2013
Sana’a – A signing ceremony took place at United Nations Development Programme office in Sana’a between the Global Environmental Facility, Small Grant Programme (GEF-SGP) and five Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) from Socotra to implement specific interventions to address environmental challenges in their localities.
28 Nov 2013
Manama – Water challenges must be addressed if the Arab region is to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, attain prosperity, and reach a future of sustainable human development, says a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report launched today in Bahrain. Addressing water challenges now can also help strengthen resilience by managing the risk of potential crises that could result from inaction: such as unplanned migration, economic collapse, or regional conflict, according to the report entitled: “Water Governance in the Arab Region: Managing Scarcity and Securing the Future.”
25 Nov 2013
UNDP presents "Municipal Needs Assessment" Report in support to the Jordanian communities hosting Syrian refugees
During a meeting chaired by HE the Minister of Municipalities Affairs, Eng. Wlid Almasri, and attended by the Country Director of UNDP, Ms. Zena Ali Ahmad, and the Director of the Local Development Directorate at the Ministry of Interior,The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented a Municipal Needs Assessment Report, conducted in Mafraq and Irbid Governorates from August to November 2013.
- توجه الأمم المتحدة والشركاء اليوم نداءاً رئيسياً جديداً من أجل المساعدة الإنسانية والإنمائية، يطلب تمويلاً يربو على 8.4 بلايين دولار من أجل مساعدة ما يقارب 18 مليون شخص في سوريا وفي المنطقة كلها في عام 2015. ويتضمن النداء عنصرين رئيسيين هما: توفير الدعم لأكثر من 12 مليون من النازحين والأشخاص المتضررين من النزاع داخل سوريا، وتلبية احتياجات ملايين اللاجئين السوريين في المنطقة والبلدان والمجتمعات المحلية التي تستضفيهم. ولأول مرة، يتضمن نداء عام 2015 والذي تم عرضه على المانحين في اجتماع عُقد في برلين، جوانب إنمائية رئيسية إضافة إلى أخرى تلبي الاحتياجات الإنسانية لإنقاذ الأرواح، في أكبر أزمة نزوح يشهدها العالم. http://on.undp.org/G5S71 http://on.undp.org/G5XmX about an hour ago
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