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07 Mar 2014
This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discussion on the next global development agenda intensifies, there is strong momentum for achieving development with equity, including by eradicating gender inequality and empowering women and girls.
15 Jan 2014
Sima Bahous: How neighbouring countries are responding to the Syria crisis: Resilience, stabilization & solidarity
I am pleased to welcome you to this important event in my capacity as Chair of Arab States/Middle East and North Africa Regional United Nations Development Group (R-UNDG). Today we will be presented with an overview of the National Response Plans of the Governments of Jordan and Lebanon to the Syrian refugee crisis, a crisis that continues to become more and more pronounced as a story of unspeakable human tragedy.
28 Nov 2013
Helen Clark: Speech at Launch of UNDP Regional Bureau of Arab State Report on “Water Governance in the Arab Region: managing scarcity and securing the future”
For sustainable and equitable access to improved water and sanitation services to be achieved, the Report launched today emphasizes the need to focus not only on increasing the supply of water, but also on promoting its efficient use and allocation. Accordingly, the Report argues that much greater attention must be placed on water governance and management
03 Nov 2013
Sima Bahous: Opening Remarks at the Meeting of Regional United Nations Development Group – Arab States/ MENA and Partner Countries
Members of the Arab States Regional United Nations Development Group met yesterday, together with colleagues from the World Bank, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, and the Resident Coordinators for Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and of course Jordan. Enjoying the hospitality of Amman, we came together to discuss our approaches for supporting people, communities and States under stress as a result of the Syria conflict.
02 Nov 2013
Sima Bahous: Remarks at the Meeting of Regional United Nations Development Group – Arab States/ MENA
I appreciate the flexibility of my colleagues and friends in the Regional United Nations Development Group (UNDG) in finding a new time for this meeting and for agreeing to meet on a Saturday. I acknowledge our guests at this meeting, in particular Margot Ellis, Nigel Fisher and Ferid Belhaj. We also have with us today the UN Resident Coordinators for Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.
02 Nov 2013
Sima Bahous: Outcome Statement from the Meeting of Regional United Nations Development Group – Arab States/ MENA
I want to sincerely thank all of you for the rich discussions we had, for your constructive comments on both sessions of the meeting. I am grateful for your commitment to move towards a more effective coordination mechanism to address the challenges of the Syrian Crisis and its spill-over
01 Oct 2013
Good Afternoon. I am pleased to be here. I come from a region, and I represent a Region that is in crisis today. I also come and represent a UN Agency, UNDP, that is doing its utmost to help the region in its quest for democracy and human dignity. I will start with Syria and its spillover effect — the most immediate challenge.
25 Sep 2013
I thank His Excellency, HRH Prince Saud Al Faisal, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for hosting this meeting and for the leadership of Saudi Arabia in co-chairing the Friends of Yemen. My thanks also go to the United Kingdom for so ably supporting the transition in Yemen, and to His Excellency Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for their support to Yemen and the excellent cooperation between the UN and the Office of the GCC Secretariat in Yemen.
23 Sep 2013
It is an honor to welcome you to the launch of the 2013 Arab Millennium Development Goals Report. At the outset I wish to thank all of those who have worked on this high-quality report, namely the colleagues from the League of Arab States, the Members of the Regional Coordination Mechanism and the Regional United Nations Development Group, and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) who have labored to release such an accurate and insightful report amid such a dynamic and also difficult context. Special thanks are in order to ESCWA for their overall coordination of the important exercise.
17 Sep 2013
Sima Bahous: Remarks at the European Parliament - Perspectives for Arab States under the current crisis in the region
Good Afternoon. I am pleased to be here. I come from a region, and I represent a Region that is in Crisis today. I also come and represent a UN agency, UNDP that is doing its utmost to help the region in its quest for Democracy and human dignity.
25 Jun 2013
Sima Bahous: Remarks on the Occasion of the Regional Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014
Regional UNDG Statement on the Occasion of the Regional Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014: Development Challenges and Population Dynamics in a Changing Arab Region
02 May 2013
Rebeca Grynspan: Remarks on the Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP and the Islamic Development Bank Group / Islamic Trade Finance Corporation
Remarks for Rebeca Grynspan UN Under Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator . On the Occasion of the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP and the Islamic Development Bank Group / Islamic Trade Finance Corporation - Aid for Trade Initiative for Arab States
10 Apr 2013
Helen Clark speech at the Arab Development Forum, second regional consultation on the post-2015 global development agenda
10 Apr 2013
Opening Session of Sima Bahous, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of Regional Bureau forArab States, United Nations Development Programme - Arab Development Forum – Priorities for the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
09 Apr 2013
Welcoming remarks by Sima Bahous, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of Regional Bureau for Arab States, United Nations Development Programme Chair of Regional United Nations Development Group for the Arab States and Middle East and North Africa Region
07 Apr 2013
Opening Remarks of Sima Bahous, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of Regional Bureau forArab States, United Nations Development Programme
07 Apr 2013
Speech at the Opening of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States Cluster Meeting Amman, Jordan, 7 April 2013.
19 Mar 2013
Opening Ceremony Speech Jordan Ryan – Director BCPR/ASG - Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction – Aqaba, Jordan
- Benabdessalam Hadda, 24, was lifted from unemployment by a Japan-funded programme in Algeria. She now works as a psychologist for an NGO in the north-central part of the country. Photo: UNDP/Nabil Zenati JICA JICA PR JICA Tokyo International Center http://on.undp.org/w4j4r 19 hours ago
- أطلقت حكومة اليابان وبرنامج الأمم المتحدة الإنمائي هذا الاسبوع المرحلة الثالثة من مبادرة كبرى لدعم التحول في المنطقة العربية، وتوسيع الشراكة الإستراتجية لتشمل 14 دولة عربية بالإضافة العراق ولبنان وفلسطين. ويركز برنامجنا بالشراكة مع اليابان على القضايا الأكثر أهمية في كل دولة. نحن ممتنون لحكومة وشعب اليابان على دعمهم الذي يأتي في الوقت المناسب والمهم جداً. JICA Tokyo International Center JICA PR http://on.undp.org/vNAiz 15 April AT 05:01 AM
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