Making a Difference: EU-UNDP Partnership in the Arab States Region


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Making a Difference: EU-UNDP Partnership in the Arab States Region

March 15, 2022

The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have jointly championed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a global plan of action for “people, planet and prosperity.”

With only a decade left to meet its commitments to eradicate poverty, build social cohesion and strengthen universal peace, the EU-UNDP partnership is needed now more than ever for this Decade of Action. The European Commission’s passing of the Green Deal reflects Europe’s commitment to sustainability as the cornerstone of their Union and presents its development vision for the Arab States, a part of the world prone to climate risks. In a geographic area beleaguered by conflict, and where citizens sometimes lack faith in authorities, it is only through a strong commitment to partnership and cooperation that the region can turn its human development challenges into inclusive, community-owned change.

The partnership spans 14 countries and encompasses 58 joint actions resulting in a total investment of €600 million since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. 

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Regions and Countries