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Partnership for jobs and livelihoods amid complex crises

Over 5.5 million registered Syrian refugees reside in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. The prolonged and escalated crisis has deeply impacted the livelihoods of refugees, the internally…  


UN Shows Strong Support for Economic Stability in Lebanon

One month before Lebanon holds its first parliamentary elections in nearly a decade, the United Nations called for continued international support for Lebanon’s political and economic stability,…  


Development in Eastern Europe

Opening remarks on the Development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia  


‘Speak your mind’ to prevent conflict

Seven years into the Syrian crisis and with almost a million Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon, a country of 6 million inhabitants, surveys show that fatigue is rising in host communities.  


UN chiefs call for stepped-up support for vulnerable Syrians, refugees and host communities, amid escalating violence inside Syria

UN chiefs call for stepped-up support for vulnerable Syrians, refugees and host communities, amid escalating violence inside Syria  


UN and partners launch plan to support over five million Syrian refugees and countries hosting them

United Nations Agencies and NGO partners today released the 2018 Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), a USD 4.4 billion plan designed to support over five  


World Youth Forum

Speech at World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt  


UN agencies and Microsoft join hands to create jobs for communities affected by the Syria crisis

United Nations agencies and Microsoft today signed an agreement to work together to create jobs for communities affected by the Syria crisis. Since the start of the conflict more than six years ago,…  


Helen Clark: Statement at High-Level Segment on Supporting the Region and the Refugees – Implementation of London Commitments and the Way Ahead

The magnitude of the Syria crisis is well known to all present. More than six years from its onset, the numbers of internally displaced persons and refugees amount to about half of Syria’s population,…  


Helen Clark: Speech at High-Level Side Event – Supporting the Resilience of the Host Countries and Refugees in the Context of the Syria Crisis

With the Syria crisis now in its seventh year, the search for durable solutions for refugees, internally displaced people, and host communities is critically important. Employment creation is central…  

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