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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…  


Lack of funding putting help for Syrian refugees and hosts at risk, as Brussels Syria Conference set to open

The primary regional appeal and strategy calls for $4.63bn to continue delivering vital protection and assistance for refugees and host communities. To date – only $433m of the amount requested has…  


Brussels conference on Syria: Placing resilience at the forefront of the international response

The 2016 London Conference on Supporting Syria and the Region drew world leaders from around the globe and raised more than US$10 billion dollars in pledges to address one of the largest,…  




UNDP and IBM join forces to develop tech skills of Africa’s young workforce

IBM is investing $70 million in building much-needed digital, cloud, and cognitive IT skills to help support a 21st century workforce in Africa. With UNDP support, IBM's newly launched initiative –…  


Resilience despite of the losses in Syria

Six years into the crisis in Syria, during which many lives have changed and many families have faced displacement, hunger, and fear. Despite his young age, Motasem has experienced very harsh…  

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