Learn more


Arab states step up response to coronavirus

Almost all nations are taking precautions by closing borders, schools, and public places.  


Endurance athlete Michael Haddad announces “North Pole Walk for Climate Action”

UNDP Goodwill Ambassador for Arab States Michael Haddad will attempt the extraordinary feat of walking 100 kilometres across the North Pole. His ambition: to focus attention on the devastating impact…  


Climate leadership in one of the most challenging corners of the world

What the Arab States are doing to create a sustainable future.  


Helping the global south to help itself

More than 1,000 representatives of government, the private sector, and civil society are meeting in Argentina for the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation.  


UNDP and United Arab Emirates partner to bring new talent into the development field

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and UNDP signed a new Memorandum of Understanding today that will allow UAE nationals to join the agency as full-time staff under a Junior Professional Officer Program.  


Helen Clark: Speech at the Private Sector Platform Launch at the World Green Economy Organisation

Dubai International Financial Centre - Dubai, United Arab Emirates  


Helen Clark: Speech at the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development (DIHAD) Conference

More than 1.4 billion people now live in areas affected by fragility. In the UN Secretary-General’s report for the World Humanitarian Summit, that number is projected to grow to 1.9 billion by 2030.…  



UNDP Around the world