Japan and the Arab States: Partners for Development18 Oct 2013
"Over the past decades, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan have developed an important partnership, anchored in the belief that without peace, security and stability in the Arab region, the advancement of human well-being cannot be achieved. Together, we have worked to ensure a balanced approach to better the livelihoods of men, women and children in the Arab states. ...
Whether we empower women to participate in nation-building like Libya and Yemen, or we facilitate the inclusion of former combatants and warlords into productive communities such as the village of Mazmoun in Sudan, or whether we educate the young on climate change and energy efficient lifestyles like our work in the oasis of Tafilalet in Morocco, together we strive to harness the wealth of human energy and high hopes that this region has to offer. You will see these stories illustrated in this publication."
— Sima Bahous, Assistant UN Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Arab States